Meet the team
BVetMed CertSAO DipSAS(Ortho) MRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
Graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 1992. Alex worked for the PDSA before embarking on surgical residencies at London and Glasgow Veterinary Schools. Alex was awarded the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2000 and became a RCVS Specialist in Orthopaedics in 2001. After 3 years as a senior staff clinician in surgery at the Queen Mother Hospital (RVC), he was invited to lecture at the University of Florida Veterinary School during 2003. Having opened Chiltern Referral Services in 2003, he has been developing the clinic into the specialist service that provides for the referral needs of local vets today.
BVSc CertVD Dip ECVD MRCVS EBVS and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
Carly Mason graduated from the University of Bristol Veterinary School in 2003. She spent 7 enjoyable years in general practice before undertaking and completing an ECVD Veterinary Dermatology residency at Rutland House Referrals in 2014.
Carly achieved the ECVD Veterinary Dermatology Diploma qualification in 2014 and is currently an RCVS and EBVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Dermatology.
Carly is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Surrey Veterinary school and an assessor for the University of Liverpool post graduate Certificate in advanced Veterinary Practice Dermatology.
Carly enjoys all aspects of dermatology and has a particular interest in autoimmune skin diseases, allergic skin disease and otitis. She has published articles on the subject of canine otitis in the journal of Veterinary Dermatology Study Group (BVDSG) and European Society of Veterinary Medicine for many years and is currently meetings organiser for BVDSG.
Dr Simon Wheeler
BVSc PhD DECVN MBA FRCVS
Simon graduated from the university of Bristol in 1981. He joined the surgery department at the Royal Veterinary College in 1983, where he became the lead neurologist. He was awarded a PhD in neurology by the University of London in 1988. He was Assistant Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University from 1987-1992. He is a diplomate and former president of the European College of Veterinary Neurology. He returned to the University of London in 1992, where he developed the neurology and neurosurgery service, training many students and residents.
Simon has written numerous papers, lectured throughout the world and authored books on neurology and neurosurgery. He is adjunct Professor of clinical Science at North Carolina State University.
He sees neurology cases exclusively at Chiltern Referral Services by appointment.
BSc Hons Ost D.O. Member of the I.A.A.T (Physiotherapy)
Hannah qualified from the European School of Osteopathy in 1998 and has been working in the veterinary field every since. She completed a post graduate course in animal osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Animals in 1999. Since then she has been working closely with veterinary surgeons treating both large and small animals for various conditions. With equal experience in canine sport and companion animals she can support the clinicians in providing the best post operative or post injury care, including treatment and tailor made exercise regimes.
RVN NCert (BusDev) Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager
Louise began nursing in 1998 and qualified in 2005. She has worked in small animal, mixed practice and a large referral centre before joining Chiltern Referrals in 2011. She gained her National Certificate in Business Development in 2012. As well as nursing Louise has a keen interest in client care and management and has taken on this role within the practice.
RVN NCert (Anaesth) Dip APhys
Karen developed an interest and qualification in Veterinary Anaesthesia, Animal Physiotherapy and rabbit nursing.
Karen has keen interests in Anaesthesia, Dermatology and K-Laser therapy and carries out laser clinics at Chiltern Referrals, as well as assisting our Dermatologist.
Karen lives locally and has many pets including dogs, cats, rabbits and parrots.
Ashley started nursing at the age of 16 and qualified in 2011, she was then Head Nurse of a small animal practice, before moving on to become a Veterinary Nurse lecturer.
Ashley has a level 3 award in Education and Training and a Diploma in Marine Biology.
Ashley has a keen interest in Anaesthesia and Patient care.
She lives at home with family and her dog a Malumute cross called Ice.
Veterinary Nurse Assistant
Alison joined Chiltern Referral Services in November 2012 after 6 busy and rewarding years at Dogs Trust, Harefield. Prior to that, Alison had gained 5 years experience working in various other veterinary practices in the Uxbridge area
In her spare time Alison enjoys baking cakes and watching motorsport and has 2 cats called Theo and Smudge.