Why should you bring your pet to see us? Well, we are animal people. All our staff care passionately animal wellbeing and happiness. They have pets of their own and understand how much your pets mean to you.
Take our vets, for example!
Nick Hatton (vet and partner) was asked by The Cats Protection League to look after and treat a tiny stray kitten with fleas, lice, ringworm, chlamydia infection and cat flu. None of their foster homes would take her on with all those problems and if the CPL couldn’t find somewhere to take her, she would been put to sleep. Of course having nursed her through all the problems the family couldn’t part with her and the ‘temporary’ cat stayed for 16 years although she never got another name!
Rachel Thomas (vet) announced at the age of three that she wanted to be a vet and nothing her mother could say changed her mind. She took on a stray kitten that the CPL were having problems rehoming and spent thousands on treatment of his heart, kidney and arthritis problems. She drives her current cat to Swansea from Cardiff at least once a month for physiotherapy treatment and is currently remodelling her house around the different needs of her this older grumpy cat and two young, energetic kittens.
Georgina Hatton, (vet) took home a stray dog that the police brought into the practice after a road traffic accident. Within a few weeks this poor dog as diagnosed with an unusual cancer which required very specialised treatment. She was referred to an oncology unit in Cambridge where she required weekly treatment and therefore someone driving her backwards and forwards.
Can you see why they are the sort of people you want to look after your pets? They don’t just work with animals, they live, breathe and love them too.
It’s not just your vets; our nurses and receptionists are just as devoted to their pets; our whole team is in fact! Come in in to the surgery and talk to them if you are in any doubt!
We at Ash Veterinary Surgery are also keen to look after our staff. The staff are our greatest asset and for the practice to succeed everyone has to perform well. To achieve this, people need the right knowledge, skills and motivation to work efficiently. This is why we set and monitor certain criteria in order to improve performance and realise objectives through effective management and development of staff.
We became part of the Medivet family on 1st February 2017.
Our practice offers high standards of care for pets and peace of mind for owners. We are committed to promoting and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.
We have followed a range of standards for hygiene, staff training, 24-hour emergency cover, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures. We are also subject to spot-checks from the organisation which controls the use of veterinary drugs. We are proud of our practice and keen to ensure that it provides you and your pets with an excellent standard of veterinary care.
History of the practice
The practice was started in 1990, with Mike Jessop as the sole veterinary surgeon and two support staff to help him. Ash Veterinary Surgery as you would recognise now started when Nick Hatton joined him in 1991 and Rachel Thomas became the third partner in May 2008. In May 2014, the practice incorporated, becoming a limited company as MYM, trading as Ash Veterinary Surgery.
The practice now has six vets and employs six vets and fifteen support staff. There is over one hundred and twenty years of veterinary experience within the veterinary team and over one hundred years of veterinary nursing experience.
All of the team regularly attend continuing professional development courses to ensure that they are well informed about recent developments The practice offers the most up to date operating procedures, equipment and treatments.
Ash Veterinary Surgery is the trading name of
The Medivet Partnership LLP. Company Number OC34422
Registered Office: Unit 4, Mowat Industrial Estate, Sandown Road,
Watford WD24 7UY