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Basildon Hospital (Pitsea) Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Old Market Retail Park
High Street, Pitsea
Basildon
SS13 3BY

Telephone: 01268 585700

We're a 24/7 surgery

This means we're never closed.

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CT Scanning in Practice

We are pleased to be able to offer non-invasive diagnostic imaging here in practice through our state of the art CT scanner. To find out more or to refer a patient, call us in practice or fill in the form.

Our Specialist Services

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Meet the team

Shola Idowu

Shola Idowu

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

DVM MRCVS

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I have been a veterinary surgeon for the last 10 years working all over the world. I have been privileged to live and work with some great people in Essex for the last 8 years practising veterinary medicine.

My passion for excellent delivery of animal care and high quality customer centered service has been the main drive throughout my career. My special interests are all aspects of internal medicine and cardiology; I am currently studying for a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice.

When I am not working, I enjoy reading, jogging, playing football with my three boys and actively policing our exotic fishes from being overfed by the boys!

Dave Livesey

Dr Dave Livesey

Surgical Lead Vet

BVSc Cert AVP PGCertVPS MRCVS

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Dave has been with Vets4Pets Basildon since June 2017, having graduated from the University of Liverpool with distinction in 2014. Dave worked for 3 years in mixed practice prior to joining the team.

Dave is the surgical lead for the practice, meaning he is responsible for surgical care standards. He has an Advanced Veterinary Practice Certificate and a Post Graduate Certificate with study in Small Animal Surgery. Clinically Dave's main interests lie in soft tissue surgery: specifically airway and reconstructive surgery. He is also strongly interested in anaesthesia and analgesia. Dave is also the head of graduate development for the practice.

At home, he is blessed/cursed with a border terrier, Gimli, who is nothing but trouble! Dave is an enthusiastic (if not overly accomplished) climber, and love getting into the national parks for weekends climbing wherever possible.

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Thurston North

Lead Medical Vet

BVetMed MRCVS

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Thurston is our Lead Medical Vet. He joined Vets4Pets Basildon in June 2021.
Thurston is an experienced surgeon bringing with him many years of clinical experience and he has a special interest in internal medicine.
This includes diabetes, allergies and skin conditions. Please contact the surgery if you would like to meet Thurston for a consultation.
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Anna Malska

Veterinary Surgeon Ophthalmology

MRCVS PGcert Ophthamology

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**Anna is currently on maternity leave**
 
Anna graduated from university in Poland and spent nearly 10 years working in small animal practice in the UK. During which time Anna developed a strong interest in veterinary ophthalmology and as such she obtained a postgraduate and RCVS certificate in this field, as well as trained and worked alongside ophthalmologists.
When not at work, Anna spends her time with her family and, when she can, she enjoys going to the gym, reading books and watching movies.
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Monika Zapryanova

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Monika joined us in October 2021 bringing with her 5 years experience as a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon. Monika graduated in 2014 from Trakia University , Stara Zagora , Bulgaria.

Monika has a special interest in exotics and is happy to see exotics, small furries, cats and dogs.

 

In her spare time Monika enjoys book reading, cycling, socialising with friends and family and looking after her dog Fluffy.

 

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Marc Verrall

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Marc is from the sunny South Africa and graduated from Onderstepoort in 2015. Marc spent his first year working in a rural settlement near Cape Town doing mostly surgery. In 2017, Marc moved to Colchester where he spent 2 years working in small animal practice before joining the Pitsea team. Marc's special interest lies in surgery, emergency and critical care.

Outside of work he enjoys all things sport, especially rugby and football. When he is not watching or playing sport, Marc enjoys travelling and exploring the cultural side of London. His hobbies also currently include buying books he will likely never read, and trying to learn Portuguese.

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Carmen Arroyo Fuentes

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS Gp Cert Surgery

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Carmen is from Spain and she has been a vet for 8 years, 7 of them working in the UK as a small animal vet. Carmen's main interests within veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, but I enjoy all aspects of it.
Carmen is a big cat fan and in her spare time she loves spending time with her 5 cats and her pup Noa.

Carmen also enjoys being outdoors in nature doing activities with her friends and loved ones.

 

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Laura Canela Gavin

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Laura studied Veterinary Medicine in Valencia in Spain. Laura is Spanish however she is quite international as she grew up in the Netherlands and spent a year living abroad in Budapest in Hungary.

Laura's main areas of interest are Soft Tissue Surgery, Inpatient Care and Critical Care. She has a Maltese dog who loves to travel so she often takes him out hiking or to the beach.

Laura loves to travel and likes to combine this with her love for animals, so she often volunteers with wild animals in developing countries. When Laura is not working or traveling, she enjoys cooking, dancing salsa and catching up with friends or family.

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Anastasia Giakoumetti

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Anastasia Giakoumetti is from sunny Greece.  She graduated 2 two years ago and she has been working as a veterinarian ever since.

Anastasia joined the Vets4Pets Basildon team late 2020 and is really excited about it. She have a strong interest in surgery and in diagnostic imaging . In her free time she enjoys going to the gym, hiking  ,reading books and listening to music.

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Barbara Martinez Lazaro

Veterinary Surgeon

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Barbara qualified from Complutense University of Madrid in 2019. She started working as an emergency and critical care veterinarian in Hospital Privet El Bosque and then joined Vets4Pets Pitsea in September 2021.

 

Barbara looks forward to gaining further knowledge in diagnostic imaging and she has a keen interest in medicine.

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Clarisse Piloto

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Clarisse graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Lisbon in 2019. During her degree she did several internships in Wildlife centres both in Portugal and in Spain and also spent some time in Exotic animal practices. After finishing her degree, Clarisse came to the UK to start her career, working in a Small animal 1st opinion and exotic referral practice before she moved on to work at Vets4Pets Basildon. Clarisse intends to develop her interest in Exotic animal practice while working here and also aspires to do a certificate in the future. 
In her spare time she enjoy nature walks, birdwatching, photography, cinema, sketching but most of all sharing some of these interests with loved ones.  
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Vikki Capon

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Vikki joined the Vets4Pets team in October 2020. Her main areas of interest are emergency medicine and dermatology. Vikki graduated from the RVC as a veterinarian and has a previous degree in Zoology from the University of Leeds.

 

At home Vikki has a 3 year old daughter who keeps her very busy, as well as an extremely naughty toy poodle called Copper! Vikki also has a lovely rabbit called Jabba, who helps to calm some of the chaos! In her spare time Vikki enjoys swimming and trips to the zoo.

 

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Lauren Waller

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Lauren graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021. Lauren then joined Vets4Pets Pitsea as part of the graduate programme.

 

Lauren is looking forward to learning a range of new surgical procedures and has a keen interest in managing long term medical conditions.

In her spare time, Lauren likes to learn new crafts, bakes, and spend time with her snakes Scaramouche and Galileo.

 

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Mikaela Pappa

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Mikaela graduated from Aristotle University of Thessalomiki, Greece in 2021. Shortly after she joined the team here at Vets4Pets Basildon.

Mikaela has a keen interest in surgery and is enjoying learning new skills everyday at our state of the art surgery.

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Sarah Brown

Head Nurse

RVN

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Sarah has been nursing since 2009 in busy hospital environments and qualified in January 2013 working at a busy vets for 2 years. Here she developed a passion for nurse clinics and specialised in Diabetic and Hyperthyroid Clinics.

Since starting at Vets4Pets Sarah has been promoted to Head Nurse and has continued with her nurse consult expertise, now also offering our K-Laser therapy sessions. Sarah enjoys working closely with the rest of the nursing team and training our student nurses.

Sarah has 2 rescue cats - Jinx and Cluedo. In her spare time she likes to turn her hand to something creative such as sewing, painting or fancy dress if she gets the chance!

