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Vets4Pets Chesterfield Ravenside

Meet the team

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Paul Meiring MRCVS

Practice Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in South Africa in 2000 and, after initially working in mixed practice for a few years, decided to focus on small animals. I have worked in Warwickshire, Surrey and, for the last 5 years, in Derbyshire.

In 2006 I moved to Companion Care in Chesterfield (now Vets4Pets Chesterfield Ravenside) and have been here ever since. In the first year we were flooded out which was not a great start, but with a brand new practice and a brilliant team of staff we are now back on our feet. My main veterinary interests are small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging.

In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling, climbing and walking Ernie and Doris. I live with my wife, daughter and two dogs.

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Katarzyna Lubkowska MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Warsaw University in Poland. After gaining surgery experience in Poland, United States and UK, I relocated to Derbyshire. My interests are very wide but I the most enjoy diagnostic imaging and soft tissue surgery.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking in mountains, exploring Peak District, reading travel books

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Pawel Poniewozik

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a vet in Poland, my key veterinary interests are small animal medicine and laboratory diagnostics. 


I am really enjoying working and living in England. In my spare time I enjoy watching films.

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Stella Kleftouri

Veterinary Surgeon

I have graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. I love veterinary medicine as a whole, but I mostly enjoy soft tissue surgery and anesthesia.

I have a cat called Riri. Regarding my spare time, I like swimming, dancing and watching movies.

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Jane Tranter

Practice Manager

I had been coming to Companion Care as a client for many years and was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to join the team. I have two cats called Merlin and Snowdrop, also a dog called Pip.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking, spending time with my children and walking Pip.


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Natasha Park

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in London and have been nursing for over 15 years. I initially started working for Companion Care as a locum after taking a break from nursing to have my two children. I have now been working here for nearly 5 years,on a part time basis, and love how friendly and motivated the team are.

My interests as a nurse are client care, dental disease/prevention and surgical nursing.

Outside work, I keep busy enjoying family life with my husband, Chris, and our two boys, Luke and Toby, Merlin the dog and my horse, Tula


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Hollie Fell

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Originally from Somerset, I joined the team in 2013 when I moved to Sheffield with my partner. After working in accounts for 10 years, I couldn't be happier to now be working in my dream job as a student veterinary nurse.

I have three cats Sooty, Bella and Chester. I love all aspects of my job, but especially enjoys nursing animals whilst they are in hospital care. I like walking, cycling, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.


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Viki

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have always worked in small animal first opinion practice. I enjoy nursing and being part of a wonderful team. My keen interests are looking after the patients who are hospitalised in our care and helping support their owners with understanding their pets needs. 

I also love rehabilitation and physiotherapy for aiding older pets or those who have undergone surgery. I enjoy seeing owners with their pets in consults and giving advice. I find this rewarding and love the variety.

 

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Laura Stevens

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 2015 from the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds and joined Companion Care here in Chesterfield in July this year. I enjoy many aspects of my work, but over the past few years I’ve become interested in medical nursing, in-patient and feline care. 

Out of work I enjoy swimming, walking into Derbyshire, horse riding and own my own shire horse call Magic and at home I have 2 cheeky cats called Penny and Frenchie.

 

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Hannah Taylor

Student Veterinary Nurse

I have a crazy Cocker Spaniel at home and regularly see my partner's handsome dog who is in the picture. I love reading and caring for all animals small or large and I would love to work with exotics in the future.

 

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Stacey Long

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined the Practice on reception in November 2017 and have been made to feel very welcome by the wonderful team. 

I have 7 pets in total, a dog named Nova and 6 cats, Lola (pictured), Pepper, Lillie, Emmy, Skinny and Willow! In my spare time I love pampering my pets, walking and exploring the Peak District.

 

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Molly Cannon

Student Veterinary Nurse

I love working for Companion Care, I find it very interesting and love working with animals. It is amazing to learn something new everyday and I'm particularly interested in animal behaviour.

 

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Michelle Hancock

Senior Client Care Advisor

I was already a client at Companion Care before I joined the team as a receptionist.

I have two cats called Chester and Marmaduke, in my spare time I enjoy walking and socialising.


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Gwyneth Bennett

Client Care Advisor

I joined the practice as part of the reception team in June 2014. I live with my husband, Steve, and Charlie, the Cockapoo. In my spare time I enjoy going out with my friends, reading and walking with my husband and our dog.
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Diane Coccia

Client Care Advisor

I have moved reception areas. Previously I have worked at Stockport Companion Care, but when I moved south, I came to work at chesterfield and the team are delighted. i have 2 cats called Cherokee and Chinobee, and a parrot called Billy. When not at work I enjoy travelling, eating out and watching TV.



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Kerry Hardy

Client Care Advisor

I  joined the team in January 2013, I have two dogs called Roxy and Hollie who enjoy plenty of walks.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and young son Finnley as well as reading and socialising


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Amanda Jenner

Client Care Advisor

I joined the team in July 2017. Having spent 50 years on the South Coast I decided to come and enjoy life in the beautiful Derbyshire Countryside.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. The family are very much into looking after their four ponies and watching the girls compete up and down the UK.


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Rebecca Kennell

Client Care Advisor

I have worked with animals and had a passion for animal welfare since I was 16. I really enjoy being a member of the Client Care Advisor team.

I have a chihuahua called Oswald, dumbo eared rats, mice and a tortoise called Detritus. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and partner, gaming, and reading