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Vets4Pets Liverpool Old Swan

Meet the Liverpool Old Swan Vet team

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Paul Hamblet

Practice Manager

I have been working for Vets4Pets for 3 years. Previously I worked for over 30 years in retail and business management. It’s a really enjoyable job working with such a dedicated team and I get to meet lots of our patients as well, which is another aspect of the job I really enjoy. I have a cat called Miya and my son has a Rabbit called Peanut. My daughter has a Pug called Lilo who often comes to visit me. 

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Jodie Christmas

Client Service Manager

I have worked for Vets4Pets since June 2016. I moved over to Old Swan in September 2017. I've always worked in administration but one of my dreams has been to work around animals so this, to me, is the best of both worlds.

I have three dogs, Oona, Numey and Floki. Two cats, Hercules and I(i)olaus and I also foster dogs and cats on occasion for re-homing centers and animal charities local to where I live. If it were up to me, I'd be living on a farm with lots of land and spend my days taking care of many more animals.


Jenny Bowen-Smith

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Jenny graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. She went to work for a large referral practice in the North East for her first year, gaining practical skills and experience of high level referral work. She went from there to Vets Now, to train as an emergency vet. She moved back to the North West and worked for several years in emergency care, both in first opinion and at referral level. She has just finished working at a large pet intensive care unit as part of an emergency hospital, and holds her certificate in emergency and critical care medicine. Jenny is owned by two cats, Astrid and Toothless, and has a boxer pup called Freyja. Outside of work she enjoys painting and rollerskating.



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Dr. Chloe Hughes

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the University of Nottingham and began working at Liverpool Vets4Pets in June 2015. I had undertaken many placements at the practice as a vet student over the previous few years so was excited to join the team and get to know all of our lovely clients. I have always had a keen interest in small animal practice, particularly in soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology. At home I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Luke and a cat called Pudsey.



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Ewa Baranska MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in 2016 in University of Life Sciences in Poland. I worked in Poland for couple of months, and then started my great British adventure. I moved to UK, worked in Southport for half a year and finally, in May 2017, I joined Vets4Pets practice, where I’ve stayed until present day. During my studies I worked as a volunteer and then veterinary assistant in Sheller for Homeless animals, I did work experience in veterinary practices, hospitals and research centres and took part in Erasmus Programme in Universita di Pisa, Italy.

I really enjoy working in Vets4Pets and I find everyone here very welcoming. I am really happy to meet all our clients and of course, their four legged friends. I enjoy all aspects of my work but I have a special interest in dermatology and rabbit medicine. I have a rabbit, Timon, who stole my heart three years ago and since then is my loyal, little friend.

Vet, traveller and martial artist – my perfect day includes animals, kung fu training, and planning (or departing on) another journey. Oh, and a cup of strong coffee as well. Apart from that I am keen on writing, drawing, running and everything that keeps me active and busy.


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Blaise Callan

Veterinary Surgeon

I am originally from Canada, but have enjoyed working in the UK since November 2016. I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice Slovakia in June 2016 and started my career doing international aid work with homeless animals at clinics in Nicaragua and Nepal. I worked at a first opinion practice in London for a year before moving up North in February 2018. I am passionate about small animal medicine and have special interests in dermatology and ophthalmology. Can you also tell that I also have a passion for travelling.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time walking my dog “Roma” in the woods and snuggling with my cat “Squid” on the couch.


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Catherine Cornforth

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2002. Following that I took a break from nursing to go to university to study graphic design. I returned to nursing in 2016 and before joining the vets4pets team in August 2017, I volunteered as a Veterinary Nurse at the PDSA for 8 months.

I really enjoy working at Vets4Pets Old Swan, we have a lovely, friendly team here and wonderful clients and patients. I love looking after all the animals that come in to our care at the surgery and meeting our clients with their pets in our nurse clinics.

At home I have have two rescue cats called Missy and Zelda and a bearded dragon called Brian. When I am not at Vets4Pets I am usually working at home as a freelance graphic designer and taking my two sons freerunning.


Kayleigh Conway

Veterinary Nurse

More info coming soon! 



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Hannah Bentley

Client Care Advisor

After finishing my degree I began working for the NHS and stayed there for 10 years. Recently I fancied a change and applied for a job at Vets4Pets. I have always loved animals and have recently been volunteering at the RSPCA in Halewood, which was really fun! I am really enjoying working at Vets4Pets and find it very interesting. I love meeting all the pets and their owners. I'm a huge movie fan, especially horror films, and in my spare time I like going to the cinema and I love swimming. I live with one of my friends and my 4 year old cat, Lottie, who pretty much rules the roost!! I also have 2 other cats, Oscar and Indy, who live at my parents house and I visit them whenever I get a chance.

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Faye Collins

Client Care Advisor

I joined the Vets4Pets team in June 2017 as a Client Care Advisor. I previously worked as a Pet Department Manager for 17 years and have an interest in Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Syrian Hamsters. Alongside working in Old Swan Vets4Pets I am currently training to become a Counsellor, and would like to eventually specialise in Pet Bereavement Counselling. I have been involved with horses for over 30 years, which I am currently taking a break from but hope to return to in the future.

My favourite part of working as a Client Care Co-ordinator is getting to know all of our lovely Patients and their Owners, and having lots of doggy kisses and cuddles every day that I am in work.

I only have one pet at home- a 13 year old black cat called AJ who keeps me entertained every day.



Steve Kelly

Client Care Advisor

More info coming soon!