Meet the team
My name is Elijah. I have been a vet for about 30 years working in research and in busy first opinion veterinary hospitals abroad and in the UK. I am passionate about internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. I live in Northolt with my family. Proud father to two daughters and an adopted 10 year old cat named Tiger. Outside of work, I love nature walks, cross country jogging, reading and travelling. Apart from English, I speak four other languages but I’m still trying to learn new ‘pet languages’.
I have always had a great passion for animals and have loved to look after them ever since I can remember. Being a Veterinary Nurse has always been a dream of mine and is the most rewarding job. I have been working with animals since I was 16 and volunteered in rescue centres and veterinary practices to gain more experience and knowledge.
I currently have a German shepherd cross called Duchess who is in my picture, she was adopted from the RSPCA. I additionally have tropical fish and rabbits which were also adopted, as you can tell I am a big fan of adopt, don't shop!
I’ve always had an interest in animals for as long as I can remember as previously I went to BCA College to study animal care in agriculture. Growing up I’ve always had my best memories surrounded with animals, whether it be on a school trip to the farm or just being surrounded by family pets. I am lucky enough to be able to have a dog of my own called Alix. I always knew I wanted to work with animals and discovered that Veterinary nursing was the right thing for me when completing my Animal Care course at college. I have now started to pursue my career in veterinary nursing , so I will be able to use my knowledge to help animals in need. My ideal dream would be to work in a charity to help animals who haven’t had the best start in life and to give them the best care they deserve
I’ve always had a strong interest in animals since a very young age. I have experience in a variety of different species, ranging from domestic animals to exotics. I currently have four snakes, one royal python and three different sub species of boa as well as a recue dog called Coco and another dog called Charlie who is in my picture. Once qualified in March 2023, I hope to specialise in exotics.
Having previously worked as a team leader in medical sales and space, range and merchandising. I now enjoy my time doing something completely different working here at the Vets4Pets surgery as a receptionist and learning about animals and their wellbeing.
I have always had pets from a young age and currently own 3 cats Alfie, Ollie and Louie who love dreamies and enjoy leaving me ‘presents’ on my doorstep when I get home along with 1 rabbit, 1 hamster, fish and 5 guinea pigs. I have a fiancé and two grown up daughters, who I enjoy spending time with as well as socialising with friends.
Having worked in the international corporate business world for many years I wanted a change of pace while still working with a professional and dedicated team. And that team is here at Vets4Pets in South Ruislip. I knew them “from the other side of the desk” as they have been my Vet Practice since I moved to the area. The chance to become part of the team was too good an opportunity to miss.
I have been an animal lover since I was a child and over the years have had dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, budgies, canaries and chickens… Dogs remain my greatest love and I would have a house full given half a chance. I live in Ruislip with my fiance and his 3 children. The little monster in the picture is our cat Mister; he’s a cutie really and totally spoilt.
I joined the practice in 2019, in a change to my previous career. Having always had a love of animals this job is perfect. I share my flat with my 2 cats, Chica and Pikachu, one of which I acquired through the practice earlier this year. Animals have played a big part in my life, I grew up always having them around and cannot imagine my life without them. In my spare time, I volunteer at a watersports club for the disabled.
Having loved animals since I was young, working at Vets4Pets has been a dream opportunity for me. I have three rescue dogs, cat, hamster and a snake called Leo, which all keep me busy and have given me lots of experience working with a variety of species. In the near future I would like to start my training on becoming a Veterinary Nurse as my colleagues inspire me.
Vets4Pets Ruislip 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.
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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
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.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack