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.
Gabriella graduated with honours in 2003 from the University of Naples, Italy. She holds an RCVS GP 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. Her main interests are all aspects of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery but she also greatly enjoys feline medicine.
Gabriella is mainly found in theatre carrying out complex surgeries which many other 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.
Gabriella: DVM (Hons), CertSAS, MRCVS
Lead Veterinary Surgeon
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.
Kate graduated with Honours from The Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and has been used to working in some exceptionally busy surgeries before joined our prestigious hospital team in 2019. Boasting a wealth of experience in soft tissue surgery and extensive general medicine knowledge, Kate is considered to be one of the best general practitioners in South London.
In the coming year Kate is hoping to start an advanced qualification in Small Animal Surgery which will see her gain further surgical excellence and put some well deserved further letters to her name!
Although Kate has a particular interest in surgery, she also enjoys spending time in consults with our many clients, communicating the very best way to keep their pets healthy and happy.
Outside of the surgery Kate enjoys jazz, travel and planning her forthcoming wedding!
Kate usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday.
Bridget grew up amongst Border Collies, various stray cats, horses and pigs in Millmerran, Queensland Australia.
Qualifying as a Vet in 2012 Bridget then came to London to practice in 2014 before joining our hospital team in 2016.
Bridget’s passion is Diagnostic Imaging and she is currently working towards becoming a Certificate Holder in this specialised field. She is our resident heart scanning and advanced abdomen scanning vet who sees many cases referred into our hospital for her experienced opinion.
In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, reading and spending time with her friends. Bridget is also a part of a local group where you can borrow a dog to go jogging with, to keep her company – sounds like fun! Bridget consults here at Streatham Hill Vets most days of the week.
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.
Mary Louise qualified from University College Dublin in 2011, after which she spent 3 years working in mixed practice in Ireland before moving to the UK to work with small animals. In 2016 Mary Louise completed a 1 year rotating internship and since then she has worked mainly in small animal clinics in Cambridge and London. She has a keen interest in medicine and ultrasound but her favourite part of the job is meeting clients and their pets in the consult room. Mary Louise is also studying for her small animal medicine certificate which she is due to complete in the coming year having already received a distinction in her written exam. Outside of work Mary Louise enjoys playing volleyball, Irish music and travelling home to visit her family in Ireland.
Mary Louise usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Elsa graduated from Liverpool Vet School in 2018, Veterinary Medicine being her second degree having initially undertaken BioVeterinary Science at the Royal Veterinary College. Elsa’s first position was at a busy hospital in Essex which included copious amounts of emergency consultations and surgery giving her plenty of experience with a wide variety of cases. Although Elsa enjoys meeting new patients and caring for returning cases, she has a particular interest in performing surgery and is looking forward to gaining more experience in theatre, assisting in many of our more complex procedures. Elsa takes a lot of joy from working together with clients to provide the best care we can for their furry family members. ] Outside of veterinary life, Elsa’s happy place is her kitchen, where she enjoys trying out new recipes and hosting fabulous dinner parties for friends.
Elsa:BSc (HONS) BVSc.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.
Eoghan moved to London in 2018 and began working across our South London surgeries where he is a very popular member of our Vet Team.
Qualifying in 2017, Eoghan was fortunate enough to spend his first year in practice in a busy surgery in Birmingham gaining a huge amount of experience both surgically and medically.
Eoghan’s passion is for small animal surgery means he can often be found in the operating theatre in many of our surgeries. Not wanting to be “out the back” all of the time and with a positive interest in client communication and customer service, Eoghan very much enjoys meeting both old clients and new in the consult room.
Outside of the surgeries Eoghan is a drama enthusiast with more than one string to his bow – he also plays the saxophone!
Kate qualified in Australia in 2011 and joined our London team in the summer of 2018. Prior to this Kate had spent time in busy hospitals in Australia before leaving in 2015 to travel and volunteer in Asia and Europe.
Being an incredibly knowledgeable addition to our wonderful team, Kate’s wisdom in both complex medicine cases and soft tissue surgery is extensive.
Kate is a proficient sonographer (ultrasound) and enjoys building strong relationships with all our clients to ensure your precious pets are greeted by a friendly, experienced and caring vet.
In 2019 Kate is hoping to begin studying for an advanced qualification in Small Animal Medicine.
Outside of the surgeries Kate enjoys ready, playing sport and hiking! Kate usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Introducing our extremely experienced and gold standard client service Surgeon Mark who joined us in 2018. Mark qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2001 and completed an RCVS diploma from the prestigious Cambridge in 2003.
Being a highly experienced General Practitioner with many years experience in soft tissue surgery, ultrasound and complex medicine cases, Mark also has a huge passion for exotics and looks forward to seeing you with your rabbits, rats, birds and other small furries!
Outside of the surgery Mark enjoys painting some incredibly impressive animals and also the more daring hobby of kite surfing!
Mark usually consults here at Streatham Hill Vets on a Thursday.
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 does not currently have any pets but along with all the other staff he looks after our rescue practice cat, Noodle.
In his spare time Dane enjoys art (sculpture), swimming and water-polo.
Dane MA: VetMB GPCert (SAS) MRCVS
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Frankie studied the BSc Honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science at the University of Bristol. She graduated with first class honours in 2015 and worked in a small animal first opinion practice near her hometown of Ipswich, before travelling and working in Australia in 2017.
Frankie enjoys all areas of veterinary nursing but has a passion for anaesthesia, and plans to start her certificate in anesthesia this year.
Outside of nursing, Frankie spends her time (and money) watching comedy and drinking coffee.
Frankie:Registered Veterinary Nurse
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:Registered Veterinary Nurse
Robert has been with us since January 2014 having worked for another small animal practice in London for seven years before joining our team. Robert is a qualified veterinary nurse having completed his training with us in 2019! Robert has a keen interest in dog handling and dietary management and has a lovely cat called Jazz who is a Russian Blue Cross.
In his spare time Robert enjoys classical literature, learning Polish and making wooden clocks.
Robert:Student Veterinary Nurse
Lauren trained at the Royal Veterinary College, where she studied the BSc Honours degree in Veterinary Nursing. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2011 and has experience in private, referral and charity veterinary nursing. Lauren worked as a Senior Nurse at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for four years and joined us in early 2017.
Lauren is a clinical coach and will be working closely with our student nurses to ensure they all qualify! Lauren enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a real interest in emergency care, rehabilitation and behaviour and is currently undertaking an Emergency and Critical Care certificate.
Lauren has fostered dogs and cats from Battersea and has hand-reared orphan puppies and kittens.
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 for an independent surgery, where she worked her way through the ranks to become manager. She then spent some time as an area manager for a large corporate group before returning to a customer care role at a busy referral centre. 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!
Customer Care Manager:
Marta came to London from Poland in 2015 after completing her MA in English philology. Since then she has worked as a veterinary receptionist and a pet store manager.
Marta has a lovely black domestic short-hair called Melka back home, and a chubby British Short hair Cross called Jabba the Cat here in London.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and taking long walks.