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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
Dr Irina Calinescu
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.
Miss Sian Bailey
Student Veterinary Nurse
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 am the newest member of the Reception team, joining in April 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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
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.
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