Veterinary Ophthalmology


Wirehaired Fox Terrier

Pchelek loves nothing more than laying upside down on the sofa, or in office doorways!

Lisa Maclennan


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Lisa qualified in 2010 from the  College of Animal Welfare.  Like everyone else in the team, she is an animal enthusiast and has a Romanian rescue dog, a Bengal cross cat, seen in the photo, and two giant African land snails!


Camilla (Millie) Challinor


Registered Veterinary Nurse

​Camilla qualified in 2023 after more than 10 years working in veterinary practice. She has two fur babies including a cat called Moji, and the newest addition, Duckie the dog. Camilla loves learning new nursing skills and finding ways to improve patient care. She comes to EVR looking for a new challenge. Outside of work Camilla enjoys walks in the country and getting back to nature. 



Greyhound x Rough Collie

Eleven-year-old Marty loves belly scratches and being a draught excluder.  He specialises in cardboard boxes and games of tug.

Becky Hackett

Admin and Accounts Manager

Becky is  responsible for arranging referral appointments and taking care of clients when they arrive.  She also looks after the practice accounts.

Meet our staff

Bartek Bielecki


Veterinary Ophthalmologist


Labrador Retriever

Emma acts as a blood donor, mainly because of the treats she gets afterwards.

Rebecca qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1987.  She initially worked as a GP vet, returning to the RVC for a Residency and gaining the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology - the highest level of specialisation for UK vets - in 2002.  She was appointed Lecturer in Ophthalmology and Head of the Clinical Ophthalmology service at the RVC's Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, responsible for teaching undergraduate vet students and at postgraduate level.  She worked as a private Ophthalmology consultant from 2004 before setting up Elham Valley Referrals in 2008.

Elham Valley Referrals


 Holly qualified in 2011, and has a wealth of experience in GP & referral practice. Currently, Holly is on maternity leave with baby Henry, born in June '23. 


Sonia Chenais


With a background in languages and education, we are delighted to have Sonia on the team.  She is an animal enthusiast , especially her beloved dogs.  In addition, she gives her time to working with animal rescue and fostering charities both internationally and in the UK. 


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Debbie Summers

RVN, NCert (Anaesth) AVLM

Practice Manager

​​Debbie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997, and has worked in a wide variety of referral and general practices. Prior to joining EVR in 2013, Debbie was an assessor & IV for student veterinary nurses, and also gained the RCVS Examiner qualification for the RVN practical exams. Debbie has a keen interest in anaesthesia, in gold standard patient care, and in continuing to improve the care we offer to our clients & patients. At home Debbie looks after Sirius, a long haired Miniature Dachshund, and Emma, a Labrador and one of our blood donors.

Bartek qualified from the Wroclaw University of Environmental & Life Sciences in 2021. During his studies, he undertook externships in both Poland and the UK, and since then he developed a keen interest in ophthalmology. He completed an internship and worked in a small animal ophthalmology practice in Poland. In 2022 he was granted a scholarship from the East European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology and spent a month in Rowe Veterinary Referrals in Bristol. 
He really enjoys expanding his knowledge and getting to meet clients and their pets. Outside of the consult room he loves playing tennis. 
Bartek owns a dog called Pchelek and a rabbit called Precel.
He joined Elham Valley Referrals in January '23.

Rebecca Elks

BVetMed DVOphthal MRCVS

Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Tara Sequenza

Animal Nursing Assistant

Tara has always loved animals and owns a variety of pets: horses, sheep, dogs, cats and reptiles. She has completed her Diploma in Animal Management.  Outside work, she is interested in photography and martial arts. 

Holly Trebill


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Border Collie x Greyhound

Milo hasn't quite grown into his legs yet.  He is an expert chewer and will lick any unguarded elbows.


​Miniature Dachshund

Sirius is EVR's self-appointed staff welf​are cuddles to any staff who need them!

Isobel Dorr

​RVN, ISFM Cert. Adv Fel Behaviour

Head Veterinary Nurse.

Isobel qualified as an RVN in 2013, having completed a degree previously, and joined EVR as Head RVN in October '23.

Isobel can also be found working for the local veterinary emergency service out of hours at the Barton Veterinary Hospital some weekends, and has special interests in feline medicine & behaviour, and ECC.