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

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


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

Hi, I’m Simon (we’re all on first name terms here!). In 2014 my wife Camilla and I took over the running of Kelperland. It has been owned principally by 4 families in succession since the practice was first opened in Maidenhead in 1958 and we are extremely proud to continue this tradition. It’s really important to us that we are truly independent, as opposed to being owned by huge corporations, like many small practices are these days. Why does this matter? If you’re used to going to a corporate-owned practice, and then you come to us, you’ll find out!

I’m a dairy farmer’s son from Cheshire, and have wanted to be a vet as long as I can remember. Camilla is a secondary school biology teacher by trade, but she has put that to one side for the ten years since we took over Kelperland to run the business side. We moved to Windsor and bought the practice when we had been married for less than a year! It’s been a roller-coaster for sure (!) but we are proud to run a business that is important to the local community and employs local people.

I went University in Liverpool and graduated in 2005. I genuinely love being a general practitioner vet – getting to know clients and your pets, working together to keep our furry friends happy and healthy! The job is full of variety, fun and challenge and I wouldn’t do anything else.

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. This means we can offer a wide variety of procedures for your pet here at Kelperland, as opposed to needing to be referred to another practice.

We also now welcome referrals from other practices – we are here to help with procedures that your normal vet may not offer but at a price point below specialist referral centres. We have an ‘Affordable Fracture Fixation Scheme’ too. In some practices if a pet breaks their leg the only option available to clients is to be sent to a specialist. The care received would be amazing but the price is high. We are offering a middle ground where I, as an advanced surgeon but not a specialist, perform the surgery for a more affordable fixed price. We’ve already started seeing cases on this scheme – including a classic broken leg in a puppy on Christmas Eve!

Camilla and I live locally with our daughter Elana and son Theo. The practice is truly a family affair – we use the kennels to control the children if they become unruly! Our family dog is Finlay, a border terrier. He is ridiculously friendly and comes with us into the practice office each day and to check on inpatients in the evenings.

Outside of work and family I’m a keen sportsman and enjoy all sports. I play cricket for the MCC and love paddle boarding on the Bray lake in the mornings before work.

If you’d like to come to our practice Camilla and I will do everything we can to look after you and your pets. We look forward to meeting you!

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 as 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. Nikki Benawra

BVSc MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon

Hello, I’m Nikki and I joined Kelperland in November 2022.  I graduated from the University of Surrey in 2020 and have been working as a small animal vet in Berkshire since then.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine but have a particular interest in imaging and surgery.

I have a 9-year-old Dachshund called Rolo who was my inspiration to become a vet and in my spare time you can find us both enjoying walks in Windsor Great Park.

Our Nursing & Management Team

Camilla Ratcliffe

Business Manager

Hi, I’m Camilla and I’ve been managing Kelperland since 2014 when we took over the practice.  It has been quite a journey transforming a one-man local vets to be the bustling business it is today.  We take pride in our independent ethos, family-based principles, and compassionate team.

Outside of work, I have two wonderful children (already completely animal-obsessed) and a Border terrier, Finlay.  We enjoy going for long walks or bike rides and I also love yoga and drinking coffee or wine with friends!



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!


Reception Manager

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!



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.



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.


Student Veterinary Nurse

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!


Student Veterinary Nurse

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.


Veterinary Care Assistant

Hi, I’m Katie, and I started working at Kelperland in September 2022 after finishing my A levels. I did A-level biology and have always been interested in working with animals. I have my own little sprocker spaniel called Milo who’s absolutely crazy!

Outside of work I play the flute and have done it since I was 7. I also enjoy taking Milo out on long walks with friends.
I’m hoping to start my nurse training next year.

History Of Our Practice

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

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

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