Kelperland Vets Has Proudly Cared For Berkshire’s Pets For Over 50 Years

“Traditional Values, Exceptional Care”

We have stayed true to our traditional values and continue to maintain the feel of friendly, family owned, community practice, situated at the lovely location of Ledger Farm.

Our highly qualified team will provide exceptional care for your pets. We all have pets ourselves and will look after yours as though our own.

  • The health of the animal is always the  priority

  • Non-rushed consultations

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • A knowledgeable & passionate team

  • Affordable & fair pricing

We’re excited to announce we’re doing our bit to look after the environment.

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Meet The Team

Our caring, passionate team of veterinarians, nurses and support staff have years of experience – ensuring your pet is always in great hands.

Our Veterinarians

Dr Simon Ratcliffe

BVSc certAVP(GSAS) MRCVS

RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in General Small Animal Surgery & Practice Principal

Hi, I’m Simon (we’re all on first name terms here!). I took over the running of Kelperland in May 2014. I’m a dairy farmer’s son from Cheshire, and have wanted to be a vet as long as I can remember. There was always a menagerie of animals on the farm – cats, dogs, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, horses and sheep. Our local vet was therefore a constant presence at home and I became fascinated with his work; caring for animals and helping them to stay out of pain, what job could be more important? When I was 14 I spent a week in our vet’s car travelling around the area and seeing cases….I was hooked – and have been ever since!

I went University in Liverpool and graduated in 2005. I then spent 7 years at two large veterinary hospitals in the North West, with 2 years working at various veterinary clinics in London sandwiched in between.

My main clinical interest is surgery, especially orthopaedics (bones and joints). I am recognised by the RCVS (the veterinary governing body in the UK) as an “Advanced Practitioner in General Small Animal Surgery,” which reflects the level of my post graduate training and experience.

I just love being a general practitioner – getting to know clients and their pets, working together to keep our furry friends happy and healthy! I am hugely proud to have been nominated for the Petplan Vet of the Year awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

I live with my wife Camilla, our daughter Elana and son Theo. We have a little rescue terrier cross called Ruby…she’s adorable inside the house, a real snuggler, but a true terrier outside, sniffing everything and pulling on the lead 🙂 We only live around the corner from the practice so I love nothing more than popping home at lunchtime for a family walk in the nearby fields.

Outside of work and family I’m a keen sportsman and enjoy playing cricket, golf and squash. I’ve also been swimming in Bray lake on summer mornings – which is “Lovely once you’re in…”

Dr. Alex Ogley

BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Hi I’m Alex and I joined the veterinary team at Kelperland in April 2021. I graduated from the University of Bristol and have since focused on treating small animals. I have my own furry family member ‘Slinky’ who gets into endless mischief but is soon forgiven.

General practice has always been enjoyable for me and I further hope to progress my career focusing on dog and cat medicine. In my spare time I love anything crafty and can be found knee-deep in paints, pottery and anything that usually leaves a lot of mess around the house!

Dr. Fiona Dickinson

BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Hello, I’m Fiona and I joined the Kelperland team in September 2018. Since graduating from Liverpool University in 2000 I have worked in Morocco, Devon and Herefordshire but I’ve been treating the pets of Berkshire in various clinics since 2003.

I thoroughly enjoy all the many aspects that make up our role at veterinary surgeons, and relish the variety that any working day can bring. I also practice acupuncture on our patients as a complement to our other services.

I live (very) locally with our young family, the youngest 2 of whom have just started school, hopefully giving me lots of “free time” to enjoy other hobbies and relaxing outside work!

Dr. Vicki da Silva

BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, I’m Vicki and I joined the Kelperland team in August 2021. I was animal-mad growing up and achieved my childhood ambition when I qualified as a Vet from The University of Liverpool in 2004. Since then I have mainly worked in Berkshire and Surrey with a few stints of charity work in Southern Africa.

I’m now settled in Egham with my husband, our two young children, and our beautiful South African street dog, Kivuli, who won our hearts (and her plane ticket to the UK) when we lived in the Western Cape for a year.

I enjoy the variety and challenges of general practice life and am looking forward to being part of this friendly, family-based team.

Dr. Martin Ilott

BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Martin has been a lifelong resident of Windsor having attended the Windsor Boys school in the 1970s before attending Liverpool University.  Martin qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1990 and has spent his career in various roles.

His children enjoy recounting the story of his inability to sex guinea pigs, when a cute pair of “males” turned into a herd of twenty in the space of 12 months.  However, he points out they are friendly social creatures who need the company of their own kind.

He owns a little Shipooh and can be found walking her in the Great Park most days to exercise and relax.  Martin enjoys working as a general practitioner in small animal practice and aims to provide the highest level of advice to Kelperland’s clients to ensure their pets stay healthy and happy.

