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Meet the Medivet Faringdon Team

Medivet Faringdon is a friendly and dedicated surgery managed by Graham Pursey. He is assisted by head nurse, Polly Novis, and a team of nurses and receptionists.

As well as our permanent staff at Faringdon, we also have a team of mobile staff who work in several Medivet practices across Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. Click here to view a list of mobile staff members who may work at Faringdon from time to time.

We are a welcoming and warm team who are always eager to see you and your pets. Our aim is to provide the very best care for our clients in an environment you'll always want to return to. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Veterinary Surgeon

Graham PurseyGraham Pursey - Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I was born in Watford and went to school in Croxley Green and Mill Hill before taking a year out and going to the Royal Veterinary College in London, qualifying in 1989. Since qualifying I have worked in Watford, Barton le Clay in Bedfordshire and Witney in West Oxfordshire before joining Medivet in October 2007, becoming a partner at Faringdon in February 2008. I have lived locally in this beautiful area for over 16 years and currently share my home with my wife, two small children, a dog, a cat, two fish and four chickens.

Nursing Team

Polly Noviss

Polly Novis -  Head Veterinary Nurse

I completed my veterinary nurse training in 2013 and am now a registered veterinary nurse.I have been an animal enthusiast from an early age. My latest edition is a stray ginger kitten found abandoned at our Woodstock Branch he is now part of our family and Roy has settled in very well, we also have a Staffy cross called Marvin who I delivered at work last year as an emergency caesarean. I also have a mongrel called Chip, black Lab called Elvis, 2 tortoises Terrance and Godzilla, 4 Horses and lots of guinea pigs.

Sophie Kendall

Sophie Kendall - Student Veterinary Nurse

I previously obtained a level 2 diploma in animal care whilst working at a veterinary hospital in Dorset. I hope to train and qualify as a veterinary nurse whilst at Medivet, and look forward to a long and promising career.

Reception Team

Julie Brown

Julie Brown - Client Care Assistant

I was transferred to Medivet Faringdon in June 2008 from Medivet Oxted in Surrey when my family moved house.  I had been working at Oxted for ten and a half years. I like the fact that no two working days are ever the same! I like helping the clients and their pets; through the good and bad times. I live locally with my family.  We have a three legged senior citizen cat, Hugo and a young rescue cat, Hector.  We also have three chickens, Babs, Geraldine and Boudica - who seem to have no idea that chickens are supposed to lay eggs!