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Mill Lane Vet

Meet the team

we’re here to help you and your pet

Josh Rusnak, Principal Vet

Dr Joshua Rusnak has looked after the health of Northwest London’s pets for over twenty years. He maintains the same dedication to providing independent, professional care of the highest standard for your pet.


Joshua has obtained the Cert SAS in 1998, a post-graduate qualification in small animal surgery which is 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 since 1997.

He has a cat called Mickey and a Labrador called Jamie.

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Joshua Rusnak, Principal Vet

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Dave qualified from Bristol University Vet School in 1994. After his first job, near Birmingham, he travelled and worked in Australia – and learned how to deal with lots of exotic problems like snake spider bites and tropical diseases. Since then he has been a small animal vet in the UK for nearly 30 years.


He owned and ran his own practice in Acton for many years, and since moving on from there is studying for a postgraduate qualification to specialise in animal behaviour, which he looks forwards to being able to use in his work at Mill Lane.

Dave Hodgskins
Associate Vet

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Gemma is from North West London. She studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey and was working in a small animal practice in Hertfordshire before joining Mill Lane.

Her special interests are in internal medicine and feline medicine. 


When she isn’t working she enjoys baking and spending time with her 20 year old cat Athena.

Gemma Levy
Associate Vet

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Lisa has been working with animals for over 25 years, in both private practice and charitable settings. She is passionate about animal welfare and always works to encourage a fear free environment for her patients.

Lisa is our head nurse and greatly enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with the rest of the team, working as a clinical coach and mentor to junior staff members. She is dedicated to ongoing professional education and has qualifications in leadership and management and is working towards a higher level coaching and mentoring qualification.

She has a beautiful rescue cat called Princess, who is a much loved part of her family.

Lisa Miller
Head Nurse

Caroline Szatybelko
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Ashley Yates
Veterinary Care Assistant

Samantha Hasbum
Veterinary Care Assistant

Boka Hildago, Receptionist and 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.


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Boka Hildago
Receptionist and Practice Manager

Karen Tyrrell
Part-Time Receptionist

Grace Yeeun Kim 
Part-Time Receptionist

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