Meet the Staff

Find out more about our dedicated team of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and care assistants.

Alyson Hardman

Dr Alyson Hardman BVSc MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon and Owner

I qualified from Bristol veterinary school in 1997 and have worked in first opinion practice in Wiltshire and Surrey since then. Having grown up in Wimbledon, I returned to the area and lived in Surrey in 2000. I first started the clinic as a mobile practice in 2011 after the birth of my second child and was fortunate to acquire the base clinic in 2016.

I am delighted as to how the clinic has progressed over the years and it has enabled me to fulfill by life’s ambition which is to run a clinic that cares for pets with its heart and soul and I am really fortunate to be surrounded by likeminded colleagues that go above and beyond.

On a personal note I live in West Sussex with my 2 children and a menagerie of animals, 3 dogs, a three legged cat, 2 guinea pigs and a number of chickens ! Life is never dull.

Dr Kate Simpson MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I Graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 2001 and then followed that by completing a Small Animal Medicine Internship at the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2003. I have worked in small animal general practice with my special interests lying in Cardiology, Ultrasonography and Small animal Medicine. At home I combine my working life with spending time with my husband, 2 children and 2 dogs and very much enjoy walking in the Surrey Hills. I also have the challenge of training my ever energetic young Labrador which keeps the whole family on its toes!

Charlotte Bolshaw

Charlotte Bolshaw

Practice Manager

I have a background in Human Factors and Customer Service which began in the aviation industry and then extended into the corporate world. Although originally from Wiltshire, I now live in Surrey, am married with two children and I am proud to own a very lively ex police Springer Spaniel called Martha, a rescue cat called Barbara and a Maine Coon called Dusty.

I was really excited to be invited to work at the practice in September 2020 and a be a part of such a great team. I enjoy sneaking down from the office to give the animals cuddles and have gained two animals since working here.

Claire Green RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I always loved animals growing up and after school I got a kennel assistant job at a local veterinary hospital. Once I had finished college, I got a job as a Veterinary Nurse and I qualified in 2005 and have locumed for various clinics as well as being stationed at one clinic for 13 years before starting at the House Vet in 2016.

I really enjoy caring for patients undergoing surgery and also meeting owners and their pets during nurse clinics. Puppy socialisation classes is also something I love running. I take care of the all insurance claims and love being part of the fantastic team we have.

I live with my husband Darren, my two children, Harrison and Molly, along with our Labrador Pepe, 2 guinea pigs and chickens! I also run a cat sitting business caring for pets whilst their owners are away.

Emma Collins

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have been working at Rowly since 2014, starting out as a Saturday help, cleaning kennels, mopping floors & holding animals. I started my nurse training in September 2017 having completed my veterinary care assistant course that year. In May 2021 I finally gained my qualification and am now a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

I have a special interest in mating management and reproduction in dogs and neonatal care, quite often people call me the ‘canine midwife’! I am always happy to help with any questions you may have.

I also have an interest in anesthesia and theatre practice, so I can’t wait to explore all the certificates and courses that are on offer.

At home I have Jack Russell terrier called Henry, Bengal cat called Shadow, an African Pygmy Hedgehog called Harley and 3 guinea pigs. In my spare time I enjoy socializing with friends, walking Henry, cooking and baking.

Hazel Verden

Hazel Verden

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996 and I have worked in practices in the local area ever since. Gaining experience nursing  a wide variety of animals from horses to snakes. My interests are in Feline Nursing and behaviour and I am currently working towards a certificate in Feline Nursing. I also enjoy anaesthesia and all aspects of nursing care.

I live with my husband John and our two children Ella and Maddie. We have a dog called Teasel, two Guinea pigs Flo and Miko and a hamster called Sid.

Abigail Randtoul

Abigail Randtoul

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined Rowly House Vets in June 2020 during the madness of the pandemic. I quickly fell in love with my job, I then started training to become a Veterinary Care Assistant! I am about to start the next journey of becoming a Veterinary Nurse, and I can’t wait! At home I have two cats, and one crazy spaniel.

Carolyn Randtoul


I joined the clinic in December 2018 and am really enjoying my role as receptionist. I especially enjoy getting to know the clients and their pets and welcoming them into the clinic. At home I have a husband and 2 children as well as a very energetic spaniel called Harley and two very tolerant cats called Marble and Buttons!

Helen West

Helen West

Evening Receptionist

Having been a full time SpLD teacher for 16 years I have now taken on this role to enable me to pursue my main interest, horses. I have a share in a lovely Connemara pony Misty so can be seen out and about hacking around the Surrey Hills regularly or working hard in the sand school. I also volunteer once a week at an equine rehabilitation centre. At home I have a lovely husband called Tim with whom I share a rescue cat named Joey. As a child I had cats and a dog but always volunteered to look after my friends pets when they were on holiday so have enjoyed the experience of looking after chickens, quails, ducks, gerbils, rabbits and guinea pigs too.

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What our customers say

I have been so lucky to have The House Vet look after my dogs for some years. Alyson and her team have always given us excellent care and coming to the house has made the experience very easy for the dogs, keeping them calm and stress free.

When I lost my previous dog (he was over 14, to cancer) Alyson and her brilliant team were with us all the way, giving us so much help and support. Now I have been delighted to introduce my new puppy to this great vet practice which I highly recommend.

Alison Goodlife

A proper family vet with a no nonsense approach to caring for our 4 legged loved ones. No unnecessary medication, no extra hidden charges, no milking the owners at the expense of the pet. They truly care about the animals they treat. Alyson really knows her stuff and only employs others who do the same. I would not use a ‘chain vet’ ever again. If you want a vet who replicates the practices of an old fashioned GP for humans – look no further.

Katie Brodie

I can’t express how grateful I am to this wonderful team. I travel over an hour to visit Alyson and the team as I wouldn’t trust anybody else with my two senior dogs. They’ve been here for us for routine dental care and spaying right through to the trauma of saying goodbye to our beloved pets. Always a kind and professional service, I really can’t recommend them enough. Thank you again x

Alex Stryczek

So grateful for having found the best of vets for our rescue senior boys – we feel they actually have no idea Alyson and her team are vets/nurses, they just come and give them attention and cuddles. The holistic nature of the care is second to none. They have filled a gaping hole – with an old fashioned, honest approach to vet care – treating your pet as they would their own – filling a void to maybe the elderly owner, or those who don’t drive – offering to visit your pet at home, as a matter or course, not as an exception – for our senior arthritic rescue dog and his brother – this was a game changer. A no stress scenario, with the best care. We couldn’t recommend this practice more highly. Many thanks Alyson and everyone at The House Vet.

DT Lewis

Just the most amazing people. They were incredibly supportive when they treated my dog Polly just before she passed away. Being able to be with her when she passed, rather than her being treated away in another room, was so valuable to me in being able to process it all.

Hannah Roberts

The team from The House Vet have look after my numerous animals for years now. They have always been professional yet friendly and shown me much patience with the 100’s of questions I ask. I never feel rushed on an appointment at home or in surgery. A great team to have by my side. Alyson is a real Gem!!

Maggie Spencer

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