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Vets4Pets Nottingham Netherfield

Meet the team


Will Newbury


Veterinary Surgeon and Joint Venture Partner

Will qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2009 and has worked in small animal practice ever since.

He has a particular interest in small animal medicine, in which he has completed an RCVS certificate but is equally happy performing soft tissue surgery.

Outside work he enjoys spending time with his young family, walking his Border Terrier, Stig and supporting the mighty Leicester Tigers.

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Lizzie Frankling MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Lizzie has been a vet for seven years now and graduated from the Royal veterinary college in London. She has several pets of her own. Her Jack Russell terrier Alfie loves coming to work and sitting in the staff room.

She also has a very naughty cat called Gustav and two bunnies - Sheldon who was a stray brought into work and Amy who was adopted to be his friend.

Her main hobby outside of work is horses and riding. She has three ponies; a Highland pony called Merlin who she loves to compete in eventing with and two semi-retired oldies called Millie and Ralph. A combination of this menagerie and work keeps her very busy!

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Adina Sirel

Head Nurse and Practice Manager

Adina started as an animal care assistant in 2000 and qualified as a veterinary nurse from Myerscough in 2005. Since then she has worked for a number of years in emergency clinics gaining experience in critical care cases. She has also become a clinical coach, helping to train and support a number of student veterinary nurses.

Adina has a keen interest in rabbit medicine and has three rescue rabbits of her own at home along with three dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, two goldfish and a lizard! She also has a busy home life with four children, the two newest additions to the family being twin boys born in August 2015.

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Louise Smithers BCM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Louise graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 and has been working in small animal practice since. After working in Surrey for 3 years she moved back to Nottingham and joined Vets4Pet's Netherfield as a locum and never left! Louise has a particular interest in cats and feline medicine. She lives with her partner on a thorough-bred stud farm, and has two elderly cats called Muffin and Tasha, a springer spaniel called Luna and a minature Dacshund called Axel.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, walking with the dogs and eating nice food!



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Jenny Smith

Veterinary Nurse

Jenny qualified in 2016 and has been with Vets4Pets Netherfield since 2013. Her greatest passions in veterinary nursing are cats and anaesthesia. She is looking to further her skills in both areas through post graduate qualifiactions. When not nursing she loves nothing more than being home with her three cats, brothers Bob and Woody and her hand reared cat Dipstick, as well as taking long walks in the countryside with her sisters Springer Spaniel Indie. She also has two rescue Guinea pigs Peanut and Squid and a rescue Lion Head Rabbit Damian.

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Claire Watts

Trainee Nurse

Claire joined the Netherfield team in 2018 as a third year veterinary nurse student. Before veterinary nursing Claire was a veterinary receptionist and studied animal management where she developed an interest in small animal practice and behaviour. Once qualified Claire is keen to expand her knowledge on canine behaviour.

In her spare time Claire enjoys going on holidays, keeping fit and spending time with her friends, family and dog.

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Alex Clayton

Client Care Coordinator & Trainee Nurse

Alex joined the Netherfield team in June 2015 and is hoping one day to become a student veterinary nurse. She enjoys the opportunities to interact with clients and their animals that working for the Vets4Pets team provides.

Her favourite pet name she has come across so far from meeting so many pets is 'Tizza Cat'! At home she has a tank full of fish, a rabbit with one eye called Bumper, two cats called Eric and Thunder Paws and a horse called Cracker Jack the 5th.

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Beth Keen

Client Care Coordinator & Trainee Nurse

Beth has two dogs, a Pomeranian X named Thor and a Cockapoo named Tink and a Rabbit named Reggie. She previously completed an Access course in Land-Based Studies at Nottingham Trent University where she came to Vets4Pets Netherfield to complete some work-experience, before going on to study Veterinary Nursing BsC through Coventry University. After completing her degree she aims to go on and complete some post-graduate qualifications with large animals.

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Emily Henson

Client Care Coordinator

Emily jointed the team in October 2018 after studying at Nottingham Trent University and working at Pets at Home. She first gained a passion for animals at a young age when her parents owned a local pet shop.

Emily has many hobbies, but spends a lotof her social time being a member of the Scouting association, which she has been a part of since the age of 5. During this time, she has participated in activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and ghyll scrambling. The rest of her time is taken up by baking cakes when she can!

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Katie Ash

Client Care Coordinator

Katie joined the team in August 2018 after working within the equine Industry for many years.

She has been around animals all her life. Having grown up with lots of dogs and going to regular competitions animals became a massive part of her life. Since then, Kate studied a National diploma in Horse Management at Brooksby College and hopes one day to become a Veterinary Nurse.

Outside of work Kate has a very busy lifestyle looking after her many animals including six dogs; Fife, Lily-Pig, Luna, Mac, Peppa and Titch. Two Guineapigs called Mocha and Fudge, and finally a Horse called Harley. Kate and her husband Nic regularly compete in Flyball with their dogs, having also competed at Crufts with both Lily-Pig and Luna in 2016, 2017 and 2018.