We have a very experienced team of veterinary surgeons, many of which have been qualified for more than 14 years. Our vets undertake regular training and development courses to enable them to keep up to date with the latest techniques and medications. It is reassuring to know that there are very few things that someone at Hawthorn Vets hasn't seen before!
Jonathan Underwood BVetMed MRCVS
Jonathan was brought up and educated in West Sussex, coming from a local farming family. After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 he worked for some years in a mixed veterinary practice in Suffolk. After a year working and travelling with Annelise in Australia he began work at a large veterinary hospital in Berkshire where he subsequently became Clinical Director. Jonathan has a specific interest in surgery, particularly orthopaedic, and is also experienced in veterinary MRI. Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys clay pigeon shooting and plays hockey if he is fit enough!
Annelise Underwood BVetMed MRCVS
Annelise grew up in Buckinghamshire and, after a gap year in New Zealand helping to run a large dairy farm, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002. Her career has run parallel to Jonathan's and she was most recently lead veterinary surgeon at a 3 branch practice on the Berks / Hants border. Annelise is particularly interested in treating exotic pets such as reptiles, birds and small mammals and also has specific expertise in veterinary accupuncture. Annelise currently works two days a week and spends the remainder looking after Elliott who was born in January 2012 and Owen who was born in March 2014 as well as walking Scout and Rye, the family dogs!
Fabian Kaelin Dr VetMed MRCVS
Fabian grew up in rural Switzerland and decided he wanted to become a vet when he was a small boy. He has never regretted that decision! After qualifying at the University of Zurich in 2003, he moved to England and worked as a small animal vet in the South West for several years. That's where he met his future wife Dani. They decided to move to West Sussex which is where Dani has grown up, and they are now both working at Hawthorn Vets.Fabian has a special interest in ultrasonography. He also enjoys soft tissue surgery and is interested in endocrinology and oncology. He loves meeting the clients as much as he likes treating their pets.In his free time Fabian is a keen runner and road cyclist. He is a member of the Henfield Joggers. Fabian and Dani have two boys called Stanley and Barnaby. They share the house with a Labrador and a one eyed cat and their garden is home to 5 ex-battery hens.
Areti Tsioka DVM, MSc, GPCert(SAM), MRCVS
Areti joined Hawthorn Vets in October 2017. She grew up in Greece and qualified from Aristotle university of
Thessaloniki in 2012 after completing a 2 year postgraduate study in
internal medicine. She moved to West Sussex in 2013 and has been working locally ever since. In November 2018, Areti passed her certificate in small animal medicine, an additional qualification which furthers her knowledge and skill in this field of veterinary medicine. In March, Areti welcomed baby Katerina into the world and now enjoyes juggling child care with pet care! Areti has a cat
named Houzouris and outside of working hours she enjoys to play the
piano and violin and watching movies when she has time!