Meet the team
I qualified as a Vet from UCD in Dublin in 2009, and spent two and a half years working in mixed practice in Ireland. My wife is from London, so we moved back in 2012 and I have been working in small animal practice ever since. I am currently undertaking a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine. I enjoy all aspects of being a vet, both medical and surgical. I grew up on a family farm, surrounded by animals. Despite originally becoming a Pharmacist and working in that profession for several years, I always knew that veterinary medicine was where my heart was, therefore it was back to university for me. I am now very fortunate to do a job that I love. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, two daughters, and our Norlfolk terrier, Pip. I am also a keen sportsperson, although sadly my playing days are just about finished. I guess it comes to us all!
Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner
My name is Melody and I am one of the Veterinary Surgeons at Vets4pets Friern Barnet. I am originally half french half Turkish, and I moved to London in 2016 for my studies. I graduated from the Royal veterinary college in 2021 and joined our team in June 2023. Although I love all animals, I am a cat lady at heart. My area of interest is mostly surgery and internal medicine.
I have two senior cats called Armani and Chanel which were rescued from Turkey as kittens. As I am very crafty, in my spare time I often paint, draw, crochet or make some jewellery.
Hi I am Gia, one of the part time veterinary surgeons here in Friern Barnet. I graduated in 2018 from the University of USAMV Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania. I have a master degree in small animal transfusion therapy. I came to England through a scholarship and was amazed by the high standard and quality of veterinary care animals receive here in the UK, plus I fell in love with an Englishman so I decided to stay. I am currently undertaking a postgraduate certificate in small animal cardiology but I love all aspects of being a vet. I have a mixed background, Romanian-Greek, I am lucky to be shaped by both cultures, lucky to have worked in the veterinary industry in both countries. I still engage with charity animal work back in Europe and hope I can influence animal health care and sustainability in the long run. I love traveling and discovering new cultures. In my free time I enjoy art and music, I was a ballerina before committing to the veterinary profession. You will probably find me in a museum, at a musical or just daydreaming reading books.
I am a registered veterinary nurse. I have been in practice for 15 years.
Previously I worked as a temporary nurse all over London in both first option and referral. I decided to go permanent here as a head nurse in July 2022 as there was a lot of changes going on for the better that I wanted to be a part of.
I love all aspects of nursing. But I have special interest exotic animals and achieved a certificate in exotics. Here are Friern Barnet we only see small mammals so I ensure they they get the best care.
I have two cats, Maggot I hand reared when she was found as a kitten. Penelope I rescued as she is older and needed a home.
When I’m not at work i am usually off travelling.
I’m a student veterinary nurse in my 2nd year of studies. I joined the Friern Barnet team in October 2022 but have worked in the industry since 2019. I previously worked in human healthcare but am a lot happier caring for furry patients.
Balancing both studies and work is hard but I enjoy learning and being able to implement my studies into giving the best standard of care to my patients.
I am especially interested in small furries and exotics. I sadly have no pets of my own so always enjoy giving our patients extra cuddles and love during their stay.
I am the Veterniary Care Assistant & you may see me on reception from time to time.
I joined the Friern Barnet team in July 2022 before then I worked night shifts in a supermarket.
I insipre to be a Veterniary Nurse one day. I enjoy taking care of the animals on a daily basis.
I've wanted to be a veterniary nurse for as long as I can remember. I've always loved animals and wanted to turn a passion into a career.
I really enjoy watching our nurses do thier job- they all make me want to be like them! I cant wait to continue my journey and start my studies to be a veterniary nurse.
At home, I have 2 dogs; Mona & Remy and 1 cat; Moon- who I absolutely love.
I’m Paige, you will see me when you come In for your appointment but sorry if I get distracted and make a fuss of your pet before signing you in! I have a big love for animals, my friends and family call me doctor do little but now I think about it maybe it’s because I like to do little?
I spent most of my teenage and adult life trying to figure about what I wanted to do, going from working on makeup counters, to taking bets at a betting shop and then designing kitchens. But one thing I always knew is i loved animals and now I finally have my dream job. One day I hope to be a nurse but for now I’ll be here with my bag of treats.
I have background in customer service and management and my previous work experiences have provided me with the foundation on which to build new experiences in the field of animal care as a veterinary receptionist. I have been with Vets4Pets since October 2021. I have been always lover of animals, having grown up with with various pets like hamsters, fish, budgies, two little crocodiles and in my teens I have brought home every stray cat I found. Unfortunately I have to raise them to good health and than found new home for them.
My passion are dogs and everything about them, from welfare, training and behaviour all the way to nutrition. I hold Canine First Aid Level 2 (VTQ) and I am currently working towards achieving modern dog training course diploma with Guild of Dog Trainers and diploma in canine nutrition.
I have found my work here be very rewarding and enjoy the challenges it brings. No two days are ever the same at reception, but one thing’s for sure, I love meeting our clients and helping them in any way I can and there’s always plenty of pets to meet and greet. I am proud to be part of the dedicated compassionate team at Vets4Pets.
Outside of work I enjoy gardening, good book, baking , good company and have very soft spot for miniature bullterrier with big heart and big personality named Hannibal. Also I am passionate about wildlife , nature and environment and trying to live my life as ecologically as possible.
Vets4Pets Friern Barnet 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.
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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DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
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.
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 Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound