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Vets4Pets Southport

Meet the team

Widnes Vets4Pets Christine

Christine Topolski RVN A1 V1 DipFN (wt) 

Joint Venture Partner & Head Veterinary Nurse

I’m Christine and I have worked in small animal practice for almost 20 years. I am enjoying my new venture at Vets4Pets Southport.

I have also started my International Society of Feline Medicine Diploma as I have a keen interest in this area and have already achieved my foundation units.

In my spare time, I enjoy family walks with my rescue Rottweiler, Lola. Unfortunately, she is a little old for the sand dunes now so you may have seen her occasionally in and around Southport sporting her three wheeler pram after a wee stroll along the beach. We have also taken in a very cute little tortoiseshell cat that was found dumped in a cement mixer. She has now been fed up, given lots of TLC and is now appropriately called Tia Chunks.


Widnes Vets4Pets Robyn

Robyn Mcilwrath RVN

Joint Venture Partner and Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi, my name is Robyn!

I grew up in Liverpool and achieved my qualification as a veterinary nurse in 2012. Since then I have worked with small animals and exotic pets. 

Being a veterinary nurse is a very rewarding career, I particularly enjoy nurse clinics. This gives me the opportunity of getting to know patients and clients very well. 

I have two cheeky guinea pigs called Buddy and Happy. They are both indoor pigs and love their home comforts. I have been given the name “Crazy Guinea Pig Lady” which I love.

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Maria Bonczak MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, my name is Maria! I've graduated from Lublin University of Life Sciences in 2013. 

Since then I've been working as a veterinary surgeon in several veterinary practices, mostly with small animals. My specific professional interests include internal medicine of dogs and cats and surgery. 

I'm delighted to become a part of Vets4Pets team and I really enjoy living in beautiful Lancashire. After work I like to spend time with my family and friends. I like socialising with my friends, watching horror films, travelling and cooking!

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Michal Kolominski MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, my name is Michal. I am a Veterinary Surgeon. In 2012 I graduated from the University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin, Poland. There I worked in a veterinary practice for two years. In 2014 I moved to the UK. I spent the last couple of years working for a very busy animal rescue charity in London.

At present I am a part of Vets4Pets team and I enjoy living in beautiful Southport. My specific professional interests include ultrasound, radiology and surgery.

Outside of work I like going for long walks with my wife, playing tennis and exploring new parts of England such as national parks and seaside towns.

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Nicky Brew

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Nicky. I started in practice in '97 and was given the opportunity to study and qualify as a RVN. I became a locum RVN, travelling around the NW covering staff shortages within a variety of Veterinary Hospitals, University and Referral centres, which I have done for the last 10 years. I’m now looking forward to becoming part of the Vets4Pets team here in Southport.

My particular area of interest is in 'pet behaviour' and I have recently started to study medications that affect pet behaviour and I’m hoping to expand and develop my knowledge in this area.

I am a widowed parent of three children - adult children who are all busy with hobbies, so I’m finding spare time to fit in some extra study. We have a young hooligan cat called Rae, he’s very spoilt and very mischievous!!


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Head Receptionist

Hello I’m Andy, one of Southport’s Vets4Pets new receptionists. I have worked alongside Vets4Pets and Pets at Home for the past 3 years. I love working with people and all animals and I am looking forward to helping the team make you and your pets feel welcome with us. 

In my spare time I enjoy family time out with our rescue dog “Lola” and rescue cat "Chunks". I also enjoy running and regularly take part in 10k runs.

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Hi, I'm Kelly. I am new to the Vets4Pets family after having worked in Pets at Home for a year and a half. I'm excited to join the fabulous team at Southport/Widnes and to meet you and all of your lovely pets! 

Outside of work you will usually find me running around after my son and our dog, Duchess! 

In my spare time I enjoy photography and socialising with my friends and family. At home we have a crazy Patterdale Terrier, Duchess who is my absolute best friend and a Leopard Gecko, called Sansa, who likes sitting on my son's shoulder to watch TV!