Meet the team
I was born & raised in Romania, I studied veterinary medicine in Iasi, where I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in July 2016.
During university I volunteered & worked inside a veterinary clinic that mostly dealt with small animals, but I also had the chance to work with farm animals for a couple of weeks.
I've always loved animals and one of my dreams was to move to a country that would give me the opportunity to interact with as many animal species as possible. Fortunately this dream came true in 2017, when I was given the chance to join this team. I have also now become a clinical coach & help to train our student nurses.
Outside the work schedule, I enjoy visiting museums, old historical places, and when nobody is listening I really enjoy a good karaoke!
I was born and raised in a beautiful city on the sea in Sicily, Italy and I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bologna in October 2018. When I was still a student I had the opportunity to practice both with small animals in reference structures, and with large animals at various farms.
After graduation I had a volunteer experience at a small animal clinic in my home town, which ended when I decided to move to the UK to test myself in a different life and work context than in my country.
After only one month from my arrival in the UK I found what I wanted more than anything else, namely working with an adorable and professional team like Companion Care / Vets4Pets. My great passion is the clinic, with a particular interest in endocrinology, but I also have a strong passion for soft tissue surgery.
During my free time I love travelling, reading, and being an Italian I love cooking for my friends! But more than anything else, I dedicate my free time to Gina, my beloved little dog!
I was born & raised in Warsaw, Poland. I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in February 2019. During my student years I was assisting at one of the major veterinary hospitals in Warsaw. I am very passionate about internal medicine and I enjoy reading veterinary publications. I joined Vets4Pets in May 2019, and am very proud to be part of such a hardworking, and caring team.
I'm a vegan, so I care about the lives of all animals. In my free time I love travelling, cooking, reading books, and spending time with my 2 lovely cats. I can't wait to meet all your pets!
I was born & raised in Plovdiv, a beautiful a historical city located in south-central Bulgaria. I gained my masters degree in veterinary medicine at Trakia University in November 2017.
During my student years, I had the opportunity to gain experience as a trainee in several small animal practices in Bulgaria. I also had the chance to participate in 2 practical Erasmus exchange programs in Hungary and Slovakia. After my graduation, I worked in a small animal veterinary clinic in my home city for a year. Thereafter, I decided to move to the UK, guided by my eagerness to further improve myself.
I grew up surrounded by animals and my love for them is endless. I am particularly fond of rabbits and foxes. During my leisure time, I like to travel, and I enjoy walking in forests with my rescued Belgian Malinois Shepherd cross, called Ezo.
I was born & raised in Alicante, in Spain. I studied veterinary medicine in Galicia, where I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. During university, I volunteered & worked inside two veterinary referral hospitals of small and exotic animals.
I love to travel and meet other cultures and I have always loved the UK. Joining this team meant I could join my two passions by working as a veterinary surgeon in the UK. I am very interested in neurology, but also enjoy surgery.
Outside of work, I love to read, watch movies, and I enjoy playing tennis. I also have a rescue dog & rescue cat called Iker and Neus, and I love spending time playing with them!
After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2003, I started my veterinary career working at the Greater Manchester RSCPA Animal Hospital. It was here that I developed a passion for small animal surgery. After three years I travelled further afield, working in Queensland Australia. Along with pursuing my interest in surgery, it was not uncommon to be presented with more exotic creatures including fruit bats and opossums.
In 2014 I attained my MRCVS accredited certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Over the last 12 months, I have transitioned from an in-house surgical role in North Yorkshire to that of a mobile surgeon - this involves performing surgical procedures at a number of different practices throughout the north of England.
I have a keen interest in both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical cases. I visit the Vets4Pets and Companion Care clinics regularly to perform specialist orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries.
