Margaret Collins – Veterinary Surgeon


Margaret has wanted to be a vet for as long as she can remember and kept different animals when she was a child, including a crow which she taught to fly from the roofs onto her arm like a falcon!

Her love of surgery and the desire to get to the bottom of difficult diagnoses began whilst she was training at Cambridge, although she enjoys nearly all aspects of veterinary science.

She opened the first veterinary surgery on her husband’s farm in 1993, hence the name, and some years later she was able to realise her dream by designing the purpose made building we enjoy today.

So, it was with surprise that she found herself training for ordained ministry in the Church of England and since 2014 she has combined her love of animals, people and God by working part time as a vet and part time in the church and community.

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She is so grateful to have worked with a superb team throughout the years, who together built the business into something she was not happy to sell to a corporate company, so was very pleased when Fiona Chalke decided to buy the business in 2017.

Margaret is continuing to work part time and says she is happy to be leaving Manor Farm Vets in excellent hands, as Fiona will maintain and progress the high standards of animal and client care in a practice which has been at the forefront of general practice.

Outside work she enjoys being walked by her energetic cocker spaniel, looking after a menagerie of animals and spending time with her family, doing things like roasting marshmallows on an open fire when camping on the farm.

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