We are a small animal practice in Hampshire and Berkshire, first established in 1985. Your pets are our priority and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Kristina joined us in June 2017. She graduated in 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, shortly after which she took a job in mixed practice in Cornwall. She spent her formative new graduate years treating anything from hamsters to horses but then decided to become more focused on small animal work. Since then she has worked as an assistant small animal vet in Egham where she also organised pet travel and exports as an Official Veterinary Surgeon. She then moved to Farnborough Vet Centre as the head vet for Debbie Murdie’s maternity leave. Currently she is half way through an Advanced Veterinary Practitioner Certificate in Feline Medicine and hopes to complete this in the near future. Kristina has two feline friends of her own at home, Minnie and Teazle. Outside of work Kristina loves live music, travelling and trying to keep fit by running.
Dr Claire Stratford BVMedSci BVMBVS
Claire joined us after graduating from the University of Nottingham in 2016. She currently splits her time between Ancells and Nine Mile, and enjoys the variety of work that this brings. She has a keen interest in ultrasound scanning, internal medicine and anaesthesia, and is hoping to pursue further qualifications in one of these areas. In her spare time, Claire loves the great outdoors and enjoys trail running, mountaineering and horse riding, often in the company of her Border Collie, Rey (who is up for joining in with everything apart from the horse riding!).
Julie Wilson RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Julie joined us in February 2018, having qualified in March 2016. She spent six years at her training practice. Prior to veterinary, she worked on a farm. She has a keen interest in wounds, bandaging and anaesthesia. Julie has two rabbits, called Bunny and Mr Wabbit, a cat called Poppy and a rescue greyhound called Mono. She also has a family horse called Otis. In addition to taking care of her animals, walking the dog, horse riding, she enjoys playing basketball every week.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Kira started with us in April 2016 as our animal nursing assistant and started her training in January 2017. She has always had an interest in working with animals and is enjoying learning new skills on a daily basis. At home Kira has two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Busta and Harley who are both very handsome. In her spare time Kira enjoys going on long walks with her dogs as well as pet sitting for close friends and family.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Mollie joined us in July 2017, she previously studied an Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Merrist Wood College where she achieved Triple D*. She is looking to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse in the future. At home she has two dogs, Frank the Boxer and Harvey the Jack Russell cross, a rabbit called Peter and two Guinea Pigs called Ben and Jerry. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as taking her dogs for a walk.
Tinks the practice cat will often be the first to greet people on reception at Ancells. She was brought in as a pregnant stray in 2011 and despite attempts to rehome her she seemed to be happier staying here. Her kittens were rehomed to staff and clients and are doing well. On hot days she may put her head around the front door, but she doesn’t like to go far. She adores Dreamies, catnip hearts and walking on the keyboards as team members write notes. If she really likes you she will jump on your back when you stand at reception and pretend to be a scarf!