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OUR TEAM

Meet the amazing people who make everything happen

at Donnington Grove Small Animal Vets.

We proudly present our vets, nurses, animal nursing assistants and receptionists.

OUR VETS

MARK AMES

MARK AMES

BVSc CertVDI CertVOphthal MRCVS

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

I am one of the clinical directors and have worked at Donnington Grove for over twenty years. I run the Thatcham surgery but also sees patients at our Newbury hospital. I am an advanced practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology and have a certificate in diagnostic imaging. I have a great interest in all things eye related and accept referrals from other local vets. In my spare time I enjoy playing Lego with my young son, walking with my young spaniel, spending time with my wife.

HANNAH MIRFIN

HANNAH MIRFIN

BVM&S

MRCVS

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

I joined Donnington Grove Vets in 2004. I graduated from Edinburgh University and started off in mixed practice (farm, small animals and horses) before deciding to move to small animals only. I love the variety that comes with a busy small animal practice and enjoy all aspects of consulting, surgery, endoscopy as well as caring for the most poorly hospitalised cases. I am one of the Clinical Directors and work at both our Newbury and Tadley branches. My elderly ginger cat is Otto, who is currently very much enjoying being an only pet and would like to keep things that way!

SIANA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON

SIANA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON

BVMSci

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

Hello! I’m Siana. I grew up over in Kenya and have worked at Donnington since I graduated in 2020 from University of Surrey. I have a particular interest in surgical procedures and have nearly finished further training in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery which will gain me a BSAVA certificate in small animal surgery. I also have a particular affinity with terriers, especially my little terrier Albie! I spend most of my working days at the Newbury and Tadley surgeries. Outside of work, I keep myself entertained with various sporting activities and when I can explore other countries!

DANIELA LOPES

DANIELA LOPES

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

Hello! I’m Daniela and I graduated as a veterinarian in the north of Portugal, at the end of 2021. In 2022 I decided to start my clinical experience in England, where I worked for around 2 years in a small clinic in the West Midlands. I joined the Donnington Grove Vets team at the beginning of 2024, wanting to challenge myself and deepen my skills. I have a lovely Labrador Pantera, Luna the cat and Johnny, the rebellious guinea pig. In my free time I love cooking, practicing yoga, writing and finding new cafes and restaurants in the places I visit.

ISAAC STEVENSON

ISAAC STEVENSON

BVMSci

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

Hi, I'm Isaac! Originally from Bournemouth, I graduated from the University of Surrey in 2022 and joined Donnington Grove Vets soon after. As a general practice vet, I enjoy the variety in the patients I see and doing a bit of everything from routine check-ups, dental procedures, in-patient care, and emergency surgery whilst I progress my career. You an find me at the Newbury and Thatcham surgeries. Outside of work I like to keep active, playing 6-a-side football and to go traveling when I get the chance.

SHAUN FERNELEY

SHAUN FERNELEY

MA VetMB CertSAS MRCVS

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

I graduated from Cambridge University Vet School in 1995 and I joined the Donnington Grove in 2002 working in both the farm and small animal departments. I gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2006 and am registered as an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. My area of interest is all small animal surgery with a more particular interest in orthopaedic surgery. Outside of work I have a Border Terrier, 4 pygmy goats and keep chickens. My spare time is often spent gardening, walking, running, or cycling.

KATHRYN BRAMWELL

KATHRYN BRAMWELL

BVM&S

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

Hey, I’m Kat. I graduated from the Dick Vet School in Edinburgh in 2015 and I started my veterinary career in the beautiful Lake District before moving back down south to Newbury. I’ve been at Donnington Grove Vets since 2017 and enjoy all aspects of general practice. You can find me at both the Newbury and the Thatcham surgeries. In my spare time I can be found exploring the countryside with my husband, our son and our little cockapoo, Romeo.

NICOLE D'MELLO

NICOLE D'MELLO

BVMSci

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

I’m Nicole and I graduated from University of Surrey in 2020. After a brief stint at a small animal practice in Hereford, I joined Donnington Grove Vets in February 2022. I have a keen interest in small animal internal medicine, and I am currently working towards a BSAVA certificate in this area. I particularly like to help patients with diabetes, thyroid disease, immune disorders and more. Outside of work I spend my free time playing Netball, and being kept busy by my 2 dogs, Dumpling and Zoey, and my cat Squid.

TOBIAS MUSSETT

TOBIAS MUSSETT

BVSc

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

Hi, I'm Tobias. I grew up in West Sussex and graduated from the University of Bristol in 2023. Soon after graduating I decided to move to Newbury and start my veterinary career here at Donnington Grove where I can further my knowledge and skills. I enjoy all aspects of small animal first opinion work, especially surgical procedures. Outside of work I try to avoid injury in a variety of activities such as horse riding, board sports and working my way around the kitchen.

KATIE TYLER

KATIE TYLER

BVM BVS

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

I’m Katie and I qualified from Nottingham University in 2014. I then spent 9 years in a small animal, first opinion practice in Sandhurst and joined Donnington Grove in November 2023. My interests include pain management and exotic animal practice. I am currently working towards a certificate in exotic medicine and so I am more than happy to see all kinds of small animals, furry, feathery, or scaly! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my herd of chinchillas and walking with my best friend Archie, the golden retriever (pictured).