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I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management at Halesowen College in 2011 & am now at Solihull College studying veterinary nursing. I have worked between our 3 clinics (Oldbury, Merry Hill & West Bromwich) since 2014. I feel very privileged to be working with such an amazing team of individuals & I thoroughly enjoy interacting with the clients and their animals, & maybe having a cuddle or two! I have a particular soft spot for larger dog breeds such as Saint Bernard's and Mastiffs. I volunteered in the equine industry for over 5 years before getting horses of my own - I currently own 3 horses & a naughty Shetland pony! I have also previously owned a wide variety of animals including rats, gerbils, and hedgehogs, but currently I have a black cockapoo called Milo, a French Bulldog called Poppy, 3 guinea pigs, and 4 ferrets! In my spare time I enjoy having a relaxing day down at the stables with my horses.
I am currently studying in the final stages of Veterinary Nursing at Halesowen College, where I have developed a particular interest towards hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. I hope to complete further training in these areas in the future.
I've always lived around animals growing up including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and lizards. Now I live with my pet husky called Marni, and hamster called Fluffy.
I have gained a huge insight of the Veterinary world here and enjoy it thoroughly, working between our 3 branches allows me to meet more clients and their pets which I always look forward to!
I have been with the team since the end of 2017 after previously working in pet retail for 7 years. I completed the Level 3 extended diploma in Animal Management in 2012, I have been a qualified C-SQP since 2016 and I am currently studying Veterinary Nursing at Solihull College.
Working with animals has always been a passion of mine and I am enjoying every minute of my nursing studies and caring for all of our wonderful patients. I am really looking forward to learning all the new skills and experiences this course and career will bring.
At home I have two bunnies called Luna and Mischief, and a tropical freshwater fish tank. In my spare time I like to work on my wildlife and zoo photography with many trips to Cannock Chase and Chester Zoo.
I recently completed A-levels in Biology, Maths and Art at Oldbury Academy, and have just started the veterinary nursing course at Solihull College.
Before starting as a student veterinary nurse, I was an animal care assistant at Vets4Pets. I have developed a passion for ferrets and geckos, as well as the love I've always had for dogs.
Throughout my life I have owned many animals, including several hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and dogs. I currently live with my bichon Daisy, Jack-a-poo Poppy and hamster Fidget, all of whom I adore.
I have just started studying as a Veterinary Nurse at Solihull College and have been loving my time in practice so far! I am so excited to gain the knowledge and experience needed to be an excellent veterinary nurse and I am looking forward to handling animals I have never worked with before!
I have owned a variety of pets throughout my childhood and currently have a naughty 7 year old Yorkshire terrier named Bella. She is the biggest diva I know but makes me laugh every day.
I also love travelling to new countries and making memories with family and friends. I have seen some amazing places so far and hope to travel to Australia one day!
I previously worked at Pets at Home & during that time I gained hands-on experience with numerous animals, and completed several animal-related exams. This experience in the animal industry reinforced my natural passion for animals and made me want to pursue a higher level of training.
I am an avid video maker and most of my free time is spent making short films and videos. I'm also a huge football and boxing fan. I've always had a great love of animals which is shown through my large pet collection which consists of a Leonberger mountain dog, a Bengal cat, a rescue cat, two rabbits, two gerbils and a bearded dragon.
I graduated from the University of Northampton in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Applied Animal Studies, and then started working at Companion Care/Vets4Pets in early 2013. I am also currently studying for my Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate (VPAC).
During my time at the practice, I have been involved in a variety of roles - from reception to nursing - and I have now progressed to my current role as the overall manager of our 3 branches. My role largely involves administration duties, overseeing insurance claims, and the general running of the practice. I was present during the opening of both our Merry Hill & West Bromwich branches, and I am very proud to see their success and see all our happy, regular clients! I am always striving to improve the care & service provided to all our patients & owners.
I have a keen interest in dog behaviour & training. I have a particular soft spot for both spaniels and collies, and am also guinea pig mad! I have previously owned several spaniels & currently own a rescue dog called Molly who is a 6 year-old Springer Spaniel cross Collie (pictured with me here). I also own two rescue cats called Cleo and Merlin, a hamster called Chester, as well as a whole herd of guinea pigs!
I have been working for our practice since 2016 & I am thoroughly enjoying my time here. I have always been very animal orientated and aspired to work in the veterinary sector. Back in 2012 I completed a Level 3 diploma in Animal Management & I still look to develop further qualifications in the future.
