We are a small animal hospital in Gorleston and a small animal practice in Lowestoft, first established in 1984. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and provide our own 24-hour emergency care at our Gorleston Hospital.
Elissa is our clinical director. She graduated in 2007 from Glasgow University and came here immediately after graduation and has never left. Elissa loves the varied nature of her role, meeting clients and working with our teams across both sites to ensure we deliver and offer the very best to the animals in our care. Outside of work her family keep her on her toes and she has a love of walking and rugby.
Alison Allen BA MB MRCVS
Alison qualified from Cambridge in 1987 and joined the practice in 1990. Her particular interests are surgical, especially orthopaedics, but also all the tricky soft tissue procedures we do in the practice. Outside of work she enjoys birdwatching and breeding and showing her pedigree Southdown sheep. As well as keeping 40+ sheep, Alison has a Jack Russell, a Burmese cat and 11 chickens.
Elise Harding MRCVS
Elise graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 and worked in small animal practice in rural Victoria for three years before moving to the UK, where she has worked at The Veterinary Hospital ever since. She has a special interest in internal medicine and enjoys diagnostic ultrasound scanning. Outside of work, Elise loves travelling and walking in the countryside with her three-legged Kelpie called Bart.
Alex Parker-Nicholls BVetMed MRCVS
Alex graduated from The Royal Veterinary College, London in 2016. His particular interest lies in surgery and he is currently undertaking the RCVS Certificate of Advance Veterinary Practice (GSAS). Alex performs both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery with a particular interest in the more advanced soft tissue cases. In his spare time he plays saxophone and piano and enjoys clay pigeon shooting. He has two cats named Bramble and Autumn and two ponies named India and Rocket.
Caitlin Rowe BVMS MRCVS
Caitlin graduated from Glasgow University in July 2016. She has a particular interest in surgery and emergency and critical care, working as a night vet at the hospital dealing with emergency cases out of hours, and as day vet at the Lowestoft branch. Outside of work her time is largely spent with Jenson, her unruly Great Dane.
Tim Smith BVSc MRCVS
Tim graduated in July 2015 from the University of Bristol and started work at the Veterinary Hospital soon after. He enjoys most areas of veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in surgery. Outside of work Tim enjoys experimenting with new recipes and clay pigeon shooting, among other hobbies. He has a Border Collie named Tess.