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.

Our History

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.

Natalie McDougall MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon / Clinical Director

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Natalie graduated from Glasgow in 2009 and has worked in a variety of small animal practices until permanently joining the Westside family in January 2019, after a period of locum work for them over the past few years. She is passionate about internal medicine and further to another 2 years of study, gained a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2013. She has a special interest in dentistry and also in feline medicine, currently still spending one day a week working at a cat-only clinic and integrating cat-friendly practices into her work at Westside.

Rachel Heygate BVM - BVS - MRCVS

Rachel Heygate BVM - BVS - MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Rachel graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012.  She worked in a 24 hour hospital in Rutland treating both farm and companion animals for 5 years.  Rachel moved to practice in London after spending some time travelling in New Zealand and joined the Westside team in October.  Outside of work she can be found outdoors on her bike and training for triathlons.

Niven Packery - MRCVS BVSC

Niven Packery - MRCVS BVSC

Veterinary Surgeon

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Niven joined the team in 2018.  He Qualified in South Africa and moved to the UK in 2015 and has been working in Small animal Practices in London.  Niven is currently undertaking a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Surgery.  In his spare time he enjoys fitness and weight training and looking after his rescue cat called “Cookie”
Bianca Maccallum BvetMed MRCVS

Bianca Maccallum BvetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Kate Diamond RVN BSc (Hons)

Kate Diamond RVN BSc (Hons)

Head Veterinary Nurse

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Kate qualified in 1999 and hails from South Africa, she is something of a polymath and has worked in several practices including work for major animal charities.

Following an interest in earth science, she completed a BSc in Natural Sciences (Hons) (Geology) at the Open University in 2015.

Kate has a particular interest in digital imagery and emergency & critical care and is currently undertaking a certificate in the latter.  Outside of work Kate enjoys food,drink and illustration and has a small business producing screen printed artwork.

Jenni Court RVN

Jenni Court RVN

Veterinary Nurse

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Jenni joined us in June 2016.  Having already worked at two practices since 1999 she qualified at her last practice in 2005.  Jenni loves all animals but has a particular soft spot for cats, especially timid and geriatric .  Also an interest in small furries.  Jenni has two rescued cats, Ronnie and Reggie and has recently taken on a stray Herman tortoise “Mick”!!  Outside work Jenni loves socialising, travelling and photography.

Gill Shala RVN

Gill Shala RVN

Nurse

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Gill has returned to our nursing team after taking time out to bring up her two lovely boys. She is Good fun, calm, kind and vey competent.  We are very happy to have her back at Westside.

Sophie Barreteau RVN

Sophie Barreteau RVN

Nurse

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Sam Prakash

Sam Prakash

Trainee Nurse

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Sam joined the Westside family last year as a nursing assistant and we were all very happy when he has decided to take the hugely significant step in his veterinary career and start his nurse training in January 2020.

Emma David

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Alice Connolly

Alice Connolly

Receptioist

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Alice has been with our team for some while now. She has a strong passion for working with animals and has a lovely dog called Jimmy and two fish. You can spot our Alice with her good humour and enthusiasm and is always ready to help

Paul Crisell

Practice Manager

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