Meet the Staff

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.

Peter Haggis

Peter Haggis

Director | BVM&S, Cert SAO, AP (Orthopaedics), MRCVS

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Anne Greenwood

Anne Greenwood

Director | BVM&S, MRCVS

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Bronwen Eastwood

Bronwen Eastwood

Associate | BSc, BVetMed, Cert GP (SAP), MRCVS

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Zoe Coker

Zoe Coker

Associate | BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MRCVS

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Alice Duvernois

Alice Duvernois

Associate | BVetMed, MRCVS

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Vickie Chalcraft

Vickie Chalcraft

Practice Administrator & Veterinary Nurse | RVN

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Catherine Gower

Catherine Gower

Veterinary Nurse | RVN

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Katie Facia

Katie Facia

Veterinary Nurse | Grad dip VN, RVN

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Karly Herriott

Karly Herriott

Veterinary Nurse | RVN

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Linda Fernandez

Linda Fernandez

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Primrose Manning

Primrose Manning

Kennel Assistant & Receptionist

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Jess Smart

Jess Smart

Receptionist & Kennel Assistant

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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 piano.
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!
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.
Alice is currently based in Brighton but she truly is an international vet. She’s French by origin and speaks the language fluently, but has since lived in the USA, Hong Kong and London. Her extensive experience has been gained by working for years in busy veterinary clinics in the UK and abroad, including the large PDSA charity hospital in Brighton where she was in charge of a large team treating thousands of pets. As well as being an very experienced in medicine and surgery, Alice is also passionate about alternative therapies and is well known for her pet acupuncture service that she runs in London and Sussex. Media wise – Alice has experience in TV, radio and public speaking where she uses her expertise to communicate passionately about pet health issues and education.
Vickie started working at Wilbury in August 1999 and all these years later she is still here! After working as head nurse for 15 years her role changed to Practice Administrator so she could enjoy a good work-life balance whilst raising her young family. She runs the nurse clinics and is involved in nurse training & mentoring , processing insurance forms and co-ordinating the Wilbury Pet Health Club.
Laura joined Wilbury Vets in February 2012. Laura started her career in animal care working for the Dogs Trust in Shoreham, before moving into 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 four rescue dogs, keeping life exciting! In 2016 Laura was promoted to be part of our Head Nurse team and completed the certificate in anaesthesia. Laura is a keen runner and took part in the Brighton Marathon earlier this year. She loves playing sports, especially netball and enjoys the great outdoors with her friends and the dogs combined!
Amanda qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. She joined the Wilbury team in January 2015 as a Locum and soon became a full time member of staff. She recently has been promoted joining the head nurse team. Amanda enjoys most aspects of nursing but does have a particular interest in cats and has recently obtained a certificate in feline behaviour. Out of work Amanda plays the piano and is currently working through her grades. She also has an interest in various outdoor activities including walking, cycling and water sports. She lives at home with her husband and cat Fizz
Keira started nursing in 2007 and qualified as an RVN in 2010. Previous to this she gained a diploma in sports therapy and also completed diplomas in holistic and natural therapies. Her other keen interest lies in the anatomy and physiology associated with the skeleton and movement. Keira has combined her love of nursing with her interest in injury and rehabilitation to become a qualified myotherapist and can directly influence muscle structures and other body systems through the application of massage techniques. Keira lives with her beautiful cats Peaches and in her spare time enjoys playing racket sports, running, cycling and dancing!
Anna joined us in October 2016. She qualified as an RVN in 2010 and since has worked in a range of practices from first opinion to a busy referral hospital. She has an interest in anaesthesia and pain relief and has recently completed a Nursing Certificate in Anaesthesia. At home she has a horse and 2 dogs. Poppy the Jack Russell and Maggie a pug who she hand reared from birth as she was born with a cleft palate.
Katie started working for us in 2003 as a receptionist and went on to complete her nurse training with us in 2007. She then spent three years studying for her post Graduate diploma in Clinical in Professional nursing which she passed with a distinction. Katie left her position of head nurse and a full time team member in 2016 but still works work with us as a locum nurse on occasion alongside running her own new business. Katie lives with her husband and two cats Walter and Wilson.
Karly started at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery as a kennel assistant in 2009. She is now our newest fully qualified veterinary nurse, having passed her final exams with flying colours in summer 2013! Following work experience at an animal sanctuary a decade ago, Karly fostered (which quickly turned into adopted) Zippi, a chichilla. Earlier this year a suitable partner, Pinky, was found and with a lot of perseverance and time Pinky final moved in with Zippi last month......friends for life! In her spare time Karly enjoys being in the great outdoors, working out in the gym with her boyfrend and going on road trips in her dream car: a beautiful black Golf GTi!
Linda is the newest member of the team at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery and she joins us with a Biology degree from the University of Sussex. Linda enjoys voluntary dog walking for the RSPCA and the ‘The Cinnamon Trust’ and also volunteers for a local hen sanctuary. To relax, Linda enjoys spending time with her cat Luma, going on bike rides and creating arts and crafts.
Before joining Wilbury, Primrose had volunteered at a number of animal sanctuaries both in the UK and abroad, looking after various animals from cats and dogs to elephants and baboons. Primrose works primarily as a kennel assistant, taking care of the animals and assisting the nurses. Her passion is behaviour, and she has achieved a Masters in Animal Behaviour from the University of Exeter. Outside of work she loves photography, art and crafts and swimming, as well as spending time with her boyfriend and cat Mimi.
Jess joins us with a BSc Geography degree from the University of Sussex. Jess had spent 4 years working in pet retail after her degree and is very happy to be carrying on her career working with animals. In her spare time she likes to take walks, see her family and reading.