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Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in farm healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.



Simon White BVSc MRCVS.

I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1986 and went on to work in Norfolk, Bedfordshire, London and New Zealand, before joining White Lodge in 1993, and became a partner in 1995. Within the practice I am involved in all daily duties, both small animal and large. My main passion lies within small animal and equine surgery, and keeping up to date with the recovery progress of all my patients.  

When I do manage to get some time alone, I enjoy skiing, paragliding, scuba diving, water sports, fishing, shooting, and of course horse riding. Alongside this, my family run a small-holding and racehorse recuperation and training facility. So it's safe to say, whether I am at work or home, there's always an animal within arms reach!

Tom Gliddon BVSc CertEP MRCVS.

I graduated from the University of Bristol in 1992 and joined White Lodge in 1996, after stints in Shropshire, North Wales and North Devon. I then became a partner here in 1999 and have since passed the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice . I have been on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons panel of examiners for the postgraduate certificate in Equine Practice. I have been on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons panel of examiners for the postgraduate certificate in Equine Practice and have recently been appointed to the prestigious role of RVS for the farriers registration council.

My major interests are general equine practice, particularly stud work and lameness investigation, as well as farm animal practice.  Outside of work, my interests include horse riding, hunting, cricket, rugby and enjoying family life with my wife Kate and our three children.. The family doesn't stop there though, we also have 6 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 25 ewes, 6 chickens, and 2 guinea pigs!

Paul Gannon BVetMed MRCVS.

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2003, and after 18 months working in West Wales I returned home to Somerset and have been at White Lodge ever since! I became a partner in 2014, alongside Philip, Tom and Simon. I embrace all aspects of traditional general practice, but would have to say my main interests lay within small animal surgery and preventative medicine, as well as obstetrics on the farm side. I have become particularly proficient at TB testing, and widely studied all aspects on intra-handling system behaviour of the bovine!  

 Old machinery has become a real interest to me in recent years, the long spoken of tractor restoration has taken periodic breaks in favour of an emergency lawnmower rescue! More conventionally, I am a keen cyclist on and off the road, so watch out for me on the strava leader board!

Carly Martin Pope BVM&S MRCVS

I graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 2010. After five fabulous years in Scotland I moved home to Somerset and worked for a year in a busy mixed practice.  I then ventured away to Dorset for three years to gain more experience of equine and farm work.

In my student days I spent a great deal of time 'seeing practice' at White Lodge, and I am very happy to be back at such an exciting time for the practice with the new equine clinic opening. I love the variety of mixed practice, although my favourite days are spent out and about in the countryside visiting yards and farms.

Outside of work I spend much of my time farming or sat on a horse. This year I am planning to have some fun competing in some British Eventing BE100 classes on my little Irish horse 'Jake', whilst also expecting a foal from my ex-eventer 'Wings'!. Over the Summer I am regularly involved with course building and judging at local horse shows.  For relaxation I enjoy walking my Border Terrier 'Waggers' on the Quantocks, cooking and playing village rounders.


Matteo Tardella MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Pisa in 2017 and joined White lodge in January 2018. In Italty during my study I spent a lot of time in the university hospital helping with inpatient care and stud work including embryo transfer.

After an externship in the UK I decided to find a job in england so I joined the White Lodge team.

My major interests are in general equine practice, particularly dental work, stud work and equine medicine. I also enjoy the farm work.

Outside of work I like to go fishing, play football and volleyball, horse riding and I enjoy a nice walk in the countryside.



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