Meet the Staff

Veterinary Surgeons

Dr Kobi Shaltiel

MVDr M.R.C.V.S. Director
Kobi is the joint owner of Marshalswick Veterinary Surgery . He has a strong interest in surgery and is passionate about orthopaedic surgery. He is always keen to learn the latest surgical techniques to stay at the forefront of advances. At home he has a rescue dog called Wanda and a cat called Guli.

Dr Mike Groombridge

Mike initially studied Zoology, and then worked as a fire-fighter, before returning to university to study Veterinary Medicine. He has a particular interest in internal medicine and is currently studying for the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. When not at work Mike enjoys spending time with his young family, and with his cats Ginny and Luna.

Dr Helen Omersa

B.Vet.Med M.R.C.V.S. FRSM, Director
Helen is the joint owner of Marshalswick Veterinary Surgery. She has been a vet for over 30 years, starting her original practice all by herself, and has enjoyed seeing it flourish. At home she has lots of animals including dogs, cats, chickens and several horses.

Dr James Mcleod

B.Vet.Med M.R.C.V.S MA
James is our newest member of staff and is our main resident vet at Marshalswick. He has been qualified for 7 years, working in Sydney most recently for 2 of those, before coming back to his home city of St Albans. He has just adopted a Cats Protection rescue cat called Cleo.


Miss Julie Tuvey

Head nurse RVN
Julie has been a veterinary nurse for over 9 years and is one of our most experienced members of staff. She is very enthusiastic and is looking forward to providing all the pets we see with the best possible care and TLC. Julie is also our cat friendly clinic representative. At home Julie has a staffie called Roxi.

Miss Lauren O'Neill

Lauren qualified last year as a registered veterinary nurse and loves to make a fuss and spoil all the new arrivals! She enjoys running nurse clinics such as physiotherapy and weight loss. At home she has a German Shepherd called Milo.


Ken Omersa

MA FRSA, IT Consultant
Kenny is in charge of the vital IT workings of the practice as well as helping the practice run smoothly. He is often to be seen popping in and out.