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Vets4Pets Mapperley

Meet the Mapperley vet team

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Liz Stockham

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner

Liz has over 25 years’ experience, she has worked in small animal practices in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia after qualifying at Bristol University in 1990. She has a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, is recognised and has a keen interest in challenging surgical cases.

Liz enjoys going rock climbing, running marathons and is a qualified Scuba Diving Instructor. She has a daughter called Isabelle and a cat named Popcorn.


Erika Vernia (Senior Veterinary Surgeon)


Erika Vernia is our Senior Veterinary Surgeon. She graduated in 2005 from Milan University. Erika has a special interest in feline medicine, especially treating and caring for senior cats. She also enjoys neurology and ear, nose and throat medicine. In her spare time Erika enjoys studying Japanese language and culture. She also enjoys cooking delicious meals with her husband, especially traditional Italian and Japanese food!
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Jen Dykes

Veterinary Surgeon

Jen graduated from Liverpool University in 2011 and joined us in June 2015. She has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology. Jen enjoys sports, music and baking in her spare time.

She also spends a lot of time walking her Hungarian Viszla Murphy with her husband!


Alex Ecob (Veterinary Surgeon)


Alex graduated from The University of Nottingham and lives locally in Nottingham. She has a golden retriever named Fudge and a very naughty cat called Billy who came in to us as a stray! She has a special interest in internal medicine cases and enjoys riding horses and going out for dinner in her free time.

Rupert Bond

Veterinary Surgeon

Information coming soon

Kerry Pidcock-Matkin

Head Nurse RVN

Kerry joined us as our new Head Nurse in October 2016 and has been nursing for many years. She has a little boy called Max. She has a dog called Oscar, and two rescue animals that came in as strays to our practice – a kitten called Terry and a Tortoise called Richard! In Kerry's spare time she does a lot of voluntary work on farms, and goes clay Pigeon shooting. Her biggest weakness is German Shepherds, she loves them! Kerry has a certificate in ‘Wound Management’ and is currently doing an ‘Emergency and Critical Care Certificate’. Kerry is also a clinical coach and is currently helping our student veterinary nurse Emma through her training.
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Fiona Cook RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Fee qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2013 and is currently preparing to do her certificate in veterinary dermatology. She loves all aspects of her job, especially dermatology, parasitology, exotic animals and caring for senior patients. We love the golden oldies! She owns an array of pets including three cats; Maxxie, Murphy and Sid Vicious, a lurcher called Archie, a Horsfield tortoise called Henry, a duck called Debby, two Giant African Land Snails called Sir Davos and Jorah, four Siamese Fighting Fish and various shrimp and water snails.

In her spare time, Fee enjoys looking after wildlife. She hand-rears, rehabilitates and releases hedgehogs and wild birds; it's something she's always been passionate about and is happy to educate clients on how to encourage wildlife into their gardens. She also loves cross stitching, spending time outdoors with her dog, photography, yoga, sushi, watching films and going to live music and stand-up comedy gigs.
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Rebecca Cox

Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca qualified in October 2015 from Hartpury College and joined us at Mapperley Vets4Pets in March 2016. She has a keen interest in exotics and is currently studying for a certificate in veterinary nursing of exotic species.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, knitting and sewing. She has an ever changing variety of animals including George the cat, as well as a selection of degus, rats, geckos, axolotls, fish and more!
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Jane Wilson RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jane qualified from Nottingham Trent University in 2011 and joined us in 2008 to complete her training and has been with us ever since. She enjoys crafts, baking, gardening and looking after her many pets in her spare time.

She has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dan; two cats, Pebbles and Paris and two budgerigars! Jane enjoys all aspects of veterinary dental treatment and has completed the ‘BVNA Oral Care Nurse Certificate’.

Emma Hultum BSc Hons and SVN

Veterinary Nurse

Emma is over halfway through completing her veterinary nurse training and has been with us since March 2017. Emma has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from The University of Manchester and has completed her ‘ISFM certificate in feline nursing’. She has a keen interest in feline nursing and also enjoys hedgehog rescue and rehabilitation. Emma enjoys nursing in-patients, with a particular love of senior and geriatric cats!

In Emma’s spare time she enjoys reading, rescuing and rehoming animals and spending time with her boyfriend, friends and family. She has a cat called Sophie, and a diabetic cat named Flumpy!
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Candy Bainbridge

Head Receptionist

Candy joined us in November 2010 and has gained an NVQ Level 3 in Business Management with the practice. She enjoys working at Vets4Pets because of the lovely clients and their pets and the opportunity to keep learning. She has a daughter called Lyra.

In her spare time, she likes to go to local music gigs, art galleries and holidays with her family and dog. She has a dog called Parker and a cat called Capone.
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Mel Kelleher


Mel joined us in November 2011 after working for 27 years in banking. She enjoys working at Vets4Pets because of the friendly clients and banter with her work colleagues.

In her spare time, she enjoys eating out, going to the theatre, going on summer holidays and watching tennis and football. She has 3 rescue cats – Joey and Street who are both ginger boys, and a black kitten that came in to us as a stray, called Princess Pea!
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Paula Newbold


Paula joined us in December 2012 after working as a PA in the fashion industry. She enjoys working at Vets4Pets because of the lovely interaction with clients, their pets and the team.

She enjoys socialising, walks in the countryside, keeping fit and travelling in her spare time. She has a cat named Cecilia.

Vanessa Knight


Vanessa joined us in July 2017 after working as a Pharmacy Advisor at a local chemist. In her spare time Vanessa enjoys keeping fit, horse riding & meeting up with friends. She has a love of animals, especially horses, and has two rescue cats Xena & Tinks.