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 Nicole Barnes MRCVS – Lead Vet and Practice Manager
Photo and information coming soon about our new lead vet Nicole Barnes.
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.
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 Sullivan – Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
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.