Welcome to The Vet Station
Dr Vanessa Waite MA vetMB MRCVS CertAVP GPcert(DI)
I grew up in the beautiful Rhondda valley in South Wales with a family of cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and the occasional sheep that wandered into our garden! I wanted to be a vet from the age of 5, when, wandering up the side of the mountain holding Aunty Paula’s hand I expressed my determination to become one. After six gruelling years at Cambridge university, I graduated as a vet in 2008, one of the happiest days of my life!
Since then I have worked all over greater London as a small animal vet. I have never stopped studying and achieved my surgery certificate a few years after qualifying.
I am lucky to be able to do everything in general practice, from preventative healthcare, coughs and colds, to complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries, abdominal and cardiac heart scans.
My passion for veterinary medicine grows stronger everyday and I am blessed to have patients travelling from all over the country to see me.
Dr Gerda Bachrati MA VetMB MRCVS
I graduated from the University of Cambridge as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2019, having previously completed a Bachelor of Arts studying Natural Sciences. After a brief period travelling, I moved down to Surrey, and have worked and lived in the area ever since. I have a particular interest in medicine, especially dermatology and endocrinology (skin and hormonal disease). I hope to achieve further postgraduate qualification by completing a Certificate of Small Animal Medicine in the future. I joined The Vet Station in June 2022, and I am excited to meet all the lovely patients and owners!
Outside of work I enjoy travelling, whether that be abroad or just exploring the Surrey Hills on my bike or hiking. I am hoping to get a dog of my own to join me on these adventures very soon… watch this space!
I am a student veterinary nurse, set out to gain further knowledge on animal welfare and help animals in any way that I can. I am very friendly, bubbly and approachable and have a passion for helping all types of animals. My favourite animals are exotic animals such as snakes and lizards but I also love cats. I have a passion for animal behaviour as my future career goal is to become a cat or dog behaviourist, learning about the body language and communication displayed by animals and how certain cues can mean so much more than what's on the surface.
During work hours my favourite task is performing nurse checks on the inpatients and sitting with them so they can feel comfort, more relaxed and calmer while spending time at the vets. Before starting my job, I had undergone studies at an animal management college. I aimed for high grades to better my career opportunities and have the option to work with animals. As a child I always had animals around me and loved them dearly which helped me set my goals for the future, since pet care is my love in life.
Outside of work I spends most days with my animals at home, tending to my reptiles and rabbits. Other hobbies include tending to indoor tropical plants and painting animals. I love walking in the woods, with my art utensils and drawing animals in watercolour - these appear in fantasy form or realism. I enjoying sourcing ideas from the landscape around me.
My name is Kate and I have worked as a veterinary receptionist for the past 8 years.
I have recently completed BVRS's bronze level accredited veterinary reception award and hope to further my knowledge by completing the silver and gold award in the future.
I absolutely love animals and at home I have 4 chihuahuas, names, Evie, Rambo, Missy and Poppy and a cat named Lillie.
In my spare time I love spending time with my husband and two daughters going swimming and going on long walks with my fur babies.
Lucy is a fully qualified and insured veterinary physiotherapist working on canine, feline and equine patients.
Lucy is registered with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). After studying an Integrated Masters degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Writtle University College, Lucy set up her own business in August 2020 as a freelance vet physio in Surrey, Hampshire and surrounding counties.
She is working part time at The Vet Station whilst continuing to treat horses alongside this on a freelance basis. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys riding her horse, Scooby.
My name is Bellini. I'm a Japanese Akita. My hobbies include barking as loudly as I can at anything that moves outside my front door, receiving treats and lying down in the doorways that are used the most by my humans.
I've been a fan of contemporary art for several years now, and it was my conceptual designs that gave my human Vanessa the inspiration for The Vetstation.
I tend not to involve myself too much these days, but I sometimes like to visit The Vetstation on occasion just to make sure things are ticking over.
If you ever see me at The Vetstation, please say hello. I can always spare a few minutes to receive belly rubs and/or treats!