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Animal Ark Veterinary Centre

24 Hour On-Site Care & Emergency Service

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Veterinary Crew


Lyndon Basha is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Animal Ark.

Lyndon graduated from University of Queensland, Australia in 1991, before coming to England in 1992.

He says “It is an honour and a privilege to be a vet. I enjoy everything involved day to day. Perhaps the most enjoyment is the fact each and every day you have no idea what challenges will be involved”.

Lyndon has a large menagerie of pets including cats, dogs and small furries.

He enjoys spending his spare time with his family.


Alex joined Animal Ark in 2017 shortly after he graduated from the University of Bristol.

Alex is originally from rural Worcestershire and (unlike his cat Sooty) is a keen sportsman. Although he used to play rugby and sprint competitively, he has now traded these activities in for the more sedate climbing and snooker.

In his spare time he likes to explore the hidden secrets of London and, when the weather permits, go hiking and wild camping.


Hayley joined Animal Ark in 2016. Prior to joining Animal Ark Hayley worked in busy small animal hospitals in Essex and London.

A Royal Veterinary College graduate, Hayley has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, echocardiology, and emergency & critical care.

Hayley enjoys her charity work,  including a trip on behalf of Animal Ark for an animal charity in Sri Lanka looking after strays.

Outside of work Hayley enjoys long walks in Highgate where she lives, rewarded with a nice glass of wine at the local pub and keeping up to date with the art exhibitions across London.


Kurran has been part of the Animal Ark team for over 10 years, initially working on weekends before going on to complete a degree in Animal Science at Nottingham University and then Veterinary Medicine at Warsaw University of Life Sciences. He had the good fortune of undertaking practical placements in America and India during his studies.

Kurran is a local boy and it is great to see him play an important role in the community.

While enjoying all aspects of vet life, he has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and is carrying our further studies in this area.

In his spare time Kurran likes to play football, golf and travel.


Kathryn joined Animal Ark in 2017 after she graduated from the Royal Veterinary College.

She has been lucky enough to complete many hands on placements in private and charity practice in the UK and abroad, such as Sri Lanka.

Kathryn has a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine but most notably small animal medicine and feline behaviour.

Outside of work Kathryn enjoys netball, snowboarding and tasting all the great food London has to offer. Whilst she enjoys the excitement of London, Kathryn also often enjoys a few days in Sussex to spend time with the family pets – 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 rabbits!


Eliza graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. She joined the team after a short travelling stint during which she spent some time with an overseas neutering programme.

Eliza appreciates the bond between the pet and pet parent, and enjoys the role veterinary medicine plays in that bond. 

In her spare time, Eliza is keen on wild swimming, cycling and walking with her family and three dogs back home in Norfolk. She enjoys the food hotspots and activities London life has to offer.


Lionel joined the Animal Ark crew in 2017.

Lionel completed his study at St. George’s University, and after obtaining his RCVS membership in 2018  he became a fully fledged member of our Vet team.

In his spare time, Lionel enjoys making furniture, interior design and scouring charity shops for his various collections. He has a strong interest in surgery and feline medicine.


Monika graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from Trakia University, Bulgaria in 2013. After one year working as a veterinary surgeon she came to the United Kingdom pursuing her quest to build her  professional development.

In August 2015 Monika joined Animal Ark initially as part of our night team who provided 24 hour on-site care and emergency services for our clients and patients.

In 2016 she transitioned to the Veterinary day team.

Monika owns a cat, a dog and a rescued dove called Pigule. She likes to relax with Pilates and Yoga in her free time.


James is our consultant orthopaedic (bones) advanced practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. As a Certificate Holder in Small Animal Surgery he also carries out some of the more complex soft tissue surgery.

James has a keen interest in key-hole surgery, both orthopaedic and soft tissue and in dealing with complex trauma cases.

James holds regular Consultation and Surgery sessions at Animal Ark.

Before joining Animal Ark in 2013 James graduated from Bristol veterinary school in 2003, spending his initial time as a veterinary surgeon focusing on surgery before obtaining his Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery) in 2009. He has held roles as Head Veterinary Surgeon of multi-vet/branch clinics/emergency care.