Amanda Smith BVSc MRCVS

Amanda qualified in New Zealand in 1999 and worked there for 5 years dealing with large numbers of dairy and beef cattle, sheep, deer and ...more

Amanda Smith BVSc MRCVS

Amanda Smith BVSc MRCVS

Amanda qualified in New Zealand in 1999 and worked there for 5 years dealing with large numbers of dairy and beef cattle, sheep, deer and small animals.

She came to Jersey in 2004, married Rob two years ago, and her springer spaniel – Archie – keeps them busy!

Amanda enjoys all aspects of farm veterinary work and small animal medicine and surgery. She is a Clinical Director at New Era.

Sport, especially rugby, cricket and scuba diving, and travel keep her occupied outside of work. She captained Banks ladies rugby for 4 years, captains Walkovers ladies cricket and represents Jersey at cricket. Amanda thrives on a challenge and climbed Kilimanjaro for her 40th Birthday, have tracked mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and dived with sharks and whalesharks worldwide. Bring on the next adventure!!


Andy Barcis BSc(Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Andy qualified in 2005. He moved to Jersey and joined the practice in 2006. His main interests lie in small animal medicine (particularly dermatology) and ...more

Andy Barcis BSc(Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Andy Barcis BSc(Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Andy qualified in 2005. He moved to Jersey and joined the practice in 2006. His main interests lie in small animal medicine (particularly dermatology) and surgery, and he has played an integral role in re-establishing surgical and dental procedures being performed at Leodis, our St Brelade branch surgery.

Andy enjoys many outdoor pursuits and is also a Clinical Director at New Era.

Ben Linnell BVetMed GPCertOphthal MRCVS

Ben Linnell BVetMed GPCertOphthal MRCVS

Ben qualified in 1987 and joined the practice in 1992, becoming a Partner in 1995. Over the years his veterinary interests have been wide ranging, ...more

Ben Linnell BVetMed GPCertOphthal MRCVS

Ben qualified in 1987 and joined the practice in 1992, becoming a Partner in 1995.

Over the years his veterinary interests have been wide ranging, but focused mainly on the surgical and medical needs of cats and dogs. His particular interests are surgery and eye conditions. In 2012 he gained an extra qualification in this field,  recognised by the profession as a General Practitioner Certificate in Ophthalmology.

Ben resigned from the Partnership in 2008 in order to focus on his clinical work. He is a keen amateur photographer and raises money for local and overseas charities through his website www.photos4lyfe.co.uk

Bryn Kirk BVSc MRCVS

Originally from South Wales, I qualified from Bristol vetschool in July 2013 and moved to Jersey shortly afterwards. I have been visiting Jersey for the ...more

Bryn Kirk BVSc MRCVS

Bryn Kirk BVSc MRCVS

Originally from South Wales, I qualified from Bristol vetschool in July 2013 and moved to Jersey shortly afterwards. I have been visiting Jersey for the last 5 years and am very excited to finally live here.

I am very glad to be joining the team and anticipate learning much from their variety of knowledge and skills. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and look forward to working with all sorts of animals.

In my spare time I love to be outdoors- rockclimbing, walking, surfing, or anything to do with the sea – Jersey has plenty to offer!

John Mather BVetMed, MRCVS

John qualified in 1979 and moved to Jersey in 1983, becoming a Partner in 1995. He is a very experienced farm animal and small animal vet, ...more

John Mather BVetMed, MRCVS

John Mather BVetMed, MRCVS

John qualified in 1979 and moved to Jersey in 1983, becoming a Partner in 1995.

He is a very experienced farm animal and small animal vet, conducting most of his small animal consultations from our Leodis branch surgery.

John’s great interest is complimentary medicine, in particular acupuncture. He has studied this ancient Chinese treatment and specifically its use in animals for many years, consolidating his learning with an intensive series of courses held by the Association for British Veterinary Acupuncturists, of which he is a member. Whilst John mainly uses acupuncture on dogs and cats, there are also many applications for its use in horses.

Lianna McKirdy

Lianna recently moved to Jersey from Canada, where she was working in a 24 hour veterinary hospital. Her main interest lies in equine medicine, but ...more

Lianna McKirdy

Lianna McKirdy

Lianna recently moved to Jersey from Canada, where she was working in a 24 hour veterinary hospital. Her main interest lies in equine medicine, but she also enjoys working with farm animals, small animals, and wildlife.

Lianna grew up on a horse farm outside of Ottawa, where she was very active in the training and showing of hunter, jumper, and eventing horses. She sadly had to sell her horse before moving to Jersey, but is looking forward to joining the horse community here.

Outside of the clinic, Lianna enjoys hiking, traveling, staying active outdoors, and spending time with her husband, 2 dogs, and her cat

Lindsay Linnell BVetMed MRCVS

Lindsay Linnell BVetMed MRCVS

Lindsay qualified in 1988, and started working at the practice in 2003. Her main interest is in small animal medicine, and although the demands of ...more

Lindsay Linnell BVetMed MRCVS

Lindsay qualified in 1988, and started working at the practice in 2003.

Her main interest is in small animal medicine, and although the demands of looking after two boys (she would say three!) has meant that she works part time, her knowledge and dedication to her clients has resulted in a large, loyal following.

She enjoys many outdoor pursuits, especially kayaking, and is an avid reader.

