Anwell Vets

Friendly and caring pet treatment in Surrey

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Croydon/emergency: 020 8668 6151
Caterham: 01883 744461
Email: info@anwellvets.co.uk

Meet The Team

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Gregory Hocking, BVSC, MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Greg graduated from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in South Africa in 1987. After graduating, he worked at a small animal practice in Johannesburg, before moving to Durban, & working there for 3 years. In 1995 he decided to move to the UK, & after working as a long term locum for 2 practices in Middlesex, & Berkshire, he purchased the Anwell Veterinary Centre in December 1998. Greg enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but has a particular interest in surgery. He is married to Melody, & has 2 children, David & Caitlyn. He enjoys most sports, but due to lack of leisure time, & advancing years is now very much an armchair enthusiast.

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Melody Hocking
Practice Manager

Melody qualified as a veterinary nurse from Berkshire College of Agriculture in 1996. She was given the position as head nurse at a practice in Ashford, Middlesex shortly afterwards, where she worked until 1999. In December of that year Greg and Melody moved to Coulsdon, where they brought Anwell Veterinary Centre and she spent many happy years helping to develop the nursing aspect of the practice. Her son David was born in 2001 and daughter Caitlyn in 2003. When not at work she can be found cheering on the sidelines while watching David play rugby and enjoying 'all things girly' with Caitlyn. Her numerous pets at home take up whatever free time is left over!

Annette Courtman

Annette Courtman
Receptionist

Annette has been a receptionist / administrator since she left school. She joined the Practice in May 2006, & has never looked back. She says she loves working at the Practice, as it has a very warm, friendly atmosphere, & she has developed a great rapport with many of our clients. She is married to David, & has a son Steven, & a cute cuddly Bishon frise, called Magners (after the cider drink!). She enjoys spending her spare time with her family, eating out, & watching her son playing football (often embarrassing him by cheering from the sidelines!).

 

 

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Carol Washbourn
Receptionist

Carol grew up, & has lived in this area all her life, before moving to Hampshire in 2000 to run her own business, which she had for 4 years. She then moved back to Surrey, & joined the Practice as a Receptionist in June 2004. Carol really enjoys horse riding, & has 3 horses of her own, which keep her very busy when she isn't at work. She also has an old Border Collie, Blenheim, & 3 cats.

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Elizabeth Edwards, RVN
Veterinary Nurse

I started to work at the Anwell Veterinary Centre as a full time Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2008. After a brief period away, having relocated to Dorset in 2010, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to return! I have recently returned to work after maternity leave with a new, part-time role of ordering and stock control to ensure the practice remains well equipped. In my spare time, I enjoy walking and having just moved to the countryside I may be looking to take on a rescue dog to accompany me and my little boy on our many adventures!

 

 

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Kerry Meade
Veterinary Nurse

Kerry initially joined the Anwell Veterinary Centre as a Trainee Nurse in January 2000, & helped to develop the Practice to where it is today. She left us in November 2001, & went to work at the Wingrave Veterinary Surgery, where she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2003. She then trained to become a Qualified Assessor, which enables her to train student veterinary nurse, and assist them to achieve their nursing qualification. Kerry then realised what she had been missing, & came back to work at the Anwell Veterinary Centre in October 2012. She really enjoys doing Nurse Clinics, and has a particular interest in theatre duties, & anaesthesia. She has 2 lovely cats, Poppy, & Alfie, & a special horse - Sparkie Meade!

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Bryony Dixon
Veterinary Surgeon

Bryony graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia in Dec 2011 and has been working in small animal practice ever since. She joined the Anwell team in May 2015. Prior to becoming a vet she was a marine biologist in both the UK and Australia and is still a keen scuba diver. She has two dogs called Chaos (an Australian cattle dog) and Aviemore (a cairn terrier cross) whom she brought over from Brisbane with her. They much prefer the cooler weather in the UK even if Bryony doesn't always!!!. Her work interests are canine behaviour, surgery and dentistry. In her spare time she plays the guitar and likes rock climbing, cycling and running and has just completed her first duathlon.