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A young brown puppy. A tortoise - a previous client at Cape Vets.

Meet the Team


   Doug Hall 

Douglas Hall BVSC MRCVS

Douglas qualified in South Africa in 1992 and after working in a respected small animal practice in North London for 10 years he relocated to Guildford and opened The Cape Veterinary Clinic in June 2004. His special interests are in the fields of canine and feline internal medicine, gastro-enterology, dermatology, and canine and feline behaviour. In his spare time Douglas enjoys triathlons, travelling and cooking.


Mike Pauckert BVSC MRCVS

Mike qualified in South Africa in 1992, and has been in the UK since 1995. He has always worked in  small animal practice and interests include feline medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery and small furries. He shares his life with his wife, Alison, and a big ginger and white rescue cat called Dennis. who rules the roost. In his spare time they enjoy spending time outdoors, on the beach or in the countryside and travelling.

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith BVMS MRCVS

Caroline qualified from Glasgow University in 2005.  After spending two further years in acadaemia she spent 8 years at The Blue Cross in London.  Her main interests are in anaesthesia and pain management, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, and she is currently studying for her certificate in surgery.  Caroline spends her weekends walking with her husband and her dog Rufie, and enjoys music, cooking and socialising with friends.



Jackie Martin

Jackie Martin RVN

Jackie joined the Cape in 2007 as the clinic receptionist, and since then has not only become one of the foundations of the clinic but has trained and in 2013 qualified as a veterinary nurse.  Jackie enjoys walking her dog  Gizmo, and looking after her grandchildren, when not calming pets and dealing with enquiries at the Cape.

Emma Wigley Cape Vets Guildford

Emma Wigley

Em joined the team in October 2013. She recently returned to the UK, having spent the past 18 years in Australia. Em has extensive customer service experience gained through work within the Police Force and animal welfare agencies. Outside work, Em is kept busy by her tennis ball obsessed border collie, Henry!


Sonya Graham

Sonya Graham

Sonya joined The Cape team on Reception in September 2010, having been a client prior to that since 2004. She is the first point of contact for clients and enjoys interacting with all the animals that visit. Sonya has a particular interest in customer care. She currently has one cat, who she rescued, and recently added an aquarium of 19 fish and a Giant Fan Shrimp! Sonya lives locally and can be seen in and around Merrow with her two children.

Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson

Becky is our resident beautician responsible for maintaining the street cred of our pets. She is a perfectionist when it comes to the grooming of dogs and cats. Appointments can be made by contacting Becky on 07739 263244. For more information please see Becky's website :