Our vets Sheena Milne qualified in 1988 and obtained her certificate in veterinary cardiology in 1994. She runs a referral service in cardiac and respiratory disease, and pets come from as far away as the Isle of Wight for treatment. She is interested in all aspects of medical treatment and is experienced in ultrasonography and endoscopy. Simon Burgess qualified in 1997. He joined the practice in 2002 and became a partner in 2010. He is interested in all areas of small animal surgery, particularly dental procedures. He also has a general practitioner certificate in western veterinary acupuncture and chronic pain management. In his spare time Simon takes part in off road Canicross with his Irish red and white setter Fern. Simon also has Kitkit the cat and Bailey the golden retriever. Hannah qualified from Liverpool in 2004 and joined the practice in 2008. She works part time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. She has a particular interest in medical cases and has completed a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Practice. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her two sons. Vanesa joined us in 2017 and will be working as part of our out-of-hours emergency team. Vanesa qualified in 2004 in Valencia, Spain. She started working in first opinion and out-of-hours in Spain but then decided to move to the UK in 2006. Since then she has spent time working in first opinion and out-of-hours clinics as well as completing a multidisciplinary internship at the VRCC. Vanesa has a deep interest in Emergency and Critical Care medicine and really enjoys working OOH. She has 2 rescued dogs called Lola and Bernie In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to the gym. Massimo joined us in 2017 and will be working as part of our out-of-hours emergency team. Massimo completed his degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Padova, Italy, in 2009. Massimo moved to the UK in 2010 to further his educational training, and completed advanced training in small animal medicine and surgery, neurology and neurosurgery in two referral hospitals. He has also recently obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with a special focus in internal medicine and emergency and critical care. In 2019 he gained a certificate in Fish Medicine and Aquatic Animal Health at the University of Udine and is now working towards a PhD in this subject. Besides work, Massimo is a keen music player and listener and loves to travel.