Chertsey Vets Team
Chertsey Vets has experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and looks forward to welcoming you and your pets, to their modern friendly clinic!
After spending many years working in emergency and referral practice; local husband and wife vets, Tristan and Sarah, set up Chertsey Vets, on Guildford Street in Chertsey, we also have Woodham Lane Vets in New Haw.
Tristan and Sarah both trained at the University of Cambridge, and between them have almost 30 years of experience.
Owning and running the practice themselves, means they can tailor care for you and your pet.
Dr Tristan Martin MA VetMB MRCVS
Tristan graduated from Cambridge University (Downing) in 2005.
After working as an intern and resident in specialist referral practice in the North West, he and Sarah decided to relocate to Surrey after the birth of their first daughter.
Many years working in busy clinics, has given Tristan the ability to be calm under pressure, and deal with any emergency that comes through the door. Tristan performs keyhole surgery, and is currently undergoing further specialist training alongside human surgeons.
Director and Head Vet at Chertsey
Dr Sarah Martin MA VetMB MRCVS
Sarah graduated from Cambridge University (Lucy Cavendish) in 2007.
She spent many years working in day and night clinics in the north-west of England, before setting up a dedicated out-of-hours emergency service for several clinics in Surrey.
This night service paved the way for Chertsey Vets to be formed.
Sarah is trained and qualified to perform veterinary acupuncture, she also has a special interest in Emergency Medicine and Surgery, and clinical animal behaviour.
Director and Head Vet at Woodham Lane
Dr Mollie Ellis BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS
Mollie graduated from the University of Nottingham Veterinary School in 2018.
She worked in a first opinion small animal practice in South East London for 18 months before moving to Surrey, and started working at Chertsey Vets in early 2020.
Mollie has always had an interest in soft tissue surgery, and has particularly enjoyed developing her minimally invasive and keyhole surgery skills at Chertsey.
Mollie lives with her boyfriend and their cat Miguel, who was a stray handed in to her previous practice!
In her spare time, Mollie enjoys spending time with friends and family, baking and running, and she has completed two half marathons for charity.
Assistant Veterinary Surgeon
Mati joined our reception team back in 2016, while completing her degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
She had previously been working in the event and theatre industry, but felt like something was missing; and so followed her dream job of working with animals.
After a 6 month break from the team to fulfil another goal: travelling and working in New Zealand; she decided that her home was back with us at Chertsey Vets, and she as rejoined us as our Practice Manager.
Her goal now she has settled, is to start adding to her animal family, including one day having her own small holding with pigs and pygmy goats!
Vicki has been nursing for 13 years, and qualified for 7.
She has a keen interest in anaesthesia and emergency medicine.
Vicki is looking forward to helping Jo through her nurse training to become a qualified VN.
Outside of work, she enjoys playing netball and supporting her two sons on the sidelines when they are playing football.
Group Head Veterinary Nurse
This is Jo our nursing assistant, who joined us in 2017 and is training with us.
Jo retired from the Great British Gymnastics Squad, and became a coach. After training the next generation of gymnasts for 8 years, she became a mummy, and decided to follow her dream career as a veterinary nurse.
Jo is training with Chertsey Vets, under the expert guidance of our head nurse Vicki.
Jo enjoys a fast paced energetic lifestyle, anything adrenaline based is on the list!
She also loves family time, and long walks with her chocolate labrador Fluke.
Trainee Veterinary Care Assistant
Georgia has joined the Chertsey team, providing front of house care for our clients, after working for three years with the NHS.
Georgia has always had a love for animals although she is terribly afraid of spiders!
Georgia is very excited to be pursuing a career that allows her to spend the majority of her day with our lovely clients and incredibly friendly patients!
When Georgia is not at the practice, she enjoys going for long walks with her West Highland Terrier called Scout.
Rhea joined our noosing team as a Patient Care Assistant in 2020, after completing her degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Rhea soon decided that veterinary care was her chosen career path, and relocated from the East Coast of the UK to join us here at Chertsey and Woodham Lane Vets!
In her spare time, Rhea enjoys long walks in the countryside, seeing family and friends, and spending time with her guinea pigs Nellie and Olive.
Her dream is to one day have her own guinea pig rescue!
Patient Care Assistant
Kirstin joined our team in 2021.
Having grown up in Surrey, Kirstin has been living and working for the last two years in Cheltenham, working as a vet nursing assistant.
However, she is now looking forward to the new challenge and developing her skills further with Chertsey and Woodham Lane Vets.
She graduated in 2018 with a Zoology degree from Swansea University, and is now enjoying spending some more time with her family and partner.
In the future, Kirstin hopes to not only have a home for herself, but also a house full of animals, including a couple of donkeys!
Patient Care Assistant
Kathy has worked with animals since the age of 15, where she gained her love for animals at a boarding kennel.
Kathy worked part time at a doggy daycare, whilst studying psychology and education at university. She then decided to start her career with animals by working alongside behaviourists at a rescue centre.
Since then Kathy has found a new direction as a Patient Care Assistant with Chertsey and Woodham Lane Vets, and is currently studying a course in dog training and behaviour.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys seeing her horse Bella, cuddling her two Border Terriers, and spoiling her rescue chickens!