Meet the team
My name is Sameer Bheda. I am one of the Joint Venture Partner at Vets4Pets Leicester Fosse Park and Vets4Pets Leicester Beaumont Leys. I have been at the practice since opening in November 2010. I graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in June 2002. I have worked in different aspects of the profession but my interest lies in orthopaedic surgery. Professionally I enjoy helping to make a difference in the quality of lives of all the pets we see and also enjoy the varied case load daily. I am married with 3 children. Outside of work my time is spent with them and I enjoy playing squash. I have 2 cats called Sophie and Cleric.
My name is Shabbir Shariff. I am one of the Joint Venture Partner at Vets4Pets Leicester Fosse Park and Vets4Pets Leicester Beaumont Leys. I have been at the practice since opening in November 2010. I graduated from the University of Pretoria in November 2008. My interests lies in feline medicine and laser therapy. I enjoy helping the various pets (cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, degus, gerbils and hamsters) we see daily. I am married to my lovely wife Sumera. We have a cat and hamster called Smudge and Rascal. My hobbies include doing a lot of DIY and tinkering with cars. I also enjoy playing basketball, badminton, watching formula 1 and movies.
I have been working at the clinic since October 2020 and have a real passion for diagnostic imaging. I like working with the team to solve medical cases and can often be found with the ultrasound scanner probe in my hand.
I like to teach our team members about ultrasound scanning and in a twist also have an interest in orthopaedic surgery - which I have been scrubbing in as an assistant with Sameer our JVP.
Head Veterinary Nurse
I have worked in veterinary medicine since 1989 and despite being a reasonably accomplished fencer and a Black Belt 2nd Dan martial arts instructor, without a doubt one of the proudest moments of my life was becoming a qualified veterinary nurse in 1993.
I am also a clinical coach so this means I have the privilege of passing on my knowledge and experience to student nurses and therefore play a role in shaping the future of veterinary nursing by ensuring that my high standards of patient care are continued.
I have a keen interest in anaesthesia and surgical work but my main compassion is with our feline companions. I currently have 6 of my own (hazard of the job!). I am constantly educating the team on best cat interaction and handling techniques as well as working together towards achieving an accredited silver cat friendly clinic award via the ISFM.
I started my vet nursing career in 2006 and have worked in many different practices since. I have an interest in physiotherapy, raw feeding and exotic animals having also completed a city and guilds certificate in exotic nursing. I am a clinical coach for students in our practice. I am the proud owner of a bulldog, two cats, chickens, ducks and tortoises.
Veterinary Nurse & Clinical Coach
My name is Gemma Scales, I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in April 2018, but I have been in Veterinary for over 5 years. I have been with the practice since March 2016, I love every aspect of my job, especially when I am consulting so I get to interact with clients and their lovely pets.
At home, I enjoying playing a range of different sports such as hockey and rounders. I also love spending time with my fiancé, my twin baby girls and my crazy Border Collie Fidget.
I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2020 having been a student at Fosse Park since 2018. I am interested in anaesthesia and laboratory work and will be pursuing further education in these area to expand my knowledge and capabilities as a nurse.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and my partner, I also dedicate a lot of time and love to my 4 year old cat Beans, and my partners miniature schnauzer Tommy.
Hi my name is Paige, I have worked at Vets4Pets Fosse Park and Vets4Pets Beaumont Leys as an Animal Care Assistant since July 2016. I am currently completing my final year at Bottle Green Training College and will hopefully be a Qualified RVN by June 2021. At home I have 2 American Akitas called Broly and Zuki, a Hungarian Puli called Quinn, 4 Rabbits and a Royal Python (practically a zoo).
My name is Alex Garland and I started in February 2018. I am one of the student veterinary nurses, I started the course Sept 2020, I love that our job has so much variety and everyday is a learning day. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going on adventures with my boyfriend and having fuss and cuddles with my three cats, Connie, Edith and Link.
I've been working at the practice since June 2019, I started out as a receptionist, moved on to becoming a Kennel Assistant and since began my Student Nursing Course.
Since a young age I've always wanted to work with animals and so my role has become my life long dream.
I currently own two snakes, two tarantulas and a pooch called Millie.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I am currently a Student Vet Nurse due to become registered Summer 2023. I have a dog called Frankie and 2 Cats called Lancelot & Merry.
I am Iain Pepper and I started working here at Fosse Park in November 2021. This is my first role in the Veterinary industry, having previously worked as an Operations Manager in retail and logistics for 16 years.
Although not trained in Veterinary medicine, I studied animal management and welfare at university and have always been fascinated by animal science and behaviour. I am lucky enough to see the wonderful team at Vets4Pets do amazing things daily and the opportunity to support them in that is something I am really proud of.
I live in Leicestershire with my wife Steph and my child Alina. As a family, we look for every opportunity to visit a Zoo, Art Gallery or Museum.
I have worked at Vets4Pets Fosse Park since October 2018. I originally started as a Receptionist but soon progressed to become a Kennel Assistant. In November 2020 I became Head Receptionist to further my career at Vets4Pets. I have a spoilt Chihuahua X called Mitsie and a new rescue Chihuahua puppy named Frankie.
I joined Vets4Pets in January 2021 and I am used to work customer service roles. Outside of work I enjoy holidays, history and cooking. I also spend time with my grandchildren and family when I can.
My name is Kirsty and I was employed as a Receptionist / Kennel Assistant for Vets4Pets, Fosse Park in September 2018. After 7 months, I decided to leave my job to go travelling around Australia. I returned back as a Receptionist in July 2020. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, travelling and making personalised gifts as a side hobby.
Although I have only worked at vets4pets since January 2021 I absolutely my job. I am a huge animal lover and have been a vegetarian for 13 years and vegan for the last 3. I have two children and 3 chihuahuas whom I absolutely adore. I am really enjoying getting to know all the regular patients and am always happy to have a little chat.
I joined Vets4Pets in October 2021 as a Receptionist. I have always had a passion for animals having a qualification in Animal Management. I am enjoying my time here, meeting all clients and their pets that come into practice. I currently have a 1 year old cat called Luna who I raised from very young. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends.
I have been working as a Receptionist since 2019 as I really enjoy working with Animals, however since March 2022 I have recently changed roles and became a Kennel Assistant. Big Dogs are my favourite of all, and in my spare time I love to take my own dog, Kali out for walks and help look after two Dogue De Bordeaux named Ruby and Missy.
I've just started as a Kennel Assistant at Vets4Pets Fosse Park in July of 2022 and I have a huge passion for working with animals and love my job. I have a cat called Dory who will be turning 4 this year.
I started working at Vets4Pets in April 2021. I feel very privileged to be able to help look after the pets that are at the practice. I love all animals but I have a soft spot for little dogs as I have 3 of my own; Elton, Gaga and Paloma.
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Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
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.
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Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
CT ScanProvides 3D imaging for a view of internal organs and bones.
Dental X-RayUnlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
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.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
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Out of hours
84 Sibson Road
Tel: Telephone: 0116 267 3518
Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £120 before midnight and £190 after midnight. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.