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Support staff

Charlie Brook - Practice Manager

Charlie has been involved with the practice both in Leamington Spa and since 1990 at Spring Paddocks.

Living on site and married to a Veterinary Surgeon, she cannot help but become involved with all aspects of veterinary work. Although she doesn’t ride as much now, she still owns several horses and ponies and gains great pleasure watching them compete at Riding Club and British Eventing.

Sarah Biddle - Office Manager

Sarah grew up in Warwickshire and enjoyed going to Young Farmers. She graduated with an HND from the Welsh Agricultural College and since then she has worked in various yards and for Agricultural Suppliers, some of you may remember her from her time at Midland Shire Farmers.

She joined the staff at Spring Paddocks in 2003 and has been a friendly voice on the end of the phone ever since! Aswell as being on reception she also makes herself very useful on the yard and in the clinic when needed.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys looking after her horses Moley and Danny.   She also enjoys watching Northamption Saints play Rugby when ever she can!

Holly Blackmore - Receptionist

Holly joined the practice in June 2007 and works part-time in reception. This also allows her time to devote to her career as a McTimoney Corley Equine Spinal Therapist.

Having completed a degree at Warwickshire College in Equine Studies in 2004, Holly has worked in a wide range of equine roles prior to coming to Spring Paddocks. Holly handles many office roles, but is particularly responsible for marketing and vaccination reminders.

She has always competed in Dressage and Eventing, however now her gelding is semi-retired, she lightly competes her friend’s hunter to keep her hand in!

Clare Blackwall - Receptionist 

Clare joined the practice in Spring 2011 and is part time in reception, she has taken on insurance as her particular responsibility.  She owns Jelly, a Shetland cross for Charlie and a homebred mare called Flora which she enjoys competing and autumn hunting when Charlie, her son, allows!  She also owns two dogs which she enjoys walking. Currently on maternity leave.

Suzie Sheldon - Yard Manager & Senior Clinical Assistant

Suzie grew up on a dairy farm and spent her younger years helping on the farm and riding and hunting her ponies. She then graduated from Bishop Burton in 1989 with a diploma in Farm Business Management. She has worked all her life with horses, mainly eventers and hunters, and has competed in eventing up to 2*.

She joined the practice in 1998 and is now an invaluable member of the team; she manages the clinic, in house laboratory and assists the vets in all procedures.

In her spare time she enjoys trips to Ireland, skiing and walking. In October 2013 she completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 11 hours !

Sam Austin- Yard and Clinic Assistant

Sam joined the Spring Paddocks team in November 2016. Her roles in the practice include in-patient care, assisting the Vets in the Clinic with procedures and running bloods and other samples in our in-house laboratory. Sam also helps in Reception, answering the phone and booking in appointments.

When not at work, Sam can be found riding one of her 3 horses. In the Summer, she events and competes in Inter-hunt relays and in the Winter she hunts with the Warwickshire and Bicester Hounds.