I started my role in early 2016 as a receptionist; I wanted to grow further in the clinic and soon progressed onto Head Receptionist. After a short while, I started to gain more knowledge on administration duties, insurance and general practice running. By the end of 2017 I moved permanently to the Merry Hill clinic and took on the role of Practice Manager, which I thoroughly take pride in.
As for my personal life, I have always been surrounded by very much loved pets. I have two very handsome boys - one Syrian hamster named Fletcher, and Paprika the rabbit. We also have two family British Bulldogs - Stan who we rescued two years ago & Bailey whom we have had from 8 weeks old.
Client Care Manager
I studied to be a veterinary nursing assistant at Solihull College and qualified in June 2016, I have always had a passion for animals. I grew up with a variety of domestic and exotic animals. I always knew I wanted to work in a veterinary practice. I was keen to expand my experience so I did an internship at a stables while at school. In my free time I love reading, paint balling, and horse riding. I have a passion for music, history, art and design, culture and love expanding my knowledge whenever I can. At home I have a variety of parrots, dogs and a cat called willow.
I joined the team in July 2019. I have always had a love and passion for the care of animals since I was a child. I've always worked in the animal industry but never knew exactly what I wanted to do. Since being introduced to the veterinary industry I have discovered a love for the medical care and treatment of animals. I am currently studying a HND degree in animal management and wish to further pursue onto veterinary nursing in the future. I have a love for all animals and would love to take part in animal conservation in the future as a dream opportunity!
I studied Animal Care Level 2 (finishing with a merit) at Halesowen college, and then went on to the Animal Nursing Assistant course, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I then decided to develop knowledge in the dog groomer sector - for this I took on a Dog Grooming Assistant Level 2 course at Sandwell College. Since this time I have had on dog grooming assistant roles in two salons, which helped me to gain more experience.
I love working with all types of animals, from reptiles & invertebrates, to dogs & cats. Outside of work I also have my own pets to look after - my two dogs, a corn snake, my Chilean rose tarantula, leopard ghecko AND my beloved African grey parrot Rio.
My personal hobbies include PC gaming and playing pool. I love anything exciting, going on adventures and being with my family.
I am very excited taking on this new role and I look forward to meeting all of our clients and their lovely pets!
I qualified with a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management in 2015, and a HND in Animal Studies in 2017. I own 6 pets of my own - 5 cats and a Samoyed dog.
My main interests are singing, art and anything that involves animals; whether it is documentaries, books, research or volunteering. I like to spend my free time finding new clubs, meet ups and social events with my dog and her doggy friends.
I joined the team in November 2019. I have always had a passion for animals. At home we have a greyhound and a whippet cross which are part of my family. I adore looking after animals, and I also love to help people in any way I can. I aspire to progress onto veterinary nursing in the future.
When I'm not at work, I like to go to the gym. I also love anything theatrical and I enjoy spending time with loved ones.
Animal Care Assistant
I recently joined the team, as part of the reception team. Ever since starting here, I have had a passion for putting my customers and their animals first. Being surrounded by animals is a new area of work for me, and I love making all my new furry friends!
During my free time, I love to read, draw and watch a lot of TV documentaries!
I completed level 2 animal care at Sandwell college in 2014, and I did my placements for the course at Forge Mill Farm and Sandwell Valley. I have also done a placement year as a dog grooming assistant at a parlour in Walsall. During 2018, I completed a year long level 3 apprenticeship for a Business Administration diploma and since then, I've been volunteering at pet shops and a doggy day care, before I took this role at Vets4Pets in October 2019.
I love and have owned animals of all kinds such dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, birds and even a goat. Currently I own 4 cats called Mylo, River, Clark and a recent rescue kitten named Faye. I also love everything leopard print, love reading fantasy, and foreign drama TV shows.
Vets4Pets Merry Hill is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well-equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, and digital x-rays. Plus, on site car parking too!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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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.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
Air Way SurgeryAir Way Surgery
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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