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Vets4Pets Poole

Meet the Poole vet team

Jo Reynolds BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

 I qualified at Liverpool University in 1997. After a couple of years working on the Wirral I relocated to Dorset and worked in several local practices. In 2003 I took the plunge and opened my own practice on Ashley Road and 14 years later am very proud of the quality service offered by the whole team at Poole Vets4Pets. 

I have over 20 years’ experience in veterinary medicine and my special interests include skin conditions and all types of surgery. I live locally with my vet husband, two young children, a black Labrador and two extremely fluffy rescue cats from Margaret Green Animal Rescue. 


Dr Victoria Hutchison BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

 Hello! My name is Tori and I joined Vets4Pets in October 2016. I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and have been working in small animal practice ever since. My professional interests include internal medicine, imaging, clinical nutrition and dentistry.  

I have a teeny tiny dog called Maya who comes to work with me every day and I really enjoy taking her for walks along the beach and around Bournemouth. I am an active member of my local church and I also love running, cross-training and swimming. I balance my love of exercise with a healthy love of baking and I keep my colleagues supplied with freshly baked goodies as much as possible!. 


Dr Alexandra Allison BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

 I graduated from Nottingham University in 2013 and joined V4P Poole in early 2015 after working in a small animal practice in Salisbury and travelling in Australia. I started an MSc in One Health in September 2016 and so I’m now working part time here at Vets4Pets Poole. My particular interests include dermatology and soft tissue surgery. I have a rescue cat called Mozart, Earl of Blandford, who is much loved! 



Joanna Bott FdSc DipVN RVN MBVNA

Head Nurse

 I have been in practice since 2004 and joined the team at Poole in October 2015. My interests lie in diagnostic imaging and laboratory based medicine. I am also currently studying for a Certificate in Canine/Feline Clinical Nutrition. In my spare time I enjoying climbing and running. I have a very spoilt rescue cat called Coral.  



Karen James RVN

Head Nurse

 I joined the practice when it first opened in 2003. I have 3 Shetland Sheepdogs which I compete in agility and have competed at many major finals such as Cruft’s and Olympia. I have a particular interest in dog training and behaviour. I now work part time as I have 2 small children too!  



Emily Bartlett DipVN RVN

Veterinary Nurse

 I have been nursing since 2012 alongside a lovely team of colleagues, and recently qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2017. I have a keen interest in medical nursing and emergency and critical care. Both give me one on one time with patients and enable me to get to know more about the patient’s personalities and personal quirks whilst in the hospital with us. 

I love being able to provide care to patients enabling me to observe their personal improvements overtime. I have two Staffordshire Bull Terriers called Kano and Millie who both enjoy a fuss with lots of kisses and long cuddles.  



Hayley Somerville RVN

Veterinary Nurse

 My first job as a student veterinary nurse was in 1998, fresh from school! I went on to complete my training to qualify as a veterinary nurse and then joined the register of veterinary nurses as an RVN in 2005. 

I love my job and all aspects of nursing but especially enjoy laboratory work and surgical nursing. When I am not at work looking after patients I am at home looking after my two children and our adopted cats Mr Jones and Little Miss.  



Sarah Young RVN

Veterinary Nurse

 I began working in veterinary practice in 2002, and I qualified and registered as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. I started working at Vets4Pets in 2014. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but have particular interest in surgical, medical and critical care nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, and am kept very busy looking after my two children. I have a cat called Harry, who is notorious amongst my colleagues for being quite a feisty character!  





Jenny Marjason SVN

Student Veterinary Nurse

 I have been at this practice since 2014 and am currently studying veterinary nursing, hoping to qualify in 2019. I love working with animals and helping both patients and clients with their needs. At home I have a flat coat retriever called Bracken, a cat called Coby & 2 guinea pigs! 

Outside of work I love spending time with family & friends, walking the dog and particularly coaching taekwondo! Anything which gets my adrenaline going excites me, for example fly boarding or parachute jumping! 

I look forward to meeting you all and your lovely pets!  



Emily Pearce

Animal Care Assistant

 I joined Vets4Pets in June 2017 after volunteering for 2 years in the veterinary industry as I decided to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. In August 2017 I became a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant after studying for a year at the Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my 3 dogs at the beach and wildlife photography. 

Georgia Lowe BA (Hons)

Animal Care Assistant/Receptionist

 I started working for Vets4Pets in June 2017 as an animal care assistant and receptionist. I love being part of the team here and am really looking forward to the possibility of training to become a veterinary nurse in the future. I enjoy meeting all of our lovely clients and building relationships with them all and their fur babies. 

I am originally from Kent and have also lived in Australia prior to starting here. I’m enjoying living so close to the ocean and so many lovely beaches! Outside of work my hobbies include playing football and exploring the Jurassic coast!  

Olivia Fruhmann FdSc


 I joined the Vets4Pets team in June 2017 and since then have loved meeting everyone’s pets and getting to know our clients. I have always been fond of dogs and enjoy spending time with my rescue dog Benji. Being part of such a friendly & supportive team is rewarding and I look forward to welcoming you to the practice in the near future.  

Vivienne Laurenson RVN


 I have worked at this practice since 2008 and I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012. I now work mainly on reception which I thoroughly enjoy as I get to meet all of our clients and their pets. I have my own little dog Alfie, who is now 6 years old. 

Gemma Laurenson BSc (Hons)

Practice Manager

 I am the Practice Manager and have worked here since 2014. I started as an Animal Care Assistant and love being in a practice surrounded by such a great team and an environment where every day is different. I previously graduated with a degree in Psychology and have recently completed a Level 3 Leadership and Management qualification specifically relating to the veterinary industry.