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 general practice, before settling in greater London.
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, a cheeky bengal cat, Theo and is busy being a mum and taxi service to her four children!

Katie Robins

Qualifications: BVSc MRCVS

Katie graduated from Bristol Vet School in July 2000, and joined Arden House in 2004. Katie works every Thursday at the Ruislip hospital. 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 grew up in Pinner and moved back to the area in 2015 with her husband Rob and two children. Sharing their home are cats, Basil and Betty and dogs Mabel and Gretal. 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 and their two young children.

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!

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!

Kirstie Copp

Qualifications: BSc DVM MRCVS

Kirstie graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2016 and started working at Arden House in August 2017.

She has particular interests in surgery and critical care. At home Kirstie enjoys running and yoga, or to go out walking with her dogs Beth and Maisie



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.


Anna Wahmann

Qualifications: MRCVS

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Registered Veterinary Nurses

Kacie Plank

Qualification: RVN -Head nurse

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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 cheeky Jack Russel Terriers, Alfie & Toby to keep her busy!



Shannon Nicholls

Qualification: RVN

Shannon joined the Arden House nursing team after previously working at other practices where she gained some veterinary nursing experience. She has just completed her nurse training to gain a Level 3 Diploma qualification in veterinary nursing. Shannon has gained two pets since working with us ( par for the course with this job!) -  Ares, a gorgeous black long haired cat and more recently lovely Xena, a black kitten. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys socialising with friends.


Amber Annett



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Student Veterinary Nurses

Becky Baker 

Becky previously studied an animal management Diploma at Berkshire college and enjoyed it so much that she decided to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. At home Becky has two rescue cats, Charlie and Winston. In her spare time Becky enjoys spending time with friends, supporting her favourite football team - Spurs, baking and shopping. 



Emily Dixon 

Emily started working at Arden House in Spring 2019. Before working here, Emily gained a Level 3 extended diploma in animal management after two years of hard work. She absolutely loves animals and has two cheeky rescue guinea pigs of her own, called Honey and Minnie. Emily is a keen gymnast and has competed in many competitions including at national level.

Kerri Dyer

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Amanda Henderson

Amanda started working at Arden House in August 2019. Having previously worked as a veterinary receptionist, Amanda feels quite at home! She is working part time,dividing her week between work & looking after her daughter. Amanda loves spending time with her family. 

Karen Rix

Karen joined Arden House in August 2019 and enjoys meeting all the clients and their pets. Arden House has been Karen's own vet for 25 years and she always said that working here would be her ideal job! She recently adopted a black cat called Olive from a local charity. 

Administrative assistants

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.

Natalie is the owner of Bubble the cat - he is a very loving and chatty boy!






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. She still finds time to pop into the hospital ward to chat to the in-patients and give them a cuddle! At home,Wendy has a lucky black cat called Smokey.



Julie Simpson

Position held: Admin Assistant. Julie joined Arden House in September 2009 and carries out a variety of office duties including running the Arden House heath care plan and sending out vaccination reminders. She also works on reception.



Albert - The boss

Albert lives at Arden House and rules the roost! His most favourite thing is food! He has perfected the art of feigning hunger in the hope that the vets and nurses will give in to his demands. Albert loves to snooze but is also partial to a spot of mouse hunting, usually when the nurses have put him on a diet!

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