Philip Hanlon BVSc (Sydney) MRCVS
Philip qualified in Sydney in 1981. He started off in a rural practice in his homeland before he came to England on a cattle ship with 2000 cows. He joined the practice in December 1983 and became a Director in 1989. He has a keen interest in ophthalmology and has attended numerous eye courses including a two year structured ophthalmology course. He runs our Stony Stratford Branch but operates weekly at our main Hospital.
Philip Kilkenny BVSc MRCVS Philip qualified from Liverpool University in 1992. He originally spent time with us whilst still at school and continued to “see practice” here to gain practical experience whilst training. Upon graduating he joined the practice as a veterinary surgeon becoming a Director in 1995. Amongst other postgraduate training, Philip has undertaken a two year modular course in his particular interest, small animal medicine. He shares his time between our Veterinary Hospital and our Stony Stratford branch.
Debbie Kilkenny BVSc MRCVS
Debbie qualified with Philip from Liverpool University in 1992 having also spent much of her University holidays with us. Her initial employment was in a mixed small animal and equine practice in Southend where she worked for 18 months. Debbie joined this practice as a veterinary surgeon in December 1993 before becoming a Director at the same time as Philip in 1995. She has a specific interest in reptiles. She shares her time between our Veterinary Hospital and our Willen branch.
Rory Burke BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS
Rory qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996 and joined the group in September that year. He has attended surgical and radiology courses including two year structured modular courses in both subjects. Rory achieved the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2005 involving both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. He has a particular interest in orthopaedics and now performs most orthopaedic procedures within the practice. Rory joined the partnership in July 2006 and works mostly at our Hospital and Stony Stratford branch.
Andre Cilliers BVSc (Pretoria) GPCert(SAM) MRCVS
Andre joined the practice in 2002 after qualifying from the University of Pretoria and became a partner in 2012. He holds a ESPV General Practice Medicine Certificate and has a keen interest in Feline Medicine. He works mostly between the Walnut Tree Hospital and our Stoke Road branch, where he holds Cat Only Clinics on Tuesdays. He has three cats Bobbi, Marco and Ludi – possibly the best cats in the World.
Sonia Moulton BVSc MRCVS
Sonia has been working for Milton Keynes Vet Group for over 15 years. When she started the main surgery was our Stoke Road branch. She is interested in small animal medicine (particularly feline) and soft tissue surgery having attended courses on both subjects and she work at the Willen branch and the main Walnut Tree Hospital. She has 3 cats, 2 of which are RSPCA rescues, the other is a Burmese. When not at work, she enjoys Dragon Boat and outrigger canoe racing. She was lucky enough to be able to compete for her country in the World Dragon Racing Championships in 2011.
Lisa Gillett BVSc MRCVS
Lisa qualified from Bristol University in 1997, and initially joined the practice as part of the Emergency out of hour’s staff in Spring 1999. When the new Hospital opened in October 1999, she took up the position of running the Stoke Road branch surgery. She has a keen interest in ‘Small Furries’ and regularly attends rabbit courses. Lisa now works on Saturday Mornings for us.
Steve Bonthorne BVSc (Sydney) MRCVS
Steve has been with MKVG since 2007 having qualified in Australia in 1992. Over the past few years, he has developed a strong interest in dental disease and its treatment. All too often he finds this disease can go undetected and can often be painful and debilitating, but also responds very well to treatment, giving our pets a much better quality of life. At home he spends most of his free time walking his three dogs including the latest addition, as well as watching his three cats who spend most of their time asleep.
Doug Brain MA VetMB MRCVS
Doug qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 2004 and joined the practice in 2008 after spending time working in mixed practice in Lancashire and at the PDSA in Northampton. He enjoys working here because of the relaxed and friendly team and their commitment to a high standard of care. In his time here, he has developed an interest in cardiology. He understands how upsetting it can be to find out that your pet has a heart problem and aims to make it as easy as possible for pets and their owners to enjoy their lives together. He has attended courses in all aspects of cardiology and especially enjoys ultrasound of the heart. In his spare time, he likes to give his heart a work out: by hill running with his ageing old chap “Muttus” (13 years old and still going strong), and working his allotment with his sons as keen helpers!
Susan Milligan BVetMed MRCVS
Susan joined the Milton Keynes Vet Group in September 2009 from a mixed veterinary practice in Devon, having qualified in 2006 from The Royal Veterinary College. She works mostly at our Walnut Tree, Whaddon Way and Stoke Road surgeries on a part-time basis following the birth of my daughter in 2011. Susan is currently on maternity leave.
Robert Smith BVetMed MRCVS
Robert joined the practice in May 2013 having worked in a local Practice since qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2012. He used to “See Practice” with MK Vet Group during his university studies. He has a particular interest in surgery, and he has a Springer Spaniel who loves nothing more than a run around in the woods.
Pav Brain MA VetMB MRCVS
Pav graduated from Cambridge University in 2004 and has worked in small animal practice since that time. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular interest in medicine and small furries. Pav spends most of her time out of work running (literally) after her two sons and ageing Collie Cross ‘Muttus’, who still hasn’t realised he’s no longer a puppy. She also enjoys boxing training and indulging her secret vice – knitting.
Heather Fordham BVetMed MRCVS
After qualifying from Glasgow University in 1988, Heather spent much of her early veterinary career working in small animal practice in the NW of England. After moving south she completed an MBA and spent some time working at Henley Business School and in the pharmaceutical sector. She returned to veterinary practice about 9 years ago and has a special interest in feline and chicken medicine. When not at work, she also spends time coaching netball for two local clubs and also at Bedford County Academy. She is a big Hertfordshire Mavericks fan! She has two wonderful children, two beautiful cats (both rescue) and a not bad husband. In their spare time they enjoy a good canal boating holiday, when it’s not raining!
Marina Crockford BVetMed MRCVS
Marina joined MK vets in January 2017 having worked in Cardiff for the previous 29 years. She has a strong interest in all aspects of surgery including orthopaedics. Having owned a variety of animals over the years including horses, soay sheep, hens, ducks and up to five cats at one time, she is now down to one cat. She goes skiing for as many weeks as she can fit in during the winters and go cycling regularly the rest of the year, including in the Alps and Dolomites in the summer.
Carl Jarrett BVSc MRCVS
Carl qualified in 1997 at Pretoria University in South Africa. After qualifying, Carl returned to the UK to work in small animal practice. Carl haa always enjoyed and had a strong interest in both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Carl was lucky enough to work in Australia for 7 years, learning and becoming proficient at advanced orthopaedic procedures. His orthopaedic cases led onto working with stem cell therapy as an adjunct to reparative therapy for arthritis, and he sees this as a field with a great deal of potential. Carl returned to the UK in 2014 with his wife and attained a small holding, with his family growing to include Mini, his Jack Russell Terrier, Kylie and Tulip, his pet pigs, his three lovely lady hens, and, most recently “Gozza” the gosling.
Matt Lloyd BA VetMB MRCVS
Matt qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 2013. He spent three years as a small animal vet in West Yorkshire before moving down to Milton Keynes in 2016. After a short period as a locum, Matt joined MK Vet Group permanently in May 2017. Matt enjoys all aspects of small animal work but has a growing interest in ophthalmology.
Outside of work, he enjoys walking his golden retriever Evie and looking after his red-footed tortoise, bearded dragon and leopard gecko. He is also an obsessive Manchester United fan.
Amanda Ross GP Cert (SAM) BVM&S MRCVS
Amanda qualified from Edinburgh University in 2001 and joined us in June 2017. She began her career in a practice in her hometown of Leeds before joining a mixed practice in Bedford in 2002. Initially, she worked with large animals as well as small but gradually moved towards concentrating solely on small animals. She holds an ESVPS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She has become particularly interested in feline medicine and is very much looking forward to running the Cat Clinic at the Stoke Road branch on Thursdays.
Outside work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children, as well as their cat Jamie and their newest addition to the family, a rehomed tortoise called Margo.
Graham Richmond BVetMed MRCVS
Graham qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 1977 and joined the practice in August of that year. He has undertaken numerous further education courses including orthopaedics and ultrasound. Graham’s main interest is surgery, especially orthopaedics. Graham retired from the group at the end of 2011. He is now available as an Independent Consultant and will be assisting us in the foreseable future as required.
Paul Hobson BVetMed MRCVS
Paul is a 1981 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. He spent 20 years in general small animal practice before his increasing interest in dentistry led him to practice exclusively in this area of veterinary surgery. There are very few veterinarians who work in veterinary dentistry and are able to perform complex dental treatment such as root canal treatment, treatment of malocclusions and surgery for oral tumors.
He has worked exclusively in veterinary dentistry for 15 years. During that time he moved from the UK to Los Angeles and now see cases both in Southern California
and in the UK.
His commitments to veterinary dental education include teaching at the Royal Veterinary College as a guest lecturer, presenting at conferences and local meetings and authoring articles for veterinary books, journals and newsletters.
Dental disease is extremely common in pets. It causes immense pain and suffering, but our pets are not good at telling us about it. It is his mission to bring the best in veterinary dentistry to all pets by both providing great dental care on a referral basis and by better educating vets in general practice in dental issues. He provides a comprehensive service in dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery.