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Heswall
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Meet the Medivet Heswall Medivet Team

The staff at Hewall 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.

Veterinary Surgeons

Sam Van Der StruysSam Van Der Struys - Head Veterinary Surgeon

Having already completed a degree in Zoology, I stayed on at Edinburgh University to complete my Veterinary degree. After graduation I spent 4 years working in a small animal practice in the bonnie highlands of Scotland. Having moved to the local area recently, I started working at Medivet Heswall in June 2014. I'm interested in all aspects of small animal practice but am particularly interested in internal medicine, as well as dentistry and improving the oral health of our amazing pets!! I spend most of my spare time chasing after my toddler and walking my two springer spaniels, Millie and Charlie. If I do get any time to myself I enjoy hillwalking and running and have entered a number of marathons and duathalons in the past.

Dikla AradDikla Arad - Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2015 and graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BVSc MRCVS degree. I have a special interest in ophthalmology, surgery and internal medicine. At home, I have two cats called Charlotte and George; they keep me busy but they're extremely cute and affectionate! In my spare time, I enjoy water skiing, snowboarding and spending time with friends and family.

 

Nursing Team

Jayne BojangJayne Bojang – Head Veterinary Nurse 

After qualifying as a veterinary nurse… a long time ago(!), I went on to study Biological Science at Sheffield University and graduated in 2000. I then worked for Cambridge University as a research assistant for four years. During that period I had the opportunity to spend some time in Africa working in a wildlife rehabilitation centre for 6 weeks. Afterwards, I reluctantly returned to the UK.

After four years of working with scientific robots and other elaborate laboratory equipment, I realised I missed interacting with people. I decided to embark on a Science Teacher training programme, which enabled me to return to Africa where I taught English and science in an international school. After a few years of teaching and then the birth of my son, I realised the two were not compatible. I returned to veterinary nursing in 2012 and worked in a small animal practice in Cambridge. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling and swimming.    

Maria GreenfieldMaria Greenfield - Patient Care Assistant

Medivet acquired the practice in February 2014. Prior to the acquisition I worked with the previous owner for over 2 years. I studied Equine Science previously before starting work in the vets.  I am currently studying Animal Psychology level 5, Canine Obedience level 5 and Dog Grooming. I am also looking forward to starting my RVN Training. Animals have always been a big part of my life ever since I was little with all the random injured animals my dad used to bring home, along with breeding Pheasants and Mallards.  I have competed internationally on my Shetland Ponies ridden and driven, who are now in their late 20's-early 30's.  I have 2 dogs, my black German shepherd called Kato, my English springer spaniel called Mash; a cat called Pusscat; a one eyed tortoise called Tiny Tim and a horse called Bobby Sox.  I spend most of my spare time either with my son down the yard, out walking the dogs or chilled on the couch.