Open 7 days a week (consultations by appointment) Monday to Friday 8am-7pm Saturday 8-am-4pm Sunday 8am-4pm

Our staff

Dwynwen Palmer RVN Owner, Veterinary Nurse

Dwynwen Palmer RVN Owner, Veterinary Nurse

Dwynwen has worked in veterinary practice since 1993 and was awarded a veterinary nurse qualification by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1996.Dwynwen moved to London from North Wales in 1995, starting as a student nurse at Animal Medical Centre, Dwynwen progressed to head nurse and then on to become the practice owner in 2007. Since becoming the owner of the clinic, Dwynwen has developed an already established practice, focusing on wellness and customised preventative health care for pets as well as client education and opened our very popular garden cattery in July 2007. Dwynwen is passionate about the service we provide to both clients and pets at Animal Medical Centre and is resolute in offering the most up to date veterinary care and treatment, whilst working with the most caring vets, nurses and receptionist. Dwynwen has two Snowshoe cats called Chilliwack and Athabasca and lives with her family in West Hampstead.

Our Veterinary Surgeons and their role at the Animal Medical Centre London Veterinary surgeons work to safeguard the health and welfare of animals, and to prevent disease in animals and the spread of any diseases. The job of Jack, Tonje and Giovanni is to combine their knowledge of animal physiology, nutrition and medicine with practical skills to diagnose illnesses, prescribe medicines and perform surgery. Vets working in general practice are responsible for the medical and surgical treatment of animals that come into their care

Giovanni Soliman DVM MRCVS

Giovanni Soliman DVM MRCVS

Giovanni graduated from the University of Milan in October 2013.

Gio moved to the UK in 2014 and has worked in private and charity practice in and around London before starting at Animal Medical Centre in 2015.

Gio enjoys many aspects of small animal practice, from medicine and diagnostics to surgery and emergency and is studying towards an RCVS certificate in internal medicine.

Outside of work, Giovanni enjoys art and design exhibitions, as well as music events and travelling.

 

Dr Livia Benigni DVM, MRCVS, CertVDI, DipECVDI, PGCertAP, FHEA

Dr Livia Benigni DVM, MRCVS, CertVDI, DipECVDI, PGCertAP, FHEA

After graduating in 1997 from the University of Pisa in Italy, Livia worked for three years in Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at the National Veterinary School of Alfort and in private practice in Paris (France). Then she moved to London and undertook diagnostic imaging specialist training for four years at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London. During this time she gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (CertVDI) and in 2005, the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (DipECVDI). Dr Benigni worked at the RVC for further 10 years as a faculty member and clinical radiologist until 2015. During her time in academia Dr Benigni obtained the Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCertAP) and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

 

Livia has many years of experience in all aspects of clinical application of diagnostic imaging, including image-guided biopsy techniques. She is particularly interested in the use of ultrasound and CT for the investigation and diagnosis of thoracic and abdominal diseases.

Livia has been an invited speaker at many national and international congresses and is widely published and respected in the veterinary field. She regularly provides diagnostic imaging CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in the UK and abroad for veterinary professionals.

 

James Creasey BVSc (Hons) Cert SAS MRCVS

James Creasey BVSc (Hons) Cert SAS MRCVS

James graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 2003 after which he joined the PDSA in Romford as a veterinary surgeon with a surgical bias. James spent 5 years working at Romford PDSA and seeing practice at the RVC. James passed his Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2009. Since 2009 he has worked as Group head of surgery for a busy group dealing with all complicated surgical cases and offering in house referrals for practices in London and Essex.

Working in very busy environment he has a broad range of experience at dealing with complex soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical cases. He enjoys all aspects of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, but has particular interests in arthroscopy, the management of complex trauma cases, ENT and laparoscopic surgery.

Babis Koffas DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

Babis Koffas DVM PhD DipECVIM – CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

Babis graduated from the Aristotle University Veterinary School in Thessaloniki in Greece in 1988. After spending time as an intern and working in small animal practice, he then completed a PhD in feline cardiomyopathies at The Royal School of Veterinary Studies at The University of Edinburgh in 2003. 

Next, Babis did a residency in small animal cardiology at The Royal Veterinary College in London. He then became a Diplomat of the European College of International Medicine (Cardiology) in 2007. 

Babis has been offering referral services for small animals with cardiorespiratory disease in the South East of England (including London) since 2007. He has had work published widely and has presented and lectured both nationally and internationally. 

 

Babis enjoys all aspects of small animal cardiorespiratory medicine and has a particular interest in interventional cardiology.

