BVSc BSc MRCVS
Chris qualified from Bristol University's vet school in 2004 after a life long ambition to become a vet. He qualified with degrees in Zoology and Veterinary Science and remained in the West Country gaining valuable experience within mixed veterinary practice with mainly cattle and small animal work. Between 2005 and 2008 he worked for a mixed practise in Glastonbury, Somerset. Chris joined our Small Animal department in July 2008 on a full time basis. Chris is currently studying, alongside his work here, towards a post-graduate certificate in Veterinary Cardiology. In September 2009 Chris was elected as the Senior Graduate Representative of the BVA (British Veterinary Association). He is married to Naomi, a veterinary surgeon at Nottingham University's new vet school and they live together with Jake and Mac, the Cavalier King Charles spaniels and Jack the cat.
Cat qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (Edinburgh) in 2004. She has worked in mixed practices in Shropshire and Staffordshire focusing on small and farm animals. In January 2009 she made the decision to concentrate performing small animal medicine to a high standard and joined our team on a full time basis. Cat's special interests are ophthalmology and internal medicine. She hopes to start a post-grad qualification in ophthalmology in the near future. Cat spends her spare time dog walking and shooting with her springer spaniels Midge and Monty, climbing and reading.
Rachel qualified from Royal Veterinary College, University of London in June 1998. Since then she has work in variety of 100% small animal practices. Her areas of special interest are Small Animal internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, and more recently acupuncture. She joined the team in August 2008 and works at the hospital 2 days a week. The rest of her time is dedicated to her young daughter and her menagerie of animals.
BVSc BSc MRCVS
Luke graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003 with degrees in Zoology and Veterinary Medicine. Since then he has worked in practices across Leicestershire treating a wide variety of various species of animals. Luke has a keen interest in exotics and is always happy to see snakes, tortoises, birds and other small furry creatures at the practice. His other specialised interests in small animal medicine are soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery as well as preventative health care for companion animals. Due to his extensive experience, he will also from time to time help out on the farm animal side of the practice. Luke very much enjoys the semi rural life that Rutland and Leicestershire can offer, taking part in clay pigeon and rough shooting whenever he gets the chance.
Oakham Veterinary Hospital's Small Animal Nursing Staff