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Vets4Pets Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Meet the Newcastle-upon-Tyne vet team

Newcastle Veterinary Surgeon Corinne Verrycken

Corinne Verrycken

Veterinary Surgeon (JVP)

What is your favourite animal and why?
Cats: they are beautiful, I adore them and I get on extremely well with them. People say I am a cat whisperer. Also horses have been a passion since I was little. I've always had a pony and then horses. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
2 Cats : Smudge and Rouky who I rescued from the Pyrrenean mountains 10 years ago. A dog called Bessie a german shepherd who I adopted as a failed police dog. 3 Horses: Nemo , Notti and Blue eyed Biscuit A highland cow called Rusty and 30 sheep! 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Lucifer a black bengal cat 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Black Beauty


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Heidi Laing

Client Service Manager

Favourite animal and why: I love dogs and how affectionate and loyal they are. I also love dolphins as they are beautiful and very intelligent.

 

What pets do you have and what are their names: Our family dog was called Lassie, we had her from when she was 6 weeks old until we sadly lost her at the age of 16 a few year ago.

 

What is the best pet’s name you have ever come across? The most unusual is a Rough Collie called 'Burnt Toast', very funny.

 

What is your favourite famous animal? I love Hooch from the film Turner and Hooch, but also always loved Flipper the Dolphin.

 

What is the best thing about working at vets4pets? Building relationships with our clients and patients. I love meeting the puppies and kittens when they are just small and seeing them grow up, you get to know them well. Also I love working with an amazing team everyday.

 

Something interesting about yourself: I have took part in high profile races such as the Great North Run and Race for life. I have also organised charity events and bucket collections all to help raise money for various charities.

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Holly Short

Receptionist

Favourite animal and why? My favourite animal would be a dog because they are loving, loyal and full of personality

 

What pets do you have and what are their names? I have two miniature schnauzers named Jasper and Tilly and a cat called Tiger.

 

What is the best pet’s name you have ever come across? Rivver the cocker spaniel.

 

What is your favourite animal? Willy from Free Willy

 

What is the best thing about working for vets4pets? Meeting all of the adorable animals, especially the puppies and seeing them grow up.

 

Something interesting about yourself: I took part in the Race for Life and raised money for cancer research. I also took part in the Alzheimer’s memory walk with my family and our dog to raise money and awareness to support a charity which is close to my heart.
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Helen Murray

Practice Manager

Favourite animal? Guinea pigs I love how sociable they are with each other and their owners

 

What pets do you have and what are their names? I have a Cockerpoo called Belle.

 

What is the best pet’s name you have ever come across? I had a guinea pig called Ali G (G for guinea)

 

What is your favourite famous animal? Lassie

 

What is the best thing about working for vets4pets? I’m loving working with the team, meeting clients and supporting the delivery of excellent care of their pets.

 

Something interesting about yourself: I have a background in commercial banking but I have many varied fields of work including being a horticulture lecturer and garden designer and running my own ed-tech business for 8 years. Outside of work I love gardening, playing tennis and going for long walks with my dog.

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Lorna Mitchell

Receptionist 

 

Favourite animal and why? Dogs, they are so full of energy, happy and have great personalities whilst giving you unconditional love and loyalty

 

What pets do you have and what are their names? I have a Boston Terrier called Burt.

 

What is the best pet’s name you have ever come across? Starsky, who was my brother’s guinea pig.

 

What is your favourite famous animal? Animal, from the Muppets, however he is a puppet!

 

What is the best thing about working for vets4pets? Every day is different and there’s always something new to learn. The best part is all the animals that visit the practice, big and small. Something interesting about yourself

 

I am a qualified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. I worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years in various roles and continue to train each week as the gym is my place for time out and I always enjoy finding out about new trends in fitness and nutrition.

Rachel Stevens

Head Veterinary Nurse

Favourite animal and why:Dogs : So loyal and full of life, never a dull day with a dog around. Truly mans best friend!

 

What pets do you have and what are their names: I have 2 rescue dogs, Elvis, a Border Collie and Cash, a Lurcher - active breeds which need a lot of exercise!

 

What is the best pet’s name you have ever come across?Mr Sausage – the name of a Daschund, so appropriate.

 

What is your favourite famous animal? Hooch from Turner and Hooch, the film.I think this is where my interest of canine behaviour first started!

 

What is the best thing about working at Vets4Pets? There are a few best things, firstly, as a nurse you get the opportunity to interact with the clients and their pets. Secondly , there is such a wide variety of species that come through our door with differing medical and surgical cases – it keeps the job so interesting. Lastly, having the support of my colleagues provides the ideal opportunity for career progression.

 

Something interesting about yourself: I’ve not only nursed in the UK but also in Dubai and Thailand. I’m currently working towards a diploma in canine psychology and behaviour

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Ellie McIver

Veterinary Nurse

Favourite animal and why:I love wire haired Hungarian Vizlas, my family breed then – they are beautiful dogs , both nature and looks!!

 

What pets do you have and what are their names: An old moggy called Sophie, my family have several outdoor cat waif and strays.

 

What is the best pet’s name you have ever come across? Scooby Doo, or Scoobert Doobert which was his full name. I also like Corky!

 

What is your favourite famous animal? Eddie from Fraser!

 

What is the best thing about working at Vets4Pets? Friendly pets and their humans.

 

Something interesting about yourself: I am very creative and love painting doggy portraits for friends and even commission.