Petwell House
319 Station Road
South Hayes
020 8848 1818

Animals Are Us
222 Uxbridge Road
TW13 5DL
020 8893 7888

At Animals Are Us, we ensure that there is always a dedicated team of qualified veterinary surgeons, nurses and professional administration staff to give your pets excellent service and instant access to a wide medical opinion and care.

Dr David Muge, BVM. PhD. MRCVS

Principal Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. David Muge BVM., PhD., MRCVS, is the principal veterinary surgeon and director of the practice.  After attaining his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) degree, he won a full academic scholarship to study for a doctorate degree (PhD) at the University of Bristol. After graduating, David spent the next three years in academia working at both Bristol and Liverpool Universities undertaking research and teaching veterinary medicines to undergraduates.

David spent a year working as a veterinary surgeon for the Kenya Wildlife Service Veterinary and this is where he acquired experience and expertise in Exotic Animal Medicine.   In the UK, he worked in several veterinary surgeries across the country as well as in London.  David wanted to provide a service that exceeded the expectations of pet owners and opened the first  Animals Are Us Veterinary Surgery in 1999.  The surgery was an instant success and now Animals Are Us is one of the best known and loved vets in West London and beyond.

David’s main interest is to continue to establish and maintain professional, modern and competitive domestic and exotic veterinary surgeries with good value for money to clients without compromising their pets’ treatment and health care.

Loraine Sheldrick


Loraine has been with us since 2006 and is our qualified first aider. Loraine did so well at our Feltham surgery that she was chosen to start the new Staines-upon-Thames (Laleham) surgery. Our clients in the Feltham surgery miss her reassuring presence she is however, making new client friends at our Laleham surgery. Loraine is consequently responsible for our Staines-upon-Thames (Laleham) surgery and is very much involved in our pet insurance duties as well. Loraine is extremely sympathetic to clients’ needs and is always willing to assist above and beyond the call of duty.  She is involved in various Laleham village activities out of work.  Loraine has two cats, four ferrets and two dogs. Loraine is interested in Spiritual healing. She loves open space.

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