Our Team

Clare Tibbs BVM&S MRCVS (Director)

Clare qualified from Edinburgh University, and has worked locally since then. She has worked primarily in the livestock sector developing particular interests in fertility and mastitis of cattle. Clare is married to Mark, and enjoys helping and providing input to their family dairy farm in Stanton Drew. Clare also enjoys working with farm parks.

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Ed Simmons BVetMed MRCVS (Director)

Ed qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London. He worked in a large farm practice in South Cheshire practicing mainly with Dairy cattle before teaming-up with Clare in 2004. His main interests lie in preventative medicine, particularly cattle lameness. Ed grew up on his parents’ mixed livestock farm in Kingston Seymour where he has always maintained an input and interest. Ed also enjoys work in the poultry sector.

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Edna Bennett BVSc MRCVS (Director)

Edna joined our large animal team in the autumn of 2007, from a farm animal centred practice in west Wales, which she joined after graduation from the University of Liverpool in 2006. Her interest in farm animals and her desire to become a vet stem from growing up on a sheep farm in Norway. In Britain Edna leads a similar, outdoor life helping out on her husband’s riding school in south Somerset. Edna has two children Tobias and Sofia who now occupy most of her spare time!

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Lucy Jones BVSc MRCVS (Director)

Lucy joined the farm vet team in the summer of 2012 after graduation from Bristol University. She has always lived locally in Stanton Drew. She has interests in all aspects of being a farm vet. She is married to Richard, a local farmer.

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Emily Frost BVSc MRCVS

Emily joined us in the summer of 2014. Emily grew up on her family dairy farm in Brent Knoll. She has always had a strong passion for a career as a Farm Vet, and has spent time with us at the practice since her school days! Emily enjoys walking her dog Teasel and ringing the church bells in her spare time.

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Jonathan Williams BVSc MRCVS

Jonathan originates from the other side of the Severn Estuary where he practiced in the Cardiff area for many years before trying his hand in Somerset instead.

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Hannah Bradon BVSc MRCVS

Hannah joined us from Westfield Farm Vets in November 2020. Hannah, originally from ‘The Wirral’, moved South after graduation to work within a large farm animal practice in Wiltshire/Hampshire and despite her Northern roots has been persuaded to remain in the South West ever since. Hannah has specialised in Farm Animal Practice since graduating from Liverpool University in 2013 immersing herself in rural vet life, enjoying a mix of dairy fertility work, routine visits and emergency call outs. She has spent time teaching final year vet students from the Royal Veterinary College and enjoys leading discussion groups and organising farmer events. Hannah has a passion for all things livestock related but has a particular interest in infectious diseases, herd and flock health planning and dairy youngstock health. She also has an interest and experience in some of the more unusual farmed species such as camelids, goats, pigs and poultry and is a member of the Goat Veterinary Society. In her spare time Hannah enjoys running and exploring the Somerset countryside with her cocker spaniel.

Olivia Massey BVSc MRCVS

Liv joined the practice in autumn 2020 after graduating from Liverpool Vet School. Originally from a Pedigree Hereford farm in Lancashire, she has a keen interest in beef and sheep medicine. In her spare time she can be found at agricultural shows around the country showing her family’s cattle or catching up with friends over a drink.

Sophie Harding BVM BVS MRCVS

Sophie graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2019 with a keen interest in farm animal medicine, particularly preventative medicine and youngstock. Sophie had always lived in the Bath area so knows our North East territory well and is learning the rest fast! Sophie spends most of her spare time travelling around the UK, seeing friends and talking!

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Vet Tech

Yannick Underwood 

Yannick joined us in 2020 after completing a degree in agriculture at the RAU and spending many years within the agricultural industry. Since then he has headed up the vet tech service including foot trimming, freeze branding, disbudding etc. He runs a flock of Charollais sheep and Pygmy goats alongside his partner in Failand and is currently the world champion in stick fighting.


Sandra Gilling

Sandra joined Tibbs and Simmons in 2008 and works on reception. Her grandparents ran a small dairy farm in Regil and many holidays were spent with them. She joined in with haymaking, picking fruit in the orchard etc, but was and still is frightened of cows! She loves to read, walk and dance. 

Hayley Meech 

Hayley joined us in March 2020. She has gathered experience first-hand in farming cattle and sheep alongside her partner at home and through her degree at Harper Adams, where she completed a BSC Hons in Negotiated Studies which included equine and farm animal modules. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse, walking her dogs and enjoying time with her two young children.

Vicky Jones 

Vicky joined Tibbs and Simmons on the retirement of vets Furniss and Morton for whom she had worked for since 1981. She is part of the reception team and also spend a large part of her working day with the ordering and dispensing of drugs under the authority of the vets.

When not in work Vicky has a small herd of Ruby Red Devon cattle and a few sheep that keep her busy. Vicky also has a huge interest in the horse racing and breeding industry and is a keen member of the Elite Racing Club.