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Meet the Gosport vet team

Dr Shane Carmichael BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

I grew up in Australia with a house full of pets and a desire to become a vet from a very young age. 

I graduated in 1999 from Melbourne University and started work in a mixed practice seeing dogs, cats, horses, cattle and alpacas. During this time I discovered my interest in surgery, particularly orthopaedics. 

In 2002 I moved to the UK to travel and I was fortunate that I could work as a vet here at the same time. I worked in a large charity and various private practices all over the country until settling in as the senior surgeon to a clinic in Portsmouth. We had a high surgical caseload and helped numerous pets to get better. 

Our family cat, Figaro, came to the clinic after a car accident and we repaired his broken leg and nursed him back to health. He is now running around like nothing happened. 

In my spare I try to keep up with my two small children. Gosport Vets4Pets is a family run local business supported by Vets4Pets in all the mundane matters that a business needs to do to function. 

At the heart of our clinic is my team. They do their utmost to care for your pets and to help you provide for all your pet's needs. We look forward to seeing you and your pets and welcome feedback.



Mirka Holickova- V4P Gosport

Dr Mirka Holickova MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?
It’s not fair to pick just one animal as I love all animals. 

What pets do you have at home and what are their names?
I have a budgie called Budgie, a chihuahua, a German shepherd and a cross breed dog called Bobby. Guess who is the boss? 

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
Working in a fantastic team, providing very good quality of vet care.


Madeline Peel- V4P Gosport

Madeline Peel

Head Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is a slow loris, they are super cute but they have a toxic bite. 

What's the best animal name that you have come across?
The best animal name that I have come across was a cocker spaniel called Jarvis... ’Jarvis Cocker’. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
I have been working as head nurse here at Vets4Pets Gosport since March 2014. I thoroughly enjoy my role and being part of such a fantastic team. It’s very rewarding to see the growth and development of the practice. The aspect of my job that I enjoy the most is training the student veterinary nurses and of course the unlimited cuddles with the animals, there is no better therapy than a kitty cuddle. Veterinary nursing is a great career as no one day is the same. It is very fulfilling!


Natalie Green- V4P Gosport

Natalie Green

Senior Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
I love goats for no other reason than they are awesome! 

What pets do you have at home and what are their names?
I have 2 chinchillas at home called Trouble and Strife. They love coming out and running all over the house. 

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
Working at Vets4Pets is great as my working day is so diverse. I love all the cute animals we get to see and working in such an amazing team


Vets4Pets Summer Sparkes Receptionist Gosport

Summer Spencer

Senior Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Wolves, I think they are fascinating and beautiful creatures.

What pets do you have and what are their names?
None at the moment, I used to have a cat named Kebab.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
'Oberon Lord of the Fairies' for the biggest St Bernard I have ever seen.

What is your favourite famous animal?
Diefenbaker - from Due South. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Definitely getting to make a fuss of the animals.


Julia Osborne- V4P Gosport

Julia Osborne

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Meerkats, because they work as a team with and one is always on look out. 

What’s the best animal name that you have come across?
A cat called the Archbishop of Anchovy, and a staffy called Asbo. 

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
Working as part of a great team everyday and kidnapping puppies for cuddles.


Lauren Hargrave V4P Gosport

Lauren Hargrave

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Labrador because they are friendly and loyal 

What pets do you have at home and what are their names?
Sadie the black Labrador cross lurcher 

What’s the best animal name that you have come across?
Master mackerel the cat 

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
Puppy love! And cuddles


Stacey Crowfoot Vets4Pets Gosport

Stacey Crowfoot RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
I don’t have a favourite. I love my cat but one day I want a dog or two... A house feels like home with an animal to look after and greet you when you walk through the door. 

What pets do you have at home and what are their names?
I have a cat called Loki. Those of you who know me may have heard a story or two about her naughty antics! Typical naughty tortie but I wouldn’t change her. 

What’s the best animal name that you have come across?
Francis Bacon! She was a micro pig who grew to 17kg and she did tricks like a dog. 

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
Doing different things every day and never knowing how the day will pan out. It could look (dare I say) ‘quiet’ but it never turns out that way. There is always something new to learn about keeping me interested in my job.


Katherine Town- V4P Gosport

Katherine Town

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What's your favourite animal and why?
I normally prefer cats to dogs but if I had to pick just one animal I would pick the Rottweiler. They are loving, highly intelligent and are one of the most misrepresented breeds I know of. 

What pets do you have at home and what are their names?
A neurotic little cat called Gizmo who thinks the height of entertainment is chasing the end of a stick round and round and round and round...

What’s the best animal name that you have come across?
A cat called Schroedinger! 

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
The staff- everybody is approachable, hard working and interesting, and I really enjoy being part of the team.


Sophie Brown-V4P Gosport

Sophie Brown

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
A hedgehog because they are cute spiky little balls with little fluffy bellies and because they hog their hedge! 

What pets do you have at home and what are their names?
I have a one year old albino African pygmy hedgehog. He is a little boy called Hickles. 

What’s the best animal name that you have come across?
Amelia Pond just like out of Dr Who. 

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
My favourite part of working here is getting to make a fuss of all the animals.


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Beckie Moutrey

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
I love all animals equally I couldn’t pick a favourite.

Do you have any pets and if so what are their names?
Yes I have two dogs Rodney and Dexter and two cats Alfie and Maximus who was born blind.

What is the best aspect of working at Vets4pets?
Working with a great team of vets and nurses.

  

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Sophia Hughes

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
A Goat! Who doesn’t love a goat they are cute and full of character?

Do you have any pets and if so what are their names?
A bunny rabbit called Bruno

What’s the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
Working with a great team and of course puppy and kitten cuddles.


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Sophie Murray

Student Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is a Pangolin because of their super cute faces and amazing armour defences. I will always be a cat person as well though! 

Do you have any pets and if so what are their names?
I have six cats called Luca, Leya, Evie, Mia, Wilf and a very naughty one called Roo. I hand reared Roo from two days old and because of this she has quite an attitude! I also have four crested geckos and a giant cane toad. 

What is the best aspect of working at Vets4Pets?
The amazing team who all work together so well. You never know what will happen from one day to another. I love learning all the new things and of course cuddling the animals.


Georgia Scott

Veterinary Care Assistant