We are a small animal practice in Reading, first established as part of the Nine Mile Veterinary Group set up in 1985. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Charlotte has worked for Buchanan Veterinary Group since June 2018 as clinical director. She graduated in 2012 from the Royal Veterinary College in London, and throughout her career has developed a strong interest in surgery, completing a certificate in advanced veterinary practice in October 2016. Charlotte is now working towards her RCVS synoptic exam in general small animal surgery to become a RCVS recognised advanced practitioner in the subject. Prior to joining us here at Buchanan Vets, Charlotte worked at PetMedics – a 24-hour emergency hospital for three years. Following this she completed time working in a range of other clinics building her soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery skills. When Charlotte is not working she is a busy mum to her young family. She enjoys walking her Jack Russell Terrier and Collie cross and spending time with her family.
Dr Encarnacion Gonzalez MRCVS
Encarna joined Buchanan Veterinary Group in May 2016. She qualified as a veterinary surgeon in September 2014 at the Complutense University of Madrid. Encarna has worked in numerous hospitals in order to gain experience in veterinary medicine. She has also completed an intensive course in ophthalmology at university. Encarna would like to gain more experience in ophthalmology and is working really hard towards achieving this. She enjoys talking and spending time with our clients and their pets, making sure she offers the best possible care available. In her spare time, Encarna likes to go ice-skating and to the cinema; she also loves to read.
Dr Sylwia Kalisz MRCVS
Sylwia graduated from Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2017. She worked as a vet in Poland for a year in a small animal clinic treating dogs and cats and also exotic pets before joining us at Buchanan's. Sylwia really enjoys working with all kinds of animals. During her studies she was practicing in various locations to gain experience, including the Warsaw zoo. Sylwia participated in a few conferences to expand her knowledge. Outside of work Sylwia loves to travel and enjoys meeting new people.
Angelica Korostij DVM MRCVS
Angelica graduated from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in 2017 and after graduation she completed half a year traineeship in a small and exotic animal referral hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. After the traineeship she was gaining experience in small animal field in Vilnius, Lithuania. Already since her studies years she valued international experience and in 2015 she went for a full academic year student exchange programme to University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Angelica joined Buchanan Veterinary Group in April 2019 after relocating from Lithuania. Her main veterinary interests include dermatology, cytology, nutrition and internal medicine. Angelica is passionate about environmental sustainability, photography, travelling, discovering different cultures and languages.
Dr Louise Woodhall BVM BVS BSAVA PGCertSAM MRCVS
Louise graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012 and worked in a busy small animal hospital for five years before moving to a small local practice. Louise has worked for Buchanan Veterinary Group since December 2018 after relocating to the area. She has a strong interest in medical cases and completed the BSAVA small animal medicine certificate in 2018. Outside of work Louise enjoys swimming, walking and spending time with her two horses.