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Meet The Loughborough Vet Team | Vets4Pets
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Meet the Loughborough vet team

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Luke Knowles
BVSc BSc MRCVS       

Head Veterinary Surgeon and Director of Loughborough Vets4Pets

What is your favourite animal and why:
Marmosets – tiny little monkeys from the amazon rainforest. They are very small but all look like really old human beings. Close second are lemurs!

What pets do you have and what are their names:
Yoshi – cat, Sid – 3 legged fat cat.  He is on a diet but one of our neighbours feeds him (he tries to tell me that he leaves food out for the hedgehogs but I’m always seeing Sid eating it!)

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across:
Definitely Sizzle the sausage dog

What is your favourite famous animal:
Chewbacca – does that count?

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets:
Being able to run a veterinary practice how we as a team want in order to provide the best service and care for our clients and their pets.  Seeing a variety of different species also helps to keep the day interesting – although it makes it a bit more hectic!

Professional back ground:
I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2003 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a degree in Zoology.

I have worked in a variety of large and small animal practices across Leicestershire since qualifying and worked with cats, dogs, rabbits, cows, horses, sheep, pigs, alpacas, guinea pigs, chinchillas, marmosets and lots of other creatures. 

I started Loughborough Vets4Pets in 2013 and have greatly enjoyed working with the pets and people of Loughborough. 

I enjoy being a general practitioner and dealing with all sorts of pets and their different ailments but I do have a lot of interest in treating skin and ear problems. I am also currently studying for further qualifications in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery in order to offer more solutions for our patients without the need for referral.

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Sam   

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why:
Dogs – for no particular reason, they are just the best.

What pets do you have and what are their names:
A rescue Border Collie called Oscar

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across: 
Bark Obama

What is your favourite famous animal: 
King Louis from the Jungle Book

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets: 
Doing a job I genuinely enjoy every day

Professional back ground:
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London with honours in July 2013.

I then spent 9 months working in small animal practice in Oxfordshire where I’m originally from before joining Loughborough Vets4Pets in May 2014. 

I enjoy all aspects of my job but have a particular interest in ultrasound and cardiology.

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Kerry

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why: 
Dogs particularly labradors 

What pets do you have and what are their names: 
Poppy – Labrador, Charlie – chameleon and tropical fish 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across: 
Dave 

What is your favourite famous animal: 
Eeyore – the donkey from Winnie the Pooh. He’s sad but lovable! 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets: 
Doing nurse clinics. It’s great to be able to interact with people and their pets and give helpful advice and tips on keeping our clients pets healthy. Watching the puppies grow up is an added bonus.

Professional back ground:
I graduated from Harper Adams University in 2013 with a honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management.

In my role as a nurse I want to make sure that every animal we look after gets the best possible care; therefore I am studying towards a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy so that we can offer more advanced aftercare and rehabilitation to all our patients.  This is especially important for those that have undergone orthopaedic and other major surgeries, and those pets that suffer from arthritis and other debilitating conditions.

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Sam Leivers

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Favourite Animal and Why: 
Penguins they are just cute.

What pets do you have: 
Bella the cat

What is the best pet name you have come across: 
Jennifer the male hamster. 

What is your favourite famous animal: 
Babe the Pig

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets: 
The nursing clinics and being able to see all the puppies and kittens grow up and being able to give advice and care for them throughout their life.

Professional back ground: 
I studied veterinary nursing and practice management at Harper Adams University; I then qualified as a RVN in 2008 and graduated in 2009. I went on to travel around Australia for 8 months in which I worked at a few different practices getting to deal with dogs, cats, a few kangaroos and native birds. 

I am also really interested in emergency and critical care and while working for VetsNow as a night nurse, I gained my certificate in emergency and critical care. 

I started working for Loughborough Vets4Pets in September 2015.

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Tracey

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Favourite Animal and Why:  
Pugs and French Bulldogs - crazy, cuddly and loveable!

What pets do you have:
A pug called Betty, 2 cats Cisse and Thomas, 2 guinea pigs and various tropical fish.

What is the best pet name you have come across:
Snow White, a white cat named by a little girls favourite Disney princess.

What is your favourite famous animal:
Gizmo from The Gremlins, I wish he was real.

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets: 
The nurse clinics that we run. I especially love seeing the puppies and kittens every month and watching how much they grow and develop between each visit.

Professional back ground: 
I began my nursing Career as a trainee in 2004 and qualified as a Listed Veterinary Nurse in 2007.

Throughout my career I have played a large part in the training of student nurses. I am a Qualified Assessor and I am currently the practice Clinical Coach. I have also just been employed externally as a Veterinary Nurse Examiner for Nottingham Trent University.

I worked hard to get Loughborough Vets4pets accredited by the ISFM as a ‘Cat Friendly Practice’ and I am the current practice Cat Advocate.

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Jane

Head Receptionist

What pets do you have:
I have 3 cats,  2 long haired tabby Moggies named Benson and Leo, and a blue Maine Coon named Casper.

What is the best pet name you have come across:
Has to be the Dachshund names of Sizzle, Lincoln, and Richmond. 

What is your favourite famous animal:
Probably Garfield, as he has the best lifestyle!

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets:
All the puppy cuddling is an added bonus.

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Veronika Adamowicz

Receptionist

Favourite Animal and Why:
Horses – they are intelligent, beautiful  and fascinating animals. 

What pets do you have:
Buba – Golden Retriever cross, Eldorman – Arabian horse and Hajat – Polish horse.

What is the best pet name you have come across:
Thomas More Tiny Hamster Gary – a big name for a tiny animal!

What is your favourite famous animal:
Seabiscuit – one of the most remarkable horses in history.

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets:
Learning new things everyday and cuddling little puppies and kittens!