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.
Alex graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2012 and worked in Northamptonshire and the New Forest before moving back home to Norfolk in 2018. She became clinical director of both Willow practices in April 2019. She enjoys the full variety of general veterinary practice but is particularly interested in feline and geriatric medicine. Alex lives with her husband and two young children. She has a crotchety old cat called Cosmic who loves to sunbathe and a dainty Lurcher called Arya who likes to be sprinting or snoozing with nothing much in between. Alex's hobbies include dinghy sailing, gardening, sewing and she also loves a camping trip.
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.
Angelina Perez MRCVS
Angelina graduated from the University of Murcia in Spain in 2013. She moved to Norfolk for her first job in small animal practice, and joined Willow Vets Norwich in January 2019. Having an interest in small animal surgery and feline medicine, she is in the process of studying for an advanced certificate in this area. Angelina spends her time outside of work with her beloved cat, Millie and playing instruments, particularly the flute, which is her favourite one.
Monika Szafalowicz BVSc MRCVS
Monika graduated from Poland in 2013. After her degree she worked in small animal practice in Poznan. After gaining clinical experience she moved to the UK and she settled down in Norwich. During this time she developed a specific interest in internal medicine, dermatology and diagnostic imagining. Recently, she finished her Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She joined Willows in April 2019 and is mainly based at our Hellesdon practice. In her spare time she enjoys playing board games, travelling and going to the gym.