As well as excellent facilities we also have staff who are highly trained and very experienced. There are three permanent veterinary surgeons as well as visiting vets with special interests in various areas. Supporting them is a friendly and very professional team of veterinary nurses, receptionists, kennel assistants and a physiotherapist.
Partner | BVM&S, Cert SAO, MRCVS
Peter qualified in 1988 from Edinburgh University
and worked in several small animal practices before
developing an interest in orthopaedic surgery.
In 1994, Peter passed the RCVS Certificate in
Orthopaedic Surgery. Then, in 1995, he & Anne
decided the best way of working in their ideal practice
was to buy their own! After looking all over England
the charms of Hove lured them to settle in Wilbury
Avenue. Peter still sees routine consultations,
but most of his time is spent working on referral
orthopaedic cases and looking after the business.
Outside of work his passions include his family
(two horse-mad daughters!), sailing, swimming
and learning jazz piano.
Partner | BVM&S, MRCVS
Anne is a partner in Wilbury Veterinary Surgery. She is in the practice most days and is mainly involved in the management and administration of the practice.
She qualified from Edinburgh University in 1988 as a veterinary surgeon and after a short spell in private practice, embarked on a year 'volunteering' in West Africa. On her return to the UK she worked in a small animal practice in Hampshire where she developed an interest in internal medicine and the management of veterinary practices.
In 1995 Peter and Anne bought Wilbury Veterinary Surgery and proceeded to put their mark of personal service in a professional and friendly atmosphere on the practice. In 1999 Anne gave birth to Lucy and 2 years later to Florence. The girls, travel, horse riding, pets and gardening (particularly vegetables) use up any time that Anne is not at Wilbury!
Associate | BSc, BVetMed, Cert GP (SAP), MRCVS
Bronwen joined our team of vets in August 2012. She is widely experienced in small animal practice, having worked in Sussex, Belize and Egypt for 20 years. Her special interests are oncology and internal medicine and she is currently working for her RCVS certificate.
She set up the Ark Veterinary Clinic and Saga humane society in Belize and prior to this she spent time in Egypt working with the Sinai Wildlife Project rehabilitating white storks and helping to establish the first veterinary practice there. She is a member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network in the UK and previously in Belize.
Bronwen is a PADI Divemaster and her love of scuba assists greatly in her passion for travelling the world and exploring other cultures. She has recently been nominated onto the BVA overseas committee. She is a community governor for Saltdean Primary school and passed her level 2 British Sign Language exam in July 2011.
Associate | BSc, BVMS, MRCVS
Elaine worked part time for us in the summer 2012 then joined our team permanently in December 2012. She qualified from Glasgow and has worked exclusively in small animal practice since. Having travelled extensively with her family growing up - living in Germany, France and Canada - Elaine chose to settle in Brighton in 2006. Before qualifying, she studied zoology and worked at the Toronto Humane Society and Wildcare, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Ontario. After qualifying, she has worked in private practice and in association with the RSPCA, developing an interest in internal medicine, preventative medicine and animal welfare. She is currently working towards her RCVS certificate.
During her spare time, Elaine enjoys pilates, going to the theatre, spending time with her family (including her two cats) and renovating her flat.
Associate | BVetMed, MRCVS
Neville has been a veterinary surgeon since 1987 and has worked in Sydney, Hong Kong, Southwest London and now Brighton. He works at Wilbury part time when his busy travel schedule allows! Prior to becoming a veterinary surgeon he had a brief career as a dancer (appearing in a Kate Bush video) and worked in a props studio making specialist costumes and props. Whilst there he worked with Bananarama, Torvill and Dean, Bonnie Tyler and Benny Hill! He is passionate about travelling and enjoys walking, art, opera, good food and wine.
Associate | BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MRCVS
Zoë graduated from Edinburgh in 1999 and worked in a few small animal practices before settling at Wilbury in 2004. She is interested in all aspects of medicine and surgery and looks after the RCVS practice standards scheme. Since the birth of her children Eva in 2008, and Zac in 2012, she is working mainly behind the scenes on administration, but will hopefully join us part time in the future! She has one cat at home, Mimi, and in her spare time enjoys travelling, yoga, looking after her allotment and spending time with her family.
Head Nurse | RVN
Vickie is our head nurse and is part of the management team. Having qulaified in 1995, Vickie has worked here at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery since August 1999. She has four lovely cats all of which were originally strays. Her special interest is in cat behaviour and she has recently completed a feline behaviour problems course and has attained the advanced award in feline friendly nursing course with distinction.
Deputy Head Nurse | Head Surgical Nurse | RVN
Katie has worked at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery for eight years, working her way up to become our deputy head nurse in 2011. She also passed, in October 2012, the Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Professional Veterinary Nursing, with distinction. In particular, Katie is interested in surgical nursing. In her spare time Katie enjoys yoga, kickboxing and renovating her bungalow with her partner.
Veterinary Nurse | RVN
Catherine qualified as a veterinary Nurse in 2005 and has been at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery since qualifying. She particularly enjoys the nursing of rabbits and is always happy to offer advice on the species. She owns a Syrian hamster called ‘Boo’ and enjoys badminton and yoga.
Veterinary Nurse | RVN
Laura joined Wilbury Vets in February 2012. Laura started her career in animal care working for the Dogs Trust in Shoreham, before moving to a Veterinary Practice in 2007 as a Trainee Vet Nurse. Laura qualified as an RVN in 2009 and has continued her interest in dog behaviour ever since, this is displayed in her busy family household of five rescue dogs, keeping life exciting!
Laura is a keen runner and took part in the Brighton Half Marathon earlier this year. She loves playing sports, especially netball and enjoys the great outdoors with her friends and the dogs combined!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Karly started at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery as a kennel assistant in 2009. She is now a third year student veterinary nurse, having passed her first & second year exams with flying colours last summer! She owns Zippy, the chinchilla.
Glenda has worked part time within the practice for five years, covering reception on four mornings a week.
Glenda owns two setters (one English and one Gordon). Leonardo has competed at Crufts. In addition to her dogs, she also owns a cat, two tortoises and a rabbit.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Emma started at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery in April 2012 after moving to Brighton from Bristol. Emma has recently been promoted to trainee veterinary nurse and starts at Plumption college in September. She has always been surrounded by animals and has two collies, two labradors, a rescue pony and several chickens back home with her parents. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, playing the ukulele and taking photographs around Brighton