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Meet The Bitterne Vet Team | Vets4Pets
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Vets4Pets Bitterne

Meet the Bitterne Vet Team

Bitterne Veterinary Surgeon Andrew Thornton

Andrew

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon 

What is your favourite animal and why?
My dog Bob because I can tell my wife I am taking him for a walk along the river and also have a sneaky fish!

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a bassett hound called Bob and a cat called Holly.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Dave


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Elizabeth

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?  Meerkats-they are very entertaining!

What pets do you have and what are their names?
None at the moment-although I am very kitten broody!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Thorin Oakenshield for a cat

What is your favourite famous animal?
The game of Thrones Dragons when they were babies.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Great team!


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Przemek  

Veterinary Surgeon

 

What is your favourite animal and why?
Horses because they are very intelligent and very strong

 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
None at the moment unfortunately, but I will be getting a puppy in the near future! 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Spoldge! 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Hooch from the Tom Hanks film 'Turner and Hooch' 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Our team here-I enjoy the way we all work together and helping people and their pets                  

 

      

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Zeta   

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?

My favorite animal is dog. His is loyal and clever. A true friend that stands besides you at all times

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a doggie called Sissy, she is a pretty blonde and ginger cocker spaniel.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
The best pet name that I have ever come across is Hector.

What is your favourite famous animal?
My famous favourite animal is Lady for the Disney Movie "The lady and the tramp" , apparently she is a cocker spaniel too.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The best aspect of working for Vets4pets is that you feel member of a big family. We have a warm team that embraced me from the very first moment. I try to do my best for the animals good as I see my dog in every dog that I have to deal with.          

        

 

Emma Ricketts Head Nurse Bitterne

Emma

Head Veterinary Nurse 

What is your favourite animal and why? 
Cat - I just love them and I understand them 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have three cats- two Persian cats called Stevie and Noah, and one exotic shorthair called Jamie.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
I like it when people use human names and I once knew a cat called Robert and a dog called Gwen. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Garfield 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
I enjoy working within a really good fun supportive team to do a good job


Mark Vince Nurse Bitterne

Mark

Veterinary Nurse

 What is your job role? 

I'm a veterinary nurse so I look after the animals when they visit the  practice for the day for surgery and I also see animals and their parents when they come in for health checks and advice. 

What is your favourite animal and why? 
I have a soft spot Border Collies as my family has had them since I was young. I love their energy and the way they seem to understand what you want before you tell them.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have a rescue, standard dachshund called Max, and a rescue hamster called Bertie who has three legs!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
There was a cat at my previous practice called Thing who had a son called Thing 2. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
I like Marley from the book/film “Marley and Me”. He was such a character. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
The friendly ‘family’ atmosphere between my myself, my colleagues and the clients. And of course the animals!


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Becky

Veterinary Nurse
Emily Wearn Vets4Pets Bitterne

Emily

Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?    
My favourite animal is a cat because they are cute, loving, independent and know what they want.

What pets do you have and what are their names?   
I have two cats called Tylor and Theo and a guinea pig called Eddie

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?  
Jaffa Kitty Mcvitie

What is your favourite famous animal?
Garfield

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
I like working for Vets4Pets because the team here are great and the clients are all really nice. 


Bitterne Receptionist Charlie

Charlie

Head Receptionist 

What is your favourite animal and why?
Dogs because they are always so loving and so loyal.

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a dog. She is a brindle and white westie cross Norwich terrier called Snoopy-who enjoys eating tissue paper, much to my annoyance, but to everyone else’s amusement!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Morrissey-I just love him and I'm a HUGE Smiths fan.

What is your favourite famous animal?
Brian-the dog from family guy 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
My fantastic colleagues-there's never a dull moment! And the two Jo’s amuse me on a daily basis. Plus, I get to cuddle lots of cute puppies!


Bitterne Trainee Nurse Jo

Jo

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?    
Any  large breed dog but  newfoundlands are by far my favourite. I just love the way they plod along and are always up for a great big hairy cuddle.

What pets do you have and what are their names?   
I have two crossbreed dogs, called Socks and Titch. They are getting on the older side now, but they still get up to lots of mischief! I also have a boy cat call Ebony, who likes to bite my toes.  

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?      
Mr Sprinkles Prinkles!

What is your favourite famous animal?     
Beethoven-this is why I love big dogs! 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The family atmosphere that extends to staff as well as clients and caring for all our lovely patients!


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Ella

Receptionist

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Karen   

Receptionist

 

What is your favourite animal and why?
I don't have a favourite as I love all animals, however I hate bugs-all bugs apart from ladybirds and butterflies.

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have 3 dogs-Lollie who I rescued from France. She had been badly abused and it took her 4 years to let strangers stroke her. Cookie, who is as round as she is long, but rules the roost at the park! And lastly I have just got a puppy called Pip who is as cute as a button!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Zjegaar. I made up that name for a Doberman I used to have. (pronounced  Zyaygarr)

What is your favourite famous animal?
Black Beauty as I used to watch it with my Dad when I was little

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The team-everyone here has made me feel so welcome and helped me to really settle in. Georgie has been amazing in showing me the ropes

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Sarah    

Receptionist

 

What is your favourite animal and why?
It has to be a sloth because they have the cutest smiley faces! They also eat and sleep all the time which reminds me of myself!

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Unfortunately I don't have any pets at the moment but I used to have an Anatolian Karabash (Turkish Shepherd Dog) called Polo. He was a very handsome boy and a big softy!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
My nieces pet rat Gandalf. In fact, she has had a Gandalf, Bilbo, Pippin, Merry, Frodo and Sam. You can tell she's a Lord of the Rings fan!

What is your favourite famous animal?
Definitely Marley from Marley and Me. Because he reminds me so much of my dog Polo! Pretty much all the naughty things Marley got up to were the same naughty things Polo got up to! Even getting sent to the back of the class in puppy play-school!

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
We have a great team here... Everyone is so friendly and easy to get on with which makes it such a nice place to work. I love meeting new animals every day! Getting to give them a cuddle is always a bonus too!


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Jo

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
I am obsessed with cats, I think I'm destined to be the crazy cat lady from the Simpsons!

What pets do you have and what are their names?        
I have three cats: Tilly, Fredrick and Ralphy. I will have more when I move out!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?   
Mr Bigglesworth

What is your favourite famous animal?        
Grumpy Cat

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?      
Getting to meet all the animals and share my passion for pets with them! Also my colleagues are hilarious and a great bunch of people to work with.


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Alison

Receptionist