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Vets4Pets Stockport

Meet the Stockport Vet team

Kobus Rautenbach MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa. Upon graduation I was invited to consider joining the faculty pathology department but decided to peruse other decisions at that stage. I took up a post at the medical university of South Africa and eventually moved to Cape Town. I also worked for a period of 5 years as a veterinarian at a very busy after hour’s emergency clinic in Johannesburg while holding a full time position as a small animal clinician in a private practice as well.

I joined Vets4Pets as a locum Vet for set contract periods while still dividing time between London and South Africa. I also worked for Goddard Veterinary groups, based in London. It was working in Stockport, that Sharon and I decided to become Joint Venture Partners and base us permanently in Manchester.  I also enjoy all aspects of both medical and surgical modalities and along with the strong team at Stockport, we aim to provide care to our clients and patients of the highest standard.

Sharon Blundell 

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Nurse

Sharon has been qualified since 1990 but nursing for almost twenty five years! She has been a partner in the practice since Vets4Pets Stockport opened eight years ago. As well as nursing, she also has taught and trained student veterinary nurses, gaining a teaching qualification in 1995 at university in London, whilst still working in a busy small animal and exotic practice. Sharon has a particular interest in rabbits and feline medicine. In her spare time she likes hiking, cooking, travelling, spending time with family and friends and looking after her two cats Albert and Betty and Rosie, the hamster.

Jack Ferrario  

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

John-Michael Maloney 

Joint Venture Partner and Practice Manager

John started working for Companion Care now known as Vets4Pets part-time in January 2006 while studying for a diploma in Business and personnel. After graduating he became a full time employee and has never looked back since.He started out as a receptionist which quickly changed to the Practice Manager. Since then he has now became one of the Joint Venture Partners.

His hobbies include watching sports, playing pool and socialising with friends. He currently has 4 pets, Freya the fluffy cat, Logan the cheeky cat, Wilson the wild dog and Maddie blue eyes a beautiful bulldog.

Alex Murray

Veterinary Surgeon


Claire Piller

Veterinary Surgeon


Ramona Cana

Veterinary Surgeon

Ramona joined Vets4Pets in October 2018 where she started her Internship program. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Romania. Her passion for pets and the desire to learn and develop herself made her choose to move to England.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend going for long walks usually outside Manchester an enjoys watching movies.


Jessica Livingstone

Veterinary Nurse

Jessica started working at Vets4Pets in 2010 as a receptionist but then started to study veterinary nursing in 2014. She is now a fully qualified veterinary nurse and loves her job.

She has a little dog named Toby and a fluffy cat called Pumba Pie. In her spare time she loves to escape to the hills on her Mountain bike.


Sophie Chisholm

Veterinary Nurse

Sophie started working at Vets4Pets in 2018 and is now a fully qualified nurse. She has always had a huge passion for animals and loves spending time with her two beautiful dogs called Jessica and Fez.

In her spare time she enjoys going to her local gym and walking the dogs.

Jolene Musk

Veterinary Nurse

Jolene qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1999 and has been working for Companion Care Stockport for over seven years. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing but finds weight clinics, particularly satisfying as she can advise owners of how to help their pets lose weight. Jolene has a crazy and very loud cat called Phoenix who she adopted three years ago after being brought into work injured and a stray. Jolene has also recently started to learn the guitar.

Georgina Turner 

Veterinary Nurse

Georgina joined the team in 2008 , when she graduated from the Royal Veterinary College , London with a BSC (Hons) in Veterinary nursing. Prior to this, during her training, she worked in a variety of different practices including charity , referral and small animal practice.

Georgina has a particular interest in theatre and anaesthesia, but loved the variety of the role and caring for animals of all shapes and sizes Outside of work Georgina enjoys family days with her husband and children, Faith and Zachary and walking Clive her Labrador.

Samantha Haigh

Veterinary Nurse

Sam is a registered Veterinary Nurse at Vets4Pets who started out at Stockport in 2008 as an Axillary nurse. She has always had a passion for animals and started her journey by completing a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management. She then went on too gain a Diploma in health and social sciences at University. Sam was very proud to reach her goal of qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in 2012.

Sam took a break from Nursing in 2014 to look after her daughter Esme. She was glad to come back to work to join a growing team and nurse again. She has a particular interest in Anaesthesia.

