Veterinary Surgeons

We have five full-time vets, and one part-time vet. We are an experienced group of vets, with a broad diversity of skills between us. 

Meet The Team

Evelyn

Torbet-Smith

BVMS MRCVS

Practice Owner Veterinary Surgeon & Director

I grew up on a farm in rural south-west Scotland.  After graduating from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1983, I envisaged myself being a country vet with a Landrover and a dog.  However, an odd turn of fate saw an old acquaintance offer me a job in London.  Not my ideal location but we have to start somewhere!

 

Well that job turned out to be a great job in a lovely friendly practice with very caring clients who allow vets to carry out their profession to a high standard, which is very rewarding.

 

I have a special interest in tortoises and all aspects of feline medicine and surgery.  My hobbies are hill walking, cycling and gardening with my bunch of six cats.

Arasi Sathiaseelan

BVetMed MRCVS

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. I have been working at the Laurels  since I graduated, and also spent a lot of my training years at here as well!  I enjoy all aspects of my job, but am particularly interested in surgery and laboratory work.  I would say I am a friendly, approachable person with a good sense of humour and I strive to provide the best care for our clients and their pets.  I have a variety of interests outside work, which include reading fiction, travelling and watching tennis (I try to attend Wimbledon as often as  possible - despite sometimes having to queue overnight for tickets!). 

Sharon Hughes

MVB MRCVS

I graduated from University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. I started working in small animal practice in south east London later that year and have remained close-by since.

I started working here at the Laurels in February 2017 and have enjoyed getting to know all the lovely clients and pets here.

I love to keep busy outside of work with horse riding and Crossfit occupying much of my time.

I have a cat named Domino whom I originally "fostered" but of course couldn't bear to give up! I also am lucky to share a horse named Molly.

Inge Geens

DVM CertSAD

MRCVS

After graduating from the Ghent Veterinary School, I completed an internship at Utrecht Veterinary School. Following this I entered general clinical practice where I developed a specialist interest in dermatology. I hold the RCVS certificate in dermatology. I have been providing referral dermatology services in the South East since 1994.

I work every Wednesday at the Laurels, seeing general practice cases alongside my dermatology referrals.

Roisin Wheble

BVetMed MRCVS