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Vets4Pets Shrewsbury Meole Brace

Meet the team

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Jonathan Benson

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Jonathan and I am one of owners of Shrewsbury Vets4Pets. I have been working here since 2007.

I love working at Vets4Pets and getting to know all our patients as well as working with such a friendly, caring team of colleagues. I enjoy the variety of being a vet but I have a special interest in orthopaedics and cardiology.

Outside of work I am kept busy running our small holding with my wife and children. We currently have 5 cats and 2 dogs as well as sheep, cows, pigs and chickens.
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Katherine Sonley RVN

Practice Owner and Veterinary Nurse

My name is Katherine and I am also one of the owners of the practice.

All the staff here at Shrewsbury are wonderful and friendly, kind, caring and fun. It feels like a happy place to come to work and our practice is very light and spacious so has a good feeling about it.

My favorite animals are Cats and dogs and at home, I have 2 dogs called Boston and Eva, both Boston Terriers and Donnie the Cat.

Vicky Peterson

Veterinary Surgeon

I love spending time with my family. I have 2 young children so I like getting out to the play park, going on bear hunts in the woods and getting out to the national trust. I also love cooking, especially Bbq! 

At the moment I have a 120litre tropical fish tank. Most of the fish do not have names but have the inevitable Goldie and a clown loach called Ken after the film director.

l like the fact that Vets4aPets can.offer our clients a great standard of care at a time that suits them for a price that suits them. I love all aspects of my job as a vet, but I particularly like getting to know my clients like they were my extended family.

Before and during my training as a vet, I worked for William Hill the bookmakers. I think it has stood me in good stead with talking to people, but also the odd tip for the Grand National! I even had a race horse named after me. Exciting stuff!

Helen Stoneman

Veterinary Surgeon

Like most of the team, outside of work I enjoy exploring the countryside with my two terriers, Peggy and Alfie. I spend the rest of my time with my horses - Penry and Aldo. I have also recently taken on a stray kitten, affectionately known as Bugwump! My favourite part of being a vet is operating, although my satisfaction definitely comes from the gratitude and smiley faces when we are able to fix your pet! To me, working for Vets4Pets means being part of a team who support each other and the clients, whilst always doing the best for our patients.

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Joanna Cope

Veterinary Surgeon

My main interests revolve around family and home. I am a keen gardener and enjoy cooking with homegrown produce! I am still renovating our house after 20 years- but can see the end (or the beginning again!).

I enjoy swimming and cycling and I have 4 hens that provide hours of entertainment and some eggs too! 

I enjoy working at Vets4Pets Shrewsbury because the practice is bright, airy as well as super clean and we've got a great team.

Chloe Griffiths

Student Veterinary Nurse

In my spare time, I enjoy going walking, playing hockey and reading.

I have lots of pets at home, including Bruce my collie, kelpie golden retriever, Meg who is a working sheepdog, Oscy the cat who was a kitten that my family hand reared, Taz the horse and Monty the Lamb. 

I love working for Vets4Pets because of the great team that I get to work with every day. I enjoy nursing in patients and helping them get back to full health.

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Steff Griffiths

Animal Nursing Assistant

 In my spare time, I love to read, especially crime novels as I love a good twist in a story! I have also started to teach myself to cook which I have found I really enjoy.

 I have 4 Poodles, one standard poodle Ted, and 3 Miniature poodles Vinnie, Aero and Cookie! They all have their own unique personalities, but one thing they all have in common is that they all love to go swimming!

Before I started working for vet4pets I was a client for many years and I was always so impressed by how caring and friendly the team was! Now as an employee of Vets4Pets I love the fact that the team are so close and friendly, also the team always all work together to achieve the best outcome for their patients


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Animal Nursing Assistant

My favourite animals are cats. I love how they are independent, mischievous but very loving.

I have three cats: Willow who is a typical naughty torti, Salem who is a laid back ball of fluff and Oliver who is a very mischievous kitten I adopted from my old practice. I also have a very opinionated standard-bred horse called Grace.

In my spare time I love relaxing and spending time with my horse and getting her out into the fields for a spin.

The best thing about working for vets4pets is the amazing team. Everyone is incredibly supportive and caring and everyone has a genuine love for the animals we take care of. I am very excited to start my RVN training in Sep with such an amazing team.



Melanie Asbridge


In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog and discovering new places that we can get lost in. My kids keep me busy with their variety of clubs and interests. I look forward to warm, sunny holidays with my family and catching up with friends when I'm not running around after the kids!

My dog Sheamus is my big hunk of love! He's a Fox Red Labrador who has three loves in life... Food, Walks & Sleep. His best friend is my 8-year-old daughter and their favorite game is Hide & Seek where he always finds her! 

I enjoy working at Vets4Pets because I get to meet people and their lovely animals and chat about the silly things they do.
My absolute favorite part of being a receptionist has to be meeting and cuddling as many puppies as I can grab hold of.

Erica Shaw


I studied Art at University so in my sparetime I do like to doodle! I have a few elaborate portraits of my partner’s cats in military uniforms on the walls of our living room.  I also previously worked in the office of a veterinary laboratory for large animals - sometimes we received samples from Elephants!

I have a family dog who is a (not so) Minature Schnauzer called Hugo, & my partner has two cats – a Maine Coon called Takeshi, and a Bengal x Maine Coon called Kovacs. Takeshi wakes me up every morning at 5am by sitting on me and breathing heavily because he can’t purr.

Vets4Pets Shrewsbury is a lovely practice with a great veterinary team! I love meeting owners and pets, giving helpful advice and making sure they get the best experience when they come to see us no matter what the situation is.