Our Vets

Aimee Labbate

Aimee qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon (MRCVS) in 2013 from Nottingham University School of Veterinary Medicine with first class honours. On qualifying, Aimee spent some time working in private practice, before moving to work for a well-known animal charity. Aimee progressed within this practice to spend 5 years as the Senior Veterinary Surgeon, managing this busy small animal charity hospital, where she gained invaluable experience from the vast and varied case load. Aimee has a particular interest in small animal medicine and consultations, and has been a practice mentor, training many veterinary students in their final year at university.

Rhian Rochford

Rhian graduated in 2004 from King's College London with a degree in Zoology then qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from The Royal Veterinary College in 2009. On qualifying Rhian joined a mixed practice in her home county of Dorset, where she still works part-time in the small animal team. Rhian has a particular interest in small animal dermatology, investigating why our pets are getting itchy so we can find the best way to resolve the problem. Rhian also enjoys canine reproduction, having bred from her working cocker spaniels she is keen to help people breed responsibly from their much loved pets.

Rachel Keane

Rachel joined PocketVet in February 2022, having qualified from Liverpool veterinary school in 2004 with honours. She initially joined a small animal practice in her native Worcestershire, where she stayed for several years before travelling around the UK working as a locum, then settled back down again in Worcestershire to be close to family and friends. She has a menagerie of pets, from cats and dogs, to chickens and sheep which keep her busy together with her love of gardening, in particular growing her own veg. Rachel’s greatest areas of interest include small animal medicine, critical care and animal behaviour.

Heather Lucas

Heather qualified with Distinction from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012. She then joined a large, small animal veterinary hospital on the south coast where she worked for 8 years. Heather has a keen interest in small animal medicine, is passionate about animal welfare and loves engaging with owners to improve the lives of their four-legged friends!

Simone Weideman

Simoné received her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 2007. After working in small animal practice in and around Johannesburg for 7 years, she decided it was time for a new adventure. She started this journey in East Yorkshire in 2015....in January. After a brief stint up North, she moved to slightly warmer climes in the London area but remained true to her small animal companion roots. Simoné has an interest in small animal internal medicine and is looking forward to helping bring the veterinary consult room to as many homes as possible. In her spare time, she is trying to master the art of archery...with emphasis on trying.

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