Veterinary Surgeons

Our highly qualified  team of veterinary surgeons includes seven certificate holders of whom two are RCVS Advanced Practitioners in Surgery and one who is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. This means that  more complex medical and surgical cases can be treated within the practice without the need to refer to outside referral practices. For details of the more advanced services we can offer your pets please visit our referral website www.abingtonparkvetreferrals.co.uk

<p>Jeremy qualified from Bristol Veterinary School in 1999 and gained his certificate in small animal surgery in 2004. He is one of four partners of the Abington Park Veterinary Surgery. Jeremy leads the soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery team and has particular interests in arthroscopy of the elbow, shoulder and stifle (assessment and treatment of joints via key hole surgery with a camera) and treatment of cranial cruciate ligament injury in the dog. He enjoys complex fracture repair and management of the trauma patient, wound repair and reconstructive surgery. He has a strong interest in the management and treatment of hip dysplasia and hip replacement surgery, and treatment of growth deformity with use of external and circular fixators. His spare time is spent with his family and the outdoors with the odd game of golf</p>
Jeremy Onyett

BVSc Cert SAS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery, MRCVS

Clinical Director

<p>Riccardo qualified in Italy in 2002 and worked there for 4 years building up his passion for medicine and diagnostic imaging. In 2008 he moved to the UK where he initially worked as a first opinion clinician in the West Midlands area before starting at Abington Park Vets in January 2011. Since being in the UK, he has been studying for further qualifications completing his CertAVP, in Small Animal Medicine first at the RVC and then in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at Liverpool University. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, assembling computers and playing video-games.</p>
Riccardo Minelli

DVM CertAVP(SAM) CertAVP(VDI) MRCVS

Clinical Director

<p>Jamie graduated from Liverpool Veterinary School in 2001, and came to the practice from Glasgow in 2008. In 2009 he passed the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Surgery and in 2015 was awarded advanced practitioner status in small animal surgery by the RCVS. His areas of interest are joint surgery, management of osteoarthritis and reconstructive /oncological surgery. Jamie is currently enrolled on the MSc course in musculoskeletal science, run by UCL and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and is a permanent member of the IVC clinical board. At home he enjoys fencing, photography and running, and trying to control his two small daughters and badly behaved cat.</p>
Jamie McClement

BVSc CertSAS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery, MRCVS

Clinical Director

<p>Hans qualified from the University of Pretoria in 2004 and joined Abington Park Vets in August 2010. He has an interest in surgery & diagnostic imaging and will soon be enrolling in the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Small Animal Surgery). In his spare time he enjoys reading and the occasional boating holiday.</p>
Hans van der Hoven

BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

<p>Alessandra graduated from the University of Turin, Italy in 2006. She worked in 2 different small animal hospitals for 2 years in Italy before moving in the UK in 2008. After working in other small animal practices, she joined Abington Park Group in February 2014.</p>
Alessandra Baroni

DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

<p>Cat graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. She worked in mixed practice for nearly 3 years before moving to a small animal practice to develop her interests in small animal diagnostic imaging, medicine and dentistry. She joined Abington Park vets in January of this year and is currently studying towards a certificate in diagnostic imaging with the University of Liverpool. In her spare time she enjoys dog walks and agility training with her golden retriever, Sully. She also enjoys the theatre and dinner out with friends.</p>
Catherine Edwards

BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary surgeon

Sarah Riconda

DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

<p>Chiara graduated from the University of Pisa, Italy in October 2012. She then moved in UK in order to undertake work experience whilst seeking to improve her knowledge of both veterinary medicine and the English language. She worked for 6 months as assistant in a small animal practice before joining the Abington Park Vets Intern programme in January 2014. She is continuing to develop her skills in surgery and internal medicine. Outside work Chiara enjoys cooking, sport, play music and socialising. She occasionally returns to Sardinia to see her family and she particularly loves going to the beach.</p>
Chiara Balata

DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

<p>Inge graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 2012. She first worked a year as a locum vet in several mixed and small animal practices in Belgium and France. She then decided to join a large veterinary hospital in France to develop her skills in medicine and critical care. She worked there until joining Abington Park Vets in May 2014. Her main areas of interest are surgery and medical imaging and she is looking forward to develop these skills further. In her spare time Inge enjoys sports and walking her Swiss White Shepherd Luna.</p>
Inge Comeyne

MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

<p>Laura graduated from the University of Teramo, Italy in 2011. After working 2 years in Italy she decided to move to the UK in order to improve her skills and to be closer to her English family. Her areas of interest are Internal Medicine and Imaging, and Laura is currently studying towards a Certificate in Small Animal Internal Medicine with Liverpool University. Outside work Laura loves cooking, meeting friends, going to the theatre and spending as much time as possible with her 3-legged dog, Yaky.</p>
Laura Dell’Abate

DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

<p>Giuseppe graduated from the University of Bologna in 2012. He then moved in the UK in order to improve his knowledge of both veterinary medicine and the English language. He joined the Abington Park Vets Intern Programme in January 2014. He is continuing to develop his skills in surgery, imaging and internal medicine. Giuseeppe enjoys travelling and plays football. He returns every month to Apulia in his Trullo to see his family and pets, Argo (the dog) and Ulisse (the cat).</p>
Giuseppe Nacci

DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

<p>Mirela graduated from University of Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania in 2007. She spent the next 2 years working in companion animal practices in Bucharest, after which she moved to UK (in 2009) to seek new challenges.  Mirela worked in several small animal practices in UK and has recently been recognised as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine.  She joined Abington Park vets in February 2017 as an emergency vet, but often works day shifts also.  Outside work she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her two dogs Ruby and Popeye, and two cats Bonnie and Kactus.</p>
Mirela Ginea

DVM, CertAVP, PgCertSAM, MRCVS

Veterinary surgeon

<p>Henny qualified from Cambridge University in 2015 with an intercalated BA degree in Zoology. Abington Park Vets is her first job as a veterinary surgeon and she has a particular interest in feline internal medicine. Outside of work Henny also enjoys spending time with her three legged Bengal.</p>
Henny Dillon

MA VetMB MRCVS

Veterinary surgeon

<p>Laura graduated from the University of Zaragoza in Spain. She then moved to UK to do an externship in the Animal Medical Centre Referral Services in Manchester in order to introduce herself in the veterinary work in the UK and to improve her English. After that, she got the opportunity to join the Veterinary Referral Cancer Centre in Essex, where she did a one year rotational internship in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Anaesthesia/Surgery and Emergency service. She joined the Abington Park Veterinary Group in August 2016, where she keeps developing her skills in Veterinary Medicine. Her areas of interest are Surgery and Imaging. Outside work she enjoys meeting with her friends, travelling and coming back to her country to visit her family and friends.</p>
Laura Bataller

DVM MRCVS

Veterinary surgeon

<p>Emily graduated from Durham University in 2012 with a BSc. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She then moved on to study at Bristol University, where she received her qualifications to practice as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2017. She now looks forward to developing her interests in cardiology and imaging. In her spare time, Emily enjoys attempting to train her two cheeky spaniels, Rosie and Poppy.</p>
Emily Latchford

BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon