Introducing Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Bob Russell BVM&S MRCVS

Bob qualified in 1984 from Edinburgh and  is a Veterinary Surgeon. Bob started the practice in 2001. With over 30 years of experience there is not much he hasn’t seen. Bob has lived in The New Forest  for most of his veterinary career and being a typical vet has a household of waifs and strays!

Alwyn Roberts BVetMed MSc DLSHTM MRCVS

Alwyn qualified in 1997 from the Royal Veterinary College in London and is a Veterinary Surgeon at the practice and joined us in September 2019. Originally from a farming background, he has worked in Wales, Yorkshire and Southampton.

Marie Hatch RVN

Marie is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and qualified in 2000. She has been part of the practice since January 2002. She is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and spends time doing a nursing role as well. Marie has lots of animals!

Kate Townsend

Kate is a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant. Kate has been here since January 2010. In the future Kate will go on to do more veterinary related courses. She has two cats and a bearded dragon.

Kirsty Morgan

Kirsty is a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant. Kirsty has been here since August 2013. She has completed  the Level 2 Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the monitoring of animal patients under anaesthesia and sedation. Kirsty has one dog at home and is probably the most sensible of us all.

Hayley Jones

Hayley is our receptionist. She has been here since February 2016 and has completed the  VetSkill Level 2 Certificate for Veterinary Receptionists. Hayley has two cats and helps a friend care for her horse.

Debbie Farrell

Debbie is our cleaner, she remains invisible most of the time! She has been here since the practice opened in 2001.


We are complemented by a vast selection of referral practices offering many areas of
expertise. These are the referral centres we would refer your pet to, should it be required:

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists – www.scvetspecialists.co.uk
Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists – www.andersonmoores.com
Optivet Referrals – www.optivet.com
Anton Vets – www.antonvets.co.uk

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