Simon Lapish

BSc BVetMed MRCVS
Favourite veterinary word: Crypts of Lieberkühn?

At Denton Vets since: I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005, I spent time in a large small animal hospital in Essex followed by several years with the veterinary team at Battersea Cats and Dogs Home in London. I returned to private small animal practice with a 2 week locum stint at 'Denton Veterinary Surgery' in Wokingham where, 10 years later, I remain!

Pets: Bert the mutt, 10 yrs old.

Favourite thing about being a vet: I have particular interests in animal behaviour and general surgery.

Meet the team

A word from the owner

Some of my first memories are of my visits to to the Sheffield PDSA charity veterinary hospital, where my father was the senior veterinary surgeon. Having followed in his footsteps and qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005, I spent time in a large small animal hospital in Essex followed by several years with the veterinary team at Battersea Cats and Dogs Home in London. I returned to private small animal practice with a 2 week locum stint at ‘Denton Veterinary Surgery’ in Wokingham where, 10 years later, I remain! 

I immediately fell in love with the old fashioned personal ‘family vet’ ethos and then in 2015 when I was presented with the opportunity to purchase the practice, there was only one choice. I moved to the area with my wife Laura (another vet and co-owner of the practice), our young family and our one-of-kind rescue dog Bert. 

I enjoy all aspects of small animal veterinary practice and have particular interests in animal behaviour (which I studied to degree level at Kings College London half way through my veterinary degree) and general surgery. My ambition for the practice is to continue to cultivate a warm and friendly environment in which my staff can work to provide excellent care with clinical freedom, where animals feel safe and comforted and where owners feel they are informed and involved as we make clinical decisions together.

Our Vets

Simon Lapish MRCVS

Owner and Vet
Favourite veterinary word: Crypts of Lieberkühn?

Pet: Bert the rescue mutt with a heart problem, a liver problem and inflammatory bowel disease

At Denton Vets since: I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005, I spent time in a large small animal hospital in Essex followed by several years with the veterinary team at Battersea Cats and Dogs Home in London. I returned to private small animal practice with a 2 week locum stint at 'Denton Veterinary Surgery' in Wokingham where, 10 years later, I remain!

Pets: Bert the mutt, 10 yrs old.

Favourite thing about being a vet: I have particular interests in animal behaviour and general surgery.

Charlie Tewson MRCVS

Associate Vet
Favourite veterinary word: Gubernaculum

At Denton Vets since: Qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2014. Having provided some temporary holiday cover for the last few years I joined the practice permanently in January 2020.

Pets: I have two black rescue cats called Juan and Faustus, and four ex-battery chickens.

Favourite thing about being a vet: Veterinary dentistry; I have started a certificate to become an Advanced Practitioner in veterinary dentistry.

Favourite food: Pizza (Currently Pappa John’s Veggie Jackfruit Pepperoni)

Our Nurses

Kay Bennett RVN

Veterinary Nurse
Favourite veterinary word: Borborygmus

At Denton Vets since: I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2007 and first joined Denton Vets in 2008.

Pets: I have two cats called Yogi and Boo born in 2008, and a Welsh Terrier called Ranger born in 2013.

Favourite aspect of the job: I have a particular interest in diet/weight management and nutrition for pets.

Favourite food: Always chocolate, especially the fruit ones in the tins of chocolates that nobody else likes.

Jo Martin RVN

Veterinary Nurse
Favourite veterinary word: Ileocecocolic junction

At Denton Vets since: I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1989 and started at Denton Vets in 2015.

Pets: I have five cats, Maisy, George, Sugar, Mogwai and Chester.

Favourite aspect of the job: I have a particular interest in feline behaviour.

Favourite food: Pasta and chocolate, but not necessarily together…

Sarah Radley BSc RVN SQP

Veterinary Nurse
Favourite Veterinary Word: Ctenocephalides felis

At Denton vets since: I qualified as a veterinary nurse in November 2018 and started at Denton in November 2020.

Pets: one very spoilt rescue collie cross called Cassie, three guinea pigs, a rabbit, two gerbils, one russian hamster, one tortoise, one bearded dragon, two budgies, two zebra finches, five land hermit crabs, two goldfish and an assortment of African land snails, stick insects, cockroaches, train millipedes and other invertebrates.

Favourite aspect of the job: patient care, working as a team, nurse consultations, dentistry and I also have a particular interest in small furry exotics.

Favourite food: oranges, veggie sweets, tofu and dry roasted peanuts!

Administration

Dean Buglass

Practice Manager
Favourite veterinary word: Trichobezoar

At Denton Vets since: I have been working in the veterinary sector since 1995 and joined Denton Vets in 2011.

Pets: I have a cat named Harley who I adopted after he was brought to the practice severely injured having been hit by a car.

Favourite aspect of the job:I'm comfortable with pretty much anything that needs to be done around the practice, from holding animals for the vets to running lab tests to insurance forms organising the day to day running of the practice.

Favourite food: (Dark) chocolate

Sally Chambers

Reception
Favourite veterinary word: Brachycephalic

Pets: I have a dog named Zak, a rescue Jack Russell, and walking him is also top of my list of things to do.

Favourite aspect of the job: I have worked in the veterinary reception field for 12 years and love the variation that the profession brings each day – Nothing is ever the same!

Favourite food: Chocolate