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Simon Robinson – Practice Principal

B.Vet.Med., MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon Simon graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1984. After working in mixed general practice for 10 years, Simon joined the clinic in 1996. In April 2010 he purchased the clinic. Simon is first interested in being an all round general practitioner, but particularly enjoys the surgical and dentistry side… Read more »

Francesca Basterebbe – Clinical Director

DVM, MRCVS, GPCert (SAS) Veterinary Surgeon Francesca joined the Strathmore team in January 2010. She studied Veterinary Medicine in Milan, Italy, but also spent 1 year in León, Spain on an exchange program. After graduating in 2006, she worked in referral and general practices in Spain and Italy before moving to the UK. In the UK, Francesca… Read more »

Siobhan Westbrook

MRCVS, VetMB, GPCert (FM) Veterinary Surgeon Siobhan joined the Strathmore team in November 2009. Siobhan graduated in 2007 from Cambridge University. After two years working in mixed practice in North Wales, treating everything from horses to guinea pigs, she decided to concentrate on small animal work. She keeps up to date with current advances by… Read more »

Giacomo Taglietti

DVM, MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon Giacomo joined Strathmore team in November 2015. Giacomo studied Veterinary medicine in Milan, Italy, but also spent one year in Lisbon in Portugal on an exchange program. After graduating in 2006 he went on to live and work in Rome, Lisbon and Milan. Giacomo is interested in internal medicine, physiotherapy and… Read more »

Matteo Spano

Veterinary Surgeon Matteo joined the clinic in September 2017. He graduated from Pisa University in Italy in 2008. After working in general practice in Italy and Germany, he spent 5 years in charge of the Emergency Medicine department of a referral hospital in Milan. His main work interests are internal medicine, ultrasound and ophthalmology. Matteo,… Read more »

Helena Cardoso

DVM, MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon Helena joined Strathmore team in April 2019. Helena studied Veterinary medicine in Porto, Portugal. After graduating in 2018 she worked in a small animal practice in Porto. Helena is interested in surgery, imaging and cat clinic. Helena has two beautiful cats one which she rescued. In her spare time Helena likes… Read more »

Francesca Bartolini

Veterinary Surgeon Francesca studied Veterinary Medicine at Pisa in Italy and graduated in 2010, and started at the clinic in October 2017. Her work is based in the clinic’s laboratory where she provides an in house diagnostic service from samples taken from our patients. For a 5 year period before joining the clinic, she had… Read more »

Gemma Edwards – Head Nurse

FDsc RVN CERT ECC Head Veterinary Nurse Gemma joined the Strathmore team in January 2012. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College with a Foundation Veterinary Nursing Science degree in July 2010. She has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse since July 2009. Gemma is especially interested in laboratory work, nurse clinics and anaesthesia. Gemma has completed her… Read more »

Faith Derbyshire – Deputy Head Nurse

RVN Veterinary Nursing Team Faith joined the Strathmore team in October 2013. She qualified from Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing in January 2012. She has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse since January 2012. Faith is especially interested in anaesthesia and medical nursing, and has just completed the nurses certificate in anaesthesia. She is also a… Read more »

Holly Prince

RVN Veterinary Nursing Team Holly joined the team in January 2016 as a student nurse. She recently qualified from Porstmouth University in July 2016 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse, after completing a Foundation Science Degree in Veterinary Nursing Science at Sparsholt College. Holly is especially interesed in nurse clinics, emergency and critical care and nutrition.… Read more »

Lauren Henwood RVN

Lauren started at the clinic in October 2016 as a student veterinary nurse. She qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2018 and is currently undertaking an Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing. Lauren’s main interest is in anaesthesia and out of hours work and is looking to undertake an anaesthesia diploma in the… Read more »

Clare Scott

RVN Veterinary Nursing Team Clare joined the practice in August 2004. She has been nursing since 1999. She has a keen interest in physiotherapy. Clare has a Sprocker called Bella.

Heather Atkinson

RVN Veterinary Nurse team member Heather, joined the Strathmore team in August 2019. She qualified in August 2018 and has since developed a keen interest in feline friendly nursing and emergency care. She had previously completed a degree in Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation. In her  spare time enjoy horse riding and hiking.

Lindsay Smith

Lyndsay joined the Strathmore team in April 2018, having previously worked as a kennel assistant at a boarding kennels, where she completed an apprenticeship in Animal Care. She has also recently completed a level 3 course in basic canine science. In her spare time Lyndsay is a member of an amateur theatre society, sings in… Read more »

Sarah Bond

Reception Sarah has been at the Clinic since June 2011 and is our longest serving Receptionist. She loves travelling, and spending time with her family, especially her three lovely daughters. She enjoys exploring the countryside where she lives, reading and socialising.

Tracey King

Reception Tracey joined our staff here at Strathmore in September 2015. She is the proud owner of a cat called Luna which she adopted from here. In her spare time she enjoys walking, spending time with her family and is an avid film watcher

Sophie England

Sophie has been working at Strathmore since march 2018. She has a young daughter who takes up most of her spare time. She enjoys going out for family days out with her Husband and Daughter. Sophie has two dogs called Mickey and Bailey who she loves taking for countryside walks.