Meet the team
Rachel qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1999 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and has worked in small animal practice in the south-east of London ever since, apart from a year in 2006 spent teaching Veterinary Medicine at a University in central China. Rachel loves being a vet and enjoys being able to make a difference to the well being of animals and the families they belong to.
Rachel enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and has a wealth of experience gained over the years which, combined with her teaching experience, allows her to support the rest of the team well. Rachel has special interests in ultrasonography, cardiology and exotic animal medicine, and she is very happy to be working with such a capable and caring team here. Outside work, Rachel enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two young children and kitten Lea, swimming and walking.
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Imanol is originally from the South of Spain and qualified in July 2020 from University UCH CEU in Valencia (the sunny land where paella comes from!) He has previously worked as a mobile veterinary surgeon in several small animal practices and a veterinary hospital around Berkshire.
Imanol enjoys both veterinary medicine and surgery but has a particular interest in internal medicine and is currently completing a certificate to expand his knowledge.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors (especially when he’s in Spain with his dog Thor!), he loves travelling, keeping active and he’s training to run a marathon!
Laura Fernandez Gonzalez
Melody qualified in 2017 after completing an apprenticeship to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. As well as being a valued member of our nursing team, Melody also recently became our clinical administrator.
Melody enjoys all aspects of nursing and owns an array of pets including guinea pigs, hamsters, a cat, and even has a budgie!
Hannah qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2020 at Harper Adams university in Shropshire, then went onto work at a mixed practice for 2 years before joining us in December 2022. Being new to London, in her free time Hannah enjoys exploring London's sights.
At home, Hannah has a lurcher, 2 cats, 2 rabbits and 3 chickens! Her favourite part of the job is conducting nurse consults and inpatient care.
Kelly joined us in June 2020 originally as a member of our reception team. She soon moved on to beginning her training to become a Veterinary Nurse in January 2021 and qualified in October 2023.
Since working with us, Kelly has adopted a cat called Thom who was a stray (see pictured!) Outside of work, Kelly can often be seen taking her Lurcher, Todd, on adventures around London.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Having previously studied Veterinary Nursing at university, she soon decided to study an apprenticeship with us and is now one of our Student Veterinary Nurses.
Rozy's favourite part of the job is seeing sick animals get better, and of course giving them cuddles! At home, Rozy has a pet cat called Bueno, and in her spare time enjoys picnicking and bike rides around London.
Currently studying Psychology at university, Sydney joined our team to satisfy her other love in life: animals.
Outside of work, you would find Sydney at home looking after her two cats, Jasmine and Margot, her cocker spaniel, Monroe, and her African Grey Parrot, Stanley!
Georgia joined us in May 2022 after realising her love for animals, and has her own dog at home, Buddy, who is a husky. She previously worked as a qualified hairdresser before joining us.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and can most likely to be found with her niece and nephew or socialising with friends.
After working in childcare for many years, Ida decided to pursue her love for animals (especially rabbits!) and joined us in July 2022.
Outside of work, Ida enjoys spending time with her rabbits, Luna and Zenzero and socialising with friends.
Denise joined us in April 2022 after previously working in customer service. Outside of work she can be found spending time with her family.
After working in childcare, she soon realised her passion for animals and Kayla joined us in September 2022 as part of our reception team.
Outside of work, Kayla enjoys spending time with her family and going for adventures with her dog, Buddy.
Established in 2014 and lead by JVP Veterinary Surgeon Rachel Maier, we are a dedicated and compassionate team committed to providing exceptional veterinary care, treating all patients as if they were our own.
We are committed to continual improvement in the pursuit of excellence.
We strive to work well as a team in everything we do to provide the best possible care for both our patients and clients.
Our modern, purpose built surgery just a short journey from London Bridge is well equipped, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound and supported by a wonderful team of vets, nurses, animal care assistants and client care advisors.
We look forward to welcoming you to Vets4Pets Old Kent Road.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
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DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Plus