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 Partner 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 carried out at Leodis, our St Brelade branch surgery.

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

Dr Ben Benander

Dr. Ben Benander qualified from Cornell University in New York in 2004. He comes to us from Hawaii with his wife and two young children. ...more

Dr Ben Benander

Dr Ben Benander

Dr. Ben Benander qualified from Cornell University in New York in 2004.

He comes to us from Hawaii with his wife and two young children.

His special interests include surgery, oncology and emergency/critical care medicine.

When not working, you can find him attempting to surf the waves of St Ouen!

Hannah Hussain

Hannah has come straight to New Era after graduating from Cambridge University in October. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery, but is ...more

Hannah Hussain

Hannah Hussain

Hannah has come straight to New Era after graduating from Cambridge University in October. She has a keen interest in small animal surgery, but is also looking forward to consulting in the small animal hospital and going on visits to both small and equine clients. Growing up near London she has always loved escaping the city, and plans on enjoying all the walking and watersports that Jersey has to offer. She is also a keen horse rider and is looking forward to getting back in the saddle after taking a break during her final year of study. (more…)

Henry Johnson BVMed Sci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS

Henry is a local boy who qualified as a vet from Nottingham University in 2017 . In work his main interests are surgery and neurology. ...more

Henry Johnson BVMed Sci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS

Henry Johnson BVMed Sci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS

Henry is a local boy who qualified as a vet from Nottingham University in 2017 . In work his main interests are surgery and neurology. Henry is a pro kayaker having competed overseas for Jersey.

Ian Cox BVSc BSc GPCertSAM CertSAM MRCVS

After qualifying from Bristol Vet School in 1999, Ian moved to Jersey to start his veterinary career. After working at New Era as a locum ...more

Ian Cox BVSc BSc GPCertSAM CertSAM MRCVS

Ian Cox BVSc BSc GPCertSAM CertSAM MRCVS

After qualifying from Bristol Vet School in 1999, Ian moved to Jersey to start his veterinary career. After working at New Era as a locum for 3 months, he joined the team full-time, and has worked here ever since.

Ian strongly believes that New Era offers the best level of care in the Channel Islands, and aims to provide referral level care without pets having to leave the Island. He has therefore obtained post graduate qualifications from the European Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in small animal medicine, increasing the range of services we can offer locally. Ian is also responsible for the visits of the mobile MRI scanner and enjoys soft tissue surgery, and working with reptiles, birds and other exotics.

In his spare time, Ian enjoys keeping fit and all sorts of water sports. He is a very keen runner and a member of the local Hash Harriers. When weather permits (and sometimes when it doesn’t!), Ian can often be found exploring the island’s coastline in a kayak. Ian and his wife have a son (Jacob), a daughter (Lydia), 2 cats, and a very bouncy German Pointer, called Theo.

Iona Charlton BA BVetMed, MRCVS

Iona qualified from Cambridge University in 2018  She grew up horsey mad and competed in Pony Club dressage and eventing.  She has got to know ...more

Iona Charlton BA BVetMed, MRCVS

Iona Charlton BA BVetMed, MRCVS

Iona qualified from Cambridge University in 2018  She grew up horsey mad and competed in Pony Club dressage and eventing.  She has got to know Jersey’s cows, goats, sheep and pigs with lots of farm visits and enjoys her work in the small animal hospital too.  Outside of work she is hoping to play some competitive hockey.

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 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.

Lianna McKirdy DVM MRCVS

Lianna moved to Jersey from Canada in 2017, where she was working at a 24 hour veterinary hospital. She brought along her 2 crossbreed dogs, ...more

Lianna McKirdy DVM MRCVS

Lianna McKirdy DVM MRCVS

Lianna moved to Jersey from Canada in 2017, where she was working at a 24 hour veterinary hospital. She brought along her 2 crossbreed dogs, but sadly had to sell her horse before moving.
She enjoys small animal emergency and surgery,  but is also passionate about equine work.
Lianna grew up on a large horse farm outside of Ottawa where she was active in the training and showing of hunters, jumpers, and eventers. She has a Bachelor of Science degree, and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Cayman Islands.

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.

Lucy Chapman

Lucy graduated in June from the Royal Dick Veterinary College at University of Edinburgh and has returned to Jersey to join New Era where she ...more

Lucy Chapman

Lucy Chapman

Lucy graduated in June from the Royal Dick Veterinary College at University of Edinburgh and has returned to Jersey to join New Era where she has been seeing practice since she was 16. She is looking forward to equine and farm work but also really enjoys looking after pets and caring for exotic animals and wildlife.
Outside of work she is found climbing, horse riding, sailing and swimming in the sea. Currently she lives with one bearded dragon and two cats: Thomas and Taramasalata.

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, travel and music (he is a guitarist in the practice band Wrong Direction!). Nick and Suzy live in Longueville with their cat Colin.

Peter Haworth BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Peter qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1998 and came straight to Jersey for his first job. He loved the Island and so ended ...more

Peter Haworth BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Peter Haworth BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Peter qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1998 and came straight to Jersey for his first job. He loved the Island and so ended up staying.

After 3 years of study,  Peter took his exams in Small Animal Surgery and passed. He therefore has a special interest in all aspects of small animal surgery including complex orthopaedics and thoracic surgery, and he goes to the USA every year for a couple of weeks to catch up on the latest aspects of small animal surgery.

In his personal time, Peter is a keen runner/adventure racer and loves anything to do with the sea; diving, fishing, wake boarding, etc. Peter has three Springer spaniels, seven cats, and a blue and gold macaw. He is married to Mel and has a daughter Daisy.

Rebecca Ramsey BVS BVetMedSci MRCVS

Becky is a local girl who qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at the University of Nottingham. She enjoys Horse riding and in her spare time ...more

Rebecca Ramsey BVS BVetMedSci MRCVS

Rebecca Ramsey BVS BVetMedSci MRCVS

Becky is a local girl who qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at the University of Nottingham. She enjoys Horse riding and in her spare time loves the local beaches. She also has a specific interest in small animal dermatology.

Róisín Wood BVetMed MRCVS (also known as ‘Ró’)

Ró has a keen interest in equine medicine and surgery, particularly lameness investigations and diagnostic imaging. Ró has kept horses for many years and has ...more

Róisín Wood BVetMed MRCVS (also known as ‘Ró’)

Róisín Wood BVetMed MRCVS (also known as ‘Ró’)

Ró has a keen interest in equine medicine and surgery, particularly lameness investigations and diagnostic imaging. Ró 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 selected for presentation at the European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Conference in Utrecht. Not only does Ró have a keen interest in the equine side, she loves small animal and wildlife work from guinea pigs to great danes.

Ró’s bubbly personality, combined with the great compassion and care that she shows to all of her patients and clients, has meant that she has become a popular face on the yards and in the practice alike and is a great asset to the New Era team. She has a one eyed polo pony called Zoomy, a 5 year old homebred called Percy and one cat called Courgette.

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.