Our caring, experienced and professional team is committed to providing the best possible care for your pet.
Scott Hughes BVSc MVM MRCVS
Clinical Director & Veterinary Surgeon
Scott completed a BSc in Zoology at Victoria University in New Zealand, but surprisingly, job offers to become the next David Attenborough or Jacques Cousteau did not come flooding in. Undeterred, he moved to the United Kingdom in the mid 80’s and found work in London as an animal technician and completed a Masters’ degree in animal science at the Royal Veterinary College, London. He moved back to New Zealand in the mid 90’s and completed his Bachelors degree in Veterinary science at Massey University, New Zealand. The joy of Calving cows lured him into mixed animal practice in rural New Zealand where he spent 14 years calving cows, treating small animals and looking after animals at the local zoo. While there he completed a Masters’ degree in Veterinary Medicine and has vowed that this would be his last degree. Frustrated with beautiful beaches and spectacular vistas Scott moved to Southampton and joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre, where in 2018 became our Clinical Director. His interests are all aspects of canine and feline medicine and surgery and avian medicine and surgery. Scott and his partner Trudie have 3 children and enjoy travelling and tasting the fine fare of this great country. His main activity outside of work hours is long-distance triathlon so if he is not running or cycling, he’s probably swimming!
Jo Phelan RVN
Practice Manager & Head Veterinary Nurse
Jo trained as a veterinary nurse at Adelaide and qualified in 2008. After gaining experience at several other veterinary practices she returned in 2014 to head the nursing team and in 2018 became the Adelaide Vets Practice Manager.
Jo owns three horses and competes in dressage and shows. She rescued a Westie called Daisy who she is training as part of the Good Citizen Award Scheme. She enjoys cooking and her favourite job is looking after the inpatients.
Kirsty McGinley BVSc MRCVS
Miguel Lopes DVM MRCVS
Kirsty qualified from Glasgow University in 2005 and felt she needed some sunshine so headed south! She likes all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys walking her two dogs (a grumpy terrier and an unruly lurcher) with her two children.
Miguel graduated from the ICBAS Faculty of the Oporto University in 2004. After an initial period in a referral hospital in Manchester, where he became interested in ophthalmology, neurology and ultrasound he moved to a first opinion practice for 2 years, before starting work in the Emergency and Critical area of veterinary medicine. After 8 years in emergency medicine, mostly working nights, Miguel decided it would be nice to see some daylight again and joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre. Miguel has special interests in Ultrasound, Soft Tissue Surgery, Ophthalmology and Neurology. Outside of work Miguel is a keen water sportsman, enjoying sailing both dinghies and yachts as well as open water swimming and kayaking. Cooking and eating are also favourite hobbies and he owns two beautiful and very well-travelled cats, Micia and Tigg.
Sophie Platt BVSc MRCVS
Luke Halladay BSc VNPA BVSc MRCVS
Sophie initially completed an Animal Science degree at Nottingham University and from there went on to Bristol Vet school, graduating with distinction in 2012. After qualifying, she worked for a year in a busy mixed equine and small animal practice, then settled in a small animal practice in Petersfield. After having her second baby, she was attracted to the flexibility of locuming and in May 2018 began an ongoing locum position at Adelaide. She fell in love with the practice and couldn’t resist the offer of a permanent job here! Sophie loves all aspects of her job, but has a particular interest in internal medicine and ultrasonography.
Sophie has two young girls, Megan and Jess, and a daft spaniel called Max. If she manages to get any spare time, she enjoys coastal trips in the family camper van, sailing and windsurfing.
Luke is a local lad and from the local area and grew up just down the road in Swanwick. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2011 and graduated from the University of Liverpool. Prior to this he qualified and worked as a veterinary nurse and obtained his first degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration from the University of Bristol. He spent some of his training here at Adelaide Veterinary Centre. Luke has worked in several practices here in Hampshire and several practices in the north.
Luke has many veterinary interests and is very enthusiastic in areas of feline and canine dermatology, dentistry and medicine and also has a keen interest in exotics. His aim is to start a certificate in one of these areas in the next few years. Luke is currently working towards a certificate in fish husbandry and aquatics. He keeps many pets and exotic animals including tortoises, fish, frogs, salamanders, birds as well as two dogs and two rabbits. When Luke is not working you can find him fishing or in his man cave brewing beer and wine, creating bits and bobs and painting war figurines. Luke can often be found walking his dogs Bob and Bonnie in local Bursledon where he lives.