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Reece Padian

Surgical Lead Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN NCert (Anaesth)

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Reece began working for Vets4Pets in 2013 as a student veterinary nurse while on placement at university. He quickly fell in love with the practice and the possibilities it would bring for his love and passion for providing high quality nursing care. It seemed the love was mutual and Reece was offered a full time placement and a diploma in veterinary nursing which he completed in 2015. Prior to this Reece has qualifications in animal management and laboratory technicians. His love for patient care has led him to continue to pursue his interests in anaesthesia, surgical nursing and peri-operative nursing. Outside of work, Reece enjoys reading, spending time with family and looking after his animal family at home including drake his Rottweiler/great dane, Aleister his saluki, Luna his boa constrictor and Edgar his chameleon.

Emily Eaves

Emily Eaves-Bentley

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Head of Inpatient Care

RVN CertVN ECC DipFN

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Emily started working at Vets4Pets Basildon when the practice first opened in 2010, after qualifying as a veterinary nurse with a BSc (hons) in veterinary nursing from the Royal Veterinary College. Emily went to work at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the Royal Veterinary College as a Medicine Nurse for a year where she gained valuable experience in nursing more complicated medical cases and general referral nursing. Emily has a keen interest in nursing rabbits but also in anaesthesia, both of which she has completed further courses on. Emily has recently gained her Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care allowing her to further her knowledge in this area. Outside of work Emily enjoys looking after her Abyssinian cat, Leo, her two rabbits Teddy and Scarlett and her Rottweiler, Lola.

Nicole Fowler

Nicole Fowler

Registered Veterinary Nurse and Lead Inpatient Nurse

RVN

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Nicole has been working with the Vets4Pets team for the last 4 years and thoroughly enjoys the huge variety of pets that we see. The areas of nursing which Nicole enjoys the most include ward nursing, spending time with our inpatients and discussing the best healthcare options with our clients in consult.

Since working with Vets4Pets Nicole have also gained a very handsome one eyed cat named Englebert who has now turned her into a crazy cat lady. Nicole is sure that as her career continues she will ‘adopt’ several more waifs and strays!

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Candice Daisely

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Candice began her training as a student veterinary nurse at the Animal health trust referral centre before graduating university with a Bsc (Hons) in veterinary nursing science in 2016. Since then she has worked in a small veterinary practice for 3 years until she joined the Vets4Pets Basildon team.

Candice is really enjoying her time here and feels she is learning more and more every day. She loves how knowledgable and friendly the staff are and that the patients really do receive gold standard care. She also works as part of the night team which has helped her develop her skills and confidence and means she gets to spend lots of time nursing the in-patients.

In her spare time she enjoys baking and decorating cakes and keeping fit at the gym. She have two rescue dogs called George and Jai who love to cause lots of mischief!

Beverley Wood

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN ISFM Cert

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Beverley started nursing in 2009 and qualified as an RVN in the summer of 2013. Beverley’s main interests in nursing include ward nursing, intravenous fluid therapy treatment and emergency and critical care. She also has a huge interest in feline behaviour and completed her ISFM certificate in feline friendly nursing.

Beverley joined Vets4Pets Basildon in October 2020, bringing with her 2 years experience as a Client Care Manager from a previous veterinary surgery. Beverley enjoys practical nursing two days a week and maintains her nursing registration by completing her yearly CPD requirements. Beverley spends another day each week in practice fulfilling her Client Service Manager role.

In her spare time (the little that she has!) she enjoys spending time with her husband and young twins, and very much looks forward to a rare night out socialising with friends and family.

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Hayley Hayes

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Hayley previously undertook the level 3 diploma in Animal Management at Capel Manor College which she finished in 2013. During which Hayley enjoyed carrying out a lot of volunteer work in farms, stables and zoos. After college she enjoyed working with reptiles for three years before joining Vets 4 Pets at the start of 2018.

Hayley has always kept many pets including reptiles, small furries and her rescue cat Tom and two rescue dogs Nina and Raffles. She loves working here because it’s all about the animals and spending more quality time with them giving them lots of TLC and pampering.

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Emily Sans

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Emily has always had a passion (almost addiction) to animals for as long as she can remember - for almost as long she knew she was destined to provide them with the care they deserve. 
Emily gained her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Writtle in 2018 and has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse ever since. She enjoys all aspects of nursing from inpatient care to anaesthetics and imaging. She will never turn down an opportunity to learn new things and looks forward to doing so at Vets4Pets.
When not at work Emily enjoys outdoor activities, drawing, spending time with her family and playing with her hamster.

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Amanda Goodwin

Head Night Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Amanda has recently joined Vets4Pets, taking on the role of Emergency Lead Nurse. She started her career in Veterinary Nursing in 2000 and worked in small animal veterinary practices until 2008 when she went to work at Writtle University College as a lecturer. Amanda left Writtle in 2019 and went to work for a large veterinary emergency chain and it was here that she found her passion for Emergency and Critical Care, so much so that she is currently studying for a certificate in Veterinary Nursing ECC!

 
Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 boys, as well as their 3 dogs (Flynn, Frodo & Twix), 6 cats (Aslan, Chewbacca, Yoda, Gandalf, Grizzabella & Rodney) and 2 guinea pigs (Mario & Luigi). Amanda is also a keen horse rider
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Nancy Gray

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Nancy started working at Vets4Pets in April 2018 as a Veterinary Care Assistant and has since furthered her training as a Veterinary Nursing Student.  Nancy has always wanted to work in a veterinary hospital since a small child.

In her spare time Nancy enjoys weight training at the gym and walking her german shepherd named Shola.
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Jodie Obrart

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Jodie joined vets4pets in June 2018 as a veterinary care assistant. Jodie started her Veterinary Nurse training course in February 2020.  Her favourite parts of nursing are inpatient care and theatre practice.

In her spare time she enjoys taking her crazy boxer ‘Red’ for long walks and keeping fit at the gym.

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Josie Lloyd-Grimes

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Josie began working at vets4pets in June 2019 as a receptionist and veterinary care assistant. She had previously been volunteering at the practice one day a week for around 10 months for my college course.  

Prior to working at Vets4Pets, Josie completed a level 2 and level 3 animal management course at Writtle college. She has worked in animal sanctuary’s, kennels and Cattery’s and farms, but have always known that the veterinary environment was where she really wanted to be. Josie's main goal is to become a veterinary nurse, and she is now working as a Student Veterinary Nurse which she really enjoys.

Her favourite animals are guinea pigs and in her free time Josie likes to go on dog walks, go shopping and spend time with her friends and family.

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Georgia Brunning-Hill

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Georgia joined the Vets4Pets team in February 2020.

Georgia first started working with animals at the age of thirteen, and started her veterinary nurse training at  the age of 19.

In her spare time, Georgia has her daughter at home, her dog Daisy, a chinchilla called Charlie, a rabbit called Mr Twisp and 2 budgies.

 

 

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Lily Medley

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Lily started working in vets4pets Pitsea in July 2020. Lily was so happy to start as it is her dream job to be a veterinary nurse.

Lily started as a veterinary care assistant and has now started her veterinary nurse training in January 2021.

In her spare time Lily likes to play with her two french bulldogs. Lily loves being able to care for all animals.

 

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Jenna Adams

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Jenna started at Vets4Pets Basildon as a Veterinary Care Assistant in January 2021.

Before working at Vets4Pets, Jenna completed a level 3 animal management course at Writtle University College and had also volunteered with a few incredible animal charities.
In her spare time she enjoys reading a good book and cuddling with her dog, Poppy.
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Ellie Langley

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Ellie joined Vets4Pets Basildon in June 2021 as a Veterinary Care Assistant.

Ellie wanted this position as she would like to further her career and complete an apprenticeship in veterinary nursing.

