Meet the Chertsey Vets team
We’re really proud of the team here at Chertsey Vets. They are all highly qualified individuals with a life long interest in pets and small animals.
Sarah and Tristan work together to care for your pet during operations. Your pet will always have the highest level of care with two vets looking after the surgery and anaesthetic.
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After qualifying from Cambridge University in 2005, I went straight into practice, working at mixed practices based in Suffolk and Kent. The variety of day to day work meant that I gained broad experience in doing everything from puppy vaccinations to calvings.
I then went on to complete a small animal surgical internship and a further year of specialist training at Rutland House Veterinary Hospital where I began working in the field of emergency medicine and surgery. This is when I knew I wanted to settle in a small animal practice.
I am very happy to now be in a position to provide the pets of Chertsey with the very highest level of care.
Sarah and I are very keen to provide comprehensive care for our clients, offering exceptional clinical standards in a homely, yet superbly equipped, brand new practice.
My special interests
I have a special interest in surgery, especially emergency procedures; I really enjoy taking care of patients and returning them to a state of health where they can get back home and enjoy a happy life.
I have always had an interest and love of animals from growing up in Yorkshire and Scotland surrounded by family dogs, cats and ponies. I even helped deliver my first litter of puppies at just 4 years old!
In 2007, I qualified from Cambridge University after six years of study and further study in the areas of immunology, virology and parasitology. After graduation I worked as a small animal and equine vet in the North West and East of England. I gained extensive experience as a sole charge night vet and became qualified in acupuncture.
In addition to clinical work, I have also, worked as a veterinary care tutor and as an advisor in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry.
Tristan and I met at Cambridge and have been together since 2004, we married in 2009. Outside of the practice I am to be found looking after our two daughters, both of whom love animals and can often be found 'helping' in the practice!
Sarah’s special interests:
I am very interested in the management of chronic pain in patients after injury, disease or due to old age.
I believe that just as human patients have access to pain clinics, so should our pets. I will look at all aspects of your pet’s clinical condition and lifestyle to provide a treatment plan which aims to achieve the best quality of life possible. It isn’t the end of the road if painkillers aren’t working anymore.
My motto is ’old-age is not a disease’ so whatever level of health your pet currently enjoys, I aim to improve it to the extent that veterinary medicine allows.
In addition to managing the practice, I also offer limited clinical consultations.
It has always been a dream of mine to work with animals and within a veterinary practice and luckily for me, Tristan and Sarah opened Chertsey Vets in January 2015 and I have been working with them ever since. I am the resident rabbit “expert” and will happily talk for hours about bunnies and their needs.
You will see me behind reception most days but I also take care of the practice administration, this means I get to meet all the gorgeous pets and their wonderful owners, along with doing the filing!!
With me you will also probably see Milo who is my mischievous but friendly little dog, he loves to sleep in the sun and play with everyone.
I am a very well behaved (although everybody says I am mischievous, whatever that means!?) 1-year-old Bichon x Lhasa Apso. I love to play, I would play all day long if I was allowed, but sometimes I get told to go to my bed where I have to sleep.
I do like to sleep, especially in the sunshine laying on my back (usually hoping that someone will rub my tummy!!). My favourite toys are my squeaky toys and I like to run around with them in mouth making squeaky noises.
Make sure that you say hello to me in the practice, as I always like to meet new people and make new friends.