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Meet The Maldon Vet Team | Vets4Pets
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Vets4Pets Maldon

Meet the Maldon vet team

Maldon Vets4Pets Katharine Sewell

Katharine Sewell

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2008, I have worked in a few locations around my home county of Essex. I started with traditional mixed animal practice in Harlow (everything from small furries, cats and dogs to pigs, goats, cows and horses!) before deciding to concentrate on small animals. I spent almost four years working with pets in Tiptree before joining the Vets4Pets Braintree team in April 2014 and now running Vets4Pets Maldon.

Clinically I enjoy surgery, and the challenges and rewards that this discipline provides. I also like working with small mammals, with a particular soft spot for ferrets.

Outside of work I am very keen on martial arts, and make the time to train several times a week. At home I have a cat, Elsie, who is always very badly behaved whenever she needs to come into the clinic!

Samantha Baker

Samantha Baker

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

Having originally trained in New Zealand, I graduated from Massey University in 1995 and have been practising in the UK since 1998. I have worked in Essex for the last 7 years and most recently had the pleasure of opening Vets4Pets in Braintree.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far, during which time I have developed a passion for canine and feline medicine and therapeutics and a great enthusiasm for working with small furries (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters…).

At home I have two cats - Jack (my hand-reared orphan) and Tom (my rescue cat) - as well as Mr D (my ‘3-incisored’ orphan guinea pig) and Martha my Syrian hamster.

When not at work, I enjoy the outdoors, rock music, theatre, cinema and travel.

I am looking forward to working with Katharine and our fabulous team in Maldon, some of whom I have worked closely with before, to build a practice where clients and their pets can be assured of receiving the best level of both clinical and customer care.

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William Lewis

Veterinary Surgeon

Growing up in South Africa I always wanted to work with animals. As a youngster I kept all the usual small mammals and fish and also had a large collection of birds. Holidays were spent working at the local Pet Shop or at Horse Stud farms.

I graduated in 1988 in South Africa and after 2 years Military Service I started work in small animal practice.

I moved to the UK in 1993 and have worked in a number of small animal practices in Woolwich, Acton, Leamington Spa, Wickford, Upminster and Brentwood.

Two of the practices were run by Exotics specialists, and I obtained my Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2003. Whilst I enjoy seeing all pets, a large proportion of my time is spent in practice with exotic pets from hamsters to alligators, rabbits to parrots and even the unusual pets like raccoons, raccoon dogs, skunks, sugar gliders as well as snakes and lizards. I have also been lucky enough to work with lions and elephants.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and have written chapters in 3 textbooks, published a number of articles and have lectured extensively both in the UK, Ireland, Latvia and the Czech Republic. I teach Exotics to students at Universities in London and Cambridge and teach MSc students at London Zoo how to neuter Lizards.

In my spare time my 3 daughters keep me busy. My wife and I take part in triathlon and marathon running. We have completed 6 Marathons and 3 Ironman Triathlons in the past 3 years. The last member of our family is Sammy - our lovely cat who came with my wife from South Africa.

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Alexandru Lataretu

Veterinary Surgeon

Pets have always been an important part of my life and I have enjoyed their company since I was a child growing up in Bucharest, Romania.

I graduated and gained my veterinary degree in 2010 in Bucharest and also completed a PHD in fish welfare in both Romania and Austria.

I have been in practice since graduation and have been doing so in the UK since 2014. I thoroughly enjoy small animal practice, working with cats, dogs, exotics and even the occasional fish! I have a special interest in medicine and ultrasonography and am looking forward to further developing and specializing in this field.

Outside of work I enjoy country walks and cycling with my wife and our corgi Ruby who won’t be left out!

Maldon Vets4Pets Philippa Cooper

Philippa Cooper

Head Veterinary Nurse

From as young as I can remember, I have always wanted to work with animals. I filled my summer holidays from the age of 11 working in pet shops, kennels and catteries and helping out at rescue homes, until I was old enough to start my Veterinary Nursing course at Writtle College when I was 17.

I qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2011, and since then have worked in mixed animal practices in Essex.

I love all aspects of nursing and have a particular interest in emergency nursing, nurse clinics and keeping my working environment clean and organised. I am really looking forward to the challenge of being involved in the opening of a brand new surgery and making it a success.

