Meet the Team

Meet our team of veterinary surgeons and supporting staff

Are you looking for reliable vets who provide safe and effective pet vaccination in the Cranleigh area? Look no further than Brookmead Veterinary Surgery. Every member of our team is dedicated to caring for your pet.

Meet our team of vet surgeons and supporting staff


Neill Horton

Neill Horton BVSc MRCVS (Partner)

Neill qualified from Liverpool University in 1998. He moved back to Surrey and joined Brookmead Veterinary Surgery in June 2002. Then he became a partner in 2007. Neill likes to see a wide variety of pets and goes to great lengths to ensure they get the best treatment he can give. He would like to have a Scottish Terrier - but has been saying that ever since he arrived! In his spare time, Neill pursues his lifelong interest in model railways. He also enjoys photography and vegetable gardening.
Neil Coode

Neil Coode BVSc MRCVS VetMFHom (Partner)

Neil qualified from Bristol Veterinary College in 1987. He joined Brookmead Veterinary Surgery in 1989 and has built a following of loyal clients with their pets over the 25 years he has been here. Neil qualified as a Homeopathic Faculty Member in 1998, and people now also refer to him for this and other alternative treatments. Neil is married to Kath and they have three children – Joe, Callum and Hamish. He enjoys playing and listening to music and is an active member of his local Baptist Church.


Lauren Thoroughgood

Hazel Taylor 
(Veterinary Nurse - Part Time)

Hazel qualified in 1993 and after working in general practice moved to a large wildlife hospital before joining us here at Brookmead Veterinary Surgery. Her knowledge of wildlife care has proved invaluable to us when wildlife has been brought into the surgery.
Hazel enjoys wildlife photography and has worked as a volunteer at several animal charities. She has two dogs, a Lurcher and a Border Collie who keep her busy.
Photo coming soon!

Lauren Thoroughgood
(Veterinary Nurse)

Lauren initially came to us as a locum nurse but then decided to join us full time. She has an endearing black Shih-tzu called Dave.
Claire Anderson

Claire Anderson (Student Nurse)

Claire is a jolly Scotts lass who joined us in 2015 with just one lovely dog (Rascal) but soon took charge of another dog (Mara) when she was brought into the practice as a stray. Claire has been running the very successful Puppy Parties for us.

Kerry-Anne Hawkins (Head Nurse)

We were pleased to have Kerry-Anne join the team here as Head Nurse in December 2015. We hope to have a picture of her with her little dog soon!
Photo coming soon!

Claire Mariner 
(Veterinary Nurse - Part Time)

Claire joined us in 2016. She is a cat lover and has two in her family. Claire enjoys singing as part of a choir in Sussex.
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Gina Perry (Animal Care Assistant)

Gina is one of our longest serving members of staff. She has a Blue Point Siamese cat called Billy. 

Reception and administration staff

Carol Morley

Carol Morley (Office Manager)

Carol joined Brookmead Veterinary Surgery in 2010 as the Office Manager. She has four dogs, two Labs, a Terrier and a Spaniel, and enjoys taking them for long walks in the beautiful countryside. She also looks after 12 ferrets! Carol says ‘I work mainly in the back office but like to take every opportunity to meet the lovely pets that come in to see us’.

Delaine Shearman (Admin and Receptionist)

Delaine joined us in November 2012 to work in the office and cover reception when required. Living on a small farm with dogs, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep and cattle, she is very familiar with the joys and worries of keeping them all fit and healthy!
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Emma Church (Part-Time Receptionist)

Emma joined us in October 2011 after taking a break from Veterinary Reception/Nursing to bring up her son. Though she has always had Cocker Spaniels, she now has an Irish Setter called Molly as well as her Tortie Cat – Lilly. Emma and Molly enjoy dog training and long walks in the countryside. Emma works here on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Justine Pelling (Part-Time Receptionist)

Justine works on the reception on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She has a lovely Golden Retriever called Harry.
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Liz Rapley (Part-time Receptionist)

Liz joined our team in 2015. She has recently acquired two beautiful Springer Spaniels.
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Call Brookmead Veterinary Surgery on 01483 274 242 for pet vaccination at reasonable prices in Cranleigh

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