She has a soft spot for Staffordshire Bull Terries and Bull breeds who often get a bad reputation. Sam has recently rescued Anakin and welcomed him into her family who is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, he has settled in well


Georgina Higginson

Axillary Nurse

Georgina has worked at Vets4Pets since January 2017. She started as a receptionist but plans to study to be a Veterinary Nurse. She has completed a course in Veterinary care whilst she has been here. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs Ruben and Sasha and she also enjoys spending quality time with her family.


Harriet Gilmour

Axillary Nurse

Harriet joined Vets4pets in September 2018 and has been enjoying her time working alongside the team and learning something new everyday. She has always loved animals and hopes to always work beside them.

At home Harriet has three dogs called Shirley, Margret and Flo. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling to different countries and attending festivals and gigs.



Alice Denton 

Auxiliary Nurse 

Alice started working at Vets4Pets in April 2017. Since starting she has completed a Veterinary care assistant course and plans to study Veterinary Nursing to become a qualified nurse.

She has a rescue dog named Toby who was rescued from the Dogs Trust who is cheeky and funny. In her spare time she enjoys going to gigs and has a passion for photography.


Kelly Gibson

Head Receptionist

Kelly has been working at Vets4Pets on reception since July 2014. She has always had a passion for animals and when she was offered the opportunity to work at Vets4Pets she was hugely surprised and excited. Her original plan was to go on and do a course in veterinary nursing but as time has gone on she has progressed in her reception role and enjoys working with the reception team. She has great organisation skills and feels she couldn’t do anything else now. Every day is different at Vets4Pets and she enjoys learning something each day.

Since Kelly was little she has had a huge passion for horses and hopes one day to own one of her own. She spent many years growing up on the farm and spending lots of time with friend’s horses. She learnt to ride at many different schools over the years.

She is surprisingly allergic to cats but she does not let this stop her working in the Veterinary Industry.

In her spare time she loves to get outdoors and run and spends time at her local gym. She also loves to travel to different countries to see the world.


Sue Ivory


Sue started working as a receptionist at Vets4Pets in September 2018. Sue enjoys working within a team and feels as though she has fit in to the team well from the start. Sue owns a diabetic cat that costs her a fortune!! Sue enjoys gardening and spending time with her family. Whenever she can she takes breaks in St Ives and Trearddur Bay.


Luke Lloyd


Luke started working at Vets4Pets in June 2018. He has a passion for animals and when the opportunity at vets4pets came along, he grabbed it with both hands, since then he has never looked back and fitted in well with the team. While Luke has been at Vets4Pets he adopted a stray cat that was brought into the surgery which Kobus Named Philip Scofield (after the ginger one on the advert) and he has kept the name. In His spare time he likes to spend time with his girlfriend Ellie going out for meals and trips to Wales.


Karen Teasdale 


Karen started working at Vets4Pets in October 2008 when we were know as Companion Care. Karen has since completed her Animal Nursing Assistant but has remained front of house as a receptionist. One day she hopes to complete a course in Veterinary nursing which is her dream job.

Karen loves all animals and has a Labrador collie cross called Jack. Although she works full time at Vets4Pets she is also a mum to her three children and her greatest ambition is to have a minutes peace!

Alma Mulholland


Alma joined Vets4pets in April 2018 after spending 17 years working for a Veterinary Referral Practice in Manchester, when not looking after her 19 Royal Python snakes, 3 cats (Dory, Baby, Nemo) and Darla the Dogue de Bordeaux she runs her own small gift business.


Michaela Jepson


Michaela has worked as a receptionist for Vets4Pets in September 2018 alongside her college course to get her into University in which she is hoping to do Veterinary Science. In her spare time she enjoys playing rugby and is the assistant leader of her local scout group. Michaela has 3 dogs, Rosie, Lyla and Pippa who are all very crazy spaniels!


Julie Higginbottom 


Julie started working at Vets4Pets in 2004 when we were known as Companion Care. She has a great love of all animals owning two Lurchers of her own one of which was a rescue. Julie has always loved working front of house and loves to meet and greet new clients and their fury friends. She finds it rewarding being able to comfort and console bereaved loved ones when their pets sadly pass on. Julie has had animals all her life and over the years has bred shown and judged (GSD’s & Whippets).


Dan Jones


Amy Chadwick