About us

Welcome to Surgical Systems


We import and distribute a comprehensive range of popular and innovative veterinary surgical equipment and accessories.

We aspire to consistently provide our clients with the finest quality surgical products, at competitive prices and supported by excellent personalised customer service.

We are committed to providing the latest technical advice and support.

Personnel biographies:

Dr Alan Emerton B.V.Sc.

Dr Alan Emerton

I qualified as a veterinarian in 1978. About half my career was spent in private practice and the other half working for PDSA, a welfare organisation. Here I developed my passion for surgery and was able to offer these skills to the community and to referred clients from private practices. I founded Surgical Systems in the early 2000’s to provide veterinarians with quality surgical equipment that was difficult to source at the time. I regularly attend congresses in the United Kingdom to keep up to date with the latest developments in veterinary surgery and offer this knowledge in the form of technical advice or introduction of new products.

Dr John Haresnape B.V.Sc. CA(SA)

Dr John Haresnape

I am a qualified veterinarian and chartered accountant. I have worked as both a veterinarian and a financial officer in industry. I joined Surgical Systems in March 2021 and am really looking forward to the multiple roles I have in marketing, finances and surgery technical support. It is a privilege to be a part of the veterinary community and to support our practitioners in their goal of high-quality animal care

Abigail Prokopes

Abigail Prokopes

I am the Administrative Manager at Surgical Systems. My love and passion for animals goes back as far as I can remember. In 2004, my wish came true when I could take care of them daily as an Animal Welfare Assistant. I was an AWA for 11 years before joining the Surgical Systems team in 2015. My current role affords me the opportunity to still care for pets, albeit in a more indirect “behind the scenes” way. My aim is to take care of the little details on our side so our clients can focus on what they do best: Looking out for our furry friends

Aidan Walsh

Aidan Walsh

I am the sales administrator at Surgical Systems. I am a qualified Yoga teacher and massage trainer, currently studying part-time for a Diploma in contemporary-traditional Astrology. I have also held various administrative roles in both the wellness and medical industries. I joined Surgical Systems in February 2020, and being vegetarian, derive great satisfaction providing client support to the people providing care for pets.

Mr James Nkhata

James Nkata

I am the dispatch co-ordinator at the company. I have been involved with the business since September 2017. I am a father with five wonderful children.  I get a lot of satisfaction out of making sure that all deliveries are correct and out on time. I enjoy good food and when I get the chance, I like to cook something special.