Team Members Profile

Karl Rose DVM MRCVS

Director

I graduated from the University of West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and attained my MRCVS in 2003. I worked in a busy small animal practice in Ruislip for 2 years, before joining Richmond Vets in July 2010, went into partnership with Tim in October 2011, and then became sole director in October 2013. I live with my wife Heather, and our two sons Elliot and Sebastian, along with our 2 cats Rudy and Munchie. I enjoy cycling, camping, hiking and playing football in my spare time.

Daisy Jackson BVSc MRCVS

I qualified from the University of Bristol and worked in a small animal practice in Lincolnshire for 4 years before recently relocating to London. I am loving city life and enjoying meeting the Richmond clients, and of course their pets! When I am not at work I enjoy keeping active with rock climbing, hiking and distance running. Drawing and painting is also a hobby I very much enjoy, which I find is the perfect way to relax and unwind.

Erica Jenkins MA, VetMB, MRCVS

I graduated from Cambridge University in 1998 with degrees in Biological Anthropology and Veterinary Medicine. My first job was at a busy Veterinary Hospital in Ruislip where I worked for 15 years. After the birth of my youngest daughter I took a 2 year career break and now she has started school I'm enjoying the chance to be back at work. My husband, Rich and I have four children. When I have some time to myself, I enjoy helping out in the children's school, playing netball, baking, sewing and playing the tenor recorder in an ensemble.

Emma Alexander VN

Practice Manager

I realised from a young age I wanted to work with animals, and after completing work experience at a mixed veterinary practice in Scotland, I decided to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. I worked in a veterinary hospital from the age of 16, and after qualifying in 1998, was promoted to senior nurse. A year later I travelled to Australia and worked within a large veterinary hospital for 6 months, where I experienced not only handling domestic pets, but a variety of wild-life as well! I started working in Richmond Vets in 2001, and was promoted to Head Nurse in January 2002. Although I have enjoyed nursing animals for many years, when the new role of practice manager was offered in early 2010, I decided to rise to a different challenge.

Sharon Skinner VN CERT AAB DIP (CABT)

My interest in animals began from a very early age and this lead me to having a variety of pets as a child. Once I left school I went on to work in a busy small animal hospital where I qualified in 1996, and stayed for 17 years. During this time I studied animal behaviour at Southampton, gaining a certificate in applied animal behaviour, as well as a diploma. I have run puppy training class, and enjoy helping owners to settle them in to their new home.I have a labrador cross of my own named Wookee, and two cats, Thomas and Huckle. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, socialising with friends, and walking ‘Wooks’.

Lydia Jones RVN

Nurse

I have always wanted to work with animals and so began my training as a veterinary nurse in 2008. I came to Richmond vets to cover maternity leave in August 2013, after which I was asked to stay on as a permanent member of staff. I find my job extremely rewarding and feel especially lucky to be a part of such a great team. I have a cat named Bug who I re-homed as a kitten after she was abandoned at the practice last year.

Gillian Lees

Nurse

Since a young age I have always wanted to work with animals and consequently my first job was a veterinary nurse. I then had a break and qualified as a human nurse but returned to working with animals as I find it far more rewarding. I have been working at this practice since 1992. Now two children later I work part time. I have always owned dogs and recently adopted a lurcher cross from Battersea Dogs Home.

Carrie Boulton

Nurse

When I left school I qualified in Business Studies, and worked in many different departments in offices. I was never really satisfied with my career choice, so after returning from travelling for a year I decided I wanted to work in the veterinary industry. I love animals and have always owned cats, dogs and many small animals. I have worked at Richmond Vets since 2001 and am still enjoying my career choice. I married my husband in 2005, and now work part time which allows me to spend more time with our 3 wonderful young children.

Rebecca

Nurse

I started working for Richmond vets in 2015 originally to cover maternity leave, and was later asked to stay on as a permanent member of staff. I was really happy to be staying and become a part of the fantastic team. I particularly enjoy looking after the kittens that we regularly have boarding at the practice on behalf of a local charity, and I have a labradoodle called Aspen who I enjoy taking for long walks around Richmond park.

Tina Fitzgerald

Receptionist

I qualified as a hairdresser after leaving school and worked in this industry for seven years which I liked but never felt satisfied. I have always loved animals and realised I would be happier to work in a job that brought me in close contact with them, so I made a decision to change my career. I moved from Co. Cork, Ireland to London and began working at Richmond Vets in October 2012, and I am loving my decision since. I really enjoy seeing all the pets and lovely owners coming through the doors. I am making the most of exploring London and all it has to offer, and spend my spare time walking, shopping and going to the cinema.

Jane Drewett

Receptionist

I have worked at Richmond Vets since 2002. I live locally so it’s a real treat after many years of commuting to central London. Over the years I have owned dogs, cats, gerbils, birds, fish and a rabbit. I hopefully relate to our clients with both their happy and sad visits to the vets.