Antonia graduated with distinction from the University of Liverpool in 2014. She worked in a small animal hospital in the New Forest for five years before joining the Animed team in 2019. Antonia enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but has a particular passion for surgery, leading her to obtain a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) and become a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.
When Antonia is not at work, she is kept busy by her two rescue Staffies, Odi and Inca. She enjoys many outdoor activities including running, paddle-boarding and skiing, and likes to travel when time allows.
Kitty graduated from Royal Veterinary College this summer 2021 and joined the team at Animed shortly afterwards. She enjoys all aspects but is more interested in general medicine.
Kitty has a Shih Tzu called Bailey (full of sass) and enjoys painting, tending to houseplants when outside of work.
Aaron graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021. Aaron enjoys all aspects of clinical work but is particularly interested in internal medicine, neurology and emergency and critical care. He wishes to pursue certificates in advanced veterinary practice as he becomes more confident as a GP vet.
Outside of work, he enjoys riding motorbikes and walking dogs. He has one Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Boxer called Chunk who loves to shred sticks and balls.
Paola joined the team here in Animed Veterinary Hospital in October 2021. She decided to become a vet at the age of eight, when she started to pick up stray cats and dogs she had found in the street and take at home. After agricultural college, Paola studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bologna, in Italy, where she graduated in 1996. She found a job straightaway in Bologna in "Giardini Margherita" surgery, where she had been practising as a student. The clinic eventually expanded into a hospital and she kept on working there for the following 24 years dealing with emergencies and anaesthesia and routine visits, covering day and night shifts as well. Over the years she developed an interest in Veterinary Neurology and in 2015 she obtained a Neurology Postgraduate Certificate (GP Cert Neurology, ISVPS). After a work experience at the Animal Trust Hospital in Newmarket, she realized that she would have like to work in the UK.
In her free time she likes hiking with her family and her Labrador and travelling to blue sky countries. Paola is quite sociable and goes out often with her friends. When she wants to relax, she plays classical guitar and listens to music.
Jacek has a great companion named Ares, a six year old German Shepard. In his free time he enjoys long walks with his boy. Jacek also plays football mainly as an attacker.
Robin graduated with honours from Edinburg in 1993. He spent 3 years in Devon before moving to Animed in 1996. Apart from short stint away from Animed in 2020, it has otherwise been “home”. Robin holds post graduate certificates in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging achieved in 2000 and Veterinary Cardiology achieved in 2011. Robin spends much of time imaging and performing diagnostic procedures on patients from both within Animed and from practices within the area. The best bit about the job is that it is really interesting. Everyday is different and presents new challenges. Robin gets immense satisfaction in improving the quality of life of my patients, some of whom can be critically ill, with the diversity ranging in size from a mouse all the way up to a Shire Horse. Animed has a fantastic group of skilled and motivated people and Robin is proud to be part of the team.
Outside of work, Robin enjoys cycling, sea swimming and running and where possible hill climbing with his dog. He has a dog Max and a cat Lucy. It is still undecided who is the boss.
Grace graduated from the University of Surrey in July 2020 and joined the team at Animed shortly afterwards. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but has a particular fondness for the care of elderly patients and sighthounds, having spent several happy years as a teenager working with a greyhound rescue centre.
In her free time she enjoys doting upon her lurcher and spending time with family and friends.
Outside of work, Jack enjoys taking long walks with his labradoodle Daisy, and inflicting his cooking on those around him.
He enjoys all aspects of veterinary work, particularly soft tissue surgery, BOAS ( brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome ) and critical care work.