Meet Our Doha Veterinarians

To provide your pet with high-quality, compassionate veterinary care, The Veterinary Surgery is equipped with a team of experienced, professional veterinarians. You can learn more about them below.

Dr. Samad Khan

DVM (USA & Canada)

Dr. Khan has been the practice manager of The Veterinary Surgery since 2010 and has over 15 years of experience in small animal veterinary medicine. He especially enjoys working with internal medicine and cardiac cases. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in India, where he also earned a gold medal for graduating at the top of his class, and is licensed to practice in Ontario, Canada, and Illinois, United States.

To stay current on the latest updates in veterinary medicine, Dr. Khan attends various veterinary conferences every year, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). His love and passion for animals has led him to countless memorable experiences in the field, including treating cheetahs occasionally. He has worked in almost every field of veterinary medicine, including bovine, equine, small animals, exotics, and poultry.

Dr. Khan is married with four children and has a white Persian mix cat named Panda. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, running, cycling, and being a handyman. He also enjoys working with computer hardware and software.

Dr. John Warren


Dr. Warren joined our team as a veterinary surgeon in January 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree (BVetMed) from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). He chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine because of his love of animals, science, and problem solving.

After working as a veterinarian at The Veterinary Surgery in Doha for nearly a decade, he has come to enjoy the great unknown aspect of what will come through the door next. He also loves the help and dedication of the support staff and seeing animals that have been extremely sick return to a healthy and happy state.

Dr. Warren is married and has two children. He also has six cats and a dog named Maafi Mushkila. In his spare time, he serves as the chairman of Doha Singers and enjoys acting in musical theater with the Doha Players and playing a number of different sports. He is also a big James Bond fan.

Dr. Daniel Kidd

DVM (Ireland)

Dr. Kidd began working at The Veterinary Surgery in August 2015, with specialties in internal medicine and surgery. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University College Dublin in Ireland and also passed the computer-based licensing program, The National American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

He chose to become a veterinarian because he loves making a difference and improving the lives of pets and people. He especially enjoys treating sick animals and seeing their recovery, working with various species, and meeting people from all over the world. To stay current with the latest in veterinary medicine, Dr. Kidd has completed various continuing education courses at the World Small Animal Veterinary Conference and the British Small Animal Veterinary Conference.

When he’s not caring for pets at work, Dr. Kidd cares for his own pet, a Labrador. He also enjoys socializing, reading, playing the guitar, cooking gluten-free foods, and exercising—especially running. In fact, he once ran a marathon in New York.

Dr. Carmen Ali

BVSc (Australia)/MRCVS (UK)

Dr. Ali joined The Veterinary Surgery’s veterinary team in October 2010 with a special interest in internal medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Sydney in Australia and is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) in the UK, the Australian Veterinary Association, the Australian Veterinary Practitioners Board, and the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association. She has also completed several continuing education courses, including oncology, Time Out online courses, and post-graduate courses in internal medicine.

She has a keen interest in veterinary-client relations and is passionate about educating clients on their pets’ health issues with a compassionate, personalized approach. With the highly diverse population in Doha, she also gets the privilege of meeting people from all over the world. Her position as a veterinarian has allowed her to have many memorable experiences in the field, including working with cheetahs, African greys, and small turtles. She has always loved animals and had a genuine interest in helping those that are suffering.

At home, Dr. Ali has three cats named Dexter, Blue, and Bangala. She enjoys reading, walking, visiting museums and art exhibitions, and playing the piano in her spare time. In addition to becoming a veterinarian, one of her other greatest accomplishments was becoming a mother.