MEET OUR FRIENDLY TEAM
We Offer a Friendly and Personalised Service
Consistency of treatment is a priority with us, so if your pet has a long-term condition you will mainly be seeing the same vet on each reassessment visit, as far as is possible.
They will be familiar with your pet’s case, allowing for more efficient monitoring and treatment.
Dr Fotios Kapsomidis MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Fotis has worked at Allpets for many years and has become a lynchpin in providing continuous veterinary treatment to the sick animals under his care. His calm and professional manner is universally appreciated, never more so than in an emergency, and he will go beyond the call of duty to ensure that pets and their owners get the best solution for them.
He trained in Greece, at the prestigious Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, and worked in a specialist dermatology and endocrinology clinic there before embarking for the UK. Here he was found by both Allpets and the lovely Chloe (see below)!
His current passions (apart from Chloe) are surgery of all kinds but especially any orthopaedic surgeries, and working up the complicated medicine cases that seem to arrive at his door: he is never happier than when he can solve some-one’s problem.
And he misses his Greek cat Diego who is one of the very few cats in the world to be diagnosed with Addison’s disease, but who now lives happily with his parents.
At the end of the day when Chloe and Fotis finally go home they have a lovely little tortie cat called Tibia to greet them, and a house full of DIY waiting!
Dr Elisabeth Knight MRCVS – Allpets Owner and Practice Manager
Elisabeth is Allpets owner, and can been seen most days popping in and out doing various practice management tasks.
She has been a vet for 19 years, graduated in Australia and worked there as well as Hong Kong and UK doing a variety of small animal roles including emergency afterhours 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!
Lara Oswald MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Lara is our lovely new vet. She brings her smile and gentle manners and thorough work ethic to help make the lives of our pets better.
She graduated from the University of Lisbon in 2015 and has spent her time since then working and volunteering in shelters and vet clinics, mostly in Australia.
She has worked with many species but has a soft spot for wombats! Her veterinary interests are particularly in internal medicine, but she brings her enthusiasm into every aspect of treating our animals, and will scrub in and help out with every difficult or dirty task. She is a joy to have on board!
In her spare time she adores trekking, but will happily spend hours cooking wonderful dishes. At her Portuguese family home she has a rescue cat called “London”. I expect it won’t be long before she finds a rescue cat here.
Chloe Shaw SVN – Student Veterinary Nurse
Chloe’s gentle smile, warmth and caring manner shine in any conversation with her. She is a foundation member of Allpets, and knows everything there is to know about how the clinic “works”.
She originally trained as an equine body worker with her honours degree in 2013 in Equine Sports Therapy, but is now training in canine therapy and rehabilitation. She is having particular success with using our Class IV laser on many of our long term arthritic cats and dogs, in addition to helping other chronic problem conditions.
As well as all that she is training to become registered as a veterinary nurse, embarking on yet more training courses, and still finds time to bake her amazing cakes, courtesy of Le Cordon Bleu cake-decorating course she once took…lucky us!
She does have a home to go to though, and she shares this with Fotis, their cat Tibia, her Giant land snail, and multiple tropical fish.
Beverley Cavey RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Beverley qualified as a Veterinary nurse in September 2013 after training for 2 years in a practice in Tonbridge.
She had always known that she would want to work with animals so went straight into this career after finishing her A-levels at school. Beverley loves all aspects of her job but does have a keen interest in small mammals and nurse clinics.
She enjoys studying and at the moment is working towards a certificate in small animal exotics, which is very exciting!
She lives at home with her husband, new baby and three animals; Toby an adorable 5yr old house rabbit, Bob a 1yr old rescue bunny and Harry a young Hermann Tortoise.
In her spare time she enjoys walking in the countryside and participating in her church group as well as singing and craft making.
Michelle Keeley RVN – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Michelle has stepped in to cover Beverley’s maternity leave, and has brought a wealth of nursing experience with her. She is hugely experienced and we are all benefiting from her wisdom, knowledge and steadiness.
She has worked at Allpets on and off over the years and keeps coming back…she must love us so much! And we are very grateful 🙂
In her spare time she breeds pygmy goats, so she must juggle veterinary nursing duties with maternity and paediatric care at home, especially in kidding season.
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.
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.