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.

Victoria Rudolph

Veterinary Surgeon BVM&S MRCVS

Victoria qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2000, gaining a BVM&S degree and Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. After 2 years working in mixed practice in the New Forest she fell in love with small animal work and joined the Alma Veterinary Hospital team in 2004. Victoria's particular clinical interests are canine and feline medicine, chronic pain management, geriatric veterinary care and Ultrasonography. She also loves meeting and getting to know all the animals that come here! Victoria is a Veterinary Acupuncturist and a Member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, having completed the ABVA Foundation Course in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2006. She uses Acupuncture mainly to help manage chronic pain and musculo-skeletal conditions, and occasionally takes referrals from other local veterinary practices. In Victoria's spare time she enjoys singing and performing musical theatre, outdoor activities especially those that involve mountains. Victoria also loves quality time with her husband, children and foster dog Leo.

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.