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

Veterinary Surgeon

Gabriella

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 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 including Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) grading and surgery. Gabriella is an experienced orthopaedic 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: DVM (Hons), CertSAS, MRCVS
Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Felicity

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: MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Kate W.

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 to Friday. Book an appointment to see wonderful Kate!

Kate MRCVS:

Veterinary Surgeon

Bridget

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. Book an appointment to see wonderful Bridget!

Bridget:Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Viraf

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: (MRCVS)
Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

Mary Louise

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 will shortly be completing an advanced qualification in Small Animal Medicine which will enhance her knowledge to diagnose and treat more involved medicine 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

Corina

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:

Veterinary Surgeon

Eoghan

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!

Eoghan MRCVS:

Veterinary Surgeon

Kate

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.

Kate MRCVS:

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Dane

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

Veterinary Surgeon

Rebekah

Rebekah graduated from University of Edinburgh in 2017 and began her vet surgeon journey on the Isle of Wight, carrying out copious amounts of emergency consultations and life saving surgery, giving her plenty of experience with a wide variety of cases.  Rebekah returned to London in 2019 to join our London’s Best Vet 2020 team.

Rebekah has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion general practice, emergency surgery, soft tissue surgery and dentistry over the past 3 years and takes a lot of joy from working together with clients to provide the best care possible for furry family members.

Rebekah works at our Parish Lane surgery every Monday, our Mitcham Vet Surgery on a Tuesday and Thursday and is based at our Streatham Hill Vet hospital each Friday.

Outside of veterinary life Rebekah enjoys spending time with family and friends – going climbing and has returned at the end of 2019 from a charity expedition treating pets in the Philippines.

Rebekah:

Veterinary Surgeon

Harriett

Qualifying from the prestigious Massey university in 2016 Harriett has proudly joined our London’s Best Vet 2020 team directly from New Zealand.

Harriett’s first years as a veterinary surgeon were spent in a busy veterinary hospital in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with vast experience gained in first opinion veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgery.  Harriett is also extremely confident with emergency surgery having many years experience of being the first port of call back home!

Priding herself on practicing gold-standard medicine and client care, Harriett enjoys meeting new clients in consultations as well as performing more complex surgeries in theatre.

Harriett is based between our Wimbledon Surgery on a Tuesday and Thursday and our Streatham Hill Hospital on Wednesday’s and Friday’s.

Outside of veterinary life, Harriett enjoys playing football, running, trekking and exploring what the UK and Europe have to offer!

Harriett:

Nursing Team

Clinical Manager

Chris

Chris has been working in the veterinary industry for just over a decade, he began his career as a volunteer where he progressed to Receptionist and then decided he wanted to join the clinical team so trained to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. We were delighted to welcome Chris to Streatham Hill Vets early in 2020 as our Clinical Manager.

Chris has a strong clinical interest in diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and pharmacology.  He also has a strong interest in Wellness and Tutoring junior staff.  Since 2017 he has been a Team Leader for StreetVet and proudly represents them when he gets the chance.  Chris has also been involved with helping the Cypriot government scheme for neutering stray cats, he hopes to return again soon.

Chris has been nominated for Vet Nurse of the Year and hopes one day to win a work award to share with his beloved Siberian cat Millie.  When not at work, he likes to keep up to date with the latest in human and Veterinary Medicine, binge box sets and travel abroad! He is also an avid, season ticket holding, lifelong Tottenham fan!

Chris:

Head Nurse

Sarah

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

Sarah:

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Frankie

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

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Tracey

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

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 helping to give care to all our inpatients spend time in our wards.  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:

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:

Veterinary Nurse

Tara

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 traveling and teaching herself how to play the ukulele.

Tara:

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:

Customer Care Team

Practice Manager

Lauren

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.

Lauren:

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 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:

Receptionist

Marta

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.

Marta:

Receptionist

AJ

AJ:

Receptionist

Chantal

Chantal spent many years as a Veterinary Technician graduate in her native Canada. Being already incredibly knowledgeable about providing excellent pet care and customer service, Chantel can be found giving treats 5 days a week at our hospital reception.  She moved to the UK in 2019 and loves to travel, having every intention of investigating Europe as well as the UK. She has two cats Dolly and Diego back home who she misses very much.

Chantal: