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Philip Hanlon

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
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

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
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
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
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 Gillet
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.

Doug Brain
Doug Brain MA VetMB MRCVS PgC (Small Animal Cardiology)
Doug joined Milton Keynes Vet Group in 2008. During his time here, he developed an interest in cardiology and, in 2019, he gained a Post- Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Cardiology. He has become proficient in heart ultrasound in animals of all shapes and sizes and this has enabled him to detect both early heart disease and manage more complicated chronic cases. As a dog owner himself, he understands how difficult it can be to have a pet with a heart condition and aims to ensure that pets and their owners enjoy their lives together.

Robert Smith
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
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 but has a particular interest in small animal medicine and exotics. Pav is currently studying for a post- graduate certificate in Exotic Animal Practice. She is keen to see any species of pet, no matter how weird or wonderful. Pav spends most of her time outside of work looking after her two sons, her Flat Coated Retriever and her three rabbits; it’s a full time job trying to stop them all destroying the garden!

Heather Fordham
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
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
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
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.

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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.

Jan has worked within small animal practice for many years and enjoy all aspects of her job. At home, she have two rescue cats Nemo and Deedee, and two German Shepherds Ruby and Gem (mum and daughter). She competes in agility with Gem, but also spend a lot of time in her garden.

Lawrence Smith
Lawrence Smith BA VetMB MRCVS
Lawrence qualified from Cambridge in 2016. He moved to Milton Keynes in 2019 having spent three years at another small animal practice in Bedford. He has a particular interest in medicine and neurology and is currently undertaking an advanced practitioner certificate in small animal medicine. He lives in Bedfordshire with his wife Mary, his cat Sam and his Cocker Spaniel Jarvis.


Graham Richmond
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.

David Godfrey
David Godfrey BVetMed PGDip CertSAD CertSAM DipABVP FSB FRCVS
David qualified in 1988 and has spent over 16 years in small animal practice including 10 years in a feline-only practice. He has also spend time working as a Clinical Pathologist within the laboratory side of veterinary medicine. He holds a post-graduate qualification in Small Animal Dermatology and Medicine and been involved in Veterinary Dermatology for over 20 years. David works with Milton Keynes Veterinary Group to provide a Veterinary Dermatology Referral service for our clients. For more information please visit his website

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