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.
In 2015 Max became a joint ownerdirector of the practice alongside David Platten.
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.
In 2015 David became a joint owner/director of the practice alongside Max King.
Jane Blayer, VN. - Practice Manager
Jane joined the practice 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.