Meet our team

At Blackheath Vets our professional team of vets and nurses care passionately about animals and treat every patient as a sentient being. Every member of our team is hand selected for their compassion and ability to go above and beyond for our clients. They have the skills to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class veterinary treatment.


Veterinary Surgeon

Alan Van Heerden

Alan qualified in Onderstepoort in South Africa and worked part time in various practices in South Africa. He ran an emergency clinic for a year and worked nights. Upon arrival in England he worked as a locum vet, whilst travelling and then worked in London for 10 years, where he managed a small animal practice in Osterley.
His interests include all aspects of medicine and surgery, he has a special interest in feline surgery and medicine. He studied dermatology earlier in his career and has gained further experience in laboratory work, radiology and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Alan usually works Wednesday to Friday. Book your appointment to see wonderful Alan.

Alan Van Heerden:

Veterinary Surgeon


Mary hails from Ireland and qualified in 1994. She has very many years experience and knowledge in providing excellent first class care to pets both medically and surgically, making her an incredibly popular member of our permanent vet team.
Having practised in London for the vast majority of her career, Mary has also spent time in practice in her home country and also the vast countryside of Yorkshire.
Mary is a particularly experienced general practitioner with a special interest in in geriatric medicine, radiography and oncology.

Mary usually works on Monday and Tuesday. Book your appointment to see wonderful Mary.


Veterinary Surgeon


Seohee An is an experienced veterinary surgeon who works with us part time. She is an experienced ultrasonographer and as well as carrying out routine imaging.
Seohee also undertakes our patients heart scans and treatment plans. She is currently undertaking her cardiac certificate.

Seohee usually works on Tuesday and Thursday. Book your appointment to see wonderful Seohee.

Seohee MRCVS:

Veterinary Surgeon


Graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in July 2017. His interests include internal medicine and surgery, in particular orthopaedic surgery. In his spare time he enjoys undertaking further study and spending time with family, friends and his two rescue cats, Tammy and Tequila.

Andreas usually works Monday to Thursday. Book your appointment to see wonderful Andreas.

Andreas:BSc BVetMed MRCVS

Support Team

Group Services Manager


Amber is our Group Coordinator. As well as managing our Blackheath clinics, she assists with helping all of our other surgeries run smoothly and efficiently. She has 19 years experience working in the veterinary field, starting off as a student veterinary nurse then gradually working her way up into her current managerial role, which she is really enjoying.
Amber lives at home with her husband and two children. In her spare time she likes going to the gym, horse riding and going out with friends.


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Lizzy joined the team here at Blackheath Veterinary Surgery in July 2012, and prior to that had three years experience working part time in a another veterinary surgery. Lizzy has just qualified as a Veterinary Nurse.
She has two cats called Thomas and Sophie, but has owned a variety of pets over the years, and would love to work with Marine Mammals in the future.


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Rebekah is a registered veterinary nurse who qualified with a BSc honours degree in veterinary nursing in 2014. She has been working within the veterinary field since 2010 but joined us at Blackheath Veterinary Surgery in March 2018.
She has three jack russell terriers called Tuppence, Bonnie and Piggy.
Rebekah has a keen interest in behaviour and nutrition and is hoping to complete a certificate in these areas in the near future.


Patient Care Assistant


Before joining the surgery’s team, Chloe attended Hadlow college where she achieved her Diploma in Animal Management. In the past Chloe has taken part in various work placements including volunteering on farms and in veterinary practices.
Chloe does not currently own any pets, but has owned and cared for a range of animals in the past, including dogs and rabbits.


Client Services Assistant


Jack joined our team as a client services assistant and works on our reception alongside Kim. He has lots of experience of working with animals and hopes to train to be a veterinary care assistant in the future. Jack has also attended Bromley College where he gained a diploma in Animal Management. He is the proud owner of 2 dogs (Lady and Bailey), 1 cat (Luna), a tortoise (Mabel) and some fish!


Veterinary Receptionist


Kim recently joined Blackheath Veterinary Surgery, she has 17 years experience as a veterinary receptionist & loves interacting with the clients. She has always had a German Shepherd in her life & currently owns Poppy a behaviourally challenged, (very spoiled) GSD cross Husky & Jim an FIV tabby cat courtesy of her previous practice! She is interested in dog behaviour & enjoys many crafts, travel & spending time with her grandchildren in her spare time.