Opening Hours: Sun - Thu : 8 AM – 8 PM.   Fri & Sat : 9 AM – 5 PM
02 556 2024

Our Team

Dr. Katrin Jahn, DrMedVet, CertVA, MRCVS

Dr Katrin graduated from the University of Munich, Germany in 1999 after which she spent 7 years working in a variety of practices, including specialist and referral centers in the UK in order to get broad and extensive experience in all areas of small animal medicine and surgery.

During this time, Dr Katrin earnt the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons “Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Pain Relief” and completed a doctorate thesis in animal behavior before moving to the UAE in 2006.

Dr Katrin opened the German Veterinary Clinic- the first dedicated, high standard Small Animal Clinic in Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi – in 2008. Her empathetic and caring approach as well as her extensive knowledge and experience led the clinic to very quickly grow to a team of 15 staff and the practice continues to expand and flourish to this day.

Dr Katrin has a large interest in cat medicine and the GVC is the the Middle East’s first ISFM Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic. To further her knowledge and to be able to care for the UAE’s cats even better, Dr Katrin is currently undertaking a specialist qualification in Feline Medicine.

As well as the medical side of her job, Dr Katrin is also extremely interested in entrepreneurship and business development and is always keen to hear feedback on how she can improve her clinic even more. Client satisfaction and happiness are her top priority and the whole GVC Team go out of their way to ensure the best service and care are given to all of their clients.

Dr Katrin has her own family of 4-legged friends! She has 2 naughty rescue cats – Vicki and The Squidge -a beautiful and patient rescue dog – Polly, a tortoise called Minty and a very cheeky event horse – Sky.

Our Experienced Team

All members of the GVC team, be it the vets, receptionists, nursing staff or support staff have been hand-picked for their love and compassion towards animals as well as their very specific skills and qualifications, and you will feel this radiating through the clinic.

Our amazing team of Vets and Nurses are all European or Western trained and qualified with a huge array of international knowledge and experience and most have additional qualifications in an area of expertise.

We are a passionate and committed group of professionals who are constantly developing and evolving in order to stay at the top of our profession and bring you the very best service possible.

GVC has over 10 years of local knowledge and experience in the UAE, which makes us your ideal partner in this environment.

Dr. Katrin Jahn

Owner, General Manager, Head Veterinary Doctor

Dr Katrin graduated from the University of Munich…

Dr. Vito Castellana

Veterinary Doctor, Clinical Manager

Vito graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from the University of Bari in Italy in 2004.

Dr. Cicilia Muller

Veterinary Doctor

Dr Cicilia graduated from the University of Onderstepoort in South Africa in 2009.

Dr. Sarah Tawse

Veterinary Doctor

Sarah graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. She then went on to work…

Nora Meuse

Head Nurse and Operations Manager

The very first thing to tell you about Nora is that she is absolutely crazy about cats…

Wimbikayi Nhandara aka “Wimbie”

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Wimbie is originally from Zimbabwe…

Simba Banhamire

Veterinary Nurse

Simba qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from the University of Zimbabwe…

Aaron Gawaran

Junior Veterinary Nurse

Aaron is a trained and registered human nurse from the Philippines who has…

Sarah Hattam

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

After being a GVC receptionist for 18 months, Sarah decided to take the leap…

Furkan Morgulle

Senior Animal Care Technician

Furkan is a highly experienced member of our technical team and joined us from the University of Ankara in Turkey. . .

Joanna Cole

Pet Transport Coordinator

Joanna is originally from the Midlands, UK, but discovered a love for adventure …

Rory Shackleford

Pet Transport Coordinator and Business Development

Rory is from South Africa and has a degree in Wildlife Management from the NMMU in Port Elizabeth.

Amir Zaman

Pet Transport Executive, PRO

Originally from Pakistan, Amir came to the UAE at the age of 21 and has been a valued…

Samer Alogidi

Pet Stylist

We feel extremely fortunate to have Samer on the GVC team as he is the only pet groomer…

Jonah Pabilla

Pet Care Assistant

Jonah is originally from the Philippines and has been with GVC since March 2012.

Janet Tinao

Pet Care Assistant

Janet is our second hardworking and dedicated Pet Care Assistant. She takes care of all those…

Lynsey Usher


Lynsey has been in the UAE since August 2015 and joined GVC in October 2017…

Marjie “Apple” Mirabel


Apple is a ray of sunshine and will give you a very warm welcome when you walk through GVC’s front door…