Our Vets

Andrew S. Draper BVMS MRCVS

Andrew qualified from Glasgow Vet School and after his James Herriott years working with farmers in Yorkshire, he followed his wife Kate down to Nottinghamshire and concentrated on companion animal work.

Alongside his management duties, his main interests in the practice are Dentistry, Cardiology and Orthopaedics.

Out of work, he enjoys spending time with Kate and his 2 sons. He is a keen sportsman and still skis , windsurfs and plays the odd game of cricket but spends more time cheering his sons on instead!

Kate Cullen

Kate Cullen BVMS MRCVS

Kate is one of the 2 Directors of the practice. She qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1988 and has worked in several practices before forming Oak House with her husband Andrew.

She is kept busy at home with her 2 boys.

Kate likes mountain biking & is often found on the bike trails of Nottinghamshire trying to wear out her dog Mungo, the Hungarian Wire-haired Vizla.


Adam is our newest vet and is settling in really well with the team.
Adam graduated with distinction from the University of Liverpool after taking a year out to study for a degree in Veterinary Conservation Medicine.

He joined our team in December 2014, having worked in a first opinion small animal vet practice in Dronfield.

Adam grew up in Sheffield but has recently moved to Nottingham.
His veterinary interests are surgery, dentistry and exotics.

Outside of work, Adam enjoys cooking, gardening, following rugby and watching films. He also like country walks and being persuaded to go to the gym!

Jennifer Goode BVSc MRCVS

Jennifer graduated from Glasgow Vet school and lives locally in Bingham with her partner and Jack Russell.

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2018. At home she has pet Golden Retrievers and enjoys playing Hockey.

Laura Davidson BVetMed MRCVS

Laura is originally from the USA and came to the UK from Pennsylvania in 1999. She attended the Royal Veterinary College in London and on qualifying, moved to Nottingham in 2004 when she came to work at Oak House.

She enjoys treating all manner of small animal patients and enjoy the wide variety of cases we encounter at the practice.

She is “mother” to 2 rescue cats, Mia & Maisie. They have a love-hate relationship but have come to tolerate each other!

Outside of work she enjoys being a mother to her daughter. She enjoys knitting, going for walks, reading, travelling & camping during the summer. Laura now works for us as a regular locum.

Yvonne Sommer MRCVS MABVA

Yvonne is originally from Germany and came to work and live in England in 1992. She has been regularly working for Oak House Vets as a locum since 2004. As well as enjoying all aspects of veterinary practice, she is enthusiastic about veterinary acupuncture, which she has practised since 1993.

She currently runs a weekly acupuncture clinic at Oak House Vets, in which she treats most small animal species for a variety of conditions. See more about the details and benefits of acupuncture

Yvonne lives in rural Derbyshire, where she enjoys walking, horse riding, gardening and weekly ballroom and latin dance classes.

Vet Nurses




What happens in an emergency?

In the event of needing to contact the duty vet out of hours, please ring one of the normal surgery numbers and listen to the directions given on the answer machine.

What about payment?

We try to keep our fees reasonable, but they also have to be realistic and reflect the level of care provided. We ask that payment is made at the time of treatment. For your convenience, we accept Delta, Switch, Visa and Access cards.

What is the best choice for my pet?

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Find out what a Day In the Life of Oak House Vets is like by watching our video


I love Oak House Vets. I moved from a surgery, which was taken over by a corporate vets and it lost that old-fashioned personal touch, which I like. Everyone here is so helpful and pleasant and Andrew is a fantastic vet & a lovely person. It makes taking your beloved pet to the vets much less stressful.

Vivi Steels