Meet the team

 

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Djordje (George) Vuckovic BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Principal.
George qualified from Zimbabwe in 1995, and has worked at the Practice since 2003. His main interests are Opthalmology and internal medicine.
Whilst living in Africa, George had a vast range of veterinary experience. He was very much involved in the care and rehabilitation of the wildlife, often helping to rear orphaned and sick wild cats. He was also instrumental in setting up a 24 hour Veterinary Hospital.
In his spare time, George loves to cook and enjoys fine wines.

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Vet of the year 2018

Vladimir Djukanovic BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary  Surgeon
Vladimir is our head vet. He qualified from Belgrade in 2002 and has worked at Blackwater Valley Vets since 2005. He enjoys all aspects of working at a first opinion practice, and is especially interested in soft tissue surgery and reproduction.
At home, Vlada owns a beautiful Borzoi called Aigul, a gorgeous French Bulldog pup called Yogi, Maine Coon cat and a two chameleons. His main hobbies are photography and art.

 

 

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Laura Felstead BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Laura is very valuable member of our team. Her calm methodical approach s very valuable in case  problem solving. She has a special interest in surgery. She owns a beautiful spaniel cross called Lily and a cat called Lola. Apart from looking after her baby daughter, Laura  also likes to keep fit by running.

 

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Charlie Constantine BVSc MRCVS

Charlie joined our team after locuming for us for a year. She loved the animals in the area and the team and decided to stay with us. We were delighted.
Prior to this Charlie has done a lot of work with sheep and still goes occasionally to help out farmers near Herald Home during lambing season.

In her spare time, Charlie continues a family tradition and does a lot of landscaping and gardening. She has also volunteered at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.

 

 

Karen Collie – Practice Manager

Practice Manager of the year 2018

Karen has long experiance in developing finace and management teams in veterinary practices. She is responssible for seemless running of our team. Trained in accounts Karen is the “behind the scenes” engine of the surgery. If you have queries please do not hesitate to contact her.

Her family including 3 young adults as well as  a dog and four cats keep her busy in her “free” time.

 

 

 

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Nurse of the year 2018

Lynsey Williams RVN – Head Vet Nurse

Lynsey has worked at the practice since 2001, and gained her veterinary nurse qualification in 2008. Her main responsibility is to assess the trainee nurses, but Lynsey also maintains the smooth running of the clinical areas, including the operating theatre and hospital ward.
At home, Lynsey owns two horses, one dog and a cat. Her main hobbies are riding and competing her horses, and walking her dog Nelly.

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Astrid Devaney

Astrid Devaney – RVN

Astrid has worked at the practice since 1973, and gained her vet nurse qualification in 1978. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially caring for our patients and meeting clients.
Astrid owns three dogs that she enjoys taking for long walks, and three cats. Her hobbies are gardening, cooking, a nice glass of champagne, and holidays to her native France.

 

 

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Hannah Sharp – RVN

Hannah joined us in 2014. We have seen her develop professionally and graduate to become an RVN.

She has many Guinea Pigs, five cats, chickens and fish and an Irish Wolfhound called Fergus, who is the size of a small pony !! Hannah also enjoys walking in Wales and the Lake District and socialising with her friends.

 

Louise Gospel – RVN

Louise joined our team as trainee  veterinary nurse. It has been a pleaseure to assist and whitness Louse qualify and complete her ambition to become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.  She has a gorgeous chihuahua Kiki, and owns a horse called Tiddles.

 

 

Tracy Oxlade RVN

Tracy has joined our team from a large Blue Cross hospital in London, where he spent many years helping animals in need. Tracy has a wealth of knowledge but her particular interest are Guinea Pigs. In her spare time Tracy enjoys long walks with Errol and being creative – she is a qualified silversmith.

 

Lauren Culnane RVN

Lauren joined our team after spending several years at Merrrist wood College training many upcoming veterinary nurses. She wanted to get back to nursing and directly help the animals. Lauren deals with clients insurance claims as well as veterinary nursing.

 

Jordan Smith  – Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Jordan has always been helping rescuing, nursing and looking after animals. What better way to do this but by being a veterinary Nurse. She is currently a student working towards her qualifications. She loves animals of all shapes and sizes but has particular soft spot for rabbits and of course Buster her Staffie!

 

Hannah Charles –  Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hannah joined our team in 2017.  She is currently a trainee veterinary nurse. She loves helping all animals but in particular dogs and horses. In her spare time, Hannah loves riding her horse Cameron and long walks with the dog Ozzie.


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