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Introducing our new Vets

Introducing our new Vets

Each month the numbers of pets we are seeing through our doors continues to increase. Some of this is due to the relocation of our Yeovil surgery (which has now been open 16 months!), but more importantly word of mouth encourages new pet owners to experience the care our team is consistently providing at our surgeries in both Yeovil and Sherborne. As a result we have once again added to our team, Amaia joined us in May and Peter in July this year. I thought it would be a nice introduction to provide short biographies, in their own words!

Amaia Goiri Tafalla MRCVS

“I was born and grew up in the green, rainy and beautiful Basque region of Spain qualifying in 2002 from the university of Zaragoza. After spending a year gaining experience at the Ecole Nationale Veterinarie de Toulouse, France, I went back to Spain and started working in a Small Animal Practice in Barcelona.

In 2006 I moved to the UK looking for a new and exciting challenge. Since then I have worked and lived in the Somerset-Dorset area treating domestic pets.

I love the interaction with all types of pets but I have a soft spot for cats. Through the years I have developed an interest in Soft Tissue Surgery and Ophthalmology.

Outside of work I spend all my time with my two children Jon and Nora. We love the outdoors and often help daddy with the sheep and cows! I have two amazing dogs, Harry and Poppy, and a sweet rescue Cockatiel called Francis. I like the simple things in life such as the cinema and reading but I also enjoy challenging myself to learn a new language!”

Peter Luscombe BVSc MRCVS

“I was born and brought up in the South Hams district of South Devon where my family are farmers going back many generations.

After qualifying from Liverpool with Honours in 1990, I joined a small mixed practice in Gloucestershire, throwing myself into the “all creatures great and small” lifestyle.

In 1992 I moved to Yeovil continuing as a mixed practice vet for another 10 years, but for the last 15 years I have focused on our domestic pets. While not neglecting my surgical skills, I have progressed an interest in and undertaken further training in Small Animal Medicine and am currently developing an interest in skin problems, undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology.

I have always considered it a privilege to be a Veterinary Surgeon, and consider it a responsibility to help my patients and their owners to the best of my ability, helping to make a personalised treatment plan, especially when making difficult decisions.

Away from the surgery, my family keep a small flock of Zwartbles sheep (a nod to my family heritage and early career), as well as a collection of 7 cats (at the last count), 2 dogs, a couple of ponies and more chickens than my wife will admit to. I also enjoy kayaking and canoeing with my daughter at a local club. Additionally, I serve on the committee of the local branch of the RSPCA and have made visits to give talks at various Pre-Schools and Primary’s over the years. After being quizzed by 5-year olds, nothing my clients can ask will surprise me!

I am delighted to join the team at Newton Clarke Veterinary Surgeons and bring over 25 years of local knowledge and experience with me.”

We are proud to have attracted two vets who are both already established and respected in the local area. They have settled in well to our team, are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to you meeting them too!


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