At Amity Veterinary Care, we believe that the team is our greatest asset.
Every personnel here has been carefully selected from a rigorous interview process placing attitude and mind-set as the most important criteria above paper qualifications. Following hire, they are then trained in various aspects that are required to become part of the team.
Working at Amity will not just a job, it will become a lifestyle. It is a continually learning process about the profession and life.
Time, effort and money will be invested in personnel development. The team will be recognised as making a difference to the practice and to other people’s lives, not just a number or a cog in the machine.
They will learn about the profession as a whole. They will learn about the workings of the practice, not just their job, being able to appreciate the whole of the practice.
Knowledge will be shared among vets such that it is a continual learning process.
Roles can be replaced but every person is individual and irreplaceable.
Dr. Lennon Foo GPCERT (SAM) BVETMED MRCVS
I was born in Singapore. I studied my ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels there before entering the Singapore Armed Forces to perform my national service. I was honourably discharged from the army as a Combat Infantry Officer to pursue my dream of becoming a vet in the UK.
It was tough studying in a foreign country so far away from home. I became independent very quickly and worked hard to complete my studies. I graduated as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College of London. My initial interest was zoo animals. I always felt being a zoo vet was pretty cool! Although I have chosen a different path since, my love for the exotic species still remains.
My first job brought me to Devon, a place which I fell in love with and knew that this was where I wanted to be in the UK, after all many of the British come here for holidays! After a short stint working with both farm animals and companion animals, I developed my skills in the companion animal sector and treated pets solely. Soon after, I achieved my certificate in veterinary acupuncture. This was something I always knew I would do. In my final year in college, I presented a paper detailing how acupuncture is used in general anaesthesia. I love that I am able to use this skill to help animals without using drugs.
After being qualified as a vet, I became very confident as a surgeon due to my natural interest. This led me to complete a medicine certificate as I felt I needed to ‘balance’ my surgical and medical skills. Hence, I like to think that I am able to offer a more rounded treatment option.
It was not long before I acquired the skill of minimally invasive surgery, also known as ‘keyhole’ surgery. Like many vets, I never realised the usefulness of this technique and how it can improve my patients’ lives until I started using it. I have never looked back since.
I relish using my veterinary expertise abroad as I have worked with various charities from being a one man band on a cat neutering mission in 3 Greek locations to a neuter clinic on a isolated island in Thailand and training vets in Cairo to writing policies in their local charity after the revolution.
Above all interests, I knew that I always wanted to run a practice, doing things my way as I felt there was plenty of room for improvement to how the veterinary service could be delivered to customers. It is with this dream and aspiration that Amity was created.
I look forward to providing you with the unique Amity Experience.
I was born in Devon and have lived here my whole life.
I absolutely love the countryside and couldn’t imagine a better place for me to live.
After leaving school I completed an apprenticeship in horse care at a stable yard that provides equine-based educational and therapeutic activities to disadvantaged young people and adults. After completing my apprenticeship I worked in local pubs before becoming a care assistant. I then returned to working with horses and disadvantaged young people and adults before finding my true calling here at Amity Vets.
For as long as I can remember, I have adored all animals, growing up I was fortunate enough to experience owning a variety of pets, from a lizard to a pony with many in between! As a child family members gave me the nickname of Dr Dolittle as I would befriend almost any animal I met – pet or wild!
I am currently the lucky (or mad!) owner of two horses, a Cocker Spaniel and Smokey the rat. I can’t imagine a life without pets. In that rare thing that people call ‘Free Time’ I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family and friends, going for walks on the Moors and going on holiday, I love visiting other countries.
I always knew that I wanted to work in the veterinary industry and I am glad that I took my time to get here and proud that I am where I have always wanted to be.
I can’t wait to meet you and your pet/s!
I joined the team in May 2019 to begin training in the veterinary profession after my previous role in veterinary diagnostics in a local laboratory.
Animals are my lifelong passion and I have cared for a variety of different pets from small cute cuddly creatures to big scary monsters; I love them all. I currently have a dog called Bella, and lots of different animals in my family.
Outside is where I spend most of my free time with my daughter, who on occasion has pulled me out of the work, as 2 year olds do! – Family Matters! I would one day love to own enough land to rescue as many unwanted pets as possible and give them a loving home.