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Vets4Pets Abingdon

Meet the team

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Joe Binfield BVetMed PGCert (Small Animal Surgery) MRCVS

RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College and have gained great experience, particularly in surgery, working all over the south of England. Further to qualifying I have recently passed the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Surgical exams. This is an intensive three year course where Veterinary Surgeons are taught by Specialists to perform more advanced and technically demanding operations including orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.

Away from the operating table I really enjoy playing rugby. Dan and myself met on the rugby field ten years ago and I’m very excited to be owning a practice in Abingdon with my close friend only a stone's throw away from where my grandfather was born.

I also own a very noisy three legged cat called Yogi!


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Daniel Preece BSc (Hons) BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 and shortly afterwards gained a scholarship at the world renowned Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, working as part of the Emergency and Critical Care Team and Intensive Care Unit.

Since then I have worked at a small animal veterinary group in North London and have been working towards a further qualification in Advanced Veterinary Practice. My clinical areas of interest are intensive care, acute medicine and diagnostic imaging, although I enjoy all aspects of veterinary practice.

Ever since Joe and I met at the Royal Veterinary College 10 years ago we have dreamed of opening a practice together and we are delighted to finally be in a position to do so. Our clinical areas of expertise and interests complement each other well and we aim to provide an exceptional level of clinical care across a wide variety of veterinary disciplines. We believe in providing the highest level of clinical care to our patients coupled with an unparalleled level of customer service and personal care to our clients.

Joe and I played rugby together for many years, and while he still takes to the field, I've swapped my rugby boots for a cricket bat and a set of golf clubs! I have two dogs, "Watson" and "Doug", a three-legged cat called "Archie", a giant house rabbit called "Oliver", and a rather formidable chicken called "Bettie"!

I love nothing more than a good dog walk finished off with a great pub lunch!



Natasha BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

I studied at the University of Nottingham where I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and Science with honours, before ultimately graduating with a First Class degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 2017. I couldn’t have asked for a more passionate and strong team to join here at Vets4Pets Abingdon & Oxford. 

I thoroughly enjoy all areas of veterinary medicine and surgery. As well as loving the clinical side, I also take much pleasure in meeting and forming relationships with all of our patients and clients. 

Away from veterinary life, I enjoy being outdoors and staying active. I’ve recently taken up running and have loved the challenge of completing a few half marathons. At university I was a keen footballer, playing for the women’s football team for several years. I also gained many skills and enjoyed getting stuck in with the Officers’ Training Corps. By far my biggest challenge currently is trying to tire my bonkers Cypriot doggo – Lucky the pointer cross, on long country walks and runs. 



Millie BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS 

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017 and was very excited to join the team at Vets4Pets Abingdon and Oxford, working with such fantastic and supportive colleagues.

I really enjoy all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery and love meeting new clients and pets.

I have a dog named Basil and a horse named Ted, so most of my spare time is taken up looking after them, however I also enjoy sewing and baking at home!

Jo BSc RVN 

Head Veterinary Nurse 

I completed an FdSc degree in Veterinary Nursing before topping up to a BSc (hons) in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management at Harper Adams University, graduating in 2010. I am very passionate about nursing and delivering the highest standards and best care to my patients. I started at Abingdon when it very first opened in March 2016 and became head nurse later the same year. I also help with our students nurse training.

Away from nursing you will likely find me baking or salsa dancing. I love travelling, exploring new parts of the world and being adventurous. After 3 years working as a locum, I very much look forward to my new role at this brand new surgery and meeting all our new clients and pets


Amy RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

I began my veterinary nursing career in 2011 at a first opinion practice in Reading. I completed the Veterinary Nursing Diploma and loved this route into veterinary nursing as I was able to start getting experience straight away and build my experience alongside learning. I began my work based training at small animal practice in Reading, this is where the majority of my training took place and started off my career as a veterinary nurse. I then moved to a practice in Newbury which was emergency out of hours, hospital based and open 24/7. 

