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Veterinary Surgeons

Charles Winslade

Charles Winslade

  • MA VetMB MRCVS - Practice Principal/Director

Charles graduated form Cambridge University in 1982 with a first class degree, and a lightweight rowing blue. After two years in mixed practice, he joined The Wheelhouse as a locum veterinary surgeon. This progressed to a full time job until he became a partner in 1986 with David Unwin, who retired in 2001. In 2008 Anna Cook joined him as a partner so that they may focus on increasing the level of service available to clients and their animals both in terms of facilities available at the practice and the continuing professional development of staff.

Charles’ major veterinary interests include consulting and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, interests include coaching Cambridge rowing crews, skiing and sailing.

Branch(es):

  • Amersham
  • Chesham
  • Chalfont St Giles

Chris Aylott

Chris Aylott

  • BVMS MRCVS - Clinical Manager

Whilst born in Hemel Hempstead Chris was brought up on the rural Isle of Wight surrounded by all sorts of animals (as well as sea!). It was then no surprise that after graduating from Glasgow University Vet School in 1990 he spent his first three years as a vet working with a varied mix of companion and farm animals.

For the past 20 years he has specialised in the care of pet animals gaining wide-ranging experience in several clinics up and down the country. He has undertaken further training in surgery, including a two year course at the Davies Veterinary specialist referral centre.

We are pleased that Chris has after all these years come back to where he started (nearly). He has been working at the Wheelhouse since February 2005 and lives in Bovingdon with his wife, four cats and a dog.

Outside of work his interests include maintaining and driving his Landrover and his old 1953 Rover 90 (yes, just like the one Siegfried Farnham drives on the TV).

Branch(es):

  • Amersham
  • Chesham
  • Chalfont St Giles

James Warwick

James Warwick

  • BSc (hons) BVSc MRCVS - Head Veterinary Surgeon - Chalfont St Giles

James graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and has been a small animal practitioner ever since. After initially being based in a small animal practice in Surrey, James moved to New Zealand to explore the beautiful country and gain experience working abroad. Since his return in 2015 he has been locuming in the local area and has now recently joined us in a more permanent capacity.  


James is also currently studying for a masters in clinical oncology at the University of Birmingham and is due to start his second and final year in October. He has a developing interest in caring for cancer patients, an ever evolving field which can often be very challenging. 

Outside of work James lives with his fiancée Sally and their black and white cat Max. James and Sally are due to be married in August and as a couple they love to travel the world but in the winter they can often be found on the piste.

Branch(es):

  • Chalfont St Giles

Kevin Spencelayh

Kevin Spencelayh

  • BVMedSci BVM BVS PgC(FeLP) MRCVS - Head Veterinary Surgeon - Chesham

Kevin is from the North East and has come down to the sunny(er) South to work with us at The Wheelhouse. He is our Head Vet at our Chesham surgery.

Kevin is one of the first vets to graduate from the new Nottingham Vet School. Working at the Wheelhouse is Kevins first job since graduating and he has a keen interest in companion animals.

He is keen to further his knowledge, especially in the area of feline medicine.

Kevin lives with his wife, Faye, and their two cats, Bumble and Bailey.

Branch(es):

  • Chesham

Helen Dale

Helen Dale

  • BVSc MRCVS

Originally from Lancashire, Helen graduated from Liverpool University in 1989. After working for a year in a mixed practice near Hertford, she joined the Wheelhouse team in 1990. Now with a demanding family, she is currently working part-time. Helen also has a rescue Staffie cross dog and two young cats.

Helen is interested in and enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and feels very fortunate to be able to combine such a rewarding career alongside her family life.

Branch(es):

  • Chesham

Viki Ayres

Viki Ayres

  • BVetMed MRCVS

Viki graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 1996 then stayed on as an intern in the ‘Equine Referral hospital’ and ‘first opinion large animal practice’.

After a brief spell at an equine practice in Aylesbury,she joined the Wheelhouse as a full time assistant in 1998. Viki now juggles work part time at the Wheelhouse with her busy family life with 4 children, a husband, lovely Lola the Labrador and 2 gorgeous ginger kittens!

Viki practices Veterinary Acupuncture and offers this service alongside her clinical work.

 Viki does not have much spare time as you can imagine, but does enjoy ski-ing, swimming, running and cooking.

Branch(es):

  • Amersham
  • Chesham

Hannah Ridgwell

Hannah Ridgwell

  • BVet Med MRCVS

Hannah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1997 and has since worked full and part time in both small animal and equine practices within reach of her home town, Tring.

She now works as a part time Veterinary Surgeon at The Wheelhouse, fitting her hours in around her husband, three children, 2 cats called Foxy and Bunny and her horse, Josh.

When she can find the time she enjoys horse riding, gardening, playing the flute and running around ridiculously muddy obstacle courses.

Branch(es):

  • Amersham
  • Chesham

Katarina Lees

Katarina Lees

  • BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS

Kat graduated from the University of Nottingham in July 2015.

She has been doing work experience with us since she was 15, and so she is really happy to now have her dream job with us!

Teddy is her beautiful Ragdoll cat, who lived with her throughout university and has now settled back at home with her locally.

Kat enjoys all aspects of medicine and surgery but has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and emergency critical care. In Kat's spare time, she enjoys horse riding, traveling to new cities or just relaxing at home with Teddy.

Branch(es):

  • Chesham

Michelle Geraghty

Michelle Geraghty

  • MVB MRCVS

Michelle is a 2012 graduate from University College Dublin and has been with us at the Wheelhouse since August 2014 after moving over from the east coast of Ireland.

Before coming to work with us Michelle worked at a rural mixed practice in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Here she mostly worked with small animals (which suited her just fine!) and also worked at the new Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals facility in Newry, Co. Down.

Michelle has two dogs; Max, a very energetic Lakeland terrier and Brann, a lovely crossbreed rescue. Unfortunately both her dogs have stayed in Ireland with her parents and brothers but she does try to pop back and see them regularly (and her family too of course!)

Michelle works at all three branches so you are likely to bump into her at our Chesham, Chalfont St Giles or Amersham surgeries. She has a special interest in surgical cases and orthopaedics and hopes to study further in this area in the future.

In her spare time Michelle likes to read, keep fit in a gym class or two and also enjoys traveling and playing music.

Branch(es):

  • Chalfont St Giles

Suzy Robinson

Suzy Robinson

  • MA VetMB MRCVS

Suzy graduated from Cambridge University in 2010 and  worked as a small animal vet in a large practice in Aylesbury before joining The Wheelhouse in September 2014.

She enjoys all aspects of general medicine and surgery, although she has a particular interest in ophthalmology. Suzy works mainly in the Chalfont St Giles surgery but also occasionally works at Chesham.

Suzy is from the Aylesbury area originally so hasn't ventured far to work at the Wheelhouse! She lives with her partner Greg and her cheeky tabby cat called Kipper, who was adopted as a stray.

Suzy was a keen rower at university and she enjoys all things sports related. In her spare time, Suzy trains for and competes in triathlon and cycling races in the UK and abroad.

Branch(es):

  • Chalfont St Giles

Rebecca Castle

Rebecca Castle

  • BVSc MRCVS

Rebecca graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2015, and joined us shortly after.

She has been coming here as a student since 2013, so some of you may already recognise her. She has an interest in soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine.

Rebecca likes to spend time with her friends and family when not working, and enjoys exploring new places in the world. She has a crazy golden retriever called Amber, who seems to think she's a chihuahua.

Branch(es):

  • Chalfont St Giles

Laura Baydoun

Laura Baydoun

  • BvetMed MRCVS

Branch(es):

  • Chesham

Alice Keddy

Alice Keddy

  • MRCVS

Branch(es):

  • Chalfont St Giles