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
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.
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!).
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.
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.