Ellie's main interests include reptiles, such as snakes and lizards! In her spare time, she likes to rescue and rehabilitate exotic animals.

 

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Sarah Horlock

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Sarah joined Vets4Pets Basildon in 2021. She has been working in practice since 2018 and passed her nursing qualification in April 2022.

 

Sarah enjoys being one of our dedicated night nurses as she has a keen interest in emergencies and inpatient care.

 

In her spare time she enjoys looking after her dogs Freya and Nigel, and socialising with friends and family.

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Sam Whittle

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Sam joined Vets4Pets Basildon in 2021 as a Student Veterinary Nurse.
 
Her main interests include general nursing and theatre.
 
In her spare time she likes to travel and create home made enrichment toys for her 3 cats.
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Ashleigh Tebbitt

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Amy Dunhill

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Amy previously worked for an animal charity for over three years which she really enjoyed but wanted to move to the medical side of animal care.
Amy has a fascination with exotic animals, she has had quite a few in her life time. Amy's favourite two so far have been Guinea pigs and bearded dragons.
In her spare time Amy loves to explore nature and visit nature reserves. She also loves being creative and has a hobby of drawing.

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Hannah Kelly

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hannah joined the Vets4Pets team in March 2021 after leaving a career in hospitality to follow her ambition of becoming a vet nurse. She is currently studying for a VCS qualification and once completed, hopes to study further and qualify as a nurse.

Hannah has always loved animals, she has been horse riding for 12 years and would love her own horse one day. She also has a cat, two rabbits and a rescue dog from Puerto Rico.

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Samantha Brown

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Sam joined Vets4Pets Basildon in 2021 as a Night Veterinary Care Assistant. Sam enjoys the varied cases and workload that working nights brings to her role.
 Her main interests include seeing new places in the world and in her spare time she likes to create home made enrichment toys for her 3 cats.
 

 

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Maisie Grimsey

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Maisie joined the Vets4Pets Basildon team in September 2021 as a receptionist, she has now moved onto a veterinary care assistant.

Maisie has always loved animals and grown up with a range of animals her whole life. She also has 7 cats! And a rescue American bulldog called bonnie who is deaf.

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Kayleigh Knight

Kennel Assistant

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Kayleigh joined the Vets4Pets team in the summer of 2020. She has previously worked at another vets as a veterinary care assistant, having always wanted to work with animals.

At home she has a rat named Sid and a dog named Betty. In her spare time Kayleigh enjoys socialising with her friends and family.

 

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Leah Tams

Kennel Assistant

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Leah joined the Vets4Pets team in March 2022.

Leah previously worked in a pet store as a reptile specialist and has always wanted to work with animals.

In her spare time Leah enjoys looking after her 2 cockapoo's and labradoodle, Benji, Buddy and Reggie, and her 2 rabbits Chai and Coffee.

 

Georgia Tyler

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Nikki Idowu

Owner & Practice Manager

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I started my career as a neuro physiotherapist in the NHS many years ago which has and would always be one of the most fulfilling roles I have ever done. Whilst in the NHS, I gained further qualifications in management and progressed into working as a clinical manager organizing and delivering services across South West Essex.

I left this role to team up with Shola to achieve our long term dream of being able to offer excellent patient focused care to all the pets we are privileged to look after whilst at the same time delivering great client experience.

I am blessed with three beautiful boys who ensure that I don’t ever have a dull moment! Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies and travelling the world.

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Karen Carter-Medley

Client Accounts Manager

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Karen has been with the team since we opened in 2010. Karen started off in reception but found her expertise lies within insurance and finances and she is proud to say that she now runs this department. Karen loves her job and feels that every day provides something new.

Karen enjoys spending her free time with her family and taking her teenage son to his many football matches. Karen also has a staffie called Daisy and a 50 year old tortoise called Dave.

