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Vets4Pets Hendon

Meet the Hendon vet team

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Pavel Martin

Veterinary Surgeon and Joint Venture Partner

Dr Martin qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon 14 years ago, earning a Master's Degree in Pharmacology and Clinical Pathology two years later. Having grown up around many animals, he's had a lifelong passion for treating sick and injured creatures. Whilst he invests in the latest developments in veterinary medicine, he also has a deep passion for surgery, especially orthopaedic cases.

On any given day, you will find him in theatre, repairing the wobbly knees of a prize mastiff or the painful hip of a rescued rat. Dr Martin enjoys building up his practice and getting to know the members of the vibrant Hendon and North London communities.

Having built up strong working relationships with local animal charities, he is committed to offering affordable preventative pet care and promoting the highest standards of animal welfare in Vets4Pets Hendon's ethos. In his (very limited!) spare time he loves fishing and body boarding, touring natural landscapes and historical landmarks, and taking charge of a good BBQ.

 

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Dr Karen Richardson, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Richardson is the newest member of the team, having joined in November, 2016. She realised a lifelong dream when she qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, after over a decade working overseas as a foreign correspondent and financial journalist.

She's thrilled to be able to provide gold-standard care for her clients with the support and compassion of the Vets4Pets Hendon team. At home in North London, she enjoys cooking, reading, sewing and spending time with her rescue cat and dog, who followed her and her husband across the Atlantic. She rides a vintage 250 c.c. motorcycle, is a certified scuba-diver and serves once a month at the Blue Cross as a volunteer vet.



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Tracy Mahon

Head Nurse

Tracy our head registered veterinary nurse, qualified in London a RVN in 2014. She's worked with Dr Martin since 2011, when she was still a student, and came to Hendon shortly after we opened.

Originally from Ireland, Tracy has also lived in Scotland, nursing animals back to health in all 3 countries. She is also a qualified clinical coach for veterinary nursing students, helping to train them in our clinic (an RCVS approved training & assessment practice) to become the next top crop of RVNs. Tracy enjoys spending time with her many friends in London, as well as visiting family and her Pomeranian back home in Ireland.


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Michelle Tang

Practice Manager

Michelle is our practice manager, has worked at our practice since day one. She is usually busy taking care of clients insurance claims, managing the team and ensuring we're delivering top quality service, but occasionally you'll see her helping the nurses too.

Michelle isn't scared to get her hands dirty, having started out working with farm animals in Ireland. Michelle enjoys travelling to sunny climes, and while she's a born and bred Londoner, she also speaks Vietnamese & Cantonese, especially with her family's tri -lingual Chihuahua. 
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Amelia Banasiak

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amelia has been working and training with Dr Martin and Tracy for years before she qualified as an RVN in 2017. She's long been passionate about treating sick animals, and has a special calming way with nervous cats and little dogs. Amelia is also a newly minted clinical coach for aspiring vet nurses at our RCVS approved training practice.

Outside of work, Amelia pursues a wide array of diverse interests, from travelling and scuba diving to playing with her Bengal cat and needlepoint. A lifelong Londoner, Amelia is also a fluent Polish speaker.


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Cerys Jones

Student Nurse

Cerys is one of two mancunian veterinary nursing students, and is also a new member of our weekend staff. She is a soothing presence for nervous cats, and has a special way with beagles, as she has one of her own. Cerys has a deep personal knowledge for diabetes (a common endocrine disorder of dogs and cats) as she has it herself since she was a toddler. This experience means she brings a special compassion to poorly pets and strong motivation to hep them feel better.


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Eleanor

Student Nurse

Eleanor, one of veterinary nursing students also hails from Manchester. She's long been committed to animals, having met her first love, a New forest pony, at the age 13. She is diligently honing her handling skills for everything from birds and bunnies to rats and rottweilers, and can often be found casting her eagle eyes on our patients recovering from surgery. Eleanor who's half Italian, is still a keen horsewoman, enjoying a hack whenever she gets the chance.


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Natalie Braham

Receptionist

Natalie has been a stalwart colleague for more than a year. You'll see her smiling on Fridays and the weekends, when she takes a break from her full-time study of human nursing!

While her academic interests lie in human medicine, Natalie has a huge reserve of affection for animals, as she grew up in Bedfordshire with a beloved family dog.