Lizzie Skinner

Lizzie joined our team in November 2015. She was previously working as a small animal vet in Somerset. She is interested in all aspects of small animal practice ...more

Lizzie Skinner

Lizzie Skinner

Lizzie joined our team in November 2015. She was previously working as a small animal vet in Somerset. She is interested in all aspects of small animal practice and particularly enjoys building a relationship with the animal and seeing the bond between pet and owner. Outside of work Lizzie enjoys cooking, gardening and most importantly walks and training sessions with her dog, Douglas.

Maja Platiša

Maja joined New Era in early March 2017. She came over from Guernsey where she was working for last 18 months in a mainly small ...more

Maja Platiša

Maja Platiša

Maja joined New Era in early March 2017. She came over from Guernsey where she was working for last 18 months in a mainly small animal practice. She enjoys all aspects of small animal work but is also very keen to do farm animal and equine work.

She qualified in Croatia in summer 2015. Her family there has a Salers beef farm and this is where her passion towards cattle comes from. She has been traveling around the UK and Ireland seeing practice as a student before settling in Guernsey. Now she is enthusiastic to be working with us, finally as a mixed animal vet, which was her initial desire. Her main interests are small animal medicine and surgery and bovine reproduction.

Maja is also interested in charity veterinary work and spent 10 days in Greece doing stray cat neuterings to help control population problem. In spare time she enjoys long walks with her German shepherd cross, swimming, playing volleyball, football and reading.

Nick Thomas BVetMed, MRCVS

Nick qualified in 1998, and has worked in Somerset, Australia and the New Forest before settling in Jersey in 2010. He moved over with his ...more

Nick Thomas BVetMed, MRCVS

Nick Thomas BVetMed, MRCVS

Nick qualified in 1998, and has worked in Somerset, Australia and the New Forest before settling in Jersey in 2010. He moved over with his wife Suzy, who is originally from Jersey and is also a vet at Archway Veterinary Centre.

His main areas of interest are soft tissue surgery and endoscopy, and he would like to pioneer keyhole surgery in pets on the island in the future.

He has been the Archway Practice Manager since February 2012 and has started to refurbish and modernise the practice since taking the role. He is also a Clinical Director at New Era and is the Honorary Vet for the Jersey Kennel Club. His hobbies and interests include sport, food and drink, and travel. Nick and Suzy live in Longueville with their cat Colin.

Roisin Wood BVetMed MRCVS (also known as ‘Ro’)

Ro is the most recent addition to our veterinary team, with a keen interest in equine medicine and surgery particularly lameness investigations and diagnostic imaging. ...more

Roisin Wood BVetMed MRCVS (also known as ‘Ro’)

Roisin Wood BVetMed MRCVS (also known as ‘Ro’)

Ro is the most recent addition to our veterinary team, with a keen interest in equine medicine and surgery particularly lameness investigations and diagnostic imaging. Ro has kept horses for many years and has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field.  She gained further knowledge with electives in diagnostic imaging, orthopaedic surgery and medicine.  Her undergraduate research project at the RVC (titled ‘The Diagnostic Value of Latero-Lateral Radiographs in the Diagnosis of Equine Cervical Articular Process Joint Osteoarthritis’ ) was recently selected for presentation at the European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Conference in Utrecht. Not only does Ro have keen interest in the equine side, she loves small animal and wildlife work from guinea pigs to great danes, she is proving to been a great asset to the New Era Hospital.

Ro’s bubbly personality combined great compassion and care kindness that she shows to all of her patients has meant that she has made excellent first impressions amongst clients and has fitted in well to the New Era family.

Simon Bewsey Dyke VetMB MRCVS

Simon Bewsey-Dyke, although a Guernseyman born and bred, Simon defected to the larger island in November 2015 after previously working in rural Somerset. A lifetime of ...more

Simon Bewsey Dyke VetMB MRCVS

Simon Bewsey Dyke VetMB MRCVS

Simon Bewsey-Dyke, although a Guernseyman born and bred, Simon defected to the larger island in November 2015 after previously working in rural Somerset. A lifetime of owning horses and competing across a variety of disciplines has given him a keen interest in equine work, especially the athletic requirements of performance horses. He also enjoys the challenge and variety of small animal surgical cases.

In his spare time he enjoys sailing and  generally messing around on boats.

Suzy Thomas (nee Le Gresley) BVsc MRCVS

Suzy qualified in 2004 and started working at New Era Veterinary Hospital, before moving to the New Forest for 3 years and then returning to ...more

Suzy Thomas (nee Le Gresley) BVsc MRCVS

Suzy Thomas (nee Le Gresley) BVsc MRCVS

Suzy qualified in 2004 and started working at New Era Veterinary Hospital, before moving to the New Forest for 3 years and then returning to the island in 2010.

Her main areas of interest include ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, and providing a personal service for her clients and patients; indeed, she is renowned for her bedside manner!

Her hobbies include reading, travel, singing in a choir (Vocalize) and socialising. She lives with her husband Nick (also a vet at New Era!) and cat Colin in Longueville.

 

Tessa Walker BVetMed MRCVS

Tessa Walker BVetMed MRCVS

Tessa joined the Practice in 2003, developing a very loyal following at Archway, from where she works part time. The rest of her time is ...more

Tessa Walker BVetMed MRCVS

Tessa joined the Practice in 2003, developing a very loyal following at Archway, from where she works part time.

The rest of her time is fully occupied by family life and taking care of her children.