Our Nursing & Management Team

Camilla Ratcliffe

Business Manager

Hi, I’m Camilla and I’ve been co-managing the business since 2014 when Simon and I took over the practice. It has been a journey that has seen me leave behind my teaching career in order to build Kelperland to be the innovative business it is today…And all this whilst having our two wonderful children who are already completely animal-obsessed!

When I’m not working I adore spending time with my children and our family terrier, Ruby. A highlight has been watching all three of them become partners in crime around the house… dangerous but highly amusing on a daily basis!

I can also be found in and around Windsor enjoying a long walk or coffee-based catch-up with friends.

Donna Reynolds

Practice Manager

I joined Kelperland in March 2022. After 17 years in the Conveyancing industry, I decided a change was required and I realised 4-legged friends were just what I needed!

I currently live in Cox Green Maidenhead with my husband and daughter plus our two dogs Ollie and Milo. I also have two grown-up sons and enjoy spending days out with them and visiting them on a regular basis.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading or spending time with family, friends, and my two fur babies.

Faye Munns

RVN

Hi, I’m Faye and I’ve been working at Kelperland since 2006.

I’m Kelperland’s resident cat lady!! I currently have two cats Hank and Dale who are both very special in their own ways. They are rescue cats who I’ve picked up along the way (occupational hazard) but wouldn’t be without them.

Outside of work my hobbies include boxing training and highland dancing and I’m busy learning new dances for exams and shows later this year. I also enjoy baking for my friends and family. My Oreo cupcakes are a particular favourite and a big hit within the Kelperland team!

Lois Timms

RVN

Hi, I’m Lois. I graduated from the College of Animal Welfare in July 2019 with a Diploma in Level 3 Veterinary Nursing. I have been working in practice for a total of five years in High Wycombe, but have always lived in Maidenhead. I love all types of animals and have a particular interest in nursing care and anaesthesia.

In my spare time, I love to go for long walks in the countryside (mainly to admire and give all the dogs attention!), bake goodies for friends and family, and go to live concerts and gigs. I also have a huge love for reading, personal development, and painting.

Lotte Pearce

Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Lotte and I’ve worked at Kelperland since 2001!! Kelperland is like a second home to me and I love working here with all the great staff and amazing clients.

I live with my daughter, two dogs – Yogi and Huey, two cats – Olivia and Meatball, and one giant African land snail called Peanut. I have a large collection of retro items, succulents, and cacti and am a crafts enthusiast in my spare time too!

Kat Miller

Head Receptionist

Hi, I’m Kat and I love spending time with my gorgeous rescue dog, Daisy, as well as with my other child with just two legs! My spare time is spent walking one and watching the other play football!

I have been an enthusiastic member of the Kelperland team since September 2015 and love snapping pictures of all your cute pets for our Facebook page…. you have been warned!

Kim Brooks

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Kim. I’m local to Holyport and have really enjoyed getting to know you all and your lovely pets since joining the Kelperland team in February 2021.

I have one dog – Oscar, the most gorgeous Staffordshire bull terrier! He is full of character and is such a big part of our family. When I’m not working my spare time is taken up with my two children and a busy family life.

Mandy Orton

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Mandy and I’m local to Holyport village. I’ve lived and worked in the area for many years. I love the community spirit here and the people are great!

I joined the Kelperland team in February 2022 and felt right at home the minute I walked through their door.

I own two cats that treat me as their human slave and I’m always looking for more as they are great to have around. I do actually have a large animal family as I look after and care for a lot of animals, large and small, in the local area and they play a big part in my busy family life.

Britney Coventry

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hi, I’m Britney. I’ve been with Kelperland since August 2021 and started my formal nurse training in January 2022. I have my own three dogs who I love spending a lot of my time with; a German Shepherd called Winnie, a Jug called Fifi, and a Jack Russell called Poppy.

Outside of work I love shopping for vintage clothing and crystals – so you’ll more than likely find me rummaging in a charity shop!

Daisy Dyson

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hi, I’m Daisy and I joined the team here at Kelperland in 2021. I have my own little cavapoo called Cookie, who is my furry best friend. Throughout my teenage years my main focus was horses and I competed – sometimes even at local stables close to Kelperland!

I am hoping to start my nurse training later on this year and would love to be a fully qualified nurse one day.

History Of Our Practice

Kelperland Veterinary Centre first opened in 1958 and has grown from strength to strength ever since.

Since taking over the practice, we have reinvested heavily in modern equipment, such as digital x-ray, a dental machine and blood machines. We are taking the practice forward into the next act, incorporating modern medicine and techniques, whilst staying true to our values that have made us so successful.

We’re delighted that all of our hard work appears to be paying off – the practice has been nominated for “Vet Practice of the Year” in the prestigious PetPlan awards in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

You can trust that we will always provide the best possible care for your pet.

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