WILL HODGE

WILL HODGE

BVSc CertSAS MRCVS

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

After graduating in 2000 from University of Bristol, I worked in mixed practice before moving to London to focus on small animal surgery. I moved back out to West Berkshire in 2009 and have remained in the area ever since, gaining my RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2011. I love being a GP vet, building relationships with the client and their pets, but surgery is my real interest - whether that be orthopaedics such as joint disease or fractures, or soft tissue surgery such as tumour excision or airway surgery. Outside work, I am active on the hockey pitch.

FINLAY DEVILE

FINLAY DEVILE

BVM BVS

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

Hi my name is Fin and I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2022 and joined Donnington Grove Vets soon after. I enjoy working as a general practice vet as I get to see and treat a huge variety of animals but also have an interest in small animal internal medicine. I enjoy getting to know our lovely clients and their pets at all three branches. Outside of work you'll probably find me playing hockey.

TIFFANY DUNSTER

TIFFANY DUNSTER

BVSc

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

I’m Tiffany and I am a general practitioner who has been at Donnington Grove Since August 2021. I am originally from Johannesburg South Africa and graduated from University of Pretoria in 2017. Since then, I have done some mixed practice work and was lucky enough to do some work with wildlife before I moved to the UK in 2019. In my free time, you'll most likely find me in a local CrossFit gym either training or coaching a class before work. I have a cat, called Arwen, who loves eating bagels as much as me!

TEODORA POPA

TEODORA POPA

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

I graduated from University of Veterinary Medicine in Cluj Napoca, Romania in 2021. After university I joined a PhD program focused on Small Animal Cardiology and then an internship in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the same University. After finishing the internship, I decided to move to the UK to gain more experience in general practice. I started my UK career in a practice in Cambridge, then decided to join a busier hospital at Donnington Grove in June 2023. My main interest remains in Small Animal Cardiology and my goal is to become a specialist in this domain.

RYAN WALKER

RYAN WALKER

BA VetMB

MRCVS

ASSISTANT

I graduated from the University of Cambridge with degrees in both Zoology and Veterinary Medicine in the summer of 2023 and joined Donnington Grove Veterinary Group soon after. My particular interest lies in anaesthesia and pain relief, as well as exotic and wildlife medicine, which formed the basis of my university research project. Outside of work, I keep myself busy playing sports, recently taking up hockey and swimming, but plan to return to football and taekwondo in the near future.

OUR NURSES

NICOLA BLANEY

NICOLA BLANEY

RVN A1 NCert(A&CC) MBVNA

HEAD NURSE

JESSICA GUNN

JESSICA GUNN

RVN

SENIOR WARD NURSE

NAOMI TURLEY

NAOMI TURLEY

RVN

REGISTERED NURSE

ABBEY HARRIS

ABBEY HARRIS

RVN

REGISTERED NURSE

RHIANNA THORNTON

RHIANNA THORNTON

SVN

STUDENT NURSE

JADE WAY

JADE WAY

SVN

STUDENT NURSE

JAS FOSTER

JAS FOSTER

ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT

LAYNA JEENES

LAYNA JEENES

ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT

LUCY MAPPLEBECK

LUCY MAPPLEBECK

RVN MVMA

DEPUTY HEAD NURSE

LISA STEVENS

LISA STEVENS

RVN

SENIOR THATCHAM NURSE

DAISY OLIVER

DAISY OLIVER

RVN

REGISTERED NURSE

MICHELLE NASH

MICHELLE NASH

RVN

REGISTERED NURSE

LAUREN PIPER

LAUREN PIPER

SVN

STUDENT NURSE

LILY LUND

LILY LUND

ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT

AMY GARLAND

AMY GARLAND

ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT

EMILY RIVERA

EMILY RIVERA

ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT

TRACY ORGAN

TRACY ORGAN

RVN MBVNA

SENIOR WARD NURSE

FRANCES COLLIER

FRANCES COLLIER

RVN

SENIOR TADLEY NURSE

KELLY ROLFE-JONES

KELLY ROLFE-JONES

RVN

REGISTERED NURSE

LINDSEY MORRIS

LINDSEY MORRIS

RVN

REGISTERED NURSE

LUCIE BONE

LUCIE BONE

SVN

STUDENT NURSE

TIFF ROBERTS

TIFF ROBERTS

ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT

ERIN EVANS

ERIN EVANS

ANIMAL NURSING ASSISTANT

OUR RECEPTIONISTS

KIM WILSON

KIM WILSON

HEAD RECEPTIONIST

SIAN BOWLING

SIAN BOWLING

RECEPTIONIST - THATCHAM

DELICIA BUHLER

DELICIA BUHLER

RECEPTIONIST

JOANNA STEVENS

JOANNA STEVENS

RECEPTIONIST

CLARE CONWAY

CLARE CONWAY

RECEPTIONIST - THATCHAM

LINDA CURTIS

LINDA CURTIS

SENIOR RECEPTIONIST

TRACEY LEACH

TRACEY LEACH

SENIOR THATCHAM RECEPTIONIST

CAROL MEARS

CAROL MEARS

RECEPTIONIST

KAREN SYMES

KAREN SYMES

RECEPTIONIST

HANNAH FARLEY

HANNAH FARLEY

RECEPTIONIST - THATCHAM

HEIDI APPLEBY

HEIDI APPLEBY

RECEPTIONIST

CHARLOTTE MCLEOD

CHARLOTTE MCLEOD

RECEPTIONIST

KAREN POTTER

KAREN POTTER

RECEPTIONIST

REBECCA WEATHERHEAD

REBECCA WEATHERHEAD

RECEPTIONIST

CLARE HAYLOCK

CLARE HAYLOCK

RECEPTIONIST - TADLEY

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