Our Staff 

Qualified Vets 

Robyn Farquhar MRCVS MACVS 
Robyn qualified in New Zealand in 1984, and worked in Britain for several years before buying the practice in 1996. She has a passion for horses. She bred three foals in 2011 and a further two this year. Robyn has a new dog called Norman who was brought in by the local council with a fractured leg, he has a passion for life and is great fun. Robyn recently completed her general practice advance certificate and is currently taking an emergency and critical care certificate having previously completed a GP certificate she is looking to complete her Masters. 
Fiona Grieve MRCVS 
Fiona qualified in Glasgow in 1992 and has worked in the West Midlands, Essex and elsewhere in Herts. She has been with Fernside for 11 years and enjoys it because it is a friendly practice with firm local connections. She has two rescue cats, Doris and Wilf. Fiona is our clinical coach and is responsible for training of our students nurses. 
Jade
Jade Statt 
Jade has a passion for small furries and is often seeing some of our smaller members of the Fernside family. Having worked for us previously as a full time member of the team, Jade now is one of our valued Part time veterinary surgeons. 
Jill Maddison 
Jill has now been working for us for over 7 years. We are very lucky to have Jill as part of our Vet team being a very respected Veterinary Surgeon; having written books and lecturing in pharmacology. Jill also runs the CPD department for the Royal Veterinary College which includes lecturing to hundreds of veterinary students. 
Kayleigh Richards 
Kayleigh has recently joined the veterinary team. Kayleigh has been qualified just over 5 years and enjoys emergency and critical care. Kayleigh is currently at the end of a post graduate certificate course. 
Kayleigh is responsible for our vet house visits on Tuesday's; please enquire with the reception team should you want more information on our Tuesday house visit service. 
Kayleigh has settled in well as part of the team. 
Emma Eve-Raw - Practice Manager / Head Nurse (RVN, Pet health councillor) 
Emma qualified in 1999 and lives locally. She joined Fernside 15 years ago, so she has known many, many clients' pets as they have grown from lively puppy hood into their more sedate later years. Her own menagerie includes a dog called Ketchup, Hammy the hamster, two guinea pigs, a little ginger female kitten called Saffy and a talkative African parrot given to her by a client. Emma is always available to discuss everything from the New arrivals to the Senior Pet. Emma is very passionate about nutrition and runs a variety of nurse clinics. Emma runs, with the help of Karen, our popular puppy progress program. Emma is an experienced veterinary nurse anesthetist and has completed several advance CPD courses in this area.If you have any issues that you would like to discuss re practice procedures please contact Emma through one of the receptionists. 

Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses 

Karen Toull RVN 
Karen lives locally and joined the practice as a student. She has a rescued German Shepard Alfie, who came to live with her horses, three cats and a tortoise. Karen qualified in 2013 and has gained great knowledge over this pass year and now helps Emma run the popular puppy growth program. Karen has a passion for all areas of nursing but in particular loves nurse clinics, inpatient care and animal behaviour. 
Georgia Stalham RVN 
Georgia has been known to the practice for a long time with her dog Duke, having nursed Duke back to health after being very sick as a puppy she got the passion for nursing. Georgia started as a Saturday girl and through hard work and determination has recently passed her Registered Veterinary Nursing examinations. We are all very proud of Georgia. An amazing nurse Georgia is now starting to do some of the nurse clinics and has recently with Karen set up our new kitten club clinics.  

Diploma Students Nurses 

Keeley Power 
Keeley is one of our student nurses from Oaklands college, having completed her veterinary care assistants course, she is now on the full registered diploma course. 
 
Keeley enjoys being part of the nursing team and is progressing well with her course, she is often seen out with the vets helping on house visits and assisting the qualified nurses especially during inpatient and post operative care. 

Placement Nurses 

 
 
 
We are a registered training practice for both veterinary and nurse students they will often be assisting our staff. We are pleased to be able to support the training process and hope with over 60 years of experience amongst our combined staff this will help shape the Veterinary surgeons and nurses of the future.... 

Reception Staff 

Jane Ratcliffe 
Jane has lived in the area 20 years. At one time she owned a florist in Arnos Grove, but since 2002 she has worked at Fernside. Currently her "family" includes three beautiful dogs. Jane is always happy to help and normally seen smiling and fussing all animals that come in but especially seen walking off for a cuddle with our small furry puppies. 
New Receptionist starting soon - watch this space for an addition to the Fernside Family 
Norman will keep an eye on things until she arrives...!! 
Helen Katz 
We are delighted to be having Helen join us as our third member of the receptionist team at Fernside. Helen has 3 children and lives locally. Her daughter is very pleased that she is joining the team as has a very special interest in all our furry friends and has aspirations to be a veterinary nurse; she is currently helping us on a Saturday learning her away around the practice. Helen has just taken on a new cat that was brought into the surgery as a stray - we knew she couldnt resist for long... 

Consulting Hours 

Monday to Fri
Open 8.30 am - 7.30 pm 
9.00am - 11.00am 
Midday - 3.30pm (varies slightly daily) 
4.30pm - 7.00 pm 
Saturday: 
9:00am - 12.00 pm 

How to Find Us 

Address: 
Fernside Veterinary Centre, 
205 Shenley Road,  
Borehamwood,  
WD6 1AT 
 
Tel: 020 8207 0826 
 

24 Hour Emergency Care 

Out of hours: 01707 666 399  
(The Royal Veterinary College) 
 
The Emergency Care team will take your details and advise you on any appropriate action. You will be given an indication of the relevant consultation fees.