I live in Chelmsford with my husband, 2 dogs – Lolly and Brody and my hamster Rodney; in my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends, dog walking and going to the gym..

Maldon Vets4Pets Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood

Veterinary Nurse

Having always wanted to pursue a career as a Veterinary Nurse, I started nursing in 2009 and I attended Writtle College to complete my NVQ Level 2 Veterinary Care Assistant course. This allowed me to progress onto level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at the College of Animal Welfare where I qualified in the summer of 2013.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing, especially feline behaviour, taking care and nursing the patient; I enjoy running nurse clinics offering support and advice on routine preventative treatment and diet.

I am a member of the British veterinary Nursing Association and attend as many local CPD events as possible. I plan to attend further courses on feline behaviour and fluid therapy treatment, as this is another keen interest of mine.

I have a ten year old cat called Alfie, he is a very sensitive little character and isn't too fond of sharing his territory! In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, camping, bike rides and travelling.

Maldon Vets4Pets Melanie O'Sullivan

Melanie O'Sullivan

Veterinary Nurse

Since I was a little girl I always knew I wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse! My first experience of nursing was when I was lucky enough to get a placement for work experience and I loved it from then onwards. I went to college in Berkshire for placement blocks and worked in practice as a student veterinary nurse. I qualified in 2000 and have been lucky to work in a range of small animal practices in Buckinghamshire where I lived.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing; in particular I enjoy coaching student veterinary nurses and nurse consultations. In the future I would like to study my Advance Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Outside of work I am a busy mum of two! I recently moved back to my home county of Essex and live here with my family, including our three year old domestic ginger cat called Bosco. I really enjoy going for meals out with my husband and going on fun days out with my children. My daughter is very like Mummy and is an animal lover too!

Maldon Vets4Pets Jo-anne Schultz

Jo Schultz

Veterinary Care Assistant & Receptionist

Animals have always been a huge part of my life and I was lucky enough to have parents that encouraged my passion. I was always surrounded by animals from an early age (before I could even walk!) and my favourite companion was a blind Border Collie. I also owned various small furries, which I cared for by myself as my mum was terrified of them.

My childhood dream came true at the age of 10 when I was privileged enough to own the most beautiful Pony, whom I spent 15 wonderful years with. We competed at Show Jumping and Cross country before his old age parted us. I then went on to rescue a Thoroughbred, whom I nurtured back to health, and again spent many happy years together.

I have since got married and had a gorgeous son, who also seems to have his mummy's love of animals. We now have two rescued Guinea pigs, brothers Billy and Bertie.

Working in a veterinary practice and meeting people and their beloved pets is very rewarding and I am very happy to be part of this new adventure.

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Lizi Langley


Over my life I have never gone long without having some kind of small animal as part of the family. From gerbils called Bubble & Squeek, a Dog called Toby and 2 Budgies, Phil and Lil to Guinea Pigs and Rabbits.

My life took a different path and I did not think of working with animals until recently, when I met Mel who works as a Veterinary Nurse here at Vets4Pets. I became a Receptionist at VetsNow Emergency vets where I thoroughly enjoyed working with both the animals and the team. I prefer to work within a practice as you get to know the clients and the animals and build good relations.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner and my daughter who is 8 and loves animals and would like to work with animals, especially Giraffes.

We have a 19 year old cat called Stanley, who we refer to as a Sampoody Tiger and a mad but lovable Labradoodle, Lulu. We have also fostered Labradoodles and Goldendoodles from the Labradoodle Society until they could be found a forever home.

Within the first week of working at Vets4Pets we adopted a beautiful Black Rabbit called Gizmo who lives as an indoor Rabbit and cuddles up with Stanley and Lulu.

Helen Hibbs Maldon

Helen Hibbs


Despite not coming from an animal orientated family, I have loved animals ever since I was small. Over the course of my life so far, I have probably looked after most types at one time or another. Through my late teenage years and early twenties, I owned a lovely part thoroughbred horse, which I bred myself and I was there when she was born. We had a very close bond and she acted more like a dog than a horse.

Then came babies; a son, followed by twin daughters, one of whom is now a Vet Nurse. Her one year old daughter really loves animals too, so it seems to run in the family!

I now have three rescue dogs - Fern, a 15 year old Border Collie, together with Peggy and Jazz, two mischievous terries whom I love to walk with my partner. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with all my family.