Opening Times - Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm - Saturdays: 8:30am to 4pm
BVetMed, MRCVS - Principal Veterinary Surgeon
Jo opened Sunninghill Veterinary Centre in October of 2006 after more than ten years working in small animal practice. She is passionate about providing the village and surrounding areas with an excellent and affordable standard of veterinary care and works hard to ensure that the practice is a friendly and reassuring place to bring your pets. Jo’s passion and commitment was recognised when she received the 2017 Petplan® Vet of the Year Award, a prestigious honour for which she was chosen from 17,000 nominees!
Jo absolutely loves the variety that general practice offers and particularly enjoys building relationships with clients and their pets, and seeing them progress healthily through all life stages. Jo is also involved with local pet and wildlife charities, who the practice support by performing free of charge veterinary surgery and care.
Jo lives with her husband Rob, daughter Margot and their three dogs Hector, Ella and Sadie and cats Teddy and TC.
Kazmin “Kaz” Brodel
Kaz has been with the practice since we opened in October 2006. A resident of Sunninghill all her life, she has been integral to the success of the surgery. She has and continues to build a great rapport with local pets and their owners. She’s the first to make the tea in the morning and always makes time for owners and pets alike – never rushing anyone, even after closing time!
While she is involved in many aspects of the running of the practice, you will most often find Kaz on reception, where she’ll be happy to offer advice on a range of pet topics.
Kaz is currently engrossed with the exciting job of planning her wedding to long-term partner and now fiancé Stephen!! They live together with her Grandma (Betty) and fat-cat Tigger Too.
BVM&S PgCertSAM GPCertSAP MRCVS, on Advanced Veterinary Practitioner Register - Veterinary Surgeon
James graduated from Edinburgh in 2009, and has a postgraduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine. He also holds a general practitioner certificate in small animal practice. He enjoys both medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in cardiology which he has pursued to the benefit of our patients since joining us in April 2015. James’ gentle demeanour and wonderful bedside manner have made him a fast favourite of many local pets!
When not at work he is a keen runner and cyclist, and enjoys long walks with his wife Lucy and their cheeky border terrier Poirot (who you may see around the practice!).
BVM&S, CertSAM, MRCVS, Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine - Veterinary Surgeon
Astrid joined the practice in February 2015, following 10 years as an Internal Medicine Consultant at a specialist referral practice (where we referred many cases to her).
Prior to this she worked in a small animal practice and earlier on in her career in mixed practice; where she obtained a postgraduate qualification in small animal medicine. She really enjoys speaking to clients and getting to know their pets and loves all aspects of work in the practice. Astrid continues to have a particular interest in medicine; abdominal ultrasound and endoscopy are particular areas of interest.
Astrid lives with her husband Graham and their little girl, who keeps her busy when she is not at work. She also loves spending time with Florence the dog and Womble the cat (pictured). She is a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine.
Jo-Ann "Jojo" Allen (née Edwards) RVN
Head Veterinary Nurse
Jojo joined the surgery in 2014. As well as working as a qualified veterinary nurse, she has long-standing experience with many aspects of the horse world.
In January 2016 Jojo was promoted to Head Veterinary Nurse, overseeing the general running of the practice from a senior nurse’s point of view. She has also moved into the flat above the practice, allowing her to provide care to pets whose conditions require them to stay with us over-night.
Pictured with Jojo are her two old fellas, Mr “Bobo” Bojangles, and Sammy Sausage. Not photographed is her horse, Taz.
Year 2 Student Veterinary Nurse
Skye began an apprenticeship with us in 2014 and proved to be a cheerful, friendly addition to the team. Following the completion of her apprenticeship in 2015 she became a full-time member of staff.
Having always wanted to work with animals, Skye is now well on her way to becoming a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. Under the dedicated supervision of Vet James and Head Nurse Jojo, she is hard at work learning from our patients and logging cases, and attends college one day a week. As of April 2017 she has completed year 1 of her studies, and is on to year 2!
Chelsea “Chels” Owen
Chelsea joined the team in January 2016 as a receptionist, and also works behind the scenes on admin and finance. She lives locally with her kitty Princess Effy (who is a madam) and enjoys everything sparkly and glamorous! Her hobbies include attending live music shows with boyfriend Jack.
Shelley joined the practice in Spring 2007, and works on admin. She lives with her husband, daughter and 3 rescue dogs Millie, Freddie and Roxy!
Since the birth of her daughter, Shelley works with us part-time; she also runs a dog walking and sitting service from home. If you’d like to enquire about her walking your dog, please give the surgery a call.