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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’.

Natasha is now back from maternity leave in May so hopefully we will not be quite so disorganised!

Karis Townsend

No relation to Elizabeth! Having achieved her Animal Management Diploma from Cirencester College she is now working with us towards her level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant qualification. 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 joined us this year and is currently studying for her Animal Care Assistants Diploma. She has just got a new puppy, Luna, who you might meet when you visit the surgery helping us on Reception.


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 currently working towards her dog grooming certificate.