Meet the team

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Meet the team

dallas
Dallas

BVSc MRCVS
Practice Principal


Having joined Parkside in 2004 Dallas progressed to Head Vet and subsequently managed to become sole owner of the practice in 2011. Since then the practice has undergone a major expansion and refurbishment to accommodate the growing client base and to enable the practice to offer a wider range of services and operations on-site. Dallas enjoys all aspects of surgery and has a particular interest in non-invasive (laparascopic) techniques. Having worked with Shar-Peis closely over the last 15 years she has developed an in-depth understanding of the particular conditions associated with the breed.

She has two small children and enjoys cooking for friends and travelling.

lianne
Lianne

BVSc MRCVS PGCert SAS
Deputy Head Veterinary Surgeon


Lianne graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Bristol in 2010. She spent a year in private practice in Surrey before moving to the PDSA in East London for three and a half years. There she began an additional 5 years of study towards gaining a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery alongside full time work. Lianne joined Parkside in 2014 and is currently the Deputy Head Vet.

When not at work Lianne enjoys spending time with her still feisty childhood pony, Charm, and her extremely cuddly cat, Figaro.

Lianne is a registered Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

emma
Emma

BVetMed MRCVS


Emma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and joined Parkside in 2015. She is currently studying towards a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and enjoys all areas of medicine especially treating geriatric cats.

In her spare time Emma enjoys live music, eating out and travelling.

anna
Anna

BVSc CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS


Anna graduated from Bristol University in 2010 and spent a year in a mixed practice in Essex before spending 4 years in a small animal practice in Suffolk where she studied for her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She then spent a year in Essex where she completed her Certificate and became a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine before relocating with her husband and joining Parkside in 2016.

Outside of work, Anna has a cat called Gingerbread that she rehomed from the practice as a stray injured kitten, and a new baby who takes up a lot of her time!

ellie
Ellie

BVetMed MRCVS


Ellie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016, and has been at Parkside ever since! In 2018 she began a Post Graduate Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice, and she aims to become an advanced practitioner in this field.

Ellie has a multitude of pets, including her three dogs, Frank, Rocky, and Dolly, her three legged cat Flossie, and her guinea pigs Chubby, Elvis, and Pickle.

In her spare time she enjoys wildlife holidays and going to the theatre.

sophie
Sophie

BVSc MRCVS


Sophie graduated from Liverpool University in July 2015. She initially worked in a mixed practice in Bedfordshire before focusing on small animals and moving down south and joining Parkside in 2017. She loves all aspects of being a small animal vet from working up an interesting medical case to performing a range of different surgeries.

In her spare time Sophie loves catching up with friends, playing hockey and going for long walks with her working cocker spaniel Hugo.

rachel
Rachel

BVetMed MRCVS


Rachel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. She has worked in small animal practice in the UK and Australia and has a keen interest in medicine cases.

In her spare time she enjoys walking her French Bulldog called Camembert, yoga and travel.

clare
Clare

RVN Head Nurse


I started working full time at Parkside 26 years ago as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and went on to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2000. I became Head Nurse in 1999 and proudly lead a wonderful caring team of 16 nurses.

I love my role and enjoy the friendly working environment of Parkside where the client and patient care is always to a high standard. I have an interest in surgical nursing especially orthopedics, I am lucky to be able to have a role that involves managerial duties and still be able to practice my surgical nursing skills and assist the vets in theatre.

Growing up I always had pets from hamsters to rabbits (all kept in my bedroom) and family dogs. I knew from an early age that I wanted to work with animals and after completing many different work experiences I choose veterinary nursing. At home I am a mum to three children and we have a family Goldendoodle called Archie who at the age of 9 years still thinks he’s a puppy.

rvnteam
Qualified Veterinary Nurses

At Parkside Vets we are proud to say that we have many qualified and registered veterinary nurses. A few of our nurses have been in this industry for over 10 years, whereas others have passed their final exams only a year or so ago. We have nurses here who hold certificates in nutrition, emergency and critical care and nurses who have done courses in bereavement counselling, dental care, anaesthesia and exotics. All of our nurses bring something different to the team which is what makes Parkside so unique!

students
Student Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants

At Parkside Vets we have student veterinary nurses who are at various stages in their courses. All of our nurses will have to have studied for a minimum of three years and will need to pass various practical and theory examinations before gaining their qualification. They work closely with our qualified nurses to help them gain vital skills as they work towards their diploma.

