Who we are.
We are a group of individuals dedicated to the welfare of companion animals. We started seeking our goals in different ways and our paths seem to have crossed bringing us together to help enhance your experience as a guardian of a companion animal. We aim to keep pets happy and healthy!
We work well together, have a jolly good laugh and thoroughly enjoy what we do.
Needless to say we are qualified vets, veterinary nurses and student veterinary nurses undergoing training and we continue to study improving our knowledge of veterinary matters and other things.
All because we care.
We are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
The longest serving veterinary practice for the Harrow area is at 405 Pinner Road. It was set up as a practice by Mr Etheridge in the 1960's when he lived upstairs with his young family. Then the building was much smaller, had a carriage drive in the forecourt and a magnificent willow tree in the garden at the back that provided shade of some 100 square metres. Sadly, the willow tree perished during a spell of prolonged dry weather in the late part of the first decade of this century. The carriage drive made way for more car park spaces for a growing clientele sometime in the 70's or 80's.
Mr and Mrs Gardner took over in 1981, made some changes to the layout and by the mid-90's the building had more or less taken on it's present form.
Dr Jaimin Patel became a partner in the surgery in 1998 and has been in sole charge since 2005 when Mrs Gardner retired. Dr. Patel continues to maintain that friendly 'family-doctor' type of ethos and it is of no wonder that some of our clients have been entrusting their pets to us for three generations... and growing. The practice proudly joined the Medivet Group in 2019 and are able to provide a wider range of services.
The Bushey Heath clinic was established in 1995 in Rutherford Way and moved to the present location on 122 High Road in 2004.
Dr. Jaimin Patel
Principal Veterinary Surgeon
Studied veterinary medicine at the University of Nairobi and qualified in the summer of 1986. Obtained membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in December 1986.
Has been a General Practitioner in companion animal practice since qualifying.
Went into veterinary medicine due to a strong sense of empathy for animals and wanted to make a difference to their well being.
Completely convinced that his patients are far more empathetic and emotionally connected than given credit for.
BSc VNS, RVN
Practice Manager & Head Nurse
Originally joined Barnfield House in May 2001 on a years placement for her degree at University of the West of England before going back to complete her degree in September 2002. Once qualified, Laura came back to work for Barnfield House in 2003.
Laura has always had a passion for animals as she was brought up caring for various animals on a farm and decided from a young age that she would like to continue this as a career, although it be with slightly smaller ones.
Laura became head nurse in 2005 and then practice manager in 2015.