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Chimes Veterinary Surgery has been part of Medivet Veterinary Group since it was purchased from Mark Chimes in January 2003. The practice is managed by Partner and Veterinary Surgeon, Koot Kruger, ably assisted by Head Veterinary Nurse, Kim Weston.
Koot Kruger- Partner and Veterinary Surgeon
I grew up on a farm in South Africa and after qualifying as a veterinary surgeon in South Africa, I worked in small animal practice in Johannesburg for a number of years. In 1998 my wife, Marisa, and I, as well as our two cats, Skat and Mata, moved to the UK. Marisa and I worked in a small animal practice in Sussex and we joined Medivet in 2003. I became a Partner in February 2004. We have two daughters, Ina, who is 7 years of age, and Retha, who is 4 years of age.
Marisa Kruger - Veterinary Surgeon
I grew up in Pretoria and after qualifying as a veterinary surgeon in South Africa, I worked in small animal practice in Johannesburg for a number of years. In 1998 my husband, Koot, and I, as well as our two Oriental cats moved to the UK. Koot and I worked in a small animal practice in Sussex and joined Medivet in 2003. Medivet gives me the opportunity to work part time to juggle being a veterinary surgeon with motherhood.
Kim Weston - Head Veterinary Nurse
I started working for Medivet in August 2007. Before that I went to college to study animal science and it was there I realised that working with animals was what I wanted to do. I like being a mobile nurse where I get to move round all the branches as I see different cases of animals every day. My own animals include a dog, ‘Holly’, a cat, ‘George’ that was a stray and a horse, ‘Freddy’.
Emily Smith - Patient Care Assistant
I completed Work Experiences within a variety of Veterinary Practices before joining Medivet as a Patient Care Assistant in 2015. My interests include traveling and completing art projects. I currently have two pet tortoises.
Michelle Lyndon Williams – Student Veterinary Nurse
I completed my Art and Design extended diploma in June 2013. I have previous work experience working at B&Q as I volunteered at Colchester Zoo. At home, I have many pets of my own! I have 5 cats, 2 dogs, a rabbit and a budgie. I am really enjoying my role at Medivet, I am gaining valuable veterinary practice experience, and love helping to care for your pets. I enjoy many exciting hobbies including sky diving, bungee jumping and archery in my free time.