Meet the Veterinary Surgeons at Chapelfield

Brooke

Dr Kathy Gardiner

Bsc(Hons) BVM&S MRCVS
Clinical Director, Veterinary Surgeon
Kathy grew up in Norfolk with a farming background. Along with a passiong for riding, horses have always been in her life. After graduating from University of Edinburgh Veterinary School she was keen to settle back in Norfolk. Kathy also has a degree in Bioveterinary Science from Liverpool vet school. In 2019 kathy was promoted to Clinical Director.

Dr Rachael King

BVSc MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Rachael grew up on a farm in Norfolk. She has had a passion and love for horses all her life. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Liverpool. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys showjumping her horses both in a competive and non-competive setting. Rachael also enjoys skiing, socialising with friends and walking her lovely dogs.

Dr Sofia Bonicelli

DVM MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Coming soon...

Dr Alexandre Triguinho

DVM MSc MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Alexandre graduated in Portugal in 2011 and joined our team in 2019.

Dr Victor Franco

DVM MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Victor joined our equine team at Brooke in 2019.

Dr Olga Cabada Gonzalez

DVM MRCVS
Equine Clinician
Olga joined the equine team in 2019
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Dr Leslie Lehrbach

BSc BVMS GPCert(SAS) MRCVS
Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Leslie moved from Oregon in the USA to Glasgow Veterinary School in 1994 following completion of a 4 year BSc degree at Oregon State University. After qualifying as a vet in 1999 she worked for 6 months in an equine practice in Essex before starting work as a mixed vet at Long Stratton. Leslie spends her few moments of freedom each week with her dogs.

David Stockton

BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon, IVC Academy Vet Mentor
David qualified from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1988 and moved to Norfolk where he started as an assistant with Mike Holmes at the Long Stratton clinic.  David’s main areas of clinical interest involve cattle and pig herd health advisory visits and preventative medicine, along with general equine practice. 

Dr Rosie Craven

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
After graduating from Edinburgh University in the Summer of 2017, Rosie joined our CVP Long Stratton branch and is thoroughly enjoying the challenges of small animal practice. Rosie is originally from Carmarthenshire, Wales and moved to Norfolk in June. In her spare time, she is a keen baker and enjoys socialising with friends. At home, she has two lively dogs; a Labrador and a Cocker Spaniel.

Dr Dumitrita Buzaru

MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Dumitrita (Dee Dee) joined the Chapelfield Vets team as a locum in 2017. After a year she became a permanent member of staff. She graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Bucharest in 2011 and recently gained her master's degree in Applied Microbiology and Immunology from Faculty of Biology Bucharest. She has two black and white cats, Luna and kitten Trevor, whom she rescued as a three-legged stray.
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Dr Carolina Dorta Siverio

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Recently moved to the UK from Spain, Carolina graduated at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Summer of 2017. Being passionate about surgery and volunteering since she was in college, she has now joined our Long Stratton Practice. In her spare time she loves reading, watching films and spending time with friends. She has got one lovely dog, Spot, her Cocker Spaniel, who remains in Spain due to age.
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Dr Harriet Nuttall

BA VetMB MRCVS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Having grown up on the Isle of Man, Harriet always had a passion for animals and their wellbeing. She would go on to study and graduate from Cambridge Veterinary School. Harriet enjoys walking and comes to Norfolk looking forward to exploring a new stretch of coast the line. Accompanied by her other half and one unruly Sheltie, they love to hike around the Norfolk Broads.
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Dr Ed Pilkington

BA VetMB MRCVS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Ed gained his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cambridge, having grown up on a busy family farm in North Wales, with dairy cattle, sheep and a livery yard. He is looking forward to the challenges of the varied clinical work within mixed practice. Outside of work, Ed enjoys anything active, from training for triathlons to exploring the bounties of the Norfolk coast.

Dr Olivia Turley

BA MVB MRVCS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Growing up in Canada, she completed a degree in environment and anthropology. Spring 2018, she completed her veterinary medicine degree in Dublin. Olivia enjoys the ever-changing nature of genuine mixed animal practice and working as part of a large dynamic team. When not at work she enjoys riding her bike, cinema going, reading in a café, or doing crossfit!

Costessey

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Dr Andrew Illing

MA, VetMB
Clinical Director, Veterinary Surgeon
Andrew qualified in 1988 from Cambridge University and worked at Wood Green Animal Shelter , before moving to Glastonbury. In 1992 he joined Chapelfield Vets and worked alongside his father, Oliver Illing for 9 years until his retirement. In 2002 the Costessey surgery was expanded. Andrew is married and has two children a cat called Blotch and a dog named Charlie. He is interested in all animals and loves Norfolk and Norfolk wildlife.

David Scarff

BVet Med CertSAD MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
David qualified in 1980 and then worked in mixed practice for seven years. He then had five years at the Royal Veterinary College running a first opinion Vet Hospital. David is a Clinical Dermatologist and a Pathologist.

Violetta Zuniga

MRCVS
Veterinary surgeon
Coming soon...  

Long Stratton

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Dr Leslie Lehrbach

BSc BVMS GPCert(SAS) MRCVS
Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Leslie moved from Oregon in the USA to Glasgow Veterinary School in 1994 following completion of a 4 year BSc degree at Oregon State University. After qualifying as a vet in 1999 she worked for 6 months in an equine practice in Essex before starting work as a mixed vet at Long Stratton. Leslie spends her few moments of freedom each week with her dogs.

Steve Trickey

BVM&S MRCVS
Clinical Director, Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Steve qualified from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1997 and joined the practice as a new graduate. Steve is responsible for running the farm animal side of the practice and is actively involved in routine fertility work, preventive health care and herd health programs with many of our farm animal clients. Steve is married to Veterinary Surgeon Mary de Las Casas.

