Michelle Knott

BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon – Small Animal Department Clinical Lead

Michelle qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1995. After 3 years in mixed practice in Gloucestershire and a spell as a locum, she settled in Buckinghamshire and has been at Wendover Heights since the last Millennium (1999).

Michelle is clinical lead of the small animal part of the practice, heading up a team of 10 full and part -time vets. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but is often to be found in a darkened room with her ultrasound machine, scanning a wide variety of animals from guinea pigs to alpacas.

Outside of the practice she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, dog Coco and cat Stife.

Lisa Angus

BVSc CertGP(SAM) MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

    Lisa graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 and joined the small animal team at Wendover Heights in 2007. She achieved a post graduate General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2010 and has a special interest in canine and feline medical cases.  Lisa enjoys looking after the older patients registered at Wendover Heights as much as the young ones.

    Lisa currently works part-time Monday to Wednesday and contributes to the out of hours emergency service provided by the practice.  Lisa has an interest in animal welfare and also works for the charity Worldwide Veterinary Services, developing an online international teaching project for veterinary training in limited resource environments. Since 2013, Lisa has spent time volunteering for Mission Rabies, vaccinating and neutering street and owned dogs in India and Africa in the global fight against rabies. Lisa is owned by a very lively, tennis ball mad, labrador cross rescue called Ellie.

    Jen Davies

    Veterinary Surgeon

      Jen graduated from The Royal Veterinary Collge in 2009. She worked in mixed practice in Lincolnshire for 3 years before deciding to focus on small animals. Jen joined Wendover Heights in January 2013 and is very keen on developing her surgical interest.




      Helen Dawkins

      BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

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        Millie Fitzmaurice

        BA VetMB MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

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          Rachel Hylton

          Veterinary Surgeon

          Rachel saw practice here as a student and joined the practice in August 2000. She now works part-time on Mondays and Saturdays and has a particular interest in small animal medicine.





          Lourdes Lavilla-Atienza

          Veterinary Surgeon

            Lourdes is originally from Spain and since graduating has worked in a variety of locations around the world including Peru, Dubai, France and Jersey.  Lourdes joined Wendover Heights in 2015. She is especially interested in exotic species and is studying for a Certificate in Zoological Medicine.  Although she is used to looking after some very unusual creatures, she is happy caring for cats and dogs too.  She carries on the varied theme with her own pets, a very well-travelled one-eyed rescue cat called Nexus, a playful crossbreed called Dopey who lives with her family in Spain and two elusive milk frogs that she sees when they decide to come out of hiding.

            Rachael Middleton

            BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

              Rachael enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary practice with a particular passion for birds of prey. After graduating from the University of Bristol in 2009 she worked for several years in Dubai. There she worked extensively with falcons and zoo animal species, particularly big cats. Her favourite case is releasing an imperial eagle back into the wild after repairing its broken wing.

              After returning to the UK she worked at Bishops Stortford Veterinary Hospital before joining Wendover Heights to pursue further her interest in exotics. In her leisure time Rachael enjoys exploring the local walks and stunning scenery with her dog.

              Sophie White

              BVetMed MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

                Sophie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and worked in a variety of roles around the country before joining WHVC in July 2014. She has particular interests in pain management, acupuncture and canine behaviour.  In her spare time she volunteers at Animals In Need rescue centre, and enjoys baking to unwind. She has two rescue dogs, Elvis and Teddy, as well as rescue cockerels Winston and Rex.