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Meet Our Vets

Alan McEwen

I qualified from Edinburgh University in 1985 and spent 7 years in mixed practices in Kent & in Holt, North Norfolk before specialising in small animals and settling down with my family in Norwich.

Our objective was to develop a practice that delivers the kind of care that we would want to receive for our own pets.

With the help of a great team of dedicated staff this very much remains at the heart of what we do.

We have two grown up children & are entertained by our cat Midge, a tabby female who got her name for being a pest, like her namesakes and a lovely Shepherd cross called Sonny, who keeps us on our toes because she is so sociable.

Outside work I have enjoyed supporting a charity, Trees for Life, who run an inspirational reforestation scheme in the Highlands of Scotland to restore areas of the ancient Caledonian Forest.

Over the years I have participated in half a dozen volunteer work weeks with them, dragging both my kids up with me before they each started university.

Laura Finlayson
Laura Finlayson BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

I qualified from London's Royal Veterinary College in 2009. During my vet training I also managed to sandwich in an extra year at the University of Liverpool, coming away with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology as well.

While I enjoyed the farm animal work as a student, I knew from early on that I wanted to work with small animals once I graduated.

I began my career down in Kent, spending four years in a practice of similar size to Eaton Vets.

I like being in a smaller place that allows me to really get to know my patients.

I grew up in South Norfolk and now live in Norwich with two ginger boys: one human, one feline, both with furry faces!

Alan McEwen
Lesley Hopley MRCVS

I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1992 and have been working as a locum in Norfolk for over 15 years.

My particular interests are in small animal medicine and small furries. I have two children and my husband is a local Arable Farmer.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy cycling, art and travel.