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About King Street Vets

Graduate of the University of Cambridge, 2010

Karmen Webbe, MA VetMB MRCVS

Practice Owner

I am so proud to welcome you King Street Vets, just a hop across the river from where I grew up in Kingston!
 
Having decided aged 4 to become a vet, I graduated from Cambridge in 2010 and moved to Northumberland where I worked in an independent mixed practice with exotics referral for two years. I am therefore very happy not only to see your cats and dogs but also your feathered/scaled friends and I have a particular soft spot for rabbits. In 2012, I returned to South West London; working in Wandsworth for 10 years (alongside our other vet Filipe). It was a real wrench to leave all of the wonderful clients and pets that I had bonded with over this decade, but the prospect of starting my own clinic was too exciting and so King Street Vets was formed.
 
Being the local, family vet is something that has brought me huge job satisfaction and I am excited to build a compassionate, supportive veterinary care team that also shares this passion. I strongly believe that a dedicated team who love their jobs will give you and your pets the best experience. We truly aim to treat your pets as if they were our own.
 
My own pets currently include; two energetic small boys, one very patient husband, and a supremely fluffy ex-stray cat called Nemo. When not at King Street you will find me chasing my kids in Richmond Park, cooking large Chinese meals for friends, or performing street dance in my living room (every Mum’s favourite nightclub).
 
Coming to work in my own practice really is a dream come true. I am delighted to have state of the art facilities, including our new CT scanner, which will help us diagnose your pets quickly. We want any time spent with us to be as stress-free as can be, and have purposefully designed the practice to have dedicated consult rooms and wards for specific species. We are especially good with nervous patients. I really cannot wait to show you around the clinic and get to know you all, so please pop in if you are passing by!

 

Filipe Dias, DVM MSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I knew I wanted to be a Veterinary Surgeon from a very young age. It was something I was determined to make a reality.

After I graduated in 2008, I travelled to Cornell University in NY, USA, for an internship, where I became particularly interested in all aspects of Small Animal Veterinary Practice. When I returned, I completed a Masters in Veterinary Medicine focussed on cruciate ligament rupture in dogs. This further fuelled my interest in advanced practice and led me to complete a fourteen-month rotating internship specialising in small animals at the University of Cambridge.

Since then, I have accumulated over fifteen years of general practice experience, four working alongside Karmen. Life brought us back together at King Street Vets, where I plan to offer our local community pets the best care and advice.

I speak three European languages: Portuguese, Spanish and rusty German.

When I’m not working hard, you’ll find me playing with my family dog Chico, and sailing and surfing on the beautiful coast of the Algarve, where I’m proudly from.

Carmel Sivill

Veterinary Care Assistant

I joined KSV in February 2023 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. Since joining, I have met so many lovely pets and their owners as well as learning lots of new things. This role is perfect for me as no day is ever the same. The job is challenging but also hugely rewarding as you really feel you can make a difference to the lives of pets every day whilst being supported by Karmen and the rest of the amazing KSV team. I would love to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse, it would be a dream come true!

I have lived and worked in Twickenham for over 20 years. I am mum to two teenage boys and my puggle called Bailey. When I’m not working hard at KSV, you’ll find me walking Bailey along the riverside, taking photographs around Twickenham or rowing on the River Thames.

Ellen Diaz

Veterinary Care Assistant

I have been working at King Street Vets since the beginning of February and have been thoroughly enjoying working as part of a close-knit team. The highlight of my day is giving TLC to patients who are recovering from procedures, although I also love assisting with surgeries as I have a keen interest in anatomy. When I’m not working, you’ll usually find me working out in the gym and playing in my garden with my super cute rescue rabbits.

Karen Pithouse

Front of House

I’m Karen, I’ve worked at King Street Vets pretty much since we opened in 2022. I’ve always been crazy about animals and over the years had many dogs. Reggie was my last boy, a gorgeous chocolate lab who I adored. Reggie made such an impression on me I once nearly bought a car (a brown mini) as to match him…. Probably for the best I didn’t! I have three lovely daughters and a very cute grandson. Working with people is a passion of mine, having run my own beauty business, worked as a receptionist in a doctors surgery, I now find myself at King Street Vets working with a lovely team and the fantastic people of Twickenham.

Louise Oakley

Front of House

I first worked in veterinary many years ago when I joined for my school work experience and stayed on as their Saturday receptionist. Since then I have spent over 25 years in customer facing roles. I have always loved all animals and as well as always having adopted family pets, my family and I have also fostered rabbits and cats for local rescue Charities. Recently we have fostered a Mum and her 5 kittens and then two 6 month old almost feral sisters which went from completely hiding for a week and wouldn’t look at you to affectionate cuddlers who went to an amazing forever home. My family call me the cat whisperer as I seem to have a real natural affinity with them. At home we have 2 rescue cats of our own who we adopted and a tortoise that we rehomed. I also adore dogs and hope to one day add one to our family when the time is right.

Kyrstie Bright 

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Kyrstie, I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014.
I have gained a wide range of experience throughout my career. This includes job roles within a hospital environment and emergency work, inpatient care, surgical nursing, consulting and managerial.
 
I met Karmen in 2016 and years later life has now brought us back together at King Street Vets.
 
I love animals of any size or species and gained an additional certificate in Veterinary Nursing of exotic species. I do have a soft spot for ‘small furries’ and birds, so much so that I have rescue ferrets of my own.
 
I have fostered for local cat charities in the past and in my spare time I volunteer for Ferret Rescue Surrey.
I am also involved with The Joanna Wildlife Hospital Charity, who amongst helping all aspects of British Wildlife, they are part of the European polecat release project. 
 
I very much look forward to meeting you and caring for your pets.