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Dane Walker MA VetMB GPCert (SAS) MRCVS, Head Veterinary Surgeon

Dane qualified from Cambridge University in 2000. Since then he has worked in all
aspects of small animal work in many practices across London. His interests include surgery and ultrasound.  Dane also holds a post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery and spends a considerable part of his time in the operating theatre.

Dane does not currently have any pets but along with all the other staff he looks after our rescue practice cat, Noodle.

In his spare time Dane enjoys art (sculpture), swimming and water-polo.

Erika, DVM. MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon

Erika graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, USA, in 2010. She initially worked in equine medicine transitioning to small animal general practice in 2013. 

Erika moved to the UK in 2016 joining us here at Mitcham in early 2017. 

In the clinic, Erika especially enjoys surgery and is planning to undertake specialist ultrasound training.

When not taking care of your pets, Erika spends time at home with her husband and two very well-travelled cats! Erika's interests outside of work include Argentine tango and travel.

Francesca, Veterinary Surgeon

Francesca joined our permanent South London Vet Team in 2017 after a very promising career journey so far. 

Qualifying in 2013 from Bologna, Italy, when Francesca first arrived in the UK she was an intern at an extremely popular referral centre, before moving on to practice in a multi vet surgery in Berkshire until 2016. 

Francesca's role with us helps to satisfy her talent and enthusiasm for soft tissue surgery and she also has a keen interest in oncology surgery as well as general medicine.

 Being a huge small animal fan, she has a much loved 11 year old crossbreed called Jack.

When not in surgery Francesca likes abstract painting, dancing and surfing in her favourite location, Portugal!

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