MiNightVet Trowbridge is a small animal out of hours veterinary emergency service, welcoming dogs, cats and small mammals. We are based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and provide emergency overnight and weekend care to clients.
Our service is also available to clients from other practices who have arranged this service. Please see the list below to find out if your veterinary practice can use our service.
The MiNightVet team provide a dedicated emergency service with full-time night staff who will be alert and effective even at unsociable hours. The qualified vets and nurses have a special interest, experience and training in all aspects of urgent critical care.
We are always pleased to receive your feedback and constantly aim to provide a high-quality service, so if you have any compliments or suggestions on how we can improve, we would like to hear from you. Please view the have your say page for further details.
Catarina graduated in 2015 at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária – Universidade de Lisboa and moved to the UK straight after that. In 2018 she started working in emergency and critical care and fell in love with this area of veterinary medicine. She joined the MiNightVet Trowbridge team in 2019.
Catarina has a lovely dog called Lua and she spends most of her free time in Portugal with her friends and family or traveling around the world.
Leo joined the HHG MiNightVet team in November 2018. He graduated in 2014 from the Universidade de Évora in Portugal and after graduating got his first job in a veterinary teaching hospital in Coimbra, Portugal. In December 2016 he decided to embrace the challenge of moving to the UK and spent two years working at a busy veterinary hospital in Bristol doing first opinion and out of hours. Leo is now very excited to be starting the third chapter of his life with us as a night vet. His areas of interest are internal medicine, ultrasound and emergency and critical care.
In his free time Leo loves to travel to new places. He also enjoys playing football with friends and spending time with his partner and two playful cats, Fred and Elsa.
Helder qualified as veterinary surgeon from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in January 2014, in Portugal. Prior to his graduation, Helder carried out eight months of placements in Portugal and Spain. Once qualified, he worked for two years in mixed practice followed by a further two years in small animal practice. He arrived in the UK at the beginning of 2018.
Helder has a special interest in emergency and critical care, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. Back in Portugal he has a number of farm animals who are looked after by his big dog, Trufa. Outside work, Helder enjoys exploring the outdoors, taking in the wildlife and landscapes. Spending time with his family and friends over dinner is also an essential past time!
Jo qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009 and has worked in several practices around Somerset including a large referral hospital in Bristol. During her career Jo has studied for her Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition, Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Dip AVN) and her degree gaining her a BSc in Veterinary Nursing with Advanced Standing.
Jo joined the MiNightVet team in April 2019 and especially enjoys ‘out of hours’ work and nursing critical care patients.
Outside of work Jo is kept busy with her horse – a rescue Thoroughbred called Coco, a small flock of chickens, her bees (which together with eggs from the hens, keeps the village stocked with honey) and training her Cocker Spaniels for agility & obedience competitions. Together with her partner, days off are spent exploring the British countryside with their dogs or travelling abroad for mini city breaks.
Rachel started working as a veterinary nurse for a mixed practice in 2000 and went on to qualify as a RVN in 2005. She gained her assessor qualification in 2007 and became a clinical coach, assisting trainee nurses through their qualification. Rachel enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a particular interest in clinical nutrition and emergency and critical care. Rachel joined the HHG MiNightVet out of hours team in March 2018.
In her ‘spare’ time, Rachel has a Springer Spaniel called Daisie, a cat called Fred, a ferret called Fert as well as a husband and young daughter to keep her busy!
Amy joined the MiNightVet Trowbridge team in September 2019. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse from the University of Bristol in 2009 and after qualifying she stayed at her foster practice where she worked for 10 years. Amy became a night nurse about three years ago and has a keen interest in medical nursing and emergency and critical care nursing.
Out of work Amy loves to spend time with her two dogs Bear and Sasha going on adventures together for long walks or chilling out on the sofa after spending all day at the stables. She also has four horses, one of which she bred herself, which keep her busy. She likes to compete her younger horses in dressage and eventing.
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If your vet is not listed then you will need to use the on-call facilities that your own vet has chosen to provide. Please call your practices usual number and follow their instructions for emergencies.