Welcome to The Vet Station

Dr Vanessa Waite
Head Vet

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Elisha Clarke RVN
Head Nurse

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Emylia Economou
RVN

Veterinary Nurse

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Lucy Walsh
Physiotherapist

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Vanessa Doherty
Receptionist

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Bellini
Director

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Boo
Assistant Director

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Dr Vanessa Waite MA vetMB MRCVS CertAVP GPcert(DI)

Vanessa Waite

I grew up in the beautiful Rhondda valleys 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. By the end of this year I should also have my diagnostic imaging certificate and at the end of 2021 my certificate in veterinary business management. 

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. 

Elisha Clarke RVN

I have been nursing for over 10 years. I have had the pleasure of working as a veterinary nurse in America, Borneo, Caribbean and England.

 

I have worked with some amazing species including bears, monkeys, cats, dogs and small furries. For the past 5 years I have been doing emergency night work.

 

I enjoy volunteering with my Yorkshire Terrier, Boo with the Pets as Therapy charity visiting children’s wards, nursing homes and primary schools.

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Emylia Economou RVN

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Hello! I am Emylia, my journey began in Greece volunteering in animal charities and assisting in rescue missions.

 

I am a passionate RVN with 10 years experience, working in small animal hospitals around London, caring for pets and promoting responsible pet ownership.

 

I studied at the Royal Veterinary College and completed my training at the south London PDSA charity hospital, where I gained fantastic experience in wound management and dealing with a range of emergencies. I am currently studying towards a Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.

 

I look forward to meeting all the local pets and answering any questions you may have about the various life stages of your beloved four-legged friend! In fact, I have a tripod-cat called Pi and his older brother Iggy! The two are inseparable and I love observing their antics!

 

I am particularly focused on cat behaviour and gentle handing while treating feline patients, in our care. 

 
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Lucy Walsh

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.

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Hi There, My name is Vanessa and  ever since I can remember the love and welfare of animals has been my passion. I have always had various pets, at one point, pigs and chickens too.

 

At the moment I have two cats, Lippy and Marmaduke and two dogs, Mr Bumble and Rolo.

 

Helping people care for their pets is a delight.

Vanessa Doherty

 
 
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Bellini

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 thesedays, 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!

Boo

Hi! I'm Boo and I'm a Yorkshire Terrier. I am a Pets As Therapy dog and I love spending time enhancing the health and wellbeing of people going through hard times. 

I have an extensive background in branch management, as there's nothing I like better than eating tree branches and various other things that may prove to be dangerous to my health!

I'm also a seasoned dog agility competitor, having been on the scene for several seasons now, picking up numerous championships on the way.

Later in life, I found a love for interior design. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to express my passion with my humans at The Vetstation. 

I love dropping by now and again, so if you ever see me, don't hesitate to stop for a chat about anything from interior design and branch management to current affairs and the veterinary industry. Failing that a belly-rub and a treat would be great!

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