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Dr. Nick Valley DVM, MSc, MRCVS

Nick qualified from Urmia University, Iran in 1987. He worked as a clinician until 1994, before emigrating to the UK. He achieved his Masters degree in histopathology from Imperial College, London University in 1998. Nick joined Amical in 1999 and purchased the practice in April 2001. His main interests are surgery and oncology, with a particular interest in cruciate ligament repair surgery.


Dr. Craig L Joly BVMS, Cert VC, MRCVS

Craig qualified from Glasgow University in 1982 and worked at a veterinary hospital in Sutton, Surrey for 3 years, then 5 years at a veterinary clinic in Norwich. He joined Amical in 1991, two years after its opening. Craig has a special interest in cardiac medicine and has qualified for a RCVS certificate in Veterinary Cardiology.

Craig grew up in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Scotland while he was in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy, he worked with horses at a riding centre near Glas-gow, achieving BHS Assistant Instructor. This is where he met his wife Robyn, while teaching her nieces horse riding. It was with the support and encouragement of Robyn that he started his training as a vet.

Craig is a keen photographer, avid reader and an amateur radio operator. He has a sweet little Chihuahua named Coco.


Dr. Ann Carter MVB, MRCVS

Having been born in Kenya, animals both domestic and wild, were Ann’s inspiration to do Veterinary Science.

She qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in Dublin in 1984 and has spent 36 years devoted to small animal practice in both the UK and Australia.

She has decided to see out her career with a return to Amical Veterinary Centre in May 2020.

Her devoted husband and two children have allowed her to bring home many a “rescue” over the years and they have all enjoyed the privilege of companionship of rabbits, tortoises, a dog, cats, hedgehogs and multiple species of birds.

The story continues and she hopes that the best is yet to come!!


Dr. Rebecca Elmore BVMS, CertAVP(GSAS), MRCVS

Rebecca graduated from the University of Glasgow with commendation in 1996. She returned to the Fens, where she was born and raised, spending many years working in the Charity sector for the RSPCA.

She join the Amical team in February 2018 taking on the role of our prime surgeon. Rebecca’s passion has always been surgery and after several intense years of postgraduate studies she has become a holder of a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (General Small Animal Surgery).

She brings this expertise to Amical with both an enthusiastic and caring approach to our patients. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys walking with her rescue bull breeds throughout  our beautiful East Anglian countryside


Dr. Catherine Mair BVetMed, BSc, MRCVS

Catherine qualified from London Veterinary College in 1994 after achieving a degree in physiology from Liverpool University. After a short time in Worcestershire she came to work in March, married a local farmer and has stayed here ever since. She has worked with small animals, cattle and horses over the last 25 years and joined Amical in late 2018. She spends her free time working on her own farm, with her various pets, eventing with her daughter or watching her son play rugby.


Dr Amanda Charles BVSc, GPCert(Derm), MRCVS

Amanda qualified as a vet from Liverpool University in 2002. She has worked in small animal practice in Cambridgeshire ever since. Amanda has a special interest in dermatology and achieved a post graduate certificate in dermatology in May 2019. She is currently working towards advanced practitioner status. Outside of work Amanda spends most of her time with her family and her two very active young sons who keep her busy! She also volunteers for the charity Streetvet in Cambridge providing free veterinary care for the pets of homeless people.