Meet the Team

“Our mission is to provide a friendly, high quality, veterinary service, where attention to detail, client’s needs and their pet’s welfare are given the highest priority.”

At Alexandra & Hillyfields Vets we have 2 full time vets who are the directors and owners of the practice and we have 2 part time vets, 4 full time veterinary nurses and 1 part time practice manager.

Our guarantee to you – we will make your visit as pleasant and efficient as we can for both you and your pet.  If you are not satisfied with the treatment you receive in any way just tell us and we will do everything we can to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

VETS

Tim Wilson ( BVSc MRCVS )

Tim qualified from Bristol University in 1999 and is one of the directors. He has worked in mixed practice in the South West and has spent time in Morocco doing charity work and in Australia as a locum. He is a qualified Divemaster and has an interest in exotic species. He lives in Bristol with his wife (Claire – see below), their son Toby (born end of 2009), 2 cats, 4 chickens, 2 Guinea Pigs, and a tank full of tropical fish! He is also now learning to fly a helicopter!

Rob Kilby BSc (Hons) BVet Med MRCVS

Rob is the other director and qualified from the RVC in London in 1997. His special interest is in dog and cat behaviour problems. In his spare time he enjoys going running with his collies Maddy and Dyce and training them in agility. His older dog Maddy has achived Grade 7 (the highest grade), making her eligible to compete in national championships. He is also the proud father of two young daughters Daisy and Abigail.

Mathilde Granger

Mathilde qualified as a vet in 2002 from the National Veterinary School of Alfort in France. She passed her Intership in small animal medicine and surgery at the same vet school, and continued to study in surgery there for another year. After this specialisation, she worked as a general small animal practitioner initially in Paris then in Cambridge, within a 24h emergency service. Working in this challenging setting increased her interest in pain management, rehabilitation and recovery after surgery.

She passed her Diploma of Animal Physiotherapy in October 2012. For four years, she set up the physiotherapy service at Langford Vets and developed the rehabilitation centre in association with the hydrotherapy unit and the pain clinic. Late 2016, she decided to set up her own business VET&PHYSIO to bring physiotherapy and rehabilitation closer to the patients. She is currently offering home visits for all aspects of physiotherapy, rehab, and sports medicine. She particularly enjoys helping old arthritic patients. “I am still amazed how much a well-designed physio and pain management plan can improve their mobility and well being”.

Audrey Chanoit MVDr, MRCVS, MSc Microsurgery, CES Ophthalmology RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Audrey qualified from the School of Veterinary Science in Lyon, France in 1999. She completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery and, while working in the Surgery Department at the University; she completed a Masters in Microsurgery. Her love of Microsurgery and Ophthalmology naturally brought her to complete the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology of Toulouse in 2002. She then worked for several years in a referral practice in France seeing patients in Surgery and Ophthalmology. After living in North Carolina, USA for 4 years, Audrey and her family – her husband and 4 children – moved to Bristol in 2010… and she hasn’t moved since!

Audrey is currently a Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Bristol University and is seeing patients for us every week on Thursday at our Clevedon branch. She loves all aspects of ophthalmology and is passionate about communicating it to the owners and students!

When she is not busy with her children, the tropical fishes and the guinea pigs, Audrey enjoys activities related to her other passion: the sea (sailing and diving).

PRACTICE MANAGER

Claire Wilson BA (Hons) PGCE VN

Claire currently works part time as the practice manager and is an avid cat lover.  When not at work, she looks after her son Toby and the menagerie at home, (see Tim above) in any spare time she enjoys running, geocaching and helping children learn to read at a local primary school in Bristol.

NURSES

Kath Pritchard ( Head Nurse )

Kath came to Alexandra & Hillyfields Vets at the beginning of 2009 from the Rowe Veterinary Group where she had been a full time night nurse and dealt extensively with emergency & critical care patients. She began nursing in 1996 in a small one man practice in her home country of Scotland and now has a wealth of experience in all aspects of veterinary nursing. She over sees the running of both our Winscombe and Clevedon surgeries and manages day to day activities across both sites. In her spare time she looks after her ageing horse ‘Katie’ and her cat ‘Esther’ and loves to go snowboarding whenever possible.

Anne-Marie Walter ( RVN )

Anne-Marie qualified in 2003 and came to Alexandra & Hillyfields Vets at the beginning of 2010, from a practice in Paignton in Devon. She had worked there for 14 years and was head nurse for the last 3 years. In her spare time she likes to spend time with friends and family and is now a proud mother of Mikey