About Us - DNA Vetcare Group

About Us

Alan van Heerden, Director and Co-Founder (BVSc MRCVS)
Dane Walker, Director and Co-Founder (VetMB GPCert (SAS) MRCVS)
Claire Baker, DNA Vetcare, Veterinary Recruitment
Claire Baker, Director

DNA Vetcare is a proudly independent group of multi award-winning surgeries, founded in 2006 by veterinary surgeons Alan van Heerden and Dane Walker. Dane and Alan have taken their years of experience working in numerous high quality practices, to provide exceptional vet care across London and Kent. Claire Baker joined Alan and Dane as a Director in 2019, originally arriving at the main London hospital in 2013 as a locum. Claire heads up the Group’s operations and vet team recruitment.

Network of Excellence
DNA Vetcare has a network of excellent veterinary surgeons who have been handpicked for their clinical skills, experience and ability to provide compassionate care for your four-legged (or three-legged, finned or feathered) friend.  This network of excellence is the foundation on which we have built a strong reputation for providing the very best care to pets and owners alike.

Alan and Dane are dedicated to providing excellent service to clients, respectful, caring and expert care for animals and a supportive encouraging work place for their teams.

DNA Vetcare’s Mission

  • To be the vets of choice for caring pet owners in London and Kent
  • To enhance the level of first opinion veterinary care
  • To create a group of caring and compassionate veterinary surgeries
  • To raise awareness of animal welfare

Caring Professional Service
A strong caring attitude underpins the running of all of surgeries and the teams. All of our incredible vets have many years of small animal practice and many have certificates in further advanced areas. The nursing teams and support staff are friendly, dedicated and trained to the highest level. We are committed to going above and beyond to provide a timely diagnosis and first-class treatment at a reasonable price.

Vets That Care, It’s In Our DNA!

DNA Vetcare is guided by three main principles that guides everything we do for you and your pet. We are committed to providing:


Trust in a vet service is essential and our experienced and caring vets all share our belief that every animal is a sentient being. All animals should have the best chance for as strong and healthy a life as possible and we treat each pet with the same love and care as if they were our own family member.


By investing in our people, the latest equipment and clinical developments we strive to provide the very best in veterinary care, and support for you along sometimes difficult and challenging times. Our caring and friendly staff receive additional training to provide a high level of professional service. We meet regularly with each team member to discuss their ongoing training and provide support and mentorship.


We invest in the continuing growth, learning and development of our team. Our teams live the job they do and are extremely diligent. They will take time to explain the options and provide clarity throughout your pets treatment. Through diligence and clarity your pets will have the quality of life they deserve. We have a strong focus on customer service for you, our valued clients and pets.