Sarah graduated from the Dick Vet School in Edinburgh in 2006. She gained her certificate in advanced veterinary practice in small animal medicine in 2016. Her main area of interests are acupuncture and pain control. Sarah has a rescue lurcher called Snowy, 2 rescue cats called Henry and Dexter and 122 giant African land snails! Her hobbies include running around after her 2 young children, mountain biking and hot yoga.
In 2020 Sarah is doing a challenge a month this year to raise money for CRY — Raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Chris is originally from Northumberland, having grown up on a sheep farm. He qualified from Edinburgh University in 2001 and spent most of the last 15 years working in a small animal hospital in Essex, before moving to Guildford in 2011. Chris is married to Lucy and they live with their children, dogs, cat and chickens locally.
Alexis has been with us since 2004. She qualified from Bristol University in 2001. She has 2 daughters; Daisy and Ursula, and a cat. She enjoys music in her spare time and is a drummer in a band. However, being a busy working mum, spare time is minimal! Alexis is currently based at our sister practice, Crofts in Haslemere.
Jo qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012, Jo worked at a practice in Andover for 3 years before starting at Alder Vets in May 2015. She has a rescue cat called Bernard and in her spare time enjoys playing hockey and catching up with friends.
Magda graduated in 2011 and has worked in various small animal practices and referral hospitals in south England. She completed a specialised internship focusing on oncology and diagnostic imaging and is currently studying towards a certificate in diagnostic imaging. Magda joined Alder Vets in November 2018 and enjoys being part of the team here especially meeting all the clients and getting to know their lovely pets. In her free time she can often be found socialising with friends or running in a park in Woking.
Melanie has been with the practice for fifteen years. She particularly enjoys the medical side of veterinary practice. Originally from New Zealand, she is well settled in the UK now and in her spare time enjoys geeking out with her husband and rocket-obsessed young daughter.