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Meet The Grantham Vet Team | Vets4Pets
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Vets4Pets Grantham

Meet the Grantham vet team

James and Karen Cook

James Cook VetMB BA MRCVS and Karen Cook VetMB BA BSc MRCVS

Practice Owners and Veterinary Surgeons 

We met whilst at vet school in Cambridge and have worked in a variety of mixed and small animal practices. Karen was brought up in the area and went to school in Grantham and we decided to set up a practice in Grantham after we moved back two years ago.

James’ main interests in practice are small animal medicine and cardiology. Outside work he enjoys rowing and the odd game of poker.

Karen enjoys both the surgical and medical side of small animal practice. Out of work she looks after their two young children and enjoys baking and playing squash and the piano.

Pets: Molly our grumpy tortoiseshell cat, Belle our kitten and a tank of tropical fish.

Mark Westwood Grantham

Mark Westwood BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Mark qualified in 2011 from Nottingham vet school after his first career as a Harrier Pilot in the Royal Air Force. He enjoys all aspects of being a vet and has a particular interest in orthopaedics. He has worked locally around Lincolnshire and joined our team in June 2015.

His wife Rebecca is one of our Veterinary Nurses. Pets – Grace, Clara and Jon the ginger cat (who thinks he is a dog). 

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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 as I was acting head nurse.

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.

In practice I run our puppy parties and offer advice and guidance along with puppy training and socialisation. I also have a keen interest in animal behaviour and nurse clinics.

Outside of work I enjoy retail therapy and catching up with friends alongside a passion in watching Formula One!

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

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Rebecca Westwood

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Rebecca has been locuming for us on and off since we started but has now joined us on a permanent basis as a part time veterinary nurse. After qualifying in 2005, Rebecca achieved a certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour and is currently studying for an advanced diploma in Canine Behaviour Management.

Alongside her nursing, she is also Reiki Master and Bowen Technique Therapist.

Rebecca lives with her Husband who is a vet.

Pets – Jon the cat and her dogs Clara and Grace.

Becky Flett Grantham

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

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Aliyah Duggins

Trainee 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 on 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 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: 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 cat 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 (left)


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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Ruth Boulton (right)


I joined Grantham Vets4Pets at the end of 2015 and am loving meeting all the animals and owners. I have two children and when not at work am studying for my BA(Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing.  In my spare time I make premature baby clothes for Lincoln Neonatal ward where both my children were born.

Pets: Goldie, Splish and Titch (fish) and Nibbles the hamster.

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Doreen (right)


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 (left)


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 practising 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.

Pets: Tilly the Dalmatian.