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Vets4Pets Chelmsford

Meet the team

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Simone Dent MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Massey University in New Zealand 21 years ago. I worked in New Zealand for 8 years before moving to England to live. 

For the first 8 years here I worked in various practices and then in October 2004 I was fortunate to open Vets4Pets Chelmsford as the sole partner, fulfilling a long term career goal. I love my work and it has been very rewarding to see the practice grow from zero clients to where it is today.

I live in Essex with my English husband and a very naughty Bengal called Smeagol. When I am not working I enjoy target archery, scuba diving, the gym, watching movies and socialising.

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Gail Robertson

Veterinary Surgeon

Gail, Essex born and bred, qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1986 so has recently celebrated her 23rd ‘official’ birthday! Working in many different walks of veterinary life over the years, mixed practice, equine practice, small animal practice and 5 years as a dedicated emergency vet on night and week-end shifts has taken her all over the country – and to the other side of the world!

Gail joined us in May 2009 and says she is content to be back on the day shift as “The Old Part-Timer”!! Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging and metabolic disorders.

She enjoys contributing to the profession through her many roles on the Council of Essex Veterinary Society over the past 10 years, including her “proudest moments” as President in 2002 and 2003. Hobbies include motorcycling, dancing, swimming and skiing.

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Becky Sany MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Becky, originally from Chelmsford, graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006. Her first job was in a mixed animal practice ion North Cambridgeshire, it was a great introduction to the beginning of her veterinary career. After 3 years she decided to move back to Essex after spending some time travelling to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

Becky started at the practice in September 2010. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery and medicine – especially endocrinology. She loves being a vet and enjoys looking after her flat-coated retriever, staffie cross and a ginger and white cat called Harvey.

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Kelly Gordon RVN

Practice Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kelly graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 and completed many of her nurse training placements within the practice. Kelly has worked in a number of roles within the practice during her career, most recently being promoted to Practice Manager in October 2017. Kelly really loves being a veterinary nurse and has particular clinical interests in wound care and dental care. Having worked with the practice since 2005 Kelly is now looking forward to the new challenges that managing the practice will present. Kelly lives in Chelmsford with her cat Daisy and her guinea pigs Lana and Betty.


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Emma Martin RVN

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Emma moved back to Chelmsford and joined the Vets4Pets team in February 2014 after spending 10 years in New Zealand. She was promoted to the role of Senior nurse in October 2017.

She graduated as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008 and spent time working in a mixed animal practice before returning to university in 2011 to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Massey University Teaching Hospital, NZ. Emma enjoys working with cats, dogs and small mammals and has a keen interest in birds.

She loves her job and has a particular interest in conducting nurse clinics and preventative health care for pets. In her free time, Emma likes to travel, socialise and spend time in the outdoors, being an active relaxer.


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Kerry Harding RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kerry wanted to become a veterinary nurse since she was a little girl. In December 2003 she qualified. Kerry has worked for Vets4Pets Chelmsford since 2006.

Her particular interest within the veterinary field is animal behaviour, especially in dogs. Kerry lives in Chelmsford with her Chihuahuas Moe, Ice and various other furry friends. She loves socialising with her friends on evenings and weekends. She also enjoys walking with Moe and Ice – Hylands Park is a favourite of both of theirs.


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Laura Boreham RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Bio to follow!
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Jessica Clarke RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jess graduated from Harper Adams university in 2017 and completed her practice placements in Birmingham, working within a hospital and an exotic practice. Jess enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially medical nursing and providing a personal touch to individual cases. In her free time Jess enjoys spending time with her pets, family and friends and also going to the gym.


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Chloe Haynes

Student Veterinary Nurse

Starting at Vets4Pets in September 2015 as a Veterinary Care Assistant, Chloe has since begun her training to become a Veterinary Nurse.

Chloe is Chelmsford born and bred and lives with her family and two year old Tabby cat, called Cookie. Her favourite part of the job is assisting clients and their pets and helping them leave the practice happy and healthy after appropriate advice, care and treatment.

In her free time, Chloe enjoys socialising with her friends, watching movies and playing acoustic guitar.


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Toni Perry

Veterinary Care Assistant

Bio to follow
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Philippa Rowden

Practice Administrator

Philippa lives in a village just outside Chelmsford with her husband and secondary school age daughter and always looks forward to regular visits from her four other children, all of whom are currently away at different work locations and universities.

Her family have a number of pets including two German shepherd dogs, two bunnies and a hamster. Philippa’s hobbies include walking, especially in the local wooded countryside and along the coastal footpaths; supporting and often attending home matches of her lifelong football team (currently in the Premiership!); sailing and power-boating; taking-part and assisting in various activities within the church she regularly attends; and helping her daughter with pony care and riding.

She worked with the practice from 2007 to 2011 as a part-time receptionist and returned in November 2014 to take up the role of practice administrator. Philippa enjoys working with her colleagues in an animal care environment, aiming to provide the best possible service to clients and their pets.


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Carly Leff

Veterinary Care Assistant

Carly lives in Chelmsford and has worked at the practice since February 2014.


She has two primary school age boys and many animals including a dog, cat, hamster and guinea pigs. In her spare time, Carly likes to spend time with her family especially in activities such as swimming, football and visiting the seaside.


Carly enjoys the challenge of working in the busy environment of the practice and the variety of work which her role demands.


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Ann Greenaway


Ann lives in Chelmsford with her husband and a black house cat called “Tinx” who rules the home! Ann joined the practice in November 2017 as a member of the reception team.

Ann likes to spend time with her husband, family & friends in her spare time and enjoys walking. Ann is looking forward to the challenges her new role will bring.