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. 

Evelyn Torbet-Smith BVMS MRCVS

Principal Veterinary Surgeon & Owner

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

Veterinary Surgeon

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!). 

Brendan Ruban BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the University of Bristol having completed my veterinary degree, and doing an intensive course and gaining an Honours Degree in Pharmacology during an extra year of study.  I spent the first ten years of my career working in the Midlands, spending the last two years at the prestigious Willows Veterinary Centre, Solihull, working alongside 25 veterinary specialists, widely regarded as being some of the best in the UK.  Reluctantly, we decided to move south, because my family live here.  In August 2010, we made the big move here with my wife squashed by the weight of our three (properly secured) dogs in the front of a big Bedford van!  We have been so glad we moved, enjoying going out in London and the better weather! 


I have many interests, but my principal areas are care of the critically ill patient, internal medicine, surgery, cardiology and ultrasound.


My interests are gardening and cycling, and feeding my insatiable interest in the fascinating world around us. 

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Roisin Wheble BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sharon Hughes MVB MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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

Veterinary Surgeon & Dermatologist

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.

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