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Vets4Pets Bridgwater

Meet the Bridgwater Vet Team

Johan Van Sittert MRCVS JVP Veterinary Surgeon Bridgwater Vets4Pets

Johan Van Sittert MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

I am Johan van Sittert. I am the joint venture partner and veterinary surgeon in Vets4Pets. My main responsibility is the provision of high quality compassionate care to all my patients and their owners.

My main goal is to improve the quality of life of my patients and also to guide their owners to be able to provide the best possible life for them. I believe that prevention is always better than cure and is always happy to discuss preventative measures like vaccinations and parasite control as this is the corner stone of a happy and hopefully long life of the pet. I have a special interest in surgery, both soft tissue and orthopaedic and obtained my Post graduate Certificate in small animal surgery in 2017.

I am originally from South Africa and graduated from Onderstepoort (University of Pretoria) at the end of 2002. I started Working in England in 2003 in Peterborough. I was there for four years in a companion animal hospital before returning to South Africa. While in South Africa for 2 years I was focusing mostly on production animals, mostly cattle and sheep farming. Returning to London in 2008, since then I have been working exclusively in companion animal practice.

In my private time I like photography and walking. I am also a qualified scuba diver with a PADI Rescue diver qualification.  I have a Springer Spaniel called Lulu, a cat called Lilly Rose and a rabbit called Daisy. I do like the fact that no two days in practice is ever the same. Also seeing the difference we make in some of our patient's lives is what gets me to get up and go to work every day.

Ilse van Sittert- V4P Bridgwater

Ilse Van Sittert C-SQP

Practice Manager

I was born in South Africa and qualified there as a Chartered Accountant. I moved to the UK in 2008 and despite it being very different, I love it.  I enjoy helping Johan with the day to day activities of running the veterinary practice. In my spare time, I enjoy reading anything crime-related or watching Netflix.

I currently own a Springer Spaniel called Lulu, a cat called Lily-Rose and a rabbit called Daisy. 


 

Rhian-Mai Jones BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I have been a vet for 5 years, having graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013. I joined Vets4Pets in June 2018 after moving to Somerset. I particularly love working with clients to make a shared plan for their pet. I also thoroughly enjoy soft tissues surgery and I am amazed by eyes.

My interests at working include surgery, anaesthesia and working with eyes. At home my interests include competing and riding horses particularly the Haflinger which is an Austrian mountain pony breed. I also enjoy walking in the countryside and enjoy walking the local Somerset hills, but also love to go back to my original habitat in the vale of Clwyd, North Wales.

My Current pets: Mona- superstar cat who was a stray that came home for just the weekend from work but never went back. She loves having her teeth brushed and can do lots of tricks such as sit, high five, spin and recalls to a bell.

I look forward to gaining new experiences from the talented Bridgwater clinical tea and creating new bonds with the clients and patients. I also look forward to pushing my clinical abilities to always give my patients the best standard of care I am capable of.

 

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Tomasz Iracki MRCVS BSc DVM

Veterinary Surgeon

I have been working as a veterinary surgeon for over 3 years, with my first year spent working back home in Poland. I joined Vets4Pets Bridgwater in 2016. The best part of my job is being able to see my patients getting better and recovering from their illnesses.

I bind my future with veterinary surgery as it is my biggest interest. In my time off I enjoy outdoor activities such as walks and I like to participate in both summer and winter sports.

I currently own a 3 and a half year old golden retriever called Dexter. He would secretly like to become a receptionist.

I would like to grow as a veterinary surgeon and develop my skills and knowledge and maybe one day in the future open my own practice.

Hannah Wilmott- V4P Bridgwater

Hannah Wilmott ANA RVN DipCABT C-SQP

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have been working as a veterinary nurse for 15 years and joined Vets4Pets Bridgwater in 2014. The best part of my job is working as a team and looking after the animals. I really like nurse consultations and getting to know all the animals and their owners.

In addition to my nursing qualification I have a qualification in animal behaviour and I am also a qualified C-SQP so I can dispense certain medications.

I currently own 3 cats called Bunty, William and Rio. I also have a deaf lurcher called Isla and a horse called Chaz.

I look forward to meeting new clients and their pets, as well as getting to see all the current puppies and kittens grow up.


Philippa Kitch V4P Bridgwater

Phillipa Thay RVN C-SQP

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have been nursing since 2010 and qualified in 2013. I joined Vets4Pets Bridgwater in 2014. The best part of my job is nursing hospitalised patients and seeing them get better. I also enjoy giving advice to clients about their pets and hot to give them the correct nutrition and flea and worm treatments.

I am interested in schedule 3 procedures e.g suturing wounds and small surgical procedures in which I have taken a course. I would like to continue to improve and use my skills in practice. I also have a particular interest in wound management and animal behaviour. I am also a qualified C-SQP so I can dispense certain medications.

I currently own a Birman cat called Marley and a Whippet called Louis. I look forward to undertaking more CPD on the things that interest me and also continuing to educate clients on the correct way to care for their pets.

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Joshua Cridge RVN C-SQP BSc

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have been working as a veterinary nurse since 2015 qualifying in 2017. I joined Vets4Pets Bridgwater in 2015 after leaving the Groom Room where I worked as a Salon manager. The best part of my job is helping the clients and their pets through nurse consults.

I am interested in animal behaviour and take my own dog to regular training and agility classes. I won the vet group student nurse of the year award last year and have achieved my C-SQP qualification which allows me to prescribe and dispense certain medications.

I currently own a cocker spaniel called Bertie who I regularly take to training and agility classes. : I look forward to continuing my nursing skills with Vets4Pets and building my experience and knowledge. I hope to get more involved in nurse consults and help all the future puppies and kittens.


Shannon Groom ANA NatDip in Animal Management

Receptionist/ Veterinary Care Assistant

I have been working as a reception/ veterinary care assistant for 1.5 years and joined Vets4Pets Bridgwater in 2016. The best part of my job is getting to be involved in not only helping clients by giving advice but using my knowledge and skills to help on busy days. I also enjoy helping to look after the animals staying here for their operations.

I have a level 3 diploma in animal management and qualified as a Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA). I have a passion for traveling and enjoy visiting different countries.

I currently own a Shih Tzu called Dookie, 2 rabbits called Luna and Loki (one I rehomed as a stray from the practice), 5 cats called Cashew, Tia, Harley, Mouse and Lily and to finish it off a Silkie chicken. I look forward to one day hopefully training as a veterinary nurse and continue to expand my knowledge. I also look forward to getting to know the clients and their pets.


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Angie Shillingford

Receptionist

I am a Receptionist, my favourite animals are dogs, especially Labradors as they are so loyal and well-tempered. I have a cat called Oscar, dog called Holly and a Tortoise called Sid at home. The best pet name I have come across is Tippsy, and my favourite famous animal is Lassie of course! The best part of working for Vets4Pets is meeting our clients and their pets and working as a team.