We are a mixed practice in the heart of the Peak District. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to our own 24-hour emergency care that our own vets are responsible for at the practice.
Richard joined the practice in 2007 as a mixed practice vet, specialising in farm animal medicine, having graduated from Glasgow University in 2005. Prior to this he had been working at a mixed practice in Yorkshire for two years. Following Eddie’s retirement Richard became senior vet at the practice, and is currently our clinical director. When not working he enjoys going walking with his wife and their two daughters (future vets) and their two dogs, Coire and Milo.
Steve Coltman BVSc MRCVS
Steve graduated from Liverpool University in 1987. Having worked as a mixed practice vet until 2004 and then as a small animal vet, Steve joined the practice in 2007 as a full-time small animal vet. He lives locally with his wife and son as well as his dog, Pip.
Simon Pollard BSc(VetSc)Hons BVM&S CertES(Orth) MRCVS
Simon graduated from Edinburgh University in 1989 and, after a short period in mixed practice, undertook a year residency in equine medicine at Kansas State University. Upon his return to the UK, he worked in equine practice in the Midlands before a surgical residency at the Royal Veterinary College during which he attained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics). Simon was then self employed for ten years concentrating on equine lameness, back and performance issues and providing general veterinary services to a practice in Derbyshire. He has joined Knox & Devlin on a part-time basis bringing his thirty years of equine experience to the existing team. On those occasions when Simon has spare time, he can be found on his mountain bike or motorbike, walking Max the Welsh Springer Spaniel, attending a wide variety of concerts and festivals and supporting his daughter’s varied interests.
Ellie Richardson BVSc MRCVS
Ellie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018. She is an adopted northerner from the southern states of Surrey. Throughout her working day she enjoys treating anything with four legs! She is one of our mixed practice vets at Knox & Devlin. Ellie loves playing hockey in her spare time.
Ventsislav Yordanov MRCVS
Venci graduated in Bulgaria 2006. He joined the practice in June 2017 as mixed vet. He has previously been working as mixed vet in Bulgaria and as official veterinarian in UK. He enjoys farm animals work and soft tissue surgery.