Meet the team
Favourite animal and why?
Sorry can't really decide, love them all but if my life depended on it, probably cats.
What pets do you have and what are their names?
2 cats, Billie Whizz and Stompy (who was born blind) and 2 horses, Sam and Barmy Barnie.
What is the best pet's name you have ever come across?
A snake called "For Goodness".
What is your favourite famous animal?
On TV, the talking horse Mr. Ed (showing my age there), in real life, the showjumper Ftot du Chateau.
What is the best thing about working for Vets4Pets?
Being given support from a friendly large organisation but also given the freedom to do what we feel is best for the client and their pet.
I graduated from the University of Nottingham in July 2021 having studied there for 5 years. Vets4Pets Ilkeston is my first job as a newly graduated Veterinary Surgeon - I initially came to the practice on placement while studying and really enjoyed working as part of the amazing team - so much so I decided to stick around!
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first few months out in practice and have gained invaluable medical and surgical experience during that time. I especially enjoy helping all the lovely pets that come through our doors and making sure they have a positive experience during their time with us.
In my spare time, I love watching football and relaxing in front of the TV. Whenever I get the time, I try and make it back home to Manchester, where I am from originally, to see my two beautiful dogs Alfie and Ava.
I qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 1998 at a mixed practice in Derbyshire. During the last 24 years, I have gained valuable experience from working in emergency out of hours, general practice and a large charity organization. I have been a Partner here at Vets4Pets from the very beginning of our journey 2015. I am proud of the practice we have become. I love meeting new clients and their furry friends.
I have a rabbit called Bunty and 3 guinea pigs Kenny, Ronnie & Tiny Tim.
Out of work I am married to Mark and have two children Adam and Katie. I like holidays, reading, cinema, and going out for meals.
I qualified in 2016 as a veterinary nurse, I then went on to complete the pet health counsellor course so love seeing your pets for weight clinics. I enjoy seeing all animals in practice but do have a soft spot for all things feline and have recently completed my certificate in feline behaviour.
In my spare time you’ll find me riding my horse, walking my dog, cuddling my cat or sunbathing with my tortoise they keep my very busy.
I am very proud to be head nurse to such a hardworking team of people where patient care is our priority.
I Started with Ilkeston Vets4Pets in 2019. This year i have progressed my career enrolling as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I can't wait to start my nursing career and be able to educate myself on giving our patients the best care.
At home i have a lovely rescue cat called Sushi and a budgie called Tiki, who pretty much rule the house!
In my spare time i enjoy visiting new places, shopping as well as being with family and friends.
I enjoy working at Ilkeston vets4pets as we are such a close knit team and have the loveliest clients and patients ( I suppose i'm bias ).
Miss Sarah Hind
RVN Veterinary physiotherapist
BSc(hons), FDSc, RVN, AdvcertVphysio. IRVAP
I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014 and enjoy all aspects of nursing having gained experience working in both 1st opinion, emergency and referral practice.
In 2017 I followed my passion and qualified as an accredited veterinary physiotherapist which allows me to pursue my interest in animal rehabilitation and biometrics alongside my nursing.
Out of work I enjoy looking after and competing my horse Biscuit, and spending time with Mr D my working spaniel who was a rescue dog. As a family we have a small holding which means there is always something to do and no two days are ever the same.
My Name is Sarah Wilkinson and I have been a Client Care Advisor here at Ilkeston Vets4Pets since it opened in March 2015.
My husband and I share a home with two dogs named Gucci and Fudge. I have a son named Leo whom I enjoy spending my time, doing things that 5 year old boys enjoy such as theme parks, family days out and activities that involve getting dirty! Leo adores Gucci and Fudge, and they enjoy their walks with him.
In my spare time, I enjoy meals/drinks out, theatre and spa days with my friends.
I have worked in many different roles, but this is the 1st time working within a veterinary practice and I love it! I love meeting and spending time with all your lovely pets.
When Im not working i like spending time with my wonderful family and friends and of course my boyfriend Jordan. Most of all i love being with our silly but highly loveable pug Arthur.
This is my first time working at a Veterinary practice. I love meeting all your pets and getting to know them and you.
When I’m not at work I spend time with family and friends and my two guinea pigs Tango and Bueno who love getting up to mischief.
In my spare time, I love going for walks with my family, friends and my parents dog Tia.
Vets4Pets Ilkeston 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.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
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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.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack