Meet our Staff

Paula Bentley BSc BVSc MRCVS( was Paula Bailey) 

I 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 even  have won a few prizes .


Kate Wiltshire BVetMed MRCVS

It has been my privilege to work as a small animal veterinary surgeon for over 20 years having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1996.  I have worked in mainly small animal practices in Banbury, Warwickshire and Hollywood, Birmingham. For me, it is the best job in the world and I love helping pets and their owners. No two days are ever the same and it is always a joy to be able to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

At home, I love to spend time with the family and our dog, Minnie, who is a long haired Chihuahua and quite a character. When I have free time, I enjoy reading and painting.

Joining the lovely team at Emscote vets is exciting and I am looking forward getting to know you and your pets.


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 


Since 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


Ashleigh O’Connor RVN

 Hello, I’m Ashleigh and I’m the newest member of the Emscote team.  I was born and raised in Warwick but spent the last three years in a Banbury mixed animal practice completing my veterinary nursing diploma. I have always been fascinated by animals and I really enjoy my job being an animal advocate and nursing them back to health. I was thrilled to see there was a position available at Emscote to work with small animals -my favourites.
Now a qualified nurse, I am excited to continue boosting my confidence working in all the areas of the nursing role.

I am definitely a cat person and would love to continue my education venturing into feline medicine and care.  I very sadly lost my little old man, Devon Rex cat quite recently. I was besotted and he even had over
1800 followers on Instagram! Hoping to home another lovely cat in the near future.

I enjoy shopping, sewing and yoga but currently a lot of my spare time is taken up wedding planning! I am engaged to another Ashley and there is a lot to be done before April 2020.


Nikki Sahota  RVN

Hello My name is Nikki

I have qualified as a registered veterinary nurse after doing the veterinary nursing diploma at Warwickshire College. I really enjoy caring for inpatients that have been hospitalised due to various reasons. I have loved animals all my life from a young age, my first love was Mickey Mouse. At the moment I own a (trouble-some) German Shepherd called Isabelle, and adopted my cat Figaro after hand-rearing him from a few hours old.

Other than nursing I enjoy different forms of crafting, holistic therapies, and going to Starbucks and Costa with Sara =) My main goal this year in life is to purchase my own house, and continue slowly travelling the world.


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.