Meet the team
I graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1982, having been brought up in one of the Scottish “new towns” on the outskirts of Glasgow. Over the years I have worked in many areas of the veterinary field, including university, charity work with the PDSA, the Armed Forces, industry and owning my own practices. Despite a long and varied career, I have never lost my enthusiasm for the work and enjoy nothing more than seeing owners reunited with a healthy pet after illness or surgery. Outside of work, I like to relax by taking long beach walks near to where I live and I am owned by Eros, my Syrian Hamster, whom I adopted from Byfleet Pets at Home Support Adoption. I love meeting new people and pets, so why not come along and meet us all, have a look round the surgery and see how we can help maintain the special bond between you and your pet.
I am Almu, a veterinary surgeon from Spain. I graduated from the University of León in 2015 and went on to work in a couple of veterinary pratices in Spain before deciding to take an internship in a referral hospital to deepen my knowledge, mainly in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. After this, I decided to move to the UK to take advantage of new opportunities to improve as a veterinary surgeon and achieve new goals. I moved to Cornwall one year ago where I started working in a referral hospital. In January, my partner and I moved to Guildford which is when I joined Vets4Pets Byfleet where I really enjoy working with the team and trying to offer the best of me to all clients and their lovely pets!
I have have had a passion for medicine since I was young and I grew up surrounded by dogs and cats, so it was not a surprise when I decided to study veterinary medicine, with special interest in internal medicine, critical care and diagnostic imaging.
I spend my spare time with my partner and my two rescue cats, Audrey and Tina, and often go back to Spain to spend time with my family.
I am a veterinary surgeon from Spain. I graduated in 2017 from the University of Murcia. Before coming to England, I had the opportunity to work in an exotic animal practice. I also completed a rotational internship in a referral hospital to gain further experience, as well as working in small animal practice.
One of my great interests and passion is small animal internal medicine.
I joined Vets4Pets Byfleet full time in July 2019. I feel very proud to be a part of this wonderful team, I love animals and being able to take care of them. I love being a vet and being able to make a difference to their lives.
I live with my boyfriend Mario whom is also a vet and we have a rabbit called Tambor and a dog called Guti.
I have been working in the veterinary profession since 1998 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to work in a variety of veterinary practices ranging from referral clinics to dedicated emergency and critical care out of hours clinics. Along with the various practices I have worked in, I have had the chance to work with small animals, cats, dogs and horses in the UK and exotic animals such as reptiles, parrots, falcons, cheetah's and lions whilst I worked in Dubai.
One of my passions, within my profession is rehabilitation and physiotherapy. I’m helping to treat many patients with arthritis, post orthopaedic surgeries and acute injuries with my laser therapy clinics to aid in pain management and ensure these pets still lead a happy life.
I have 3 Japanese Shiba Inu dogs, Rossi, Yūshi and Mia. Yūshi is the newest member of the family, he is a rescue from China, where he was sold to the meat trade. I re-homed him via Japanese Shiba Inu Rescue UK in March 2019 after he was rescued in China, travelled from China, into Paris and finally to the UK. He was about 8 months then. Mia is my newest rescue from Japanese Shiba Inu Rescue UK and she move in in November 2019. She has settled in well and completes my home!
I also have 2 cats, Tink, whom I brought back from Dubai and is an Arabian Mau and Kieren who is a domestic short hair whom I took on as a rescue after he was involved in a road traffic accident. I previously volunteered as a wolf handler at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Beenham, Reading for 5 years during my spare time which I loved and still follow them closely. I love all aspects of veterinary nursing, and have a true enthusiasm for my job, but I particularly enjoy my nurse consultations and meeting all your lovely pets!
I qualified as a Registered Veterinary nurse in 2013 and I have worked here at Byfleet Vets4Pets since we opened in March 2016. I did my nurse training in a busy Orthopaedic referral practice where my love for nursing grew. Before training as a Veterinary nurse I completed my Bsc (Hons) in Animal Management and worked in a cattery for 5 years whilst I was studying.
Since qualifying to become a Veterinary Nurse I have undertaken various courses in behaviour, dentistry, anaesthesia and pet bereavement. However, the course I am most proud of is my Certificate in Feline Nursing.
When completing my Certificate in Feline Nursing I changed a few things around the practice for example the cat waiting area is now separate from the dogs and they have their own parking tables, and the way we approach and handle our feline patients. By doing this Vets4Pets Byfleet was awarded the ISFM silver level cat friendly practice award. This means that we think about cats as individuals and we try and make their visit to us as stress free as possible. I have a real passion for cats and think they are amazing creatures, my colleagues even call me the cat whisperer (better then crazy cat lady!).
When I am not busy working or studying I enjoy spending time with my husband Simon and our 5 year old son Jack who keeps us on our toes. We also have an 11 year old collie cross Bobbie who still thinks he’s a puppy and my two beautiful cats Rex (5 year old, DSH) whom I hand reared from around 3 days old after he was found on the side of the road and Evie (1 year old, Birman x) whom I recused when she was bought into the practice as a stray.
I love all aspects of Veterinary Nursing and believe I have the best job, and in 2018 I was awarded The Best Team Player award with in the Vets4Pets vet group.
I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in March 2019 and I have been working here at Byfleet Vets4Pets since the beginning of September. My main interests are in nutrition and nursing our hospitalised patients.
Since I finished studying towards my veterinary nursing qualification I have done some courses in diabetic care, weight management and raw feeding. I am always looking to improve my newly acquired qualifications, so in my spare time you will find me studying extra online courses to broaden my knowledge and understanding. When I am not hitting the books, I enjoy going to the cinema and I have a passion for photography.
In the past I have travelled to South Africa to work on a safari park for a month back in 2013 and in 2010 I was chosen to help build a primary school for a small fishing village in Zambia.
I have a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit called Coco and a cat called Princess who are both spoilt rotten.
My name is Karen. I joined the Vets4Pets Byfleet team in June 2019; I couldn’t quite believe my luck when I was offered the job as a receptionist here! I previously knew the team as a client and it’s been a joy to learn from them and to be a part in taking care of so many of our local pets. I have a 2 year old Labrador, two 11 year old cats and a tropical aquarium to keep me busy at home.
Vets4Pets Byfleet 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.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
PhysiotherapySupports your pets' strength and mobility.
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Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
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Out of hours
Willett House / Stocton Close
138 Kingston Road / Woodbridge Road
Staines / Guildford
TW18 1BL / GU1 1HR
Tel: Telephone: 01784 557578 / 01483 342113
Standard consultations before 11pm start from £185.50. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £239.