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Highcroft Veterinary Referrals
615 Wells Road
Whitchurch
Bristol BS14 9BE

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Referrals team

Dan
Ogden


Dan Ogden
BVSc DACVS-SA MRCVS
Referrals Surgeon, Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dan joined Highcroft in July 2014 having graduated from Bristol University in 2004.  He spent a year working in a small animal practice in Kent before moving to the Unites States to do a three year small animal surgery residency. Following the residency he spent three years at Louisiana State University as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and head of the surgery Department. In 2012 he returned to the private practice the UK.

His particular interests are in oncologic and respiratory surgery and fracture repair and in his spare time enjoys cooking, gardening, photography and reading. 

Helen
Wilson


Helen Wilson
BVSc(Hons) MVetMed DipACVECC DipECVECC MRCVS
Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

Helen is an American, European and RCVS Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care.  Helen joined Highcroft in 2012 to head our emergency and critical care referral service. She treats the sickest patients, who need intensive care to help them through their illnesses and enjoys the challenge of saving lives.

Helen has a particular interest in respiratory disease and mechanical ventilation, sepsis, haematologic diseases and toxicology. 



Eli
Field


Eli Field
BVetMed MANZCVS
Referral Surgeon

Eli joined Highcroft in May 2016 as a Veterinary Surgeon and is based at our Highcroft Hospital and surgery in Whitchurch. She qualified in 2007 from the Royal Veterinary College in London and is now studying towards her ECVS diploma.

Outside of work she enjoys skiing, surfing and diving.

Jemma
Hildrew


Jemma Hildrew
BVSc GPcert(ExAP) CertAVP(ZM) MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Jemma joined Highcroft in 2009 after qualifying from Bristol University in 2007. She completed her General Practioners Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice in 2011 and completed her Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Zoological Medicine in 2016 achieving Credits and Distinctions for many of the modules.

Jemma is one of our exotic vets who sees a variety of species from cats and dogs, to all the small furries, primates, fish, reptiles, birds, poultry and insects. She regularly presents lectures to clients, organisations and vets on exotics. She sees both first opinion and referral cases from all over the UK.

She is the veterinary advisor to Bristol City Council and is involved in veterinary inspections of Zoos and Dangerous Wild Animal Licence Applications.  Jemma is also an Official Veterinarian which means she can issue Pet Passports for dogs, cats and ferrets.

Sonya
Miles


Sonya Miles
Sonya Miles BVSc CertAVP (ZooMed) MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Sonya joined Highcroft in 2015 and is one of our exotic species veterinary surgeons at Highcroft Veterinary Hospital seeing referral, first opinion and second opinion cases. 

Sonya qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 2013 and completed her Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Zoological Medicine in 2018.

In her spare time Sonya runs North Somerset Reptile Rescue, where she cares for sick and unwanted reptiles, aiming to eventually find them new homes. She enjoys treating all types of exotic species, but has a particular interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery in these interesting and complicated species.


Vicki
Adams


Vicki Adams
RVN
Deputy Nurse Manager

Vicki joined Highcroft in 1999 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005. She also holds a certificate in Parasitology and a BVNA Certificate in Dentistry. 

As Deputy Head Nurse, and in addition to her nursing duties, Vicki manages the Pharmacy and helps Natasha and Laura manage the nursing staff.

Ursula
Bradshaw


Ursula Bradshaw
BSc (Hons) DipHE CVN RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Ursula joined Highcroft in 2005 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2006.

She has since gained a Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing and a Degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. Ursula works at our Whitchurch hospital and surgery as a referrals nurse. She has a special interest in interest in surgery and anaesthesia.

Caroline
Gudge


Caroline Gudge
BSc RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Caroline joined Highcroft at the end of 2009 as a final year veterinary nurse student (BSc). She has since completed her degree and now one of our most highly qualified nurses. She supports our surgical team.

Caroline, together with Gemma Pitt, won a runner up prize in 2011 for running a local nurse event during Veterinary Nursing Week. 

She has a Jack Russell Terrier called Doug.

Kati
Heddington


Kati Heddington
RVN CertExotics
Veterinary Nurse

Kati joined Highcroft in 1999 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2002.

Kati has a City and Guilds Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species and works closely with our exotic species veterinary surgeons and zoo vets. 

Carina
Jefferis


Carina Jefferis
Bsc (Hons) RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Carina joined Highcroft in July 2014 having qualified from Bristol University in 2008 and is based at our Whitchurch hospital and surgery. Carina is a keen runner and ran the Bath Half Marathon in aid of Bath Cats and Dogs home.

Sarah
Knowlson


Sarah Knowlson
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Sarah joined Highcroft in 2008 and is based at our Whitchurch hospital and surgery. Sarah is our cardiology nurse and works closely with cardiology specialist Kieran Borgeat.

Sarah is a keen horse rider and has a horse called Bert and a dog called Paddy. She is currently studying for a degree in Counselling.

Alex
Lomas


Alex Lomas
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Alex joined Highcroft in December 2011 as a member of the veterinary team at our Whitchurch hospital and surgery. She is based at our Whitchurch hospital and surgery and is a member of the Emergency and Critical Care team working closely with Helen Wilson our Emergency and Critical Care Specialist.  

Alex is our higher education (HE) student co-ordinator for veterinary nurses.

Sarah
Postma


Sarah Postma
RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Sarah joined Highcroft in September 2014 as a veterinary nurse in our busy Referrals Centre in Whitchurch. She qualified from Hartpury College in 2006 and has a special interest in surgery, orthopaedic and rehabilitation. 

Sarah has a 9 year old Labrador called Phoebe, and a New Forest pony called Willow. She enjoys horse riding, marathon running and walking her dog in her spare time.

Laurie
Rawlins


Laurie Rawlins
RVN
Nurse

Laurie joined Highcroft in 2004 as a kennel assistant and qualified as a veterinary nurse nurse in 2008. She is based at our Whitchurch hospital and surgery and also works alongside Jim Carter and Vim Kumaratunga at our ophthalmology clinic at Stockwood.  Laurie is a clinical coach mentoring our student nurses and has a keen interest in medicine.

Laurie regularly runs our First Aid Evenings client evening with Caroline Webber. 

Charlotte
Cole


Charlotte Cole
Referrals Receptionist

Charlotte joined Highcroft in August 2014 as a receptionist in our Veterinary Referrals centre.

She works with our referral and specialist vets, booking appointments and looking after pet owners who are referred to us by their own vets for specialist advice and treatment at the hospital and referral centre in Whitchurch. 

Charlotte has two dogs and one cat and enjoys baking and cooking in her spare time.

Angela
Evans


Angela Evans
Receptionist

Angela joined Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in January 2016 as a Referrals Receptionist.
She works with our referral and specialist vets, booking appointments and looking after pet owners who are referred to us by their own vets for specialist advice and treatment.

 

Alison
Marks


Alison Marks
Receptionist

Alison joined us in June 2015 as a receptionist based at our Whitchurch Hospital and surgery. She helps with booking appointments, answering clients queries and looking after pet owners in reception. She has a special interest in animal physiotherapy.

Ali has a dog called Frodo, who is a 9 year old Labrador/Collie cross and a 13 year old cat called Sukie. She also has three Silver Appleyard ducks who are two years old. Outside of work Ali enjoys horse riding, dance, music, motor sport and walking her dog. 

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