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.


Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Gabriella Papa 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 Rutledge 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!


Veterinary Surgeon


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


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.


Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Dane Walker 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.

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


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.


Nursing Team

Clinic Coordinator

Marlie VCA

Sarah:Clinical Coordinator

Student Veterinary Nurse


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.


Student Veterinary Nurse


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.


Support Team

Practice Manager


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

Veterinary Receptionist


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.


Veterinary Receptionist


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!