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Vets4Pets Canterbury Sturry Road

Meet the Canterbury Sturry Road Team

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Craig Mitchell        

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

“Vet and owner working together for a common goal - giving your pet the longest, happiest and healthiest life possible.”

I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2009 where I achieved a pass with distinction in small animal, large animal and equine studies.

I was originally born in Essex (but don’t let that put you off!) and moved to the beautiful county of Kent with my partner Amy after graduating from vet school. I have worked locally around Canterbury for the last 6 years. My team is well established and we have worked well as a close group of friends and colleagues for the last 2 1/2 years before setting up the practice. 

I own a rescue dog called Alfie and rabbit named Yoda! As a pet owner I understand that every pet is a much loved member of the family and I treat every patient as such. In my spare time I enjoy country walks and putting my feet up in front of the TV with a takeaway!

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Shelly Thorne

Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse 

"We are a small family feel team so you’ll be sure to see the same faces each time – not only is this good for continuity of care but we really get to know you and your pets!

It’s  hard to believe I have been a qualified nurse for 22 years! Time really does fly when you’re having fun! I have worked in several practices including a referral hospital as head nurse and more recently at Companion Care in Wincheap.I am now looking forward to a new challenge as joint partner at the Vets4Pets Canterbury Sturry Road surgery.

Many of our existing clients are people we have known for years and appreciate the core values we stand for – compassion, integrity and transparency. We are looking to extend our “family” of clients and reach out to the local community as a whole!

I have 2 bouncy dogs, Freddie and Mabel that keep me busy whenever I am not working!

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Felicity West         

Registered Veterinary Nurse

“Providing high standards of care for you and your pet is my number one priority”

Hi I'm Felicity. I have worked with Shelly for over 20 years so I am thrilled to be part of this exciting new practice! Since qualifying in 1998 I have worked within various referral disciplines giving me vast experience in all aspects of veterinary care – medical nursing is my passion! I also work closely with “pets as therapy” charity. 

I am a mum to two children and have Jeffrey, my 12 year old (tail-less!) rescue cat and bubbles the guinea pig.

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Viki Gething

Registered Veterinary Nurse 

“Our recommendations have your pets best interests at heart. We’re there to help because we care.”

I've been a veterinary nurse for nearly ten years. During this time I have worked all over England and even spent time in Australia where I cared for possums, echidnas and kangaroos! I have decided to take a break from travelling and concentrate on the more common species we share our homes with!

When I'm not working I'm usually spending time with my mischievous pet Monkey…(He's a cat!)

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Abi Cronin

Registered Veterinary Nurse  

“We promise to treat every patient and client with heartfelt concern and respect while providing the highest level of veterinary medical and surgical care.”

I fulfilled my lifelong dream to become a veterinary nurse in 2013. I have a calm and caring nature and I am proud to be part of the Vets4Pets team! I have an interest in surgical nursing and I hope to undertake the advanced diploma qualification next year. I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm.

If I'm not working, chances are I will be running my dogs - Buster a border collie any my two Huskies Misty and Kyan. I also often take part in Canicross competitions! It’s a close competition as to who tires first...

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“A friendly face connecting you to the highest standards of veterinary care ”

I have been a veterinary receptionist for the last 4 years and an employee of Pets at Home for 5 year prior. I love getting to know owners and their pets and helping in any way I can. Recently I have been nominated for the prestigious award of Petplans “Receptionist of the year”.  

My partner and I own a cute little Yorkshire terrier who we rescued called Lily. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and making Victoria sponges for cake sales!