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Meet the team From Our Ealing surgery

3 Vets, 4 nurses, 3 receptionists, Practice & Nursing Managers

The Ealing team have a wealth of expertise at your service and also the resources to work together to care for your pets every day of the week 362 days of the year.

Jaime Lage-Martinez

Dr Jaime Lago Martinez DVM, MRCVS Clinical Director

Hi, I’m Jaime. I graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2015 after an internship at University of Life Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. I have particular interest in ultrasound and I am currently enrolled in my Advanced Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging.

I have a 7 year old dog called Rubio and in my spare time I love to play guitar and cook delicious foods.

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Aideen O'Connor

Dr Aideen O'Connor DrMdVet, MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

I'm Aideen, Alcombe’s long-term locum vet. I studied veterinary medicine in Budapest (through English!). Before moving to London in November 2017, I worked in a mixed animal practice in Dublin. My favourite pets are the ones with human names.

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Erica Johnson

Dr Erica Johnson VetMB,MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon

Hi I’m Erica, I’m really excited to be working back at Alcombe Vets having started as a Saturday help when I was at school! After qualifying as a vet 20 years ago, I have worked as a small animal vet in a couple of practices in West London. When I’m not at work, my four (!) children keep me more than busy.

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Dr Alexandra Brown

Dr Alexandra Brown iBSc BVetMed MRCVS Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I’m Alexandra, and I qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in London in 2005. I have been working Saturdays for Alcombe in Ealing since 2013. I enjoy all areas of general practice and have a special interest in rabbits and rodents.

I have collected an assortment of animals looking for a home throughout my career, including adopting rats (Cadbury and Bourneville) from a client who had developed an allergy to them, and fostering an unwell feral kitten (Mo) for the Cats Protection until she was a healthy and loving pet.

I have always been desperate for a dog and would have a smallholding with every animal if I could!

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Ellen Moore

Ellen Moore RVN Head Veterinary Nurse (on Maternity leave)

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 leading the nursing team at the Ealing 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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Chris Rossiter

Chris Rossiter RVN Acting Head Veterinary Nurse

I’m Chris, I’ve been in the Veterinary sector since 2010 and nursing since 2012. Having voluntary and reception experience, as well as being a client myself with my own fur babies, I’m able to look at things from every angle.

I locumed at Alcombe in 2017 before coming back in November 18 to become Deputy Head Nurse and acting Head Nurse whilst Ellen is on maternity leave.

I have great interest in internal medicine, orthopaedic surgery and digital imaging. I have also been volunteering for the charity StreetVet since 2017 and am currently a Team Lead in the London and Hertfordshire teams.

In my minimal spare time I love football and have a season ticket for Spurs, enjoy gaming, films and documentaries, as well as binge watching series from time to time. I want the best for all our clients and patients and will do my utmost to answer and solve any questions or problems.

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Mary Bruno

Mary Bruno VN Practice Manager

Hello, I'm Mary Bruno, Practice Manager at Alcombe Veterinary Surgery.

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1980 and have worked at the surgery since 1985 when I was the first Veterinary Nurse employed by the Practice. I enjoyed my nursing role but transferred to management after the birth of my sons. I enjoy the friendly working atmosphere of Alcombe Veterinary Surgery where the client & patient needs are always a primary consideration.

I have owned several dogs as pets over the years and have a particular interest in dog training and behaviour. My current pets are crossbreed "Rosie" and Jack Russell Terrier "Jazmin".

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Máire Byrne

Máire Byrne VN Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Máire. I’m a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse. I qualified in 2015 at home in Ireland in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. I’m originally from Co Galway, Ireland. I’ve been in Alcombe nearly 2 years now and I’ve been in the UK since August 2016. At home in Ireland I have two cats and two dogs. One is a retired guide dog called Ursa, a Labrador cross, who is 9 years old. At the moment she helps my mum fundraise all around the west of Ireland. In her spare time she loves to follow my mum around the house and inspect my dad while he’s gardening.

In my spare time I enjoy visiting home, catching up with friends and going to the cinema. I find being a nurse is rewarding as I love making a bond with the animals and their owners.

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Francesca Kenward

Francesca Kenward VN Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Francesca and I’m one of the Registered Veterinary Nurses. I am the third generation of my family to work here at Alcombe! I started working here while still at school on a Saturday and then when I left school I pursued my career in Veterinary Nursing.

I worked and studied hard for 3 years and qualified in 2015. In total I worked within Alcombe vets for over 7 years, I left in November 2017 to gain more experience working for a charity, I worked part time for the Blue Cross for a year before I returned to my ‘home’ practice here at Alcombe in November 2018!

The work the Blue Cross do is underrated and amazing! But I just couldn’t keep away from Alcombe. I’m passionate about my work, love the team here and I love how this practice feels like a family in the community.

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Nicola Belhaj

Nicola Belhaj Veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Nicola and I joined the clinic as a Locum nurse in June 2018. I have been nursing for 17 years and qualified as a nurse in August 2012.

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Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell RVN Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’m Lauren, I qualified in June 2017, and moved to London as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in September 2017 after working and training in the veterinary industry in Lincolnshire from 2013 onwards. I joined Alcombe in August 2018, and will be leaving this summer to go and work in America with children as a horse riding instructor.

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Siobhan Fury

Siobhan Fury SVN Student Veterinary Nurse

Hello! I’m Siobhan, a student veterinary nurse now in my 2nd year, on target to qualify mid-2020. I moved to London from my home Singapore in January 2017, and so far love it here despite the rain, tube, and Brexit. It definitely helps having my husband and Singaporean cat Squeaker here with me. I am obsessed with large breed dogs, the bigger the better (Bjorn the Newfoundland, I’m looking at you)!!

Training to be a vet nurse keeps me pretty busy, but in my free time I love reading, watching airplanes, and bopping around England because the amount of things to see and do here seems inexhaustible.

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Beanie Aujla

Beanie Aujla Practice Administrator

I’m Beanie. Growing up I’ve always had pets, from rabbits to hamsters and both small & large breeds of dog. I now have a sweet but mischievous Pug Zhu who gets all my attention.

I enjoy my role and managing the administration of the Surgery to ensure the clients & patients are taken care of to the highest standard possible.

Working at Alcombe Ealing alongside such friendly, knowledgeable staff and meeting all the different breeds of pets and their caring owners is an absolute pleasure.

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Debbie Shakespeare

Debbie Shakespeare Receptionist

Hello I'm Debbie, I have been working for Alcombe vets now for ten years or more!

I enjoy working on reception as I get to meet so many wonderful pets and their caring owners. I have owned dogs all my life - my obsessive love being for the loyal and distinctive Shar pei breed. I currently have La Rue, a 4 year old rescue Shar pei, and three guinea piggies Flossy, Tallulah and Peaches, that keep me very busy.

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Rebecca Pereira

Rebecca Pereira Receptionist

Hello, I'm Rebecca, I joined Alcombe as a receptionist in January 2018. I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BSc in Bioveterinary Science. Following this I embarked on an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at the Royal Veterinary College where I also worked for a year as a research assistant. I still wanted to pursue my passion for being able to help sick animals and their owners, so I decided to go on to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. I am currently in fourth year.

I love all animals but do have a soft spot for cats having six rescue cats at home, that keep me busy! Outside of work and studies, I enjoy taking dance classes and horse riding.

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Amani Butt

Amani Butt Receptionist

Hi I’m Amani. I have a hamster called Gwen and a fish called Nugget and one day I would like to open my own rescue centre :)

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