Meet the Team!
David Platten, BVSc, MRCVS. - Veterinary Surgeon
David qualified from Bristol in 1988. After two years working at a busy west London hospital practice, he travelled widely in Asia & Australia. He returned to the U.K. in 1992 and began working for the Sherwood Veterinary Group shortly afterwards where he has remained ever since. He has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery.
Jane Blayer, VN. - Practice Manager
Jane joined the practice over 30 years ago in 1976. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1979 and worked until 1984 when she left to start a family. She came back in 1989 to continue working as Head Nurse, completed a certificate in Management Studies in 1996 and then became Practice Manager.
Christie Lewitt-Smith, RVN, A1 Unit Assessor. - Head Nurse
Christie joined the practice as a student nurse in 1998 after completing a BTech Diploma in Animal Care and Science. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004, gained her qualification as a Clinical Coach in 2006 and became Head Nurse in 2008.
Diana Zhuk. - Student Nurse
Diana began working at the surgery in October 2018. As a Student Nurse Diana receives her practical training at the surgery under the watchful eye of Christie, our Head Nurse & Clinical Coach. This is complemented with one day a week at MYF Training - a specialist veterinary training provider in Aldersot.