Meet our Team
Tribute to Dr Angus Anderson, BVetMed PhD DSAS (Orth) FRCVS
Angus was a founder of our practice and a clinical director until he sadly passed away in 2023.
He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1987, and began his impressive career in a mixed practice. He then spent ten years studying and lecturing in orthopaedics, before going on to complete a PhD in inflammatory joint disease and working in several private referral practices. After deciding to focus on private referral orthopaedic work, he established our practice in 2005. One of his proudest achievements was achieving an RCVS fellowship award in 2016 for his contributions to small animal orthopaedics, and he also wrote chapters for BSAVA manuals, published several papers on orthopaedic subjects and worked as an examiner for the RCVS.
Despite all of his amazing achievements, his favourite part of his work was watching his patients return to full fitness and seeing the pleasure it gave their owner. He was a vital part of our practice and will be greatly missed by our team, clients and patients.
Veterinary SurgeonMA VetMB DSAS(Orth) MRCVS
Miranda qualified from Cambridge University in 2001. After six years in general practice she undertook an internship and then a residency in Small Animal Orthopaedics at Anderson Abercromby Veterinary Referrals. Miranda holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics. This is the highest qualification in orthopaedics that can be obtained by an orthopaedic surgeon in the UK and she is one of very few to have gained this prestigious qualification.
Miranda has a number of papers which have been published in surgery journals and is interested in research aimed at limiting surgical site infections. She is interested in all aspects of orthopaedics, particularly enjoying fracture repairs and lameness investigations.
Veterinary SurgeonDVM PgCertSAS MRCVS
Federico qualified from the university of Bologna (Italy) in 2010. After graduating he gained a wealth of experience whilst undertaking several internships at multi-discipline hospitals. He has always dreamed of becoming a veterinary surgeon. In particular to be able to help and make a difference to the lives of animals, as well as being able to provide help, honesty and comfort to their owners. Federico also volunteered for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations as a veterinary surgeon involved in the control of infectious diseases.
In 2018 he became an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery and In 2019 we welcomed him to the team at Anderson Abercromby Veterinary Referrals.
Veterinary SurgeonDVM DipECVS MRCVS DSAS (Orth)
César qualified as a veterinary surgeon from ICBAS University, Porto (Portugal) in 2012.
He moved to the UK in 2013 where he completed a rotating internship at Cambridge University in 2014 and then an orthopaedic internship with us at Anderson Abercromby Referrals in 2016. César then went on to complete a three year residency at the University of Cambridge by the ECVS.
The time spent during his internship with Anderson Abercromby in 2016 whilst working with our renowned surgeons, Angus Anderson and Ralph Abercromby inspired César to one day return and to fulfil his dream of working in orthopaedic referral centre. The biggest achievement for César was becoming a Diplomat in small animal surgery by the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS).
César has contributed papers in various journals and also enjoys lecturing at events and scientific meetings. He enjoys the reward in helping patients return home, having repaired their orthopaedic ailments.
Alastair Jock Mather
Veterinary SurgeonBVSc MSc MRCVS, ECVS Residency trained clinician
Originally hailing from Aotearoa New Zealand, Alastair completed his undergraduate veterinary training at Massey University, being awarded a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2010. He spent four years in mixed (large and small animal) practice in the South Island of New Zealand then emigrated to the U.K. in 2014.
After a period of small animal general practice work in Southern England, he decided that small animal orthopaedics was for him and then started as an intern at Anderson Abercromby Veterinary Referrals (AAVR) in 2018. He subsequently completed a one year rotating internship at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and then a three year surgical residency training program at Langford Vets at the University of Bristol.
He was awarded a Master of Science (Veterinary Sciences) in 2023. Alastair re-joined the team at Anderson Abercromby Veterinary Referrals in February 2023.
Senior Registered Veterinary NurseRVN DipAVN (Medical)
Lynsey joined Anderson Abercromby in April 2022 and is our Lead Ward Nurse.
She has over 25 years experience as a Veterinary Nurse and gained her RCVS Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diploma (Medical) in 2008.
She has vast experience of all kinds of veterinary nursing, including first opinion and emergency and critical care.
