Veterinary Surgeons

Robin Bone BVMS, MRCVS
Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I qualified from Glasgow University in 1983. From there I went on to work for a year in mixed practice in Loughborough until I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 1985 where I focused on small animal work. I became a partner of the practice in 1990. Since 1996 I have been the treasurer of the Veterinary History Society. I am also an active member of a number of Veterinary associations including the Veterinary Zoological Society, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, the British Chelonia Group and the Tortoise Trust. I am also an Honorary Life member of the British Association of Tortoise Keepers. I am interested in dermatology and endocrinology and has a special interest in tortoises and other reptiles. I currently own a dog and two cats as well as tortoises and rats having previously owned tropical fish, guinea pigs, hamsters, a tropical crab, stick insects, gerbils and cockatiels to name a few!”

Deborah Hope BVSc, MRCVS
Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I qualified from Liverpool Veterinary School and joined the 608 Vet Practice in 1986 and spent some other time working in practices in Yorkshire, Devon and Norfolk before becoming a partner of the practice in 1995. I am interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, however I have a strong drive for promoting and building up rabbit medicine, surgery and welfare. At home I have four cats and a family.”

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Graham Connan MA, Vet MB, MRCVS
Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I qualified from Cambridge University and joined the 608 Vet Practice in 1990. I worked as both a small animal and large animal vet initially before I started concentrating on small animals in 1992. I became a partner in the practice in 1997 and have indulged my special interest in diagnostic imaging and all aspects of small animal medicine.”

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Lesley Wilson BVetMed, Cert SAS, MRCVS
Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1993 and joined the 608 Vet Practice in the same year. In 1998 I gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and highly enjoy the surgical aspect of my job. In 2011 I became a partner in the practice and I also have interests in acupuncture and chicken medicine.”Extra qualifications include: Certificate in Small Animal Surgery from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1998.”

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Kathryn Price-Feraud BSc, BVM&S, MRCVS.
Veterinary Surgeon

“I studied and qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Edinburgh University and joined the 608 Vet Practice in 1989. I left in 1993 and moved to France from which I returned in 1999. I now work part time as a veterinary surgeon and I own two cats and a dog!”

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Hanako Viant Winnacker DVM, MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

“I qualified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, USA in 2000. I then moved to England with my family and joined the 608 Vet Practice in 2006 as a part time veterinary surgeon. I have a keen interest in preventative medicine and own two cats at home.”

Suzanne Seffer MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

“I studied and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in Hanover, Germany in 1991. After moving to England, I joined the 608 Vet Practice in 2008 as part of the dedicated emergency care team. I enjoy the responsibility and challenges that this role involves. At home I own two cats and two Pugs.”

Silvia Ruiz DVM, MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

“I graduated in 1998 from the University of Zaragoza, Spain and moved to England in 1999. I originally intended to see practice for two years and return home but I’ve lived here ever since! I joined the 608 Vet Practice as part of the dedicated emergency and critical care team since 2004. I have an outdoor cat who lives in a handmade ‘cat cottage’ in the garden.”

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Joseph Scales BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

“I graduated in 2013 from the University of Liverpool, with distinction.”

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Samantha Kent BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

“I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 and immediately started work in small animal practice. I have worked in a variety of practices from small surgeries to large referral hospitals, and I love the balance at 608 which allows an excellent standard of clinical care whilst still being able to build relationships with our clients & patients. I am currently working towards an RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine & and a PgCert in Diagnostic Imaging which upon completion will allow me to apply for advanced practitioner status. In the spare time that isn’t taken up by my husband and 2 rescued additions (Bracken the dog & Herbie the cat) I enjoy playing tennis & going to the theatre!”

Margarida Algarve MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

“I graduated from the University of Evora, Portugal in 2011, with a masters degree in veterinary medicine. Since 2011 I have worked with both small and large animals and realised the connection and bond between small pets and their owners, particularly dogs. I do have a particular soft spot for short snouts, more so French bulldogs! I have a special interest in internal medicine and dog behaviour. I really enjoy radical sports and was National Downhill Champion in 2006 and won the Portugal Cup on two consecutive years.”