Always there when you need us

Personal contact is always important.  Here we list the names and qualifications of our team.

Veterinary Surgeons:



  • Dr Chris Bourne  M.A., Vet.M.B., M.R.C.V.S.

          Veterinary Surgeon and Director

  • Dr Victoria Organ  B. Vet. Med., M.R.C.V.S.

          Assistant Veterinary Surgeon (part-time)

  • Dr Emily Emerson  B.VSc., M.R.C.V.S.

         Assistant Veterinary Surgeon (part-time)

  • Dr Julie Lawrence  B.VSc., M.R.C.V.S.

         Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

  • Mr Alex Pounder  D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S.

         Assistant Veterinary Surgeon

  • Mrs Corina Prisada  D.V.M., M.R.C.V.S.

         Assistant Veterinary Surgeon



Nurses and Reception Staff:

  • Jill Snape Office Manager
  • Anna Balchin  VN (Insurance)
  • Susan Rooney (Behaviour and Puppy Pre-School)
  • Amanda Havard
  • Abi Hancox
  • Liz Tennent  (Insurance)
  • Louise Ellis  (Maternity Leave from March 2019)
  • Ellie Mackay
  • Natalie Hampson
  • Shauni Guice




Chris Bourne qualified from Cambridge University in 1990 having gained an Open Entrance Scholarship.  He immediately joined Shipston Veterinary Centre and has worked in the Practice ever since, becoming a partner in 1995 and a Director in 2003.  He enjoys music and hill-walking when he has time!

Victoria Organ has worked part-time at Shipston Veterinary Centre for more than 12 years.  She is married to a farmer and has three children.

Emily Emerson qualified from Liverpool University and started working part-time at Shipston Veterinary Centre in Spring 2017.  She is kept busy by her two young boys.

Sarah Ives graduated from Nottingham University in Summer 2017 having "seen practice" at Shipston Veterinary Centre as a student.  Sarah enjoys kayaking and plays the viola!

Alex Pounder graduated from Kosice University in Slovakia.  He is a native Briton and enjoys learning new languages, playing several musical instruments, sketching and cooking.

Corina Prisada graduated from Cluj-Napoca in Romania in 2012.  She has a young family of three and her husband is also a vet.  She has worked as a human nurse and enjoys learning English, at which she already excels!

How to contact us

Shipston Veterinary Centre Ltd

24 West Street
Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4HD



01608 661232


Our consultation times:



8.40 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Monday to Friday



Hospital Road,

GL56 0BQ

4.30 p.m. - 5.45 p.m. Monday to Friday

Times are variable. 

From February 2019, we are offering morning appointments between 9.30 and 10.30 a.m. for a trial period (weekdays except Tuesday)


All consultations at both surgeries are by appointment only


Please note that in emergency out of hours, the same number should be dialled.  Listen to the message, then dial 7 to be put through to the Emergency Vet.


News June 2019


Julie Lawrence


We are delighted to welcome Julie back to Shipston Veterinary Centre.  Julie worked with us for three years before moving to Bristol.  She is moving back into the Cotswolds in October.

Julie likes bell-ringing and her Guinea-pigs!


Vaccine Amnesties


Have you forgotten to protect one of your family? Are your dogs and cats protected?


We are running amnesties for pets who have lapsed in their essential vaccination cover which allows you to restart at half price.

The dogs amnesty will run in May 2019 and the cats in June 2019.


Wellness Clinics


From March 2019, we are starting to run Wellness Clinics with nursing staff at our Shipston site for Cats and Dogs over 8. These are to check for hidden problems in older patients.  Finding problems early is the key to health in old age.


Corina Prisada


We are delighted to welcome Corina to join our practice as Veterinary Assistant. Corina has moved from Romania and already speaks english very well.  She is a caring and conscientious vet who is enjoying working with our friendly team! 












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