We are a group of small animal practices in Norfolk, first established in XXXX. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Supervisory Veterinary Surgeon at Thetford and Brandon
Gareth has been with The Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group since 2006 and has worked across all four sites. His main interests are soft tissue surgery and orthopaedic surgery, and he is further developing his skills in diagnostic imaging and geriatric medicine. He took over the role of supervisory veterinary surgeon for Old Golfhouse South (Thetford and Brandon branches) in 2018 and is looking forward to helping to grow the Thetford and Brandon surgeries. Gareth lives locally on a small nature reserve with his partner Chris and two cats, Oscar and Merlin, both re-homed from Cats Protection. His main interests outside work are the great outdoors, cooking and travelling the world.
Phil Franklin MA VetMB MRCVS
Phil graduated from Cambridge University in 2016, having won the Zoetis Small Animal Medicine Prize and achieved a merit across the small animal modules. After travelling around Asia for three months he joined The Old Golfhouse and quickly made an impact with his keen interest in surgery and caring nature. Known for his sense of humour among his colleagues, you will rarely catch him without a smile on his face. Phil relishes in using his clinical knowledge to tackle challenging cases and always aims for clinical excellence with all his patients. In his spare time Phil enjoys listening to early 15thcentury music with his Ragdoll, Tinker.
Jess Friar BVetMed MRCVS
Jess graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016, and after a year out to take care of her young son, she joined The Old Golfhouse in 2017. She has a special interest in clinical pathology, and before starting with us worked on placement in several laboratories. She has also developed an interest in emergency and critical care work. Jess enjoys reading and doing artwork in her spare time. She has four cats, a pygmy hedgehog, two fish and two axolotls.
Jake Greenacre MRCVS
Jake graduated in 2017 after five years of studying at the Royal Veterinary College. When he was training he spent a lot of time with us here at The Old Golfhouse and is very happy to have returned to the practice as a veterinary surgeon. Jake enjoys the challenge of an interesting internal medicine case and in the future wants to pursue a postgraduate certificate focusing on anaesthesia and analgesia. In his time off he likes to read books and graphic novels as well as going to the cinema as often as he can.
Perry Lau BVetMed MRCVS
Perry qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 and has been working at The Old Golfhouse since November of the same year. His main interest is surgery and in his spare time he enjoys watching movies and playing football and basketball with his friends. Perry has a Husky called Wolfie, a Golden Retriever called Hendrick and two cross-breeds called Boy and Bean, all of whom live with Perry’s parents in Hong Kong.
Erin Pohl MRCVS
Erin graduated from a veterinary school in the United States, practicing there until moving to the UK and joining The Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group in 2017. Her main interest is in internal medicine and she really enjoys helping to diagnose and manage the diseases that often affect our pets as they age. Erin is also a strong supporter of rescue dogs and cats and has a Boxer named Trooper that she fostered and then adopted from a rescue. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking and travelling with her partner.
Martin Tubby BVetMed MRCVS
Martin graduated from the Royal Veterinary Collage in 2014 and after a year in a small animal clinic, joined The Old Golfhouse to pursue his keen interests in surgery and exotic animal practice. He enjoys seeing any patient with fur, feathers or scales and has also developed a passion for wound management and rehabilitation. Martin enjoys music and spending time in the county with his wife and fellow Old Golfhouse vet Jess and son. Martin has four cats named Angus, Jasper, Munchkin and Teddy, as well as a pygmy hedgehog called Peggy and two axolotls.
Wiktoria Wiechecka BVetMed MRCVS
Wiktoria graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland in 2011 and joined The Old Golfhouse in June 2016. Her main interests are diagnostics, dermatology and soft tissue surgery. Wiktoria also has keen interest in exotic animals. Currently she’s deepening her knowledge in the field of small animal diseases as she is in the middle of a postgraduate course. The biggest satisfaction in her everyday practice is to restore patients to health, giving back a joy of life to them and to their owners. Wiktoria lives in the countryside with her partner, dog called Mulan and cat, Stefan.