Dr Lenesa Govender BVSc GPCertSAS MRCVS
Practice owner and Senior Veterinarian
I have had the pleasure of being a vet since 2003, after qualifying at Onderstepoort in South Africa. My first year at an RSPCA hospital in Johannesburg gave me invaluable experience and hands on skills. I have been working in small animal practice in the UK since 2005, and have gained a lot of experience in all aspects of being a vet making me a well-rounded vet working with cats, dogs, rabbits, Guinea pigs , hamsters to name a few, plus forming life long bonds with many pet owners.
My real passion has always been surgery, therefore I studied further and attained a further qualification in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, giving me the skills to do surgeries such as cruciate ligament repairs, perineal hernia repairs, eyelid surgeries and reconstruction surgery with flaps and skin grafts.
Over the years I have been very lucky to have worked with and got to know many wonderful colleagues with whom we have helped lots of beloved pets. Now I look forward to building and developing my new ‘work family’, and together we will take care of and help your furry friends when they need us and come down for a visit. I look forward to meeting the pets of Epsom and their families at our new practice!
Featured in the profile photo is Kinks Govender , my 13yr old rescued DSH ‘Fur-baby’ who travelled from South Africa with me many years ago , and is loving living in Surrey!