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Vets4Pets West Bromwich

Meet the team

Monish Malhotra JVP Merry Hill

Monish Malhotra
MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2003. I worked in the Birmingham area in small animal practice for 2 years before I began locuming all over the UK to gain experience. I then worked and travelled around Australia and New Zealand for two and a half years - this was an amazing experience which allowed me to gain invaluable insight into differing clinical practices.

I enjoy being a vet general practitioner, especially the close interaction and relationship between vet and patient. I love providing an excellent service to all my clients and patients - both old and new.

Outside of work I am a sports enthusiast, love to read and am also a movie buff. My rescued Rottweiler, Beyonce, enjoys coming to work with me regularly.


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Ionut Iurciuc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Iasi Romania in 2015. During my studies I’ve completed internships for both small and large animals. I became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London in March 2017 and soon I have the opportunity and pleasure to be employed with Companion Care Vets and their extraordinary team. Being a vet surgeon is the best challenge for me because I have to consult patients who do not speak, who can’t say in which area there are dysfunctions, patients who often react simply instinctively; so I must be able to "read" the clinical signs of the patient, interpret, diagnose, and intervene for solving the disease. 


With every happy owner I feel like I’ve achieved my purpose. I have my best friend Tasa, a 7 year old boxer, here in the UK with me. She is a lovely companion, the best partner for outdoor activities and my constant source of joy.


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Bogdan Florescu MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I was born & raised in Romania, I studied veterinary medicine in Iasi, where I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in July 2016.

During university I volunteered & worked inside a veterinary clinic that mostly dealt with small animals, but I also had the chance to work with farm animals for a couple of weeks.

I've always loved animals and one of my dreams was to move to a country that would give me the opportunity to interact with as many animal species as possible. Fortunately this dream came true in 2017, when I was given the chance to join this team.

Outside the work schedule, I enjoy visiting museums, old historical places, and when nobody is listening I really enjoy a good karaoke!


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Ewa Czernicka MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Warsaw University of Life Science, Poland. I worked in a small animal clinic in Poland before I came to the UK 10 months ago. During my unvicersity time I was a member of IVSA-international Veterinary Student Association, which gave me an opportunity to participate in many research projects I also had a chance to do intership in one of the Equine Hospital, Oakdale, CA, USA.

My professional interests lie in surgery and imaging and in my spare time I love to travel- one of the most amazing places where I have been are Elephants Rescue Centre in Sri Lanka & beautiful Greenland. During my winter time I like to do snowboarding & summer sailing.

I am very happy to be a new member of the Companion Care Team and I am going to do my very best to provide owners & their pets the highest level of care.


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Florena Toma, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Iasi, Romania in 2016. During my university years I volunteered then worked for a small animal practice in Romania. Those experiences helped me gain more knowledge and confidence when working with animals. 


Back home I have a fluffy Bichon, Timmy and his best friend, a stray cat, Codita. He comes visit him every day, but refuses to move in definitively. To me, pets are part of the family and I want to offer them the same medical care as I would like to get. I'm proud to be part of this amazing medical team and I'm excited to become a better vet everyday with their help. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, swimming and travelling.


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Stefan-Vlad Apostol MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania, in July 2016. During college I volunteered for a small animal practice clinic in Iasi, where I had the chance to apply the things that I was learning. I have also done a practice summer stage at a dairy farm. When the opportunity to be a part of the Companion Care Vets I didn’t hesitate because I knew it will be a great step for my professional development, being able to apply my knowledge but also to gain new experience. I’ve always been surrounded by animals and I would describe myself as a dog person even though I currently have four cats, which I'm very fond of.



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Mircea Cebotari MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine back in my hometown of Iasi, Romania I decided on a fresh start and moved to England. This transition was easy as the people here had always welcomed me with an open heart. I got to know different people from all walks of life, I got to make unexpected friends, and slowly I found a home here.

Back in Romania I used to practice veterinary medicine at a dairy cattle farm, a job which I truly loved, but at the end of the day I'm a dog person at heart and I got into this field for this particular reason.

I'm glad that I could join this wonderful team and I'm happy knowing that I'll always do a job that brings joy both to me and my patients.


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Alexandra Scripcariu MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Iași, Romania June 2017. I really love the profession I have chosen and have a great passion in this sector. I wanted to do my best to become a good veterinary surgeon... so I decided to take this opportunity and move to the United Kingdom. Even though I left my country just 2 months after my graduation I have no regrets because here at Companion Care & vets4pets I have met a great team and I have extraordinary vets beside me who share their experience and knowledge with me. Back home in Romania I have a German Shepard his name is Ricky. Since he was a puppy he was very naughty and mischievous but I love him with all my heart and I miss him dearly. In my spare time I like Reading, watching Cartoons, cooking and I love long walks. I very much look forwards to meeting all of our clients along to way and our pet patients!

Jenny Letherbarrow MRCVS

Night-time Veterinary Surgeon

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Demi Howen, RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach

I have been with Companion Care for 6 years, starting as a student nurse and graduated as an RVN in 2016. Many years on and I am the head nurse of our three practices and clinical coach to our students.

I oversee the clinical running of the practices and am currently working towards a specialist certificate in emergency and critical care, with hopes to move to a referral practice In the distant future. I thoroughly enjoy working between our three practices especially conducting weight loss & diabetic clinics, as well as having a keen interest in orthopaedic surgery and exotics. I am very fond of large breed dogs with a particular soft spot for staffies stemming from my own crazy staffie Marley.

