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Veterinary Surgeons

Mark Gardiner BVSc, CertCHP, MRCVS
Mark qualified from Liverpool University in 1982 and has been with the Practice ever since, except for a 3 month study tour to USA/Canada in 1990.

He completed his CertCHP in 1991 and has over 25 years experience in Equine and Large Animal veterinary general practice. Highlights include castrating both a Shire horse and a gerbil on the same day.

Melanie Solomons BASc. MRCVS
Melanie qualified in 1995 from Berlin University, Germany after also having spent some time studying in the US. She has been working in the UK since 1996, first as a mixed practitioner and then exclusively as a small animal veterinarian. Melanie joined Park Veterinary Centre in September 2005 and has a special interest in ophthalmology (eyes). She loves German Shorthaired Pointers and spending time with her children.

Monique Noronha BVetMed. MRCVS
Monique graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 and joined the Park Veterinary Centre shortly afterwards. Her interests lie in emergency critical care and feline medicine. Aside from work, Monique is a keen tennis player and enjoys eating out. Monique has a Labrador, Barney and a cat, Ernie, which she took on as a kitten when brought, unwanted, to the surgery. Monique is currently on maternity leave.

Martina Soares BSc (Hons), BVetMed, MRCVS
Martina graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013, having completed her first degree in Zoology at Liverpool University in 2009. She joined the Park Veterinary Centre in October 2014. She is a valued member of the team and enjoys both medicine and surgery.

Outside work Martina likes travelling to new places and exploring the surrounding area.

Charlotte Trewin BSc, BVetMed, MRCVS
Charlotte Graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 as a post graduate following completion of her first degree, Animal Science, at Nottingham University in 2007. Charlotte joined Park in March 2017 following 5 years in private practise in Surrey. During this time she worked among certificate holders and gained a particular interest in Dermatology (skin) and Oncology (Cancer). It is claimed that Charlottes’ family home has more animals than even she can keep track of, and has never had less than 8 dogs with her at any one time. She brings to the surgery also, her lovable large Labrador Bertie. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, sourcing antiques and sampling wine.

Chloe Rix BVetMed
Chloe graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 and joined the practice shortly afterwards. She has a keen interest in exotics from owning a chinchilla and a snake, but also (a not so exotic) Dalmatian called Dolly. Outside of work her interests include travelling, water sports and music.

Imogen Carpenter MRCVS
Imogen graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 2014 and worked in a mixed practice in Warwickshire prior to joining Park Vets in April 2018. Growing up with 3 vets in the family she spent many weekends out on calls. This, along with a hoard of family pets fuelled her love of animals and desire to become a vet herself one day!

She enjoys all aspects of practice but has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and surgery. Outside of work she enjoys playing squash, rock climbing, traveling, baking and dog walks with spaniels.

Alexia Demetriou

Alexia Demetriou MRCVS

Alexia graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 2015. Having fallen in love with Edinburgh she stayed and worked in small animal practice around Scotland for 2 years before travelling Australia for a year and working as a locum vet. Deciding to move back home she started at Park Vets in September 2018.

She enjoys all parts of veterinary practice and has a particular fondness for the feline patients and a growing interest in Internal Medicine. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, wine and live music.

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Karen Richardson MRCVS

Karen graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016 as a mature student, and worked in a small practice in London prior to joining Park Vets in 2018. A Canadian citizen who moved here in 2011 from the US, Karen worked overseas as a journalist before training for her dream vet career. She enjoys all areas of practice, but reserves extra care and compassion for diagnosing and treating senior animals, who need a little more TLC in their twilight years.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, visiting museums and galleries, sewing wearable things, photographing her cranky New York rescue cat, and hiking with her Romanian rescue dog and her Danish husband.

Julia Brand Small Animal Vet
Julia Brand BVSc MRCVS

Julia graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2020, as part of the COVID cohort and joined the practice not long afterwards. Being a southerner at heart she wanted to embark on her veterinary career near her home in North London. Julia has a wide variety of interests in the veterinary world and is currently enjoying the best of both worlds as a mixed vet, working with both small and large animals.

In her spare time Julia enjoys riding her horse Rosie, playing tennis and stroking other people’s dogs (with permission of course!)


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