Meet our experienced, dedicated and friendly team
Peter Creber BVSC MRCVS – Director & Senior Vet
Peter was born and educated in Cornwall, prior to heading up north to Bristol to study for his veterinary degree.
Peter started his first veterinary role at the Avenue Road surgery (then part of the Gables Veterinary Group). In 1990 he took a year’s sabbatical to work as a locum vet in various parts of New Zealand, before returning to Malvern to become a partner in the practice.
The Gables Veterinary Group amicably split into its individual branches in 1998, and Malvern became the Avenue Veterinary Centre with Peter in partnership with Willie Campbell. When Willie retired in 2006 Peter took on the role of owner and director of the practice.
Peter lives in West Malvern. He is married to Sarah and they have three children, Tom, David and Rosie. At present they are down to one pet, a wonderful (but rather neurotic) seven year old Border Collie called Gully.
Recently Peter has purchased, with members of his family, a small area of oak woodland in the Wye Valley with the aim of managing it and improving it as a wildlife habitat. An exciting project!
Jonathan Tuthill BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS – Director & Vet
Jon grew up in Malvern and attended The Chase High School prior to going to The Royal Veterinary College, London, to study for his veterinary degree. During his 5 years in London he made sure he enjoyed everything the capital has to offer. After ‘seeing practice’ as a student at the Avenue Veterinary Centre, Jon started with us as a fully qualified vet shortly after qualifying in 2008.
Since then Jon has developed a keen interest in small animal surgery especially, but also enjoys getting out and about on lambings/calvings or general ‘fire brigade’ farm animal work.
Jon lives in Malvern Wells with his wife Emer, also a vet who has recently joined our team. They have a wide selection of pets, including a very handsome Labrador called Dougal, a gorgeous Shih Tzu (Dottie), a cat (Molly), a selection of chickens, and an aging pony (Rudy). Jon spends many hours walking his dogs over the Malvern Hills so if you ever see someone up there with a black Labrador and a small, white, fluffy dog in tow then it is probably him. Jon’s other hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, gardening, and travelling.
Clare Johnson BVM&S MRCVS – Vet
Clare grew up in Worcestershire, but then travelled north of the border to study in Edinburgh. After initially working in North Staffordshire, she joined Avenue Veterinary Centre for “just” a year in 1994. However, more than 20 years later she is still loving her job in Malvern.
She considers herself part of the fixtures and fittings and enjoys all aspects of her job.
Clare is married and has a daughter aged 13. She has 9 dogs, 6 ferrets and a horse to keep her busy. She enjoys competing her horse and running in her spare time, along with being a mummy.
Hannah Jones BVMS (Hons) MRCVS – Vet
Hannah grew up on a dairy farm in South Worcestershire and attended Hanley Castle High School before moving up to Glasgow Veterinary School for her veterinary degree. She qualified from Glasgow in summer 2010 and started full time at Avenue Veterinary Centre in September of that year. Hannah enjoys all aspects of mixed veterinary practice but has a particular interest in small animal medicine as well as equine work.
Hannah lives on her parents’ farm where she keeps her horses, which she is passionate about riding and competing, especially eventing. Hannah also has a little black and tan terrier called Todd.
Daisy Newey BVM&S MRCVS – Vet
Daisy joined us part time in May 2017. Daisy grew up in Warwickshire before moving to Edinburgh to undertake her veterinary studies. She qualified in 2001 and since then has worked in a number of practices in Warwickshire and Northumberland. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but has a special interest in small animal surgery and is currently studying for her Advanced Veterinary Practitioner Certificate. She is also a Veterinary Acupuncturist.
Outside work she previously enjoyed travelling until the arrival of her three children and is now kept busy with them and her two Labradors Echo and Ruby and cat Mindy. She has swapped exploring the world to campervanning the UK!
Clare Wells RVN – Head Veterinary Nurse (Administration)
Clare started nursing in 1991 in a practice in Evesham, joining the Avenue Veterinary Centre in June 1993. She qualified at the end of that year having studied at Bristol Veterinary University. After a short time, Clare became Head Nurse, a role which she carried out for 6 years before leaving to have her daughter. She then returned as a Veterinary Nurse. Clare has now returned to the role of Administrative Head Nurse.
Clare enjoys playing the piano, cooking, eating and then walking it off on the hills with her family and small terrier, Bandit.
Stephanie Burton RVN – Head Veterinary Nurse
Steff started working at the Avenue Veterinary Centre in November 2015 after working in practice for 5 years in Ross-On-Wye. She has also gained, due to her interest in horses, a ‘National Award’ in Horse Management.
She has a beautiful Cocker Spaniel called Damson to keep her and her Jack Russell Terrier Massey company. Her main hobby is to show her family’s Ryeland sheep at agricultural shows. In 2015 they won Breed Champion at the Royal Welsh Show.
Steff equally enjoys working with large and small animals and looks forward to meeting them all.
Sophie Powell RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Sophie joined us in 2013 and is an enthusiastic member of the Avenue team; living in Malvern along with her dog Tess and Guinea Pig Lottie.
She completed all her nursing training with us and in December 2015 qualified and is excited to be wearing the green uniform of a qualified Veterinary Nurse. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary work but especially farm work and is the TB Test Coordinator.
When not working she enjoys socialising and walking Tess on The Old Hills and also time lambing in the spring!
Rhiannon Tayor BSc (Hons) RVN – Veterinary Nurse
Rhi joined us in October 2015 having worked in veterinary practice for 6 ½ years.
She grew up in Herefordshire before going away to University in Plymouth to study Marine Biology and Oceanography gaining a BSc(Hons). She has now returned home to Malvern, where in her spare time she loves riding her horse and walking her dogs on the hills.
She very much looks forward to meeting all the clients and their pets.
In September 2017 Rhi became part time so that she could study for a Masters in Ecology alongside her work as a veterinary nurse.
Fiona Fearnley ANA – Nursing Assistant and Grooming
In 2005, we welcomed Fiona to a work experience placement that enabled her to study for a 2 year HNC in animal welfare.
After completing the HNC she continued to work at the Avenue Veterinary Centre and undertook a home study course to become an Animal Nursing Assistant (ANA). Fiona now works part time as a fully qualified ANA.
In 2015, she completed a Level 3 Dog Grooming City and Guilds qualification at Evesham Dog Grooming Academy. Along side her Assistant Nursing she will be running ‘The Avenue Groom Room’ and looks forward to this new chapter in her animal loving career.
While at home, she enjoys reading, drawing and painting (animals), calligraphy and all kinds of crafts. Fiona also enjoys picnics in the sunshine and sledging in the snow.
Nicki Osman BSc (Hons) SVN
Nicki joined us in August 2016 as Student Veterinary Nurse, studying one day per week at Abbeydale in Monmouth. She is originally from Solihull and has a degree in Zoology from the University of Derby. She is enjoying the veterinary diploma and loves learning about the anatomy and physiology of different animals.
Since living here in Malvern she has adopted a little black cat called Mia. Outside of work and college she likes rock climbing, quizzing and has recently taken up pole dancing
Wendy Smith – Practice Manager
Wendy grew up in Worcestershire and joined Avenue Vet Centre (Gables Vet Group at the time) in 1989 working part-time on a Saturday and sharing weekend duties with the nurses.
Wendy’s role as practice manager involves keeping the accounts in order and assisting Peter with the day to day running of the practice.
Wendy also enjoys working on reception in the afternoons welcoming new and existing clients chatting to them and their pets and helping them with their requirements.
Wendy Lives in Malvern with her husband Jonathan and her Jack Russell “Buck”, Cocker Spaniel “Chester” and not forgetting “Bobby” the budgie.
In her spare time Wendy enjoys walking her dogs, DIY, sewing and socialising.
Debbie Husband – Veterinary Receptionist
Debbie joined the Avenue Veterinary Centre in July 2014 working Tuesday-Friday as receptionist. She has experience of veterinary nursing and veterinary reception from previous practices in Worcester and Kidderminster.
She grew up in Kidderminster, but now lives in Leigh with her husband Alex, son Daniel and two cats Molly and Meg, recently adopted from the Cats Protection in Worcester.
In her spare time Debbie loves all things “cat” related and likes to help out with charity events. She also enjoys gardening, walking, socialising and spending time relaxing when she can!
Sylvia Warby ANA – Veterinary Receptionist
Sylvia joined our reception team in January 2016, after many years experience in veterinary practice in Worcestershire.
Sylvia lives in Malvern and has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Louie. In her spare time she enjoys cycling.