We also have a couple of veterinary care assistants who ensure that the practice is kept to a high standard of hygiene. They also ensure that the animals in our care have enrichment and assist the nurses in their everyday duties.

dallas
Dallas

BVSc MRCVS
Practice Principal


Having joined Parkside in 2004 Dallas progressed to Head Vet and subsequently managed to become sole owner of the practice in 2011. Since then the practice has undergone a major expansion and refurbishment to accommodate the growing client base and to enable the practice to offer a wider range of services and operations on-site. Dallas enjoys all aspects of surgery and has a particular interest in non-invasive (laparascopic) techniques. Having worked with Shar-Peis closely over the last 15 years she has developed an in-depth understanding of the particular conditions associated with the breed.

She has two small children and enjoys cooking for friends and travelling.

lianne
Lianne

BVSc MRCVS PGCert SAS
Deputy Head Veterinary Surgeon


Lianne graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Bristol in 2010. She spent a year in private practice in Surrey before moving to the PDSA in East London for three and a half years. There she began an additional 5 years of study towards gaining a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery alongside full time work. Lianne joined Parkside in 2014 and is currently the Deputy Head Vet.

When not at work Lianne enjoys spending time with her still feisty childhood pony, Charm, and her extremely cuddly cat, Figaro.

Lianne is a registered Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

emma
Emma

BVetMed MRCVS


Emma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and joined Parkside in 2015. She is currently studying towards a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and enjoys all areas of medicine especially treating geriatric cats.

In her spare time Emma enjoys live music, eating out and travelling.

anna
Anna

BVSc CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS


Anna graduated from Bristol University in 2010 and spent a year in a mixed practice in Essex before spending 4 years in a small animal practice in Suffolk where she studied for her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She then spent a year in Essex where she completed her Certificate and became a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine before relocating with her husband and joining Parkside in 2016.

Outside of work, Anna has a cat called Gingerbread that she rehomed from the practice as a stray injured kitten, and a new baby who takes up a lot of her time!

ellie
Ellie

BVetMed MRCVS


Ellie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016, and has been at Parkside ever since! In 2018 she began a Post Graduate Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice, and she aims to become an advanced practitioner in this field.

Ellie has a multitude of pets, including her three dogs, Frank, Rocky, and Dolly, her three legged cat Flossie, and her guinea pigs Chubby, Elvis, and Pickle.

In her spare time she enjoys wildlife holidays and going to the theatre.

sophie
Sophie

BVSc MRCVS


Sophie graduated from Liverpool University in July 2015. She initially worked in a mixed practice in Bedfordshire before focusing on small animals and moving down south and joining Parkside in 2017. She loves all aspects of being a small animal vet from working up an interesting medical case to performing a range of different surgeries.

In her spare time Sophie loves catching up with friends, playing hockey and going for long walks with her working cocker spaniel Hugo.

rachel
Rachel

BVetMed MRCVS


Rachel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. She has worked in small animal practice in the UK and Australia and has a keen interest in medicine cases.

In her spare time she enjoys walking her French Bulldog called Camembert, yoga and travel.

clare
Clare

RVN Head Nurse


I started working full time at Parkside 26 years ago as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and went on to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2000. I became Head Nurse in 1999 and proudly lead a wonderful caring team of 16 nurses.

I love my role and enjoy the friendly working environment of Parkside where the client and patient care is always to a high standard. I have an interest in surgical nursing especially orthopedics, I am lucky to be able to have a role that involves managerial duties and still be able to practice my surgical nursing skills and assist the vets in theatre.

Growing up I always had pets from hamsters to rabbits (all kept in my bedroom) and family dogs. I knew from an early age that I wanted to work with animals and after completing many different work experiences I choose veterinary nursing. At home I am a mum to three children and we have a family Goldendoodle called Archie who at the age of 9 years still thinks he’s a puppy.

rvnteam
Qualified Veterinary Nurses

At Parkside Vets we are proud to say that we have many qualified and registered veterinary nurses. A few of our nurses have been in this industry for over 10 years, whereas others have passed their final exams only a year or so ago. We have nurses here who hold certificates in nutrition, emergency and critical care and nurses who have done courses in bereavement counselling, dental care, anaesthesia and exotics. All of our nurses bring something different to the team which is what makes Parkside so unique!

students
Student Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants

At Parkside Vets we have student veterinary nurses who are at various stages in their courses. All of our nurses will have to have studied for a minimum of three years and will need to pass various practical and theory examinations before gaining their qualification. They work closely with our qualified nurses to help them gain vital skills as they work towards their diploma.

