Meet our team

Caring, Professional, Unrivalled

At Streatham Hill Vets our professional team of vets and nurses care passionately about animals and treat every patient as a sentient being. Every member of our team is hand selected for their compassion and ability to go above and beyond for our clients. They have the skills to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class veterinary treatment.

Vets

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Gabriella DVM GPCert SAS

Gabriella is the Lead Veterinary Surgeon here at Streatham Hill Vets. Graduating with honours in 2003 from the University of Naples, Italy Gabriella holds an RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is also an RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

Our very own surgical Super Vet moved to the UK in 2007 to work in small animal practice and specialist referral practices. Gabriella enjoys all aspects of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, but has particular interests in complex fracture cases, TPLO for cruciate disease and Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) grading and surgery. Gabriella is a very experienced surgeon taking many referrals for pets across South London that are in need of her expert surgical skill. She also greatly enjoys feline medicine.

Gabriella is mainly found in theatre carrying out complex surgeries, surgery that many surgeons in London would hesitate to even attempt!

In her spare time Gabriella loves travelling and spending time with her spoiled rescued cat Poto.

Gabriella usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets Tuesday-Friday. Book an appointment to see wonderful Gabriella!

Gabriella: Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Felicity BBV BVSc MRCVS

Felicity qualified in Australia in 2012, where she worked for two years in a mixed practice before moving to England in 2014.

Joining our permanent hospital team in 2015, Felicity is an extremely experienced GP and popular surgeon among many of our longstanding clients with complex medical cases.

Felicity is extremely proficient in the skill of laparoscopy surgery (keyhole spays) together with all soft tissue surgery and advanced medicine cases.

Being an OV Practioner means Felicity is available to give advice and issue passports/export certificates to small animal companions wanting to travel.

One of Felicity’s passions is medical investigation and treatment in older cats and she has committed in 2019 to advancing her ultrasound diagnostic skills.

Away from the surgery, Felicity enjoys nipping back home to Oz occasionally and when in the UK loves horse riding and camping.

Felicity consults here at Streatham Hill Vets most days of the week. Book an appointment to see wonderful Felicity!

Felicity:

Veterinary Surgeon

Mary Louise MVB MRCVS

Mary Louise graduated from the University College in Dublin in 2011 and has since been fortunate to gain a multitude of high level surgical and medicine experience in many prestigious hospitals around the UK.

Working in London since 2018 Mary Louise has vast experience in advanced ultrasound, complex medicine investigations, soft tissue surgery and dental procedures which require a more sophisticated technique. Mary Louise recently gained an advanced qualification in Small Animal Medicine, which has enhanced her knowledge to diagnose and treat more involved and complex medical cases.

As a valued member of our London’s Best Vet 2020 Team, Mary Louise’s experienced is much respected in consultations at our Streatham Hill hospital and our Mayow Veterinary Surgery.    She can be found at our Streatham Hill hospital Monday to Wednesday and Thursday’s and Friday’s at our Mayow Veterinary Surgery.

Outside of the vets, Mary Louise enjoys writing articles for national newspapers (on veterinary matters!) and playing the piano accordion!

Mary Louise usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Book an appointment to see wonderful Mary Louise.

Mary Louise:

Veterinary Surgeon

Debbie BSc BVSc MRCVS

Debbie joins our exceptional Streatham Hill Hospital Team as an incredibly popular veterinary surgeon with over 10 years qualification and boasting outstanding small animal general practitioner experience. From working in busy veterinary hospitals in South Africa for many years as well as in the UK for the past few years, she’s gained high level skills in a wide variety of complex medicine, chemotherapy and soft tissue surgery cases. An extremely accomplished small animal veterinarian, Debbie enjoys consulting with her regular clients and being a trusted advisor for all of your pets medical care.

Debbie lives in London with her terribly handsome cat and spends her time away from the surgery studying for a further advanced qualification in Small Animal Surgery

Debbie:

Veterinary Surgeon

Viraf MRCVS

Viraf joins us from Melbourne, Australia after coming to the UK to practice in 2017. Viraf began working in a busy hospital in Berkshire, before joining our permanent Vet Team here in London.

Initially unsure whether to study human or animal medicine, thankfully for us Viraf’s acute fondness for small furry companions won through and he graduated from Melbourne University in 2015.

With a keen interest in ultrasound, neurology and soft tissue surgery, Viraf is looking forward to continuing to grow his surgical experience over the next few years and is currently undertaking a further qualification to become a recognised Advanced Veterinary Practitioner with a heavy focus on medicine cases and utilising his advanced ultrasound skills.   Viraf puts his long standing client relationships high on the list of what makes him a great vet!

When not in surgery Viraf enjoys playing ice hockey, reading and painting landscapes and mountains from his travels. Viraf usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Viraf:

Veterinary Surgeon

Corina MVB BSc MRCVS

Qualifying in Dublin in 2013 ,Corina joined our busy Vet Team in early January 2019 after spending many of her practising years gaining a huge amount of experience in both medicine and surgery in South London.

