Viki decided early in her school years that being a vet was her ultimate ambition. Now with 22 years’ experience, Viki is our lead clinician as well as being joint owner of The Newdigate Vets. Viki is an active Horse Carriage Driving Trial competitor and can often be seen around local roads getting a harnessed pair of Gelderlander horses fit for competition.
Viki’s passionate approach extends to all her animal patients. In particular her love of cats (having “at least” a dozen of her own) has led to the practice offering cat friendly consultations. In other areas, Viki is equally interested in unresolved lameness issues in horses as well as age-related pain in all animals
Kayleigh joined our team after graduating from the University of Liverpool. As a keen horse owner since childhood – and having always wanted to care for animals – becoming a vet was the natural career choice for her. With a keen interest in all animals, Kayleigh loves the mixed practice environment so she can deal with all sorts of patients.
Kayleigh is especially attached to her border collie x labrador Beau who has recently moved from Kayleigh’s mothers home in Suffolk to be with her all the time. Since settling in Surrey Kayleigh has expanded her menagerie with two mischievous cats, Pea and Bean who like to keep everyone on their toes!
Sam grew up on the back of a horse, was usually found helping on friends farms and constantly pestering her parents for more animals of any type to “look after”. Ending up with three ponies, a few lambs, a cat, dog and lots of bunnies as a young girl it was no surprise when she expressed a wish to be a vet. Attending university Sam obtained her BVetMed along with her MA and loves looking after patients of all types and size.
Since getting married Sam’s menagerie has expanded to include husband, four active (and sport mad) children, sheep and lots of other pets in various places around their home. Working mostly at our small animal surgery Sam can often be seen dashing about between taking consultations, collecting/dropping off various offspring around the area or active in village life.
Pat is our senior farm administrator now has many years experience running the office in a veterinary environment and loads of patience to deal with the hectic demands two veterinary clinics place on her.
She has various animals, 2 dogs, 2 Welsh Cobs, 3 chickens and a few Soay Sheep as well as a lovely grand-daughter to keep her on her toes!
Harriet leads the Client Services role running the main office systems for the small animal surgery and our social media. Having been brought up in a traditional Pony Club family, Harriet can often be seen locally on her lovely hunter Harry, or with her husband and their dogs.
As a seasoned competitive rider Harriet assists with any riding requirements at the large animal clinic whilst at work, or if off-duty may be seen riding for the local race yard. Aside from her time spent with animals – either at home or work – Harriet also enjoys competing in her local netball league.
Francesca is based in our small animal surgery and heads the reception desk. However, she is also an expert sheep handler with her own small flock at home!
She lives with her partner and their cocker spaniels Barley and Heligan, her chickens and handsome cockerel “The Colonel”. Apart from a passion for animals, Francesca is a keen designer maker focusing on jewellery design and makes her own pieces in her spare time.
Jo has been with us since September 2015 as part of our Equine Yard team at Barings Field Farm. She has extensive experience of working with horses, spanning over 13 years. For the majority of this time, she was Head Girl and Head Instructor at a busy BHS and RDA riding school. Passionate about horses and animals from an early age Jo loves being involved in the care and management of in patients and helping patients have as relaxing time as possible with us.
With two lovely horses of her own, a slightly mad springer spaniel called Olly and a large extended family at home, Jo is kept very busy but says she would not know what to do if she didn’t have the variety provided by a challenging work life too. In her spare time she enjoys talking Olly for walks in the countryside and going riding with her friends.
Vicky works part-time on the Equine Yard on Barings Field farm. A keen rider, Vicky helps maintain the fitness of the driving horses as well as being part of the team, caring for all inpatients and helping vets with their treatments.
Vicky combines working with a busy home life, including bringing up three lovely children. She also has a Springer spaniel x flatcoat of her own called Poppy. Vicky is a very smiley and happy face on the team at Newdigate Vets!