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Steve Brawley MSc BVMS MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1982, having been brought up in one of the Scottish “new towns” on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Over the years I have worked in many areas of the Veterinary field, including University, charity work with the PDSA, the Armed Forces, industry and owning my own practices. I have been at Woking since May 2009, having intended staying only for a few weeks. It is such a great place to work with a fantastic team and such caring passionate pet owners (and some interesting patients) that I decided to make it a permanent move.
Despite a long and varied career, I have never lost my enthusiasm for the work, and enjoy nothing more than seeing owners reunited with a healthy pet after illness or surgery. I have an interest in surgery and anyone at the practice will tell you about my passion for knees.

Outside of work, my family (wife Jo, Abigail 6 and Oliver 4), house, garden and pets occupy most of my free time.

I love meeting new people and pets, so why not come along and meet us all, have a look around the surgery and see how we can help maintain the special bond between you and your pet.  

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Robert Ayers BVetMed MRCVS

Vet

 

Rob graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015. He is especially interested in surgery and cardiology. He has 2 rescue cats one called Tally and the other called Murray. Outside of works he enjoys Skiing and Climbing.
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Nicole Balt BSc Veterinary Biology, BVSc, MRCVS

Vet

Nicole is originally from South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2011. She moved to the UK in 2014 with her husband Gary who is also a vet. She is interested in surgery and ophthalmology. She has a lovely Burmese cat called Willow.
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Jelena Kuryseva

Veterinary Surgeon

 

Jelena qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2008 in Lithuania and worked for 3 years at a small animal practice in Vilnius. She then moved to The UK and became registered here in 2015.

 

She has a true passion for animals and this all stemmed from her parents owning dog kennels. She has 2 rescue cats called Cleopatra and Alex and 2 children who keep her occupied!

 

She joined Vets4Pets in April 2016 working between Byfleet and Woking, her areas of interest are soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. In her spare time she likes to relax with her children, read books and loves to knit!
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Zoe Greener

Nurse

Zoe started as an auxiliary nurse at Fitzpatrick Referrals in August 2011, who then trained her as a vet nurse. She qualified in March 2015 and has been working with us at Woking since 2016. At home she has a pug called Tilly and is a member of a local football team in her spare time.
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Kelly Charlton

Head Nurse

Kelly joined us in January 2017 and has been a qualified vet nurse since 2003. She enjoys all aspects of nursing, but particularly the practice management side of the role. At home Kelly has a guinea pig called Marmalade and in her spare time attends VW festivals in her classic Beetle.
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Laura

Student Vet Nurse

Laura is originally from Yorkshire where she first fell in /p>love with animals. She moved to Surrey in 2011 to be with her husband. She is currently studying to be a vet nurse, previously she gained a foundation degree in animal behaviour and welfare. In her spare time she loves to cook, watch films and play with her rescue leopard gecko Steven.

 

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Gemma Goggins

Veterinary Receptionist

Gemma is the newest recruit to our reception team. Gemma fosters dogs for charities and lives at home with her husband, 2 Labradors Buster and Rosie, and an Electus Parrot.

 




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Steffi Cousins

Veterinary Receptionist

Steffi joined us in 2015 to persue a career working with animals. 

Steffi runs her photography business in her spare time and has plenty of her own animals to model for her, including 3 Chihuahuas, a Shiba Inu, 2 Axolotls and a Ragdoll cat.

 

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Jessica Scates

Veterinary Weekend Receptionist

Jess joined the team in 2016 and is busy studying to be a veterinary nurse. Jess is now working at Byfleet during the week, and also currently has 2 guinea pigs at home.

 




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Sam Wellbelove

Veterinary Receptionist

Sam joined us in 2016 having previously worked in a retail environment. 

Sam has 2 children and shares her home with 2 dogs and 2 cats.

 

 

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Summer Grant

Student Vet Nurse

Summer started training as a vet nurse in September 2014 at MYF training limited. She has recently finished all of her exams and will be a fully qualified registered veterinary nurse very soon! At home she has 3 dogs, a lurcher called Bullseye, a Shih Tzu cross called Billy and a Chihuahua called Polly. She also has 2 cats called Pepsi and JD.
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Natasha Dean

Natasha joined us in 2016 and works Sundays. She is currently doing a law degree that keeps her very busy!

Rachel Murray

Nurse Assistant

 

Rachel started with us back in 2013 as a receptionist then became a nurse assistant shortly after in April 2014. She has 2 cats called Phoebe and Stig, a Japanese Spitz called Loki, a leopard Gecko called Tinks and a snake called Salvador.