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.

Co-founder 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.

Co-founder 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
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Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a 5th veterinary surgeon to join our team! 

You can contact, in confidence, if you'd like to have a chat with us!

Assistant Veterinary Surgeon
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Fiona is Practice Manager of Chertsey and Woodham Lane Vets.


She is on hand to look after our team, and field any queries our clients may have.

Fiona previously worked in pharmaceutical management and marketing, and brings many years of knowledge and experience.

Outside of work, Fiona is a keen walker, and has an interest in interior design.

Practice Manager

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.

Head Veterinary Nurse


Jo joined us in 2017 and is shortly starting her nurse 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.


Veterinary Care Assistant
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RVN Vacancy

We have a vacancy for an RVN, or a Deputy Head Nurse, at our Chertsey Clinic.

For a confidential chat, please contact


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Colleen became part of the Chertsey family almost overnight and has been with us for many years!

Colleen is here on reception to help you with any queries you may have, and to help arrange your appointment.

Veterinary Receptionist


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.

Veterinary Receptionist


Rhea joined our nursing 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
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Leanne has been part of the Chertsey Vets family since 2021, and works at both our Chertsey and Woodham Lane clinics.

Outside of work Leanne enjoys swimming. 

Patient Care Assistant


Leanne has been part of the Chertsey Vets family since 2015, and is now in her final year at Cambridge University Veterinary School.

She is currently back at university studying hard!

Veterinary Student