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Vets4Pets Rugby Central

Meet the Rugby Central vet team

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Sarah Thomas MRCVS

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a vet from Nottingham University and, together with Jenny, I am a partner at Rugby Central and Rugby Vets4Pets. I truly enjoy working with our wonderful team and meeting all the lovely pets and the owner’s that trust us to look after them.


My home life very much reflects my work life as I’m known for a being a bit of a soft touch and have acquired many waifs and strays through working as a vet, including Murphy, a Romanian Shepherd and numerous cats and guinea pigs.

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Jenny Pails RVN

Practice Owner and Veterinary Nurse

I am a joint venture partner in both Rugby Vets4Pets and Rugby Central Vets4Pets. I qualified with a degree in veterinary nursing in 2010 after 3 years of hands on training.  I joined Vets4Pets in 2012 when Rugby Vets4Pets opened on Bilton road.

The most enjoyable aspect of being a veterinary nurse for me is nursing a patient back to health and seeing them walk out the building happy and healthy.

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Sian Harper

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2011. Since qualifying I have been in both mixed and small animal practice and have even spent some time working in the depths of the Amazon Jungle at a rescue centre for monkeys and other Amazonian species.

I have a keen interest in exotics, especially gecko's - they are just so cute! I would like to work towards a certificate specialising in exotics in the future.

At home I have a menagerie of animals that keep me busy in my spare time, including 3 shelties which you may see running round the practice.

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Nadine White

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined Vets4Pets in 2016 as a Student Veterinary Nurse, studying towards a BSc degree in nursing. I work at both Rugby Vets4Pets and Rugby Central Vets4Pets, I enjoy the challenges of being in practice and the variety that each day can bring. 

I am cat lover, having 2 of my own naughty kittens at home. I am the dedicated Cat Friendly member of staff, ensuring that everything from the waiting room and consultation experience through to the hospitalisation of patients is the highest standards for our feline friends. 

In my spare time I enjoy going to the theatre and relaxing at home with my partner.

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Michelle Tapp MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I’ve been a qualified vet for over 18 years now, I’m married with 2 children, a dog and a cat. I’m particularly interested in emergency and critical care and surgery.

I like working at Rugby Central Vets4Pets as I believe the store is a more interesting and less intimidating environment for pets to enter than traditional vet practices.

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Alexandra Gerard


I joined the Rugby Central Vets4Pets team at the start of February 2016. I am a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant and interested in all aspects of the veterinary environment and love the variety that each day in practice brings.

In my spare time I enjoy caring for my own animals; two ducks, one rabbit and my border collie- cocker spaniel mix, Shelby.