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In addition to the Director, we have four full time and two part time veterinary surgeons working at Kingsteignton Veterinary Group.   All of our veterinary staff are highly motivated and continually work with us to provide the best possible care and service for our clients and their pets.

We believe that in order to provide a service above and beyond customer expectations, it is important for our staff to be happy in their work.   We therefore encourage our vets to follow areas of special interest and to undertake courses in continuing professional development.

Our vets provide services throughout the life of your pet, from initial examination and vaccination of a new puppy or kitten, through to a home visit for euthanasia when the time has come to say goodbye.

Nazim Mukadam - Clinical Director

Nazim is originally from Zambia where he grew up being around animals on his dad's farm in Lumbombo.  After completing his veterinary training at University of Pretoria in South Africa he worked as a Locum in Zambia for a short while before coming over to the UK.  He worked in Sutherland for 4 years, in Norfolk for 9 years, in Oxfordshire for 3 years.  More recently Nazim joined us in April of 2018 after returning from working in the Channel Island for 15 months.

He has completed a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2006 and Small Animal Surgery in 2007 with the European School of Veterinary Postgraduates Studies (ESVPS).  In 2017 he completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice CertAVP in Surgery at the University of Liverpool and is currently working towards a Designate Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

Although Nazim's main interests are in Small Animal Orthopaedics, he is a genuinely mixed practitioner having worked in with wildlife, horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits and other exotics in practice.

Outside work he likes the outdoors and takes part in various activities such as running, mountain and road biking, kayaking, kite surfing, diving, sailing and swimming to mention a few.

Howard Liebermann 

Howard was born in 1962 in Zimbabwe and had a very colonial upbringing, living on a farm and going to boarding school, with many stories to tell about those bygone days. He studied in South Africa, qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1987. He is married with 3 children, and his wife, Anne, is also a qualified Veterinarian. Howard always says that Anne is the best part of him!

Howard worked in South Africa for 9 years, initially at a welfare organisation on the edge of an African Township and then in Natal, near Durban. Here he gained valuable experience in diseases not normally seen elsewhere, such as Distemper, Parvo and Rabies! He developed an interest in surgery. As he says, “I learned very quickly because if I didn’t attempt an operation, there was no-one else who was going to.” These skills have stood him in good stead ever since.

Howard emigrated with his family to Devon in 1997. Having started work at KVG, he has never left, becoming a partner in 1999. His farm animal skills were developed quickly, and he well remembers the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001, “I had a newborn son and we were working all hours doing farm inspections, over and above our normal working day. I hope the farmers never have to go through something like that again.”

It is the diversity of the job that Howard enjoys so much, “I never know what I am going to be doing that day, when I wake up, and if one area becomes mundane, there are always so many other areas of our job that are interesting, be it the patients, the clients, the staff or the admin!” Having stepped down from Clinical Director role recently, Howard believes this will hopefully allow me to be an even better vet. 

Outside of work, Howard enjoys getting out on his mountain bike, and bird watching. He also loves to take his children camping on Dartmoor. He has a deep Christian faith and this affects his whole approach to life, “I spend so many hours at work, and I see it as much as a calling as a job; serving people and helping animals is an expression of my faith to me.  Howard has recently received a nomination for Petplan's Vet of the Year awards 2018.

 Tiziana Togni

I qualified in 2004 from Milan. I moved to the UK in 2005, working in a practice in Wales.  I started work here at KVG in September 2009 and in my spare time, I enjoy eating, relaxing and swimming.  At home I live with my temperamental cat called Seren, who regularly brings me presents!  Tiziana is a Certificate holder in Exotics, and has developed her interest in small animals from rabbits to snakes and all in between!

Julia Maloney

I qualified from Liverpool University in 2003 and joined Kingsteignton Veterinary Group in 2008 working on the small animal team.  I'm interested in cardiology and ultrasonography.  Outside of work I have 2 cats, Charlie and Gracie and i'm kept busy by my 2 young boys Danny and Jamie.

Jane Glover-Hill

Jane up until recently was a permanent member of the team, she is now doing freelance Acupuncture for us once or twice a month.  I qualified from Liverpool University in 1999. I worked in a mixed practice with a large equine bias in Chepstow for 5 years before having my first little boy.I also co-authored the book Vet Clinic for Horses by Hamlyn Books.

We moved down to Devon in 2005 (closer to my home in Cornwall) and I started part time work at Kingsteignton in February 2006.

Jodie Cleave

Jodie works predominantly for the RSPCA Hospital in Plymouth, but she does help us out at Kingsteignton from time to time.  Jodie had previously worked part time for us at Kingsteignton, but it had always been her dream to work for the charity.  When not working, Jodie's time is spent with her young family and her dogs.

Turlough Adley - Photo to follow soon

Turlough is currently locuming with us at Kingsteignton, after moving to the area with his family from Bedford.  Originally from Ireland, he has been a welcome addition to the team at Kingsteignton Veterinary Group.