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Vets4Pets Kirkby in Ashfield

Meet the team

Julie Ling V4P Sutton in Ashfield

Julie Ling

Veterinary Surgeon and Joint Venture Partner

I am a veterinary surgeon and one of the partners here at Vets4Pets Kirkby in Ashfield. I will be the main vet here and look forward to meeting all of our pets. I qualified as a Veterinary surgeon in 2011 from Nottingham University. Previous to starting at Kirkby I worked at the Sutton in Ashfield Vets4Pets surgery and a small animal practice in Chesterfield.

I enjoy all aspects of first opinion small animal practice but I have a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and internal medicine. I am kept very busy at home with my three dogs, Indie the Border Collie, Dolcie the Akita and Ivy my three legged Cocker Spaniel. I also have a cat, 2 horses, ducks and chickens.

With my fiancé Matt I run a cattery in my back garden. 

Steph Vets4Pets Sutton in Ashfield

Stephanie Smith

Veterinary Surgeon & Joint Venture Partner

I am a Veterinary Surgeon and one of the practice partners here at Vets4Pets Sutton in Ashfield. I have worked for Vets4Pets since 2012, initially at Mansfield Vets4Pets before setting up my own practice here in Sutton in Ashfield in 2014. I have also set up a second practice in Kirkby in Ashfield in February 2017.

I enjoy all aspects of my job but I have a particular interest in small animal medicine and dermatology. I love my small furry patients especially rabbits and piggies! I have 4 dogs (a Border Collie, two Cocker Spaniels and a Sprocker), 1 cat, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, a zebra finch and lots of chickens!

In my spare time I enjoy walking the dogs, meals out and going swimming when I have the time!


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Claire Matan

Practice Manager & Joint Venture Partner

I studied Veterinary Nursing at Bottle Green Training in Melbourne, Derbyshire and qualified in 2007. I have worked for Vets4Pets since May 2010 before deciding to open up Sutton In Ashfield Vets4Pets with Stephanie in 2014. In February 2017 we opened our 2nd practice in Kirkby In Ashfield.

I am married to Stefan and have two beautiful boys called Leo & Charlie. I have a horse, 3 French Bulldogs, 5 cats, a gerbil, fish and lots of reptiles! In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse and spending time with my family.


Hayley Roberts

Head Veterinary Nurse

I have worked with vets4pets for over 10 years and became a registered veterinary nurse in 2012, In my years with vets4pets I have learned a lot and taken up further qualifications in order to help improve my patient care skills.

As well as being a veterinary nurse I am also a pet health care counsellor, a diabetes adviser and clinical coach (practical trainer and assessor of student veterinary nurses).

The aspect of my job I find the most enjoyable are consults, as this allows me to help support and educate owners in preventative health care be it parasite control to behaviour concerns. This job allows me to learn something new and interesting everyday, which I have to admit I love being somewhat of a nerd.

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Faye Hearson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I started working for Vets4Pets back in 2012 whilst completing my Veterinary Nurse training. I qualified as an Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2016 which was a big achievement and a lifelong dream. I love every part of my job but I have a keen interest in canine behavior and nutrition. I enjoy learning something new every day, meeting the variety of animals who come into our practice and speaking to clients. I recently rehomed Max, the German Shepherd cross who is completely goofy but is a really fab dog.
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Amy Bullous


I have joined the team at Kirkby after working for Vets4Pets as a Receptionist since 2013, initially at Mansfield and more recently at Sutton in Ashfield. I spent some time away down south last year but didn't manage to stay away for long and I am really excited to be back. I live with my husband Luke and our little girl. We share our home with Milly the German Shepherd, Larry the Dachshund Cross, Boo the cat and two rabbits who keep us super busy. I am so proud to be part of such a fabulous and dedicated team here at Kirkby and I am really enjoying getting to know all of our new clients and seeing lots of familiar faces!