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.
Ann qualified from Cambridge University in 1987. She then spent four years in mixed practice in Gloucestershire before deciding to go into small animal practice.
From 1997 until 2009 she had to balance her professional work with the raising of her two sons, but managed to work part time and developed a keen interest in veterinary dentistry.
After working for the Virginia Water Veterinary Clinic at various occasions as a locum, she decided to join our team permanently in April 2011.
Ann is thrilled that the practice has digital dental radiography, which enables us to provide an even higher standard of dental care.
In her spare time Ann enjoys photography, tennis and riding her racing bike.
His fields of special interests in companion animal medicine are orthopaedics, oncology, cardiology and feline medicine. Wolfgang has been chairman of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association in Surrey and Sussex from 2004 -2007. He is a member of BSAVA's Regional South East Committee and International Affairs Committee and a regular organiser of continuing education courses for veterinary surgeons. From May 2009 until April 2014 Wolfgang was the UK Director of FECAVA, the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations and in September 2011 he was elected to the Board. He is currently the Vice-President of the Association.
He writes newspaper articles on companion animal related matters and has for several years been running courses on First Aid for pet owners and professional pet sitters. He has numerous times been nominated as "PetPlan UK Vet of the Year", the last time in 2016.
Christine worked for many years as a qualified veterinary nurse and later as head nurse in a busy veterinary clinic. She joined the Virginia Water Veterinary Clinic in autumn 2005 after taking a break from veterinary nursing to raise her children. Christine is heading our nursing team and is organising the nurse clinics which can be booked on all weekdays between 2-3pm. She is a dedicated family person, enjoys to travel and is still looking for a Sudoku problem which she is not able to solve. Christine had several nominations as UK Veterinary Nurse of the Year, with her last nomination in 2016.
Shirley had many year experience as a professional dog groomer when she joint the Virginia Water Veterinary Clinic in 2006. Since then she has developed rapidly to become an indispensable member of our reception team. She has additionally gained basic veterinary nursing qualifications. Her hobbies are her Poodles and all things that have to do with IT. Every Thursday from 2-3 pm Shirley runs a clinic for FREE nail clipping, minor grooming and application of anti-parasitic medication. Her clinic is extremely popular and appointments can be booked well in advance for all pets registered at VWVC. Shirley has been nominationed as UK Veterinary Support Staff of the Year 2016. This follows several nominations in previous years.
Sophie has been working at the Virginia Water Veterinary Clinic since 2000 and has a firm hold of the reception and all administrative matters. Additionally she is always happy to lend a hand in the consulting room and makes sure that the clinic is running like clock work. Her favourite past times are fly fishing, countryside walking and cooking for friends (including us, but only if we have been nice to her!!....). One day we hope to get our hands on the recipe for her unbelievable chocolate brownies.... Sophie has been nominated as UK Veterinary Support Staff 2016 together with Shirley. Her nomination followed several previous nominations.
Scruffy's patch is the reception area. He is another stray that came to surgery and who decided to join Sophie on her daily way to work (but preferably on a walk where he can get a chance to chase rabbits....). He loves to inspect the inpatient area to see who is spending the day with us.