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Vets4Pets Chichester

Meet the Chichester Vet Team

Jose Monreal

Jose Monreal LdoVet GPCert(SAM) MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

I am the Joint Venture Partner at Vets4Pets Chichester and Rustington together with Luis Seco). I graduated from Vet School in Spain in 1996. By 1998 I was already in UK; I became a partner with Companion Care in 2000 at Yorkshire. Luis and I then became the partners in Vets4Pets Rustington in 2010 and finally we became the Partners of Vets4Pets Chichester in 2014.

At work I enjoy interacting with both the pets and their owners. I am passionate about Animal Welfare, and will always look out for the best interest of the patient. Technically I enjoy Internal Medicine; I have extra qualifications in this field and I am currently pursuing even more!

Out of work at home I am quite laid back enjoying television, reading, revising veterinary literature and spending time with my great pets. But when I am on holiday I like to be active and will spend most of them either running, climbing/descending mountains or even better combining all three in one!

Luis Seco JVP V4P Rustingdon

Luis Seco

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

I came to England in 1997 after graduating in Spain in 1996. I worked in various practices before joining Vets4Pets in 2001, although at that time it was called Companion Care vets.

After managing (with Jose) the Companion Care branch in Leeds for almost 10 years, we decided to look for a bigger surgery and better weather.

At work I favour surgery and orthopaedic cases, not missing a chance to assist and work with any of the specialists who visit our surgery to deal with those challenging cases that we have. That gives me the opportunity to continue to improve my skill and knowledge in those fields.

When not at work, I’ll head to the mountains (the only thing the south of England is missing).

Kirsty Sharpe

Kirsty Sharpe RVN

Veterinary Nurse

My name is Kirsty and I have been working in veterinary practice for nine years. I qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2009. I’ve been working at Vets4Pets Chichester since June 2011 and enjoy working as part of a friendly professional team.

At home I have a lovely husband, a beautiful young daughter and three affectionate but cheeky cats named Dexter, Wicket and Mimi. I like to run in my spare time and enjoy spending time with my wonderful little family.

Cecile Soyer

Cécile Soyer MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified at Maisons-Alfort, near Paris, in 1996. I worked for many years around Paris, sharing my time between first opinion practice and medical oncology. I moved to the UK in 2011 to widen my skills in oncology in conjunction with the Royal Veterinary College of London. After a few months though, I realised that I missed the long term care aspect I enjoy in this job and decided to return to first opinion practice with its diversity and its incredible human bond built on a daily basis between us, the pets and their owners.

I came to Chichester by chance but I really enjoy working with the team here and the family-sized surgery. I still face cancer in pets and I am happy to support the pets and their family as well as I can. I keep my knowledge updated by reading and attending congresses and am delighted to work in collaboration with distinguished specialists in the area.

In my spare time, I enjoy music (mostly piano and jazz), horse riding, yoga and swimming. I also discover the south coast and the South Downs National Park. The city girl I am enjoys concerts, movies and exhibitions as often as possible, either in Chichester, in London or in Paris. Indeed, I regularly jump on the Eurostar to go to Paris which I now visit as an old friend, with no duty apart from having fun!

Jim Toy V4P Rustingdon


Veterinary Surgeon

I have been a small animal practitioner for 41 years and have been working locally for the last 26 years. I split my time between both Vets4Pets Chichester and Vets4Pets Rustington. You'll find me here at weekends!

My hobbies include painting, writing, birdwatching and fishing; I also love singing, although no one else at the surgery seems very impressed! 

I have a Canicidal Border Terrier and a cat who is the terror of the neighbourhood, small furries and feathers alike.

Serena Keary

Serena Keary BSc (Hons) RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hello, my name is Serena. I graduated in 2013 with an honours degree in veterinary nursing and joined this wonderful veterinary practice in October 2014. I was born and raised in Ireland and moved here to embark on this fantastic opportunity to be part of this veterinary team.

I enjoy meeting new people and socialising with my friends at weekends. In my spare time I like going for walks, especially along the beach, taking up new and exciting hobbies and relaxing in front of the TV.

I love and adore little puppies so pop in for a visit with them for lots of cuddles and attention!

Sian Barr

Sian Barr (Hons) RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse from Harper Adams University in 2010. In 2011, I started locuming at Companion Care (now Vets4Pets) and joined the Vets4Pets team full time in 2013 after working in numerous practices both in the UK and overseas.

I have no pets at the moment and so love being able to get to know my patients-I have worked with exotic animals and was once an alpaca wrangler so I particularly like unusual pets! Outside of work, I enjoy martial arts, motorcycling, travel and adventures.

Becky Bates

Becky Bates RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1999 having worked in a small animal practice for a number of years. I started locuming at Vets4Pets in 2013 and became employed here as a part-time RVN in January 2014. I enjoy meeting clients and their pets and particularly love working in theatre, monitoring them closely during and after surgical procedures.

I have quite a few pets of my own, “Trooper” my collie/springer/lab/boxer, “Mortier”, “Moncey” and “Ollie” my cats, 3 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs and a hamster! I also have two children and my hobbies are walking, baking and spending time with my family.

Kirsty Wells

Kirsty Wells

Veterinary Care Assistant

Kirsty undertook an Animal Nursing Assistant course in 2007. She previously worked in two other busy Veterinary Surgeries in London before moving to West Sussex to be nearer family. Kirsty began locuming at Companion Care Chichester in 2011 and started full time in March 2013.

Kirsty has a giant rabbit called Bugsy who is incredibly spoiled!

Josey Wells

Josie Wells

Animal Nursing Assistant

My name is Josie and I am currently studying at an Animal Nursing Assistant at Plumpton College. I will then go on to study for a further three years to qualify as a veterinary nurse. I used to work as a receptionist at this practice part-time in 2011, then returned in July 2014 to finally fulfil my dream of becoming a veterinary nurse.

I currently have no pets but love being able to cuddle the various animals that come into practice. I enjoy socialising and love shopping!

Julia Grice

Julia Grice


I have worked for Companion Care/Vets4Pets for over 5 years. Getting to know our clients and providing a good service is my priority. I love all aspects of my job, especially greeting new puppies and kittens.

I am happily married, with two children and a collection of pets; Bayley the Labrador, Chester the cocker spaniel, Dillon the one-eyed cat, Scooby the cat, Sox the rescue kitten (so naughty!), Muffin the guinea pig and a pond full of fish.

My outside interests include dog walking, reading, swimming and going on/dreaming of holidays.

Liane Grimes

Receptionist (Weekends)

Liane Grimes runs her own business, but enjoys working part time on weekends at Companion Care in Chichester. In her spare time, she walks her own miniature labradoodle, and is a volunteer dog walker for the Cinnamon Trust charity. She also has one elderly cat, two rescue Lion head rabbits, a garden frog and three children to add to the menagerie!