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Meet the Team

Judit Levai DrMedVet MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Jude graduated from Budapest University in 2003. Shortly after that she started working at a small animal practice in Oxfordshire, which was also an ophthalmology referral centre, and this is where she developed her keen interest in this field. Jude joined the practice in 2006. In her spare time she is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and enjoys exploring the world and wildlife with her camera at the ready.

Ralph Sampson BVSc MRCVS -  Veterinary Surgeon

Ralph graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2001 and initially worked in a mixed practice in Somerset. He started working at the practice in 2005 as a locum and after a few months off for travelling returned to take up a permanent position. He is kept busy at home with two young children and a vegetable patch that attracts weeds and slugs! He has two ginger cats, Indy and Jonesy.


Suzanne Whight BVSc MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Suzanne qualified from Bristol University in 1994 and has worked at the Chalfont St Peter Clinic for the last 19 years. Suzanne has an interest in feline medicine, but enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary work, particularly soft tissue surgery. Suzanne lives locally with her husband, two young children and two young cats - Herbie and Dora the Explorer. She is currently employed on a part-time basis allowing her time to look after her children. Outside of veterinary work, Suzanne is a very keen vegetable gardener, spending any remaining spare time on her allotment.

Flynn Hargreaves BVSc MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Flynn graduated in veterinary science in 2013 from the University of Melbourne and then completed two years working in a small animal hospital in Australia.  Looking for new challenges and a change of scenery Flynn came to the UK and started working for the Goddard Group in 2016.  Flynn has a particular interest in preventative medicine and is happy to discuss the daily aspects of pet care to ensure your pets stay as healthy and happy as they can for as long as they can.  Although he admits it is hard to choose, Flynn is a dog person and has found it hard being away from his family's border collie, Bernie.  Outside of work Flynn enjoys staying active any way that he can and, when he's not working, is doing his best to explore the UK and Europe.


Claire Small Registered Veterinary Nurse MBVNA A1 - Head Nurse

Claire has worked at the practice since 2003 and became Head Nurse in June 2008.  She was awarded a distinction level in her National Certificate of Animal Care which she completed after leaving school.  Claire then continued on to complete her NVQ 2 & 3 in Veterinary Nursing, qualifying in 2005 and is also a clinical coach to our student nurse.  Claire has a particular interest in running the practice's weight control clinics and since completing various nutrition courses has had great success in achieving significant weight loss for many of our more portly patients.

Katherine Newell Registered Veterinary Nurse MBVNA SQP PHC

Katherine qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2004 and joined the practice in 2010.  She currently lives on a small holding with her husband and has a small herd of sheep, chickens and ducks.  She also has a dog called Mink, a cat called Magic and two rabbits called Rosie and Bean.  Katherine has a keen interest in geriatric patient care.


Carl Johnson - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Carl started working in veterinary practice in 2006 and went on to start his training in 2008 and qualified as an RVN in 2011.  Carl has always worked in small animal practice and joined the team at Chalfont in February 2015 after locuming with us for a short period.  Carl enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but has a particular interest in radiography and surgical nursing. He lives in Uxbridge with his partner and outside of work enjoys playing football and golf.

Emma Swerling - Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emma joined the practice in August 2008 shortly after completing her A-levels and touring South Africa with the school’s senior netball team. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in early 2011. Emma still plays netball as well as enjoying running with her Springer Spaniels and Chihuahua.  She lives on a farm and has always been involved in farm life and takes an active role whenever possible. In her spare time she likes socialising with friends and watching films.


Jaime Collins - Veterinary Care Assistant

Jaime has worked in veterinary practice since 1998 and joined the team at Chalfont in October 2005.  At home she has two rough collies and two cats.  Jaime has a keen interest in wildlife photography.

Stephanie Wicks - Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Stephanie joined the practice in April 2015 after achieving a Level 3 in Animal Management in 2014. She transferred to the Chalfont team in 2017. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her cat and two rabbits.  Her hobbies include horse riding and dog walking.


Claire Sargent -  Receptionist

Elaine McLellan VN - Volunteer Veterinary Nurse