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Ashcroft Veterinary Surgery is an independent, friendly, family run Practice based in the Cotswolds providing the full range of medical and surgical facilities in a relaxed and caring environment. Our surgeries are fully equipped, all easily accessible with free parking. We aim to provide a flexible personal service, we have a pet ambulance for home visits, transport of patients and supplies and being independently run means we are able to accommodate all our clients’ needs.  A dedicated 24hr emergency service ensures that help is only ever a phone call away. Following our recent inspection by the Royal College our accreditation to Small Animal Practice Standards has been renewed. This means you can be sure that your pets are receiving the highest quality care.  With surgeries in Cirencester, Tetbury and South Cerney, we can care for pets across the South Cotswolds.

Natasha Burchett

Natasha  has been with the practice over 5 years and currently works as practice manager/head nurse. She has a foundation degree in veterinary medicine and gained her BSc Hons in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2012, gaining her provisional membership of the APBC. She has a keen interest in all aspects of animal behaviour, her main focus being on feline issues.

In 2012 she adopted two extremely opinionated rescue cats, ‘Moka’ and ‘Orio’.

Karis Townsend

No relation to Elizabeth! Having achieved her Animal Management Diploma from Cirencester College recently Veterinary Care Assistant qualification she helps Lizzie with all aspects of animal care and treatment at the surgery. In her spare time she plays ladies football, has had trials for the England Youth Football Team and currently plays for Forest Green Ladies.

Stephen Tushingham

Stephen graduated from the veterinary faculty at Liverpool University and has over 30 years experience treating small animals.  Apart from a short sojourn to Leeds working for the PDSA Stephen has spent all his working life in the Cirencester area. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

Lizzie Townsend

Lizzie is a qualified animal care assistant. She often brings her dog Luna to work to help when she is covering reception. Along with Karis she provides the majority of nursing care for our patients


Manor Farm Cattery

Cats Protection Stroud

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Blue Cross Burford


Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue

Vets Now Swindon

Hannah Duncan

Hannah joined us after moving from London where she ran her own dog walking business for several years. She is our morning receptionist and is a qualified dog groomer. She works at both our Cirencester and Tebury surgeries where you can have your dog pampered from a full clip down to a quick bath.