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The friendly team at Medivet Dalston 24 Hour Centre aim to deliver the highest standards of veterinary care backed up by a personal and caring attitude dedicated to providing service of the highest standard in a sympathetic, friendly and reassuring manner.
As well as our permanent staff at Dalston, we also have a team of mobile staff who work in several Medivet practices across East London and surrounding areas. View a list of our mobile staff who may work at Dalston from time to time.
Annalisa Paviotti – Veterinary Surgeon
I completed my DVM veterinary medicine qualification at the University of Pisa in 2003. Before joining Medivet, I trained in some of the most accredited practices in Italy and then came to the UK in 2007 and started working at Medivet and for other veterinary groups. In 2011, I returned to Italy to work as a surgical vet in different practices but I have now returned to Medivet! My special areas of interest in my field of work are in small animal surgery – in orthopaedics and neurosurgery. At home I have a domestic short-haired cat called Bemicio. Outside of work I enjoy motorcycling, Muay Thai training, and photography.
Hannah Lipscomb – Resident Veterinary Surgeon
I obtained my BVetMed in July 2016 from the Royal Veterinary College. After completing my A-levels, I took a gap year and qualified as a yoga teacher. I then went to vet school and fulfilled my ambition of becoming a vet. My special interests lie within diagnostic imaging, especially ultrasonography. At home I have an English Springer Spaniel named Holly who loves chasing squirrels! Outside of work I enjoy running, swimming, cooking and most of all walking in the woods with my doggy!
Dearbhla Owens - Night Veterinary Surgeon
I graduated in June 2014 from University College Dublin, Ireland. I am originally from Belfast where I have had to leave behind my two Westies with my family. I hope to achieve a certificate in Small Animal Medicine or Surgery in the near future.
Ina Ninova – Night Veterinary Assistant
In 2012, I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Bulgaria. Before joining Medivet, I worked as a locum vet in small animal surgeries in London. I am particularly interested in emergency medicine and hope to gain more knowledge about this area while working at Dalston. At home, I am the proud owner of a cat. In my spare time, I enjoy sport and travelling.
Stuart Brown – Head Veterinary Nurse
I have been part of the Medivet family for 15 years, qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in July 2009. I was head nurse at Medivet's busy 24 hour hospital in Enfield for 5 years before I made the move over to the Dalston branch in February 2015. I have a special interest in anaesthesia, especially high risk cases. I run the puppy parties here at Dalston, which I also love being part of.
I have learnt that being a veterinary nurse, you can become very much involved and emotionally attached to the animals and owners that you meet on a day to day basis. I have made many human and animal friends over the years, many of whom have become a very big part of my life. Every animal has its own unique personality and they are to be treated in different ways according to this (just like people). I enjoy being part of a group that strive to provide the best care possible for you and your pet(s).
Georgina Sharman – Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse
I am currently studying my BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing and am in my fourth year. I have had four years worth of work experience placements in Medivet and other practices. I am particularly interested in emergency and critical care and nutrition. At home, I have a 12-year-old Westie named Alfie. Outside of work I enjoy cycling and gaming, as well as catching up on sleep!
Tafara Anderson - Student Veterinary Nurse
After joining Medivet in 2014 I initially floated between several of the North London practices before becoming a permanent member of the Dalston team. I am currently studying to become a qualified veterinary nurse to help treat and care for our furry friends. I have 2 very mischievous rescue cats at home called Coco and Boots who like to keep me on my toes. Outside of work I enjoy cycling (when the weather is good!) otherwise I can be found indoors at my piano.
Salih Kaceci - Student Veterinary Nurse
I studied Animal Management at City and Islington College and worked within a pet shop prior to joining Medivet. I am highly interested in animal welfare. At home, I have 2 cats of my own and a parrot. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym.
Rowland Daniel – Client Care Assistant
I have been working in the veterinary industry for many years now. When our Dalston veterinary practice joined the Medivet family, I took advantage of the opportunity to join the fantastic team at Medivet Enfield as a client care assistant. I have now come full circle and returned to Medivet Dalston. I still have a keen interest in pets and I absolutely love what I do. I like to spend my down time with my wife and son, and I also enjoy producing music.
Sharon Hayes - Client Care Assistant
I began my Medivet career in 2008 caring for patients at Finsbury Park and the surrounding areas. I am now a client care assistant at Medivet Dalston. My aim is to provide five star care to all of our clients and patients. I always welcome everyone into the circle of friends that exists at Medivet. I am also on hand as a shoulder to cry on for those clients who need one. I hope to be serving the clientele and the community of Dalston for a long time to come, as it certainly feels like home, and as we all know 'there's no place like home'.
Daniel Preter - Senior Partner and Head of Vet Recruitment & Vet Mentorship
I was born and raised in Munich, Germany. I went to vet school there and completed a doctorate in Experimental Surgery afterwards. I arrived in England in 1997 and worked as a locum at the PDSA before starting my position in Medivet. I started as a floating vet, but was offered my own branch, Medivet Kenton, after 4 months. I later bought the practice as a partner and then became a senior partner in 2007. In 2009, I left the Kenton practice to work at the Support Centre. I look mainly after vet recruitment and the running of our buddy system for newly employed vets within the group. I also help manage Medivet Hendon and Dalston.
David Abratt - Senior Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
I grew up in South Africa surrounded by many pets and always wanted to be a vet as far back as I can remember. After qualifying I worked in a variety of small animal practices both in South Africa and the UK before joining Medivet Kingsbury in 2007. Now I also help manage Medivet Dalston and Enfield. My veterinary interests include minimally invasive veterinary diagnostics and treatment such as ultrasound, endoscopy and laparoscopy (keyhole surgery). I met my wife Caroline in the UK and have 2 young daughters, a Boston terrier named Zak and a bearded dragon named Valentine.
Helen Peake – Dalston Area Manager (on maternity leave)
I started working with animals at a young age, helping out at a livery yard and working Saturdays at a local veterinary practice. Later, I moved onto a full time position and then management. I have completed a First Dip Animal Care, NVQ in Animal Management and a NVQ Level 3 in Management. I joined Medivet in 2010 assisting in the Watford area and then I moved onto the Hendon area for a further year. In 2015, I helped merge six Medivet practices from different areas to feed into Medivet Dalston 24 hour centre. I now manage all of these and love the team I work with. At home I have 2 cats Wally and Jack and a Dog call Snoop.
Leah Jackson - Dalston Area Manager and Blood Bank Manager
I started nursing for Medivet in August 2009. After three and a half long and hard years of studying, I became a qualified registered veterinary nurse in August 2014. I then became head nurse at Hemel Hempstead, which is my biggest achievement so far. I thoroughly enjoy my job, as each day is different and always challenging. I also manage the blood bank with Denise, helping save dogs lives through blood donations. I own a pet dog called Midge, who lives at my parents. Midge is a tibetan terrier who enjoys his mummy cuddles when she comes home and his long country walks.