mill lane veterinary surgery
mill lane veterinary surgery

Meet the team

joshJoshua Rusnak, Principal Vet

Joshua has obtained the Cert SAS in 1998, a post-graduate qualification in small animal surgery, awarded to fewer than 15 vets in Britain each year. He also has a special interest in radiology and ultrasound.

Joshua graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 and has been living and working as a vet in North London for 13 years. Joshua has a cat called Bob and a Labrador cross called Millie who he adopted from the Mayhew Animal Home, and who comes to work with him every day and welcomes clients.

EdwardEdward Rowe, Associate Vet 

Ed graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and worked in mixed practice in Bath for 2 years before moving to Hong Kong where he worked in a private small animal clinic before joining the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) as their Assistant Senior Surgeon. In 2010 he returned to the UK to complete a Master's degree in biomedical research at Imperial College, and then went back into clinical practice. After working as a locum vet at Mill Lane in Summer 2013, he liked the practice so much that he joined the permanent staff later that year. He is currently studying for the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Small Animal Medicine.

BokaBoka Hidalgo, Practice Manager

Boka qualified from the University of St.Ciril and Metodij in her home country of Macedonia, with a degree in Psychology. When she moved to England she studied and passed an NVQ in child care.

She joined the practice in 2007 and became our practice manager in 2008. As well as organising the team, she also helps with nursing, and has a lot of experience and knowledge of handling animals. As Boka always says, there is little difference between children and animals!

She is also the main carer for our practice cat, Halle, who she loves very much. 

GerryGerry Ailincai, RVN Head Nurse

Gerry qualified as Veterinary Nurse in 2010 in her native Auckland, New Zealand, where she worked as a theatre nurse. After a year working and travelling  in Germany she made the move to the UK to further her career as a locum nurse in a variety of London clinics before joining the Mill Lane team in 2014. She is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is now the coach of our student nurses and trainees.  She has a special interest in theatre nursing, particularly orthopaedics. Gerry lives in North London with her husband and chubby British shorthair cat, Sansa. 

EleanorEleanor Taylor, Part time weekend receptionist

Eleanor joined the practice in 2015 and is currently half way through her veterinary medicine degree at the Royal Veterinary College. In the past she has worked as a zoo keeper at Whipsnade zoo, so enjoy working with a wide variety of animals and currently has 3 pet rats!, and is really happy to have joined the team here at Mill Lane.

PhotoofHallie1Halle, Practice Cat

Halle has a degree in cheekiness and an NVQ in sleeping. She spends her days at the practice sleeping by the computer, glaring at any dogs that dare enter her practice, helping herself to pet shop supplies and parading up and down the surgery front for the school children as they go past!

She is very lovable with the staff but can be unpredictable with visitors, particularly children; she is best admired from a distance!