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Meet the Willow Team

The Veterinary Team

Robert Johnstone BVSc (Hons) MRCVS,CertVOphthal  Clinical DirectorInformative image: Rob Johnstone Willow Veterinary Care Vet

Rob joined the practice in 1983 as an assistant and soon with his wife and fellow vet Joanna they became parners in what was then Hargreaves & Johnstone. They became full owners in 1991 and Willow Vets was born. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice but has a special interest in opthalmology and gained a Certificate in Opthalmology  in 2002  .

When he isnt working Rob keeps fit cycling, and being run ragged by his jack russell Prego!       

Caroline Cutmore MA VET MB BSc MRCVS

Caroline qualified in 1987 and worked for 6 yrs in mixed practice (including some bear, tiger, zebra work at Woburn safari park) before joining the Willow team in 1993. She has a special interest and further qualifications in acupuncture & homeopathy and has an interest in feline medicine.

Her home is shared with 3 fluffy cats (& their hair!!)  Work permitting she enjoys foreign travel, horse riding, ice skating and theatre trips. You may also see Caroline working at VetsNow where she does some locum shifts.

Informative image: Amy Hunter veterinary WillowAmy Hunter BVetMed MRCVS

Amy qualified in 2004 before relocating to the USA to work for the Banfield Veterinary group. She returned to England in 2012 and joined the Willow team. Amy enjoys the challenges that dermatology throws her and has a great interest in allergy induced conditions and microscopy.

Amy loves being a mum to Grace & Thomas.

Richard Rice-Grubb BVetMed MRCVS Informative image: Richard Rice Grubb Willow Veterinary Care

Richard qualified in New Zealand in 2003 and worked in several practices in the UK as a locum vet. After a stint locuming for Willow he loved us so much we were able to persuade him to become a permenant team member. Richard has a keen interest in exotic pets (rabbits, avian, reptiles etc) He has just gained his Certificate in Exotic medicine.

He helps his children Sam & Alyss look after their rabbits

Informative image: Wendy Normanton Willow VeterinaryWendy Normanton BVetMed MRCVS

Wendy qualified in 2002 and spent time working in various veterinary practices and emergency clinics. She came to work with the Willow team on Mondays. We were thrilled we were able to persuade her to join us permenantly following the birth of her daughter Hazel in 2015. Wendy has a special interest in emergency medicine and diabetes care.

As if youngster  Hazel didnt keep her on her toes enough, she also has 2 cats, 6 ferrets and lots of tropical fish! Time permitting she enjoys baking, bird watching and gardening.

Zaneta Krason MRCVS

Zaneta qualified in 2012 from Wroclaw University of Life and Environmental Sciences. After graduation she worked in several small animal veterinary practices in Poland and UK, before joining the Willow team in 2017. Her professional interests include internal medicine of dogs, cats and exotics, ophthalmology and neurology. Currently she is studying towards certificate  in small animal medicine with the Royal Veterinary College. Outside work she is a mum of two, passionate about art and travel. 

The Reception Team

  • Jackie Elsey  - senior Customer care supervisor
  • Joy Roddie - senior Customer care supervisor
  • Rose Balch
  • Jennie Newark
  • Becky Steers
  • Katie Arkle
  • Jane Hargreaves
  • Laura Taylor

The Nursing Team

  • Stacey Armitt, RVN, Head Nurse
  • Gill Newberry, RVN
  • Heather Flitton, RVN
  • Bonnie Wood RVN
  • Emily RamsdenRVN
  • Elizabeth MacKay, 2ndYear student Veterinary nurse
  • Laura Fortune 3rd year student Veterinary Nurse
  • Abbie Walsh 1st year student

The Practice Director

  • Dawn Kent VN, CMS, CVPM
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