Tim Hosken | Practice Partner | BVSc MRCVS

A native of Cornwall, Tims interest in science and holidays spent on the family dairy farm led him to choose a career in veterinary medicine. After graduating from the University of Bristol, he spent six years in Wales in a very mixed practice.

It was a developing fascination with the complexities of small animal medicine (not the rain) which found Tim taking over the management of Alma Veterinary Hospital in 1986.

Tim enjoys the daily diagnostic challenges and gets great satisfaction from helping clients and their pets, many over several years. Tim has a long standing interest in homoeopathy and have recently started using acupuncture. He has recently taken up skiing which combines his love of mountains with physical exhilaration.


Paul Crocker | Practice Partner | BVetMed MRCVS

Paul has lived in Windsor for most of his life. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) in 1988. He joined Alma Veterinary Hospital in 1990, and has been a partner since 1998. His areas of interest are surgery, diagnostic imaging and internal medicine. He also provides veterinary support for the local charity Swan Life Line . His family share their home with a Border Terrier and an epileptic Welsh Sheepdog.


Melanie Pond | Veterinary Surgeon  BSc MA VetMB MRCVS CertGPSAM

Melanie qualified from Cambridge University in 1998. Following two years in mixed practice in her home county of Norfolk she moved to Berkshire and joined Alma in 2000. She gained her General Practitioner’s Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2007.

Her particular area of interest is feline medicine. When she’s not working she enjoys skiing and any other dangerous mountain sports. She lives with her one-eyed adopted cat called Womble.  


Victoria Rudolph | Veterinary Surgeon  BVM&S MRCVS

Victoria qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2000, gaining a BVM&S degree and Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. After 2 years working in mixed practice in the New Forest she fell in love with small animal work and joined the Alma Veterinary Hospital team in 2004.

Victorias particular clinical interests are Canine and Feline Medicine, Chronic Pain Management and Ultrasonography. She also loves meeting and getting to know all the animals that come here!

Victoria is a Veterinary Acupuncturist and a Member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists, having completed the ABVA Foundation Course in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2006. She uses Acupuncture mainly to help manage chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions, and occasionally take referrals from other local veterinary practices. 


Stella Ziegel | Veterinary Surgeon  BVSc MRCVS

Stella qualified in Onderstepoort, South Africa in 1991. Soon after qualifying Stella came to the UK to gain experience and travel. Stella has worked in a variety of mixed and small animal practices throughout the UK. Prior to starting a family Stella was the head vet at a busy small animal practice in Ealing, London for 7 years which she thoroughly enjoyed. Since then Stella has been working part-time in local practices before she joined our team in May 2010. Stella enjoys spending time with her husband, children, dog ‘Gina’ and cat ‘Sponge’.