Veterinary Surgeons

Matthew Bowditch BVetMed.MRCVS

MatthewFrom a family background of Veterinary surgeons and farmers, Matthew graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1975. After three years in mixed practice in South Devon he settled into the Beaminster practice. The growth of the Practice from a cottage in the centre of town to a purpose built unit with modern facilities has been the fulfillment of an ambition.

Main interests in the practice are general medicine and surgery, with a special interest in diseases of the eye, poultry/game bird and dairy cattle medicine.

Matthew is married to Libby and has three sons, Ed, Robert and Charlie.

Home interests are working dogs (springers and Labradors) which belong to his wife when they misbehave, fly fishing and fly tying.

TerryTerry Girling BSc BVetMed MRCVS

Terry graduated from Leeds University in 1983 with an Honours degree in Animal Physiology and Nutrition. He then went on to the Royal Veterinary College and qualified in 1987 .

Having worked in large animal Practice initially he moved to Beaminster in 1989 to do more mixed Practice.

Interests include birds of prey, acupuncture, canine rehabilitation and he is currently chairman of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association.

Married to Sarah (also a Vet) and with son Tim, they share their home with dogs, cats , horses, loads of chicken and a flock of sheep.

In his spare time Terry enjoys falconry (and subsequently does rehabilitation work with birds of prey) fly fishing and is an enthusiastic naturalist.

He is particularly bad at DIY but his enthusiasm more than makes up for it!

Mary Salmons BVSc MRCVS

MaryMary joined the practice in August 2009 having spent a year at a large animal practice on the North Devon/Cornwall border. She studied and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at Bristol University in 2008 and has a special interest in farm animal medicine.

Mary is married to James, a local farmer. In her spare time Mary enjoys walking her collies, Diesel and Parsley, visiting friends and returning home to Hertfordshire to see her family.

Pamela Bowditch MRCVS

PamPam’s family have been long-standing clients of ours, running their own farm and keeping all kinds of pets including dogs, cats and horses for many years, and so Pam has had alot of experience in dealing with a variety of animals, and has a particular interest in large animals. Pam is married to Ed, son of Matthew Bowditch. In her spare time she enjoys competing her horse.


Niki Hinman MRCVS

Niki started out as our Saturday girl many moons ago and we were very sad to say goodbye to her when she left us for London Veterinary School. We weren’t sad for long however as Niki has now returned to her Girling and Bowditch roots! Niki is very keen on exotic species, so much so that one of her pets is a frog called Pablo!