Meet the team
Nicole started training as a vet nurse back in 1991, but soon decided to go to university and became a qualified veterinary surgeon in 1998 and started work in the UK in April that year. She stayed with her first practice in the North West of England for 10 years and worked alongside a large team of vets and nurses covering four branch practices. She has always had a passion for soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and loves spending time in the operating theatre. Prior to opening Bedford Vets4Pets in February she gained the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Practice and completed the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery this year. Nicole has a Bengal cat called Danny, three chickens called Spot, Blue and Belle and a Jack Russell Cross called Dobby.
Wendy started her nursing training at a practice in Dunstable in 2006, she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2009, and moved to Vets4Pets in July that year. She then became our Head Veterinary Nurse in April 2015.
Wendy attended a pet health counsellor course in 2010, focusing on nursing clinics and diets, Wendy runs our puppy parties which she really enjoys doing. On top of this Wendy's favourite aspects of nursing are running clinics, obstetrics and assisting in theatre.
Her other roles include being a clinical coach and trains student Veterinary Nurses within the practice.
Wendy owns a large crossbreed dog Called Albie, who thinks he is a lapdog.
Natalie is one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses and started with us in May 2018. Natalie qualified in July 2013 and has worked in various small animal clinics. Natalie has a special interest in Feline nursing, and has completed the ISFM diploma in Feline nursing in 2020.
Natalie has three cats and a Tortoise at home called, Tortoise, Patch, Jet and Tigger who Natalie rehomed from us as a stray.
Mel is one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses and started with us in November 2021.
Mel started her nursing career straight from school and qualified in 1992, and has worked in a variety of Small animal clinics in that time.
Her interests include Canine Behaviour, training, nutrition and fitness.
Outside of work Mel is owned by 2 Chihuahua's and 2 Chickens, her hobbies include collecting, customising and painting model horses and working on her beloved car.
Bea has been with us since 2019 starting as a part time receptionist. She is now a Student Veterinary Nurse and really enjoying being more involved with the clinical side of the practice. Her main interests are dermatology and canine health. Outside of work she is kept busy by her two young children and her Jack Russell.
Lorraine started with us as a part time VCA in August 2021.
She was made redundant in 2009 after 22 years at the same company and having volunteered for a local animal charity for many years she decided to go to Shuttleworth college to study a Btech level 3 in animal management. From this she worked at the college animal Centre looking after many species including lemurs, marmosets and porcupine. She then went on to be an ACA at a veterinary hospital for 6 years working night shifts looking after inpatients and assisting the vets with emergencies.
Jan is our Head receptionist, she started at Vets4Pets in 2008.
Jan's favourite aspects of her job are talking to the clients and making a fuss of their pets.
Jan has a Jack Russell Terrier called Starlet who is 7 years old and thinks she is a princess and a Rabbit called Diff.
Tracy, is one of our full time receptionists, is one of our longest serving members of staff, having started at the practice in July 2014.
She loves how varied her role is as no two days are the same, and enjoys customer service having worked in this field for her entire working life, but of course the most enjoyable aspect of the job has to be meeting the puppies and kittens in for their first vaccinations and occasionally hand rearing abandoned kittens.
Tracy has five cats of her own, two cheeky domestic shorthairs she hand reared from a few weeks old which she just couldn’t say goodbye to, and three stunning Maine Coons, who are all spoilt rotten!
Linda is one of our part time receptionists.
Linda started with us in June 2017, after coming from another small animal vets where she had worked as a receptionist for 30years.
Lesley is one of our part time receptionists, she started with us in 2019.
Lesley’s favourite part of the job is meeting all of our clients and their pets.
Her favourite animals are Springer Spaniels and Ginger Tom cats, she also has a hand reared cat called Saskue.
Vets4Pets Bedford is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
EndoscopyEnables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack