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Vets4Pets Sydenham

Meet the Sydenham Vet team

Sydenham V4P Javier Herrero

Javier Herrero DVM OCQ(V)-CA GPCert(SAS) PgC(SAS) MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Spain, I decided to move to Great Britain over 10 years ago and to develop my career with companion animals. After working for few years as a consultant and veterinary surgeon in a first opinion practice and also providing emergency service and care in a dedicated specialist Out of Hours service, I decided together with Rafael to open Vets4pets Sidcup and Vets4pets Sydenham.

I have special interest on internal medicine, diagnostic image and surgery. My dedication has led me to pursue further studies and specialization. After two years of intense courses taught by specialists and examinations I finally achieved a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2016. Now we are able to perform more advanced and technical surgical procedures, which enables us to offer better care and wider services to our patients.

In addition to this, I have been awarded with a further post graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2018. Currently, I am studying towards a Certificate in Endoscopy and Minimal Invasive Surgery, commonly know as key hole surgery. This is upgrading the service and options for our patients, minimising damage and considerably improving post operative recovery, something that some of our patients have already benefited from.

My little spare time is filled with a beautiful daughter, a naughty cat and a noisy parrot.

Sydenham V4P Rafael Garrido

Rafael Garrido MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

I am originally from Granada in southern Spain and qualified as a vet in 2006. Since February 2009. I have been working within the Sidcup area of the UK in small animal practice. I love being in the operating theatre and I have always been interested in echography (echocardiography, abdominal ultrasonography, eyes). I have a strong passion for small animal internal medicine and I'm currently undertaking a 2 years certificate in small animal internal medicine.

When not working my hobbies include fossils, picking mushrooms, photography, reading and of course animals. I especially enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I'm happily married to Katarina, who is a vet as well, and we have a six and a half months old daughter called Lucia. Our pets are Lady and Cesar both of them 6 and a half years old. We also have some Neon fish and 3 Yamato shrimps!

I would like to offer a very good service to my clients and to provide the best treatment for my patients. My next goal will be to do some advance courses on ultrasonography and cardiology.

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Student Veterinary Nurse

Demi joined Vets4pets Sydenham when the practice first opened in March 2014. Before that she worked in a number of different animal environments including farms and stables and other veterinary practices and gained a wide experience. 

She really enjoys working in the practice and she is passionate about it. Demi has a keen interest in reptiles and exotic animals. She owns several animals including 3 arachnids, a Pumpkin Patch Tarantula (Pumpkin), a Goliath Bird Eating Spider (Savvi) and a Chilean Rose (Rosie), a royal python (Pandora), 3 dogs (Tia and Paige-pictured), Taygo (a great dane cross) and 2 cats (Mickey and Midnight). When she is not working she is quite artistic and enjoys creative crafts.

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Student Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie joined Vets4pets Sydenham when the practice first opened in March 2014 and is now undertaking a course to become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse. 

She has a range of pets that consist of 2 dogs (Noah and Henry), 3 crested geckos, 2 rabbits (Arthur and Amelia) who were adopted from pets at home, 2 cockatiels, ducks and chickens. When she is not working she enjoys walking her dogs, going out with friends and spending time with her family.

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Faye has been a receptionist here at Vets4Pets Sydenham since August 2015. At home she has 2 dogs (Tess and Ruby) and some tropical fish. 

Originally she was interested in art and attended UCA Rochester for a year. She then went onto other things and has recently qualified as a Beauty Therapist. In her spare time Faye enjoys walking her dogs, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.