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, MRCVS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Orthopaedics

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Anne Greenwood

Anne Greenwood

Director | BVM&S, MRCVS

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Lucy Hartwell

Lucy Hartwell

Associate Director | BA, VetMB, MRCVS

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Prathayini Parameswaran

Prathayini Parameswaran

Associate | BVetMed, PGCertSAM, MRCVS

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Vickie Chalcraft

Vickie Chalcraft

Practice Administrator & Veterinary Nurse | RVN

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Rachael McCarron

Rachael McCarron

Veterinary Nurse | RVN

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Karly Herriott

Karly Herriott

Veterinary Nurse | RVN

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Linda Fernandez

Linda Fernandez

Veterinary Nurse | RVN

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Sophie McSwiney

Sophie McSwiney

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Zara Ware

Zara Ware

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!
I am really excited to have joined the Wilbury family. I graduated from Cambridge in 2013 and have thoroughly enjoyed working in general practice ever since. I have developed a particular interest in both veterinary dentistry and laparoscopic surgery techniques (something we now offer at Wilbury Vets). When I am not working I enjoy the outdoors with my two dogs (Mabel & Lily) and I am at my happiest when on holiday in the mountains, either hiking, biking or snowboarding!
I graduated from The University of Melbourne (Australia) in 2008. Since then I have worked in veterinary clinics in Australia, the U.K and more recently in New Zealand where I lived, worked, hiked and skied for the last eighteen months. I have recently made the move to the U.K with my partner, who is Brittish, to be closer to his family. We chose Brighton for its vibrancy and community feel. I’m looking forward to working at Wilbury and being part of a team who provide such a personal service to their patients and clients. Prior to my time in New Zealand I spent time volunteering for veterinary organisations in Madagascar and India. In both places I was part of a team helping to educate people on how to look after their pets as well as providing veterinary care for animals, both wild and domestic, in regions where it was lacking. I hope to continue to be involved in these kind of projects as looking after animals in need is a large part of why I became a veterinarian in the first place. As well as hiking and camping, in my spare time I love cooking, yoga and reading.
I decided when I was seven that I was going to be a vet and I finally graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (London) in 1996. After spending two years up in Lancashire working mainly in large animal practice I came back down South. Kent was home for 18 years and was where I start working solely with pets. It was when one of our cats developed kidney disease and my dog liver failure that I developed my particular interest in internal medicine. We moved to the coast five years ago, our little Border terrier lived the dream spending his retirement by the sea. We still play host to a rescue cat Bob and I have now added Tai Chi to my other great loves of travel, reading and swimming. This summer we bought a SUP - lets say its lucky I can swim!
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
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.
I qualified in August 2013. I have got a keen interest in feline and rabbit medicine and I really enjoy radiography. I have 2 cats, 2 dogs and a horse. In my spare time I'm enjoy spending time down the stables and riding her.
I studied in Dublin and graduated in the summer of 2016 before moving over to England to begin my career as a veterinary nurse. After working for a year in Hastings I joined the Wilbury team in October 2017. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but am interested in anaesthesia and physiotherapy in particular. Outside of work I enjoy exploring the UK and travelling home to visit my family and two horses!
Karly started at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery as a kennel assistant in 2009 and went on to train as a veterinary nurse, qualifying in summer 2013. Karly had a menagerie of animals growing up, some of whom were adopted from the animal sanctuary she did work experience at. Nowadays, Karly’s time is taken up by being both an advocate and mother of her own little superhero, Loui Legend who was born in Feb 2015 with a rare condition that she didn’t know about till birth which means he requires 24hr care. Karly is now with us on Fridays only but is hoping to increase her hours again as Loui gets older. Karly enjoys being in the great outdoors, getting out on her motorbike when she can and learning British Sign Language alongside her family for Loui.
Linda has recently qualified as a fully Qualified Veterinary Nurse, gaining great results including a merit award. Linda enjoys studying life sciences and has also gained a Biology degree from the University of Sussex. To relax, Linda enjoys spending time with her cat Luma, going on bike rides and creating arts and crafts. Linda loves working at Wilbury Veterinary Surgery because of its family-like team, independent status, and empathetic treatment of patients.
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2000. Since then my passion has been for the more unusual patient. I spent 10 years working in exotic referral and zoo practice and gained my certificate in exotic animal nursing. I also love to travel and whenever possible combine this with my qualification. Working alongside various volunteer projects, I have nursed primates, pangolin, large cats and elephants in Thailand and Africa. I have recently returned from my dream adventure to Madagascar!
I’m a Student Veterinary Nurse studying at the Royal Veterinary College. I have been part of the Wilbury Team since 2016, starting of as a part time Kennel Assistant whilst studying at Sixth Form College. I love working at Wilbury and love learning amongst a super-friendly and knowledgeable team of vets, nurses, kennel assistants and receptionists. I’m lookingforward to qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2020 and hopefully continuing my studies and achieving a Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, as well as being at the stables with the horses.
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.
Zara has always had a lifelong ambition to work alongside animals. Zara gained valuable experience in animal care working at the sea life centre before joining Wilbury in May 2017 continuing her passion in the industry. She loves all animals but her favourite is dogs! In her spare time she enjoys reading, horse riding and spending time with her family.