Meet Our Team

  • Jacqui Tyler

    Jacqui joined Practice in 2020 having relocated from Bedfordshire. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Veterinary Practice Manager and joins us from a busy small animal practice in Leighton Buzzard. In her spare time she enjoys reading, theatre and live music and is a qualified belly-dance teacher. Jacqui has always owned German Shepherds and naughty black cats.


  • Dr.
    Victoria Altoft
    BVetMed MRCVS

    Victoria qualified from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2002. After a period working in Nottinghamshire and then travelling in South America she moved to Devon in 2005 and has worked in small animal practice since. She enjoys all aspects of first opinion small animal practice and when not at work loves spending time playing folk music with her daughter and running around after her very active small son!

  • Dr.
    Caroline Gillespie
    MA, VetMB, Cert. Vet, Ophthal, MRCVS

    Caroline qualified from Cambridge in 1993. She initially worked in a variety of small animal practices in Berkshire and Oxfordshire before working for a short time at the Animal Health Trust where she gained her Certificate in Ophthalmology. She has spent the last 20 years in a large mixed Practice in Suffolk, working primarily as a small animal vet but seeing eye cases in all species. This summer Caroline and her family have fulfilled a long held dream to relocate to the south west where they have many family connections.

    When not at work Caroline enjoys canoeing, gardening and most of all walking and running with her golden doodle, Sky. She also tries to keep control of her 3 cheeky chickens, Annabel, Henrietta and Buttercup.

  • Dr.
    Jack Pearse

    Jack graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2013 and worked in a small animal practice in Somerset for two years before taking a job as an emergency night vet in Exeter. He has a general interest in small animal surgery and enjoys emergency work. At home he has a French cat called Sebastian and two freshwater turtles. In his spare time he enjoys paragliding, kayaking and fishing.

  • Dr.
    Linda Salmon
    BVetMed, MRCVS

    Linda Graduated from the RVC, London, after which she worked as a House Surgeon in the Department of Small Animal Surgery for 2 years. Surgery remains her particular interest. She has had a varied and interesting career, working in New Zealand in a large mixed practice for 5 years. She returned to Devon to set up a mixed practice in a rural area. This grew to 5 vets with specialist equine facilities. In 2007 she moved to Exmouth to take over a Small Animal Practice at Howard House. The premises were soon outgrown, and we were fortunate to be able to renovate and move to White Lodge. In her spare time Linda walks the dog, plays tennis and enjoys her garden. She loves the sunshine!

  • Dr.
    Paul Stanley

    Paul grew up in Devon but graduated “up north” from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh. He has a keen interest in small animal medicine and ultrasound scanning. When Paul is not working he plays a lot of sport and enjoys walking in the beautiful Devon countryside. He also has a cat called Keith from a rescue shelter. In 2020 Paul completed his BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

  • Dr.
    Jenny Turner
    BVetMed MRCVS

    Jenny qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2002 and has worked in Devon ever since. She originally started in mixed practice and became a purely small animal vet in 2004. She enjoys all aspects of first opinion small animal work with a particular interest in dentistry. Out of work she enjoys fish keeping and has three cats. She is also very busy with three small boys and last year climbed Ben Nevis!


  • Gillian Bright
    Head Veterinary Nurse

    Gillian joined us at White Lodge Veterinary Surgery in 2014. She qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2006. She has worked in both general practice and referral practice in Devon. Outside of work Gillian enjoys cycling and keeping up with two young children to stay fit.

  • Layla Harris

    Layla qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in august 2014 after training at Bicton College. She previously worked in a mixed practice for Six and a half years, before starting at White Lodge in October 2016.In practice Layla enjoys nurse clinics and looking after hospitalised patients. She has a beautiful blue British Shorthair cat called Ziggy who is full of mischief. In Layla's spare time she enjoys playing tennis for her local club and kayaking.

  • Claire Lovell

    Claire qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2012. She worked at a mixed practice in Bedfordshire for four and a half years before moving to Devon in February 2017. In her spare time Claire enjoys going for long walks in the countryside. In 2016 Claire spent three months in Vietnam volunteering with the charity Animals Asia, looking after moon bears.

  • Chloe Squibb

    Chloe Squibb Qualified in December 2019, having done all her training here.   She has a Collie cross and a terrier with whom she enjoys going on long country walks.  She also has a beautiful Ragdoll Cat.  Chloe enjoys her nurse clinics and helping to train the student nurses.

  • Lauren Curtis

    Lauren is a student veterinary nurse training at Bicton College when not in the practice. In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her Jack Russell Buddy. She has spent the previous four years working at Little Coombe boarding kennels and is now pursuing her dream job of becoming a vet nurse.

  • Alana Heselton

    Alana is our Yorkshire lass who joined us in October 2020 after relocation due to her husbands job. She has six years experience as an Animal Nursing Assistant, but will be starting college this year as a Student Nurse. At the age of 21 she ventured off to the Australian Outback to work on a 1.2million acre cattle station where she assisted with general property maintenance, hand rearing orphaned calves, mustering on horseback/motorbike, branding, ear marking, de-horning, drafting, weaning and inoculating 10,000 cows. She has three cats at home – Otter, Beep Boop and Whingey Gingey. When she is not removing cat hair from her food, clothes, furniture, face etc. She tends to her houseplant collection, listen to funk, soul and Motown, experiments with vegan cookery and enjoys cross stitching and sour beer!

  • Helen Kay

    Helen is a student veterinary nurse and studying at Bicton College. She completed her animal care course whilst living in New Zealand. She has a lovely Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Flo who she adopted from a rescue center and enjoys caring for her. In Helen’s spare time she enjoys cycling, paddle boarding, running and snow boarding. 


  • Bianca Gibbons

    Bianca has lived in Budleigh Salterton all of her life. She enjoys walks with her Cocker Spaniel Poppy, who is usually glued to her hip! She is a keen horse rider and has taken part in numerous competitions over many many years, horses are her passion. Bianca also loves travelling and exploring and enjoyed her 6 months adventure around Australia.

  • Jane Stevens

    Jane moved to Devon in 2010 and is loving her new life here. She has a young sprocker called Archie for the lovely walks in Devon. Jane enjoys going out and about cycling with her husband and may even get a doggie basket for Archie!

  • Mandy Goczkowski

    Mandy has been fortunate to live in Exmouth all her life. She is pleased to have joined White Lodge's friendly team over 5 years ago and enjoys helping clients with their animals. In her spare time she enjoys most outdoor pursuits. She loves going to Musicals with her friends. Her favourite being Miss Saigon. She is also interested in Astronomy.

  • Candice Gibbons

    Candice has lived in Devon her whole
    life. She thoroughly enjoys her role here with us at White Lodge Vets and is
    very passionate about animals. She has a keen interest in carp fishing and when
    she's not spending time around the lake she enjoys spending quality time with
    her family going on adventures in the countryside.

Together we make White Lodge the local, caring and professional veterinary surgery that it is.

Our staff are able to advise on all aspects of your pet’s healthcare from diet, to behaviour, dental hygiene to parasite control.