Meet our Staff

Paula Bailey BSc BVSc MRCVS

paulaeardogI qualified from the University of Bristol in 1994. Initially I worked in mixed practice but soon decided that small animal practice was where my heart was. I came to the Warwick area for one week in 1999, and decided to stay.
I enjoy building a relationship with my clients and their pets so I can provide the best care throughout their lives. Those of you who know me will know I love to see them through all the stages, and enjoy increasing the quality of life for older pets. They are all individuals and my photo gallery of animals I have treated is very special to me, I keep every card sent to me over the years. I have a particular interest in providing the same standard of care for rabbits and small furries as far as possible as we have come to expect for cats and dogs. I also offer acupuncture treatments which I have found particularly useful for arthritic animals and back pain.
I have one cat named Loki, who is thoroughly spoilt, and recently I adopted a feral kitten from a barn , who is a beautiful fluffy grey boy, Indy,and he’s very mischievous! In my time off I like to ride, dance or scuba dive I ride a handsome Connemara Skye and he keeps me on my toes. I have recently taken up underwater photography, and have won a few prizes but have a long way before I catch up to my husband’s standards.

Mary Martin  MVB MRCVS

marysmilingI qualified from Dublin University in 1987, entering the world of veterinary medicine initially as a houseman in Glasgow University in the veterinary medicine department. I then spent a few years following my husband around the country as he became a Veterinary Cardiologist. We have settled in Warwickshire since 1992 and I have worked part time along with caring for our 3 boys. Now they are heading off to university I have decided to embark on opening a clinic with Paula to create a practice I hope clients enjoy visiting and feel they can trust. I am always amazed at the unconditional love our animals give us and hope to give them the treatment and care they need to live a life of fulfilment and quality. Over the years we have had many pets ranging from small furries and budgies to our cat Katie and our 2 beautiful dogs. Sadly we have lost our lovely labrador Yasmin who you may spot through the website, and more recently  our beloved older lady, Jess.

Becky Barnsley

beckyphoneHi, my name is Becky and I welcome you to Emscote Veterinary Practice. My job is receptionist/administrator, making sure all the important paperwork is done but not forgetting to have lots of cuddles with our adorable patients, a very important part of the job ! I started my working profession in administration and bookkeeping, but couldn’t ever stop the urge to work with animals, so my wish came true and have worked in a veterinary practice for 10 years.
I am a passionate animal lover and have been ever since I can remember.  I share my house with two lovely, playful young cats from Cats Protection, Thomas and Lottie , and my adorable daughter. I look forward to meeting you all.



 Jo Locke RVN

imageHello, my name is Jo. I Trained at Moreton Morrell and I have spent nearly 17 years in small animal practice, mainly working in  orthopaedic veterinary practices. I enjoy the unpredictability of every day practice and love working with animals and a great vet/nursing team!

In my spare time I will be found somewhere in a field with my energetic dogs Nell and Ted enjoying the countryside.





Karoline Brooks RVN 

DSC_4818Since qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2002 I have worked within a variety of different practices including night clinics, this has given me the opportunity to experience a wide range of veterinary medicine from a routine neutering to emergency trauma treatment. I have also gained my A1 certificate, which allows me to assess student veterinary nurses within practices, as well as completing short courses on animal behaviour and nutrition.

I would like to expand my knowledge within animal behaviour as this subject fascinates me, owning a dog who has separation anxiety has invoked me to study this subject further.  I would also like to gain a surgical certificate, which would allow me to perform very minor surgery procedures.

Rabbits and guinea pigs were my favourite childhood animals. Having them as pets drove my motivation for animal welfare and my determination for a career within veterinary medicine. My family have always been supportive throughout every step of my career.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my young son, this normally involves glue or paint of some kind.  I am extremely lucky to have a wide network of friends, with whom we spend time at the cinema, dancing, eating good food at local restaurants or just a good old fashioned cuppa and a natter.


Dawn Whitehead RVN


Hi I am Dawn and I have been a Veterinary Nurse for many years and have lots experience from different practices.

When growing up I was always around animals & loved the idea of being able to work with them -after realising becoming a professional show jumper was a  bit too over ambitious! I enjoy all aspects of the job, but particularly love consulting & meeting all the lovely pets we see, and their owners of course!

When I’m not working I can be found spending many hours looking after my beloved pony Fury -who is coming up to the grand ‘young’ age of 30 soon- and walking my two cheeky Jack Russells ‘Ruby and Sally’.




Sara Dale

DSC_5015Hi, I’m Sara and my job as Receptionist is to welcome you all to Emscote vets. Having loved animals for as long as I can remember I can now spend my days with all the wonderful pets that come to see us every day. My background is in the car industry and I have taken this great opportunity to make a change and follow a more rewarding path. I have fostered kittens (little hooligans!) in the past, which I really enjoyed, and hope this will be something I can do again in the future.

I live in Coventry with my husband Mark and my James , and our gorgeous, but naughty Maine Coon Roscoe. We enjoy looking after my Mum’s dog Harris and taking him for lovely walks.




Vivienne Partridge

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Hello, I am Vivienne. I am new to Emscote Vets in 2017 and am a part time receptionist and truly love being here. I have always wanted to work alongside animals and work in a veterinary practice.  My wish has finally come true.

When I am not here I am out and about with my young son Elliott.We also have pets at home, Tilly the staffy cross, Tito the cat and Parsnip the rabbit.I am looking forward to getting to know you all.