We are a small animal out of hours emergency service based in St Davids Veterinary Hospital in Exeter. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of vets and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. We work alongside 13 local practices who chose to entrust the EVES service with the care of their clients’ pets whilst they are closed.
Originally from Romania, Anca qualified in 2006 at USAMV Bucharest and has been living in the UK since 2010. She previously worked as a veterinary surgeon in Devon for the five years prior to joining Exonia. Anca enjoy medicine and emergency and critical care and providing good care for her patients. She owns a mischievous cat called Diva that lives up to her name.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and going for walks around Devon`s coast and countryside .
Dale Linney BSc BVetMed MRCVS
Head Veterinary Surgeon
Dale started as the lead vet at EVES in September 2018. He moved to Devon upon graduating from the RVC in 2013, working in two local mixed animal practices. His interest in small animal practice in particular grew during this time and he embarked upon a certificate of advanced veterinary practice. He enjoys the varied and challenging caseload that an emergency hospital provides, finding that often the most difficult cases provide the most reward. When not at work he spends a large chunk of time keeping control of his unruly pack of dogs on walks in the Devon countryside, or out cycling roads and running trails, often to the sound of a podcast or a well-read audiobook.
Anna Dalby RVN
Anna qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1999 and has worked in a variety of practices in the south west ever since. Her nursing career initially found her working in both mixed and equine practices but she has spent the past few years concentrating her skills on nursing small animals. She's a local girl and has lived and worked in the county all of her life but that's not to say that she hasn't also done her fair share of travelling. Anna has visited China, New Zealand and Australia.
Kate Heywood RVN
Kate has been nursing since 2001, and since then has pursued interest surgical and emergency medicine.
Outside of work Kate spends much of her time producing ponies with her daughter and partner, often travelling the length and breath of the country to do so.
Kate has two dogs. Wiggle - a Heinz 57 and a real people dog, and Tilly - a mini wire-haired Dachsie who is very much the boss.
Fiona North RVN
Fiona joined EVES in August 2017. Since she qualified in 2012 Fiona has expanded her skills through orthopaedic nursing and a position as head nurse. Currently she is currently studying for a certificate in surgical nursing. During shifts Fiona is accompanied by her trusty helper Aldo, a West Highland White Terrier, whose particularly good at moral support, saving lives and asking for laptime which has become essential to the team. On her days off between the long nights, Fiona likes to get out running, but nothing beats unwinding when out with her (many!) dogs on the beach or the moors.