020 7229 2040

Say hello to our team in Bayswater

The expert team at Bayswater Veterinary Clinic includes registered vet nurses, veterinary surgeons and knowledgeable reception staff who genuinely care about providing the very best care for your pet.

All our clinical staff are highly qualified and experienced; with a lifelong interest in animals large and small – including unusual and exotic pets.

If you’d like to ask our advice, simply book an appointment by calling 020 7229 2040.

Fully qualified vet nurses

Our registered vet nurses (RVNs) are regulated by a strict code of conduct and are trained to level 3-diploma or degree standard. It’s our policy to employ only suitably qualified staff to care for your pets.

Meet the team:

 
Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

BVetMed MRCVS, Head vet and practice owner

Michael has been at Bayswater Veterinary Clinic for over 50 years and is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College. In 1980, he and four other vets in central London took over the Elizabeth Street Veterinary Clinic to offer emergency vet services to the region – and it became the first clinic in Europe to offer 24-hour staffed urgent care for animals. Outside work, his interests include opera.

Harriet Baxter

Harriet Baxter

BSc(Hons) BVSc MRCVS, Associate vet

Harriet consults at our Bayswater practice between Monday and Thursday; and loves meeting our clients and their pets. She enjoys the wide variety of cases at our clinic and the unique opportunity to work and learn alongside specialists. She graduated from Bristol in 2012 and worked in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Surrey, before joining us in 2016. Outside work, Harriet is keen on walking and yoga – and gardening too, though she’s still a beginner…

Cristina Goodwin

Cristina Goodwin

BVSc MRCVS, Associate vet

Tina consults at our Bayswater practice on Mondays and Fridays and has a particular interest in dentistry and surgery. She graduated from Bristol in 2012 and worked in mixed practice for two years, before moving to London to work for a small animal hospital. She also works at the RSPCA from time to time. Tina enjoys getting to know our clients and their pets; and makes the most of living in London – though loves escaping to the countryside, especially to ride or attempt the occasional triathlon.

Sarah Sharp

Sarah Sharp

RVN, Practice Manager

Sarah Joined Bayswater Veterinary Clinic in March 2016. She previously ran the Hanwell RSPCA Clinic and worked at the Putney hospital for 17 years, prior to that.
Sarah has two parrots, both of which were abandoned at the RSPCA. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, clicker training the parrots and walking with friends and their dogs along the canal.

Kate Locke

Kate Locke

DipAVN RVN, Head vet nurse

Kate has been part of the Bayswater vet team since January 2017, following two years as head nurse at a clinic in north London. She has five years’ referral experience and out-of-hours emergency care; and has special interests in diagnostic imaging and clinical coaching. Kate enjoys walking, and so is often to be found exploring long stretches of the Thames and has a cat named poppy. Kate also has a strong interest in the Opera.

Lea Keyter

Lea Keyter

RVN, Registered vet nurse

Lea is originally from Cape Town in South Africa, where she qualified in 2003. She joined us in 2011 and loves spending time with our animal guests, helping them feel as comfortable and happy as possible in stressful situations. Her own cat, Remy, was originally brought into our clinic as a stray with a broken leg – but after being nursed back to health by Lea, he’s turned into quite the little character! Lea also enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family all over the world.

Liz-Nicol-Smith

Liz-Nicol-Smith

Grad Dip VN, Registered vet nurse

Liz has worked at Bayswater for over 30 years, in both our first-opinion and referral clinics. She achieved her graduate diploma in advanced veterinary nursing in 2016; and has worked part-time while raising her family. Prior to returning part-time, Liz enjoyed the role of Head nurse.

Caroline Horler

Caroline Horler

RVN, Registered vet nurse

Caroline joined our clinic in 2004 as Head nurse initially and now works part-time, while also running her own pet care business. She has a particular interest in internal medicine and small animal surgery.

Bev Simmons

Bev Simmons

Head receptionist

Bev has been at Bayswater since 2005 and has a diploma in small animal care. She loves to meet different people, get to know our clients (human and animal) and work alongside the clinical team. She’s also the dedicated owner of two bulldogs: Bomber and Kaycee.

Alia Al-Ghabban

Alia Al-Ghabban

Receptionist

Alia is the newest member of our team, having joined our reception staff in May 2017. She’s really enjoying it so far, especially greeting the wide range of animals and personalities that come through our doors every day.