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Meet the Watford Century Vet team

Emily Cross JVP Watford Century

Emily Cross

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

I graduated from Edinburgh in 2004 having also read zoology at UCL and have been working as a small animal veterinary surgeon ever since. Work initially took me to South Wales and then Kent before covering the length and breadth of England as a locum for the last 3 ½ years. I am thrilled to have the opportunity now to branch out on my own and am looking forward to meeting the animals, and their families, of Watford.

I am currently owned by a young Irish terrier called Hattie who keeps me on my toes and believes she is the boss of all that she surveys. When I am not working or busy with Hattie entertainment, I enjoy reading, going to the theatre and travelling, although I suspect the travels will have to be kept within the UK for the foreseeable future.

Watford Century Vets4Pets Hattie the dog

Hattie (aka the ginger nut)


My human is Emily, the vet, and I come to work with her every day. She claims it’s so I’m not left on my own, I say it’s so I can keep an eye on proceedings and make sure everything is ship-shape. I work on the principle that everyone loves me (who wouldn’t) and greet everyone with a bounce. I am the official treat tester to ensure only the best is stocked in the consult rooms and at reception. When I’m not checking that everyone is doing their jobs properly I can be found with my faithful chewy bone or practising my most elegant photo poses – on my back, legs in the air is my current favourite.

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Izabela Papp

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hi I’m Izzy, I have always had a keen interest in animals and I have owned many pets over the years.

I studied animal care and management at college and then went on to do a degree in Zoology. I hope one day to become a veterinary nurse. I have always worked with animals from a pet shop to a rescue centre.

I love my job and the animals and people I meet. My main interests are small animals and exotics.

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Fran Pontnoy

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hello, I'm Fran. I have been working in the Veterinary Industry for a little over 4 years now. 

I have been to college to study a VCA course and I am currently working at Vets4Pets as a VCA, and I am hoping to progress as a Veterinary Nurse in the future. I have wanted to work with animals from a young age, so being given the chance to fulfil my aspirations is amazing. 

Outside of work, I own 2 Cats and 1 Dog: Tipsy - The 3 Legged Tortoiseshell Sophie - The grumpy ginger Layla - The crazy Rottweiler X There is never a dull moment in my house thanks to my furry friends - but I wouldn't have it any other way!

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Lauren Parker


Hello! I'm Lauren, I've currently been working in the Veterinary industry for over three years. During this time I've learnt a lot, most importantly to make a team like ours happy all you seem to need is Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and a large collection of hidden pens!

If I'm not at work I normally try to keep my day relaxed, but this is pretty difficult with a 3 year old Boxer at home called Cooper who isn't happy unless he's up to no good.

People always ask why I enjoy my job so much, and the team I work with help but it's definitely got to be what seems like an endless supply of puppies and kittens. Puppy cuddles always make my day a lot brighter. Well that's me, look forward to meeting you.