Lynsey is passionate about pain management and likes to ensure we provide the best standard of care to our patients following surgery, as well as a whole heap of TLC!
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN NCert (Anaesth)
Keely qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2013, and spent twelve years at a first opinion practice before joining us in 2021. She has since developed her interest in theatre and achieved a certificate in anaesthesia. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding, personal training and looking after her dogs and Lady Daphne the tortoise.
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
Crystal spent a few years working in kennels and first opinion practices before achieving her veterinary nursing diploma and joining our team in 2016, and her favourite part of her role is helping with the rehabilitation process. When she’s not looking after her twin daughters, she enjoys taking part in steam rallies, going for long walks and playing darts.
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN ISFM CertFN/Adv CertFB
Zoe has worked in the veterinary industry for decades and joined our team in 2016. Our resident cat guru, she has qualifications in feline behaviour and runs her own pet care advice and cat behaviour consultation business. When she’s not working, she loves playing tennis and football, and exploring the countryside with her dog, Dylan.
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
Freya joined Anderson Abercromby in January 2023 after qualifying as a Vet Nurse in 2020. She likes to make sure that all animals in her care are made to feel comfortable and happy. Freya enjoys studying dog behaviour and analysing their body language. She would eventually like to do her certificate in Emergency and Critical Care and aspires to progress to a more senior role.
She has a passion for gardening and plants and spends her time hanging out with her 2 Dachshunds, cats and pet turtle Donatello.
Registered Veterinary NurseRVN
Laura has a veterinary nursing degree and an animal management diploma, and worked at a cardiorespiratory, diagnostic imaging and laparoscopy centre before joining us in 2022. Her favourite part of her job is looking after inpatients in our kennels, and she is keen to complete further training in surgical nursing and anaesthesia in the future.
Katie joined our team in 2022 and holds a Master’s degree in veterinary physiotherapy. She has a passion for the rehabilitation process and has a level three canine hydro qualification, which she would like to build upon in the future through completing further training. Outside of work, she can often be found riding her horse or milking cows at her local farm.
Veterinary Care AssistantBAnimSc
After completing her animal science degree, Chloe decided working as a veterinary care assistant was the career for her. She joined our team in 2021, and has since been able to develop her passion for animal welfare and inpatient care. In her own time, she volunteers at Holbrook Animal Rescue and looks after her own dogs, rabbits and guinea pig.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Hannah worked in property development before deciding on a change of direction and training as a veterinary care assistant. She loves seeing our patients improve and progress, and is committed to making the pets in her care feel at ease. Outside of work, she regularly volunteers as a hydro therapy assistant.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Nic has been part of our team since 2020, and was inspired to join the veterinary profession after her own Labrador needed a hip replacement. She has a maths degree and a level three animal management diploma, and is on her way to achieving a level two veterinary nursing certificate. Outside of work, she enjoys dog walking and training and cycling.
Practice ManagerRVN PgCert VBM
Sarah joined Anderson Abercromby in March 2022 as the Practice Manager.
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in the Veterinary Sector. Starting as a RVN for 15 years before moving into leadership and project management in both the public sector and for a feline welfare charity.
In 2021 she graduated from the University of Liverpool with a post graduate certificate in Veterinary Business Management. She was shortlisted for Vet Partners Practice Manager of the year in 2022.
Maxine qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 1996 and joined our team in 2007. She has completed a diploma in master herbalism, and has an extensive knowledge of pet insurance and a keen interest in canine behaviour. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her Welsh springer Wilson to the beach and practising dog agility.
After attending agricultural college and achieving her certificate of higher education in business administration and equine studies, Vanessa gained valuable experience across various administration roles. She joined us in 2014 and loves building a rapport with our clients. Outside of work she loves looking after her own ponies, who she competes at county events.
Before joining us in 2022, Michelle spent ten years as a secretary and PA at a private stud in Ireland, which bred top quality thoroughbreds. She loves helping others and tries to make every visit as stress-free as possible for our clients. In her free time, she enjoys visiting National Trust sites, taking part in parkrun and spending quality time with her cat, Twiglet.