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 Clinical Lead
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 Management Lead
Una graduated from Bristol University in 2015.
She has a special interest in all things feline, and is happy to look after feathered pets too!
Una previously worked in small animal practice London, and now is Head Vet at our Woodham Lane clinic.
Una has a strong interest in canine and feline medicine.
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
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.
Part-time 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!
Group Practice Manager
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.
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.
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
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.
Leanne is now back at Cambridge University continuing her veterinary degree.
No doubt she will be dropping back into see us as much as possible over the next 3 years too!
We wish her all the very best in her studies; she will become a fantastic veterinary surgeon.