Who’ll look after your pet
Dr. Stewart Halperin BVMS MRCVS
After working for some time in referral and emergency veterinary clinics in London, Stewart started his own practice that grew into the Petcare Group in West London. After the sale of the Petcare Group in 2017, Stewart now concentrates on running the Bruton Veterinary Surgery in Somerset.
Stewart is a previous director of the London Veterinary Forum, which represents and advises some 250 veterinary surgeries in many aspects of Practice. Stewart has a further qualification in arbitration that allows him to carry out expert witness work. He is also veterinary advisor to Braidlock, an innovative healthcare company. Stewart regularly attends continuing professional education courses, both in the UK and abroad, to keep completely up to date with developments in veterinary medicine.
In April 2012, Stewart became one of the first vets in the UK to carry out Adipose derived Stem Cell transplants in a dog with osteoarthritis and now carries out the stem cell treatments for the group for dogs with arthritic conditions
Stewart is a Veterinary author and regularly appears on BBC radio as a authority on Veterinary topics.
Stewart is a member of the following professional bodies:
- Royal Society of Medicine
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- Veterinary Association for Arbitration & Jurisprudence
- British Veterinary Association
- Chartered Institute of Arbitration, by dissertation
- British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Dr. Charlotte Hilleary BVM&S MRCVS
Charlotte qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and then also completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Edinburgh.
At home Charlotte lives with her husband, Daughter and Son, as well as numerous pets including 3 horses, 2 dogs, 1 cat and many chickens and ducks.
Alix Freeman BA MA BVSc MRCVS
Alix has a special interest in canine medicine and also enjoys soft tissue surgery.
Her 8 year old springer spaniel, Alfie, keeps her very busy in her spare time but she also enjoys travel, kitesurfing, scuba diving and surfing when time allows!
Michaela Rose RVN
Michaela qualified in 1988 at in Wiltshire where she worked until 1996, when she left to start a family. Since then Michaela has raised 3 children and come back into nursing in 2006, before joining us here at Bruton Vets in June 2011.
As Head Nurse, Michaela is responsible for the day to day running of the clinic and is always available to help clients with any queries they may have about their pet’s routine healthcare.
Michaela lives at home with her husband and children and a range of animals including dogs, cats, ponies, pigs and chickens.
Amy Puplett RVN
Amy qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant (with Distinction) in 2010 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in October 2013, after completing her training here in practice. Amy is responsible for clients booster reminders, Pet Health Club plans and the worming programs and enjoys nursing patients and assisting with surgical cases.
While not at work Amy enjoys working with horses and walking her 2 dogs, Molly a dalmatian and Sinjin a springer spaniel x collie.
Sophie enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, but has a particular interest in assisting in surgical procedures, nursing of inpatients and routine healthcare.
Sophie lives in Shaftesbury and enjoys walking her two Labradors, Hugo and Diesel while she is not at work.
Lara joined PetCare in December 2005 as the Practice Manager.
Just as the veterinary staff take care of the animals, her role is to take care of the expanding number of practices, ensuring all our clients receive the best possible service and their pets receive the highest standards of care available.
Lara is always interested in hearing your feedback as we constantly look to improve our service to you and your pets. She also loves to sneak a few strokes and cuddles with your pets whenever she can!
Lara lives in Surrey with her husband and her very spoilt cat, Hobbes.