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Vets4Pets Grantham

Meet the Grantham vet team

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James Cook VetMB, MA, BSc (hons), MRCVS

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon 

I qualified from Cambridge in 2006, starting out in mixed practice. I soon realised I much preferred staying warm rather than going out to a farm in the middle of the night (!) and gave my career dedicated focus to companion pets in 2008. Since then I have developed myself extensively in medicine and am now lending new focus to developing the surgical service offered at our practice, specifically in orthopaedics.

Seeing how the practice has evolved since Karen and I set it up together in 2013 is immensely satisfying. I am proud to work alongside a hugely dedicated and caring team of vets, nurses and support staff who try their best every day to look after your pets.

The practice is now accredited to the highest standards offered by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and I look forward to watching it continue with its enormous success in the future.


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Karen Cook VetMB, BA, BSc (hons), MRCVS

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon 

I qualified in 2008 from Cambridge, where I met James and after a year in mixed practice, I decided that I wanted to concentrate on small animals. I grew up in and around Grantham and we decided to settle back here after having children. By having our own practice, we are able to practice to the high standards that we set and give the best care that we can to our patients and clients. I enjoy the challenge of medical cases but am also interested in soft tissue surgery

Pets - 3 cats; Molly, Spider and Daphne

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Melanie Teasdale

 Practice Manager and Qualified Veterinary Nurse
 

I started my nursing career after qualifying in 2008. I became a member of the team earlier in 2014 after working in a busy veterinary hospital. Working in a veterinary hospital allowed me to develop my skills in critical care, intensive nursing and management.

In 2012 myself and my husband travelled New Zealand where I was fortunate enough to work in a rural veterinary practice where I was involved in lots of different and interesting cases. I returned after maternity leave to my veterinary nurse role after having a little girl but also took on the proud position as Practice Manager.

I have a keen interest in animal behaviour, rabbit care, management along with patient and client care.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends alongside a passion of watching Formula One!

Pets: Dylan the Weimaraner and two cats Marvin and Myrtle.


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Fabiola

 Veterinary Surgeon
 

I qualified from the University of Nottingham Vet School in 2016 and recently joined Grantham Vets4Pets.

My favourite part of work is definitely getting to cuddle all my patients! Diagnostics, surgery and seeing my patients come back healthy, are all things I look forward to at work.

When not at work, I like to cook for friends, breakout from escape rooms and go geocaching. On the rare occasion of a holiday, I like to travel to exotic places to go surfing.

Pets - the spider that lives in my kitchen? (my landlord doesn’t allow pets #devastated)

 

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Becky Flett

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Becky has joined our team as a full time veterinary nurse. She qualified in 1998 and has achieved a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care and has also completed exams in anaesthesia and analgesia.

Pets – Reggie the cat and her two horses Roscoe and Sham


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Jo

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

I have been working in the veterinary industry for 6 years but have always worked with or had an animal.

I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014 and came to Grantham Vets4Pets in June 2015.  I am currently working towards my certificate in Wound Management

Outside of work I enjoy riding and showing horses and socialising with friends and family.

Pets:Inca the Labrador, Whisky the terrier, Tipple the terrier. Fudge, Seamus and Defence the Horses. 


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Aliyah Duggins

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I am currently in my third year of training to become a Veterinary Nurse at Nottingham Trent University, and have returned back to Grantham Vets4Pets for my final year placement and love it.

In my spare time I enjoy going out with my friends, having cuddles with my pets and shopping. I have a variety of different pets, Joey is my Patterdale Terrier I also have a Guinea Pig named Nutmeg, a Bearded Dragon named Fernando and Frankie my Koi Carp.

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Sarah Brown

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I started at Vets4Pets Grantham in September 2014. Before working here, I used to work at a soft play centre for children. They say never work with children or animals, so I decided to do both!

After school I went to Brooksby agricultural college and got two diplomas in animal care and then worked for the Ministry of Defence looking after the military working dogs!

I started initially on reception but have now started my veterinary nurse training so will be found in the consult room instead.

When I get spare time, which isn't often, I spend time with my son, Cole, and my husband, Rich, and I love taking long walks with my dog Luna. I also like getting stuck into a good book, catching up with my friends over a cheeky drink or two or just relaxing.

Pets: Niska the cat and black Labrador Luna who is five but doesn't act like it!


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Sophie Langley

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I am currently in my second year studying Veterinary Nursing at Askham Bryan College in York. I have just started my placement at Grantham Vets4Pets and I am looking forward to the year ahead.

Outside of work I enjoy shopping, meeting up with friends and relaxing at home. I have 8 Koi Carp at home which I enjoy caring for.


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Leanne Sterry

Veterinary Nurse Assistant

I started at Grantham Vets4Pets in May 2016 as a Veterinary Nurse Assistant. My ultimate goal is to one day become a qualified veterinary nurse.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. My pets include Bailey, Billy and Bonnie who are my cats and Buster my dog. I also have two Guinea Pigs named Baxter and Barnaby and three fish Brian, Bruce and Betty.


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Christine (right)

Receptionist

I started my working career as a human nurse and worked for many years in Leicester before having children. I have been a veterinary receptionist for 12 years and have worked at Vets4Pets Grantham since it opened in 2013.

Pets: chihuahua Oscar, Yorkshire terrier Lulu and three-legged cat Guy.


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Doreen (left)

Receptionist

This is my first actual job with animals although over the years my family have had various pets including hamsters, horses, koi carp and canaries. When not working I enjoy walking my dogs, going to the theatre and meeting up with friends.

Pets: Molly my nine year old Rottweiler and Binks who is about six years old and is of mixed parentage from the streets of Oxford.


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Anita (right)

Receptionist

I have been with Vets4Pets Grantham since Nov 2015 and am thoroughly enjoying it.  When not at work, I’m currently studying towards a Psychology Degree.  I am a practicing counsellor and have been for the last 5 years, so when I'm not talking to the animals, I do tend to talk to people! I enjoy cycling and reading.