Our caring, experienced and professional team is committed to providing the best possible care for your pet.
Martin Fogden BVMS MRCVS Practice Owner & 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 now run the practice with the help of my wife Jacquie and the rest of the team
I enjoy all aspects of cat and dog medicine and surgery and look forward to welcoming you and your pet to the surgery.
Out of work I enjoy walking Poppy, our lovely but mad Labrador, cycling and all things ‘outdoors’.
Kirsty McGinley BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Jacquie Fogden BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
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.
Jacquie is married to Martin and qualified from Bristol in 1986. She has worked in small animal practice since then, apart from a short break while her three children were young, when she helped create and then deliver a course for vet nurses on drugs used in pets. She particularly enjoys solving challenging medical cases, and enjoys building up good working relationships with clients and getting to know each pet individually. In her spare time Jacquie enjoys walking the family dog, Poppy, as well as giving cuddles to their very demanding cat, Ginger! She also finds Pilates a lovely way to relax.
Alison Jones BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Miguel Lopes DVM MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Alison qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1993. After a brief spell in mixed practice in Derbyshire she decided that she was more suited to companion animal practice. Meeting Simon, a keen sailor, prompted a move to the south coast where she has lived and worked for the last twenty years. She married Simon in 1999 and they have three children, a very naughty Border terrier and a cat who is in charge of everyone.
Alison enjoys the wide variety of work offered in general practice. She has particular interests in internal medicine, critical care and ophthalmology.
Outside of work she can mostly be found helping her son launch his boat, or helping her daughters at the riding stables. When possible she likes nothing better than a long walk along the beach with her dog.
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.
Scott Hughes BVSc MVM MRCVS 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. 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 Head Veterinary Nurse
Bethany Grabin BSc RVN 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. 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.
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.
Louise Scadden DipCABT RVN Veterinary Nurse
Paige Emery Student Veterinary Nurse
Louise qualified in 1998 and has worked in practices in Leicestershire, Hampshire and New Zealand. She gained her COAPE Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training in 2002. She is currently studying for the Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia with the European School of Post Graduate Veterinary Studies. Her special interests are canine behaviour and small exotic pets. Louise initially joined the practice in 1998. Out of work she enjoys spending time with her three children and two dogs, Woody and Kola.
Paige joined Adelaide Veterinary Centre in January 2015 after studying animal management at Sparsholt College. In her spare time she competes in rowing regattas with Itchen Imperial Rowing Club. Paige has a Miniature Schnauzer called Louis and enjoys long dog walks. At work she loves looking after all of the pets that come in to the centre.
Chelsea Grinstead SVN 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.
Jane Levers Head Receptionist
Jan Ellis Receptionist
Jane joined us as a receptionist in June 2016 having previously worked in other independent 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!
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).
Jackie McDonald Receptionist
Shelly Jardine Receptionist
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!
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.