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. After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Zurich in 2003, he moved to England and worked in small animal surgeries in the South West for 6 years. When he met his English wife Dani, who also works at Hawthorn, they decided to go back to Switzerland for a few years before they moved to Henfield in the summer of 2013. They haven't looked back since!Fabian enjoys all aspects of small animal practice. He enjoys meeting the clients as much as he likes to treat their pets.In his free time Fabian is a keen road cyclist. He also likes running and is a member of the Henfield Joggers. Fabian and Dani have a little boy called Stanley and they share the house with 2 dogs and a one eyed cat.
Rebecca Furth BVSc MRCVS
Rebecca was born in London and qualified from the University of Bristol in 1997. She has worked in and around West Sussex ever since and previously worked for a practice in Crawley for 12 years. She joined Hawthorn Vets in 2015. Rebecca has a keen interest in Ophthalmology and is also experienced in veterinary acupuncture. Outside of work she enjoys walking with Jack her border terrier and plays the bassoon in a local orchestra.
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. We are Areti passed her exams in November 2018 and now has a further certificate in small animal medicine - an additional qualification which furthers her knowledge and skill in this field of veterinary medicine. Areti has a cat
named Houzouris and outside of working hours she enjoys to play the
piano and violin and watching movie.
Areti is currently on maternity leave!