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Vets4Pets Ilkeston

Meet the Ilkeston vet team


Tim Guyott MRCVS

Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

More info coming soon!

Michelle Lee RVN

Owner and Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 1998 at a mixed practice in Derbyshire.

During the last 17 years, I have gained valuable experience from working emergency out of hours to general practice.

For the last five years I have worked for a large charity organisation, but I now look forward to a new challenge of helping to set up a new Vets4Pets surgery in Ilkeston.

I love all animals and find them fascinating. I currently have a rabbit called Patches Quilt, two Guinea pigs called Fudge Pancake and Our Kev. I have two favourite famous animals, Pluto the dog and Shaun the sheep.

Out of work I am married to Mark and have two children Adam and Katie. I like holidays, reading, cinema, and going out for meals. Working for Vets4Pets will enable me to use my skills and knowledge to help and educate pet owners in the community.

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Caroline Makinson BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Favourite animal and why?

Sorry can't really decide, love them all but if my life depended on it, probably cats.

What pets do you have and what are their names?

2 cats, Billie Whizz and Stompy (who was born blind) and 2 horses, Sam and Barmy Barnie.

What is the best pet's name you have ever come across?

A snake called "For Goodness".

What is your favourite famous animal?

On TV, the talking horse Mr. Ed (showing my age there), in real life, the showjumper Ftot du Chateau.

What is the best thing about working for Vets4Pets?

Being given support from a friendly large organisation but also given the freedom to do what we feel is best for the client and their pet.

Emily Tindall RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

More info coming soon!

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Kimberley Skinner RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi I’m Kim and I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2017 from Nottingham Trent University. I joined the Ilkeston Vets4Pets family in March 2018 and consider myself so lucky to work with such an amazing and supportive team.

I have a special interest in feline medicine and hope to one day complete an ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing.

I always look forward to nurse consults as I get to meet such interesting people and their fur babies.

When I’m not at work I enjoy baking for my family, swimming, going to gym classes and spending time with my fiancé Kristian and my beautiful cat Archie.


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Beth Lee

Student Veterinary Nurse

I’m currently studying BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management at Harper Adams University but doing my practical training here at Vets4Pets Ilkeston. I’m enjoying all aspects of the job but in particular I love nurse consults as I get to interact with the animals and their owners.

I have an interest in pain management and want to qualify as a hydro therapist once I’ve finished my degree. At home, I have a cat called Miesha. I also have aspirations to travel to different destinations on weekend breaks to see the different sites and try the cuisine.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of our clients and their pets over the next year whilst I’m on placement!

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Sarah Wilkinson

Head Receptionist

My name is Sarah Wilkinson and I am one of 3 receptionists here at Vets4Pets Ilkeston.  I have lived in Derbyshire for almost 10 years, having moved from Nottingham.

I have 2 fur babies namely Gucci and Fudge, they are both Jack Russells.  I am married to Wayne and we have a 2 year old son together whose name is Leo.

As a family we enjoy trips abroad and in the UK.  Gucci and Fudge prefer us to holiday in the UK as they enjoy lots of walks and a paddle on the beach.

In my spare time, I enjoy family days out, particularly if it involves high/fast amusement park rides.  I like lazy Sundays when I can enjoy a Sunday roast, a bit of sport on the telly, followed by a Disney film.  When I'm not being a mum/wife, I enjoy catching up with friends over a meal and I love nothing more than to let my hair down and have a boogie.  I enjoy most kinds of music, but what tends to get my hips swinging is 90s dance music.

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Helen Briggs


My name is Helen Briggs. I joined Ilkeston vets4pets in Summer 2016. I have a fur baby called Poppy who is a black Labrador, and two grand fur baby cats called Sox and Paws.


In my spare time I like to walk Poppy and spend time with my husband Mark and 3 children either out for a meal or watching a great film at the cinema.

Kay Chapman


More info coming soon!