Veterinary Surgeons


Cathy Siddle - Practice Principle

Qualifications: BVM&S MRCVS


Cathy graduated from Edinburgh University in June 1990. After graduating she worked all over the country in mixed practice, before deciding small animal work was definitely for her. Cathy joined Arden house in September 1997 as senior vet, and then eventually in 2000 bought the practice from Mr and Mrs Matthews. She then opened first the Greenford branch surgery in 2003, and later on the Harefield branch surgery in May 2007.

At home Cathy has her very mischievous Labrador Sasha, and also two cats, four children and a tortoise to keep her busy.


Katie Robins

Qualifications: BVSc MRCVS

Katie graduated from Bristol Vet School in July 2000, and joined Arden House in 2004.
Katie works every Tuesday and Thursday at the Ruislip branch.
Outside of work Katie loves all things homely - cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband and their two
children. They have two cats Smartie and Whisper who are always up to mischief.

Louise Katz

Qualifications: BSc BVMS MRCVS

Louise graduated in 2004 from The University of Glasgow.

She is from Pinner originally and  moved back last year with her husband Rob and two children- Sophie and Benjamin. Sharing their home are cats Basil and Betty and dogs Snoopy and Mabel.

Out of work, Louise enjoys family time, dog walking and Yoga.


Lavanya Selvarajah

Qualifications: BVSc MRCVS

Lavanya  started working at Arden House in September 2012 as a locum veterinary surgeon, but enjoyed it so much that she ended up staying! She graduated from Bristol University in 2003 and has worked in small animal practices since. She lives locally with her husband, their beautiful baby daughter and elderly Miniature Schnauzer Leyla.

Lavanya enjoys all aspects of general practice, in particular the variety of cases – you never quite know what is going to walk through the door!


Rachel Booth

Qualifications: BVSc MRCVS
Rachel joined Arden House in the Summer of 2014. Originally from Manchester, Rachel has lived in both Bristol and Liverpool before moving to London to be with her partner. She qualified from the University of Bristol in 2011 and has worked in small animal practice since. She enjoys the surgical aspects of being a vet, but also finds skin cases very satisfying to treat as there can be a huge increase in the animal's quality of life. Rachel has a cat called 'Cat'  who is blind, but rules the roost at home.

Nigel Youngs

Qualifications: BVM&S MRCVS

Nigel graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Being a local lad, he completed many work experience placements at Arden House before joining us full time.

In his spare time Nigel enjoys the outdoors ( along with his Labrador Barry) & playing ultimate Frisbee, or relaxing in the evening playing video games!  


Dr Joanna Louise Parker

Qualifications: BVetMed MRCVS

Joanna graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2012 and joined Arden House in March 2016n after moving back to her home town of Harrow. She particularly enjoys challenging medical cases and all things rabbit! Outside of work Joanna likes the outdoors, particularly hiking and gardening. Keeping her busy at home are Megan the cat, Colin the rabbit, Tinkerbell and Cookie the guinea pigs, lots of tropical fish and finally, partner Greg!


Karolina Fruzynska

Qualifications: MRCVS

Karolina arrived in London from Poland in June 2015 to start a new and exciting chapter in both her professional and private life. She graduated from the faculty of veterinary medicine in Lublin, Poland in 2012. She is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and is keen to gain many new experiences whilst working at Arden House. Karolina is mainly based at the branch surgery in Greenford and is enjoying getting to know the lovely pets and their owners. Karolina prides herself on providing a high standard of care to all the animals.



Victoria Mason
Qualifications: BVSc MRCVS

Vicki joined Arden House at our Greenford branch working Saturday mornings in September 2010. She graduated from Massey University (New Zealand) in 1996.

Vicki and her husband have two sons, a daughter and a chocolate labrador named Clyde.


Registered Veterinary Nurses


Dayna Mogridge 
Qualification: RVN -Senior nurse

Dayna joined Arden House as a student in 2006, and gained her qualification in veterinary nursing in 2009. In 2011 she became a clinical coach and so takes an active role in the training of new students to the practice. Dayna has an interest in alternative therapies, and is a qualified Reiki Master Practioner. She now splits her time between working at Arden House two days a week and looking after her daughter. 

At home, Dayna has her lovely horse Robin and naughty Jack Russel Terrier, Alfie.


