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Fiona Martland

Veterinary Surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why?
Elephants. I find them interesting and enjoy learning about their social groupings with their matriarchs. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a one-eyed ginger tom called Warrick. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Mr and Mrs Softy (rabbits). 

What is your favourite famous animal?
Hello Kitty 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
I enjoy the case continuity, so being able to see my cases back, which has not always been possible in previous practices I have worked at. I also like the organisation and the fact that we are able to offer lots of special offers and packages to clients to help provide the best care for their pets.


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Arleta Ostrzycka

Veterinary surgeon

What is your favourite animal and why? 
ICats because they are loving and playful.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
A ginger cat called Teofil. 

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

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Yogi Bear

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The team are like a family and are very dedicated to their jobs. Plus the pound shop is right next door!


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Chris Coutts

Veterinary Surgeon

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Lisa Cookson Head Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach

What is your favourite animal and why? 
I like all animals but in particular am fond of cats. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have two ginger cats named Kevin and Holly. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
I quite like human names such as Kevin or Dave for animals. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
My favourite famous animal has to be Archimedes the grumpy owl from the Sword in the stone. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
I like my team and the fact vets4pets offers a good standard of care at affordable prices



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Paula Grandidge

Practice Manager 

What is your favourite animal and why? 
Cats because they make me laugh. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
A ginger cat called Paddy and a Tabby called Wilson. 

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

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Pootle the Flump. 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
We have grown into a wonderful family and it makes working here such a pleasure. Everyone is dedicated to their jobs and love all the animals that we see.


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Jason Hawkins

Client Service Manager

What is your favourite animal and why? 
My favourite animal is the Penguin. They show us that no matter how hard things get, by working together you can survive and flourish in any situation. Also how can you not smile when you see a Penguin. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have two cats, Tiggs a 4 year old Tabby.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
The best pets name I have come across is Mr Simpson, he's a 21 year old cat and a patient here. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Mr favourite famous animal is Cat from Red Dwarf. He's exactly how I would imagine the feline species to evolve (well hopefully). 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
The best aspect of working for Vets4Pets is working with amazing dedicated people who I respect and admire daily, meeting and chatting with fellow pet owners and of course our patients who make every day a pleasure.


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Leanne Cunliffe

Student Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why? 
Elephants – they are so big and gentle I just want to squeeze them. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
A black and white cat named Daryl and another black and white called Podrick.

What's the best pet name you've ever come across? 
 Thor and Loki - two very big Rottweiler crosses. 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Timon 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
Being part of a close knit team that are always on hand to help and give you advice. Also having the opportunity to train to be a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the future.


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Leanne Gildings

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
Cats; they're cute, playful and loving, in little evil packages.

What pets do you have and what are their names? Two tortoise shell cats, called Luna and Prongs. I also have two rats called Moony and Worm tail and a Chinchilla called Chinny.

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

Jerry, the Springer Spaniel.

What is your favourite famous animal?
Ghost from Game of Thrones.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
The whole team gets on so well, coming to work is enjoyable. You get to meet lots of new people (and there pets!) and no day is ever the same.

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Teresa Firth

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal.... I think all animals are great but I love dogs and cats. I also developed a love for red pandas after seeing them in the flesh...... they're so cute.

What pets do I have and what are they called? I have two dogs. Cleo is a Japanese Akita and Luca who is a black Labrador and staffy cross.

What's the best pet name I've come across?
The best's pets name I have come across is Batman.

What is your favourite famous animal?
My favourite famous animal is Terry Nutkins' Californian Sea Lion called Gamini , I love Battle Cat from Heman and the masters of the universe and Eddie from Frasier

What is the best aspect about working for Vets4Pets? The best thing about working for Vets4Pets is the friendly atmosphere between everyone that works here and visits. The care the animals and their owners receive is are number one priority.