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Vets4Pets Bicester

Meet the team

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Maggie Doherty DVM MRCVS GP CERT (SAM)

Practice owner & lead surgeon

I graduated with Honours in 2003 from the University of Wroclaw, Poland. Since 2005 I have worked in a number of practices throughout the UK, gaining a wealth of experience and developing my general practice and surgical skill set. In 2015 I was delighted to have passed my post graduate certification in General Practice and Small animal medicine. (GP Cert (SAM) I also have a strong professional interest in soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging (Ultrasonography).

I love my work and patients too, indeed I wanted to be a vet from the age of 5 so I have now fulfilled my childhood ambitions of running my own veterinary surgery. I'm delighted to have succeeded in this ambition in the beautiful market town of Buckingham. Within 2 years of opening my first practice, with the support of the Vet Group I’m now the proud owner of my second practice in Bicester!

Outside work, I am an accomplished ballroom dancer (though I struggle to find time amid my busy schedule) and enjoy Zumba fitness and spending time my young family (2 boys and 1 girl). I previously owned a Weimaraner(Casper) and German Pointer (Sara). Many of you will have met my lovely Chihuhua Dr.Chico who regularly attends surgery with me in Buckingham.

I look forward to the continued success of our practice and bringing the excellence in veterinary care we provide to the people and pets of Buckingham & Bicester.


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Michael Doherty


As a former licensed aeronautical engineer, I know the importance of a safety critical profession. Veterinary is like no other profession, when taking care of your pets you want to know they’re with a team that passionately cares about their safety and wellbeing.

I left aeronautical engineering in 2007 whilst studying law and became more involved with the veterinary world and my wife’s profession. In 2014 Maggie decided to open her first Veterinary practice in Buckingham. I jumped at the chance of assisting her with the day to day running of her surgery.

Previously I’ve been a keen runner, having completed nine marathons with a personal best of 3hrs 4mins. In 2003 I ran the London Marathon and the following morning the Boston Marathon to raise money for a children’s orphanage and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Throughout my training I had my trusty Weineraner ‘Casper’ for company, a dog who was amazing fun. Sadly I lost him to cancer at the tender age of seven.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and your pets at our Buckingham and Bicester surgeries!

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Sebastian Nogas DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I believe that we can learn a lot from animals, my passion for them has spurred me on to become a Veterinary surgeon. I am the happy owner of a Siberian Husky and her passion to run keeps me fit and active. I love to travel and enjoy car trips and foreign travel.

I connected both my passion for animals and travel and gained veterinary work experience in Asia, America and Europe during my university days.

I graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2017 and immediately joined the Vets4Pets team to expand my skills, especially in the surgical field which is a main passion of mine. I look forward to meeting you and your pets in the near future.

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Paulina Cudzilo DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I have wanted to work with animals from a young age, I realised that life ambition when I graduated from University of Wroclaw, Poland in 2015.

I gained my initial experience in small animal practice by completing a post graduate internship in Portugal before coming to the UK. I think the experience of working in many European countries has been valuable in my professional development.

I was delighted to join the Vets4Pets team in Buckingham in Feb 2017. Since then I have been developing rapidly in my profession having recently undertaken further post-graduate studies in abdominal surgery. I love all aspects of veterinary medicine with a specific interest in feline medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Outside of work, when I find the time, I like to keep fit and enjoy a number of sporting activities especially cycling and swimming.

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Anna Litomska DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Anna graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2015. Since then she has been working as an intern and then veterinary surgeon in Buckingham Vets4Pets surgery gaining practice and developing her veterinary skills. From April 2017 she started to work in Bicester Vets4Pets surgery. Her professional interests include general internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine.

Anna used to have a Budgie called Magic, he lived for 7 years and was a beautiful bird. She is a committed vegan and really enjoys cooking wonderful creations for the rest of her veterinary team. In her spare time she enjoys backpacking, spending time outdoors and trying out new cuisines.

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Zaneta Krason DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2012. Since then I have been working as a veterinary surgeon in several veterinary practices with small and exotic animals. My specific professional interests include internal medicine of dogs, cats and exotics, physiotherapy and neurology.

I am currently studying towards certification in small animal practice with the Royal Veterinary College. The course really helps me back in practice on a daily basis.

I am delighted to become a part of the Vets4Pets team and enjoy living in the beautiful city of Buckingham. In my free time I like to spend time with my family, painting and travelling.

Emma Glendinning RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emma is currently on maternity leave but will be returning to her role as a registered nurse in June, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming her back.
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Nicola Osborne RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Nicola, and I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I’ve been nursing since 2009, and qualified in June 2012. Prior to working in veterinary practice I worked in the retail industry for 3 years.

My first practice was a small animal practice and this was where I trained and qualified as a nurse. Once I qualified I moved to a feline only referral practice in Oxford and worked there for 4 years. This was a fantastic opportunity and I learnt so much there. I’m really looking forward to being able to put the knowledge and skills gained there to good use with the pets of Bicester!