Kelly-Ann Langton 
Qualification: RVN - Head nurse

Kelly-Ann has recently come back to Arden House in the position of head nurse after a couple of years
working elsewhere. She has been a veterinary nurse for eight years and is enjoying managing the nursing
team and helping the student nurses with their practical skills and course work. 
Kelly-Ann is a local girl and enjoys spending time with her family.
In her spare time, Kelly-Ann enjoys running and going to the gym and socialising with friends.


Yasmin Siddiqui
Qualifications: RVN

Yasmin graduated in July 2016 with a BSc (Hons) degree in veterinary nursing. She has now entered onto the list of registered veterinary nurses.Yasmin first joined us as a student nurse; part of her training involved practical placements so that she could gain practical skills and work experience. Now working at our Greenford branch, Yasmin is enjoying meeting our clients and their pets. She spends one day a week at the Ruislip hospital and this gives her the opportunity to carry out some 'hands on' nursing of the in-patients and catch up with colleagues.
At home, Yasmin has an energectic Staffie X called Roy and his best friend, Consuela, a hamster.


Student Veterinary Nurses


Kathryn Rak

Kathryn is studying to become a veterinary nurse and attends college once a week as well as receiving practical training here in the practice.

As a Zoology graduate she hopes to eventually work with wildlife. At home Kathryn has a cat called Maker.



Jazmin Rogers

Jazmin has worked previously at the RSPCA before coming to work at Arden House. She is now studying to be a
 veterinary nurse and is enjoying
working with animals.

At home, Jazmin is kept busy with her two dogs, Tilly and Toby, her cat Calley and Lightning the tortoise!


Avril Wildridge

Avril is our newest member of the student nursing team. She has always wanted to work with animals and is excited
to be enrolled onto the Level 3 Diploma in veterinary nursing course. Avril has always had pets growing up and currently
shares her home with two cats, a very friendly Cocker Spaniel, Bobby   and a hamster.






Denise Burns

Denise is our receptionist at the Ruislip hospital.

She has a love for all animals and their well being. Denise is the  proud owner of two persian cats called Bubbles and Mischka who were homed from a rescue centre, a tiny Yorkshire Terrier called Penny and a very spoilt Goldfish called Curly. Her husband is aware that he comes 5th in the house


Anna O'Gorman

Anna joined Arden House Animal Hospital in December 2011 but had known Cathy since the 90s, where she worked with her in a small animal practice in West London.

Anna and her husband have two adult children, Mairi and William, and in her spare time enjoys needle work, especially making children's soft toys.


Gillian Attwell

Gill joined Arden House in September 2010. She has previously worked in admin roles but is very pleased to have the opportunity to work at  the branch practice in Harefield  as she has always wanted to work with animals.

At home, Gill has Alfie the boxer, who is a really big softie.


Gemma Taylor

Gemma  works at Arden House in Harefield. She began her career with animals after carrying out a work
experience placement here with us many years ago. She loved it so much that she came back to train as a
veterinary nurse and continued to work at our Ruislip hospital for five years. After a break from nursing
to care for her two children, Gemma is now back working at the Harefield branch. Animals are her passion and
she has two cats, two rabbits and five guinea pigs at home. 



Emma Scott

Position held: Practice Manager. Emma qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in her home country of New Zealand in
1999. She moved to
 England in 2002 and joined the Arden House in January 2003. After three years nursing Emma decided to hang up her nursing uniform and take on the role of Practice Manager.

At home Emma has her lovely two sons and husband to keep her busy, along with Rooney the Jack Russell Terrier and cats Louie, Minnie and Primrose. 


Natalie Stockings

Position held: Practice Manager. Natalie qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2007. She started at Arden House in December 2009 as a nurse, but in May 2010 took on a new role in the office department with part time nursing, and later has stepped in as Practice Manager to cover maternity leave. Natalie now is the permanent full time practice manager.


Wendy Haldane

Position held: Admin Assistant. Wendy joined Arden House in 2002 after previously working in a practice as a veterinary nurse for 13 years. Wendy is part of our admin team and amongst other things has the job of organising the vet's rota. 


Julie Simpson

Position held: Admin Assistant. Julie joined Arden House in September 2009 as an admin 

and reception assistant. This is the first time she has worked in a vets, and is thoroughly enjoying meeting all of the clients and particularly their pets.

At home she has her lovely cat Lucky who she adopted from Arden House



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