The Team

Dedicated care
for the pets you love

David Culley

David graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1980. David enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in dermatology, dentistry, laparoscopy and acupuncture.

Outside of work he is a keen photographer and spends many happy hours walking in the Surrey Hills with his Golden retriever, Maisie - his four-legged companion.

Catherine Turner

Catherine joined Yew Tree Vets in July 2016 after obtaining a degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare from the University of Chester.

She obtained her Suitably Qualified Person [SQP] qualification and commenced her Veterinary Nurse training in April 2017.

She has a cat called Tabby, two gerbils called Mowgli and Baloo, and a Giant African Land snails called Felix.


Ruth Culley

Having started her career in the NHS, Ruth has been involved in the running of the Practice since 2000. She now enjoys ensuring the team provide excellent customer service and care for the all the pets treated at Yew Tree Vets.

In her spare time Ruth enjoys gardening and taking Florrie for walks with David.


Katherine Morris

Katherine joined Yew Tree Vets in 2009 as a student veterinary nurse. She obtained a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, and now heads the nursing team at the Practice. She has a passion for ensuring that it provides excellent inpatient nursing care for both medical and surgical patients. In addition, she has qualified as a Suitably Qualified Person, which means that she is able to dispense medicines. In addition, she has set up the Blood Donor Scheme within the Practice. Outside of work, Katherine enjoys riding her horses, Puff and Ginger, and taking part in equestrian competitions. She also has two dogs, Boskie and Craig, who keep her busy!


Jayne Raison

After completing a degree in Animal Science at the University of Nottingham, Jayne joined Yew Tree Vets as a kennel assistant in September 2014. Jayne completed her nurse training with us and became a registerd veterinary nurse in October 2017. Outside of work Jayne enjoys baking, reading books, and playing pinball machines. She shares her life with two rescue cats, degus, and rats.

Nicola Lumbard

Nicola is the book keeper for Yew Tree Vets.