Meet the Team

  • Kevin Clayton

    Kevin Clayton

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Clinical Director

    Kevin graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in London in 2014, and has been a driving force in establishing our state-of-the-art hospital. 

    Outside of work he enjoys going to the gym and walking his very bouncy dogs, and has just started flight training for his private pilot's licence.

  • Beth Eastwood

    Beth Eastwood

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Bethany graduated from Cambridge University in 2016 and went straight into small animal veterinary practice. She has a special interest in dentistry and imaging but loves the variety that comes with being a general practice vet. 

    She used to swim and play water polo competitively and enjoys swimming, walking and knitting.

  • Antonia Nichols

    Antonia Nichols

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Clinical Director

    Antonia graduated from the R(D)SVS Edinburgh in 2007.  Her veterinary career started in the beautiful valleys of North Wales as an all creatures great and small practitioner.  Following 18 months overseas practicing amongst New Zealand's even bigger mountains she returned to the lovely rolling south downs of Hampshire to pursue companion animal medicine.  She enjoys all aspects of general practice from playful puppies and mischievous kittens to our wonderful geriatric furry ladies and gentlemen.  Antonia is studying with the RCVS Advanced Practitioner program focussing on medicine.  At home she is kept in line by a gorgeous Border Collie cross Kelpie called Dolwen and a middle aged, delinquent, black and white cat, Scrat

  • Steph Goode

    Steph Goode

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Stephanie graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. She also did an internship at the University of Pennsylvania Vet School in Philidelphia.

    She has a special interest in Internal Medicine,Critical Care and Transfusion Medicine.She also ran a Pain Management and Rehabilitation Clinic for 4 years.

    Away from work she enjoys horseriding,long distance running and travelling.

  • Gemma Morley

    Gemma Morley

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Gemma trained at Liverpool University and joined us in 2009. She is based at the Vale Veterinary Centre and specialises in small animals, particularly small animal surgery. Before family responsibilities took over, Gemma was a successful Vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) competitor, nationally and internationally. She also has a dog - a lurcher which she rescued since she started at Rivendell.

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    Noelia Serrano

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Noelia graduated from the University of Zaragoza in 2012, and gained veterinary experience in Spain before moving to the UK in 2016. 

    She has special interests in surgery, diagnostic imaging and feline medicine and is working towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (General Small Animal Surgery). She is the proud owner of Su the cat, and enjoys eating out, travelling and Pilatese.

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    Nicola Holehouse

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Nicola graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006. She grew up locally and has worked in this area for most of her career. 

    Nicola has a special interest in cardiology and ultrasound imaging in general. She is also a keen soft tissue surgeon and generally enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly if it involves Boxer dogs! Nicola is also a vetGDP advisor and enjoys teaching our new graduates and vet students.

    Nicola has 2 horses, Monty and Craig and competes successfully up to National level in eventing and dressage. She and her husband also enjoy going for walks with their Boxer puppy Holly.

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    Heather Carter

    Practice Manager

    Heather has been a practice manager since 2003, and is busy with animals outside of work too. She is heavily involved in the show world, judging most gundog breeds, and showing her own golden retrievers. 

    She has two horses, two cats and two guinea pigs, and her daughter Ellie is a member of the Petersfield pony club.

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    Sharon Disney-May

    Administration/Accounts Manager

    Sharon joined the team in 2021, previously working in the industry for 14 years. 

    Outside work she can often be found snuggling with her doggies, the super cute chihuahuas Trev and Dave. She also enjoys walking and going to the gym.

  • Sheona Clayton

    Client Care Manager

    Sheona has worked in customer service for many years and is proud to combine this experience with her love of animals at Farnham. 

    Her passion is horses and she enjoys riding at every opportunity with her granddaughter. The family has a black gypsy cob called Coco, two Labradors called Saffie and Otto, and Puss Puss the cat.

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    Lorraine Anderton

    Client Care Team

    Lorraine has a black cat called Jess, who is 16 years young. Outside of work she enjoys reading, watching films, days out in the sun and spending time with her grandson.

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    Kay Karnis

    Client Care Team

    South African, moved to the UK 6 years ago.   Employed for 40 plus years in Johannesburg by a Neurosurgeon.  Since relocating to the UK, she worked at a physiotherapy practice in London before moving to Farnham and joining FVH.    Always a dog person, but since relocating to England has become a cat lover, and proud co-owner of an extremely lively Bengal.

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    Chris Manser

    Client Care Team

    Chris joined FVH when it first opened but has worked in the veterinary industry for 13 years, and has gained the qualification to be a Registered Veterinary Receptionist. She has two golden retrievers, called Chase and Asher, and competes in Hoopers and Agility competitions with them both. She also adopted two cats from the CPL, Bernie and Miss Murphy who are now 16 years old.

