Meet our team

At Parish Lane Vets our professional team of vets and nurses care passionately about animals and treat every patient as a sentient being. Every member of our team is hand selected for their compassion and ability to go above and beyond for our clients. They have the skills to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class veterinary treatment.


Veterinary Surgeon

Rachel MRCVS

Rachel is our very own Royal Veterinary College graduate and has been practising in London since 2016. Since joining us in 2018 Rachel has furthered her keen interest in ultrasound and developing her cardiac scanning ability, complimenting her passion for taking medicine cases forward when they require further investigation! Rachel began her certificate in advanced ultrasound in 2021.

Having a very keen interest in client care and relationships, Rachel loves nothing more than being in consult. There’s no hiding in theatre for Rachel, however, she still very much enjoys time for routine and soft tissue surgery.

Away from the surgery Rachel’s interests are travelling around Asia, America and Africa, rock climbing and art.


Veterinary Surgeon

Mary Louise MVB MRCVS

Mary Louise graduated from the University College in Dublin in 2011 and has since been fortunate to gain a multitude of high level surgical and medicine experience in many prestigious hospitals around the UK.

Working in London since 2018 Mary Louise has vast experience in advanced ultrasound, complex medicine investigations, soft tissue surgery and dental procedures which require a more sophisticated technique. Mary Louise recently gained an advanced qualification in Small Animal Medicine, which has enhanced her knowledge to diagnose and treat more involved and complex medical cases.

As a valued member of our London’s Best Vet 2020 Team, Mary Louise’s experienced is much respected in consultations at our Streatham Hill hospital and our Mayow Veterinary Surgery. She can be found at our Streatham Hill hospital Monday to Wednesday and Thursday’s and Friday’s at our Mayow Veterinary Surgery.

Outside of the vets, Mary Louise enjoys writing articles for national newspapers (on veterinary matters!) and playing the piano accordion!

Mary Louise MVB MRCVS:

Veterinary Surgeon

Harriett MRCVS

Qualifying from the prestigious Massey university in 2016 Harriett has proudly joined our London’s Best Vet 2020 team directly from New Zealand.

Harriett’s first years as a veterinary surgeon were spent in a busy veterinary hospital in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with vast experience gained in first opinion veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgery. Harriett is also extremely confident with emergency surgery having many years experience of being the first port of call back home!

Priding herself on practicing gold-standard medicine and client care, Harriett enjoys meeting new clients in consultations as well as performing more complex surgeries in theatre.

Outside of veterinary life, Harriett enjoys playing football, running, trekking and exploring what the UK and Europe have to offer!

Harriett MRCVS:


Rachel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2023 with a keen interest in small animal and shelter medicine. She moved to London in 2019 from San Diego, California after earning her bachelor’s degree in general biology. During the pandemic, she worked as a VCA at our Mayow and Streatham Hill branches and was very excited to work with the team again as a vet in September of 2023. She loves the diversity of the job and how every day is different and is looking forward to enhancing her skills at our different clinics.
Outside of work, Rachel loves hiking and exploring London with her husband, as well as cooking, crocheting, and playing with her rescue cat Jiji. Now that London is her home base, she hopes to travel much more and bring her veterinary practice abroad through spay/neuter clinics and shelter medicine practices.

Vet Nurses

Senior Veterinary Nurse


Annika gained her Veterinary Nurse Diploma in her homeland, Finland in 2003.

Upon completion she moved to Spain, where she gained lots of experience while working in various referral hospitals before moving to England in 2010 to further her career.

Annika is very passionate about her profession and has become the first Finnish Vet Nurse to register with the RCVS.

Annika Senior Veterinary Nurse:

Veterinary Nurse


Emily is currently in the final year of studying veterinary nursing at Central College of Animal Studies.

She have worked in veterinary practices for the last 5 years and have developed a keen interest in inpatient care and ultrasonography.

Through college she has had the opportunity to learn to handle many exotic animals from baby corn snakes to tree frogs.

In the future Emily hopes to work with more exotic animals through their increasing popularity.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time at the gym or looking after her dog and adoptive chinchilla.

Emily Veterinary Nurse:

Student Veterinary Nurse


After leaving school Sian attended college and studied Animal Care and Animal Management. Whist at college she worked at her local veterinary surgery as a Saturday receptionist. Sian joined Mayow Veterinary Surgery in April 2013 as a Student Veterinary Nurse.

Sian has a particular interest in patient care and loves being in theatre. She loves working with the team and takes pride in providing great care for all the clients and their pets.

Sian is very close to finishing her studies for her diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work, Sian enjoys spending time with her young daughter, Connie and caring for her Mayow rescue dog, Poppy and her three cats Toffee, Treacle and Mayow rescue Izzy.


Student Veterinary Nurse


Kate is a Student Veterinary Nurse, working hard to become an RVN. Before joining DNA Team, Kate worked in a busy clinic in Kent as a VCA for 3 years. Kate finished her master’s degree in Zoology in Poland and discovered her passion for caring for patients when volunteering at Wildlife Sanctuary in Canada.

Kate loves all aspects of nursing, with medical nursing being her favourite. She enjoys spending time with hospitalized patients and giving them all big doses of TLC.

Outside of work Kate cares for her three rescued cats, plays board games, and spends time practicing yoga.


Veterinary Care Assistant


Hannah joined our Mayow team in 2020 after spending 3 years working between busy veterinary surgeries in South London and supporting hospital teams in wards, the operating theatre and on reception. Whilst Hannah loves being with the pets, helping them to recover post operation, she also enjoys meeting new and old faces in our reception.

Hannah will be starting her official student nurse training with us shortly.


Support Team

Veterinary Receptionist


Valerie joined Parish Lane Vets in 2020, bringing with her over 7 years of valuable local veterinary reception experience. She loves getting to know our fantastic clients and greeting your gorgeous pets every day.

Outside of work, Valerie enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with her two guinea pigs Ice Cream and Gina.

Veterinary Receptionist


Our popular veterinary receptionist Felicity has been working at our Mayow Veterinary Surgery and Parish Lane Vets since October 2020 after returning from living in Australia for 3 years. Having a passion for customer service and pets, this position was the perfect fit for such an avid animal lover.

Felicity like to travel and enjoys macramé and reading a good book. She is starting a Zoology degree in September 2021, after which she hopes to combine her love of animals and travelling with conservation.