Veterinary Surgery

Care, Compassion and Commitment

Meet the Team at Cockfosters Vet Surgery

We believe that your pets deserve to receive the best treatment available, from vets they know and can rely on night and day, all year round.

Our veterinary team is headed up by Ozlem Cosar, with Eleni Foti doing some surgeries each week as well. The rest of our vets, although based at our other local surgeries, will pop in from time to time when needed.

As always, we like to ensure continuity for you and your pet, so we will  try to book you back in to see your preferred vet.
Dr Eleni Bousia Foti
Eleni qualified from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2012.

While still a student she volunteered in small animal practices and wildlife centers both in Greece and the UK gaining lots of practical experience.

She then worked for 2 years in a small animal practice in Oxfordshire and joined the team at Wood Street in January 2016.

Eleni is particularly interested in surgery and orthopaedics and she is studying towards a certificate in small animal surgery at the moment.

Outside work she loves swimming, birdwatching and photography.

Dr Ozlem Cosar
Ozlem graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2010 having also completed a degree inVeterinary Sciences, and she even worked as our Saturday morning receptionist while studying.

She has completed charity work in Turkey neutering stray dogs and cats, and providing much needed care to these unfortunate animals.

Ozlem went to run our surgery in Cockfosters after several years full time at the main hospital in Barnet, and still spends time at both sites.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, socialising and swimming. Ozlem also has a dog Chloe and a cat Twix to keep her busy.

Dr Tony White

Tony White graduated from Bristol University in 1992 and has been at Wood Street since August of the same year.

Tony enjoys all aspects of veterinary work but is particularly interested in surgery.

Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery is now used more and more at the hospital. Tony and the team have been performing diagnostic and therapeutic keyhole procedures, as well as routine operations such as spaying for 10 years now.

Tony’s other main focus is orthopaedic surgery and the hospital now performs a wide range of elective procedures and fracture repairs. Tony is an active member of the BVOA ESVOT (British and European Orthopaedic and Traumatology Associations) and attends many of their meetings.

Apart from work, Tony is kept busy by his wife , three children, and a large number of rescued animals. The current tally stands at eight  dogs,  seven cats, seven  horses and two ex battery chickens.  The work the hospital does for the RSPCA and a wife who works for them, makes accumulating waifs and strays rather easy.

What little time he has left is spent either cycling, running or ferrying his children around!

Dr Phil Barr
Phil Barr qualified from Bristol University Vet School in 1991 and after a year in ‘exotic’ animal practice where he did his best to treat the odd monkey, meercat and crocodile, he made the move back to small animal practice (dogs, cats and other small pets).

He worked in several practices in the South East, eventually gaining a post-graduate RCVS qualification in Small Animal Medicine in 1998.

Phil joined Wood Street Veterinary Hospital and became a partner in 2001. Phil remains enthusiastic about all aspects of veterinary practice with special emphasis on medical investigation techniques such as ultrasound and endoscopy, as well as cardiology.

He is a member of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society and the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology, and is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner (Small Animal Medicine).

At home Phil has a pair of lovely, if slightly naughty, cats as well as a wife and 2 small children to ensure his time is fully occupied!