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Vets4Pets Newmarket

Meet the Team


Iain Cope BSc(VetSci)Hons BVM&S CertAVP(ZM) MRCVS RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine

Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

Iain Cope graduated in 2006 from Edinburgh University and has worked in mixed, small animal, and exotics and zoo practices. 

He gained his certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2011 and since 2014 is an RCVS recognized Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. 

Iain is the JVP of Vets4Pets Newmarket and is pleased to be able to offer a cat, dog, rabbit and exotic animal practice with the latest equipment and facilities. 

Iain also teaches nurses and veterinary surgeons and talks nationally and internationally. He has been published in peer reviewed veterinary journals and participates on boards and committees. 

Iain owns a tortoise called Matilda and four Leopard Geckos.

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Nora Chimeno Mañas DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Nora joined Vets4Pets Newmarket in January 2017, after qualifying from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2013. Before joining us Nora has previously worked in wildlife rescue centres and in general practice, as well as being a veterinary intern in a referral hospital attending to consultations and surgical procedures.

Nora has a particular interest in wildlife and birds, as well as enjoying dermatology and surgery.

Outside of work Nora spends time running, bird watching and cuddling her two pet rats.

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Sophie Bush BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sophie joined Vets4Pets Newmarket in August 2017 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh. Having grown up around Newmarket she is happy to be back working within her local community. Sophie has a particular interest in cat and dog medicine, but also loves working with the wide range of exotic animals that the practice sees and gained an award at university for being the best student in exotics whilst on rotation.

Sophie is a long-term advocate for animal welfare and conservation, having worked with multiple charities in the past, including a trip to South Africa where she worked alongside a wildlife vet in the fight against rhino poaching.

Outside of work Sophie is a keen Ballroom and Latin American dancer – a great way to have fun and keep fit! At home Sophie is kept busy with her dog, Tia the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, as well as her three cats, Bertie, Millie and Tosca, and her tortoise called Joey!


Sharon Shipway RVN BSc (Hons) PG Dip CABC

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Behaviourist

Sharon began working as a student veterinary nurse in 1997, after working for a few years in an animal sanctuary and pursuing her passion for animals. 

Whilst being a student nurse and working in various first opinion practices in and around Cambridge, Sharon gained a Degree in Animal Behaviour/Environmental Biology and quickly followed it with a post graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling and an advanced diploma in companion animal behaviour therapy. 

After a break to start a family Sharon qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015 and joined Newmarket Vets4Pets in September 2016. 

Sharon runs our behavior and training clinics and takes referrals from other practices. At home Sharon has one crazy neurotic collie called Ralph and two demanding greedy cats called Fraggle and Muppett; as well as two loving time consuming children!


Gemma Fox RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Gemma has been nursing since 2002 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2005 whilst working in a mixed practice. 

Gemma has worked mixed and small animal practices in Surrey, Norfolk and Suffolk, before joining Vets4Pets Newmarket in September 2016. 

Gemma enjoys all aspects of nursing, but in particular anaesthesia, nutrition and exotics nursing. 

Gemma has two crazy Springer Spaniels called Buzz and Nutmeg who keep her on her toes outside of work.

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Emily Grinnell RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Emily qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014, after studying at the College of Animal Welfare in Huntingdon. She has worked in first opinion and referral hospitals around Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, before joining Vets4Pets Newmarket in October 2016. 

Emily loves all aspects of nursing, it giving her a great sense of satisfaction to be able to help, care for and nurse sick animals back to health. 

Emily has a keen interest in anaesthesia, nursing clinics, neonatal care, and nursing exotic patients, and is studying for the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. 

At home Emily has a very handsome kitten called Eric who she hand reared from birth, as well as two naughty Degus called Harvey and Barry.


Amber Mills

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Before Amber joined Vets4Pets in April she gained experience working in a veterinary referral centre, specialising in the neurology and opthamology ward.

Amber loves working with animals, particularly being part of their recovery and assist in nursing them back to being healthy happy pets. I'm very keen to pursue my long term career goal of completing my veterinary nursing qualification and am excited to work towards this.

At home Amber has two crazy Pugs named Millie and Reggie who enjoys being active members of the local dog walking group.



Sam MacAulay

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sam has been nursing for the past 10 years. She is about to embark on her final year studying at The College of West Anglia to become a qualified RVN after having taken time out to have her two children. She has a degree in Animal Behaviour and a keen interest in wildlife after spending a few months in Australia volunteering at a rehabilitation centre for injured wildlife in Perth.


Sam loves all aspects of nursing including medical nursing and nurse clinics where she gets a huge satisfaction and pride interacting and educating clients.


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Head Receptionist

Jess joined Vets4Pets Newmarket in October 2016 as one of the receptionists after spending 10 years in Hospitality. 

Jess is very excited by this change in direction and a chance to follow her dream of working in the animals sector. 

She particularly enjoys meeting all the animals and their owners, and has spent time volunteering with birds of prey and exotic small animals. 

At home Jess has 2 dogs, 7 Chickens and a house rabbit called Hughie.

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Ella joined Vets4Pets Newmarket in October 2016 as a receptionist and loves seeing all of the different patients that visit, especially when they leave feeling better, seeing an animal go from illness right through to recovery. She likes being part of the friendly and welcoming team at the vets.

Ella studied for a National Diploma in Animal Management after finishing school, and finished studying as a veterinary nursing assistant in June 2017. Ella has a keen interest in cats and would like to complete her veterinary nursing and go on to specialise in feline clinics in the future.

Out of work Ella lives with her partner and a clowder of cats!

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Nadine joined Vets4Pets Newmarket as a receptionist in September 2017 and is very excited to be part of the team. Nadine loves all types of animals and is looking forward to meeting all the different species and clients that come into the practice to visit us.

At home Nadine is kept busy with her daughter, her chickens and her Bulldog called Albert.