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Veterinary Surgeons

Dr Malcolm Cleveland


Malcolm qualified from London University in 1984 with medal in Large Animal Medicine. After working in mixed animal practice he moved to Dorset in 1996 and rarely leaves the county! His main interests outside of Veterinary Medicine are most sports.

Dr Kate Morawska

GPCert (Medicine), MRCVS

Kate qualified as veterinary surgeon in 2006 from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland and joined Walton Lodge a year later. She has special interest in internal medicine which led her to complete post graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2016. When not at work she spends time with her husband and two young daughters and enjoys gardening. She has two cats, Silver and Spoko.

Dr Bellin Cox


Bellin is a Dorset girl, born and schooled, she qualified in 2013 from the University of Liverpool and has been with us here at Walton Lodge ever since. At work she loves all aspects and the diversity of first opinion practice and especially enjoys soft tissue surgery and is starting to practice acupuncture. In her free time she can be found taking long country walks with her crazy dog Twiglet, running or baking up a storm in her cottage kitchen. She lives with her young daughter, husband, 3 dogs, 3 tortoises, 3 chickens and 3 pet sheep!

Dr Ayesha Kyari

BVM&S, MSc, CertVOphthal, GPCert(EMS), MRCVS

Ayesha qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. After working as a farm vet, an exotics vet and working for the SPCA abroad, she settled in Poole in 2001. She has a strong interest in ophthalmology and runs our out of hours service, Emergency VetCare. Her other interests include gardening, pandering to her menagerie of dogs, cats, tortoises and marine fish, and scuba diving.

Dr Morgane Bitan


Morgane born and raised in Paris, qualified from Glasgow University in 2010. Shortly after completing an internship at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists in Ringwood, she joined the Walton Lodge family as a permanent veterinary surgeon. She holds a special interest in surgery and in particular in orthopaedic surgery. She gained certification in veterinary acupuncture after completing an intensive course with the international veterinary acupuncture society where world specialists in veterinary and human acupuncture gathered and taught this fascinating subject. She is currently working towards completing her certificate in small animal surgery with the Royal College.
She has fallen in love with the beautiful Dorset coastline and green hills a year ago, settled in and never looked back. On her days off you might find her sailing, paddle boarding, riding, camping, salsa dancing, and cuddling dogs and cats who pass her way!

Qualified Nurses

Emma Matthews


Emma has been our Head Nurse for over 15 years and uses her knowledge and experience in training student nurses. She has a special interest in wound care management and radiology. In her spare time she loves taking her beloved terrier Patch for long walks.

Naomi Forsdike


Naomi joined the team in 2005. She has special interests in animal welfare, supporting animal charities and giving special care to all the stray animals that come our way. She is also our lab technician.

Nikki Wilkie


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Rachel Clarke


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Lisa Wood

Lisa knows our patients like no one else, being Walton Lodge receptionist for over 20 years! She is the one to greet you with big smile the moment you walk through the door. She panders to her cat, Samuel and enjoys a good book in her free time (when Sam lets her).

Tracey Barnes

Tracey joined the Walton Lodge team in 2011 as a part-time receptionist. She is a real daredevil as she completes extreme challenges for animal charities. In her quiet times she explores the great outdoors with her dogs, Tawney and Cookie.

Alison Palmer

Alison is a part- time receptionist and also passionate about British wildlife being involved in the protection of Brown Hares through The Hare Preservation Trust. She gave a loving home to two cats, Chip and Rio.

'Here, compassionately caring for your pets around the clock'