Welcome to Westside
Veterinary practice serving your pets in Battersea, Clapham and Wandsworth. You’ll find lots on the site about us and what we offer, as well as opening hours and details of our out of hours provider. Feel free to contact us anytime, or just drop in.
Westside has been running since 1987. The practice has always strived to provide a professional, friendly and humane service to our clients, both human and animal. Recent years have seen a considerable upgrade in facilities in the treatment area, client records are now fully computerised for efficiency and because the practice is small we can also maintain a personal relationship with our patients. Hopefully – “The best of both worlds”.
Meet the Westside Vets Team
Our team of vets have over 50 years of combined experience, we pride ourselves of on the level of expertise and patient care we routinely provide.
Veterinary Surgeon / Clinical DirectorBVMS PGCert(SAM) MRCVS OV
Natalie qualified as a vet in 2009 and holds a postgraduate certificate in her favourite area, internal medicine. She joined our team as a locum in 2017 and became our clinical director two years later. In her free time, she enjoys running, outdoor swimming and looking after her cat, Tubs.
Emma is one of our longest serving team members and joined us in 2016, initially as a part-timer before becoming our practice manager. She has a particular passion for dogs and canine behaviour, and is always on hand to give treats to our patients and her own Staffordshire bull terrier, Heidi.
Veterinary SurgeonMRCVS BVSc
After graduating from Liverpool University in 2020, Iona spent time at a practice in Suffolk before joining our team the following year. She enjoys all aspects of medicine and surgery, particularly ultrasound, and loves getting to know our regular patients! She spends much of her spare time playing tennis and catching up with friends.
Veterinary SurgeonMVB MRCVS OV
Padraig graduated from University College Dublin in 2012, and joined our team after time spent at practices in Essex and East London. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a keen interest in feline and canine work. In his own time, he is a keen traveller and likes exploring London and further afield.
Veterinary SurgeonBSc BVSc MRCVS OV
Georgina joined the team in 2021 after graduating from Bristol University. She has a particular interest in surgery and is working towards a certificate in the field. When she’s not wearing scrubs, she enjoys helping out on her family farm, as well as wild swimming, painting and hiking with her springer spaniels, Polly and Myrtle.
Veterinary SurgeonBVSc MRCVS CVA (IVAS)
Vivienne graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2009 and has worked in practices across the UK and Australia. She has a special interest in acupuncture, pain management, rehabilitation and geriatric health, and is a longtime supporter of Orangutan Veterinary Aid.
Head Veterinary NurseRVN
Sophie qualified as a vet nurse in 2017 and joined our team two years later. She is always willing to lend a hand, and can often be found in our cattery comforting cats in need of some attention! Outside of work, she enjoys long distance running, completing half marathons, and looking after her cats.
Jenni qualified as a vet nurse in 2005 and joined the Westside team in 2016. She loves all animals, but has a special soft spot for felines, especially timid and geriatric cats, and small furries. She has two rescue cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and a tortoise at home, and enjoys socialising, travelling and photography.
Veterinary Care AssistantBA (Hons)
Sacha joined the team in 2020 as a veterinary care assistant, and has since started her vet nurse training. She has a naughty cat called Boy and a family border terrier called Roxy at home, who she loves very much, and enjoys playing football with her local team and riding her Vespa in her spare time.
Student Veterinary Nurse
A lifelong animal lover, Sam joined our team in 2018 and began his nursing training in 2020. He spends much of his free time cat sitting for clients and colleagues alike, which allows him to combine his nursing skills with his love of cats. He has a passion for music, although according to his teammates his singing could do with some work!
Kennel Assistant and Receptionist
Lottie joined us in 2021 after finishing university, and has since developed a great rapport with our patients and clients! She has owned many pets, including cats, hermit crabs and guinea pigs, and is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her mum, who is a vet nurse in Australia. When she’s not at work, she enjoys travelling and meeting up with friends.
Cherie joined us in 2022 and is part of our front of house team. Having volunteered at the Celia Hammond Trust for many years, she loves working with both people and animals. In her spare time, she loves socialising with friends and family and taking care of her lovely rescue cat, Cosmo.
Felicity joined our reception team in 2020, after 25 years spent working in GP practices across London. She has a vast knowledge of customer service, as well as fantastic practical and organisational skills! She lives locally with her family and their adopted cat, Millie, and enjoys horse riding, baking and comedy.