Martin Fogden BVMS MRCVS
Locum Veterinary Surgeon
I have had a love of animals since childhood and the James Herriot books, films and TV series as I was growing up made the career decision final.
I qualified from Glasgow University in 1986 and started work in Devon in a farm and small animal practice. While working in Bournemouth and then the New Forest I realised that I preferred small animals to cows. I joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre in 1992, and became a partner in 1994. I 'retired' at the end of 2018 and now help out as a Locum Vet when needed.
Out of work I enjoy walking Poppy, our lovely but mad Labrador, cycling and all things ‘outdoors’.
Bethany Grabin BSc RVN
Deputy Veterinary Nurse
Paige Emery RVN
Bethany has a degree in animal science, welfare and behaviour and previously worked for six years at the RSPCA as an animal care assistant. She joined us in 2013 and having worked extremely hard for three years, passed her final exams in July 2016 to become a fully qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse. Bethany enjoys caring for all our in-patients and has a particular interest in small furry animals and birds. She has two cats, and fish as well as sharing a horse which she rides regularly.
Paige joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre in January 2015 after completing animal management at Sparsholt College. After three years of study she qualified as a veterinary nurse in August 2018. Paige has a miniature schnauzer called Louis and enjoys fitness and skiing. At work she loves looking after the animals and cares for them as if they were her own.
Chelsea Grinstead RVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Chelsea started at Adelaide in June 2015 as an animal care assistant and receptionist. She was very keen to develop the animal care side and has now started training as a student veterinary nurse. She loves meeting all the pets and caring for them if they need to stay with us as inpatients. Chelsea likes the fact that every day is different and enjoys learning something new every day. Chelsea has recently taken on a lovely mischievous kitten called Roxy, and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Sophie started at Adelaide in September 2018 as a veterinary care assistant and receptionist. She is very much looking forward to starting her training to become a qualified veterinary nurse and enjoys meeting all the pets and owners that come into the practise. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the countryside especially Cornwall with her border terrier Tilly and spending quality time with her family.
Jane joined us as a receptionist in June 2016 having previously worked in other veterinary practices as well as working in a busy veterinary specialist referral centre.
She has had a love for animals from an early age and her very first pet was a hamster, called Spice. Over the years she has owned guinea pigs, rabbits, cats and dogs (mainly Jack Russell's and Cocker Spaniels) and has recently rescued a terrier called Kona. Jane also loves larger animals and previously owned and rode horses and longs to have the time to return to the saddle. Jane also enjoys long walks and likes to relax by baking a cake or two which her colleagues thoroughly enjoy!
Having worked with children with special needs and then at a doctor’s surgery, Shelley decided to turn her hand to working with people and their pets. She is fond of all animals (with the exception of snakes!) and has owned both cats and dogs in the past. Shelley currently has a lively cocker spaniel who takes up much of her spare time either walking, washing or cleaning up after him.
Jackie has been our evening and Saturday receptionist since 2007. She enjoys meeting pets and clients and has a Springer Spaniel called Maggie and a cat called Theo who she adopted and now rules the house.
She keeps fit by walking Maggie and going to the gym and loves to ski every year!
Jan is our longest serving receptionist who will be known to many of you as she has been working enthusiastically on reception since 1997. She will make all visiting pets and owners welcome, and has three young cats of her own. In her spare time she loves watching tennis and has been a regular visitor to Wimbledon (only to watch).
Louise, having worked for 20+ years in Social Services and Social Housing, decided to indulge herself in a job working with people and their pets. Louise is married with two busy children and has a five year old Cavachon that she enjoys walking locally. In any spare time, Louise enjoys travel and rugby (watching not playing!).
Hannah is our newest member of the reception team. After spending much of her time during school and college volunteering at veterinary practices, she left her job in customer service and became Adelaide's Saturday assistant in October 2018. In March 2019 Hannah began working on reception, where she loves greeting pets of all shapes and sizes. She has a particular love of cats, having two of her own named Checkers and Chess whom she will happily talk about all day. Outside of work, Hannah loves a good book and being outside in the sunshine, as well as trying her hand to different arts and crafts.