Pohlandt MRCVS, BVSc, BSc (Agric),
veterinary surgeon, was born in South Africa
in 1965 and graduated from Onderstepoort University,
South Africa in 1996. She became a member
of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
in the same year. She worked in mixed practice
in Burnley, Lancashire and in Totnes in Devon
for five years.
her daughter Thiane's birth, she returned
to South Africa to open her own practice,
the Dullstroom Animal Hospital. The Dullstroom
Animal Hospital was a small animal and equine
practice, with Mrs Pohlandt's special interests
being small animal surgery and equine lameness
work. Renowned for its many birds of prey,
Dullstroom was the ideal place to expand her
interest in raptor medicine and surgery.
passionate interest in falconry and breeding
bird of prey, led to a comprehensive raptor
rehabilitation programme of wild birds of
prey. She also started a Community Veterinary
Clinic in the local township, running a vaccination
and speying programme for the pets of underprivileged
2007 Mrs Pohlandt achieving her ABVA acupuncture
qualification in the UK which allowed further
treatment of arthritic, injured and lame patients.
locum work in the UK since 2008 has meant
that Mrs Pohlandt has worked in a number of
veterinary practices in the UK, from small
sole charge practices to large 11 branch veterinary
moving to Cumbria opening a small animal and
exotics practice in Carlisle was the next
Hills BVM&S, MRCVS
Kay is a confident and competent senior veterinary
surgeon with over ten years’ experience
in small animal practice. She will be doing
regular afternoon surgeries and will be running
our BEST FRIENDS’ CLUB clinics. Kay
also has a qualification in acupuncture. When
not at work, Kay has her hands full her two
children and her pets!
Vikki joined the practice in April 2010. Vikki
has a wealth of experience and qualifications
relating to veterinary care. She has recently
completed a certificate in anaesthetic monitoring.
Vikki is usually found in the office taking
care of the practice administration. She has
completed her Petplan insurance training and
can advise clients on insurance for their
pets. At present, she is undertaking a diploma
in Administration and Business studies. Vikki
has a whole host of rescued pets – 9
cats, two labradors, a tortoise, guinea pigs
and rabbits, and enjoys hand rearing puppies
… she often takes in stray cats for
re-homing, but they never seem to leave!!
David is a part time receptionist and experienced
animal care assistant. He has a keen interest
in animal behaviour and is happy to advise
you on training and behavioural issues. David
has three dogs of his own and his long standing
involvement with the charity Animal Concern
Cumbria usually means that usually there are
several more dogs in his care, waiting to
Charlotte joined Falcon Vets in January 2014
as receptionist. She is an experienced animal
assistant and is a qualified dog groomer.
Friendly and approachable, you can ask Charlotte!
Charlotte has a staffie dog and is a keen
horse woman and loves competing on her mare.
Kristy is a part time receptionist and animal
care assistant. She brings a wealth of animal
care experience to the practice. Kristy has
recently completed her Petplan insurance training,
and can advise clients on insuring their pets.
At home she has three dogs, two of which were
rescued all the way from Rumania. She also
has a rescue cat and rabbits. She regularly
takes in strays for fostering and re-homing.
Tracey joined the practice in July 2015 as
a part time receptionist. She is local to
the area and a well-known within the community.
Tracey has recently completed her Petplan
insurance training, and can advise clients
on insuring their pets. Tracey has a whole
host of animals at home including rabbits,
chipmunks, chinchillas, a tortoise and a bearded