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Vets4Pets Dudley

Meet the Dudley vet team

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Jo Day

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

 Do you own any pets?
I have a crazy cockapoo called Bella, a big boy cat Toby and a little old girl cat Rosie

 What are your hobbies?
Running the practice and working as a vet, my free time is limited but when I can I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy cycling and fitness and when I can I enjoy morris dancing

 What made you want to work with pets?
I have wanted to be a vet from the age of 8, my earliest memories are of my pets. In 1996 I achieved my ambition and I have been working locally as a vet ever since. I still think of my job as both a privilege and a joy.

What is your favourite bit about working for Vets4Pets?
I love that every day is different. We have a wonderful team and they are a pleasure to work with. I am so proud of the service and excellent care that we provide at the practice.

Favourite famous animal 
Eddie on Frasier, so funny.

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Lenneke Van der Houwen

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?
Cats because they are so independent 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have 2 cats Jimmy and Lionel, a dog Mina and chickens (Pebbles, Ren and Kip) 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Wisp and Adele 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Garfield, he makes me laugh 

The best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
It has a great atmosphere and I can look after the pets as I would my own.


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Agustin Segura

Veterinary Surgeon

What pets do you have?
I have a Jack Rusell named Freddie. He loves playing with his ball and enjoys long walks in the park.

 What are your hobbies?
I play squash and I go to the gym 3 times a week. I also like learning new languages and travelling.

Why did you want to become a vet?
I loved dogs and cats since I was 6 years old. I always wanted to become a Veterinarian.

What is your favourite part about working here?
My favourite bit about working for Vets4Pets is the great atmosphere within my team and the challenge of further developing my orthopaedic skills.

What is your favourite famous animal
That is Joey from "War Horse" .

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Elena Quintanilla

Veterinary Surgeon

 What pets do you have?
Nina and Cucci, They are yorkshire terriers.

What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are travelling , sailing and dancing I love animals and i like seeing then happy and healthy.

What is your favourite part about working here?
I like the staff in the clinic, they are caring, a bit crazy and they make me laugh.

What is your favourite famous animal?
I like lassie the border collie

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Delia Defta

Veterinary Surgeon

Do you own any pets?
I have 2 female stray dogs named Pitic and Lisa and a male cat named Motata

Do you have any hobbies?
I like snowboarding and to read

What made you work for Vets4pets?
I love working with animals especially with stray ones that are in need. At the same time I am so happy to help all the animals in our care.

What is your favourite bit about working for Vets4pets?
Working for Vets4Pets: every day is interesting.  I am happy that I can help the worried owners who love their pets and take care of them.

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Lisa Marie Madeley

Veterinary Nurse/Practice Manager

Do you own any pets? 

Yes, two beautiful Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Boomer and Patsey and a Red Factor Canary named Phoniex.

Do you have any hobbies?
Walking the dogs and spin class.

What made you work for Vets4pets?
My JVP Jo Day (Jo trained me up in a previous practice) and knowing that I could develop my career, I have gone from a Veterinary Nurse to Head Nurse, to Practice Manager, during my 7 years with Vets4pets.

What is your favourite bit about working for Vets4pets?
The fantastic team, I work with, I feel happy coming to work, although we are very professional, we have lots of fun too! Also the career development and opportunities I been given, Many Thanks.

What is your favourite famous animal?
My Favourite famous animal is Hooch, out of Turner and Hooch

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Vanessa Stokes

Veterinary Nurse

 What pets do you have?
8 cats - Ivy Pika Kissu Aeris Pidgy Pumpkin Moomi Spooks

What are your hobbies?
Karate Boxing, Mud runs and Pole fitness Cats! Always had animals growing up but wasn't aware of the role of the vet nurse until I did work experience aged 16 so decided then to change my career plan from being an engineer to becoming a veterinary nurse.

What is the best part about working here?
I love working for Vets4Pets because no day is the same and I am allowed to express my love for cats where I would otherwise be deemed crazy!! 

