Jo was born and bred in Suffolk, then moved to Cambridge for university, graduating in 2009 and joining the Eastgate team in 2017. She is an Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Ophthalmology and lives just outside Bury with her husband, two children,two dogs and a small flock of hens. She spends her spare time running, working in the garden and indulging her love of crafts.
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Jess studied at the University of Nottingham and has been with us since she graduated in 2017. She is particularly interested in critical care and surgery, and is working towards postgraduate qualifications in these fields. Outside work, she enjoys taking her dogs – Sprout the cocker spaniel and Wren the greyhound – on adventurous walks, baking, sewing and gardening.
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Jane has worked at Eastgate since 2001. She loves all her patients but has a particularly soft spot for cats, and is very interested in feline medicine. When not at work she can usually be found in her beautiful garden with two hooligan cats and a flock of elderly hens.
Nicki Chandra Raj
Nicki graduated from Liverpool University in 2001 and, after spending time in a busy orthopaedic centre, joined Eastgate in 2002. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. Outside of work she enjoys fitness coaching and personal training, walking and cycling with her family, and spending time with her two much-loved and very spoilt cats.
Lisa graduated in 2011 from the Royal Veterinary College and initially joined our Thetford surgery in 2014, before rejoining because she missed the team! Her main interests are internal medicine and looking after small furries. At home she has three ferrets and a naughty sausage dog called Sir Cumberland. She spends most of her spare time renovating her cottage, an ongoing task, as well as painting, sewing, camping and hiking.
Radley graduated from Cambridge University in 2010. He was in small animal practice around Suffolk & Cambridgeshire for 8 years and then spent two years in industry before returning to Eastgate in 2022. He is thoroughly enjoying being back in practice, and looks forward to meeting everyone and their pets. Outside of work Radley enjoys dancing and spending time with own pets, Grayling the collie and Tigger the ragdoll.
Vicki graduated from Bristol University in 2009 and has been working within the Eastgate team since 2014. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery.
Banu studied at the Royal Veterinary College and joined Eastgate at the end of 2022 after having moved from her family home in North London. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and is keen to develop her skills in ultrasonography and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, Banu enjoys traveling, yoga and all things arts and crafts!
Rachel graduated from the Royal Dick Veterinary School more years ago than she cares to remember, and has always worked in small animal practice. She joined the Eastgate team in 2018, and enjoys both medical and surgical aspects of daily practice.
Chousein graduated from School of Veterinary Medicine - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2021. He worked as a Veterinary Surgeon in Companion Animal Clinic in Greece and joined Eastgate in July 2023. He enjoys Soft Tissue Surgery and is keen to develop more skills in Ophthalmology. Outside of work, Chousein enjoys Formula 1 weekends, travel and cars.
Katie graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2021. She loves all creatures (great and small!) and is particularly interested in surgery and diagnostic imaging. She grew up in West Africa and enjoys travelling and sport, though she's equally happy curled up at home with a book on her lap and baked goods in the oven.
Sasha graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2023. She joined Eastgate soon after graduating and is excited to develop her skills in all aspects of small animal work. In her spare time she enjoys running, climbing and socialising with friends in Cambridge
Noor grew up in the Emirates and studied at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. She graduated in March 2023 and has a particular interest in feline medicine. She enjoys travelling, learning about new cultures, going to the beach and cooking
Alice qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2017, and joined the team after working as a small animal vet at a hospital in Norwich. Her areas of interest are surgery and critical care, and she's currently studying towards the advanced practitioner award in emergency practice. Outside of work, she is a keen runner and a lockdown-inspired breadmaking enthusiast.