  • Kelly Strange

    Kelly Strange

    Customer Care Team

    Kelly joined the team in 2022 after deciding to combine her love for animals and compassion for people. Kelly has two dogs of her own, who she holds close to her heart. Why not ask her what their names are! In her spare time you will find her making memories and going on new adventures with her family and fur babies.

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    Lewis Tennuci

    Client Care Team

    Lewis joined the team in September 2018 after working many years at a vet practice in Farnham. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his rescue dog.

  • Tara Knight

    Tara Knight

    Client Care Team

    Tara joined the team in August 2020, Previously working as a massage therapist for 12 years in various Spas.She has 2 dogs Bumbles and Luna and a house rabbit called Coco.In her spare time, she likes to socialize with friends and family and camping trips with her husband and daughter travelling around the UK.

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    Karie Sladen

    Nursing Team

    RVN - Head Nurse

    Karie qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015, and spent five years working in a referral hospital in Alton. She has spent a lot of time working in theatre nursing, something she particularly enjoyed. 

    She has a busy home life with her husband, two children, dog and cat. When she gets time she enjoys long walks and spending time in the garden.

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    Alison Ruse

    Nursing Team

    RVN - Clinical Nursing Manager

    Ali has experience working in small animal and referral practices since she qualified in 2009. She would like to undertake qualifications in feline nursing and anaesthetics. 

    Outside of work she has two cats that demand a lot of attention, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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    Emma Bishop

    Nursing Team


    Emma has worked in veterinary practices since 2014, during which time she qualified from the Royal Veterinary College. She has undertaken a certificate in anaesthesia and has a keen interest in this area. 

    She has two adopted cats at home and is hoping to add a pooch to the mix soon!

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    Jess Vaughan

    Nursing Team


    Jess began her career in nursing in 2004 in a mixed animal practice, before working in small animal practice for 14 years in Alton, where she also helped as a clinical coach supporting student nurses. 

    Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and walking terrier, Fenton, in the countryside.

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    Emily Hughes

    Nursing Team


    Emily has spent time caring for rescued elephants in Thailand. 

    She previously studied design at Manchester Metropolitan University and continues to make jewellery in her spare time. She enjoys running, yoga and socialising with her friends and family.

  • Charlie Seaton

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Charlie has a degree in Zoology from the University of Manchester, and has worked in various industries. She has a large collection of chickens, a mischievous kitten called Pepper and a puddle-loving springer spaniel called Tilly. She enjoys hiking up windy mountains, running with Tilly and chatting with the chickens!

  • Lauren Anderton

    Nursing Team

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Lauren holds a diploma in animal management that she gained in 2017 after studying for two years at Merrist Wood College. 

    She has previously owned a bearded dragon and a milk snake, and currently shares her home with a dog and two rats. She enjoys painting and drawing in her spare time, as well as going cycling.

  • Holly Berrecloth

    Nursing Team

    Animal Nursing Assistant

    Holly has an Extended Dipolma in Animal Management which she obtained at Sparsholt College in 2021. Her goal is to become a RVN at the Hospital.

    Holly loves Spaniels and has a golden Cocker called Penny who is 8 years old and two Springer Spaniels called Harley & Quinn who are 2 years old and sisters. Horse riding is also a passion of Holly's and she loans a Cob called George who is 17 years young.

  • Lalia Davies

    Laila Davies

    Animal Nursing Assistant

    With a degree in criminology and policing and previously running her own dog walking and pet sitting business for 4 years Laila is working towards becoming an RVN. 

    In her spare time, she enjoys being creative with needle felting and other art projects but most importantly spending time with her lovable rescue kitten Melvin and her joyful indoor bunny Gertrude. Laila has previously owned and rescued many different exotic pets from reptiles to insects and hopes to grow her knowledge with exotic animals.  

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    Alicia Maher

    Nursing Team


    I started veterinary nursing in 2006 and qualified in 2011. I have worked in small animal practices and gained my Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. I have a keen interest in cats and exotics. I own a royal python, creasted gecko, gargoyle gecko and a three-legged Bombay cat. I enjoy reading, shopping and spending time with my husband.

  • Danielle Chapman

    Danielle Chapman


    Danielle qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016 and topped up to achieve a BSC in equine veterinary nursing science in 2017. After a year in an equine practice Danielle took a year out of the industry and then came back to retrain in small animal veterinary nursing. Danielle has completed a Canine behaviour course working with anxious, nervous, and aggressive dogs. Danielle worked in a small opinion veterinary practice before deciding to see what more there was to learn. Danielle has been with Farnham Veterinary Group for 6 months and has undertaken her clinical coach training to be able to train the next generation of students. When not working Danielle has a cob X gelding called Monty who takes up a lot of her time and she likes to take Monty out hacking and jumping. 

  • Lisa Graham

    Lisa Graham

    Animal Nursing Assistant

    Lisa is an animal nursing assistant here at Farnham Veterinary Hospital, she spent the last few years studying animal management at Merrist Wood college. Her goal is to become a qualified RVN. She has a loving bunny named willow who loves a snuggle. She loves socialising with her family and friends. 

