Our Waltham Forest veterinary team understands how much your pet means to you. Their knowledge and experience ensures that your pet is always in good hands.
Anton is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse who truly loves working with animals and brings professional skills into our practice. He graduated in Russia in 2005 and has been working with us since we opened our Waltham Forest branch. Anton mainly focuses on internal medicine and preventative care for pets.
He is a super positive person who makes our team happy and ensures that all pets are comfortable to stay with us. He supports RSPCA SE London and continues his VBM study at the University of Liverpool.
Since a young age Stevie has always had a keen interest in animals. From the age of 3 she started horse riding lessons and 22 years later she still rides nearly every day. She has a diploma with distinction in Equine Psychology and she currently is studying her GCSE Maths to enable he to later study to become a Veterinary Nurse.
Stevie has many animals including Cody, the boxer (her favourite pet), three hand reared cats, Arniemo, Bertie and Boudica and two horses Belle and Arrow. Together with her partner they have 22 animals!
Sarah was born in London and has lived there for most her life. She has a 4-year-old daughter, 2 rescue cats and a very naughty main coon called Bear. Her interests include swimming at the Olympic pool and cooking up new recipes in the kitchen Sarah hopes one day to make her dream a reality of becoming a veterinary nurse.
Before Stephanie started working at the vet, her adopted French Bulldog Lulu was a regular at the practise. Despite always being prodded and poked due to reoccurring health problems, Lulu continues to enjoy visiting the Vets and being cared for by the staff. Steph hopes to one day grow her furry family by rehoming more French bulldogs that are in need of some good TLC as they reach their senior years. In her spare time, Steph likes to visit design shows, painting and crafting.
Megan has been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2011. Since Megan has qualified she has worked within the UK and has volunteered abroad for various animal charities.
Megan has 1 cat called Tabitha (who she was only meant to foster for 1 month but still has her over 3 years later!). Megan has a special interest in animal behaviour and in her spare time she likes to explore all that London has to offer.
Dario Ambrogio – CertAVP MRCVS
Dario was born in Italy and spent his childhood living in a big house with horses, dogs and cats. Dario used to do horse riding (show jumping) until he started studying at the University of Veterinary Science of Bologna. After a few years spent in mixed animal practices in Italy, Belgium and Netherland, he moved to London in 2012.
Dario worked for the PDSA for 3 1/2 years and studied a designed certificate in small animal surgery at the University of Liverpool. Working within a very busy environment he developed strong skills in dealing with complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. In May 2017 Dario graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Professional Studies Award (PgCert VPS). In January 2018 he was recognised by the RCVS as an Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cert AVP).
Dario’s main interests are orthopaedic and management of complex trauma cases. In his free time, he practice’s rock climbing and loves going on kite surfing holidays in the summer and skiing holidays in the winter.
Tim Montgomery Bsc BVMS MRCVS
Tim qualified at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, in 2014. He spent his first few years in practice working in, and then managing, a busy mixed animal practice in Karratha – situated in the far north west of Western Australia. After three years of wildly diverse experience in this amazing part of the world, he and his wife made the decision to move to London, where Tim spent a year working in small animal practices around the UK. Tim considers himself a generalist and loves all aspects of small animal practice – from emergency surgery to behavioural medicine. When not working Tim loves to travel, write music, volunteer, or simply relax with friends at home. He has always enjoyed having a diverse range of exotic and domestic pets, and currently keeps company with a three-legged cat named Henry who hails from the Aussie outback, and an East African Egg-Eating Snake named Noodle.
Selma’s love for animals started when she was little and she got her first puppy Chupko. The passion grew further and that is when she decided she wanted to study Veterinary Medicine. Selma has been working as a Veterinary Care Assistant in London since 2017.
Selma says ‘it’s always a pleasure taking care and giving love to our little companions’. In her spare time she like to spend time with her ‘fluffy’ Hamster called Cookie.
Sharon joined The Vet, Waltham Forest in March 2019 having previously worked within the veterinary profession for many years in various roles. Her favourite role has always been reception as she loves being the first port of call for our clients.
Sharon has had many pets over the years but at the moment she has 1 cat called “ little cat” or LC for short.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, travelling and bird watching.
Emma joined The Vet in May 2018 following a 30 year career in fashion and department store retail management. She is extremely excited at the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of professionals and the chance to deliver the best experience possible for her new furry customers. Her favourite things in life are cats, handbags and Minstrels. She lives in Essex with her partner and 3 moggies that she “borrows” daily from her next door neighbour.
Coral-Leigh Rowland BSC (hons) RVN
Coral has always had a passion for animals, which motivated her to progress to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. She started her veterinary nursing degree in 2016 and graduated in 2019. Coral’s love for animals is broad and she has worked with small animals, wildlife and farm animals. Coral has participated in farming, lambing, alpaca walking, hand rearing meerkats and kittens. She owns three chihuahuas called Sonny, Tank and Buddy (who all require lots of cuddles).
Coral’s interests include reading, exploring and karate; which she has been doing since she was 4 years old. Coral achieved her 2nd dan (2nd degree black belt) in 2018.
Coral hopes to progress her skills as a Veterinary Nurse in the future and would like to gain more experience with a variety of species.
Dr Samantha Davis MA VetMB MRCVS
Sam graduated from St John’s college Cambridge in 2015 with degrees in Veterinary Medicine and Genetics. She began her career working with small animals in Brighton before travelling to Australia to work as a locum Vet. She now lives back in London and joined the team at The Vet in 2019. At home she has one dog, Humphrey, an energetic Labrador and volunteers for the charity Street Vet in her spare time. Her hobbies include Tottenham Hotspur, dancing and scuba diving.
Vito Miale DVM MRCVS
Vito graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Italy in 2004 and spent few years training in his home-country before moving to the UK. Vito has gained more than 10 years of experience as Veterinary Surgeon within the UK before joining The Vet in Waltham Forest in May 2019.
He enjoys carrying out both surgeries and consultations and he has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging. Vito is an enthusiast espresso drinker and in his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and reading scientific books.
Dr Jessica Simpson-Vernon MA VetMB MRCVS
Jessica qualified as a vet from Girton College at the University of Cambridge in 2016. She began domestic pet work in Bury St Edmund’s in a busy hospital then took a 4 month break to travel around South America. Whilst travelling Jessica volunteered at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Ecuador, working in particular with several species of Monkey as well as Sloths, Exotic Birds and Kinkajous. Now settled back in the UK she have joined The Vet team full time. Jessica has two pet guinea pigs Myrtle and Meredith who in June 2019 had the honour of being the ring bearers at her wedding(!). In Jessica’s spare time she enjoys playing tennis for her local club and travelling.