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Vets4Pets Oadby

Meet the Oadby vet team

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Amie Hanks

Head Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Partner

Joined the Practice in 2010.

I qualified from the RVC in 2007 gaining my BVetMed MRCVS. In 2010 I gained a Certificate in Animal Behaviour, in 2011 I completed a Foundation Course in Veterinary Acupuncture and in 2016 I also completed my PgC in Small Animal Surgery. 

I live near Market Harborough, am married to Ben and currently have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits and a horse. 

I genuinely enjoy the variety that working in general practice brings along with the additional challenges of running a busy clinic. However, my passion lies in operating so any complex and weird and wonderful surgery and I'm in my element!

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Jackie Howell

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Partner

I was born and grew up on my family’s Dairy Farm, working with animals was the only career I ever considered doing. I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1987 and went to work in a mixed practice in Coalville where I stayed for 16 years with a few year's break at different practices.

In 2003 I went to a meeting with the newly formed Vets4Pets recruitment team and liked the fresh ideas that they had for Companion animal practice. I opened Oadby Vets4Pets in 2004 with 2 colleagues and no clients but the practice soon grew and now I have a great partner in Amie Hanks and we have 14 colleagues working with us providing the best care we can for over 8000 patients

I have been married to Glyn for 15 years and we have moved back to my family farm in Northamptonshire after my father died to keep my mother company. I have 5 dogs, 3 step children and 4 grandchildren.

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Paula Darker

Veterinary Surgeon

Qualifications: BVMS, MRCVS.

Joined the Practice in 2013.

I am married with 2 young boys, 1 cat, 2 gerbils and 2 fish.

I love most things about my job but I probably lean more towards medicine, in particular Cardiology and Endocrinology.

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Jo Large

Veterinary Surgeon

Qualifications: MRCVS.

Joined the Practice in 2013.

I live with my partner, 2 naughty torties, a bunny and some fish. I enjoy playing the piano, supporting Norwich City football club (someone has to!) and socialising with family and friends.

My main interests are in small animal medicine and I am about to start studying towards a postgraduate certificate in this area.

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Amy Parr

Veterinary Surgeon

Qualifications: EVSC MRCVS.

Joined the Practice in 2016.

On my days off or weekends I like cooking & baking. I enjoy long walks with the family dog in the country and the evening are spent socialising with friends and family.

As a newly qualified vet I am still enjoying all aspects of small animal practice. At university I was very interested in anaesthesia so this might be something I look to gain a further qualification in, in the future.

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Practice Manager

Qualifications: ANA and Distinction in animal care.

Joined the Practice in 2007.

I live at home with my husband and have a grown up son that lives in London. We have two furry children that meow. If I'm not at work I can be found down the gym. I enjoy socialising with family and friends and pottering in the garden. Love to learn new things.

No two days are the same in my job so it is very varied. I like to turn my hand to anything so I am very versatile in the practice to assisting with procedures to hoovering. Really enjoy working in this team as they are like my second family and all bring different attributes to the challenges of the day. I look forward to many more years with this growing practice and learning along the way.

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Leah Reeve

Registered Head Veterinary Nurse

Qualifications: RVN, Pet Health Councillor.

Joined the Practice in 2007.

I live with my two gorgeous cats Max and Paddy Oh and my husband Jay, I enjoy Pilates and running-generally keeping fit. I love spending time with family and friends socialising.

I love every part of my job and I cannot say that I have a particular interest in just one area but I do love consultations and being able to help clients with any problems they may have with their pets. My priority is making sure that all of our in-patients are cared for to the highest standards on a daily basis.


Amrit Kaur Mahal

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing

Been in practice: 2018

About me: I currently own a bunny called Smooch and recently had a new addition to the family a rottie puppy called Jake. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with the family and travelling.

Areas of interest: I’ve been nursing for a few years, doing a mixture of referral and first opinion work and I enjoy all aspects of it. I have a keen interest in medicine in particular nutrition and inpatient care. I am hoping to further my knowledge in the future by gaining a certificate in nutrition.

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Andrea Gillibrand

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Qualifications: Veterinary Nursing NVQ level 3.

Joined the Practice in 2004.

I'm married with 2 children aged 9 and 6 and have an 8 month old Bedlington terrier. I enjoy travel, live music events and dining out.

I enjoy all aspects of being a veterinary nurse and just working in a fun happy team and looking after some fantastic patients is enough.

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Maria Sanderson


Qualifications: Animal first aid.

Joined the Practice in 2012.

I have two grown up children and have a lodger that looks after my garden tortoise for me. I really enjoy going to the theatre with family and friends.

I love the variety of work that each day brings to the practice. We have a lovely working atmosphere with colleagues and good relationships with the clients and their pets. I feel most rewarded when a poorly pet goes home better.

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Cerys Johnson


Qualifications: City and guilds Level 3 diploma in animal care and animal management,certificate in anatomy of dog grooming and city and guilds Level 3 introductory in Dog grooming and working towards my diploma.

Joined the Practice in 2017.

I've just recently moved up to Leicester to be with family after living in Bournemouth most of my life. I've also had a keen interest in animal ever since I was little as my dad is a farrier. At home we have 3 dogs, two Labradors called Betty and Ollie and a schnoodle called Mac. I've been lucky enough to do 2 weeks work experience at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire which I really enjoyed and joined knowledge. Before working at vets4pets I worked in a groomers for nearly 4 years and got my qualification and now I working towards a higher one.

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Part-time Receptionist

Qualifications: NVQ level 2 customer service.

Joined the Practice in 2018.

I live at home with my 2 cats Bert and Ivy , my dog Millie and Husband. We enjoy taking Millie for nice walks. Love to cuddle up with Bert and Ivy. I have worked as a vet receptionist now for a total of 5 years.

Areas of interest: My furbabies. Animal behaviour. Crafting I like to sew even though I’m not very good;) DIY love to make things from pallets….. love power tools so any form of DIY.


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Michelle Wrathall

Part-time Receptionist

Qualifications: Petplan health advisor.

Joined the Practice in 2010.

I live locally with my husband, son and "fur" daughter (ginger ninja cocker spaniel Sandy!!)

I love all our furry customers! Especially FERRETS! We do not get that many in so I always give them a special ferrety fuss when we do.

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James Wilkinson

Kennel Assistant

Qualifications:Distinction LVL3 Diploma in Animal Management and I am the VCA at the practice and help assist the nurses and vets with daily routine jobs and tasks. I have lived in Leicester my whole life and I have just recently got a new house with my partner of over 3 years. We are currently on the hunt for a little furry addition to our family (which won’t be too long). I have always been very passionate about improving an animal’s quality of life and insuring they receive the best care they can get. I worked for the RSPCA for 7 years before joining the Vets4Pets team. In my own time l enjoy watching horror movies and documentaries at home but I am also a very sociable person and spend most of my days off out and about. I am extremely excited to be the first fully employed male to join the Oadby Vets 4 Pets team to further my 10 years’ experience. I am truly honoured and grateful to be working with such a hard working team.

Areas of interest: Complex surgeries and recovery of the patients. Also ultra sound scanning I find of interest.