Meet the Team!

Max King, BVMS, MRCVS. - Veterinary Surgeon

Max qualified from Glasgow University in 1997, and started work here part-time just a few weeks after qualifying. At the time he also worked as an animal behaviour consultant at Roger Mugford's Animal Behaviour Centre. 

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. 

Harriet Wilkinson, BVSc, MRCVS. - Veterinary Surgeon


Harriet qualified from Liverpool in 2013. She worked in a small animal practice in Worcestershire before coming to us and now works at both our Hampton and Ashford surgeries.



Sophie More, BAVetMB, MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon


Sophie joined us in July 2016 having recently graduated from Cambridge University so this will be her first position as a Veterinary Surgeon.She now works at both our Ashford & Hampton surgeries. 

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. 

Adaline Fahey, VN. - Administration

Adaline started working at the practice in 1984 as a qualified veterinary nurse. She now works part time as our Practice Administrator processing pet insurance claims.

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. 

Natalie Radford - RVN

Natalie qualified in 2015 and had been working as a Deputy Head Nurse at a practice in Egham before she joined us in July 2017. Natalie is also a Clinical Coach so will be able to share the responsibility of supporting our student nurses with Christie.


Georgia Newton. - RVN

Georgia joined us in July 2014 after completing an Animal Management course at Merrist Wood College in Guildford. She completed her training as a student Veterinary Nurse and qualified in the summer of 2017.

Jennie Johnston. - RVN

Jennie joined us in July 2015 to begin her training as a veterinary nurse with us and qualified in 2018 as an RVN.



Harriett Noble. - RVN

Harriett joined us in January 2017, having started her veterinary nurse training at a surgery in Richmond. Harriett qualified as an RVN in the summer of 2018.


Rachel Nicholas. - Receptionist


Rachel joined us in August 2012 as our Hampton Receptionist. Rachel came to us with previous experience working with animals but this is her first time working in a veterinary surgery. 

Jessica Mahoney. - Receptionist


Jess is our full time Receptionist at Ashford and joined the team in November 2014. Jess was already familiar with the practice, having brought her family pets here for a number of years. 

Forrest Smyth. - Receptionist

Forrest is our evening and Saturday morning receptionist at our Ashford surgery. She has been a member of the team since June 2016 and had previously worked  as a receptionist in the outpatients department of a private hospital.