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.

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte graduated from the University of Liverpool, and moved to Nottingham to start working at Oak House in August 2018.

Originally from the Lake District, in her spare time she likes escaping back up North to visit her family’s two Golden Retrievers, Ross and Reuban, as well as playing hockey for a local team.

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Alice Witton BVM&S MRCVS

I graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Zoology before going on to do Veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
Currently undertaking a certificate in small animal internal medicine to help improve my knowledge in this area.
Have a pet rescue cat called Albus (pictured, who does not like to be photographed) so called after the Hogwarts professor!
When I’m not at work I am most likely playing trains with my young son.

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Holly Cruickshank MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2021, and loved it so much here that I stayed. I grew up in Cardiff, where my springer spaniel Barney still lives with my parents.

In my free time I like running, gardening, hiking and baking. My flat is too small to have a pet at the moment, so is currently overrun with houseplants instead!


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.

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Chloe Hemingway BVSc MRCVS

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Jade Harding Ba VetMB MRCVS

Jade graduated from Cambridge vet school in 2019. She completed an internship at an equine hospital in Devon, before working as an ambulatory equine vet in Derbyshire. Her son Rupert was born in 2022, and she has now made the switch to small animal practice.

She has enjoyed meeting our lovely clients and their pets, and is gradually learning where to find everything in dispensary! She has also been very happy to work in a centrally heated building this winter, rather than on muddy farms! Jade works part time here at Oak House, and spends the rest of the week being a busy mum to Rupert and her golden retriever Alfie.

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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


My puppy had some health issues and so far they've been more than helpful. They always go above and beyond to make sure everything is covered even during the lockdown.
Could not have asked for a better vet!
Big thanks to Andrew 🙂