Elston Vets – A friendly, happy veterinary clinicElston 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
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.
Meet the staff at Elston Veterinary ClinicOur veterinary staff are committed to making your pets stay with us as comfortable as possible
Dr. Enid Frantilla
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.
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.
Our veterinary clinic nurses
Jo du Plessis
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!
I started my Veterinary journey in 2009 in my home town of Nottingham. In 2014 I qualified as an RVN and was one of the first students to gain to DipVN title. My husband is in the Army which has meant I have moved all over the country with him, working in a variety of practices and acquiring two cats and two dogs along the way.
In November 2017 we had a human baby called Oscar, and when we moved to Wiltshire the following summer, I decided it was time to return to work. I began my search and found Elston Vets in one of the most beautiful settings I’ve ever seen. You will find me at work on a Tuesday and a Wednesday but when I am at home I enjoy spending time with Oscar and the menagerie, playing netball and all things crafts.
Our Office Manager
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.
I have worked in various administrator roles over the years, both here in the UK and in Australia, where our family, (my husband and our 5 year old son) lived for 4 years. We returned to the UK in 2014. Aside from office roles, I also worked at Battersea Dog’s Home for 5 years, honing by behaviour and training knowledge. I have always had a passion for working with animals, and now I have the perfect role which combines both my office and people skills whilst cuddling all sorts of fluffies that walk through the door!
In my spare time, I practice yoga regularly, and also sing in a rock choir. My super crazy cat – ‘Cheska’ – takes up any remaining time I have by chasing string, and anything left lying around on the floor by my son! I find yoga in particular helps alleviate any stress from my busy life of working and running a home. I love working at Elston Vets, and feel I have really landed on my feet. Both clients and the team have been very welcoming, and I look forward to strengthening my relationships with everybody as I settle into my role.
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!
“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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