Dr. Malcolm is a truly internationally experienced veterinary surgeon, having worked in the UK and Hong Kong before moving out to Dubai in 2004. As a Bristol graduate, he also had the opportunity to study in Canada. He has a specialty qualification in Small Animal Medicine from the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, and also does most of the surgery on the small exotic mammals! Dr. Malcolm is well versed with both primary and second opinion consultations. Having nursed his own pets through heart failure, thyroid illnesses, Cushing's and kidney disease, he has a specific and practical interest in these disease processes. He has completed post graduate radiography, imaging and medicine courses, and attended the International Feline Medicine conference for a week in 2013. When not practicing, Dr. Malcolm enjoys triathlon and has completed four Ironman races and many marathons. He is the proud owner of a mini zoo, with 2 rescue Salukis, and a Standard Poodle who came with him from the UK, 4 rescue cats and a foundling hedgehog!
Dr. Monique is a Queensland graduate from way back in the 90's! She has a specialty membership in Small Animal Medicine from the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and spends most of her time in the operating theatre. She is very experienced in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and has a keen interest in eye procedures. Her 2015 goal is to re-establish the Feline Friendly Cat clinic again and make every vet visit as stress-free as possible for both cats and dogs. When not at work, Dr. Monique doubles as an endurance athlete and competes in both marathons and Ironman races. Her goal is to beat Dr. Malcolm.
Dr. Scott McDougall, BVMS MRCVS
Scott qualified from the University of Glasgow in UK. He has worked for almost 17 years as a Small Animal Vet with over 7 years experience in Dubai. He joined the practice in 2014. Scott has a busy family life, involving his wife, 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats and various other smaller members of the family. When not at work he enjoys reading and spending as much time with his family as he can.
Chris has been a Vet since graduating from the University of Bristol in UK with a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science (BVSc) and a Bachelor's degree in Science in Biochemistry (BSc). He is a practicing member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) and currently lives and works in the sunny Emirate of Dubai, UAE. A skilled small animal first opinion general practitioner, he also has a wide experience across both medicine and surgery, including out-of-hours (OOH) and emergency practice. In addition to clinical interests, he has a passion for marketing and communication, actively engaging in and implementing effective marketing and PR campaigns for a number of clinics. This is in addition to his work as an author, publisher and advisor on vet careers and vet school applications (Vet School Success), and pet care app developer (Mucky Pup & Purrfect Paws). He was a Highly Commended runner-up in the 2011 Young Marketer of the Year Award, run by The Veterinary Marketing Association. When Chris is not writing his next book or geeking over some technological newbie he can be found leaping from perfectly good aeroplanes and helicopters in the name of adrenaline-fueled fun. He completed Ironman Lake Tahoe in 2015.
Dr. Dr Charlene Sim, BVSc, MACVSc
Charlene graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia. She worked for some of the best hospitals in Sydney and Canberra prior to moving to Dubai. These hospitals believe in providing gold standard, human grade care for their patients. She believes in evidence based medicine. She strives to provide the most up to date diagnostic and therapeutic care. She has a special interest in internal medicine and enjoys managing complicated medical cases. She is also competent in managing second opinion cases. In 2017, Charlene was awarded her membership in Small Animal Internal Medicine from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences with distinction. In 2018, she attained a certificate from the Veterinary Education Institute in Australia for the use of Fluid therapy in complex medical cases. Charlene believes that your pet is a big part of the family and having one should be an enjoyable experience. She understands that a vet visit can be an anxious time for some pets. Hence her gentle approach in a fear free and minimal stress environment is key to being able to provide the best care for your pet.
Dr. Stephanie Govier, BAppSci (HMS Ex Sci) BVSc
Stephanie is from the tropical city of Cairns, Australia, and she moved to Dubai with her husband, her dog and her cat in 2016. She graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia with first class honors, and following graduation she completed a 1 year small animal internship at the UQ Small Animal Referral Hospital. For the following 3 years she worked at a small animal clinic in Cairns, and in 2016 she started working at Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre. Her special interest areas are in small animal internal medicine, critical care and emergency. When she’s not working Stephanie loves surfing, playing hockey, traveling and photography.
Dr. Felicity Barber, BVetMed
Felicity studied Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. She previously worked in private practice in London and Hertfordshire. She joined the team in 2018. Felicity has a cross corgi rescue dog named Kokoni. She enjoys yoga, painting, and running.
Dr. Milena Zanetti, MRCVS
Milena graduated from the University of Parma in Italy. She participated in an internship in a referral center in the North of Italy. After this initial experience in her own country she moved to the UK and became a member of the RCVS in 2013. She worked as a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon in North Wales then in South England, Christchurch for 3 years. She decided to move overseas and after a 3-month volunteering experience in an animal shelter in Thailand she moved to India and became the Head Vet in a modern new born veterinary hospital in busy Mumbai, the Indian financial capital. In 2018 she made the decision to move to Dubai and start working with the team. Milena loves nature, music, travelling, painting, yoga, outdoor sports and loves to explore, discover, keep learning and improving. Surfing and skateboarding is her newly discovered hobby.
Dr. Patrik Holmboe, BSc DVM