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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!

I now enjoy focusing my skills on companion animal care, with my favourite part of the job being meeting and helping people and their pets, forming strong and lasting friendships.

When not at work, my scruffy dog Etty takes me for many a long walk and I love being close to London’s restaurants, ballets, theatres and comedy shows.

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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 and puppies over the years and fostered pets for local charities. At home I have chickens, tortoises, reptiles, five cats and a dog and four children!

In August 2018 I again became Head Nurse at Alcombe vets when our lovely Ali moved onto pastures new.

I like to help our local animal charities and make the catnip pillows that we sell on reception, 100% of purchase price goes to charity.

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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 Winston (white and Grey) and Albert (brown and white) they are very intelligent and entertaining.

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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Emma Dyer

Emma DyerRVN C&G CertVNES

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 to work in the Whitton branch. 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 pandas in China and also did conservation work in Costa Rica helping with the Turtles, birds, reptiles, monkeys and many more.

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