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Braintree Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Braintree Retail Park
Charter Way
Braintree
CM77 8YJ

Telephone: 01376 348934

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Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

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Meet the team

Samantha Baker

Dr Samantha Baker

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

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Having originally trained in New Zealand, I graduated from Massey University in 1995, and since then, I have gained a wealth of knowledge in small animal practice. I have been practising in the UK since 1998. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far, during which time I have developed a passion for canine and feline medicine and therapeutics and a great enthusiasm for working with small furries (rabbits, guinea pigs & hamsters).

I relish the challenge that having my own clinic brings, along with the chance to develop and nurture my fabulous team.

At home, I have a dog named Bali and a rabbit called Lieutenant Dan. When not at work, I enjoy the outdoors, live music, theatre, cinema and travel.

At Vets4Pets Braintree, clients can be assured of receiving the best level of both clinical and customer care. I shall endeavour to instil an atmosphere where they feel welcome, nurtured and respected and where their pets are treated as though they were part of our family.

Dr Iliya Mladenov

Head Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified from the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of UF, Bulgaria in 2015. I joined the Vets4Pets Braintree team in October 2019 and I am now the Head Veterinary Surgeon.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, and have a keen interest in surgery, ophthalmology, oncology, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.

I enjoy being a general practitioner as it allows me to do a little bit of everything. Every day brings new challenges and I like the unusual and interesting cases that I encounter frequently.

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Dr Nicole Eksteen

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I was awarded my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2017 and have since worked in small animal practice including emergency out of hours clinics in Kent, London and Essex.

I am proud to now be a member of the team in Vets4Pets Braintree.

I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine and have a particular interest in surgery. I’m a candidate of two Post-Graduate Certificates, one in Small Animal Surgery and the other in Emergency and Critical Care.

I have two adorable pug dogs, Poppy and Daisy, and a lovely horse called Dolly.

Dr Natalia Pouliou

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2014 from the Aristotle University in my hometown Thessaloniki, in Greece.

After an internship in large animals, I moved to the UK, interested to better know a different culture and language, and to challenge myself living and working abroad.

Since 2017, I have been working solely with small animals, enjoying all aspects of first opinion practice, surgery & internal medicine.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking, travelling, being in the Orthodox Christian church and continuing my music studies.

Ashleigh Rouse

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 and went straight into mixed practice where I got to experience a broad variety of animal work, including assisting a zoo vet.

After returning from travelling I went into small animal practice in Suffolk. I relocated to Essex in 2017, and after having my first child I worked as a locum around the area  for 3 years. I have been a familiar face at Vets4Pets Braintree since 2018 but finally took a permanent part-time position here after having my second child in 2021.

At work I particularly enjoy working as part of a team and have a keen interest in rabbit and geriatric feline medicine.

I am a Labrador lover and at home we currently have my one-in-a-million Amara and her grand-daughter Esther. We also have 3 cats acquired from work over the years and the current rabbit count is 6!

In my spare time I enjoy exploring the country side with my family, travel, baking and board games.

Nikki Baker

Nikki Baker

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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From a very young age I knew I had always wanted to work alongside animals in one way or another, as it is a huge passion of mine. I started my career and training in Chelmsford where I gained much of my knowledge. I have been nursing since I was 17 years old, and qualified in 2015. I thoroughly enjoy nursing, we see so many amazing and exciting procedures and no two days are ever the same. At home I own 2 dogs - Mary and Lexi and an Alexanders Parakeet. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, walking the dogs with friends, going to the cinema, and when I get chance jetting off on holiday.

Charlotte Ingram

Charlotte Barnes

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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From a young age I have always wanted to work with animals. I started my career volunteering at weekends at South Essex Wildlife Hospital in Orsett when I was 16. From there I went into full time employment with Hopefield Animal Sanctuary from the age 17, where I completed a Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Management. After being there for 2 years I realised I wanted to learn more and progress further so found a job as a PCA (Patient Care Assistant) at Medivet in Wickford. I trained as a PCA for a year before starting college as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I recently qualified as a Registered veterinary Nurse at the beginning of 2019 and am looking forward to all the new challenges ahead of me! I joined Vets4Pets Braintree in December 2018 and have enjoyed getting to know all of their lovely clients and pets. I love coming into work everyday to a new and interesting challenge, and can’t wait to see where being qualified takes me! I currently own a pet corn-snake called Coral but no other pets. My parents have always owned Labradors so I’m sure it won’t be long till I have my own! In my spare time I enjoy baking, drawing and when I have spare time going away on holiday to relax in the sun.
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Rachael Smith

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have always had a keen interest in animals and I trained at Writtle College, qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2014.

I have worked for the Vets4Pets group at several other practices, moving up to the position of Head nurse and practice manager. I then spent some time working as a locum and joined the team at Vet4Pets Braintree in June 2020.

At home I have a cat called Ollie and a tortoise called Lollypop, in my spare time I enjoy socialising and travelling the world.

Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Receptionist

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I have always been hugely interested in animals from a young age, especially dogs & horses. This passion and love led me to study Equine Therapies at University which I completed in 2018.

Since then, I have gained experience in the customer service industry and am now proud to be part of the Vets4Pets Reception team in Braintree having joined them in February 2022.

Although I currently have no pets I am hugely keen on wire fox terriers & wish to own one myself one day.

When I’m not greeting you & your gorgeous pets at reception, I can be found enjoying weekly exercise classes, socialising in cocktail bars with friends & taking beach strolls with my boyfriend.

I’m looking forward to welcoming you & your pets to the practice soon!

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Emily Wouldham-Camp

Receptionist

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I have always wanted to work with animals after being a keen watcher of Monkey Life and other animal programmes when I was younger. 

I have grown up with lots of different animals, such as dogs, cats, goats and horses. I also have a huge passion for guinea pigs and own lots of them, so you can imagine how loud my house is! In my spare time I enjoy getting tattoos, caring for my guinea pigs and going out for dinner with friends. I will look forward to meeting you and your animals. 

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Lesley Saxby

Receptionist

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I have always known that I wanted to work around animals and I completed my BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour in 2013.

I initially began my working life as both a keeper and education coordinator in zoos in Hertfordshire and Essex and was then very fortunate to be accepted onto an internship working with marine mammals in Bermuda. I worked with 7 bottlenose dolphins and a very grumpy sea turtle.

Since then I have spent my time in customer service roles whilst caring for my rescue husky Theo and a mini-lop rabbit called Fudge.

Whilst not at work or home I can be found training in aerial hoop which I’ve done for the past 4 years which keeps me fit and active.

I am very happy to now be part of the Vets4Pets Braintree team and look forward to meeting you and your pets soon.

 

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Georgia Luetchford

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I have always dreamt of a career in the animal industry, as I have always enjoyed being surrounded by animals. I currently own a cat called Alfie, a dog called Ron, crested gecko called Gendry, royal python called Sydney, Hognose snake called Hedwig, rabbits Caramac, Pearl, Baloo and guinea pigs Timon and Pumba. During my free time, I also look after a small holding, where I look after sheep, alpacas, chickens and a Labrador called Rosie. I also enjoy going to the cinema with friends. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

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Molly Seagrave

Veterinary Care Assistant

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As a little girl, it was always my dream to work within the veterinary industry… and here I am!

My previous experiences include volunteering at a stables from the age of 11, working a weekend job at a saddlery, volunteering at a vet practice alongside attending college and working at the Animal Unit at Writtle University College.

I have almost completed my level 3 Diploma in work-based animal care and am looking forward to going into Vet Nursing studies in 2023.

My love for animals is unquestionable and I love all things big and small. My current family of pets include my miniature schnauzer Ralph, rescue guinea pigs Prince & Marwin, a budgie named Otis, tropical fish and four Axolotl.

In my spare time, I enjoy surrounding myself with my own animals, horse riding and spending time with friends and family.

I look forward to meeting and caring for all of your furry friends.

Vets4Pets Braintree 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!

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (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.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Practice

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Brian and Kitten

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Out of hours

Vets Now Witham
Spring Lodge Farm
Powershall End
Witham
CM8 2HG

Telephone: 01376 530 759

Standard consultation fees start from £270.

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