Beverley Wood

Client Service Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN ISFM Cert

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Beverley joined Vets4Pets Basildon in October 2020, bringing with her 2 years experience as a Client Care Manager from a previous veterinary surgery. Beverley is a Registered Veterinary Nurse and has regular nursing shifts to maintain her registration.

In her spare time (the little that she has!) she enjoys spending time with her husband and young twins, and very much looks forward to a rare night out socialising with friends and family.

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Jackie McMaster

Senior Client Care Advisor

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Jackie has been part of the Reception team since mid-2017, and previously worked in animal welfare from a young age.

Jackie owns 2 cheeky dogs named Lupin and Mini, collectively known as the Binky’s. And has a keen interest in exotic’s and insects, owning a growing selection of Beetles, Millipedes, Insects, Frogs and Reptiles.

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Lucy Falkingham

Reception Team Leader

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Lucy joined Vets4pets in 2018 after leaving school. Before joining Vets4pets she had several part time jobs in kennels and a cattery.

Lucy has always loved animals and caring for them. She has her own pets at home including a Welsh springer spaniel Oscar and a horse called Eddie. In her spare time Lucy enjoys going out with her friends and spending time with her pets.

Lucy is really enjoying her time here at Vets4pets. 

 

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Roisin Gallagher

Client Care Advisor

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Roisin joined the Vets4Pets team in March 2020.  Roisin enjoys the challenges that the role brings. There is always something new and interesting going on each day.

Roisin has two pets of her own – a black and white Springer Spaniel and a black and white rabbit so she is on the lookout for a panda or a penguin next to match!

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Alanya Schofield

Client Care Advisor

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Alanya joined the Vets4Pets Pitsea team as a Client Care Advisor in July 2021.

Alanya has previously worked in busy hospitality environments and enjoys delivering high standards of customer service.

In her spare time Alanya has a resin business and enjoys paddle boarding!

 

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Janne-Marie Regan

Client Care Advisor

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Jan joined Vets4Pets Basildon in August 2021.

Jan has over 20 years customer service experience and is looking forward to bringing her skills to the reception team in her first veterinary industry role.

Jan has 3 pets at home. A ginger terrier x called marmalade, a rescue cat called Fat Tom and a leopard gecko called cable. 
She has 3 children and has a keen interest in floristry and baking. 

 

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Eloise Blackburn

Client Care Advisor

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Eloise joined the practice in November 2021 after working in Accountancy for 5 years. 


Eloise has always had a love for animals and has grown up with lots of pets from reptiles to rabbits to dogs. She now has six dogs and a cat of her own and enjoys walking her dogs and dog grooming in her spare. 

Tayla Hurford

Client Care Advisor

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Tayla joined Vets4Pets in November 2021, having previously worked in a customer service role at an events security company.

Tayla has always liked the idea of working within the animal care industry and like to deliver high standards of customer care.

In her spare time Tayla has 3 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 tortoises that keeps her very busy!

 

 

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Courtney Calcott

Client Care Advisor

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Courtney joined the Vets4Pets team in February 2022.

Courtney previously worked at a bank and enjoys delivering excellent customer service. She has always wanted to work with animals and has at home 2 rabbits Fluffy and Bunny, a hamster called Pumpkin, and 2 guinea pigs called Patch and Steve.

 

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Client Care Advisor

Nicola Day

Client Care Advisor

We are a family owned and run business.

We opened our doors in 2009 and since then we have had the absolute pleasure of welcoming and treating thousands of wonderful pets.

Here at Vets4pets Basildon, we are committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care with excellent patient care at the core of all we do daily.

We are a very modern, well equipped practice with state of the art facilities.

In fact, currently we are the first and only first opinion practice to have a CT scanner in Essex! with the added bonus of free onsite parking.

Our friendly team can’t wait to meet all our furry friends.

Our practice is using PetsApp

 

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Ambulance
    We have an animal ambulance for clients who are unable to visit us. *Please contact the Practice to find out more.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • CT Scan
    Provides 3D imaging for a view of internal organs and bones.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Hospital
  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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