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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Ellen Moore

Ellen Moore RVN Head Veterinary Nurse

Hi I'm Ellen, I began training to become a Veterinary Nurse when I was 17 - I've always wanted to work with animals and I honestly could not imagine doing anything else, After gaining practical experience being employed in a Veterinary Practice, I started an Animal Nursing Assistant course. I then went on to complete my NVQ2 and NVQ3 in Veterinary Nursing.

I was very proud to have qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012. I love being part of the recovery process and helping our patients back to full health and also building happy relationships and bonding with the patients and clients.

I started locuming for Alcombe in January 2015 and was very happy to become part of such a wonderful team of Vets and Nurses. In March 2015 I applied and became employed full time by Alcombe.

I like working for Alcombe because everyone is very friendly, hardworking and supportive of each other. I also like working at the Osterley Branch especially, as I can take time to get to know the clients and their pets very well which helps with part of their continuing care.

At home I have two cats, Eddie and Justin (don't laugh!) I take a special interest in hand-rearing kittens as I hand reared Eddie and many others during my training and I find it a very rewarding experience. In my spare time I like to cycle, take long walks, socialise with my friends and family, or read a good book.

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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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