Meet our team

Streatham Hill Vets will provide an exceptional customer experience thanks to the respectful, courteous skills of a trusted team who do everything with professionalism. Our amazing team cares passionately about animals and treats every patient as a sentient being.

Unrivalled caring professional team

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.

Network of excellence

We are proud of our Veterinary Surgeons, their extraordinary balance of medical and surgical expertise are the very foundations of our network of excellence.

All of our surgeons either have or are working towards advanced certificates in medicine and surgery. Our certificate holding surgeons are able to perform more complicated surgeries in house, which reduces the need for expensive referrals.

Caring and professional nurses

Having a great nursing team supporting the vets helps ensure your pet is receiving the care and attention they deserve. Our nursing team is an essential part of our veterinary care team. Our nurses care for our hospitalised patients and assist with all surgical and medical procedures.


Senior Veterinary Surgeon


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.

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


Gabriella graduated with honours in 2003 from the University of Naples, Italy.

After graduation she completed a one-year surgical internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Naples and she worked in general and referral practices in Italy, while completing a Diploma in infectious disease.

Gabriella moved to the UK in 2007 to work in small animal practice and referral practices. Her main interests are all aspects of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery but she also enjoys feline medicine.

Gabriella holds a RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and she is a RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

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

Gabriella: DVM (Hons), CertSAS, MRCVS
Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Senior Veterinary Surgeon


Kostas joined the team in February 2016. He comes from Greece and more specifically the wonderful island of Crete.

Following his graduation from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009, he continued as a postgraduate student on a 2-year course in Companion Animal Surgery, which he completed with honours in 2012.

He is an RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. His main interests include challenging soft tissue or orthopaedic cases, but he also enjoys management of patients with chronic arthritis.

During his free time Kostas enjoys trips to the countryside, but during the summertime he loves going back to sunny Crete and playing beach volleyball. At home he is always greeted by the constantly hungry Gisele, a ‘pure-bred’ stray cat he found in Greece 11 years ago.

Kostas: DVM, MRCVS, MSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


Lowri qualified in 2010 from Cambridge University and began her career working in mixed practice in Northern Ireland. She moved in to small animal practice in 2012.

Lowri joined us here at Streatham in 2017. Lowri enjoys the wide variety of veterinary work but has a special interest in medicine including ultrasound scanning and performing lap spay (key hole surgery).

Lowri is currently studying a feline medicine course.

In her spare time Lowri is training for rough runner, she also cycles a lot and loves baking.

Lowri lives locally with her boyfriend, baby and her lovely cat Morris!

Lowri: MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


Felicity qualified in Australia in 2012, where she worked for two years in a mixed practice.

She moved to England in October last year and has spent the last 12 months working in small animal practices.

In her spare time Felicity enjoys horse riding and camping.

Felicity: MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


Bridget grew up amongst Border Collies, various stray cats, horses and pigs in Millmerran, Queensland Australia.

Bridget qualified as a Vet in 2012 and came to London to practice in 2014 before joining DNA Vetcare as our permanent South West London Float Vet in April 2016.

She has a passion for small animal medicine and loves the variety of pets she sees travelling between our popular South London Surgeries.

Bridget has a keen interest in ultrasound – a skill she is hoping to develop greatly over the next year.

In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, reading and spending time with her friends. Bridget has also recently joined a local group where you can borrow a dog to go jogging with, to keep her company – sounds like fun!

Bridget:Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon


Viraf joins us from Melbourne, Australia after coming to the UK in 2017, where he began working in practice 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.  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: (MRCVS)
Veterinary Surgeon


Regional Head Nurse (RVN)


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:Regional Head Nurse (RVN)

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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


Lou graduated with a BSc in Veterinary Nursing from DKIT, Ireland in 2016 and has worked in a number of areas within the profession since 2011 including emergency, charity and referral centres.

Lou is particularly interested in care of the feline patient and all areas of lab work.

In the future she hopes to pursue further training in forensics.

In her spare time, Lou likes to practice yoga and cook delicious vegan treats.

Lou:Registered Veterinary Nurse

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

Student 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 student veterinary nurse in his final year of training! 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

Student Veterinary Nurse


Jill has worked in veterinary practice since leaving school. She left her home town of Kilkenny, Ireland in 2013 and spent two years travelling around Australia and Asia.

Jill joined us in September 2015 and is about to start her veterinary nurse training.

She has a red setter cross called Cotchi and in her spare time she enjoys travelling and reading.

Jill:Student Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Care Assistant


Chloe volunteered at The Riverside Animal Centre from 2009 – 2013, also Chloe studied Level 2 Animal Care and wants to expand her knowledge to become a veterinary nurse.

In December 2015 Chloe travelled to Thailand to work with an elephant sanctuary.

Chloe enjoys cuddles with her cat Jaz, going out socialising and travelling. Chloe also keeps herself fit by going to the gym and is member of gymnastics club.

Chloe:Veterinary Care Assistant




Ashley joined us in May 2017, deciding, after a career as a hair stylist, that it was time to follow her passion to work with animals.

Ashley has a 16 year old Cocker Spaniel called Joe and a tabby kitten called Alfie! She also takes care of her neighbours baby pug when she is at work.

In her spare time Ashley loves to dance and has an interest in gymnastics. She also still keeps her hairdressing skills sharp by taking care of her friends and family!




Amy joined us in July 2017. She worked in retail for many years but decided that she wanted to work with animals a few years ago.

Amy worked at the Royal Veterinary College as a receptionist, which she enjoyed but wanted to find work where she could be closer to the animals.

She currently has no pets but has had a wide variety of pets including rats, dogs, cats and snails!

In her spare time she loves spending time with family.




Kirsty joined us in January 2017. Kirsty worked in pathology for 12 years, prior to that she worked for the RSPCA and in private practice as a veterinary care assistant. Kirsty has also worked as a Zoo-keeper at Battersea Park Zoo!

Kirsty currently has no pets but has been mum to various dogs and cats over the years.

In her own time Kirsty is an avid traveller, and has spent a few months in Thailand working in an elephant sanctuary looking after sick and injured elephants. Kirsty also likes to cook, theatre trips and socialising!


Office team

Group Operations Manager


Claire has extensive experience in the veterinary field, across many aspects of her Group Operations Manager role. She has been nursing since 2004, previously winning many customer service awards for her professional attitude towards first class client care. Claire has previously worked in small animal practices in London and Kent, and has also part-owned and run a small animal practice in Surrey.

Claire joined Streatham Hill as a locum in 2013, and loved her time with us so much she decided to stay permanently.

Claire is very passionate about animals which includes her five beautiful cats James, Galore, Honey, Pam and Rocky. Claire lives in Kent with her husband and one year old twins. Outside of the surgeries, she enjoys skiing, camping, and cooking world cuisine.

Claire:Group Operations Manager

Group Marketing Manager


Hazel joined us in July 2015 as our Group Marketing Manager. Hazel is responsible for all of our Marketing and Communication activities across the group of surgeries. Hazel initially worked in Academic Publishing after graduating from University making the move to Marketing in 2009. She then worked for the British Pharmacological Society as their Marketing and Communications Manager where she remained for six years.

Hazel lives here in Streatham with her two rescue cats Billie and Bing, her partner and two sons.

Hazel:Group Marketing Manager

Practice Manager


Nadia is a truly global citizen having moved from South Africa to London in 1991. After a stint working in the media and music industry, Nadia decided on a career change to follow her passion of working with animals.

Nadia qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2010 and gained extensive experience working in small animal clinics across London. Nadia progressed quickly to the role of Head Nurse, a role that she thoroughly enjoyed. Despite moving into the management side of Veterinary Practice Nadia has kept her clinical skills up to date and is still a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

In her spare time, Nadia enjoys Martial Arts, Cycling and spending time with family, friends and her wonderful cat Hendrix.

Nadia joined us as our Practice Manager in July 2017 and we are delighted to have her on board!

Nadia: RVN
Practice Manager

Receptionist / Administrator


Tracy used to be a veterinary nurse, but most of you will know Tracy from her days on reception! Tracy can still be found out on reception but she now deals with a variety of administrative work in the office.

Tracy has a variety of pets that includes a saluki greyhound called Archie, a 50 year old tortoise called Mr Montgomery, a cat called Dolly, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Smithy and an adorable little rescue chihuahua pup called Peggy-Sue. Peggy-Sue loves to spend her time being cuddled by all of the staff in the office.

Tracy also loves travelling, especially escaping to beautiful Thailand when it gets too cold here in England! She makes the most of her weekends with the family, and has four grand-children who keep her thoroughly entertained!

Tracy:Receptionist / Administrator