Meet our Team

puppy and kitten
Istvan Makaresz Veterinary Surgeon Dr.Vet.Med. M.R.C.V.S

Dr Istvan Makaresz Dr.Vet.Med. M.R.C.V.S

More about Istvan

Istvan is originally from Hungary but has lived and worked in the UK for many years. He has worked at Beechwood Vets since 2016 but locumed for us for some considerable time prior to joining our team. He has a cat named ‘Tofu’ and terrapins

Larissa Pozzati Veterinary Surgeon M.R.C.V.S

Miss Larissa Pozzati M.R.C.V.S

More about Larissa

Larissa is an excellent locum, originally from Italy, who lives in Brighton. She used to work for the PDSA and has been coming to us for some years for regular consistent cover.

Rachel Davis Veterinary Surgeon B.V.M.S. Certificate in Sheep, Health and Production M.R.C.V.S

Rachel Davis

More about Rachel
Rachel has worked with us full time since 2012 and had locumed for us for some time prior to joining our team of vets.
Rosina Traverso Veterinary Surgeon B.V.Sc. M.R.C.V.S.

Rosine Traverso

More about Rosina

Rosina is a very experienced regular locum, originally from Gibraltar and now based very locally. She has been working with us since 2008. She has two dachshunds called ‘Fish’ and ‘Saffron’.

Christopher Wells Veterinary Surgeon B.V.Sc. M.R.C.V.S.

Chris Wells

More about Chris
Chris has been at Beechwood Vets since 1994, initially going into partnership with the previous owner, Miss MacMillan, and then taking over 3 years later on her retirement. Along with his wife Rose, they have 3 cats – Esmerelda, Brian and Dave. Chris loves to travel – always wildlife orientated trips, and is a keen member of the R.S.P.B. He also has a collection of slightly unkempt bonsai trees to match his love of “wildlife” gardening.
Rose Mostyn Veterinary Surgeon B.Sc. B.Ved.Med M.R.C.V.S.

Dr Rose Mostyn B.Sc. B.Ved.Med M.R.C.V.S.

More about Rose
Rose is married to Chris and she does acupuncture by arrangement at the practice. They own 3 cats with Brian shown in the photo.
Paula Tidey Registered Veterinary Nurse

Paula Tidey

More about Paula
Paula is our Registered Qualified Veterinary Nurse and started working for us at the age of 14. She left to pursue her training and returned to Beechwood Vets fully qualified in 2006. She is our Pet Health Councillor and runs weight management clinics by appointment. Paula has had many animals in the past and pictured with her is ‘Charlie’ her 3 legged cat who she has had since he had a car accident and lost his leg 15 years ago. She has various other animals at home including her family.
Nicola Mayers

Nicola and Mary

More about Nic

Nic is one of our veterinary nursing assistants, who has worked with us since 2009. She has several cats, fish and a lovely dog called ‘Mary’ shown in the photo.

Lisa Coombe

Lisa Coombe

More about Lisa
Lisa is one of our veterinary nursing assistants, she has worked with us since 2005. She has a cat called ‘Urserla’.
Pam Rooke

pam rooke

More about Pam

Pam works on reception. She processes all insurance forms and she does a small amount of nursing if required. She has been very successful showing Burmese cats over many years with many champions. She has worked with us since 1997!

Jane Bray

Jane Bray

More about Jane

Jane has worked with us since 2014 doing accounts, staff rota’s, administration (basically managing our practice!) as well as some reception cover. She has cats, tortoises and a very lively Cockapoo called ‘Brook’.

Mandy Mileham

Mandy Mileham

More about Mandy
Mandy is one of our receptionists and has worked with us since 2006. She has two cats called ‘Asti’ and ‘Ellwood’.
Fiona Cahill

More about Fiona
Fiona has worked with us since 2013 and is one of our receptionists. She has two terriers called ‘Alfie’ and ‘Millie’.