I have 4 cats including a Bengal and a Siamese, a Border terrier called Bramble and a collection of tropical fish. When I have the time I enjoy reading and drawing as a way to unwind after a busy week.

Before joining Vets4Pets in Bicester I was on maternity leave so I am really enjoying being back at work, especially in a brand new fully equipped practice! I’m looking forward to meeting lots of lovely pets - and of course their owners at the surgery soon.

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Kirstin Irwin SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hi! I am Kirstin and I’m a Student Veterinary Nurse here at Vets4Pets in Buckingham. It has always been my dream to work within a Veterinary Practice and I can tell that I made the right decision in my career choice.

I love talking to and helping people, even more so when I get to look after and cuddle cute pets at the same time! I have successfully passed my 1st year of Veterinary Nursing and hope to be qualified by summer 2017.

My interest in working with animals started at a very young age and as a result I have gained certificates in Animal Care and have experience in different animal environments such as Veterinary Practices, kennels, reptile shops and farming.

At home I have a Chocolate Labrador called Skye who is absolutely bonkers but I wouldn't be without her! Outside of work I love spending time with family and friends, walking the dog and watching rugby! I look forward to meeting you all and your pets!

Lydia Hayward

Student Veterinary Nurse

I am Lydia, one of the Veterinary Care Assistants here at Bicester Vets4Pets. Working in a veterinary practice has been something I have always wanted to do since a young age and I am loving every part of my role as I learn something new and exciting every day. I recently completed a Level 2 diploma in Animal Management which helped me gain experience with many different types of animals including reptiles, livestock and zoo animals. I also gained experience working in kennels, catteries and animal rescue centres, making sure the animals all had the best stay possible.

At home I have a whole variety of pets including my dog Alfie, a German shepherd who is a regular at the vets due to his allergies and loves all the friendly staff here. I also have a Rabbit, Leopard Gecko, and 2 mad cats.

I look forward to gaining plenty more experience here at Vets4Pets and expanding my knowledge even further as I learn new and exciting skills from the Nurses and Vets.

Sophia Bridgman

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hi, my name is Sophia and I am the new Veterinary care assistant at Buckingham. This is my first time working in a Veterinary practice and I love every minute of it.

I previously worked at Tesco and decided to pursue my dream to become a Veterinary nurse. I have 2 cats at home and in my spare time I like to horse ride. I hope to one day become a successful Veterinary nurse.

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Sophie Reed


This is my first job in a veterinary surgery, I absolutely love it, meeting all your pets and of course our lovely clients. I have always dreamed about working with animals and here I am at Vets4Pets, making that a reality!

Animals are a big part of my life and I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of 11. Outside of work I have a house rabbit called Milo, I also have a Cocker Spaniel called Bella who typically is very cheeky. I love both of them so much and cannot imagine life without them.

I love spending time with my family and pets and going on holiday. One of my previous jobs was working as an air stewardess and working in a local hospital. I do yoga in my spare time with my sister to keep fit.

To gain experience working with animals I used to volunteer as a Dog Walker at a local animal rescue shelter which I enjoyed very much. I can’t wait to meet you all, please do say hello when dropping into the surgery!

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Sarah Stephens


Hello, my name is Sarah and I joined the reception team at Vets4Pets Buckingham and Bicester in June 2016.

Having grown up surrounded by a variety of animals I can’t imagine life without them. Prior to having my family I lived in London, working in the city for as a Bloodstock and Livestock insurance underwriter, but would grab every opportunity to get back to my parents escaping the bright lights to ride horses, walk the dogs and be outdoors.

I now live locally with my husband and two teenage daughters and love spending time walking our Boxer dog, being with my horses and socialising with friends. Another passion of mine is dancing, which is a great way of keeping fit and through dance I have met some amazing people and made lifelong friends.

I am delighted to be part of an amazing team and look forward to welcoming you to the surgery.

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Sofie Gadbury


Hi! I’m Sofie and I am one of the Receptionists here at Vets4Pets Bicester. I grew up on a farm in Sweden, and my love for animals developed early on as I was helping my dad out every morning before school with anything from letting the horses out from the stables, feeding the pigs or carrying hay bales out for the sheep.

I started working here in February 2017, and I’m loving every minute that I get to spend with my team and our lovely clients. My dream, from a young age has always been to be in a work environment that involves animals.

In Sweden I chose to study Psychology at College, but have since decided to pursue my dream to one day become a Veterinary Nurse or Care Assistant.

I love getting to speak another language every day and find it to be a good challenge for me, as I love languages. I also studied German and Swedish Sign Language at School.

In my spare time I enjoy going on long walks in Ashridge with my husband and 1-year old Border Terrier Tirzah. Tirzah means ‘She is my delight’, and she certainly knows it too! I also enjoys going home to the old farm visiting family, friends and of course .. all the animals!

It is my pleasure to be able to help you and your lovely pets out here at the surgery.