David Stockton

BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon, IVC Academy Vet Mentor
David qualified from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1988 and moved to Norfolk where he started as an assistant with Mike Holmes at the Long Stratton clinic.  David’s main areas of clinical interest involve cattle and pig herd health advisory visits and preventative medicine, along with general equine practice. 

Dr Rosie Craven

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
After graduating from Edinburgh University in the Summer of 2017, Rosie joined our CVP Long Stratton branch and is thoroughly enjoying the challenges of small animal practice. Rosie is originally from Carmarthenshire, Wales and moved to Norfolk in June. In her spare time, she is a keen baker and enjoys socialising with friends. At home, she has two lively dogs; a Labrador and a Cocker Spaniel.

Dr Dumitrita Buzaru

MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Dumitrita (Dee Dee) joined the Chapelfield Vets team as a locum in 2017. After a year she became a permanent member of staff. She graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Bucharest in 2011 and recently gained her master's degree in Applied Microbiology and Immunology from Faculty of Biology Bucharest. She has two black and white cats, Luna and kitten Trevor, whom she rescued as a three-legged stray.
Picture of Carolina Dorta Siverio

Dr Carolina Dorta Siverio

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Recently moved to the UK from Spain, Carolina graduated at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Summer of 2017. Being passionate about surgery and volunteering since she was in college, she has now joined our Long Stratton Practice. In her spare time she loves reading, watching films and spending time with friends. She has got one lovely dog, Spot, her Cocker Spaniel, who remains in Spain due to age.

Dr Mary de Las Casas

BVSc CertEP MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Veterinary Surgeon
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Florin - Liviu Conduruta

MRCVS OV-TB Tester
Veterinary Surgeon
Florin joined the livestock team in 2016 as our dedicated TB Tester. He graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in IASI (Romania) in 2010.

Dr Maria Segurana Gill

MRCVS
TB tester
TB tester

Dr Giovanni Capuzzello

MRCVS
Livestock Veterinary Surgeon
Giovanni moved from his native Italy to the UK in June 2016. Giovanni grew on his family farm where he gained experience in the management of dairy cattle, before studying at the University of Bologna and obtaining a Master Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2012.  After qualifying, he attended a postgraduate school specialising in Animal health, breeding and livestock production.

Dr Olivia Turley

BA MVB MRVCS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Growing up in Canada, she completed a degree in environment and anthropology. Spring 2018, she completed her veterinary medicine degree in Dublin. Olivia enjoys the ever-changing nature of genuine mixed animal practice and working as part of a large dynamic team. When not at work she enjoys riding her bike, cinema going, reading in a café, or doing crossfit!

Dr Ed Pilkington

BA VetMB MRCVS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Ed gained his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cambridge, having grown up on a busy family farm in North Wales, with dairy cattle, sheep and a livery yard. He is looking forward to the challenges of the varied clinical work within mixed practice. Outside of work, Ed enjoys anything active, from training for triathlons to exploring the bounties of the Norfolk coast.

Dr Harriet Nuttall

BA VetMB MRCVS
Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Having grown up on the Isle of Man, Harriet always had a passion for animals and their wellbeing. She would go on to study and graduate from Cambridge Veterinary School. Harriet enjoys walking and comes to Norfolk looking forward to exploring a new stretch of coast the line. Accompanied by her other half and one unruly Sheltie, they love to hike around the Norfolk Broads.

Dr Christos Kartsalkas

DVM MRCVS
Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon
After graduating in 2016 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Christos studied farm animal internal medicine and worked as a nutritionist before coming to the UK to work as a farm animal vet. He joined the Chapelfield Livestock team in 2019. When not at work, Christos spends his time; working out, riding motorbikes, reading, watching movies and spending time with friends.  

Norwich

Chantal Dereepere

MRCVS
Clinical Director
Chantal joined the Chapelfield team in 1987 and has a particular interest in orthopeadic work. When not at work she is kept busy with her three horses.
Thomas Painter

Thomas Painter

BSc BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary surgeon
Thomas joined the practice in 2014 and has an interest in working with all small animals and exotic species. Out of work he enjoys reading a good book, watching a movie, socialising with friends and being a font of bizarre trivia!

Margarita Armenteras MRCVS

MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - On Maternity Leave    

Dr Francesca Castri MRCVS

MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Wymondham

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Dr Charlotte Mayers

BVetMed MRCVS
Clinical Director, Veterinary Surgeon
Charlotte qualified in 2006 from the Royal Veterinary College with a distinction for her thesis on gait analysis in three legged dogs. After 4 years in mixed practice she moved to CVP Wymondham to further her small animal career. Charlotte enjoys medicine and surgery and is currently completing a Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Diagnostic Imaging. She has a special interest in radiography and ultrasonography.

Dr Ruth Howe

BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Ruth Howe started working at Chapelfield Vets in the summer of 2011. Ruth qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. Ruth is interested in all areas of small animal practice and is recently enrolled on the Certificate in Small Animal Practice. At home, Ruth and her husband own a lively black Labrador called Nelson, and Tripod; a three legged cat.
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Dr Hannah Mead

BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
On Maternity Leave
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Dr Georgios Sioulas

MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Georgios graduated from Aristotle University in Greece in 2016. He joined the Chapelfield team in 2018 after spending some time in Greece working with German shepherd dogs and Belgian Malanois, while an army veterinary surgeon. Georgios enjoys all small animal work and is particularly interested in orthopaedics.
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Dr Georgina Thorley

BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Georgina joined us in September after graduating from Liverpool Vet School in July 2018