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Vets4Pets Shrewsbury

Meet the Shrewsbury vet team

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Jonathan Benson BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

What is your favourite animal and why?
I like all animals but I am particularly fond of pigs - I spent a year working on a pig farm before training to become a vet.

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Two dogs called Barney and Kiera. Two cats called William and Lucy. Three chickens.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Endless - a Daschund

What is your favourite famous animal?
Pippin (Auntie Mabel's dog) 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Great staff. Modern clean workplace.

 

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Kat Sonely JVP

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
Cats and dogs

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Boston and Eva, both Boston Terriers and Donnie the Cat

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Noggin

What is your favourite famous animal?
Alexander the meerkat.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
All the staff here at Shrewsbury are wonderful and friendly, nice, kind, caring and fun. It feels like a happy place to come to work and our practice is very light and spacious so has a good feeling about it.


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Liz Dawson MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?
Cats, dogs, horses and sheep.

What pets do you have and what are their names?  
A wire haired vizla - Stowford
Four British blue cats - Angel, Bubbles, Icy and Rupert.
Horses - Willow and Misty
Numerous Greyface Dartmoor sheep - all named!
Geese, chickens, ducks & guinea fowl. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
A cat called Dog - always caused confusion.

What is your favourite famous animal?
Black Beauty. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The great team.


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Catriona Benson BVM&S MRCVS

  

Veterinary surgeon

 

What is your favourite animal and why?
Hard to decide, but probably cats. I seem to be building up a collection of different colours... so far I have a tabby, a big black cat, a small black cat, a ginger boy, and a very pretty ginger and white girl. You can never have too many cats, and I don't have a black & white one as yet.....

What pets do you have and what are their names?
2 collies - Timmy and Kiera, five cats (see above!). Plus we keep sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys on our smallholding.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Blue - a ginger cat. (Originally the owners had two ginger cats that they could only tell apart by the colour of their collars....)

What is your favourite famous animal?
Paddington Bear.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Getting to know some of the pets, and their owners, who we see regularly. It's always nice to see the dogs who have been coming here since puppies, pulling their owners across the car park as they're so keen to come and visit us! (perhaps the jar of    biscuits at reception has something to do with that!)


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Anna Wilmot

Veterinary surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?
Favourite animal - really hard to choose, but I think my absolute favourite has to be dogs. When I was 13 I had a real bond with my friend's Jack Russel, Ivy, and it was a combination of her, and my love of all the animals at the riding stables where I spent my weekends and holidays, that made me want to be a vet. I also love cows, sheep, horses and cats!

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a cat, GT (short for Ginger Tom), who came into work as an injured stray 6 years ago. I had to amputate his leg but he seems to have forgiven me for that and has been known to catch a rodent or two! He has a purr you can hear in the next room.

I have a four year old whippet, Rupert, who was bred by a nurse I used to work with. He's a joy, and the perfect dog for me!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Goose, the Cat

What is your favourite famous animal?
Shrek (I hope he counts as an animal?)

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Three C's. Lovely Colleagues, Clients, and high standard of Care.


Joanna Cope

Veterinary Surgeon

 

My main interests revolve around family and home. I am a keen gardener and enjoy cooking with homegrown produce. I am still renovating our house after 20 years- but can see the end (or the beginning again!). I enjoy swimming and cycling

 

What pets do you have at home? I have 4 hens that provide hours of entertainment and eggs!

 

What is your favourite part about working here? Hmmmm. The bright airy clean surgery and good company.
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Nicola Randles

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
Cats because they are mischievous, intelligent and loving

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have two cats called Misty and Garfield

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? Gin and Tonic

What is your favourite famous animal?
Garfield

What's the best, aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The team that I work with.


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Helen Stoneman

Veterinary Surgeon

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Beth Wilkinson

Animal Nursing Assistant

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is the horse because they are kind, very clever and tuned into our emotions. I spent a year working on a showjumping yard in Holland in between school and college.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have a chihuahua called Noel, three cats called Elmo, Fraggle and Munchkin and two horses.

