Meet the Vets
Wylies has always tended to keep their staff for a long time, often several years! This is particularly true of the vets and we are very proud of this. Clients often tell us that they like to see someone they know. It is also nicer for us, and there are many clients who are more like old friends than ‘customers’!
Some of our vets are part-time, some full-time, some have certain special interests and skills, but the good news is that they all work as a team, and all have the welfare of your pet at heart.
We have specialists working here, providing orthopaedic, dermatology and physiotherapy skills, and we have Richard who is particularly interested in ultrasonography. Then there is Liz with her experience in soft tissue surgery. Some vets, such as Richard and Angela have additional qualifications in small animal medicine, while Morkel holds a certificate in ophthalmology and others are working towards their own post-grad qualifications.
I graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 2002 and joined Wylies in 2003. I now work part-time, and I am primarily interested in medicine and dentistry. I have 2 young children and a rescue cat named Mistletoe.
I started my association with Wylies when I was 13 years old, helping Mr Coulton at the Hornchurch branch. After qualifying from Bristol, in 1981, I temporarily returned to the area – and 30 years later I’m still here! I became a partner in 1990, joining David Wylie and Ray Butcher. In those days we also treated farm animals and horses. There have been a lot of changes over the years, but Wylies has always been, and still is, a friendly, caring place to work, and I have been very happy here. When Ray retired due to ill health earlier this year it seemed a good time for me to step down from the partnership and concentrate on what I like doing most - being a vet!
I joined the practice in 1991, and became head vet at Hornchurch in 2000. I have a post graduate qualification in Internal Medicine and General Practice and I enjoy dealing with challenging medical cases. When I am not at work, I look after my 4 children and enjoy gardening and listening to music.
I have worked for Wylies since 1998. I now work part-time with a special interest in all soft tissue surgery, however big or small the challenge. I am married to David who is an Equine Orthopaedic Vet. We have three young children, an aged Springer Spaniel and various small furries.
My career at Wylies started back in 2006 as a Sunday kennel assistant helper. I continued to see practice at Wylies as a veterinary student and was lucky enough to be offered a full-time position as a Veterinary Surgeon soon after I graduated from Bristol University in 2013. I enjoy the variety of first opinion practice and like to turn my hand to different aspects of clinical work. I have two rescue cats called Pheobe and Oscar.
Originally from south east London, I came to Wylies following graduation from the Royal Veterinary College. I have an interest in both surgery and imaging, but enjoy all aspects of general practice. I particularly enjoy interacting with our feline friends! Outside of work I am currently refining my baking and cooking skills - but am a long way off from MasterChef at the moment!
I graduated from the Royal veterinary college in 2010 and after two years in mixed practice have worked solely with small animals. I enjoy all aspect of my job but especially surgery and I am starting a surgery certificate later this year. I love meeting new people and witnessing the special bond they have with their pets. I have always had a passion for rabbits and especially enjoy treating these surprisingly difficult patients. In my spare time I have a horse and do agility with my dog Artie, occasionally successfully!
I qualified from the University of Bristol in summer 2016 before starting at Wylies. I really enjoy first opinion practice and am interested in all kinds of exotic pets not just dogs and cats! I love playing sport and am currently learning to skydive. My current pets include a slightly barmy golden retriever, a rather greedy cavalier king charles spaniel, a couple of crested geckos and a tortoise who spends his time chasing the dogs...slowly!
I joined Wylies in 2015, after qualifying from Barcelona in 2003. I have an interest in Emergency and Critical care and am working towards my certificate. In April 2018 i became Deputy Head Vet.
I joined Wylies in 2012. I have a keen interest in feline medicine. I have 2 cheeky cats at home to keep me on my toes.
I qualified in 2015 from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. I feel most at home in theatre and would like to do additional certificate in Orthopedics.
I qualified in July 2017 from Edinburgh University.