We also have a couple of veterinary care assistants who ensure that the practice is kept to a high standard of hygiene. They also ensure that the animals in our care have enrichment and assist the nurses in their everyday duties.

dallas
Dr Dallas Ferguson

BVSc MRCVS
Practice Principal


Having joined Parkside in 2004 Dallas worked her way Head Vet and subsequently managed to become sole owner of the practice in 2011. Since then the practice has undergone a major expansion and refurbishment to accommodate the growing client base and to enable the practice to offer a wider range of services and operations on-site. Dallas enjoys all aspects of surgery and has a particular interest in non-invasive (laparascopic) techniques. Having worked with Shar-peis closely over the last 15 years she has developed a broad understanding of the particular conditions associated with the breed. She has two small children and enjoys cooking for friends and travelling.

lianne
Lianne Plaistowe

BVSc MRCVS PGCert SAS
Deputy Head Veterinary Surgeon


Lianne graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Bristol in 2010. She spent a year in private practice in Surrey before moving to the PDSA in East London for three and a half years. Here she began an additional 5 years of study towards gaining a certificate in Small Animal Surgery alongside full time work. Lianne joined Parkside in 2014 and is currently the Deputy Head Vet.

When not at work Lianne enjoys spending time with her still feisty childhood pony, Charm, and her extremely cuddly cat, Figaro.

Lianne is a registered Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

emma
Emma Forbes-Winslow

BVetMed MRCVS


Emma graduated from the royal Veterinary College in 2011 and joined Parkside in 2015. She is currently studying towards a certificate in Small Animal Medicine and enjoys all areas of medicine especially in treating geriatric cats. In her spare time Emma enjoys live music, eating out and travelling.

anna
Anna Paton

BVSc CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS


Anna graduated from Bristol University in 2010 and spent a year in a mixed practice in Essex before spending 4 years in small animal practice in Suffolk where she studied for her certificate in small animal medicine. She then spent a year in Essex where she completed her certificate and became a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine before relocating with her husband and joining Parkside in 2016.

Outside of work Anna has a cat called Gingerbread that she rehomed from the practice as stray injured kitten, and a new baby that takes up a lot of her time!

Anna is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine.

ellie
Ellie Fiander-Young

BVetMed MRCVS


Ellie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016, and has been at Parkside ever since! In 2018 she began a post graduate certificate in exotic animal practice, and she aims to become an advanced practitioner in this field. Ellie has a multitude of pets, including her three dogs, Frank, Rocky, and Dolly, her three legged cat Flossie, and her guinea pigs Chubby, Elvis, and Pickle. In her spare time she enjoys wildlife holidays and going to the theatre.

sophie
Dr Sophie Harris

BVSc MRCVS


Sophie graduated from Liverpool University in July 2015.

She initially worked in a mixed practice in Bedfordshire before focusing on small animals, moving down south and joining Parkside in 2017. She loves all aspects of being a small animal vet from working up an interesting medical case to performing a range of different surgeries.

In her spare time Sophie loves catching up with friends, playing hockey and going for long walks with her working cocker spaniel Hugo.

rachel
Rachel Smithers

BVetMed MRCVS


Rachel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. She has worked in small animal practice in the UK and Australia and has a keen interest in medicine cases. In her spare time she enjoys walking her French Bulldog called Camembert, yoga and travel.

clare
Clare

RVN Head Nurse


I started working full time at Parkside 26 years ago as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and went on to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2000. I became Head Nurse in 1999 and proudly lead a wonderful caring team of 16 nurses.

I love my role and enjoy the friendly working environment of Parkside where the client and patient care is always to a high standard. I have an interest in surgical nursing especially orthopedics, I am lucky to be able to have a role that involves managerial duties and still be able to practice my surgical nursing skills and assist the vets in theatre.

Growing up I always had pets from hamsters to rabbits (all kept in my bedroom) and family dogs. I knew from an early age that I wanted to work with animals and after completing many different work experiences I choose veterinary nursing. At home I am a mum to three children and we have a family Goldendoodle called Archie who at the age of 9 years still thinks he’s a puppy.

rvnteam
Qualified Veterinary Nurses

At Parkside Vets we are proud to say that we have many qualified and registered veterinary nurses. A few of our nurses have been in this industry for over 10 years, whereas others have passed their final exams only a year or so ago. We have nurses here who hold certificates in nutrition, emergency and critical care and nurses who have done courses in bereavement counselling, dental care, anaesthesia and exotics. All of our nurses bring something different to the team which is what makes Parkside so unique!

students
Student Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants

At Parkside Vets we have student veterinary nurses who are at various stages in their courses. All of our nurses will have to have studied for a minimum of three years and will need to pass various practical and theory examinations before gaining their qualification. They work closely with our qualified nurses to help them gain vital skills as they work towards their diploma.

We also have a couple of veterinary care assistants who ensure that the practice is kept to a high standard of hygiene. They also ensure that the animals in our care have enrichment and assist the nurses in their everyday duties.