Our Veterinary Practice Team

Hannah Munt

“I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 and have spent 6 years exclusively in small animal practice.

I love all aspects of my career as a veterinary surgeon but my main passion is surgery- I am very close to completing a post graduate certificate in the subject.

I grew up in Oxfordshire and live in a village in Oxford. Outside of work I mostly enjoy dog walks with my Labrador Daisy.

I look forward to meeting you and your pets!”

Lucy Searle RVN

I have always wanted a career with animals and graduated as a veterinary nurse in February 2017. I have worked at both small animal and mixed practices and enjoy all aspects of the job; especially nursing clinics, inpatient care and surgery and anaesthesia.

I moved out last year and now live in a lovely flat in High Wycombe which I share with a very small Netherland dwarf bunny with a big attitude called Pepper. She loves running around the living room, jumping on the sofa and having her nose stroked. I particularly enjoy seeing rabbits and guinea pigs at the vets as I like running clinics where owners can get advice about health, diet and husbandry.

As a nurse I strive to make each patient that comes into us as comfortable and happy as possible whether that means providing some extra cuddles and TLC or giving a nervous cat a box to hide in. I find nursing very rewarding and feel that I make a difference to both the animals and people who visit Cherry Tree.

Michelle Monks

Michelle has over 10 years’ experience working within the Veterinary profession. Dealing with all aspects of administration to help keep the Practice running smoothly.

She lives locally with her husband, daughter and many pets including her Sphynx cat “Malcolm”         

Michael Hamilton BVM&S CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

See our section on Specialist surgical services for more information about Michael's work.

Clare Hamilton Vet MB MA MRCVS (Partner)

I graduated as a vet from Cambridge University in July 2005 and have worked exclusively in small animal practice for the past seven years.

I grew up very close to Lane End near a little place called Southend Common. I love the area and it has always been my hope to return here to be part of the community again.

I met my husband Michael at University and we have been married since 2009. We share our home with a very naughty cat called Winston and our slightly less naughty little dog Sausage.

My favourite thing about my life as a veterinary surgeon is being able to help people and their pets through difficult times. There are not many jobs where you can go home at night feeling like you have made a difference.

Alice Ruel BVSc MRCVS (Veterinary Surgeon)

I graduated from Bristol University in July 2003. I have spent most of my career working in small animal practice in the West country. I have developed a special interest in ophthalmology and hope to study for a certificate in the future.

I live in Henley and have a young family. We also own a beautiful, old Golden Retriever called Barney. Barney is a fantastic, family dog and is very patient with my little boy! Our latest addition to the family is Portly the cat, who was a rescue from Cherry Tree.

The most enjoyable thing about being a Vet is following an animal through to complete recovary. There is nothing more rewarding!

Hannah Moate RVN (Head Nurse)

Coming soon

Kim Hart RVN