Phillippa Crowter MRCVS

Phillippa Crowter MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon Philippa Crowter

Our Veterinary Nurses, and their role at the Animal Medical Centre London

Veterinary nurses are very important in a veterinary practice, working with veterinary surgeons to help provide a high standard of care for our patients.Our nurses, Ilona, Holly and Chris are involved in preparing pets for life saving procedures and assisting the veterinary surgeons during surgery and treatments.

Nurses help the vets perform diagnostic tests and screening tests, give medical treatment, and assist with dentistry and radiography. Our nurses are commited to offering all pets the ultimate in nursing care, please contact the nurses for advice clinical@amcvetlondon.co.uk

Here at AMC our veterinary nurses also hold the very special role of the responsibility of our cattery - ensuring not only a luxurious but a safe stay for our feline clients, while their owners are away.

Holly Gaffney SVN

Holly Gaffney SVN

Holly has been with AMC since June 2011. Holly studied equine studies at the University of Brighton and has a keen interest in all things animal.  Holly has recently moved from the reception team to the nurses team and is studying towards her veterinary nursing qualification.

 In her spare time, Holly like socialising, reading and spending time with her beautiful cat Rex and bouncy Labrador Floyd.

 

 

Ilona Bruce BA (Hons) RVN

Ilona Bruce BA (Hons) RVN

Ilona qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 and has worked in a variety of veterinary practices since 2007.  Ilona has a BA (Hons) in English and Modern history from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, but has always dreamt of becoming a veterinary nurse.

Ilona enjoys all aspects of nursing but has a keen interest in feline medicine and surgery.

 

Claire Dervan

Claire Dervan

Cattery Assistant Claire Dervan

Stephen Bird

Stephen Bird

Stephen Bird Cattery Assisitant

Andreea Roman

Andreea Roman

Andreea Roman Patient Care Assistant

Our Reception Team

No problem is too big or too small for our receptionists and they are always ready to give a helping hand with an empathetic ear. They are the best people to ask about anything from insurance companies, to mini-cabs that are happy to take pets, to contacts of people who dog walk in the area.

Mona and Clare our receptionists are passionate about customer care as well as pet care, they are able to help with any query such as pet insurance issues and advice, booking into our Cat Hotel, help with finding local groomers or dog walkers as well as securing an appointment with your favourite vet or nurse.

please contact our wonderful reception team reception@amcvetlondon.co.uk

 

 

Mona Tiu

Mona Tiu

Mona joined the Animal Medical Centre team in November 2014 as Client Care Manager and head of the reception team. She enjoys looking after our wonderful clients, whether it's dealing with pet insurance queries or simply arranging an appointment with your favourite vet.

Mona has had pets since she was a little girl and is passionate about their welfare. Mona's interest lies in the close relationship and bond that our owners have with their pet companions.

 

Clare Burrows

Clare Burrows

Clare joined the AMC in June 2016. Prior to joining, Clare lived and worked in New Zealand & Australia for 3 years, also spending her time travelling Asia extensively. She studied outside broadcasting at Buckinghamshire University and has a keen interest in wildlife filming. Clare has always loved animals and has always had pets growing up, she currently cares for her two lovely moggies Amber & Phoebe. Clare's hobbies include arts & crafts, crochet, travel and baking.

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Our Cat Hotel

When your kitties come to stay in our luxury penthouses their primary carers are our veterinary nurses, Ilona, Holly and Chris . However, we also have our cattery assistants, Stephen and Clare working behind the scenes to make their stay better than imagined. Stephen and Clare are highly dedicated to the safety, cleanliness, love and care of our holidaymakers.
All single, double, triple and quadruple penthouses include exercise area and ramp, scratchposts,toys and bedding. the penthouses are individially heated with panel heaters so that all cats are snug and warm.

We are able to take bookings for our cattery up to one year in advance, so if you do have an inkling that you will be going away and needing this service it is always good to call up, or drop in and reserve a penthouse. AMC has an outdoor cattery with single, double and adjoining penthouses, our indoor cattery has single, double, tiple, quadruple and adjoining penthouses.

Terms and conditions apply.

Prices include meals, bedding, toys and scratch post. The qualified nurses are able to cater for any medication requirements including insulin injections, this is at an extra cost.
Please note that double rates apply on bank holidays. Always make sure to bring any bedding or toys that your cat may want on their stay, and feel free to call and or email us while you are away to check on the happiness of your feline loved one!

Please contact Cattery@amcvetlondon.co.uk or call 020 8450 2228 if you have any queries

 

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