I nursed critical patients intensively throughout the day and night and managed to see and deal with so many different conditions, surgeries and animals. I really enjoy both medical and surgical aspects of veterinary nursing in small animals but have also gained experience in equine nursing, farm animal and exotics! I really miss equine nursing and feel lucky I was able to work in a referral equine hospital. A year after qualifying I was then able to run my own branch as Head Veterinary Nurse. I really enjoyed being able to do the organisation and client care side of the veterinary industry. 

I started here in 2016 when the practice had only been open a few months and became Head Nurse here when Joe and Dan also started running the Botley practice.  I have a bouncy fox red Labrador called Ronnie (aka Big Ron) who keeps me very busy outside of work! Typical girl who loves all things to do with shopping, socialising and exploring. 



Emma RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997.  I have always had a passion for animals and knew that I was going to be a Veterinary nurse from an early age.

I moved up to Oxfordshire after marrying my husband in 2001 and joined the Vets4pets team Oxford in 2015. 

I am lucky that my job is part-time so I can juggle being a mum to my two children and still be able to do the best job in the world.  My family also includes our Beautiful Labrador, Alice-Betty, Princess Pip who is a Cocker Spaniel, Humphrey and Maggie, two very fluffy rabbits and our cat Bella that is in charge of us all!

I have a real passion for working with all animals and treat every single one of them as if they were my own.  I especially love working with naughty cats and enjoy doing nurse clinics.

Outside of work I enjoy walking my dogs, clay shooting, socialising with friends as well as being a soccer mum!


Kadie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I am a registered veterinary nurse and have been with the practice since May 2017.  I have a keen interest in exotics and weight clinics.

I am involved in all aspects of the nursing care when your pet comes to stay with us. I have a naughty Russian hamster and a marine fish tank that keeps me busy in my spare time.

Susan

Student Veterinary Nurse

I have kept many different species of animal over the years and have a huge love for rescue and challenging pets, with a particular passion for wildlife and exotics.

I have been with the practice since February 2015 where I started my journey as a Veterinary Care Assistant and recently started training to become a Veterinary Nurse. There hasn’t been a time where I’ve not worked with animals. I have studied different animal sectors such as Animal Management, Agriculture and Equine Studies and worked in a pet shop with a large arrange of species. I feel very lucky to have the job role I have, helping sick animals and even more lucky to have a great team to work with.

I currently own a variety of creatures this includes a rescue dog named Dee Dee and Mindy our fluffy cat who is the queen and rules the house. I also own an assortment of tortoises, snails and a rescued Crested Gecko, African Pygmy dormouse, a bull frog without the many other creatures in between and a marine fish tank that keeps me busy in my spare time.

 

Fiona

Receptionist

I have been a veterinary receptionist for over 8 years now. I first started out at Sommerville vets in Auckland New Zealand where I worked until 2014 and I joined the Vets4Pets team here at the beginning of December 2016.

I’ve already acquired a 3 legged Russian Hamster called Donald Stump who now lives alongside my 2 year old male Doberman called Kobi whom I adopted from the lovely people at the Blue Cross in Buford.

I love my new role here. As well as watching the practice grow I’m also looking forward to meeting all our clients and their pets.

Away from work I love going on long walks with Kobi and catching up with family and friends.

Abi 

Receptionist

After previously working as a Veterinary Receptionist for 3 years I took a break to build my Dog Grooming skills and after a year I qualified as a full Stylist. As well as grooming I studied for 3 years at Abingdon and Witney College achieving a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal management. I have always had a strong interest in all types of animals and their welfare so was very happy to be given the chance to work for the great team here at the Vets4Pets Abingdon and Oxford in October 2017 as a Veterinary Receptionist.

Away from the desk I am a very outdoorsy person, enjoying exploring new things, places, countries and new foods. I recently was given a chance to have great experience volunteering to work at the Shamwari Game reserve in South Africa helping the Paterson community and the animals at the reserve. Apart from that my spare time is spent socialising with friends and family. I am a pet parent of 2 Rabbits, Gatsby and Daisy and Charlie the German Shepherd X Akita.