Meet our Team

Veterinary Surgeons

Heather Westron MRCVS

Heather qualified in 2000, and joined Alma Veterinary Surgery shortly afterwards. She is our Director and is also involved in all aspects of our pet related medical and surgical workload.

She loves keeping active and being out of doors in all weathers. Heather has a menagerie of pets including a dog, cats, hens and rabbits.

Heather and Teasel

Amy Martindale Veterinary Surgeon MRCVS

Amy joined us in 2021 after working in America for 6 years. Amy brings a lot of experience to the team with a particular interest in dental work.

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Rosie Stoddart MRCVS

Rosie qualified in 2003 and joined Alma Veterinary Surgery in 2018.

She is involved in the small animal medical and surgical workload. Rosie has a springer spaniel.

Rosie Stoddart

Bill Lees MRCVS

Bill has spent many years performing out of hours emergency small animal work, and has joined Alma Veterinary Surgery to help with this aspect of the practice workload

Bill Lees

Nursing Staff

Joanne Woodward RVN

Joanne qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1992, and after working at the PDSA in London and Hull, and at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, joined us in 2001 and is involved with most of the surgical and medical aspects of the practice.

Joanne celebrated 30 years as a registered veterinary nurse with the RCVS in 2022.

In 2021 Joanne was presented with the BSAVA Ray Butcher Award for significant contributions made to animal welfare in the community. This recognised her work helping and advising clients with rescue dogs, whelping bitches, dog breeding and behavioural issues particularly during the stressful COVID times. Joanne has also hand reared many kittens for the RSPCA.

Joanne Greathead

Karen Hepples

Karen Joined Alma Vets in 1990 and is out longest serving member of staff.  Karen has a wealth of knowledge and experience with all aspects of her nursing role, with a particular focus on cats and their behaviour.

Karen Hepples

Rebecca Sims BTEC National Diploma Animal Care

Becky joined us in 1998, and as well as the routine duties she has a particular role in keeping our practice pharmacy fully stocked and organised. In her spare time Becky shows sheep, enjoys horse riding, has 2 border collies and helps run the family flock of sheep.

Kimberly Moir Nursing Assistant

Kimberly joined our team as a receptionist in 2020 before moving to the nursing team the following year. Kimberly previously did work experience with us for several years during her animal management studies and has a strong customer care background.



Laura Johnson

Laura is one of our receptionists who joined the Alma team in 2023.

She has moved from a reception role within the public sector to the veterinary practice.