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Meet the team
Lesley graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and immediately went with a friend to volunteer at a charity clinic in Malaysia, where she spent 4 weeks neutering numerous cats as part of the island's trap-neuter-release scheme, which aimed to control the stray animal population, and treating the local residents' pets with what basic medications and resources they had. Whilst volunteering there, Lesley was offered a permanent job and ended up staying for 2 years, during which time she neutered more cats than she could count. Although the working conditions were not luxurious, she found that helping animals and owners in need was extremely rewarding and discovered a passion for charity work. Inspired by her time in Malaysia, Lesley took some time before starting a new job to go to Thailand, where she volunteered at Lanta Animal Welfare - a non-profit organisation which treats and rehabilitates sick animals and neuters and finds homes for strays. Lesley was there for 1 month and while she was there, joined the team on a mobile mass sterilisation and vaccination project on a nearby island for 3 days where they neutered 175 animals, hopefully giving them a better quality of life and helping to prevent the stray population from getting out of control. She then moved to Singapore where she worked for 3 years in an extremely busy and well equipped small animal hospital which was well known for being particularly rabbit friendly. Lesley says 'it was a complete change from working in a charity setting but I learnt a lot from the huge and varied case load'. Whilst living in Singapore, Lesley adopted Marvel, a stray dog who came into the clinic after being hit by a car and falling into a storm drain. In summer 2017, Lesley came back to the UK and Marvel followed shortly after. Lesley and Marvel have been enjoying walks in the cooler climate, although Marvel was a bit confused when he experienced snow for the first time!
Nicky qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2014 after a 3 year degree course at Moreton Morrell college. She has experienced a variety of different practices both as a locum and a permanent member, making irreplaceable friends and valuable experience in all areas. I have also done a lot of work with and for Pets At Home, this has given her a great insight to all aspects of the pet industry.
Nicky has an absolute passion for rabbits, including but not limited to; behaviour, emergency, critical care and ethics. She says 'Rabbits are one of the most neglected animals due to lack of understanding, I want to help change this. I have undertaken many further courses to aid my objective. I am in the process of doing my own ethical research to help understand and look after rabbits better. In the future I hope to write a book on my findings'. Nicky also won Rabbit Nurse of the Year 2020, thank-you to Burgess, Excel and all the judges: She says 'This is a huge honour and I am so overwhelmed!' Nicky also ensures that our practice here at Leamington Spa continues to be on the 'RWAF Rabbit Friendly'.
Nicky also has an interest in dog behaviour and ran her own 'puppy parties' in a previous practice. She hopes to do this again here in Leamington Spa in the near future.
Nicky's animals currently include 3 rabbits; Alfie, Nutmeg and Hops - all rescues with their own stories. She also has a dog called Maddie, she passed the Silver Kennel Club 'Citizenship' awards. She is a 'Jack'ahuahua' and the two are very much in love! Nicky's personal interests include photography and dressmaking.
Sarah qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009 after studying a diploma course at pershore college. She has worked in a number of practices including first opinion and referral work. Sarah has also previously been a locum along side veterinary pharmacy work and is a very knowledgeable nurse.
Sarah also has a crazy Labrador called Duggee and a cat she rescued whilst she was pregnant called April.
During her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and having long walks with Duggee!
Ursula joined Leamington Spa Vets4pets in December 2018. She very much enjoys working with the team, she says 'they are friendly and extremely passionate about providing the best care for every patient'.
Previously Ursula worked at an RSPCA hospital, here she had the opportunity to nurse a vast array of wildlife. During her time at RSPCA she gained invaluable surgical nursing experience, and went on to qualify as a veterinary nurse, then completed her advanced diploma in surgical nursing with the PDSA. She became Head Nurse, and was privileged to lead a dedicated nursing team focussed on providing free veterinary care to poorly animals.
Seventeen years later Ursula took a career break and moved to Shanghai, China with her family. During their free time, they enjoyed travelling to different countries within Asia. Ursula has in the past taken on 3 rescue dogs, mostly orthopaedic cases, having nursed them back to health, she says 'I just had to take then home!' Most recently Ursula has taken on a sweet one eyed hamster called Jack Sparrow. She has a keen interest in animal welfare and has helped successfully re-home many animals during her nursing career.
Ruth qualified as a small animal nurse in 2008. She has a house full of animals and recently she has taken on four rescue chickens and Bosworth the Saluki. All of which keep her very busy.
Ruth's main interest is keeping fit by running - she is currently training for her first marathon. Ruth hopes to travel to China and Africa within the next few years, she says 'I’m not the best traveller but the need to see these two countries is on my bucket list.'
Veterinary Care Advisor
Sally has worked in Customer Service in various guises all her life including British Midland Airways Operations, English Heritage Site Supervisor, Air Atlantique Living History Museum receptionist and Command Pilot Training Ltd Course Administrator. A passionate history and archaeology buff she has also researched her family tree back to 1580 and has taken a DNA profile which is fascinating.
She has always had many different animals in her life and her latest fur baby is a grey male cat called Grayson. He was rescued from a cardboard box when his mother gave birth in the aircraft maintenance hangar at Coventry Airport! She loves interacting with the owners of lots of different animals and being a Client Care Advisor enables her to meet the gorgeous animals too.
Working with the Team at Leamington Spa is a joy and she is very happy to be part of the Vets4Pets family!
Head Client Care Advisor
Client Care Advisor
Vets4Pets Leamington Spa 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.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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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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
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack