Intern Team


Our Intern Team

Established for over 12 years Willows’ team of highly skilled interns are all fully qualified Veterinary Surgeons. Throughout their one-year rotating internship programme Willows Interns have primary case responsibility through our Out of Hours Service, working alongside dedicated Emergency Vets.

Working together with our team of multidisciplinary Specialists and Residents Willows’ Interns care for critical patients in our Intensive Care Unit.

Yolanda Lopez Barroso

Veterinary Surgeon – Intern

Yolanda graduated from the University of Extremadura, Spain in 2013. She then spent four years working with both, small animals and wildlife around the world.

In 2019 Yolanda moved to the North of England where she worked in a busy first opinion practice before going on to complete a surgical internship in a referral practice. She is currently undertaking a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Liverpool.

In her free time, she adores being with her family and her two pets, a lovely Greyhound and a sprightly rabbit. Yolanda also enjoys travelling and all forms of outdoor exercise.
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Thomas Heaselgrave


Rotating Intern

Tom studied Veterinary medicine at the Univeristy of Nottingham, achieving two degrees BVMedSci(hons) and BVM BVS(hons) MRCVS during his time there.

Since graduating Tom has worked in a busy small animal hosptial in Dudley where he gained great exposure to surgery and emergency cases. Tom has a keen interest in Neurology and orthopaedics, and is hoping to pursue this interest following his rotating internship at Willows.

In his spare time Tom is in a band and enjoys playing regular gigs around the Nottingham area.
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Stefanie Schultz

Natasha Wayne-Wynne

Veterinary Surgeon – Intern

Natasha graduated as a Veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College in July ‘20 and began working in a busy first opinion practice based in South West London, where she stayed for one and half years before joining Willows. Natasha gained experience in a variety of disciplines which allowed her to expand her knowledge and practical skills durring her time there.

She enjoy all aspects of Veterinary medicine and the different challenges that each one brings. Natasha is particularly interested in Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology and Cardiology, and enjoys the varied diagnostics and work-ups involved in treating more complex cases. She is excited to learn from the Specialists in these areas in the hope of becoming an accomplished and well-rounded clinician in the future.

Natasha is passionate about delivering a gold standard level of care to her patients and is looking forward to the year ahead on as rotating intern at Willows.

In her spare time, she enjoy exercising and has been a keen netball player throughout her time at school and university. She also love travelling and spending as much time with friends and family as possible.
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Michael Cornish

Veterinary Surgeon

Mike graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017, and he worked in general practice in South London before joing Willows in July ‘22. Mike is interested in internal medicine, particularly feline medicine, and is looking forward to getting involved in the clinical research at Willows.

Mike has a rescue cat, named Penny, and in his spare time, he enjoys cooking, watching old films, gardening and exploring new cities.
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Lucy Yuan


Jordan Zec

BSc BVMS, MRCVS, MANZCVS (Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging)


Jordan graduated from Murdoch University, Australia in ‘15. She then spent five years in first opinion practice where she developed an interest in abdominal ultrasound. Following this she joined a busy Specilist hospital in Sydney and completed a Internal Medicine internship where she also passed her exams to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand Collage of Veterinary Surgeons in small animal diagnostic imaging.

Jordan moved to the UK with a view of following her interest in diagnostic imaging. Jordan has joined the team at Willows to continue developing her skills and has been able to take part in multiple imaging based reserch studies.

When not at work Jordan enjoys exploring new hiking trails and photography.
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Eugenio Gaudio



Eugenio graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2016. Soon after graduation, he underwent a three-year clinically oriented PhD program in Veterinary Science focusing on postoperative pain assessment, working alongside the University of Padova's anaesthesia and surgical team.

Being very keen on clinical research and a great wildlife enthusiast, Eugenio spent seven months at the University of Stellenbosch, RSA, and three months at Dubai Falcon Hospital, UAE, carrying out clinical work and research projects on wildlife chemical immobilisation. In 2020, Eugenio moved to Doha, Qatar, where he undertook a role in small animal practice. He then moved to the UK in 2021, where he worked as a general practitioner and started his Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) in Small Animal Surgery with the Royal Veterinary College.

As a result of his endeavours, Eugenio has published several papers in internationally recognised scientific journals and presented his research at various conferences. His main area of interest is small animal surgery and his goal is to become an ECVS resident.

In his spare time Eugenio enjoys playing the violin, doing physical activity, and spending time in the outdoors.
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