MEET OUR FRIENDLY TEAM
We Offer a Friendly and Personalised Service
We pride ourselves in providing the gold standard of treatment, and aim to communicate honestly and kindly with both yourselves and each other.
We work as a team, so you can always be certain to receive a well-considered work-up and explanation for any problem cases you may be suffering with your pet.
And as we all love working here at Allpets we hope you will love coming here too whether you own a cat, dog or small furry animal, or just want a chat!
Dr Elisabeth Knight MRCVS – Allpets Practice Manager
Elisabeth is Allpets Manager, and can been seen most days popping in and out doing various practice management tasks.
She graduated in 1998 in Perth, Western Australia, and worked there as well as Hong Kong and UK doing a variety of small animal roles including emergency after hours work, regular vet work, University student training, and owning her own practice in both Australia and UK.
She loves speaking on behalf of those without a voice, they deserve protection, and sees the role of vets to provide it to the best of their ability.
Her vision for the clinic is to be able to provide excellent care for all animals that come through the door and to have good communication with pet owners. To that end the staff are highly trained and regularly attend courses to fine tune their skills.
Now that Allpets is both a training practice and proudly RCVS accredited; the clinic has a great deal more paperwork to complete, which thanks to the tireless efforts of the nursing staff, magically seems to happen!
Dr Bryony Banks – Veterinary Surgeon
Bryony graduated as a vet in 2012 from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and comes to us after a short break to have a baby.
She has worked in several very busy first-opinion veterinary hospitals in the SE and East of England, and has honed her skills to become a kind and compassionate, knowledgeable and gentle vet with excellent all-round abilities. I am confident she will be popular with our lovely clients!
When she is not ‘at work’, she is busy running around after her toddler and 2 geriatric dogs, so life is never dull!
Dr Jessica Berlyn MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Jessica joined our team in 2019 and we are so thankful for her sunny, calm presence. She is equally loved by pets and clients, and is a joy for the rest of the team to work with, being hard working, thorough and practical. She graduated in South Africa several years ago, and has been working in hospitals in southern London.
She is interested in both medicine and surgery, is loving the thorough dentals we do here, but is particularly excited by ultrasound scanning, which she hopes to specialise in. To that end she is studying extensively.
In her spare time she plays underwater hockey (yes really!), and as befits such a super athlete, she trains several times a week.
Michelle Keeley Senior RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Michelle has decided to join us permanently after doing 2 bouts of maternity cover, thank goodness! She has brought a wealth of nursing experience with her and is a very calming influence on busy days, so much so that she has become indispensable and very popular.
It does help if you have a nearly equal passion for pygmy goats, who are admittedly very cute, as this is a topic very close to her heart.
In her spare time she breeds these gorgeous pygmy goats, and at certain times of the year she is very busy doing double duty, juggling veterinary nursing duties with maternity and paediatric care at home.
Faye Whiley RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Faye, our newest registered veterinary nurse (RVN), graduated from the College of Animal Welfare in Huntingdon whilst working at Pennards Vets. She comes highly recommended, and we are thrilled that she joined our team in May 2019.
Her professional interests are dentistry, anaesthesia and nurse consults, and it is doing the latter that she hopes to meet many of our clients, offering weight clinics, puppy socialising classes, end of life advice, and many other areas of veterinary concern.
I am sure you’ll love her just as much as we do!
At home she loves trekking with her 14yo Irish sports horse, or just hanging out with her rescue cat and dog. Do please introduce yourselves to her and book some time to discuss your concerns, you will get sound advice from our kind and gentle Faye.
Jessica van Doorn – Student Animal Care Assistant
Jessica brings an amazing positive energy with her. She always has a kind word, a ready smile, and is frequently heard humming happily to herself.
She is passionate about animals, especially dogs and horses, and has had lots of experience with a wide range of animals from working with ferrets to helping the tigers at a zoo. She studied Animal Behaviour and Welfare with Equine Studies at Cambridge Uni, but after an unlucky disagreement between her bicycle and a car, she swapped academic life for practical training on the job, luckily for Allpets.
In her spare time she runs a dog-walking business which has given her inside knowledge to many breeds and temperaments, and she recently inherited an elderly (but unbelievably cute) dog called Bob to live out the rest of his years with her. She has expanded her family by adopting the sweetest Tibetan Toy terrier puppy, who, like all toy breeds, is busy training Jess.
Rosie O’Brien – Student Veterinary Nurse
Rosie O’Brien is our newest student veterinary nurse. She arrived in July 2018 and has swept us off our feet with her powerful work ethic and wonderful smile. She is an amazing team member who we all enjoy working with, and who will always do her best to meet your pets’ needs.
In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and keeping fit, loves football (Crystal Palace rocks!), rescuing kittens, and walking her 10 year old boxer. She used to have a healthy diet, but we note that we have trained her to like the standard veterinary diet of chocolate and doughnuts!
2019 sees Rosie start her registered veterinary nurse training. She is excited to be following on from Chloe and with her help she will make an excellent nurse!
Ellie joined us straight from school early in 2019 to embark on a career in veterinary nursing. She has grown into a reliable and cheerful member of our team, friendly, hard-working, and helpful. She knows most of our clients now and is confident in handling their pets thanks to her lifelong passion for all animals, large and small, but especially small!
She doesn’t have any ‘spare’ time because when she’s not at work she is caring for 3 dachshunds, 2 chihuahuas, lots and lots of guinea pigs, a micro-pig, the one remaining chicken, and a bearded dragon. She says it takes ages and ages to clean out the cages of all her guinea-pigs!
Sue Tranter – Receptionist
Sue has worked at Allpets on and off for 15 years. Many people remember her from the Dan O’Neill days, and she is a wealth of information about the history of Allpets.
Currently she valiantly does the reception duties in our busy little clinic, aided and abetted by several of the nursing staff and her wicked sense of humour. Her kind heart and lovely smile are a welcome sight for all who look in our front door.
Her part-time work with Allpets allows her more time to spend with her husband Pete and their little ginger cat Honey.