MEET OUR VETS

Swanspool Veterinary Clinic Family

Our staff members come from all walks of life and are united through a shared passion for animals. Keep scrolling to find out more about the incredible individuals who make up the wonderful Swanspool Veterinary Clinic team.

Turtle in the Reef

Anna Holden

Partner - Vet - BVM, MRCVS

Anna qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1995. When Anna qualified she spent 2 years in a mixed practice in Wiltshire before traveling and working in Australia and New Zealand. Since 2000 Anna has worked in small animal practices in Bucks and Northants. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and has an interest in tortoises. Outside of work Anna plays rugby, enjoys walking, DIY and gardening.

Jonathan Harte

Partner - Vet - BVM&S, MRCVS

Jonathan graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2004. He joined the practice straight after graduation and stayed with us for 3 years as a mixed vet doing equine, farm and small animal work. He then left us to go traveling and when he returned to the UK he realised his interest lay with small animals. He rejoined Swanspool in October 2011 and his main interests are surgery and orthopedics.

Dog's Portrait
Dwarf Rabbit

Jacquie Mailer

Vet - BVM, MRCVS

Jacquie graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 1988. After working in mixed practice for 3 years in Gloucestershire, and a year backpacking around the world, Jacquie then worked in various small animal practices around Leicestershire. She joined Swanspool on a part-time basis in 2014. Outside of work Jacquie enjoys playing tennis, travelling in her campervan and gardening.

Zoe Wilkinson

Vet - BVMBVS, MRCVS

Zoe qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2014. Zoe transferred to the practice in 2017 after working nearly 3 years at another small animal practice. Zoe has always had an interest in exotic animal medicine and so tends to see a lot of our stranger companion pets. She also enjoys surgery. In her spare time Zoe enjoys walking with her dog Akai, clay pigeon shooting and creative hobbies.

Image by Frances Goldberg
Image by Alfred Kenneally

Gizem Gursu

Vet - MRCVS

Gizem graduated in 2014 from Ankara University in Turkey, she also completed further lectures in Universidade de Lisboa after. Since her graduation she has worked in small animal practices in Turkey until deciding to make the move to the UK in 2021.
Gizem enjoys trekking, board surfing, and describes herself as a bookworm, with history and mythology books being a favourite. She also has a special interest in 70s,80s progressive rock music!

Daniele Lo Presti

Vet - MRCVS

Daniele graduated from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Timisoara in 2019. He worked in his hometown Palermo, Italy, for 1 year before joining Swanspool.
His principal interest is small animals surgery.
During free time he enjoys playing the guitar, riding his bicycle and motorcycle, he plays many different kind of sport, most of all football and skiing.

Free Range Chicken Farm
Sleeping Cat

Anna Patelarou

Vet - MRCVS

Anna graduated from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Timisoara in 2020. Since her graduation she has worked in small animal practices in Greece and Italy until deciding to make the move to the UK in 2021, since then she has worked in practices in Bedfordshire and London. Anna enjoys spending her free time walking her Dalmatian Elsa as they enjoy  socializing and making new human and doggie friends.

Salvatore La Rosa

Vet - MRCVS

Salvatore graduated from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Timisoara in 2020. After he graduated he worked in a small animal practice in Italy for several months until he decided to more to the UK in 2021. Since moving to the UK he has worked in small animal practiced in Bedfordshire and London. Salvatore is currently studying to take a certificate in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging, as he is very interested in Radiology and Ultrasonography.


He loves to spend his free time playing tennis, football and spending time with his dog Fiona.

Black Dog
Green Parrot

Caitlin Braham-Nicoll

Vet - MRCVS

Caitlin qualified from The University of Veterinary Medicine in Slovakia in 2022, Working here at Swanspool is her first job out of vet school. Caitlin loves everything from the small furries to the great danes. When not at work Caitlin plays in a brass band, enjoys running and hikes with Ruby the Spinone.