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Vets4Pets Linlithgow

Meet the team


Ellen Schmidt Dr.Med.Vet., PCAC, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & JVP

Hi I’m Ellen and I’m the Lead Vet and JVP at Vets4Pets Linlithgow. I graduated from the University of Leipzig in 1994 and I moved to the UK from Germany with my family 15 years ago and have gained a wide range of experience in small animal practice. I have a special interest in acupuncture and I have a Certificate in Veterinary Chiropractic. I have 2 Hungarian Vizslas with whom I do a lot of gundog training with, a cat, a Bearded Dragon, Quails and some fish. In my spare time I like to work with my dogs or go on long walks/hikes with my family.

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Laszlo Novak

Practice Manager & JVP

Hi I’m László. I am Practice Manager and JVP at Vets4Pets Linlithgow. I have been a teacher for the past 26 years and during my time in education I had many management roles, for example being a director of Scottish Parent and Teaching Council. I moved to the UK from Hungary with my wife Ellen 15 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed living here in Scotland. I am an approachable person and I try my absolute hardest to provide patients and clients the best possible treatment here in the practice. I love working with people and my aim is having the best team in our surgery. . In my spare time you’re most likely to find me in the garden or listening to music. I have two Hungarian Vizslas, a cat, a Bearded Dragon, Quails and some fish.


Bogdan Neculai DrMedVet, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi I’m Bogdan. I graduated from Bucharest (Romania) in 1998 and I came over to the UK in 2008. Within these 10 years I gained a lot of experience in Small Animal Practice. I am living in Scotland at the moment and I am enjoying my job as a vet at Vets4Pets Linlithgow. Special interests of mine are Endocrinology, Dermatology and Orthopaedics. My favourite animals are dogs with my favourite breed being the American Staffordshire terrier. The best name for a pet I ever had was Carrera. In my spare time I like to go hiking, cycling, snorkelling and diving.



Daniella Pannone RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Hello,my name is Daniella and I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse here at Linlithgow Vets4Pets. I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in October 2015 and started here in October 2017. I have a keen interest in exotic species, in particular rabbits, and I completed my dissertation on rabbit dentistry and nutrition. At home I have a mad working cocker spaniel called Jarvis. In my spare time we like to do agility training to try and get rid of some of his energy! I am looking forward to meeting all of our wonderful clients and patients.



Faye Podlesny

Auxiliary Nurse

Hi, my name is Faye and I am an Auxiliary Nurse at Linlithgow Vets4Pets. I am your typical girl, who loves make up, clothes and of course animals. Working in this excellent practice helps me to continue my passion for animals and their welfare whilst learning and improving on a variety of skills that comes along with this rewarding job. In the future I plan to become a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse, just like the amazing nurses we have. I also love to bring a positive and cheerful attitude towards my job and help to make your visit worthwhile. Very likely you can normally hear me before you see me.