Considered one of South London’s best all round General Practitioner vets, Corina is a both an excellent advanced sonographer (ultrasound) and highly competent soft tissue surgeon. Currently undertaking a further certificate to gain an advanced veterinary qualification specifically in surgery, Corina can often be found in theatre at both our Mayow Veterinary Surgery and our hospital in Streatham.

Being an OV Practioner means Corina is available to give advice and issue passports/export certificates to small animal companions wanting to travel. Corina usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets on Mondays.

Corina:

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Dane MA VetMB GPCertSAS MRCVS

Dane qualified from Cambridge University in 2000. Since then he has worked in all
aspects of small animal work in many practices across London.

His interests include surgery and ultrasound. Dane also holds a post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery and spends a considerable part of his time in the operating theatre.

Dane is the proud owner of the surgery Mascot “Monty” the Mini Schnauzer who regularly comes along to the surgery for copious cuddles from the hospital team.

In his spare time Dane enjoys art (sculpture), swimming and water-polo.

Dane MA: VetMB GPCert (SAS) MRCVS
Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Alice BVSc BSc MRCVS

Alice joined our brilliant London team in the summer of 2020 after qualifying 7 years ago with a distinction in Veterinary Science from Liverpool University. Having previously worked as a Senior Vet in a surgery regularly featuring on British TV, Alice’s vast first opinion surgery experience and gentle knowledgeable manner with the pets she treats has made her a hugely popular addition to our Team.

Alice excels in both internal medicine and soft tissue surgery and can often be found in theatre carrying out laparoscopic surgery when she’s working in our flagship hospital!

Away from our popular surgeries Alice loves to travel, sail, climb and wind down by listening to music.

Alice:

Ailis BVSc MRCVS

Ailis graduated with a degree in Veterinary Science from Nottingham University in the summer of 2019 and joined our London Vet Team in early 2021!

In her early qualifying years Ailis has been exposed to a lot of critical care and emergency treatment, exciting internal medicine cases and general soft tissue surgery all around the UK before deciding the bright lights and bustle of London was where she was destined to treat sick pets needing her care.

Being part of a large hospital team within a popular charity prior to joining our Team, this has ensured Ailis is well prepared for treating sick pets to the very best professional standard whilst growing her own areas of interest in ultrasound and soft tissue surgery.

Away from our busy practice, Ailis likes to ski, scuba dive and run!

Ailis:

Ourania BBSc DVM MRCVS

Although qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2019, Veterinary Medicine is only one of 2 degrees held by our London Vet Team Surgeon, Ourania. Known affectionately as Rania to her colleagues and clients, Rania was welcomed into our London Team in early 2021 bringing with her some excellent soft tissue and first opinion internal medicine skills from her time at a busy hospital in the UK so far.

Having solid general practitioner skills in ultrasound, dentistry, internal medicine and surgery, Rania is an excellent addition to our popular surgery team for those first opinion cases when your pet is unwell or requires a health check with a friendly and experienced veterinary surgeon.

Since joining our London Vet Team Rania is keen to develop her Laparoscopic surgery skills at our flagship hospital.

Away from the surgeries Rania enjoys team building events, socialising, public speaking and volunteering for charities.

Ourania:

Nursing Team

Clinical Manager

Chris RVN

Chris joined our London Team in early 2020 with a wealth of experience in many areas of nursing and manages the nurse training requirements for our students in SW London.

Having worked in our dedicated industry for over a decade, Chris began his career as a volunteer and is still giving back with his role as a Team Leader at Street Vet, helping care for pets on the streets of South London.

When not at work, Chris likes to spend time with his Siberian Cat Millie and keep up to date with the latest in human and veterinary medicine and foreign travel. He is also an avid, season ticket holding, lifelong Tottenham fan!

Chris:Clinical Manager

Clinic Coordinator

Sarah RVN

Working in the veterinary industry is a life long vacation for Sarah. She has spent 19 years working in a busy charity hospital, where she trained to become a Registered Nurse and a branch manager in 2013. Sarah also has experience as a practice manager at a referral clinic seeing many interesting and complex cases over the years.

After moving to South London, Sarah decided she missed being hands-on with all those lovely pets, giving gold standard love and care and swiftly returned to nursing and this is when she joined our Streatham Hill Vets team as the Clinic Coordinator.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her partner, their 2 parrots and 2 dogs.

Sarah:Clinical Coordinator

Head Nurse

Kirstie RVN

Wonderful Kirstie joined our team at Streatham Hill Vets as a head nurse!

Kirstie started nursing in 2012. She started an animal care nurse studying in Surrey, and then moved up north to the midland and started her Veterinary nursing diploma at Pershore college where she gained and completed an advanced nursing course in 2017. Kirstie was made a Head nurse in 2017 in a small animal 1st opinion practice and then went on and became head nurse of a large animal hospital in central London. Whilst taking on this role at our surgery, she also began a certificate in emergency and critical care.

