MEET THE TEAM
Clinical DirectorBVSc PGCert Vet Anaesthesia & Analgesia MRCVS
Philippa graduated as a vet from the University of Sydney in 2009. She relocated to the UK in 2015 and has been Clinical Director at Mark Nelson Vet since 2019.
She enjoys internal medicine and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia with the University of Edinburgh in 2021. She has a cat, Flo, who is a permanent fixture on the couch.
Veterinary SurgeonBVetMed MRCVS
Dianna is an experienced vet who qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010, and spent time in practices in Market Harborough and Richmond, as well as doing locum work in London, before joining the team. When not at work she loves cooking, eating, travelling and spending time with her friends and family.
Amanda has been with the team since 2015 – and can’t believe how time has flown since!
Joining the practice marked a turnaround in her life, but she hasn’t looked back since and loves the fact that no day is ever the same once you walk through the door.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Hello! My name is Claire. I am a receptionist but I also enjoy handling the animals when needed and hopefully my lovely team will help me become a vet nurse.
Veterinary SurgeonBVMS MRCVS
Mark graduated from Glasgow University in 1980 – taking just four years to complete his course rather than the usual five – before opening our Thornton Heath branch with his father in 1982.
He has interests in cardiology, reproductive medicine and internal medicine. He also holds the NVQ assessor qualification, which means he assists with student nurse training.
Veterinary SurgeonBVetMed MRCVS
Grace graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2019, and worked in a charity hospital in Brighton and locummed in private practice before joining our team permanently in 2021.
She is particularly interested in surgery and internal medicine. Outside of work, her hobbies include cooking and travel.
Head RVN & Practice ManagerRVN
Gemma qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2008 and joined the team in 2014, becoming practice manager in 2020.
She has worked in both referral and first opinion practices, and has a special interest in management of surgical cases. She enjoys travelling the world and hopes to tick seeing all of the wonders of the world off her bucket list soon!
Senior Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
Georgina has been working in the industry since 2011, and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016.
She is particularly interested in surgical nursing and wound management, and has taken courses in both. In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her dogs, Teddy and Gabby, and would love to travel the world and to work alongside some of the world’s largest animals in their natural environment.
Natasha joined Westerham's nursing team in July 2023. She has a background with horses including working in the USA and postgraduate study, followed by equine nursing and qualified as a small animal Veterinary Nurse in 2016. All aspects of nursing and patient care interest her, she is especially passionate about caring for older animals including managing mobility issues and qualified as a canine massage therapist in 2019. Outside of work, she lives in the countryside and enjoys spending time with her dogs, horses and cat.
Senior Receptionist and Admin Support
Anna has been Westerham's front of house receptionist since 2017. Before joining us she was a successful swimming teacher in the Kent area.
She lives in Surrey with her family, including her rescue dog Lara, and enjoys keeping fit, including a new passion for paddleboarding.
Daisy joined Westerham's front of house team in May this year (2022) .
She is the proud owner of the most gorgeous dachshund Neville, who keeps her on her toes!