Carl Gorman BVSc MRCVS
Carl took over the clinic in 1989 and since then it has grown from a single vet practice to its current size. He has an interest in many aspects of veterinary care, including expertise in exotics and orthopaedic surgery. He has introduced laser surgery and therapeutic laser to West Berkshire. Carl is an editor of a veterinary journal, and has written books (The Aged Dog, Clients and Pets and Vets) as well as contributing articles to journals. He is currently Honorary Secretary of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, and a member of Surrey Vet School’s Admissions Regulatory Group. Carl is a keen tennis player and will have crossed rackets with many clients over the years. Three dogs, four cats and three tortoises share his home.
James Bishop BVM BVS MRCVS
James qualified in 2018 from the University of Nottingham. He has undertaken a training programme with us and intends on developing his surgical skills to become our future orthopaedic surgeon. With surgery being James’ main interest in the veterinary profession, he also enjoys imaging of the heart, emergency medicine and of course endless puppy consults (cuddles). His main interests outside of work are clay pigeon shooting, country pursuits, gardening, motor sport and he isn’t a bad baker! He has a black Labrador of his own and shares a fox red Labrador with his girlfriend.
Peter Carr BVM&S BSc MRCVS
Peter joined the clinic in 1996. He has a wide range of interests both medical and surgical. A very popular vet with his clients, he holds the general practitioner certificate in medicine. He is a cat and tortoise owner, and rather good at badminton.
Hannah Hetreed VetMB BA MRCVS
Hannah joined the practice in June 2018 but has lived in the area and worked in Reading for over 10 years. She works two days a week and some Saturdays and has broad interests in medicine and surgery. She is kept busy the rest of the time looking after her two children and black Labrador and in her spare time enjoys dog walking, karate, food (cooking, baking and eating!) and listening to and playing music.
Katharine Jagger VetMB MA MRCVS
Katharine qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 2015 after a previous career in software development, and joined the practice in May 2018. She lives locally with her partner Mike and their imaginatively named cat, Kittykat. She is also an experienced rabbit owner, and has been known to hand-rear baby hedgehogs. When not vetting, Katharine enjoys time spent in nature, assorted handicrafts, and trying with varying degrees of success to keep her unruly garden under control. She can also bake a good lemon cake.
Fiona Marshall BVMS MRCVS
Fiona joined the practice in 2000 and works two days a week and most Saturdays. A very experienced vet who has worked in America, she is always full of enthusiasm. She firmly believes in having slim and fit pets. Fiona is also a Clinical Instruction Mentor for students from Surrey Vet School. At home she keeps Labradors so has plenty of expertise with hungry dogs.
Peter Woolley BVetMed MRCVS
Peter has been with us since 1994 and has been part of the major practice growth over the years. Rarely flustered, Peter will be a calming influence. He also does our weekly Cats Protection visits. Peter is a dab hand with duck and other waterfowl as well as other birds. He has children, a terrier, a tortoise, guinea pigs and Bantams to keep him occupied at home.