The Team

Dave Salisbury-Jones MA (Cantab), VetMB MRCVS

Dave grew up in South London. He studied veterinary medicine at Cambridge and graduated in 1988. His first job was as an assistant at the Vale Veterinary Clinic.After working for eight years as an assistant he bought the practice in 1996 and has run it ever since. In addition, Dave spent four years as a Local Government Councillor on Lambeth Council from 1994-8.Dave has three children, Malek, Anton and Lucas. He also has three cats – Aslef, Bectu and Oliver.

Maria Crisell – GPCert(SAS) PgC (SAS), MRCVS  

Maria graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Latvia in June 2010. During her studies she held many voluntary positions within the animal shelters of Latvia where she honed her considerable surgical skills. Maria first spent time at the Vale Veterinary clinic while studying for her finals and has now returned full time to the Vale family.

Maria is married to our practice manager Paul & have a beautiful ( & very inquisitive :)) son Edward. Maria is never happier than when horse riding or planning the next trip!.

Elisa Mallus DVM – MRCVS

Elisa qualified at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Perugia (Italy) in March 2006 and she started her career in a small animal practice in her little town. In 2008 she moved to the UK where she worked mostly in Essex and north Kent before joining, only recently, the Vale Vets Team. She enjoys all aspects of being a small animal vet in particular internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She spends her spare time with her husband, Luigi and her hyperactive baby called Sara.

If Elisa cannot be found on dry land she will most likely be under water enjoying her passion for scuba diving (she holds a SSI certificate); or, alternatively, on black ski slopes.

Tracey Jefcut

Hi, my name is Tracey. I have been a veterinary nurse working at the Vale since September 1984, part of the fixtures and fittings! I now work Monady to Wednesday at the Vale and also do one overnight shift a week at the out of hours emergency service.I have been married to my husband Alf for 13 years. He is a stretch limousine chauffeur and has a daughter Stacey. We are nan and granddad to Ronnie who will be one year old this October.I own a long-haired cat named Erol and two guinea pigs Schmoo and Punky. My greatest love are horses of which I have two, Riley and Yoyo. This is where I spend the rest of the week, looking after them both and teaching children and adults of various ability to learn to ride. I also compete in shows, both dressage and show jumping at weekends. Life is pretty hectic but very rewarding!

Paul Crisell. Practice Manager

Hi, my name is Paul and I have been part of the team in Streatham Vale for as long as I can remember. Some (me!) would say that I am the heartbeat behind the scenes. I grew up in sunny Devon and moved to London 20ish years ago – when I joined the Vale Veterinary Clinic team and had the pleasure of working alongside David and Tracey. I am married to the beautiful Maria who is a veterinary surgeon and we have a son called Edward – who is 6 years old & an absolute joy. We also have two dogs – Chase, 1 year old Boxer,  Alex, 12 year old Red Setter & our cat, Mac. I also have two gorgeous children, Ethan (14) and Leila (12).

Eleanor Young RVN MBVNA. Head Nurse.

Eleanor started with Vale Vets at the beginning of 2008. She is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with many years experience behind her (too many!). After working in a multi-discipline referral clinic up in Northumberland where she began life in the veterinary world as a part time receptionist, she trained as a Veterinary Nurse and eventually became head nurse.Eleanor moved to Londonin 2003. She loves to go travelling to foreign parts as often as possible. Being an exiled Geordie, her passion is her beloved Newcastle United Football Club. She is still a season ticket holder and gets to as many games as she can when visiting home to see her daughter Rebecca and grandson Joshua, and also when the Toon Army visit the London teams.