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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 knew I wanted to be a Veterinary Surgeon from a very young age. It was something I was determined to make a reality.
After I graduated in 2008, I travelled to Cornell University in NY, USA, for an externship, where I became particularly interested in all aspects of Small Animal Veterinary Practice. When I returned, I completed a Masters in Veterinary Medicine focussed on cruciate ligament rupture in dogs. This further fuelled my interest in advanced practice and led me to complete a fourteen-month rotating internship specialising in small animals at the University of Cambridge.
Since then, I have accumulated over fifteen years of general practice experience, four working alongside Elijah and his team. I am particularly passionate about diagnostics and I am committed to offer the best possible care for your pets.
I speak three European languages: Portuguese, Spanish and rusty German.
When I’m not working hard, you’ll find me playing with my family dog Chico, and sailing and surfing on the beautiful coast of the Algarve, where I’m proudly from.
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 have 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 a Tartar sand boa named Tiny Tim, my rescue dog Coco and a cat called Pumpkin - who was abandoned as a kitten and handed into Vets4Pets. I have a great passion for marine life and in my own time, I enjoy maintaining my own reef tank, in which I keep a variety of marine fish and invertebrates.
Once I qualify as a Veterinary Nurse, I hope to further my knowledge and specialise in exotic animals.
Since I was a young girl, I always loved animals and knew that when I was older, I wanted to work in the Veterinary industry. Working here at Vets4Pets has been a dream opportunity for me, and I feel proud of the knowledge and progression I have gained so far in my career. At home, I have three rescue dogs and a cat. I have previously also had hamsters, snakes, geckos and pet rats, so I enjoy the broad spectrum of small animals we see in practice!
Once I qualify as a Veterinary Nurse, my goal is to take courses to further my knowledge in in-patient care and internal medicine, as I find the most rewarding part of my job is seeing hospitalised patients slowly start feeling better!
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.
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.
As a child, I spent a lot of time around stray cats and dogs back home in Ukraine, and always wanted to do what I could to help. I have fond childhood memories with the variety of pets I grew up with, from guinea pigs, hamsters and ferrets to cats and dogs. I currently have a Bombay called Tovah, a Russian Blue called Archie and my dog Alica.
My inspiration to pursue a career in Veterinary comes from my late family pets Lala (cat), and Bonja (dog), as they both hold a very special place in my heart.
During my time at Vets4Pets Ruislip, I have gained a wide variety of experiences and knowledge from watching my team, and have developed a strong interest in pursuing a degree in Veterinary Nursing.
In the future, my dream job would be to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse and use my degree to volunteer abroad treating wildlife in conservations.
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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.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
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.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
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.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained 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.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Complete Care Junior
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