I am extremely passionate about providing the highest level of care to all of our patients and look forward to meeting new clients and their beloved pets every day.



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Liz Roberts BSc (Hons)

Practice Manager

I graduated from the University of Northampton in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Applied Animal Studies, and then started working at Companion Care/Vets4Pets in early 2013.

During my time at the practice, I have been involved in a variety of roles - from reception to nursing, and have now progressed to my current role as the manager. My role largely involves administration duties, & overseeing the general running of the practice. I also have the huge task of submitting & overseeing all the insurance claims at all our branches, & I am the resident insurance expert! I am passionate about growing our three practices, and am always looking to improve the care & service provided to our patients & owners.

I have a keen interest in dog behaviour & training, & have a particular soft spot for both spaniels and collies - I have previously owned several spaniels & currently own a rescue dog called Molly who is a 5 year-old Springer Spaniel cross Collie (pictured with me here). I also own a very fluffy, Norwegian Forest Cat called Cleo, two guinea pigs called Richmond and Moss, and 3 hamsters called Buffy, Willow, & Neville - all my pets are rescue animals, and most of them have various health problems or physical defects! In my spare time I also enjoy cooking & reading.


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Dom Allen

Animal Care Assistant

I previously worked at Pets at Home and during that time I gained hands-on experience with numerous animals, and completed several animal-related exams. This experience in the animal industry reinforced my natural passion for animals and made me want to pursue a higher level of training. I am hoping to return to college to train as a fully-qualified vet nurse in the near future.

I am an avid video maker and most of my free time is spent making short films and videos. I'm also a huge football and boxing fan. I've always had a great love of animals which is shown through my large pet collection which consists of a Leonberger mountain dog, a Bengal cat, a rescue cat, two rabbits, two gerbils and a bearded dragon.


Katy Sheppard

RVN Veterinary Nurse

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Zoe Davis

Deputy Practice Manager

I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management at Halesowen College in 2011 & started working at our Oldbury surgery shortly after. I now split my time between the Oldbury & Merry Hill clinics. I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team of individuals & I thoroughly enjoy interacting with the clients and their animals & maybe having a cuddle or two!

I have a particular soft spot for larger dog breeds such as Saint Bernard's and Mastiffs. I volunteered in the equine industry for over 5 years before getting horses of my own. During this time I have also owned a variety of small animals including ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, gerbils, a hedgehog and currently live with my black cockapoo Milo and a cheeky English Lop rabbit who thinks he's a dog.

In my spare time I enjoy having a relaxing day down at the stables with my horses and playing pool on the weekend with friends.


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Becky Turley

Student Veterinary Nurse

I am currently studying veterinary nursing at Halesowen College. I have a great passion for what I am working to become. I have previously taken part with work experience at a mini zoo and stables where I cared for farm and exotic animals! At home I have a Chug (Chihuahua cross with Pug), a rescue collie, a cat, a lion head rabbit, and a young pony which I spend a lot of time with! I am look forward to meeting all clients and their pets!
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Beth Golding

Student Veterinary Nurse

I am currently training as a veterinary nurse at this clinic & our Merry Hill branch, whilst studying the Level 3 diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Halesowen College. I also did voluntary work at this practice for several months prior to starting my training, which gave me more experience of a variety of animals.

I am very proud to be part of the Oldbury & Merry Hill team. I have experienced service from both ends, as prior to starting here I was also a customer and brought my own dog to this practice & have seen that all the staff have the same passion for providing the best possible care and experience to every animal that visits us.

I have always had a passion for animals, so choosing a career path was extr

emely easy for me. In the future, I aspire to become a fully-qualified veterinary nurse, and hopefully own more animals! I currently live with my Shih-Tzu Oscar and my rabbit Charlie, both of whom I adore!

 

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Alex Robinson

Veterinary Care Assistant

I studied to be a veterinary nursing assistant at Solihull College and qualified in June 2016, I have always had a passion for animals. I grew up with a variety of domestic and exotic animals. I always knew I wanted to work in a veterinary practice. I was keen to expand my experience so I did an internship at a stables while at school. In my free time I love reading, paint balling, and horse riding. I have a passion for music, history, art and design, culture and love expanding my knowledge whenever I can. At home I have a variety of parrots, dogs and a cat called willow.

 

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Courtney Ellis BSc (Hons)  

Veterinary Care Assistant

I graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2016 with a degree in Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation BSc (Hons). I have always had a keen interest in animal behaviour, during my degree I had the opportunity to travel to South India to study Asian elephants and track Tigers. I also travelled to Slovakia to track Bears and Wolves. I loved it!

 

Over the years I have had many family pets such as cats, dogs, ferrets and even the occasional rescued baby bird. Now I have my very own fur sole mate, my rescued beagle, Nancy. She is challenge and has epilepsy but I would not change her for the world and is definitely one of a kind.

 

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Helen Hardwick

Receptionist

I have a lifelong passion for animals and have always been surrounded by a varied collection of pets. At the moment I have 14 Maine Coon cats, a long-haired chihuahua called Denis, four tanks of tropical fish & a pond of Koi Carp. I breed and occasionally show my Maine Coons and I am a G.C.C.F. Judge of Maine Coons, Siberians & Norwegian Forest Cats.

I love spending time with my family and friends and, when I have the opportunity, I am regularly found with my head buried in a book, I especially enjoy thrillers. I have been a client of this practice & the sister surgeries in Oldbury & Merry hill for several years and am thrilled to be part of the team.