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Meet The Stockport Vet Team | Vets4Pets

Vets4Pets Stockport

Meet the Stockport Vet team

Kobus Rautenbach MRCVS

Joint Veterinary 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.

Pauline Creegan

Veterinary Surgeon

Caroline Taylor 

Veterinary Surgeon

Robert Davies 

Veterniary Surgeon

Jack Ferrario  

Veterinary Surgeon 

John-Michael Maloney 

Practice Manager

John started working for Companion Care 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. His hobbies include watching sports, playing pool and socialising with friends.He currently has three pets, Kola a SBT which is allergic to grass, Lucy a cat with no tail and Evelyn a relatively normal guinea pig.

Merial Evens 

Veterinary Nurse

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.

Leanne Wood

Veterinary Nurse

Leanne qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2001 and has been working for Companion Care since April 2005. She enjoys nurse consultations and advising clients on preventative health care for their pets. Outside work, Leanne enjoys walking with her two dogs and caring for her guinea pigs.

Georgina Turner 

Veterinary Nurse

Georgina graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London with a BSc (Hons) in veterinary nursing. She has gained experience in a range of different practices and through volunteer work. Georgina has a particular interest in theatre work and anaesthesia. At home she enjoys spending time with her partner, new baby and rescue dog and cat,Biscuit and Twinkle. 

Jessica Livingstone

Veterinary Nurse

Julie Higginbottom 


Alexandra Sheehan 


Karen Teasdale 


Kelly Gibson


Leah Calderbank