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Vets4Pets Rachel Smith Practice Partner & Veterinary Nurse Sunderland

Rachel Elizabeth Smith

Practice Partner & Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
Dogs - I have been brought up with a variety of animals however I have always had a soft spot for dogs of all shapes and sizes 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Dogs - Rena - German Shepherd, Sky - Border Collie, Bowyer - Medium Cross Breed, Henry - Bulldog
Cats - Tommy, Harry, Bobby, Fluffy Cat
Ferrets - One, Two, Three
Ring Necked
Parakeet - Peri
Horses - Minx & Merlin 

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

What is your favourite famous animal?
Lassie 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Being able to run a successful practice as a veterinary nurse, where staff are able to do the job they are trained to do in a supportive environment


Claire Beckham RVN Sunderland

Claire Beckham

Nursing Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
The late Rocky Beckham - the best dog I will ever have! 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
2 cats; male British Shorthaired called Cole and a female grey tabby called Charlie that I acquired from a client 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
I love any human name, like Colin or Frank 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Black beauty 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
A great team unit and as a nurse I feel Vets4Pets has ensured that I am able to fully utilise my nursing skills in practice and continually improve these skills with a generous CPD allowance.


Vets4Pets Katie Fairbairn Senior Receptionist Sunderland

Katie Fairbairn

Senior Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Dogs because they have lots of character, they're loving and good friends 

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

What is your favourite famous animal?
The Donkey from Shrek 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
We get to have lots of cuddles from the animals


Fiona Garrard Senior RVN Vets4Pets Sunderland

Fiona Garrard

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
I have 2 favourites, horses and dogs. I have always loved horses was lucky enough to have owned 3, 1 pony, 2 tb horses and have looked after many others! I am addicted to whippets and love border collies, again I have liked them all my life. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
A whippet called Mr Dudley Darcy, a collie called Phoebe, 2 cats Flick & Sue 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Mr Dudley Darcy !!!!! (I'm biased) 

What is your favourite famous animal?
King William, an amazing top class eventer Mary King won Badminton on. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Brilliant friendly staff, good use of vet nursing skills, good care packages and veterinary expertise.


Claire Taylor Vets4Pets Sunderland

Claire Burnley

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?
Dogs as they really are man's best friend. So faithful and dedicated to their owner and amazing that they can be trained to be guide dogs, drug detectors etc. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Amber a bouncy rescue yellow labrador. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Defor - D for dog! 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Paddington Bear - I like the idea of living off marmalade sandwiches. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Being part of a dedicated, supportive and fun team.


Laura Farnworth RVN Sunderland

Laura Farnworth

Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
I think dogs are my favourite animal, I've always felt an affinity with dogs in particular. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
Siberian Husky - Joe (Joe-bo to his friends) and Claudia the stray budgie. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
The best pet name I've ever come across would be a rabbit called Mr D. Bun or a huge black GSD called Kevlar. 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Balto, (an Alaskan husky who saved a town by running across Alaska to take them diptheria vaccine) 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The best aspect of working for vets4pets is meeting clients and their precious animals and helping them with their concerns, being able to provide top quality care to patients in a professional, modern and friendly clinic.


Jenny Glass -Registered veterinary nurse Sunderland

Jenny Glass

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
Dogs, they are so clever and loving and never criticise or answer back! 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
3 dogs, Farne Border collie, Einich border collie and Rhalia gordon setter 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Big Ginger Tom cat Called Boris Johnson 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Cancara - the old Lloyds TSB horse. When it was an actual horse on the advert and not that silly cartoon! 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Being part of the process of making poorly pets better! And cuddling cute puppies of course!


Colleen Tebble V4P Suderland

Colleen Tebble

Student Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
Rabbit. Given the time and effort, you get back a loving bond. And lets face it they're so cute!

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
Two rabbits. Leah (lionhead cross) and Lucky (crossbreed) who was a rescue from about 5 weeks old. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
A chihuahua called 'The beast' 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Major, the labrador cross pitbull. He is trained to recognise when his owner needs medical help and can even dial 911 on an iphone. I love reading any stories like this, shows how amazing animals are. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
I enjoy working with such a friendly team who are always willing to help me work on developing vet nursing skills


Lauren Francis V4P Sunderland

Lauren Francis

Student Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animals are Wolves because they were domesticated and evolved into our beloved dogs today. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a cavalier King Charles spaniel named Alfie and two white dwarf lop rabbits called Floppy and Mildred 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
The best name was Checkers for a black and white patchy rabbit 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Favourite famous animal is kermit the frog 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Best part about the job is building new and skilful experience and working with an amazing team


Angela Turner Receptionist Vets4Pets Sunderland

Angela Turner

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Sharks, I find them fascinating 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have two guinea pigs. They are called Michael and Adam 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
The best name I have heard is Fly 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Tom and Jerry 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Interacting with our clients and their fabulous pets.


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Nicola Bennett

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why? 
horses and dogs 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a British Bulldog called Bud, a Chihuahua called Teddy and a horse called Maggie 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Black Beauty & also Joey from War Horse 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Best things at Vets4Pets is seeing and been able to cuddle new pups

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Pet Orthopaedic Referral Team

Fergus Ryan MVB CertSAS MRCVS

Rebecca Ainsley RVN

We are pleased to introduce you to our Orthopaedic team who visit our practice fortnightly and carry out a range of orthopaedic operations for us. Both Fergus and Rebecca are highly trained and vastly experienced in both general veterinary care, as well as Orthopaedic surgery.