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Bethany Lomas

Student Veterinary Nurse

 What pets do you have?
I have a cat named Floki, a horse named Ozzy and a step dog named Ronnie.

What hobbies do you have?
My hobbies are horse riding I just love all animals and could never see myself working in any other industry.

What's the best thing about working her?
The best thing about working at Vets4Pets is our amazing team, the varied role and the lovely clients.

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Jennifer Dennis

Student Veterinary Nurse 

Do you own any pets? 
Rocky, Collie 

What are your hobbies? 
Baking

What made you want to work with pets? 
I like animals and helping contribute towards their care.

What is your favourite bit about working for Vets4Pets?
The team! Its a great atmosphere to work in and everyone is very friendly and supportive.

Favourite famous animal
Hong Kong Phooey

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Chelsea Tansley

Student Veterinary Nurse

How many pets do you have?
Keia-sheba inu dog, Thomas O’Mally domestic short hair cat

What are your hobbies?
Knitting and running

What made you want to work with animals?
Animals are a joy to be around and I wanted to help, protect and nurse them

 What is your favourite part about working here?
The team is brilliant to work with and my skills are tested every day.

Favourite famous animal?
Marie (from Aristocats)

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Sam Stringer

Receptionist

What are your hobbies? 

My hobbies are swimming, socialising with my friends and nice walks.

What made you want to work with pets?
I have always loved animals from a young age, I grew up with pets around me and they have always been a big part of my life, its such an enjoyment to work with animals you get so much pleasure from it.

What is your favourite part about working here?
My favourite part about working here is seeing all the lovely pets everyday, everyday is so different you never know what to expect, never a boring day at vets4pets.

What is your favourite famous animal?
My favourite famous animal is definitely Marley from the film Marley and me, I love Labradors.

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Sinead Bladen

Student Veterinary Nurse

How many pets do you have? 

4 rescue guinea pigs Kitty, Rainbow, Twinkle and Freddie (named by my children) and 3 rescue rabbits (Alex Evie and Pippin).

What are your hobbies?
Spending quality time with my family, playing guitar and pole fitness.

Why did you want to work with animals?
My life long love of animals and my interest in health and medicine.

Favourite part about working here?
Being part of a fun and enthusiastic team who always put the pet first and are very helpful with my nurse training.

Favourite famous animal?
Keiko the orca from Free Willy.

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Penny Saunders

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Donkeys - they are docile, placid and loveable 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Rough Collie Pup whos better known as Loopy, Ruby my cat who follows me everywhere and Winnie and Gizmo my 2 Lionhead Rescue Rabbits, I love them all dearly 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Scary Mary 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Eeyore 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Meeting a wide variety of animals

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Suzanne Davis

Receptionist

 How many pets do you have? I have 8 cats, Zebedee, Ziva, and Findlay are domestic short hair, Newton is a domestic semi long hair, Darcy, Shroedinger, Cosmo and Teddy are ragdolls.

What are your hobbies? Sewing, Reading, Gardening, Dining. I am a global moderator on a games forum and I run 2 groups on Facebook, one is 6 Degrees based on Quarry Bank and surrounding areas and the other is a Zombie Apocalypse page. Cats Protection came to my aid when my cat Noodles was having trouble feeding her 6 kittens, they wouldn't take any payment, but to repay them I became a fosterer, I then manned the Adoption Line for a year, and then became a Home checker.

What is your favourite part abouot working for this team? I like working with the team, they are all dedicated to helping the animals. Its lovely to see the progress on pets which have come to us getting better and their development
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Nadia Fawaz

Receptionist

 Do you own any pets?
2 dogs, Teddy - a Chihuahua cross papillon and Blue, a deaf blue merle collie

What are your hobbies?
Reading, music and cinema.

What made you want to work with pets?
I have always loved animals.

What is your favourite bit about working for Vets4Pets?
I love seeing all the animals and what a difference we make to their lives. I also love the interaction with the clients too!

Favourite famous animal? - Beethoven as he's so naughty