Meet the team
Rita graduated from Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia) in 1996 after fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a veterinary surgeon. She has worked in 100% small animal practice around Australia and the UK before settling in Buckinghamshire 5 years ago. She balances life as a vet with 4 young children and partner Joe in Amersham. Her dogs Ricki and Fuzzy enjoy lots of lovely long walks with the family. Rita also has 2 cats called Sydney and Auzzie. A pony is possibility in the future!
Born and raised in Hazlemere, I’ve grown up around cats, dogs and horses and knew from an early age I wanted to work with animals. I gained a Foundation Degree in Animal Welfare & Behaviour from Berkshire College of Agriculture in 2010 whilst working as a kennel assistant at my training practice.
Whilst there, I moved up the ranks to qualify as a registered veterinary nurse in 2014 before moving to a practice in Oxford, but I missed the area so much that I moved back to Hazlemere and was fortunate enough to be offered the role of RVN at Vets4Pets!
I am especially interested in canine and feline behaviour and nutrition as well as canine Addison’s disease since my Doberman, Anubis, was diagnosed with the condition a few years ago. I count myself lucky to be working with such a friendly team that is as passionate about animals as I am!
I’ve always wanted to work with animals and got my first job working at a local Kennels in Chalfont St. Giles and progressed to trainee veterinary nurse within a year of leaving school. I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2010 and have enjoyed working in the profession since then.
I have a particular interest in dental care. Over the years I have had the pleasure of owning dogs, cats, snakes, lizards and fish, most of which were rescues, waifs or strays I picked up along the way.
At present I have three dogs, Ruby, Chudleigh and Buddy. And the proud mother of a year-old son, Charlie.
My obsession with animals started aged 6 when I was given a pet of my own, a Dutch rabbit called nutmeg whom I had for almost 14 years. As a teenager I decided to turn my love of animals into a career and graduated HND animal management in 2006. I’ve always had a soft spot for the weird and wonderful and have over the years have kept everything from Gerbils to Jerboas, chickens to chameleon, hamsters to hedgehogs.
I’ve successfully bred some very unusual species such as Guenthers voles, mouse-like hamsters and various rear fanged venomous reptiles such as mangrove snakes and barons racers. I take great pleasure in providing live planted, naturalistic and “Bioactive” enclosures for my animals.
Until recently, I worked as a zookeeper/animal technician teaching 16 to 25+ year olds and keeping and breeding rare and critically endangered species as part of ex-situ conservation efforts. My true passion however is dogs. I am constantly studying modern dog training methods and doing short courses to increase my skill set.
I live locally with Logan the Lurcher, Maude the Dobermann, Kai, Ember and Riley the domestic silver foxes and Hazelnut the domestic skunk. The thing I love most about this job is that absolutely every day is different. I love to get as hands on as possible and love watching surgeries and working with the team!
After leaving University I worked in administration for several years, then in 2009 I went travelling in South America during which I volunteered on a tortoise conservation project on the Galapagos. This was an amazing experience and fuelled my desire to work with animals. On returning home I decided to complete a Diploma in Work Based Animal Care at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. I remained at the hospital to work as a Baby Bird Feeder and then as an Animal Care Assistant in the Visitors Centre.
I am delighted to now be working at Vets4Pets High Wycombe, combining my administration and animal care skills to help you and your pets. I live in Wycombe with my husband and our pet hamster Henrietta!
lived in South Africa until 2002 when we moved to the UK. I have always worked in the banking industry and then did a stint as a receptionist in a care home.I grew up with animals and joined the practice in July 2017. I wish I had done this years ago!
I live locally with my 2 dogs, Muffin and Angus and a rescue hedgehog called Pickle.
What I love most about my job is watching the team heal sick animals and seeing their dedication.
I am really pleased to have joined the team at Vets4Pets High Wycombe, it is a very friendly atmosphere and I enjoy meeting all the clients and their pets.
I have always worked in admin related roles and now happy to combine admin with reception at Vets4Pets. Meeting all the animals is certainly a perk of the job.
I grew up in London and have had several family pets of my own,including guinea pigs, tortoises and a beagle called Prince. Since living in Holmer Green with my husband and two children, I have been lucky to own other dogs over the years and have gone full circle as we now own a Beagle puppy called Billy!
Having worked in various healthcare roles over the years,I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have joined Vets4Pets High Wycombe. I am able to see on a day to day basis how dedicated the team here are to their roles and the wonderful care the animals receive. I enjoy greeting and interacting with all the clients and meeting their lovely pets.
I live locally with my husband and two children who, like myself, are passionate about animals so our dinner time converstaions have been taken to a new level since I started working here as they enquire about the pets that I have seen each day!
I love working here and hope to be here for a very long time.
Vets4Pets High Wycombe 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.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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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.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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Out of hours
54 West Wycombe Road
Tel: Telephone: 01494 257174
Standard consultations before 10pm start from £185.5. Standard consultations after 10pm start from £239.