Sonya qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University, and joined Darwin Veterinary Centre in 2000. Together with her husband Richard, they took over the running of the practice in 2002, and have significantly extended, refurbished and modernised the practice, bringing it up to its current ‘Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Tier 2’ status.
Sonya enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but has a particular interest in surgery and ophthalmology. She successfully studied for and passed a Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2010. She also holds a veterinary nurse training qualification, and leads the team of nursing assessors at the practice.
Sonya and Richard have two young children: daughter Breya, born in 2007, and son Oliver, born two years later, who keep them on their toes when not at the practice. With her work, young family, and following major renovation of their Edwardian home, Sonya can no longer remember what she did in her spare time!