Meet the Team

    Charlotte Aley

    Equine Receptionist

    Charlotte started with us July 2008. She runs the show; phones, diary, equine accounts and computer administration.

    Charlotte also assists vets with diagnostic workups due to her experience with equines!

    She has been horse riding since 6 years old and now competes in BSJA. Charlotte has BHS stage 1, 2 and 3 and a National Diploma in horsemanship.

    Other hobbies include scuba diving and skiing.

    Gemma Rouse

    Veterinary Surgeon
    BVetMed MRCVS

    Gemma qualified from The Royal Veterinary College. She leads the equine team, and has been part of the Riverside since 2008.

    She enjoys all aspects of routine equine work, in particular diagnostic imaging and wound management.

    Gemma is developing a further interest in Stud Medicine and her continued further studies embrace expertise in Equine Practice. In her spare time Gemma can be found running behind her saluki x whippets called Bert and Lola. She has completed a number of half marathons for charity and also enjoys horse riding in her spare time.

    Dominika Skawinska

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Dominika has recently joined our team and you may have already seen her out and about on her rounds.

    Dominika qualified in 2007 from the University of Life Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. She has joined us from a mixed practice in Northumberland.

    Her main interests are horses and she is studying now towards the Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine.

    Stephanie Cheung BVSc MRCVS

    Veterinary surgeon

    Steph graduated from the University of Liverpool.

    She joined the Riverside team in 2018 as she has a passion for both equine and small animal work.

    Alice Campbell BVMS BSc (Hons) MRCVS

    Veterinary Surgeon

    In progress

    Charles Roberts

    Veterinary Surgeon
    BVetMed MRCVS

    Charles qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1965. Despite retirement, Charles continues to provide daily contributions and advice for all aspects of Practice life.

    Bridget Abolins

    Veterinary Surgeon

    Bridget qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2002.

    She has worked at Riverside since then, and her area of Equine expertise is emergency medicine. In her spare time Bridget enjoys walking her dog, horse riding and socialising with friends.