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Vets4Pets Buckingham

Meet the team

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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 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.

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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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Sofia Gadbury


Hi! I’m Sofie and I am one of the Receptionists here at Vets4Pets. 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.