Our team of dedicated professionals and support staff are here to provide personal care for all of your pets.
Michael Morrow BSc BVSc MRCVS
Michael is an experienced veterinary surgeon and co-owner of St Vincents Veterinary Surgery with his wife Nancy. Michael qualified in 1995 in Pretoria, South Africa, and moved to the UK in January 2000.
As a senior figure in the practice Michael ensures that client communication and understanding is paramount to all facets of the care we provide. Often a regular face in the consulting rooms, Michael also enjoys the challenge of soft tissue surgery including tumour resections and wound repairs. Michael has always had a place for animals in his life, and the family currently own two dogs, two cats and two guinea pigs. Look out for Michael on the roads around Wokingham as he restarts his attempt to get fit running with Paige the newest addition to the family!
Allie Matchwick MRCVS
Allie graduated from Bristol University in 2012, having also completed a year at Liverpool university studying conservation medicine. She then worked near home (Bucklebury), in a busy small animal practice in Newbury, before working as a locum for most of 2015. She started at St Vincent’s as a locum in September 2015 and liked it so much she couldn’t leave. She is currently studying for a RCVS advanced practitioner certificate and really enjoys soft tissue surgery and feline medicine, especially caring for our more elderly feline patients. Outside of work she is a keen road cyclist, enjoys travelling and festivals.
Nancy’s role as practice manager has grown with the practice, and she is now responsible for the behind the scenes and often unappreciated work to keep our busy practice on an even keel. Nancy grew up in Cape Town South Africa, and after school completed a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. She moved to Wokingham with her husband Michael in January 2000. Proud mum to her two children and the ever growing collection of animals at home, she is a dedicated and caring team member who is always willing to help.
Emma moved to Reading at a young age and grew up there. She gained her vet nurse qualification from Bristol Vet School in 2010 and has worked at St Vincents ever since. She is deeply caring and compassionate nurse and an integral part of our team. Outside of work, she enjoys music and plays in a local brass band and spends the rest of her time looking after her young son, Lennon.
Ellie did a National Diploma in animal care at Berkshire College of Agriculture. After completing the course she wanted to become a Veterinary Nurse, and trained in practices in Beaconsfield and Slough before qualifying in 2006 at the College of Animal Welfare.
Ellie trained further and became an assessor in 2008 which enabled her to train student nurses. Ellie has a keen interest in wound management, dentistry and canine and feline behaviour. She lives with her husband and two rescue border collies, Bobby and Dexter.
Steph joined the practice in March 2012 and has become a trusted and popular face at reception. Not content with her reception duties, she has studied ‘Caring for Animals in Kennels and Catteries’, ‘The Veterinary Receptionist Course’ and ‘The Animal Bereavement Counselling Course’ with The Animal Care College. She has recently started studying Business Management with The Open Study College.
She has a few pets of her own at home, including guinea Pigs and her Australian Cattle Dog ‘Kitz’ who does agility and obedience training on a weekly basis.
Kat has lived in Bracknell her whole life. She enjoys caring for animals, Geocaching and exploring new places around the world. Kat is a member of Berkshires Lowland Search and Rescue team and also helps out at Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue. She especially loves small animals and at home has a hamster, 2 rats, 2 ferrets and 2 cats. She joined the practice in September 2015 and has grown into her role and is always ready to help with a smile.