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Meet The Bedford Vet Team | Vets4Pets
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Vets4Pets Bedford

Meet the Bedford Vet Team

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Nicole Dommes MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon 

Nicole started training as a vet nurse back in 1991, but soon decided to go to university and became a qualified veterinary surgeon in 1998 and started work in the UK in April that year. She stayed with her first practice in the North West of England for 10 years and worked alongside a large team of vets and nurses covering four branch practices. 

She has always had a passion for soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and loves spending time in the operating theatre

Prior to opening Bedford Vets4Pets in February she gained the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Practice and completed the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery this year. 

Nicole has a Bengal cat called Danny, a chicken called Miss Moneypenny and a Jack Russell Cross called Dobby.

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Karin Candelas MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

Karin is one of our full time Veterinary surgeons, who started with us in May 2015. Karin graduated in 2002 from the University of Evora, Portugal, she then spent a few years working in small animal practice in the Algarve, where there were many British Residents.

Karin's Special areas of interest are Neurology and Internal Medicine.

Karin has 2 lovely and spoiled English cocker spaniels and 3 cats.

Outside of work Karin enjoys going to the gym, walking her dogs and Horse Riding. 

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Veterinary Surgeon 

Agata called Aggie by colleagues and clients. Is our part time Veterinary Surgeon she Started with us Full time in January 2013. Aggie qualified in Poland in 2005 and moved to the Uk in 2007 and began working at a small animal practice in Wolverhampton. 

Aggie has a special relationship with our feline patients and has two cats of her own Called Lola and Joro, since the birth of Aggies second son she returned to the practice part time. Her main special interest is Veterinary Opthamology, and undertook a modular course that led to her receiving a GPCERT in Veterinary Opthamology in 2015. She also enjoys the challenges of internal medicine and Ultrasonography.

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Bruno Nicolas MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

Bruno, is one of our Full time Veterinary Surgeons, who started with us in December 2015 covering Henrietta's Maternity Leave. He graduated in 2004 in Barcelona, and had been working there for 10 years in small animal practices before coming to the UK 2 years ago to improve his skills and to live an experience. Brunos favourite parts of the job are consulting and Surgery.

In Bruno's spare time he likes to meet his friends, going to the gym, and travelling as much as possible. He also loves musicals, Beyonce and Nutella

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Wendy McAdam 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Wendy started her nursing training at a practice in Dunstable in 2006, she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2009, and moved to Vets4Pets in July that year. She then became our Head Veterinary Nurse in April 2015.

Wendy attended a pet health counsellor course in 2010, focusing on nursing clinics and diets, Wendy runs our puppy parties which she really enjoys doing. On top of this Wendy's favourite aspects of nursing are running clinics, obstetrics and assisting in theatre. 

Her other roles include being a clinical coach and trains student Veterinary Nurses within the practice.

Wendy owns a large crossbreed dog Called Albie, who thinks he is a lapdog.

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Registered Veterinary Nurse

Annie qualified as a Vet Nurse in 1985 and spent several years in mixed practice.

After 8 years at the Royal Veterinary College as Head Equine Nurse, she then worked in the small animal hospital at the Cambridge Vet School. After time out to bring up a family, Annie joined Vets4Pets in 2013. 

She has a cat called Mindy and a tiny terrier x called Peggy.

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Lisa Beales 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Lisa is one of our part time Veterinary nurses. She has been Veterinary Nursing for 9 years. She started at Vets 4 Pets in October 2014 after having a year out to have a daughter. The areas of the job Lisa enjoys most is the emergency and critical care side of nursing and anaesthesia. Lisa also holds a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Lisa has a greyhound called Star and a cat called Spud.

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Donna Gibson 

Student Veterinary Nurse

Donna is our 2nd year nursing student who joined the practice in September 2015 after spending her first year training at practices in the Northamptonshire area. She is currently studying the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing with the College of Animal Welfare in Huntingdon and hopes to qualify in the summer of 2016.

After spending 12 years in the Royal Air Force and then 10 years working in the finance and research departments of Higher Education establishments, Donna decided it was time to follow her dreams and become the nurse she had always wanted to be.

Donna is owned by her rescue dog Jeff and her rescue tortoise Boris

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Carla Bennett 

Student Veterinary Nurse

Carla is our first year veterinary nurse student, Studying at the College of Animal Welfare and started with us September 2015.

Carla has aspired to become a Veterinary Nurse since she was a child, owning a range of small animals, to working on farms, and volunteering for local animal charities. 

She had her first taste as a Veterinary Technician when she was 14 on her school work- experience placement.

After studying at University she went onto continue her volunteer work in Australia, one of the jobs she thoroughly enjoyed was working with camels.

Carla’s passion to work with animals continued and upon returning to the UK, completed a dog grooming qualification and her application to start her career in veterinary nursing. 

Carla wanted to change her animal care hobby into a nursing career and thoroughly enjoys working at Vets4Pets!

Carla also has 2 cats called Timmy and Tiffany.

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Jan Damon


Jan is our Head receptionist, she started at Vets4Pets in 2008.

Jan's favourite aspects of her job are talking to the clients and making a fuss of their pets.

Jan has a Jack Russell Terrier called Starlet who is 7 years old and thinks she is a princess and a Rabbit called Diff.

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Tracy Is the practice's latest full time receptionist, having started at the practice part time in July 2014 and became full time in November 2014. 

Tracy feels she has a varied role, no two days are the same, but the most enjoyable aspect of the job has to be the cuddles with the puppies and kittens in for their first vaccinations and healthchecks! 

Tracy has four cats of her own, two beautiful domestic long hairs and two stunning Maine Coons, who are all spoilt rotten!

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Connie is one of our part time receptionists.

Connie started at Vets4Pets in November 2014. Connie loves her job and getting to know all our patients and clients. She has 3 dogs at home; a German Shepherd, Chihuahua, and French Bulldog, so quite a mix but they all get on brilliantly.

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Claire is one of our part time receptionists, who started with Vets4Pets in November 2015. Claire enjoys meeting the many different animals that come through our door and their owners. Claire considers the practice to be a fun and exciting environment to work in.

She has a young family and a cat called Marley. Claire also likes to spend time with the children and do outdoor activities as often as possible, she also enjoys dance classes.

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Lizzie is one of our part time receptionists and started working with us since January 2016, she is loving all the challenges the job brings day to day and meeting all sorts of new people.

Lizzie has 2 mad cats and a horse but she really would like a dog as well.

Outside of work Lizzie competes at low level showing and eventing as well as grooming at international events for a friend.