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Veterinary Surgeons at New Malden Vets

Victoria Weston - Clinical Director & Veterinary SurgeonInformative image: Victoria Weston

Vicky graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000, and worked in Stoke on Trent and Melton Mowbray before joining the practice in 2003.

She enjoys small animal practice and has a special interest in surgery.

Vicky is married to Maynard. She has a rescue dachshund Gretel and a cat Archie who volunteer as blood donors for the practice, and a son Thomas, born in August 2011. She enjoys cycling, climbing and yoga in her spare time.

Elizabeth Starritt - Clinical Director & Veterinary Surgeon

Elizabeth graduated from Bristol University in 1999. she worked in Berkshire and Surrey before returning to London, where she grew up.

Liz joined the practice in 2009. Her special interests are surgery and orthopaedics, and recently she has been developing her skills in cardiology and ultrasound scanning, including heart scans.

Outside work Liz relaxes walking Charlie, her family’s 'sprocker' spaniel. She is a keen traveller and  enjoys squash and skiing.

Informative image: Vet Sophie de Pelet and dog ElsaSophie de Pelet - Veterinary Surgeon

Sophie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999. She initially worked in mixed practice in Oxfordshire before moving to London in 2001. She worked as a regular locum for Hope and Davies from 2002, but joined the practice as a full-time vet when Margo and Jackie took over in 2003. She is married to Nick and lives in West Wimbledon.

Sophie has been working part-time since the birth of her sons, Edward, in 2005, James, in 2007 and William in 2009. She has two dogs – Elsa, a German Shorthaired Pointer, and Pip, a Jack Russell Terrier. She is a keen skier and horse rider.

Sophie is very interested in helping patients with chronic pain such as arthritis, and in 2016 she qualified as a veterinary acupuncturist.

Harriet Oakley - Veterinary Surgeon

Informative image: vet Harriet

Harriet grew up in a family with cats at its heart. She has a particular soft spot for siamese cats and is hoping in the near future she will find a new companion.

Harriet graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2013. She joins the practice after working in a busy small animal practice in Kent. Harriet enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in emergency medicine and is hoping to complete a certificate in emergency and critical care. She is delighted to have moved closer to home and is looking forward to being part of an experienced team with high clinical standards.

Outside of work Harriet enjoys swimming and ballroom dancing. She spends the majority of her weekends at Horse Rangers Association in Hampton Court teaching children horsemanship and stable management. Harriet was lucky enough to ride in the Lord Mayors Show in London in 2015

Catarina Canarias - Veterinary Surgeon

Catarina joined the practice in 2016 and has very quickly fitted into the team. Informative image: Catarina Canarias veterinary surgeon

She graduated in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2011. Catarina grew up with a cat called Joana, a very clever moggy that lived until she was 18.She is now ruled by a very lively rescue cat called Elliott.

Catarina enjoys all aspect of small animal practice, especially surgery and has a soft spot for the "golden oldies". 

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, learning new languages and cooking.

Holly Chubb - Veterinary Surgeon

Informative image: Veterinary surgeon

Holly is interested in all areas of small animal practice with a particular interest in surgery. She was attracted by the friendly and caring team here at New Malden and is looking forward to working closely with experienced vets. 

Holly enjoys playing tennis and squash and also spending time with the family pets Henrietta the Terrier, and Hector the Doberman. 
She also loves doing charity work while travelling and has spent time in India and Africa, her favourite country being Tanzania! 

Jean-Christophe Arnold - Veterinary Surgeon

Jean-Christophe qualified from Glasgow University in 2015 & joined the practice in 2017 having previously worked in a small animal practice in Camberley. Shortly before joining he had spent 3 months working for a veterinary charity in Nepal.

He is interested in all aspects of small animal practice and enjoys using our in-house laboratory to investigate cases.

Outside of work Jean-Christophe loves to exercise, cook & travel. He has a wire-haired Dachshund called Monty who is currently living the life of leisure with his family in France.

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