Kirstie really enjoys ECC and has a passion for all our furry friends who are in critical need!

Outside of work, Kirstie is an avid gym-goer and enjoys weightlift and cardiovascular fitness. At the weekends, she can normally be found searching for exceptional coffee and cake in London’s cafes!

Kirstie:Head Nurse

Veterinary Nurse

Tara RVN

Tara graduated from University College Dublin in 2016 with a first-class honours in Veterinary Nursing. Tara has also completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine Nursing before moving to the UK to work in a referral hospital.

Enjoying all aspects of nursing, Tara particularly enjoys surgical nursing including both soft tissue and orthopaedics. She recently trained as a clinical coach for our wonderful students.

Outside of work Tara enjoys travelling and teaching herself how to play the ukulele.

Tara:

Veterinary Nurse

Tracey RVN

Tracey qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015 and joined us from a Specialist Referral Clinic in 2016.

Tracey is passionate about animals and not only does she work hard taking care of pets she also volunteered for 10 years at the London Wildcare Trust (now known as Riverside Animal Centre)! She still hand rears injured and orphaned wildlife until they are well enough to be released.

Tracey’s favourite animal is a squirrel!

Tracey:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sarah

Sarah has been a veterinary nurse for 3 years and before joining our experienced team in May 2019, she had much experience at a busy animal hospital as an Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) nurse. She is about to enter her 2nd year at college and once qualified she is looking to complete a certificate in Critical Care. In 2020 Sarah has been nominated for the prestigious Pet Plan Nurse of the Year Award.

At home Sarah has a rescue Staffie X and a rescue bearded dragon. What a mix!

Outside of work Sarah enjoys socialising with her friends and family.

Sarah:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Lauren

Lauren moved to London in 2019 to gain more experience at our busy animal hospital and is currently in her second year of her veterinary nurse training. Lauren enjoys medical nursing and has a special place in her heart for our geriatric patients. Through this love Lauren adopted Harvey, a stray 17-year-old cat who has made himself very at home!

In her spare time Lauren likes to spend time with Harvey and to bake goodies for her work colleagues.

Lauren:

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hannah

Hannah joined our hospital team in 2021 to complete her student nurse training. Hoping to qualify this Summer, Hannah has previously worked in large hospitals and smaller independent teams in London, gaining knowledge of both general practice, surgery and emergency care.

Hannah enjoys performing laser therapy post operation to help pets heal more quickly.

Once qualified, Hannah would like to take her emergency care experience further and is considering a role where she works at night!

Hannah:

Veterinary Care Assistant

Samirah

Samirah is an avid animal lover and has been a veterinary care assistant since 2018 and can often be found spending time in our wards helping to give care to all our inpatients. There’s no shortage of cuddles! Samirah hopes to train as a veterinary nurse in the future.

In her spare time, Samirah loves to practice Aromatherapy, exercise, LED therapy and trampolining!

Samirah:

Veterinary Care Assistant

Victoria

Growing up with a strong love of pets, despite being slightly allergic to cats, she couldn’t resist rehoming 5! Victoria moved to London to work in our animal hospital in 2020. She hopes to continue her student nurse training shortly!

Victoria has a keen interest in hydrotherapy and in her spare time enjoys Japanese and Korean culture.

Victoria:

Support Team

Practice Manager

Rob RVN

Robert joined our surgeries in January 2014. During his time with us he became a Registered Nurse and is now an Area Manager for South London.

In his spare time Robert enjoys classical literature and making wooden clocks.

Rob:Practice Manager

Customer Care Manager

Vanessa

We welcomed Vanessa to Streatham Hill Vets in 2020 as our Customer Care Manager. Vanessa has worked in veterinary practice for over 35 years so is a hugely experienced member of the team! She began her career as a Kennel Assistant and progressed to a Management Position within a busy team.

Hugely knowledgeable in many areas of our industry, Vanessa has a keen interest in pet training, behaviour and nutrition. As well as caring for clients and pets Vanessa cares for her own pets- a naughty 14 year old Chihuahua and a very docile cat! Fun fact, Vanessa is also a trained Reiki healer!

Vanessa:Customer Care Manager

Veterinary Receptionist

Brodie

Brodie has been working with animals since she was a teenager. Originally in wildlife sanctuaries and reptile awareness displays until qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in Australia in 2015. Since then she has gained further experience with Australian wildlife, companion birds and reptiles, emergency care and dermatology before starting with the Streatham Hill team as a Veterinary Receptionist mid 2020.

In her spare time you can find her practising piano, hula hooping and hiking.

Brodie:

Veterinary Receptionist

Amy

Amy has worked in reception roles for many years and enjoys greeting our lovely clients and their cherished pets. She has always adored animals and can’t resist making a fuss of all of the adorable patients that visit our surgery.

In her spare time, Amy loves to get creative through performing, writing, and producing artwork. She also enjoys having lots of cuddles with her black cat Foxy, who she re-homed from our surgery!

Amy: