Meet the team From Our Whitton surgery

3 vets and 4 nurses make up Whitton's friendly and welcoming team, who are experienced, knowledgeable and always happy to help.

Adam Harrop

Dr Adam Harrop BVSc MRCVS Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, I’m Adam Harrop. I am the head Vet here at the Whitton Surgery.

I’ve been working as a small animal vet at the Whitton surgery for a number of years and have a special interest in small animal medicine. I am currently doing further study to be an advanced practitioner in this area. I grew up in a house filled with cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits and snakes.

I have a passion for all aspects of the job and love meeting new people and animals.

I own an elderly Burmese cat called Choc, who I helped deliver 16 years ago and a lively mischievous Shiba Inu dog called Kitsu.

Outside of work I enjoy swimming, going to the gym, travelling and scuba diving.

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Dr Eleanor Berry

Dr Eleanor Berry BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Hi there, my name is Elly Berry, and I joined the team here at Alcombe Vets in Whitton in October 2016.

Having been bought up on the Oxfordshire countryside, I studied Zoology at Durham University before training to be a vet at The Royal Veterinary College. I spent my first few years as a vet working in mixed practice in Kent, treating all creatures great and small, from mice, dogs and cats, up to cows, horses and llamas!

Although I loved the "James Herriot" lifestyle, which gave me a great many fun and educational experiences, I am now excited to focus my attentions and skills on companion animal care. My favourite part of my job is getting to meet and help new people and their pets, forming strong and lasting friendships.

All my childhood dreams came true two years ago when I became the owner of Etty the scruffy little dog. Her substitutes whilst I was growing up included many chickens (including Sausage who followed me everywhere) and some tufty guinea pigs called Fitz and Louis.

I'm excited to now be based near the hustle and bustle of London, combining my profession with close proximity to family and friends, and enabling trips to the ballet, theatre and comedy shows which I love. When not at work, Etty takes me for many a long walk.

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Alison Charlton

Alison Charlton RVN VPAC MBVNA Whitton Head Nurse / Branch Manager

Hi, I’m Alison. I am the Head Nurse and Branch Manager here at the Whitton Surgery.

I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) and I have completed my Certificate in 'Veterinary Practice Administration'. My aim is to provide a high level of love and care to every individual animal, just as I would give my own animal.

I have a rescue cat named Zippy, who loves to run around and eat a lot!

When I'm not working I enjoy socialising with friends, going to a variety of fitness classes, shopping and going for walks.

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Laura Powell

Laura Powell Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Laura and I joined Alcombe Vets in January 2014 as an Animal Nursing Assistant and I became a Student Veterinary Nurse in January 2015.

I grew up with a variety of small animals and I have wanted to work with animals since I was a child. I don’t currently have any pets of my own but I do help the local animal charity with fostering. I have recently fostered 3 kittens, 2 guinea pigs and a cat.

In my spare time I enjoy art, music, going to gigs, reading and going to the gym.

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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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Hayley Bannister

Hayley BannisterAnimal Nursing Assistant

My name is Hayley. I’ve joined the Alcombe team in Whitton as an Animal Nursing Assistant and will be working towards completing a Student Veterinary Nursing Diploma course.

My background however has been in different fields: Originally I did a degree in Fashion Illustration and since leaving university in 2008 I have worked in administration.

But on my return to the UK after travelling and working in Australia and New Zealand for two and a half years, I decided to take a new direction.

During my travels I got to meet the most incredible wildlife and I also volunteered at a Bird sanctuary in New Zealand, which was a fantastic experience as they are my favourite animals.

I am really excited to be at the beginning of a new career and my eventual goal is to become a registered veterinary nurse.

I have owned pets all my life, and currently own two gorgeous and entertaining rats called Walter and Merlin.

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