Rebecca Kuttel (Veterinarian)
Rebecca opened Animates Veterinary Clinic in June 2005 and works as a vet and
Rebecca studied veterinary medicine at Massey University in New Zealand and
qualified in the year 2000. After graduating she started working in mixed rural
practice in New Zealand before deciding to concentrate her energies on companion
animals when she moved to the UK in 2003. Rebecca has worked in a number of
different practices in New Zealand, Ireland and England.
Rebecca enjoys all aspects of first opinion veterinary medicine, is an excellent
surgeon and is particularly interested in pain management. She completed the
Acupuncture course in 2014 and has also introduced Laser therapy to the practice.
Rebecca enjoys a range of different activities including travelling, cycling, diving,
music and squash.
Katherine Wynn-Owen (Veterinarian)
Katherine qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2006 and has worked at
mixed and small animal practices in the UK before joining Animates in November 2011.
Katherine enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat Jinx, horse riding,
playing netball and socialising with friends. She has a keen interest in conservation
and during her time at university completed an intercalated degree in veterinary
conservation medicine. Katherine has recently completed her certificate in
emergency and critical care, and also has a particular interest in ultrasonography
She enjoys travelling and has previously volunteered as a vet at an Orang-utan
reintroduction centre in Indonesia.
Sarah Pellett (Veterinarian)
Sarah qualified from Cambridge University in 2006 and has since been working in small
animal and exotic first opinion and referral practice. She has recently gained the RCVS
Certificate, Advanced Veterinary Practice in Zoo Medicine.
Her interest in exotic species started at an early age and prior to embarking on her
veterinary degree Sarah gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Zoology. She has travelled
and worked at various Zoos and Animal Parks in the UK, Australia and South Africa.
Sarah has been involved with RSPCA rabbit and reptile clinics. She is a member of the
British Veterinary Zoological Society and an advisor for the Invertebrate Health
Working Group for British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria. She has a wide
range of professional interests including exotic surgery and medicine.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys walking her two dogs and travelling.
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Tom Von Den Busch (Veterinarian)
Tom qualified from Ghent university in Belgium in 2002 and moved immediately to
the UK. He has been working in small animal practice in Norfolk and Hertfordshire
since, as well as doing work in an out of hours emergency clinic for 6 months.
In his spare time the dog and the vegetable garden keep him busy, as well as
clearing up the kitchen after spending hours cooking and baking.
Sanne Braat (Veterinarian)
Sanne qualified from Ghent University in 2013. After graduation she volunteered in
an animal shelter in Portugal to neuter cats and dogs. Before moving to the UK, she
worked in a small animal practice in Belgium.
Anita Bajuka (Veterinary Surgeon)
Anita qualified from Latvian University of Agriculture in 2015. During her studies
she has spent time travelling around Europe gaining experience in small and exotic
animal medicine. Before graduation a big part of her time was spent working for a
Reptile zoo in Ireland.
Anita has a pet royal python and a crested gecko. In her spare time Anita loves
travelling, photography and reading a good book.
Jessica Regosz (Veterinary Surgeon)
Jessica is originally from France and qualified from the St Istvan University in
Budapest in 2007. She joined Animates after working 9 years with small animals in
Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine,
with a particular interest in surgery and dermatology.
When not at work, she enjoys travelling, swimming and the company of good
Lucy Genziani (Veterinary Surgeon)
Lucy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2017 and started here at
Animates shortly afterwards.
In her spare time Lucy enjoys running, country walks, travelling and heading home
to Surrey to see her family including their black labrador Murphy.
Tana Borlace (Veterinary Surgeon)
Tana graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017. After university Tana
completed an internship at the Kruger National Park in South Africa working with
everything from rhinos to African wild dogs, before joining Animates in September
Tana's main interests are exotic and wildlife medicine and neurology. She
completed her final year dissertation on spinal disease in dogs, which has just been
published in a veterinary journal.
Tana has a passion for wildife and conservation. She spent 6 months on a game
reserve in Zimbabwe working with elephants, leopards and lions.
In her free time Tana enjoys netball, travelling around the world and looking after
her menagerie of pets!
Julie Vandekerckove – Veterinary Surgeon
Julie qualified from Ghent University in Belgium in 2016. During her studies she joined
an Exchange program to work with wildlife in Malaysia. Before she moved to the UK
she performed some locum work in small animal practices in Belgium. Her main
interest is exotic animal medicine with a fascination for reptiles and amphibians.
In her spare time Julie enjoys observing her pet cornsnake, making adventurous
travels and being in good company of friends and family.
Panagiotis Kokkinos - Veterinary Surgeon
Panagiotis (Panos) is originally from Cyprus and Greece, and qualified from Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki in 2013. After graduation Panos worked at a private
practice in Cyprus for several months. He has completed a two-year internship in
small animal surgery at the same University and currently is writing his thesis to
obtain his Masters degree. He has a particular interest in surgery, neurology and
exotic medicine. He joined Animates in September 2017.
In his spare time Panos enjoys travelling around the world, swimming and good food
with friends. In Cyprus, Panos has a ginger & white cat called Mickey.