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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 BSc BVet Med 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 RVN 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 qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in August 2017.

Previously, I enjoyed studying for my BA (Hons) in Photography. I then travelled the world working for an airline for several years. I grew up with a variety of small pets and I have wanted to work with animals since I was a child. Achieving my Veterinary Nursing Diploma is just the start of my dream career!

In my spare time I enjoy art, cooking (and eating!), music, reading and travelling.

I love working at Alcombe Vets as it is a small, friendly practice where not only do we genuinely care about all our patients, we care about each other. I have made some of my closest friends through working here.

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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 BannisterStudent Veterinary Nurse

My Name is Hayley, I am the Student Veterinary Nurse at Whitton, and attend college once a week. I will be a student until March 2020 which is when I will be able to take my practical exams and hopefully qualify and become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).

I Started at Alcombe in Dec 2016 in the position of Animal Nursing Assistant.

Prior to my job at Alcombe I worked and travelled Australia and New Zealand which ignited my passion for animals and spurred me on to come home and start a new career. During my time in New Zealand I was lucky enough to volunteer every week at New Zealand bird rescue which was the first time I had ever worked with animals.

I feel very lucky to have landed my position at Alcombe Vets as the support I receive from them while training as a Vet Nurse is brilliant, as well as the great dynamic we all have with each other as staff and the relationships we have built with our clients and their pets.

I currently have two pet rats pictured Merlin (the white Dumbo rat) and Walter (the darker rat) they are very entertaining and affectionate. I like most animals but have a particular interest in birds, exotics and wildlife.

In the future I would love to learn more about many different species and would love to do some conservation work alongside working as an RVN.

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Amy Brown

Amy BrownAnimal Nursing Assistant

Hello, my name is Amy. I began working at Alcombe early 2018 as an Animal Nursing Assistant (ANA). I’ve always had a huge interest in animals and anatomy, surgery and medicine in general. It was with these two strong interests that lead me to this role, everything sort of fell into place. Working at the Whitton surgery has proved that my intuitions where right.

I love working at Alcombe, there is such a wide variety of knowledge and support and this is something that has been so interesting and helpful for me. Everyone works as a team and championing people’s accomplishments is a strong part of the support we all give each other, this I feel is incredibly important. Going into a new career at a slightly older age can be very daunting, Alcombe have made me feel so much part of the group and have been fantastic at welcoming, listening and teaching me. For this I am very grateful.

Prior to Alcombe, I studied in the Midlands gaining a degree in Music Journalism and Broadcasting, I was a full time DJ which has now turned into a hobby. In my spare time I love to go to gigs, read, exercise plus spend time with my friends and family. My family are Scottish so I enjoy going there as much as I can.

My end goal is to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse, being an ANA is great as it gives me hands on training and I’m learning so much.

I have always had rabbits and they have been so special to me, this is a pet I know I will continue to have throughout my life, I have a new one joining my family very soon too.

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