mill lane veterinary surgery
mill lane veterinary surgery

Meet the team


JoshRusnakJoshua Rusnak, Principal Vet

Joshua has obtained the Cert SAS in 1998, a post-graduate qualification in small animal surgery, awarded to fewer than 15 vets in Britain each year. He also has a special interest in radiology and ultrasound.

Joshua graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 and has been living and working as a vet in North London since 1997. Joshua has two cats called Bob and Mickey, and a Labrador cross called Jamie.

SamDr Samantha Davis, Associate Vet

Sam graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015. She then worked in a busy practice in Brighton for two years before travelling and working abroad in Australia. She finally returned to the UK and joined our team at Mill Lane Vets in early 2018. Sam enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but is particularly interested in surgery

She volunteers for StreetVet, an organisation that provides support for homeless pet owners. In her spare time, Sam enjoys dancing, football and fostering litters of kittens.


GerryGerry Ailincai, RVN Head Nurse

Gerry qualified as Veterinary Nurse in 2010 in her native Auckland, New Zealand, where she worked as a theatre nurse. After a year working and travelling  in Germany she made the move to the UK to further her career as a locum nurse in a variety of London clinics, before joining the Mill Lane team in 2014.

She is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is now the coach for our student nurses and trainees.

She has a special interest in theatre nursing, particularly orthopaedics. Gerry lives in North London with her husband and chubby British shorthair cat, Sansa.


BokaBoka Hidalgo, Receptionist and Practice Manager

Boka qualified from the University of St.Ciril and Metodij in her home country of Macedonia, with a degree in Psychology. When she moved to England she studied and passed an NVQ in child care.

She joined the practice in 2007 and became our practice manager in 2008. As well as organising the team, she also helps with nursing, and has a lot of experience and knowledge of handling animals. As Boka always says, there is little difference between children and animals!

She is also the main carer for our practice cat, Halle, who she loves very much. 

KarenKaren Tyrrell, Receptionist

Karen joined the surgery in 2017, and is a longstanding animal lover and supporter of the Mayhew where she still volunteers in her spare time.

MillLaneNessieNessie Riley, Receptionist (part time, weekend)

Nessie joined the practice in early 2018 and is currently half way through her veterinary medicine degree at the Royal Veterinary College. She has a degree in Zoology and also worked in a pet shop for a number of years, where her love of our canine companions really grew.

She is very happy to be part of the team at Mill Lane, and always has a treat ready behind the reception desk for any well behaved dogs!

‘Support Team’

PhotoofHallie1Halle, Practice Cat

Halle has a degree in cheekiness and an NVQ in sleeping. She spends her days at the practice sleeping by the computer, glaring at any dogs that dare enter her practice, helping herself to pet shop supplies and parading up and down the surgery window for the school children as they go past!

She is very lovable with the staff but can be unpredictable with visitors, particularly children; she is best admired from a distance.