Kobus qualified as a veterinary surgeon in South Africa in 1995 and he has been practising in the UK since March 1999.
He has experienced many different veterinary environments, including owning his own practice and managing various small animal practices across the UK. His last employment was at the University of Bristol’s vet school, where he managed all the clinical activities of the veterinary practices, including the referral hospital.
Kobus joined Tone Veterinary Centre in 2010 with one goal in mind: to care for your pet as much as you do. He used to compete in competitive dog agility, but now cycling has taken up all his spare time.
After a rather adventurous period working as a wildlife vet intern at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Centre in Nantwich, Izabella went on to work as a small animal and exotic vet in Exeter. In her time she has dealt with pets such as a savannah monitor, uromastyx, African grey parrots, marginated tortoises, conures and sugar gliders. Just to mention a few!
She is passionate about all creatures, be they furry friends, odd reptiles or birds – no wonder she herself owns a bearded dragon and a corn snake! She graduated in Budapest, Hungary where she developed a special interest in exotic and wild animals, different imaging techniques and also obtained a BSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation. She loves this part of the United Kingdom and, in her spare time, loves to seek out interesting places or to curl up with the works of the classic English authors.
Elizabeth qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1988 and has spent most of her time working with companion animals. After her two children were born she spent 10 years working part time with the RSPCA at West Hatch doing both companion animal and wildlife work. During her time there she passed the ESVPS General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. She left West hatch in 2013 returning to private practice and locum work.
At home, in addition to her husband and two teenagers, she shares it with three dogs, two cats, two horses and three hens. She can be found most weekends in her other role of groom to teenage daughter at horse events. Having spent most of 2016 doing maternity cover and locum work for Tone Vets she was delighted to be given a permanent position and very much looks forward to caring for your animals with the rest of the team.
Having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999, Ben has spent the last 15 years gaining a vast amount of experience and honing his veterinary skills, first in Huntingdon and then in Hertfordshire.
Ben became a vet because of his love of animals and he came to Tone Veterinary Centre with the promise that he would do his absolute utmost to help your pets live long, healthy, happy lives.
Victoria is the newest member of our team here at Tone, having graduated from Nottingham University in July 2016.
Vicky has grown up in Taunton, and has been a familiar face here at our practice, having started work experience with us aged 12 – so she is very excited to now be an official member of our team. She is especially interested in medicine and pain management.
At home she lives with her mum and sister, growing up with many pets, including a cat, guinea pigs, fish, chickens and dogs. She currently has three dogs, an English Pointer, and two Miniature Schnauzers – Preston, Molly and Bella. In her spare time she enjoys walking, running, horse riding, playing sports, and knitting.
Vicky has always wanted to be a vet and help people with their animals, and she is looking forward to meeting you all and your pets.