John Hamilton BVSc MRCVS

John qualified in 1986 and worked in two equine biased Practices in the UK before returning to Jersey in 1988, becoming a partner in 1992.We ...more

John Hamilton BVSc MRCVS

John qualified in 1986 and worked in two equine biased Practices in the UK before returning to Jersey in 1988, becoming a partner in 1992.We had a scare last year when John received a kick to his shoulder – proving that even the most experienced Vets are at risk when undertaking their duties.  This is just one reason why Hayley keeps on top of things as safety is critical He has a keen interest in all aspects of equine medicine and in particular in endoscopy and internal medicine. He also enjoys the small animal side of the Practice, particularly working dogs!  John has just started to ride again and has recently taken on the role of Practice Manager.

He shares his home with his wife Emma, children Natascha & Leon, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbils and of course horses Paddy and Nelson. When not working he is a keen walker and enjoys boating in the summer and all aspects of snow sports in the winter, especially skiing and dog sledding, and is the chairman of the Jersey Bobsleigh Club.

Kerry Bassett RVN : Head Nurse/Deputy Practice Manager

Kerry is a prime example of an individual who has worked her way up from the ‘shop floor,’ having joined the practice as a kennel ...more

Kerry Bassett RVN : Head Nurse/Deputy Practice Manager

Kerry is a prime example of an individual who has worked her way up from the ‘shop floor,’ having joined the practice as a kennel maid in 1990.

Always passionate about the comfort and wellbeing of the pets that came under her care, Kerry built on her practical experience, grafting through coursework, college and examinations. She led the way in taking the role of the veterinary nurse to the forefront of modern veterinary practice. When Kerry began her career, there was one qualified veterinary nurse in the practice; there are now sixteen, with three more currently training.

Having gained an extra teaching qualification, she dedicates huge amounts of time to training other nurses.  She was runner up for pet plan vet nurse of year 2014/15 and became Assistant Practice Manager in 2019, which means that she now has to share an office with John.

Val Pedder: Office Manager

Val has worked at the practice since 1992, dragging the accounts and office administration into the twenty first century! Without her input and application, everything ...more

Val Pedder: Office Manager

Val has worked at the practice since 1992, dragging the accounts and office administration into the twenty first century!

Without her input and application, everything would grind to a shuddering halt. She may be very much behind the scenes, but without her dedication, the hospital could not have progressed to where it is now.

The same can be said about the rest of the office team, many of whom you will have talked to, since they are usually the first point of contact when you phone in.

Hayley Pearl

As a familiar and reassuring voice down the phone, Hayley is a crucial part of our equine team. Since joining the practice in 1993, Hayley ...more

Hayley Pearl

As a familiar and reassuring voice down the phone, Hayley is a crucial part of our equine team.

Since joining the practice in 1993, Hayley has taken the lead in organizing the visits for our vets. This is a huge job, requiring the skills of a top level diplomat combined with a Field Marshall. Last year alone, she managed to organise around 2500 visits. This required careful balancing of the equine/farm vet rota and visit schedule, to help prevent them driving repeatedly from one side of the Island to the other!

In addition to helping triage incoming emergency calls and coordinating visits, Hayley supports the completion of many critically important equine administration tasks such as Passports, Insurance forms and Travel documentation.

Over the years, Hayley has built up a wealth of knowledge, which she is able and ready to share with others.

Caron Cook

Caron joined the practice June 1999 and her primary role is handling the large number of phone enquiries, where she is always a cheerful voice ...more

Caron Cook

Caron joined the practice June 1999 and her primary role is handling the large number of phone enquiries, where she is always a cheerful voice on the end of the phone.

Caron’s other responsibilities include the Pet Travel scheme, sympathy cards, stationery stock control and X-Ray dose meter levels for the clinical staff.

Caron has two much loved rescue cats ‘Luna & Pebbles’. She enjoys walks table tennis and trips to the cinema.

Jennifer Clark RVN

Jenny qualified in 2009 in the same class as Olivia. After working at a local vets in Doncaster she decided to flee the nest and ...more

Jennifer Clark RVN

Jenny qualified in 2009 in the same class as Olivia. After working at a local vets in Doncaster she decided to flee the nest and move to Jersey.  She has been at New Era since 2014 and since January 2020 has moved to a more administrative role while still using her nursing knowledge, processing all our insurance claims.

Gemma Marquer

Gemma joined us in November 2015 and is now the office supervisor. Her responsibilities include the banking, answering e-mail queries and entering laboratory results for ...more

Gemma Marquer

Gemma joined us in November 2015 and is now the office supervisor. Her responsibilities include the banking, answering e-mail queries and entering laboratory results for the vets. She supports Val with the accounting department and is a vital member of the team.

In her spare time she devotes much of this to looking after her son Tyler and loves walking her dog Lexi.

Taylor Morin

Taylor joined us in December 2016. Taylor’s responsibilities are answering any queries and booking appointments over the telephone. She also overlooks our practice emails and ...more

Taylor Morin

Taylor joined us in December 2016.

Taylor’s responsibilities are answering any queries and booking appointments over the telephone. She also overlooks our practice emails and entering laboratory results for the vets.

Taylor is an all rounder in the admin team and helps in all departments during busy times.

In Taylor’s spare time she enjoys socializing with friends, spending time with her family and enjoys long walks with her dogs Bella and Dave – Bella being a Patterdale Terrier and Dave a Cockerpoo.

Taylor also has a range of reptiles: Stanley the Chameleon, Larry is a Chinese Water Dragon and two Leopard Geckos; Ziggy and Speckle.

Lorraine Dryden

Lorraine joined the team in Aug 2017. She is involved with answering phones, making appointments and answering queries. She is also helping with the aged debt and ...more

Lorraine Dryden

Lorraine joined the team in Aug 2017. She is involved with answering phones, making appointments and answering queries. She is also helping with the aged debt and credit control.

Lorraine spends her evenings looking after her 13 year old daughter and her dog Luna who is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
When she’s not doing that she enjoys watching dramas and sci-fi.


Leodis Staff


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 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 carried out at Leodis, our St Brelade branch surgery.

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

Suzette Cooper: Admin & Reception

Suzette plays a key role in supporting the administration function of New Era and Leodis, and you’ll also often see her covering the reception. She ...more

Suzette Cooper: Admin & Reception

Suzette plays a key role in supporting the administration function of New Era and Leodis, and you’ll also often see her covering the reception. She has a wonderful ability to support and compliment every team member and customer.

Tizane Gallichan-Tredant RVN ISFM DipFN

Tizane is a massive support to our team and a welcomed addition to the Leodis branch.  As a fully qualified veterinary nurse with a wealth of ...more

Tizane Gallichan-Tredant RVN ISFM DipFN

Tizane is a massive support to our team and a welcomed addition to the Leodis branch.  As a fully qualified veterinary nurse with a wealth of experience, Tizane provides valuable assistance to the veterinary surgeons on their busy operating days.

In 2017 Tizane got her Diploma in Feline Nursing with Distinction!

India De St Paer

India joined the reception team at New Era in May 2017, having previously worked on equine yards and a pharmacy. Outside of work India is ...more

India De St Paer

India joined the reception team at New Era in May 2017, having previously worked on equine yards and a pharmacy. Outside of work India is keen on horses, motorsport and also fund raising/charity work.  India also has a degree in Equine Science.