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Meet the team From Our Osterley surgery

Personal, friendly, knowledgeable – they are happy to help you with any concern or question you may have about your pets' well being.

Dominika Trelinska

Dr Dominika Trelinska DVM PhD MRCVS Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I studied for my Veterinary degree and graduated in 1999, after which I continued my studies to complete my doctoral degree and a postgraduate diploma. I then went out into general practice with both small and large animals, later focusing only on Companion Animal Practice. After spending 4 productive years as a Senior Veterinary Surgeon at a small animal practice, I took the opportunity to work in different practices as a locum before being offered a position as a sole charge veterinarian at a small animal veterinary Practice in East London where I was to stay 4 years.

Following on from this and looking for a new challenge, I joined the team at Alcombe Veterinary Surgery in the lovely Osterley area of West London.

I enjoy General Companion Animal Practice and also have a special interest in feline medicine and dermatology.

My own pets have included my super intelligent German Shepherd, named Dara, whom I had the privilege of owning for 16 years. And I now live with a very independent cat, Mr James Jones who came into my care after being rescued by RSPCA as a cruelty case.

Outside of work I like to spend my leisure time dancing, cycling, reading, and travelling.

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Joolz Smith

Joolz Shepherd RVN VPAC MBVNA Ealing Manager / Osterley Branch Manager / Practice Nursing Manager

I'm Joolz, Nursing Manager and Ealing and Osterley Branch Manager for Alcombe Veterinary Surgery.

I started my career at The RSPCA Animal Hospital Putney in 1999, working as a nursing assistant until 2001,when I started my training to become a veterinary nurse. I qualified in 2004, just before my 30th birthday which was my goal.

I have worked in many different practices, as well as referral centres, as far afield as the RSPCA in Sydney, Australia. I enjoy now working for Alcombe because of the strong 'can do' attitude of all the staff and the great team spirit.

I am very passionate about animal welfare and am proud to be working with such a compassionate team. I love meeting all the pets that come through the door and still enjoy utilising my nursing skills when needed.

I don't have any of my own pets at the moment but I love to treat every pet that comes into our practice as my own, giving them cuddles and kisses - when they let me!

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Emma Dyer

Emma Dyer RVN C&G CertVNES Head Veterinary Nurse

My name is Emma, I am a registered veterinary nurse. I was a student at the Whitton Branch and qualified in 2015. I was promoted to Deputy Head veterinary nurse but decided to leave Alcombe last year to travelled to Costa Rica for a month and also do Locum Veterinary Nursing. I worked in variety of practices including night shifts at Fitzpatrick Oncology and Soft Tissue referral and working in emergency and critical care for Vets Now.

After doing a year of very exciting work I came back to Alcombe as a locum at the Osterley branch then I decided to come back to Alcombe full time as a Head Veterinary Nurse at Osterley. I love the family feel of all three practices and I missed working with everyone.

I have a certificate in Exotic Veterinary Nursing which I completed last year as I love exotic animals as well as cats and dogs. I am now completing a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care as I am highly interested in this and I love being able to support and care for patients and their owners in times of need.

I have a cat called Jude who is 19 years old and two guinea pigs called Belle and Cora and they all get on! I love travelling and have worked with the giant panda’s in China and also did conservation work in Costa Rica helping with the Turtles, birds, reptiles, monkeys and many more.

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Mel Goldsmith

Mel Goldsmith RVN Registered Veterinary Nurse

I'm Mel. I started working at Alcombe Vets in 1985 as an evening helper at the Ealing Branch, I moved to Whitton when the Surgery opened to train as a Veterinary Nurse and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1999. I became Head Nurse at the Whitton Surgery and left in 2005 to become a Full time foster carer.

I have hand reared many kittens over the years. At home I have chickens, tortoises, cats and a dog. I now Locum within the Alcombe Surgery group. I particularly enjoy seeing many of the clients that I have known for many years and their pets.

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Glenn Chaisty

Glenn Chaisty Animal Nursing Assistant

Hi, I’m Glenn and I started working at Alcombe Veterinary Practice in February 2018. I was born in Portsmouth but raised in Hong Kong as my father was in the Royal Navy.

I have been lucky enough to have worked with animals since I left school, and have had the pleasure working for the RSPCA and Battersea dogs and cats home to name a few. I gained first hand valuable experience whilst at the PDSA as an animal nursing assistant, which led me to pursue a career in the veterinary field.

I really enjoy working at Alcombe as all the staff are fantastic and have made me feel part of an extraordinary team. And even all the pets with their owners have done so too.

Unfortunately I don’t have any pets at the moment but have had the pleasure of owning 3 Pyrenees mountain dogs and 2 interesting cats!

I am a PADI qualified diver. I have completed dives in the Caribbean; on my first dive I was lucky enough to hear whales in the distance. I enjoy playing football and once represented Hampshire and Isle of Wight as goal keeper. In my spare time I’m either watching F1 or playing bass guitar.

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Kelly Thomas

Kelly Thomas Receptionist

Hi I’m Kelly; I started working at Alcombe Osterley in September 2017.

Before this I was working in head office for a bank but always wanted to be away from the computer screen and work with animals. After being made redundant this year it seemed the perfect opportunity to have a career change and finally pursue a career working with animals.

I really enjoy working at Alcombe as the team are always very friendly and helpful and also the clients are really lovely and I am enjoying getting to know each client and their animals personally.

At home I have a cat called Bentley who is my fur baby, very spoilt and very much loved & I have recently adopted a kitten called Buzz who we fell in love with instantly! My family call me the crazy cat lady as I really am cat mad!

I also enjoy helping out with fostering any kittens that come into the practice that need a little helping hand and am always happy to take them home with me for weekends to give as much love and cuddles as possible.

I hope to become a Veterinary nurse in the future.

My main hobbies are Photography, Gym and of course, Shopping!

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