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Vets4Pets Hinckley

Meet the Hinckley vet team

Hinckley V4P Ross Ashley Machin

Ross Ashley Machin
DVM MRCVS OCQ(V)-CA GPCert(ExAP) PgC(ExAS) RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine

Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

Ross lived in Spain for over 20 years and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at Murcia University where he met his wife Maria who is also a vet. He has worked in small animal and exotic practice, and in 2011 moved back to the UK specifically to work in an exotic animal referral hospital in Leeds. He then worked in different practices around Leicestershire to get a feel of how and what we wanted to achieve in their own practice.

He acquired the European Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice in 2014 and the Postgraduate certificate in Exotic Animal Studies in 2017. He has also been awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine status. I enjoy contributing to the veterinary exotics field and have published a chapter for the new edition of BSAVA Manual of Reptiles and an article on reptile parasites for the British Veterinary Association (BVA) publication "In Practice".

I have been keeping and breeding reptiles for over 20 years. My current pets include my, now reduced, reptile collection and my dog “Xuxi” who was a rescue from Spain. In my free time I enjoy playing football, skating, cycling, just chilling out with friends, wife and little girl.


Hinckley V4P Nacho

Nacho Martinez Robles MRCVS

Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

I studied my degree in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. Once I graduated I went back to Mexico to do a post graduate certificate in internal medicine with dogs and cats for two years. After the two years I went to a teaching post in internal medicine at the university. 

I had a dog called Turko, who I loved to take for walks. I love all animals, nature and being outside especially by the sea. 

I became a diving instructor when I was younger. My other hobbies include reading, going to the cinema and spending time with my family and friends.


Hinckley V4P Nicola Gray

Nicola Gray RVN

Owner and Registered Veterinary Nurse

I started as a trainee veterinary nurse in 2002 in a practice in Leicestershire and qualified in 2005 as a registered veterinary nurse. In 2006 I became Head veterinary nurse and also took an extra qualification as an A1 assessor (now clinical coach) which means I help student veterinary nurses in their studies to become a qualified veterinary nurse. I really enjoy this role and feel proud when the students qualify. What I love most about veterinary nursing is looking after and caring for animals as it can be a very rewarding job. Also there are always new skills and knowledge to learn everyday. I have a particular interest in animal behaviour and have run puppy parties for many years now. I am keen to develop my nursing skills in exotic animals and my aim is to gain an extra qualification in that area.

I have been very fortunate to work alongside vets who are specialists in orthopaedics and ophthalmology, and have worked in critical care emergency practices.  After 13 years in two practices I decided to locum around the country.  My highlights were working four weeks in the Blue cross 24 hour hospital in London which had many specialists in all areas of the veterinary field. I was lucky enough to work in South Africa for four weeks working with various species, including antelopes, cheetahs, zebras and rhinos which was an amazing experience.

In my spare time I like to keep active and spend time with my friends, family and partner Russ. I love horse riding and have a horse called Hudson on loan. I have one cat called Coco pops and two naughty house rabbits called Fletcher and Elsa. 


Kimberly Parkes RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Hinckley V4P Louisa Moore

Louisa Moore RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I started my veterinary career as a trainee in 1998 and became a qualified registered veterinary nurse in 2001. I love all aspects of being a vet nurse but especially like the variety it brings. Every day is different and you never quite know what is going to walk through the door next in need of your help.

During the last 17 years I have worked in a couple of practices in Leicestershire but particularly enjoyed my time working as a RVN at the Dogs Trust for five years with the rescue dogs. This job was very rewarding, especially when a dog found its forever home after a difficult start. I loved working with dogs but I am now really looking forward to working with a variety of different  animals and learning some new nursing skills while at Vets4Pets Hinckley.

I am loving being back in practice and really enjoy interacting not only with the animals but also their owners, which is something I have missed.

When I am not at work I spend my time with my husband Andy and looking after my two young daughters and our family pets.

We currently share our home with two golden oldie rescue dogs Gypsy and Midge, two bunnies Odie and Milly and four chickens. My husband says that's enough pets but there is always room for one or two more! 

I love being outdoors and spend a lot of my spare time in my garden especially growing my own fruits and vegetables.


Josh Carlton SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse


Sam Korber

Receptionist


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Sarah Palk

Receptionist

I feel so lucky to be working as a receptionist at Vets4pets. I've loved animals my whole life and over the years I've had dogs, cats, horses, gerbils, hamsters & rats! I live in Hinckley with my husband Andy, son Matt and youngest daughter Isobel. Katherine our eldest daughter recently moved into her own home. We currently have three cats and 4 fish! When I was growing up I wanted to be a vet but that changed when I realised just how much hard work and studying it involved! I always wanted a horse so I got a job as soon as I left school age 16 and had my first pony when I was 17. I had a horse on loan a couple of years ago and I really loved being back in the saddle but I also discovered that I'm not as brave as I used to be! I'm loving seeing the variety of animals that come through the door and having cuddles and chatting to their owners. I'd love a dog one day but for now hubby says three cats are enough!

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Sammie

Receptionist

I'm a Veterinary Receptionist at Vets4Pets and thoroughly love what I do. The best part of my job is interacting with clients and their pets, especially getting lots of puppy cuddles!

When I was 17 I qualified as a swimming instructor and enjoyed this for over 5 years. With my many years of knowledge, I've had the pleasure of working with people from all walks of life.

When I am not at work I spend my time with my husband and our very spoilt Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Milo. He was a show dog for a while and won many rosettes of which we are extremely proud of. Now, he loves nothing more than long walks and snoozing on the window sill.