Tim Hosken

Clinical Director, BVSc MRCVS

A native of Cornwall, Tim's interest in science and holidays spent on the family dairy farm led him to choose a career in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from the University of Bristol, he spent six years in Wales in a very mixed practice. It was a developing fascination with the complexities of Small Animal Medicine (not the rain) which found Tim taking over the management of Alma Veterinary Hospital in 1986. Tim enjoys the daily diagnostic challenges and gets great satisfaction from helping clients and their pets, many over several years. Tim has a long standing interest in homeopathy and has recently started using acupuncture. He has recently taken up skiing which combines his love of mountains with physical exhilaration.

Paul Crocker

Clinical Director, BVetMed MRCVS

Paul has lived in Windsor for most of his life. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) in 1988. He joined Alma Veterinary Hospital in 1990, became a partner in 1998 and Clinical Director in 2017. His areas of interest are internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy and surgery. Paul adopted a diabetic cat from Alma five years ago, Tiger, who he adores. In his spare time Paul enjoys archery at West Windsor Archers, of which he's the Chairman.

Melanie Pond

Veterinary Surgeon BSc MA VetMB MRCVS CertGPSAM

Melanie qualified from Cambridge University in 1998. Following two years in mixed practice in her home county of Norfolk she moved to Berkshire and joined Alma in 2000. She gained her General Practitioner’s Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2007. Her particular area of interest is feline medicine. When she’s not working she enjoys outdoor pursuits with her partner and young son. She has a much loved cat called Womble.

Claudia McEwan

Veterinary Surgeon, MRCVS

Claudia graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2010 and has worked in small animal practice since then. She has a passion for endoscopy and endosurgery, areas in which she achieved a certificate in 2016. Claudia has a keen interest in surgery and has recently started a Small Animal Surgery Certificate and plans to become an advanced practitioner in this area. Further to this, Claudia also has a certificate in Pet Bereavement, meaning she can provide support to those saying 'Goodbye' to their much loved pets. During Claudia's spare time she enjoys keeping fit and loves many different styles of dance, yoga and Tai Chi.

Katie Haught

Veterinary Surgeon, BA BVetMed MRCVS

Katie joined Alma in September 2018 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College as a Veterinary Surgeon. Prior to this qualification Katie was a primary school teacher for five years and then moved on to becoming a Veterinary Nurse for three years, all in her home town of Houston, Texas. Katie's passions are client education, soft tissue surgery and exotic pet medicine. In the future she would like to achieve a certificate in small animal surgery and exotic pet medicine. In Katie's spare time she enjoys running, spending time with family and friends and country walks with her pooch, Hakeem the Dream.

Lorena Garcia Marin

Veterinary Surgeon, MRCVS

Lorena joined our team in October 2018 and is originally from Murcia, Spain. She has had many years experience working as a vet in Spain and then in a practice in Essex. Lorena particularly enjoys client education and in-patient care. During Lorena's spare time she enjoys exploring Windsor, entertaining her family when they visit and socialising with friends.

Debra Curson

Veterinary Surgeon BVSc MSc MRCVS GPcertSAS GPcertWVA&CPM CCRT

Debra graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2006 and moved to the UK in 2009 where she has been working since apart from an 18month break working as a Vet in Bermuda. Debra gained her GP certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2014 and while she still has a strong interest in surgery she is also passionate about geriatric patient care, chronic pain management and canine rehabilitation. She gained her GP certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management in 2018 and has just completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy - one of only a handful of vets in the UK to hold this. Outside of work Debra enjoys travelling, scuba diving and paddleboarding.