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 a long time ago 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 flocks of Romney and Southdown sheep, as well as keeping a small herd of pedigree Red Poll cattle. Alison has a Jack Russell called Blossom, a Burmese cat called Leo and 6 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 has recently completed the RCVS Certificate of Advance Veterinary Practice in general small animal surgery. Alex is interested in all aspects of surgery, both orthopaedics and some of the more advanced soft tissue surgery cases, taking referrals in the area. In his spare time he plays saxophone and piano and enjoys clay pigeon shooting. He has two cats named Bramble and Autumn and a Labrador named Webley.
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 is currently working towards a certificate in emergency and critical care. Outside of work her time is largely spent with Jenson, her unruly Great Dane.