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At Vets for Pets, we have invested considerably in our team and kit to make a number of advanced services available to our clients. We also accept referrals from other practices.
Orthopaedics and fracture repair
Our veterinary team have undertaken advanced training to allow us to perform orthopaedic surgery in our practice. If your pet develops an abnormality involving their skeleton or joints, such as elbow dysplasia, a patella (kneecap) that gets stuck, or a torn cruciate ligament, an orthopaedic procedure may help them.
Laparoscopy surgery (keyhole surgery)
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to explore the abdomen with two to three small ‘keyhole’ incisions. We are pleased to have invested considerably in our team and kit to make minimally invasive surgery available to our clients.
Meet the team
I graduated from Berlin in 1994 then worked for 3 years in Germany as a farm vet, looking after cows, pigs, sheep and horses - as well as domestic pets - before moving to the UK to live. For the first 5 months here, I worked as a volunteer for both the PDSA and the RSPCA. I had to earn a living, so I worked again on farms, as well as looking after domestic pets in a Norfolk practice, before moving closer to London three years later. Since then I have specialised in treating small animals in London, Hertfordshire and more recently, in Bath. I joined Companion Care in 2011, impressed by what I had seen in surgeries as far apart as Harlow and Bristol. Since joining, I’ve been fortunate enough to work as a locum in several branches, mainly in the Home Counties. In every location, I’ve found dedicated professionals at every level, helping owners to do the best for their pets. When the Reading opportunity came up - I decided to go for it! I passionately believe in delivering the best possible veterinary care at affordable prices. Being a responsible owner is a big part of the joy of keeping a cherished pet. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time with my family (which includes Tinkerbelle, my cat), travelling (with Tink, of course, where possible), photography and trying out Jamie Oliver recipes!
Dr Irina Calinescu
I am a passionate veterinary surgeon, having qualified in 2005. Originally I'm from Romania, but made the exciting change to move to the UK in 2018. I thoroughly enjoy my work, both in consulting with pet owners and performing surgeries.
I have a particular interest in Ultrasound. I'm a feline lover, and outside of work I have a husband and two children, who I love to spend time with.
My biggest weakness is chocolate! I love to find time to relax by exploring new places and visiting historical buildings during my travels.
I’ve always loved animals, so at 17 I started work experience at my local veterinary surgery. I continued to study small animal care at Merrist Wood College, Guildford.
I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004 whilst at Medivet. In 2005, I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse Assessor and progressed to become a trained clinical coach, examiner and lecturer in Veterinary Nursing.
I spent 5 years as a Head Nurse in Twickenham and 7 years as Senior Head Nurse at a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital in Richmond.
In 2016, I spent a year in Malta. Returning to the UK, I was invited to join Companion Care Farnborough. In 2020, I became part of the team at Vets4Pets Feltham. In 2021, I joined the team here at Vets4Pets Reading as a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager.
I have a keen interest in small animal dentistry, exotic animals, cytology (looking at cells), lab work and rabbits anaesthesia. I endeavour to deliver excellent client and patient care.
My fiancé and I took on a stray cat in 2010, who we love and fuss over a little too much (Molly’s a well travelled cat, having driven with us through France, Switzerland, Italy and Malta).
Outside of work, my interests include socialising, eating out, music, gardening, walking, travelling, chocolate and celebrity spotting.
I obtained my Veterinary nursing degree in 2011. I have a vast array of experience and expertise and even kept a diverse range of animals herself from sugar gliders, leopard geckos, rabbits, cats, and dogs.
I have a keen interest in X-rays, dentistry, and exotics and always seeking to expand my knowledge and abilities. I always embrace new challenges and eagerly take on opportunities to enhance my skillset.
Beyond my profession I enjoy outdoor adventures, such as kayaking and love to connect with nature, finding peace on the water. I also love to play pool socially.
I joined the team here in Reading in 2015. I am just coming up to finishing the Veterinary nurse course, and soon to become qualified.
I enjoy all aspects of my work but have a particular interest in pharmacology, surgery but always look to expand my expertise in all areas.
Outside of work I have a husband and child, and two cocker spaniels called Jimmy and Hollie, all of which keep me very busy and happy. I love participating in outdoor activities, sports, and generally embracing the opportunity to stay active and connect with nature.
I am currently excited and also preparing for the arrival of another baby which is due very soon, so I will be leaving Reading again for a short time to go on maternity.
I worked at Pets at home for 4 years and decided that I wanted to progress my career to become a veterinary nurse. After being at the practice for 5 years I am now in the last stage of my veterinary nursing qualification. I enjoy interacting with our clients and our patients. I find it to be a very rewarding part of the job to have the trust from both owner and patient.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner and close family and friends. I also enjoy taking country walks and exploring new places with my partner.
After studying animal management for 3 years, I decided to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. I have started my veterinary nursing qualification and I am applying my new knowledge to our patients care.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my 2 amazing cats Twinx and Tilly. I also love spending time with my friends and family.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Throughout my childhood I dreamt of being a vet as I had a great love of all animals. But when the time came, I became a teacher instead! This lasted about 10 years, but my desire to work with animals was too strong, so I left teaching. I spent some time being a mum before going to work at a local veterinary practice as receptionist, and then Deputy Reception Manager. I stayed there for about 5 years, and then applied to join Vets4Pets at Reading which at the time was a brand new practice and I have been here ever since.
Away from work, I have 3 cats and a dog. One of the cats, Simon, belongs to the surgery, and makes frequent visits just to check everyone is behaving themselves. All of my pets have been adopted from the practice for various reasons and range in age from 11 down to 5 years old.
I joined the reception team in April 2018 after many years working in Hotel reception. I enjoy meeting the animals and owners and working in a friendly team.
Out of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, Baking and walking our beautiful 5 year old Staffy cross who came from Battersea Windsor.
Vets4Pets Reading 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, free 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.
AcupunctureAcupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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.
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.
Keyhole SurgeryIn 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.
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.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
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.
Rabbit Medicine and TestingRabbit Medicine and Testing
Separate Cat & Dog Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Small Mammal Medicine and SurgerySmall Mammal Medicine and Surgery
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.
Complete Care Plus
Flea & Worm Pack