The Team

At Riverside Veterinary Centre our team of professional and friendly staff are fully qualified in providing your pets with the treatment and care they require.

Our team of vets and veterinary nurses have years of experience in dealing with all sorts of problems that may occur during your pet’s life and have been providing expert care throughout the Stratford upon Avon area since 1997.

Riverside Vet - Dai Gittins MRCVS

Dai Gittins MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Dai Gittins is the principal of the Veterinary Surgery. He qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1988 and holds an additional degree in Zoology as well as a Masters degree in Parasitology.

Having created the Veterinary Centre from nothing in 1997, he is hugely proud of the development of the services to clients here at Riverside.

The benefits that preventative health care has achieved for client's pets over the years has been a testimony to the pioneering approach that Riverside has developed.

Riverside Vet - Sue Greenwood MRCVS

Sue Greenwood MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sue Greenwood joined the staff at Riverside Veterinary Centre in 1998. Sue qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1994 from Bristol University, having previously gained a B.A.(Hons) Biology (Oxon).

She is a highly experienced and skilled surgeon and brings a fresh perspective to the work undertaken at the Veterinary Centre and is a valuable member of the team.

Riverside Vet - Yvonne Claridge

Yvonne Claridge

Animal Nurse

Yvonne is one of the founder members of staff at Riverside Veterinary Centre. Having worked as an Animal Nurse for 40 years Yvonne brings a wealth of experience to the day-to-day work at the Veterinary Centre.

Her knowledge and care for all patients in her charge is quite simply second to none, something our clients value very highly.

Riverside Vet - Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison

Practice Manager

In 2007 Sally achieved the industry acclaimed award of Pet Insurance Advisor of the year for the whole of the UK.

It was recognition of Sally’s dedicated work on the part of clients in helping them process insurance claims as well as the wealth of sound advice that all clients have benefited from over the years.

Sally is also a founder member of Riverside and monitors all administrative matters for the Centre.

Riverside Vet - Hayley Strangwood RVN

Hayley Strangwood RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hayley achieved a long held ambition of qualification as a Veterinary Nurse in 2007. Hayley joined the staff at Riverside in 2003 and has honed her considerable skills in client care along with nursing studies during her time at Riverside.

Further study for a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing is very much a goal for Hayley. Hayley is the first point of contact at the Veterinary Centre for clients needing help with information relating to PETS passport.

Milo -Riverside vets pet cat


Acquired as a rescue kitten from the RSPCA in 2003, he has become a very popular member of staff.

Fond of any form of adoration, his favourite perch is on top of the reception computer where he can view all visitors.