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    Amelia Carver

    Student Veterinary Nurse

    Amelia is enrolled as a Student Veterinary Nurse at MYF College . 

    She has qualifications in Animal Management Studies . 

    She has a strong interest for exotics and has a large herd of guinea pigs of her own.

  • Hannah

    Hannah Thorpe

    Hydrotherapist & Physiotherapist

    IMSc, Level 3 Cert, MRAMP

    Hannah graduated with an Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Writtle University College in 2022. She also holds a Level 3 Canine Hydrotherapy qualification with Level 4 Underwater Treadmill Unit from the same university. Hannah is a member of the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP). Hannah hopes in a few years she can achieve her childhood dream of owning her own horse as she has been riding for over 10 years. Away from animals, she enjoys watching rugby and Formula 1.

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    Poppy Armstrong

    Weekend Reception Staff

    Poppy joined us in 2022 and is currently studying to be a veterinary surgeon at The University of Surrey. She has a keen interest in exotics, particularly reptiles, and would like to specialise once finishing her degree. Back home in Reading, she has a Brittany called Fletcher, and to keep her company at uni, she has Richard the Syrian hamster. Once she finds a student house that will let her, she is planning to get a western hognose snake! In her free time, she enjoys crocheting tiny hats for Richard and loves weightlifting, which she has competed in up to British championship level.

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    Ellie Heritage

    Customer Care Team

    Ellie joined the team in January 2023 and is a big animal lover. She owns an African pygmy hedgehog, rabbits, a budgie and a cocker spaniel puppy too.  She is currently studying for her Biology degree and wants a future career in animal care. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active and exploring new places with her puppy Mabel.

  • Pira Keohane

    Pira Keohane

    Animal Nursing Assistant

    Pira has recently joined the team in January as an ANA and has an interest in canine hydrotherapy as well as progressing onto nursing. She is due to begin fostering dogs, getting them ready for their permanent homes in the future!  

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    Alison Marriot-Clarke


    Resident crazy cat lady! I qualified from University Centre Sparsholt in 2023 and have worked in busy first opinion practices since 2021. I have particular interest in consulting & internal medicine nursing & am hoping to do further qualifications in this area in the future.  

    Outside of work I enjoy crochet, gaming, & camping. I have a cat named Floki and a sprocker spaniel named Bear. 

  • Thomas Huskisson

    Thomas Huskisson

  • Leah Blades

    Leah Blades

  • Molly Burgin

    Molly Burgin

    Twilight Veterinary Care Assistant

  • Rose Georgkakos

    Rose Georgkakos

    Veterinary Care Assistant

  • Clair joined the team in September 2023 after spending many years in the optical industry as a dispensing optician and also running her own sighthound specific home dog boarding business. Greyhounds are her passion and she enjoys spending most of her spare time with her current rescue greyhound, Jimbo. She also enjoys cooking, growing produce in her greenhouse and socialising with friends and family

    Clair Slingo

    Laboratory Technician

    Clair joined the team in September 2023 after spending many years in the optical industry as a dispensing optician and also running her own sighthound specific home dog boarding business. Greyhounds are her passion and she enjoys spending most of her spare time with her current rescue greyhound, Jimbo. She also enjoys cooking, growing produce in her greenhouse and socialising with friends and family

  • Vicky Gilby

    Vicky Gilby

    Student Veterinary Nurse

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    Izzy Jones

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Izzy joined the team in September 2023 after Graduating from the University of Surrey in the summer of 2023. She enjoys all aspects of clinical work but her favourite animal to work with is chickens!

    Outside of work she enjoys rock climbing, playing the piano and singing and runs a local musical theatre group with friends

  • Lucy Gay

    Lucy Gay

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Mariella Savage

    Mariella Savage

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Mariella graduated from the University of Surrey in 2020, and spent 3 years working at a local small animal hospital before moving to Farnham Veterinary Group. She enjoys all aspects of GP small animal practice but has a particular interest in medicine cases; she is currently studying for her Small Animal Internal Medicine post graduate certificate. Outside of work, Mariella’s true love are Connemara ponies, with whom she spends a lot of her time competing with and co-managing with her family their small stud. She enjoys keeping active, spending time with family and friends and escaping to warmer climates when able to! As well as the ponies, Mariella has a cheeky rescue cat ‘Oswald’ she took home from the hospital last year, and two family dogs. 

  • Susan Flanagan

    Susan Flanagan

    Customer Care Assistant

  • Tabitha Nielsen

    Tabitha Nielsen

    Customer Care Assistant

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    Alison Catling

    Customer Care Assistant

    Ali joined us in 2023. She has a Cavapoo called Frazzle and together they are exploring the local area. She enjoys live music and theatre, when her kids allow her the time!