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Vets4Pets York Clifton Moor

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Paul Pemberton

Paul Pemberton

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

After first studying at Bangor and Aberdeen universities, I received my veterinary training at the University of Cambridge. After that I took up a position in a rural practice in East Yorkshire where I have spent 18 years in total, working with pets, horses, farm animals and occasional "exotic" species such as rheas, wallabies and iguanas. I am at my happiest when I am working with animals and their owners in the farmyard, consulting room or operating theatre.

Opening the new Vets4Pets York Clifton Moor means shaping my own future and I am very excited about it. The odd frustration aside, so far I have enjoyed nearly all aspects of setting up and running a new practice. It is hard work so I am a bit light on sleep but heavy on motivation!

Naturally I love all animals, in particular dogs because of their unconditional loyalty. But my favourite famous animal has to be Jerry the mouse (as in Tom & Jerry), because he is determined, innovative and always comes out on top! I do not have a dog currently but, with my wife and young son, have two cats: Roger (named after Roger Federer) and Lola, who can be seen on my shoulder.

In my spare time I enjoy sport. I am more of a follower than a player these days, but I still play a bit of cricket and, whenever possible, go mountain biking.

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John Merrick

Practice Manager

I joined the Vets4Pets York Clifton Moor team as practice manager in June 2017. I have a background in retail store and NHS practice management.

Our family includes our cat, Pepper, 2 guinea pigs, Cookie & Scruff and 2 gerbils, Dan & Phil.

Working at Vets4Pets is great and very unpredictable! Everyday is different.

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Vicky Williams

Veterinary Surgeon BVM&S MRCVS

I graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2004 and after a brief spell in Lincolnshire I have practiced as a vet in Yorkshire since 2005.

I enjoy all aspect of small animal practice particularly medicine and ultrasonography and am studying for a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice through Liverpool University. I am on the committee for the Northern region of the British Small Animal Vet Association.


I have a dog called Freddy and a cat called Daisy. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family, and enjoy the great outdoors, open water swimming and cycling and taking part in the odd triathlon, and I also enjoy a spot of gardening.

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Marina Markule

Veterinary Surgeon MRCVS

I graduated from Latvian University of Agriculture in 2005. I've always had interest in avian medicine and now have an African grey parrot called Venja. I have a male cat called Stepan. I often foster animals from the wild too.

At the moment I am working hard toward my certificate in diagnostic imaging through Improve International. I am really enjoying it. Also I am shadowing mobile referral company Ultrasound4pets to gain more experience in ultrasonography.

I speak 3 languages English, Russian & Latvian. In my free time I like foraging, making flower arrangements, gift wrapping and travelling.

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Lily Proctor

Registered Veterinary Nurse RVN

I studied veterinary nursing in York. I have 2 dogs, Iygor and Sophie and 3 Cats, Patrick, Nelly & Slingsby. When I am not at work I like to socialise, go walking in the countryside & read.

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Geraldine Williams

Registered Veterinary Nurse RVN

I studied for my Veterinary Nursing qualification at The College of Animal Welfare.

Currently I have five cats (all strays of varying ages who needed a home) and one Maran chicken.

When I'm not at work I am always outdoors, I love gardening at home or on my allotment.I also do loads of walking, cycling and am currently getting back into swimming since my running days are now over :-( I also love kayaking.


Music gigs and festivals feature too.

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Charly Swann

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

I am currently studying for my veterinary nursing diploma at College of Animal Welfare, Leeds. I have 2 pets - Marley (terrier x) & Nina (Jack Russell). In my free time I enjoy walking my dogs, socialising & reading.

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Carole Bohill

Veterinary Care Assistant

I have worked at Vets4Pets since 2015. I love my job as a VCA and I am currently studying my city & guilds diploma in veterinary care at the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds.

I have 2 cats, Alfie & Susie and a dog, Daisy, a labradoodle cross collie. I love spending time with them.

In my spare time I like reading & spending time with my family

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Rachel Sullivan


I started working at Vets4Pets in November 2016 and every day is different. I constantly meet lovely people & lovely animals!

I've always had pets myself, ranging from dogs, cats, rabbits & hamsters. I've also looked after ferrets. At the moment I have a welsh terrier called Max & a Syrian hamster called Rosa.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy going to the gym & cycling (I'm a qualified fitness instructor & personal trainer), spending time with my family & anything historical.

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James Cartwright


I have a 7 month old cat called Kafka, looking after him is fun. I’m a huge football fan and follow Leeds United, which has been quite torturous in recent years! In my spare time I like to read and write, as well as watch movies and go on walks.

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Vadim Palyev


I've been working for Vets4Pets as a receptionist since January 2017. Originally from Russia, I moved to York in 2002. I love animals and had a Dalmatian called Lia while growing up. One of the perks of my job is to get to meet and greet all kinds of pets.

In my spare time I like to play video games.

Working at Vets4Pets has made me really appreciate how much vets and nurses do to help poorly and sick animals. I'm really glad to be part of the team.