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.
Emily graduated from Bristol in July 2007 and joined Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital shortly afterwards. She developed a keen interest in small animal medicine and completed her RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice (in small animal medicine) in May 2011. Since starting at Nine Mile, Emily has been responsible for a vast quantity of the MRI scans including syringomyelia screening in Cavalier Spaniels. Emily briefly left in October 2011 but couldn't stay away and returned to us in April 2012 as the clinical director. She is thoroughly enjoying being back. In her spare time Emily enjoys travelling, reading and seeing films and has two extremely naughty tabby cats!
Jean Cosgrove MVB MRCVS
Head Veterinary Surgeon – Emmview
Jean is our head vet at Emmview and has been a practising UK vet for over five years, gaining experience in a variety of practices all over the country prior to settling at Emmview in 2015. She worked initially as part of the emergency/out of hours team but is now full-time at Emmview during the day. She has a particular interest in internal medicine and is currently studying for an advanced qualification in this area. She has two very cheeky cats called Dodger and Brosnan, and her hobbies include reading thriller novels, travelling (especially to historical places), cooking and going to comedy shows.
Kristina Kirk BVetMed MRCVS
Head Veterinary Surgeon - Ancells
Kristina joined us from Farnborough Veterinary Centre where she was placed for a year’s maternity cover as head vet. Ancells is her first opportunity to work as a head vet in a larger more busy practice with two other vets as part of the team. Originally starting in mixed practice after graduating from the RVC in 2012, Kristina is now furthering her skills and experience in small animal work, especially feline medicine which she is currently undertaking a certificate qualification in.
In her spare time Kristina likes to travel, cook, keep fit and sample the culture in London occasionally. She has two domestic cats, Minnie and Teazle, who like their food a little too much as well as a good cuddle.
Debbie Murdie BVM&S MRCVS
Head Veterinary Surgeon - Farnborough
Debbie joined the practice as head vet in August 2014. Having worked in large busy veterinary hospitals, she has come to realise that she prefers a small practice environment where she can develop a close relationship with her clients and their pets and also take on a managerial role as well as the usual clinical responsibilities. She is currently working towards a certificate in advanced veterinary practice in small animal medicine to further her knowledge, but as she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery she is not keen to narrow her case load too much - she enjoys the variability of being a GP.
Debbie has recently taken some time off for maternity leave. She has returned to work three days a week (and some weekends), spending the remaining time at home with her amazing little boy Lucas. She is really happy to be able to continue work as it remains an important and enjoyable part of her life, whilst still benefiting from plenty of time with her son. Alan, her crazy rescue cat, is now nearly two years old. He and Lucas are becoming firm friends!
Nicola Avery MA VetMB CertSAS MRCVS
Nicola joined Nine Mile Veterinary Group in 2004, having graduated from Cambridge University. She gained her certificate in small animal surgery in 2008 and has special interests in both orthopaedic and soft-tissue surgery. Nicola sees a wide range of surgical cases both from within the group and from other practices. In her spare time Nicola enjoys running, having entered the Windsor Half Marathon this September.
Alice Hardy BVetMed MCRVS
Alice qualified from Bristol in July 2016 and has since moved back to the area to live near her family. She works at both the Farnborough and Nine Mile clinics. After graduating, Alice spent some time volunteering at a charity clinic in India, treating injured and sick strays and neutering street dogs.
Alice spends much of her free time with her two horses Lupin and Sean, but also enjoys swimming and baking. She enjoys all aspects of the job and has a particular interest in emergency and critical care. Alice also studied an elective in communication skills at university so hopes she is able to come across as a friendly face!
George Hurst BVetMed MCRVS
George graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) in 2011 and spent his first two years at a small animal practice in Reading. After spending another year at a small animal hospital in Egham he joined the Nine Mile team in February 2015. George has developed a keen interest in small animal surgery (both orthopaedic and soft tissue) and is currently studying towards his certificate in small animal surgery. In his spare time, George enjoys mountain biking, skiing and going to festivals.
Joey Kapff BVetMed MCRVS
Joey graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012, after which she spent a month working with a veterinary charity in Morocco. Since then she has enjoyed both the medical and surgical sides of working in small animal practice, and has developed a particular interest in ophthalmology.
Aside from trying to keep her two cats Cleo and Little Man out of mischief, Joey enjoys skiing, snowboarding and yoga in her spare time.
Jo Rogers BVSc MRCVS
Jo joined Nine Mile Veterinary Group in 1994 after graduating from Bristol Veterinary School and loved it so much she hasn’t left. Jo currently sees patients on Mondays and Fridays and has a particular interest in canine and feline internal medicine, especially endocrinology. Jo has two cats, including a three legged one, as well as chickens. In her spare time Jo enjoys cooking and gardening and running - however not at the same time!
Claire Stratford BVMedSci BVMBVS
Claire joined us at Ancells in September 2016, having been based at Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital for a short time. She qualified from the University of Nottingham, and is interested in all areas of veterinary work, especially anaesthesia and internal medicine. Claire has a real soft spot for Terriers and has her own Jack Russell called Tuppence! In her spare time, Claire enjoys road biking, trail running, bouldering and mountaineering.