We’re very proud to be an independent practice and work with a truly dedicated team who are committed to animal care. We’re a family in our own right, with our vets and nurses being with us for a number of years. We love the stability and strong bonds that come with long-serving staff, creating a family vibe that you and your pets will feel when you visit us.
Each and every one of our lovely people are highly qualified and passionate about animals. Not only can you be reassured that your pet is in the best hands medically, but also know that they’re getting the attention, care and love they have at home.
Alice graduated from Bristol University in 2012 and went on to spend her first year in practice in rural Berkshire working with equine patients and companion animals. After this she moved back to the local area and decided to focus on treating pets, with a special interest in surgical cases. She completed a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in Autumn 2016 and is currently working towards gaining Advanced Practitioner Status. She joined the Alpha team in spring of this year (2017) and is thoroughly enjoying working with the team, clients and patients alike. She is a local girl, having gone to school in Hampton and actually carried out 2 weeks of work experience with Alpha in Teddington before applying to Vet school! Outside of work she has a very spoilt cat named George and enjoys water sports like surfing and water polo.
Darren is the owner of Alpha Vets and qualified from Bristol in 1993, where he also completed a degree in Anatomical Science. Darren has worked in companion animal and exotic animal practice in many different locations throughout the country, has a particular interest in endosurgery and has also worked in research as a marine biologist, arachnologist and palaeontologist, and on scientific expeditions all over the world. When not working as a clinician or running the practices, Darren enjoys aerobatic flying in vintage aircraft, motor racing, mountaineering and karate.
Kiri qualified at Alpha and enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing. Although Kiri particularly likes working with exotics and keeps a bunch of naughty ferrets herself, she also has dogs and cats, which take up most of her spare time.
Clare has been qualified for 25 years and now works part-time as her three children keep her very busy. We’ve been lucky to have Clare with us at Alpha for 12 years now! Clare has a mini zoo at home including, two dogs, one cat, two tortoises’ and four guinea pigs!
Steph is one of our excellent receptionists at Alpha and started working here seven years ago as a Saturday girl! She now works here part-time whilst studying for a PhD. Back at home, Steph has a lovely white cat called Harriet who loves cosying up on her work fleece!
Karen joined us at Alpha in May 2013 as a receptionist. She has owned a range of animals, including dogs, cats and guinea pigs, one of them being possibly the world’s first successfully-treated diabetic guinea pig! When Karen isn’t at Alpha, you’ll find her at the front desk of our sister practice in Molesey, although she is also allowed home several times a year, if she behaves.