Meet the team
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
BSc (Hons) BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012. Joe and I decided to open our first Vets4Pets practice in Abingdon in 2016, having worked in multiple referral and first opinion veterinary hospitals across the UK prior to taking this big step. We later opened in Oxford and Newbury and are very proud of the teams we have working at each practice. I split my time between each of the three practices and have recently passed post graduate examinations with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) in Small Animal Internal Medicine.
My clinical areas of interest are intensive care, acute medicine and soft tissue surgery, although I enjoy all aspects of veterinary practice. I am also developing a special interest in working dogs, and in 2020 volunteered as a trail veterinarian on the Iditarod Dog Sled race across Alaska! I believe in treating all of my patients as if they were my own animals and am extremely proud of the way the whole team here put our patients and clients first.
My wife Lucy is also a vet and one of the partners at Vets4Pets Oxford, and we live with two naughty dogs called Watson and Doug, and a rather superior three legged cat called Archie!
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed PGCert (Small Animal Surgery) MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery GPAdvCertSAOS (Advanced Orthopaedic Surgery)
I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College and have a special interest in small animal orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. Further to qualifying I have passed the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Surgical exams and was awarded a post graduate certificate in small animal surgery. This is an intensive three year course where Veterinary Surgeons are taught by Specialists to perform more advanced and technically demanding operations. We offer referral work for soft tissue and orthopaedics including TPLO/TTA/CCWO for cruciate surgery, fracture repair, key hole surgery and airway surgery (BOAS). In 2017 I was recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for our work in surgery and awarded Advanced Practitioner Status in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. I am presently studying for a second award in Advanced Small Animal Orthopaedics so as to offer our clients even more when it comes to their pet’s care.
Away from the operating table I really enjoy playing rugby. Dan and myself met on the rugby field fourteen years ago and I’m very excited to be owning a practice where I first began my veterinary career.
I also own a rescue cat called Cobweb who came to us from the RSCPA with a broken pelvis (now cured!) and a black Labrador Lyra who is always a welcoming face on reception at work.
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2010 with Honours and immediately started working at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals after gaining a Junior Clinical Training scholarship. From here I moved to rural Warwickshire to work in a traditional mixed practice. These early experiences gave me a good grounding in both first opinion and referral work across a wide variety of species. I have worked at Vets4Pets Newbury (formerly Companion Care) since it first opened in 2014. My areas of clinical interest are internal medicine and emergency care and I really enjoy furthering my knowledge whenever possible.
Outside of work I am kept very busy by my four dogs “Briar”, “Sweep”, “Ebby” and our latest addition, a rescue called “Holly”. After growing up on a farm I like nothing more than spending time out in the countryside with the dogs, especially if a long walk and visit to a pub garden is involved.
I studied at the University of Nottingham where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine and Science with Honours, before ultimately graduating with a First Class degree in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery in 2017. I have a keen interest in surgery and I am currently studying for a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Surgery with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Away from veterinary life I enjoy running and have loved the challenge of completing a few half marathons and Tough Mudder events. When I get the chance you will find me helping out at neuter clinics abroad for stray dogs and cats, which I love. It was from a shelter in Cyprus that I ended up bringing back my bonkers and very naughty beagle pointer cross, Lucky, who keeps me entertained and active on a daily basis!
I studied at the Royal Veterinary College and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine. I have a particular interest in medical cases and diagnostic imaging but I also love doing routine consults and getting to meet people's lovely pets. Outside of work my favourite things to do are to spend time with my family and when I get the chance I like to do some dance classes and indoor rock climbing.
I love being a veterinary nurse and I have a particular interest in anaesthesia as well as caring for our inpatients. I am also a clinical coach and train our student nurses, which is a very rewarding part of my job.
At home I have 2 crazy boxers; Khan and Dempsey, a British shorthair cat; Artemis, who thinks she’s a dog and lots of fish.
I have been working at Vets4pets Newbury since the end of 2016. I worked on reception for about a year and a half, and then started my Level 3 Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing.
I have a Level 3 qualification in Animal Management, and with this I have experience in handling and managing a range of animal species including reptiles, amphibians, small animals, equine and farm animals!
