Desiree Herrick (Vet)

Desiree completed degrees both at Virginia Tech and The Royal Veterinary College before starting in companion animal medicine. She recently worked at one of Essex’s 24 hour small animal hospitals and originally joined the Elizabeth Street night team 4 years ago. She is very excited to be joining the day team! Her special interests are cardiology, imaging and dermatology where she has done extra study. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and going to both the theatre and cinema. She is also a keen baker and loves cooking.

Adam Maxton (Vet)

Adam has worked in small animal practice ever since qualifying. He has a special interest in small animal surgery and emergency medicine. Adam worked at our clinic on the emergency rota, and following a stint working in South Kensington, has now returned for good! Adam can be found at the clinic on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Monday and Tuesday he will be working at Bayswater Referral Clinic. Adam enjoys his time split between London during the week and the country at weekends, with his family, dog Willow and two cats.

Elizabeth Shrimpton (Vet)

Liz has worked in small animal practice ever since qualifying in 2001. She enjoys routine small animal medicine and surgery, with a special interest in feline medicine and pain management. She holds a general practice certificate in medicine and treats pain using acupuncture as well as with more conventional drugs. Liz started working at the Elizabeth Street emergency clinic in 2013 and has never left! Liz enjoys time with her young family, her cat Monty and horse riding, travelling and skiing. 

Fionah Wells (Practice Administrator)

Fionah initially started working for the clinic as the Morning Receptionist. Over the years her hours and responsibilities have grown, and she is now Practice Administrator and Company Secretary. Fionah has a great depth of knowledge about the practice and pet issues in the local area, and she is always available to give advice.

Johanna Gilmore – Head 'Out of Hours' Nurse (Registered)

Jo started working at Elizabeth Street in 2005 after gaining a great deal of experience at the Blue Cross Hospital in Victoria where she trained as a nurse. Jo is one of our emergency nurses with a special interest in critical care, anaesthesia and has a vast knowledge in the area of poisons and toxins. She is also a Hills pet nutritionist.

Jessica Wakely – Head Day Nurse (Registered)

Jessica joined the team in October 2019, following a number of years working as a nurse at both Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home and Paws Inc. Veterinary Clinic. She is a clinical coach and enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing. In her spare time Jessica enjoys working out and spending time with her dog.

Claire Sedgwick (Registered Nurse)

Claire joined the clinic in 2007 and is one of our emergency night nurses. Claire co-founded 'Help the Street Animals' a charity based in Morocco. She also has a keen interest in canine and feline behaviour.

Rose Brakespear (Receptionist)

Rose works both here and the Bayswater Referral Clinic as a receptionist. She is passionate about both client and animal care. Before joining us in 2020, Rose worked at Kynance Veterinary Clinic and many of you may recognise her face from there! She enjoys spending her time back home in the country, with her Kunekune pig, Boris!

Anne-Marie Clark (Registered Nurse)

Annie-Marie joined our emergency night nursing team in August 2011. She has a special interest in diabetic cases and is also a trained Clinical Coach. In her spare time, she looks after her many family pets.

Rebecca McQuoid

Bex joined us in July 2016 as a locum Animal Care Assistant. She is originally from New Zealand and is enjoying exploring the Northern Hemisphere especially Europe. Bex has worked in several practices around London but has enjoyed working with us so much she has stayed here and is now part of our fixtures and fittings. Back home Bex has a Kunekune pig called Trevor!

Emily Rutter (Registered Nurse)

Emily joined the emergency clinic in Feb 16. Emily is an avid rugby player, sports fan, a jet setter and enjoys globe-trotting. She also has a passion for the more unusual pet and has a chameleon at home to keep her out of mischief.

Denise Diana (Registered Nurse)

Denise, who joined the team in November 2020 comes from Italy. She worked there for three years in two emergency clinics and a specialist neurology clinic. Although she enjoyed practicing in Italy she felt it was time to move to London to learn more and expand her veterinary knowledge. In her free time, she loves to play sports, such as running and swimming.

Jessica Camilleri (Registered Nurse)

Jessica has recently joined the clinic and comes with plenty of experience having worked at  Blue Cross for the 10 years and in an ‘exotics’ practice for seven, so brings valuable expertise to the team. She is working at expanding her skills by obtaining an anaesthesia certificate. Jessica loves to take her dog on long walks by the sea in her spare time – the perfect antidote to working in London.

Lacey Pitcher (Registered Nurse)

Lacey Joined the team in the spring 2021 after locuming at the practice working nights for a few years. She isn’t a morning person but thrives on nights and finds emergency and critical care cases very rewarding. Lacey can often be found with her own dogs Squid (Corgi) and Dumpling (Frenchie) enjoying a coffee after work. In her spare time Lacey loves enjoying her time at home in the Cotswolds alongside lecturing and is a British Veterinary Nurse Association council member.

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