Mill Lane Vet

Meet the team

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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

Anna Di Toma, Vet

Anna is originally from Italy where she graduated in Veterinary Medicine at University of Padova in 2012.

 

She has been working in small animal practice in Portugal for several years before coming to London to join the Aylmer Parade team.

Her special interests are internal medicine, feline medicine, imaging and animal behaviour. 

 

When she isn’t working she enjoyes taking pictures around the city, practicing yoga or relaxing in a cosy café.

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Anna Di Toma
Associate Vet

Sarah Cronin, Vet

Sarah is originally from Cork, Ireland where she completed an honours degree in Biochemistry, before going on to study veterinary medicine at Edinburgh University. She graduated in 2016, since when she has been working in small animal practice in the UK.

 

She has also undertaken veterinary volunteering trips in Asia, before joining the Aylmer Parade team in summer 2019.

 

When she isn’t working, she practices yoga regularly and recently qualified as a yoga teacher. She also enjoys running and baking.

Sarah Cronin
Associate Vet

Sarah Cronin, Vet

Sarah is originally from Cork, Ireland where she completed an honours degree in Biochemistry, before going on to study veterinary medicine at Edinburgh University. She graduated in 2016, since when she has been working in small animal practice in the UK.

 

She has also undertaken veterinary volunteering trips in Asia, before joining the Aylmer Parade team in summer 2019.

 

When she isn’t working, she practices yoga regularly and recently qualified as a yoga teacher. She also enjoys running and baking.

Sarah Cronin
Associate Vet

Anna Di Toma, Vet

Anna is originally from Italy where she graduated in Veterinary Medicine at University of Padova in 2012.

 

She has been working in small animal practice in Portugal for several years before coming to London to join the Aylmer Parade team.

Her special interests are internal medicine, feline medicine, imaging and animal behaviour. 

 

When she isn’t working she enjoyes taking pictures around the city, practicing yoga or relaxing in a cosy café.

Additional languages spoken:
🇮🇹🇵🇹🇫🇷

Anna Di Toma
Associate Vet

Anna Di Toma, Vet

Anna is originally from Italy where she graduated in Veterinary Medicine at University of Padova in 2012.

 

She has been working in small animal practice in Portugal for several years before coming to London to join the Aylmer Parade team.

Her special interests are internal medicine, feline medicine, imaging and animal behaviour. 

 

When she isn’t working she enjoyes taking pictures around the city, practicing yoga or relaxing in a cosy café.

Additional languages spoken:
🇮🇹🇵🇹🇫🇷

Anna Di Toma
Associate Vet

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.

 

Additional languages spoken:

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Boka Hidalgo

Receptionist and Practice Manager

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.

Additional languages spoken:

🇮🇱🇦🇺

Joshua Rusnak, Principal Vet

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Christian graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1999, and has been working as a vet in the local area since 2006, joining the Mill Lane team in 2022. He is still very much an all round general practitioner, and over the past few years has developed a particular interest in dental health and oral surgery.   

He lives with his family in West Hampstead and currently has two cats called Bertie & Bullet.

Christian LeVan
Associate 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

Ashley Yates
Veterinary Care Assistant

Caroline Szatybelko
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.

 

Additional languages spoken:

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Boka Hildago
Receptionist and Practice Manager

Karen Tyrrell
Part-Time Receptionist

Grace Yeeun Kim 
Part-Time Receptionist