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.

Running the practice themselves, means they can tailor care for your pet.

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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 as an emergency vet has given Tristan the ability to be calm under pressure, and deal with any emergency that comes through the door. Tristan is currently undergoing further  specialist training in keyhole surgery (endosurgery).

Director and Head Vet at Chertsey
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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.
 

Director and Head Vet at Woodham Lane
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Dr Mollie Ellis BVM BVS MRCVS

Mollie graduated from Nottingham University in 2017. 

Mollie has lived locally, growing up near Guildford, and after working in London, Mollie moved back to to Surrey, and joined us at Chertsey!

Mollie has a keen interest in surgery. 

Assistant Veterinary Surgeon
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Dr Jenny Cantlay BVM&S, GPCertSAM, MVetSci, MRCVS

Jenny graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000.

 

Since then she has worked in a variety of small animal practices both in the UK and Asia. She has worked in wildlife conservation, which led her to have some close encounters with Asiatic black bears and green turtles!

She is currently studying for a PhD on avian vision, whilst working at Chertsey Vets. She loves pets and wildlife equally, so this is a perfect combination.

Last year, she found her purrfect feline friend, called TJ. He is handsome tabby cat, who was rescued by Woking Cats Protection.

Veterinary Surgeon
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Dr David Tomkins BVetMed MRCVS

David graduated from The Royal Veterinary College London in 2020.

He has lived in the area his whole life, and his love of veterinary medicine was cemented by volunteering at RSPCA Millbrook.

He enjoys watching and playing football, and if not doing either of those, he will be out with his 8 year old black labrador!

David is excited to have joined the Chertsey team, and is looking forward to getting to know our lovely clients!

Assistant Veterinary Surgeon
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Mati 

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!

Group Practice Manager
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Vicki RVN

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
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Jo

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.


 

Nursing Assistant
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Colleen

Colleen became part of the Chertsey family almost overnight!

She can be found everywhere from reception, to kennels, looking after our lovely clients, as well as our poorly patients. 

Receptionist
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Paris

Paris joined us from a background in veterinary practice, and has settled into the team very well.

Paris looks after our patients both in reception and upstairs in kennels and prep.

 

 

 

Kennel Assistant and Receptionist 
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Hannah

Hannah is a second year veterinary student at the University of Surrey, and looks after our clients and their pets on Saturday mornings here at Chertsey.

Saturday Receptionist 
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Leanne 

Leanne is about to enter her 5th year at Cambridge University Veterinary School.

She is currently working as a clinical assistant, both here at Chertsey and over at Woodham Lane.

Nursing Assistant and Veterinary Student
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Karen

Karen has joined us as our new accounts manager, she works behind the scenes, helping the practice to run smoothly

Accounts Manager

©chertseyvets September 2020