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Vets4Pets Basildon Pipps Hill

Meet the team

Meet the Team Basildon Pipps Hill - Kishor Mahind

Your Vet is Kishor Mahind,

MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated about 12 years ago and since then have worked with small animals and horses in India, Malaysia and the UK.

I've worked for a London based animal charity in which I saw a wide variety of animals and found it greatly enriched my experience of being a vet I then joined a very friendly and enthusiastic team at Companion Care in Charlton for more than two years which helped me gain experience in customer care and running a surgery.

I decided to start my own practice in Essex as I've been living there for about 3 years now and my keen interests are in Ultrasound, Orthopaedics and Opthalmology of small animals.

I'm excited to welcome you to Companion Care in Pipps Hill, please drop by and say hello, me and my team will strive to give you and your pets care and support at the utmost level and with a professional attitude.

At home I enjoy being with my wife and two sons and have a keen interest in photography. I also enjoy spending time on my favourite gadgets!

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Shweta Nakrani

BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Shweta qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Liverpool in 2011 after having previously gained a BSc in Veterinary Science from the Royal Veterinary College. After qualifying she spent the next two years working in small animal practice in Hull before returning to London in 2013. She joined the team here at Companion Care Basildon Pipps Hill in November 2014. Shweta enjoys all aspects of veterinary work but has a particular interest in small animal medicine. 

She looks forward to developing her knowledge further and honing her surgical skills. In her spare time, Shweta enjoys baking, travelling, spending time with family and friends but also has her two cats Buttons and Chakudi to keep her busy.


Pawel Kowalczyk

Veterinary Surgeon

Pawel graduated in 2016 In Wroclaw University of Life and Natural Sciences, and has been already practicing for over a year in UK in a small animal practice in Dorset. Pawel joined Companion Care Pipps Hill’s team in June 2017. Pawel enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and looks forward to see what special interest he develops in future. He will be very happy to provide you with the best available care for your pets. In his free time Pawel enjoys powerlifting as well as a good audiobook, best if he can do both simultaneously.


Binaifer Katila MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Binaifer Katila a.k.a Binks graduated in 2014 and has worked as a small animal vet ever since. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a keen interest in Surgery, Emergency and critical care. She has acquired the Statutory accreditation of MRCVS in August 2017.

Binks has always dreamed of being a vet and working with animals everyday! She is always happy to learn and push the boundaries of her knowledge and clinical experience.

At her parent's house in Mumbai, she has two dogs, a 10 year old Beagle named Bella and a nine year old crossbreed rescue dog named Skippy as well as a 5 year old rescue cat named Kitten.

In her free time, she likes to catch up with family and friends, loves reading and watching documentaries, enjoys travel and is currently learning a new language - Spanish.

Meet the Team Basildon Pipps Hill - Amie Franklin

Amie Ferrier RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

Amie has been working in the veterinary industry since 2005 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011. In 2012 she graduated at the Royal Veterinary College with a BSc Hons Degree in Veterinary Nursing. She is very much looking forward to working with a friendly and enthusiastic team as well as training Student Veterinary Nurses. 

In her spare time, she enjoys; baking, reading and spending time with her partner, family and friends.

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Emma Valentine-Broome RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Emma has worked in the veterinary industry since 1997 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001. After spending several years in general practice she moved to emergency work where she worked for 10 years. She joined Companion Care in September 2015 and is looking forward to returning to training the student nurses. She also has keen interests in both medicine and radiography. 

Outside of work she is a busy mother of 3 children and enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, and swimming. She also has a passion for interior design.

Meet the Team Basildon Pipps Hill - Siobhan Smith

Siobhan Smith

Student Veterinary Nurse

Siobhan has worked for Companion Care since March 13, but has worked within the veterinary industry since 2009.

I have a mini zoo at home which consists of a German Shepherd, a Labrador, 4 cats, 5 chickens, 2 guinea pigs, 1 rabbit, 1 hamster, 1 tarantula, 2 corn snakes and 3 bearded dragons. I have an interest in exotics and observing surgery.

I am looking forward to starting college and working towards becoming a qualified veterinary nurse.

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Claire Armstrong

Student Veterinary Nurse

Claire joined Companion Care in March 2014 as a receptionist and part time VCA.

She has qualifications in Animal Management, and is keen to qualify as a veterinary nurse. She has previously worked at an emergency vet practise.

At home she has 2 Bassett Hounds, a cat, 2 chickens and a guinea pig. In her spare time,

Claire enjoys reading, cycling, walking her dogs and spending time with her family.

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Amy Knight

Veterinary Care Assistant

Amy joined Companion Care in January 2016 but has been working in the veterinary industry since 2010. She has an extended diploma in Animal Management after graduating from Reaseheath College in 2013.

Amy is originally from Manchester and has lived in Essex for just over two years. She has a keen interest in diagnostic imaging and orthopaedic surgery. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends, going to gigs and festivals and travelling back up North to visit her family and her six year old naughty cocker spaniel Scotty.

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Charlie Connor

Head Receptionist

Charlie has worked for Companion Care previously part time and has now joined the Pipps Hill surgery as a full time receptionist.

Charlie has a boxer called Sky, a Cocker Spaniel called Pippa, a Yorkie called Teddy and a cat called Toots. In her spare time she likes to walk her dogs, read and spend time with friends and family.


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Laura Wright


Laura previously worked as a hairdresser and has now joined us here at Companion Care as a part time receptionist.

Laura has a Yorkshire Terrier called Samuel and likes to spend her spare time with her son walking the dog and visiting family and friends.

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Tanya Mohile





Sarah is the newest member of our reception team. Sarah started working in the pets at home store as store colleague and has recently joined the veterinary team.

Sarah has a 14 year old Yorkshire terrier called Charlie, in her spare time Sarah likes to walk her dog with her children and spend time with friends and family. /p>