I love every aspect of Veterinary Nursing. I love how it makes me feel important and how it makes me feel part of a team.
I enjoy consultation, anaesthesia, surgery, etc. but I think my favourite thing about veterinary nursing is in-patient care. Seeing a seriously ill animal returning home to its family, makes it so rewarding knowing that you have helped in achieving that! I also love laboratory work, as I’m a bit of a geek and love science!
Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse since 2021, and currently studying my VetsNow ECC certificate
I have been working at Vets4Pets Newbury since 2018 and it all started with work experience! I am now a student nurse and I can’t think of doing anything else. I have a passion for consultations, anaesthesia & lots more.
I have many companions of my own from a crazy Bengal to little Guinea pigs.
You will never get bored working here and two days will never ever be the same! That’s what makes it so enjoyable. Never expect to go home without clumps of fur on you because you are always having cuddles!
I joined Vets4pets Newbury in September 2019 as a veterinary care assistant.
I have always had an interest in animal health and their wellbeing.
I have a love for all animals big or small and yes I’m that person sitting with the dog at a party full of people.
Animals are a big part of the family and owners put their trust in us to care for them, so it’s a great feeling to be part of such an amazing team all working together to help care for them.
Knowing that every day we are making a difference to an animal's life is one of the most rewarding parts of working in veterinary care.....obviously all the puppy cuddles help too.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, taking long walks in the countryside and reading.
I joined vets 4 pets initially as a receptionist and then an opportunity came around to progress to a veterinary care assistant and I jumped at the chance to be more hands on.
I joined the team in July 2021 as a receptionist and hoping to complete my training to become a registered veterinary nurse in the near future.
Animals have been a big part of my life since I can remember. From owning multiple pets as a child to studying a diploma in animal management at Sparsholt college.
I thoroughly enjoy working at Vets4Pets being able to work alongside incredible colleagues who have helped me gain so much experience within the animal industry.
Away from work I enjoy going to the cinema, shopping with friends and spending quality time with family. I live with my partner, our 3 tortoises and a fish tank that is way too big for the living room!
One of my favourite parts of the job is seeing a variety of animals big and small, and being part of their journey of being happier and healthier.
I joined Vets4Pets in January 2019 as the Practice Manager for Abingdon, Oxford Botley Road and Newbury London Road.
I have previously worked as a Veterinary Practice Manager, a GP Practice Manager and also spent 10 years as a Human Resources Manager with over 800 colleagues to look after!
I am passionate about animals and have a mad Australian Labradoodle called Kiwi.
I love the amazing team at Vets4Pets. They care so much about every single patient and client experience and they are also great fun to work with!
The best part of the day is having cuddles with our patients – this is the best job in the world!
I joined the Vets4Pets family in June 2019. As a receptionist my role varies from front of house jobs, admin and handing out treats to pets!
The best part about my job is helping customers, cuddling animals and working with such an amazing and caring team.
Away from work I like to spend time with all the crazy animals I have at home, including Pepper the dog, Tilly the cat and 4 rescue chickens.
I started working as a veterinary receptionist at Vets4Pets Newbury in September 2018.
I'm so glad to be part of a wonderful team who are all so hard working and devoted in making sure each patient gets the best care, attention and cuddles on each visit.
I love the challenges that working in a vets provides and I really enjoy learning new things every day.
Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and exploring new places with my partner Simon and our son Henry.
At home we have our cat Macy, a silver tabby who loves visiting the practice as she always gets lots of treats and cuddles.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets on your next visit with us.
Having grown up in a very pet orientated family, I have loved animals as long as I can remember. I finally made the leap into the animal industry in February 2022, when I joined Vets4Pets as a Receptionist. In the near future I am hoping to progress into a clinical position.
I live at home with my Rottweiler x Pug, a crazy Boxer, a 3 legged cat and 2 Hermann’s Tortoises.
Vets4Pets Newbury London Road is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a laboratory, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. We can also offer plenty of on-site car parking too!
We look forward to welcoming you to the practice!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
Airway SurgeryAirway Surgery
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
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ArthroscopyArthroscopy (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.
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.
Chemotherapy & Cancer TreatmentDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Home VisitsIf you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
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.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Late Opening TimesLate Opening Times
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack