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Meet the Team

Adam Thoms MRCVS [OV]

Adam Thoms graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2003 and has worked for the RSPCA as well as small animal practices in north west London. He joined Goddard Veterinary Group in 2006 as a locum vet and became a familiar face to clients, patients and staff alike. Adam joined the South Woodford team in January 2010 and he has a keen interest in ophthalmology and recently passed his exams to specialise in ophthalmology which will complement his general practice skills. Adam has his own rescue cat, Mr Schnitzel who he adopted after he came into one of our surgeries as a stray and now follows him everywhere! In his spare time Adam enjoys travelling, snowboarding, music and art.

Louise Rice - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Louise joined the South Woodford team in 2007 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in March 2016. Passionate about animals from a young age Louise previously worked as a dog groomer in Suffolk as well as spending a year working as a veterinary receptionist. In her spare time Louise enjoys scuba diving, travelling and extreme sports. She also volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa in 2010.

Lisa Andreou - Student Veterinary Nurse

Lisa is one of our longest standing staff members and originally joined us at the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital in 1985 where she qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant [ANA]. Lisa transferred to the South Woodford surgery in 1995 and is a trusted and friendly face to clients and pets. Lisa is currently studying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.  A keen pet owner herself, Lisa has a Rottweiler called Ripley whom she enjoys walking with in her spare time.