What is your favourite famous animal?
My favourite famous animal is Kermit the Frog

What is the best thing about working for Vets4Pets?
The best aspect of working here is the team I work with- they are all really friendly, kind and helpful. Its just a very happy place to be!


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Emma Pryce

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
I couldn't pick just one, I love them all!

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
Topcat - my horse, Toby - my dog, Percy and Paige - my rabbits.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Itchy Beard


Sabina Richards

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
A dog! I have two at home and they always know how to make me smile. However, I do love horses too. I used to ride every weekend when I was younger.

Do you have any pets and what are their names?
I have a Labrador called Charlie and a Springer Spaniel called Alfie.

What's the best pet name you have come across?
Either Oreo or Jelly Bean - both were tiny dogs.

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Copper, the dog from Fox and the Hound; one of my favourite Disney films.

What's the best thing about working for Vets4Pets?
A friendly team, and meeting lovely pets and their owners.


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Alison O'Brien

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Dogs, for their unconditional love. They are always happy to see you.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
Two dogs - Biscuit, a Labrador/retriever and Pebble, a cavachon. Also a selection of tropical and coldwater fish.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
Pig - a little Jack Russel

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Dory - the fish from Finding Nemo.

What is the best thing about working for Vets4Pets? 
The support of, and working with a great team. Being able to meet so many gorgeous pets and their caring owners.


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Hollie Brotherton

Student Veterinary Nurse

 

What are your interests outside of work?

Horse ridding, dog walking and cooking

 

What pets do you have, names, funny quirks etc?

Dog, Ted, he loves the camera! Horse, Red Hamster, Pie, he likes to hang upside down off the bars of his cage.

 

What do you like most about working for Vets4Pets?

All the staff are very friendly and I have learnt so much whilst being there.

 

What's your favourite part of your job as a receptionist/nurse/vet etc?

It's so rewarding to help the patients and see customers happy with the level of care we give their pets.

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Kristina Jones RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

 

What are your interests outside of work: Countryside walks, horse riding and meeting my Veterinary nursing friends for dog walks.

 

What pets do you have, names, funny quirks etc I have a rescue Labrador called Archie and a cat called Saffie. Archie loves having a fuss and meeting up regularly with his pals on walks, where as Saffie prefers to do her own thing (typical cat).

 

What do you like most about working for Vets4Pets Lovely, friendly team and a great work life balance. The team are always happy to help each other and are very welcoming.

 

Whats your favourite part of your job as a receptionist/nurse/vet etc? My favourite part of my job is anaesthesia and theatre practice. Having worked in a referral practice for nearly four years; I have experienced many interesting anaesthetics such as spinal surgery, MRI scans, laparoscopic spays etc. I really enjoy anaesthesia and looking after your pets whilst there are here with us, and making sure they have the best possible recovery.

 

Anything else about you you would like to share? I am currently studying for my Emergency and Critical Care Certificate. Although we do not regularly see genuine emergencies every day in practice I am hoping to extending my knowledge and understanding of small animal emergency and critical care nursing. So far I am really enjoying the course and learning lots of useful information.
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Steff Griffith

Animal Nursing Assistant

 

What are your interests outside of work? In my spare time I love to read, especially crime novels as I love a good twist in a story! I have also started to teach myself to cook which I have found I really enjoy. I also have 4 dogs which take up the rest of my free time!

 

What pets do you have, names, funny quirks etc? I have 4 Poodles, one standard poodle Ted, and 3 Miniature poodles Vinnie, Aero and Cookie! They all have their own unique personalities, but one thing they all have in common is that they all love to go swimming!

 

What do you like most about working for Vets4Pets? Before I started working for vet4pets I was a client for many years and I was always so impressed by how caring and friendly the team were! Now as an employee of vets4pets I love the fact that the team are so close and friendly, also the team always all work together to achieve the best outcome for their patients

 

Whats your favourite part of your job as a receptionist/nurse/vet etc? 


I love that no day is the same!