We are a small animal practice in Norwich, first established in 1991. We are passionate about animals and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open five days a week at Hellesdon and seven days a week at Thorpe and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
David ran a group of practices in Wembley for many years, then retired to France but missed his calling so much that he returned to work with us in 2008. He has a faultless, encyclopaedic knowledge backed up with 40 years of experience and boundless energy and enthusiasm.
He lives in rural Norfolk with his wife Jill and several pets and also enjoys all aspects of musical theatre and films. He'll often be heard offering up a Gilbert and Sullivan performance while in the operating theatre or singing along to the latest pop songs.
David began his professional career all those years ago in Norfolk, so we can forgive him by now for being a Wearsider.
Anna Giejda-Arnold DVM PhD MRCVS
Anna graduated from University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland in 2005. After graduation she started her career at the University of Liverpool, where she was researching elbow dysplasia and gait analysis in dogs. After that she finished a rotating internship at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital, which was followed by work at the University of Liverpool First Opinion Practice. After many years spent in the North West, she moved to London where she gained PhD in veterinary neurology at the Royal Veterinary College. Wanting to concentrate on looking after our pets, Anna continued her career working in very busy hospitals down south. Always passionate about animals, she is sensitive to their needs and constantly tries to improve the way to handle unwell pets. Anna has an interest in small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. In November 2017 she moved to Norfolk with her husband and rescue cat, Emy. They are planning to extend their family of furry companions in the very near future.
Justyna Raciborska MRCVS
Justyna graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Poland and joined Willow in September 2017.
Within the veterinary medicine profession, she is particularly interested in internal medicine, ophthalmology and neurology.
She loves art, music, travelling and experiencing different cultures (mainly through their food).
In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit and going on long walks in the countryside.