Dr. Anke Hill, Dr. med. vet., MRCVS
I qualified from Munich University Vet School, Germany in 1995. I then worked for several years towards my PhD degree at the Institute for Zoology and Fishery at Munich Vet School.
During my 16 years of working as a vet, I have travelled extensively and spent 12 years in England and Scotland (Cotswolds, Aberdeen and Scottish Highlands, Rye, E. Sussex, Godalming, Surrey and Plymouth) as well as four and a half years in Germany, running my own small animal practice.
My main workload has always been small animal practice, exotics and wildlife, with some mixed practice work thrown in for 8 years. Highlights for me were being sole charge vet for 4 years for the RSPCA Wildlife Centre in Hastings- working with seals, oiled sea birds, birds of prey, bats, foxes and all sorts of wildlife.
Also working for 2 years on a once a month basis with the Howlett/ Port Lympne Zoo vet - treating gorillas, monkeys, tigers, lynx and all sorts of zoo animals. I have a particular interest in wildlife, zoo animals and exotics, animal behaviour, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
I am happily married to Les, who is a paramedic at the Derriford Hospital Ambulance Service. We have 4 animals of our own: "Flamenco", a stunning Spanish stallion, with whom I do Classical High Dressage, like in the Spanish Riding School, and ride across Dartmoor. "Ruairi" our adorable Irish Wolfhound pup and "Selik" and "Jamal" our 2 gorgeous Snowshoe cats.
I love reading, travelling, culture and classical folk music, playing instruments and enjoy learning languages (Spanish currently).