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Vets4Pets Banbury

Meet the Banbury Vet team

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Richard Knight MRVCS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Partner

Hi I’m Richard, the senior veterinary surgeon and partner here at Banbury. Since opening the surgery in November 2013, I have had the privilege of working alongside a great team of colleagues, at the surgery, in the Pets at Home store and with my support office colleagues in Swindon.

I qualified from Bristol University in 1995 and have gained a vast experience with all species of animals from farm and equine to wildlife and zoo animals. In the last 10 years I have concentrated on small animals, domestic and exotic, with an emphasis on preventative healthcare and medical management of conditions. I’m currently (2018) enrolled in training for veterinary acupuncture, a proven method in the relief of chronic pain in animals.

Outside of work I’m an active member of a local community choir and enjoy relaxing at home with my 2 rescue cats Earl and Gabmellon.

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Emma Hancox MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi My Name is Emma I joined Vets4Pets Banbury as a veterinary surgeon in September 2016 after graduating from Bristol Vet School. I'm currently developing a keen interest in surgery, especially orthopaedics.

I'm also the person that all the vets at Vets4Pets Banbury come to for advice on responsible antibiotic usage and work closely with Richard to ensure that antibiotics are not prescribed or dispensed unnecessarily.

I have a cocker spaniel called Tilly and love spending time with her when not working

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Rosie Waters MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi I’m Rosie, I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and has been enjoying work in small animal practice ever since. I love the challenges and variety of working in a veterinary practice and have a keen interest in surgery.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy growing her own vegetables and am busy running around after my daughter and chickens.

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Stefana Ursu MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi my name is Stefana. I joined Vets4Pets Banbury in October 2018 as part of the international program. Im orignially from Romania but enjoying my time in Banbury. The experiences that I have had so far have been exceptionally interesting. I have a keen interest in surgery and the team at Vets4Pets Banbury are helping me develop my skills.


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Michelle Curtis RVN

Practice Manager

My name is Michelle. I’m a qualified nurse and have been in the veterinary profession for 20 years. I joined Banbury Vets4Pets in June 2017 and really enjoy working in the team. I decided to move into practice management by accident really and have enjoyed the move, although Banbury allows me to also complete some nursing duties, so now I have the best of both worlds.

I have a young dog at home that keeps me on my toes when I’m not at work.

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Chris Hicks

Customer Care Manager

I have worked for Vets4Pets Banbury as a customer care advisor for over 3 years. I love my job, working with the patients and clients.

I have 2 cocker spaniels, one of which I compete with in top level agility competitions. I'm passionate about dogs and training them. I have just completed a course on puppy training with Chirag Patel and have re-introduced puppy parties at the practice. I will also be running puppy training courses.

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Jill Collier RVN

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

My name is Jill, I have been with the Banbury Vets4Pets team for over 3 years. I have a very keen interest in exotics and we tend to see quite a few.

I have had many animals in the past including horses, chickens, ducks and some reptiles.

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Ruth Hornsby RVN

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Ruth, I have been nursing for over 10 years. Banbury Vets4Pets convinced me to stay permanently in August 2017. I have a keen interest in Dentistry and surgical nursing.

When I’m not at work the majority of my time is spent keeping up with my 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 chinchillas and 2 horses. I do plan to run a half marathon, the dogs help me with my training.

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Kerry Roberts RVN

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Kerry, I have been at Vets4Pets Banbury for over 3 years. I have a keen interest in Feline medicine and welfare and am completing the ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing. I’m the lead clinical coach in the practice ensuring that we maintain gold standards of care when training the student nurses that come to us on placements.

I have a wide variety of animals at home and have recently added to the brood with a new puppy.

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Annabel Trew RVN

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

My name is, Annabel, I joined the Vets4Pets Banbury team in October 2017. I have a keen interest in nursing clinics and am looking to develop these further.

Outside of work I enjoy horse riding, learning to fly and spending time with family and friends. I have a cat called Kizzy, 3 guinea pigs and fish

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Jules Tutt

Customer Care Advisor

My name is Jules. I joined the Vets4Pets team in March 2017 as a customer care advisor. I have a wealth of administrative experience and knowledge, with lots of customer service work, but this is the first veterinary practice that I have worked in, and I love it.

I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, chickens and 2 Rabbits, Peggy who has had a leg amputated and Lady Penelope who was born without her ears.

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Kirsty Kingston

Veterinary Care Assistant/Customer Care Advisor

Hi my name is Kirsty. I have been part of the Vets4Pets team since July 2017, however they all knew me well as prior to that I worked in the Banbury Pets at Home store for nearly 10 years.

I have a dual role of Veterinary Care Assistant and Customer Care Advisor. I have really enjoyed learning about the wide variety of tasks that the nurses complete and things that I can do to assist them.

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Kirstie Fensom

Customer Care Advisor

Hi Im Kirstie. I joined the Vets4Pets Banbury team in October 2018. My background is varied, I studied history at Oxford University and Iam currently studying Psychotherapy. Since a young age I have been passionate about animals and their welfare. I have been a member of many worldwide animal organisations like WWF, The Shark Trust, ORCA, to name but a few. I have one extremely pampered cat called Guinness. My dream is to one day be in a position to rescue as many animals as possible.

Banbury Vets4Pets is a nursing training practice. This means that we adhere to strict regulations put upon us by local colleges and universities to enable our experienced staff to train the next generation of veterinary nurses. We currently have 3 student nurses that work alongside our experienced team. These nurses are Marriam, Charlotte and Bradley. All of the student nurses are at varied stages of their training, which enables the Banbury team to ensure that the time that they spend with us can be the most beneficial, we are able to concentrate their training to the areas that is most suited for their level of experience without them scuffling for the same clinical cases.

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Charlotte Adams

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Marriam Younis

Student Veterinary Nurse