Elston Vets – A friendly, happy veterinary clinic

Elston Vets clinic covers the areas of Shrewton, Tilshead Larkhill, Amesbury, Durrington, Bulford Camp, Codford and Netheravon

“William is especially grateful for the outstanding care given by Enid and her team.” 
D Watson
Elston Veterinary Clinic is a very friendly veterinary clinic in Shrewton, rural Wiltshire. Our vets treat and care for dogs, cats and other small animals as if they were our own.

Our vets and vet nurses understand the human-animal bond and always work together, with you to find the best solution to your pet’s health problems. If your pet is healthy, we strive to keep your pet that way with the best holistic approach to preventative care. 

Have you considered the benefits of joining our Healthy Pet Club? This is a great way to ensure your pet is always happy and healthy and a great way to budget and help save money on routine pet treatments such as flea, tick and worming medicines, plus dental and vet nurse treatments such as toe clipping. Read more about the club here.

Elston Veterinary Clinic - Shrewton, Wiltshire

Meet the staff at Elston Veterinary Clinic

Our veterinary staff are committed to making your pets stay with us as comfortable as possible
 

Our Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Enid Frantilla

Dr. Enid Frantilla

DVM MRCVS

Biography
I started Elston Veterinary Clinic in 1999, several years after my vet training at Washington State University. The USA system requires a period of undergraduate university study before applying to vet school, so before my veterinary qualification I received degrees in Biology and English (too long ago to mention!).
I have always been blessed with very talented staff, and all of them over the years have helped me build and shape the practice into the caring team it is today.
I love working with both dogs and cats, and the small furries, and enjoy all aspects of internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. A waggy tail or contented purr are the best rewards for me; but all my animal patients make me smile, so I could never tire of my job.
When not working I am equally happy walking or running (happiest with an animal friend) anywhere in the UK, or in mountains on most continents, though sailing, skiing, riding, cycling, plus nearly all art and music, cooking and gardening are things I also really enjoy. I could never be without an animal friend, and am grateful for all the animals I have known.
Every single one has taught me something.
Estela Birlison

Estela Birlison

MRCVS

Biography
Estela had twin girls in November 2017, who have added a new dimension to her walks in the countryside, but she is happily back at work now after her maternity leave.

Inspired by childhood pets and the good old “James Herriot” stories, I have always wanted to be a vet and I achieved my dream with my veterinary degree at Liverpool University. I moved to Wiltshire in 2010 from Monmouth, where I had previously worked in a mixed animal practice, and have settled nicely in the Wylye Valley.
I joined Elston vets in April 2017 and enjoy the ability to work in such a friendly and welcoming rural practice that also maintains high standards of care towards both patients and clients.
Having a special interest in animal behaviour, I carry this branch of medicine through into every consultation I do to ensure that our patients are as calm and relaxed as they can be when visiting us – some even quite like coming to say hello!
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and young family and our dog Echo, and I can think of no better way to spend an English summer afternoon than out walking in the Wiltshire countryside whilst socialising with friends.

Ashley Davies

Ashley Davies

Visiting Veterinary Surgeon and Veterinary Ophthalmologist | BVMedSci (hons) BVM BVS MRCVS

Biography

Ashley graduated from The University of Nottingham and worked in small animal practice in the East Midlands for 5 years before moving to Wiltshire. He started his certificate in Small Animal Veterinary Ophthalmology at a large referral animal hospital and worked at The University of Nottingham as an honorary associate lecturer.

Ashley’s main areas of clinical interest is in ophthalmology, and he can provide a comprehensive approach to canine, feline, and exotic animal eye conditions. He is also interested in complex medical conditions and helping manage the care of pets with chronic conditions.

Outside of work, Ashley lives with his partner (who is also a vet!) and their two dogs: Sid the Springer Spaniel and Eddie the French Bulldog.

 Our Veterinary Nurses

Jude Smith

Jude Smith

RVN

Anna Martin

Anna Martin

RVN

Biography

I have worked in veterinary practice for 8 years and really enjoy my job. I enjoy that every day is different and you never know what is going to walk through the door! A wag or purr from a furry friend always makes my day.

I qualified as an RVN in 2016 and have an interest in nutrition. At home I am kept very busy by my 1 year old Dalmatian Vinnie who likes to go for very, very long walks!

I also have a passion for cats and have 3 of my own who like to cause trouble!

Grace Steele

Grace Steele

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

 Our Office Staff

Julie Kirby

Julie Kirby

Office Manager

Biography
I was lucky enough to start working at Elston Veterinary Clinic in 2002 as a receptionist. I came from a retail background but always wanted to work with animals. I moved away for four years and came back to the area in 2007. Luckily I was able to come back to Elston, so I now look after the admin and sometimes cover reception. I love being around animals and thoroughly enjoy getting to know our clients and their pets.
I feel very fortunate to be part of a committed team doing something we all love.I live with my two lovely Labradors and my cat.
I spend most of my spare time doing DIY and gardening. I enjoy taking the dogs to new places and exploring all that this lovely county has to offer.
Julia Tregellas

Julia Tregellas

Practice Support Manager

Biography

I’ve long been an animal lover and jumped at the chance to work for Enid and the team as their Support Manager. It’s wonderful to work with people whose primary focus is the care of animals.

I like nothing better than to take my little minx of a Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross Lily for walks around our beautiful countryside. I’ve had rescue dogs and cats all my life and adopted Lily from Dog’s Trust in June 2021 and I fell in love with her the minute I met her.

I’m also an avid cook and baker and spend most of my spare time experimenting and cooking plant-based food.

Caroline Martin

Caroline Martin

Receptionist

Biography
Fay Ball

Fay Ball

Receptionist

Biography
I joined Elston Veterinary Clinic in May 2019 after moving to the village of Shrewton. I have always loved animals from a very young age, and remember bringing back sick or injured animals home, to bring back to health!
From childhood to adult I have had many animals including cats, rabbits, mice and hamsters. I currently have a cat called Lulu and 2 rabbits called Bella and Daisy.
I haven’t always worked with animals. I was a hairdresser for 10 years before taking a break to become a mum to a human baby boy!
I have now landed my perfect job here at Elston Vets as a receptionist after returning to work from maternity leave. I just love meeting all the many different animals that come through our door!

 Our Kennel Assistant

Maggie Arnold

Maggie Arnold

Kennel Assistant

Biography

I joined Elston Vets in August 2021 as a Kennel Assistant and I love working with animals. My favourite animals are horses although dogs are my favourite to look after at work.

I really enjoy listening and singing to K-pop (Korean pop music), although I enjoy lots of different music as well as gaming in my spare time.

I love watching Teen Wolf on TV as well as the Maze Runner series of movies.

I really enjoy working at the Veterinary Clinic and seeing how much care goes into looking after clients and patients.

“Best vet practice in the world ! Thanks for all your help. You’re the best!” Tracey Downes

“Quite the best veterinary practice. We are so lucky to have it in our village.” Gillian Wallis

“Lovely Vet who really cares for animals!” Sandra Love

“Fantastic service from all the staff. Very helpful and always able to get an appointment same day when needed. Would recommend to all animal owners.” Michael Cogan

“Awesome vets always friendly” Jenni Blackborow

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