Meet the team
I am originally from Chester and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. Following graduation, my first job was at a small animal practice in Wolverhampton which gave me experience in all aspects of veterinary care and ultimately I became responsible for the majority of surgical cases. In addition, I worked with the local greyhound track providing the veterinary care and emergency treatment for the racing dogs and the local retired greyhound trust, which is something I have a passion for.
With the expansion of the Pets at Home the opportunity then arose to become a Joint Venture Partner at Vets4Pets in Solihull. Whilst awaiting the opening of our new Solihull branch I worked for several local Vet4Pets practices providing experienced locum cover.
The most rewarding aspects of being a vet is helping clients on a daily basis and building long term relationships with pets and their owners. I have a keen interest in surgery (particularly orthopaedics) and I am currently finalising further qualifications in surgery.
I live with my girlfriend Rachel and our thoroughly odd cat Chester in Birmingham. I am a keen hockey player and I continue to play for Wolverhampton and Tettenhall whenever possible.
JVP and Veterinary Surgeon
VetMB BA MRCVS
I started nursing in 2014 as an ANA, I moved to Vets4pets Solihull as I felt I would be able to be involved in a more varied case load. I am very nearly close to qualifying with only my practical's in December left to do. I also have an interest in canine and feline behaviour in which I hope to do a further qualification in.
I have two lovely scruffy dogs, Dotty a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and Hugo a lively terrier X. I recently acquired a guinea pigs Harvey, who was meant to be temporary house guests but never left as he was too adorable.
Since I have been here I have gained a wealth of experience with small furries and non-routine procedures. I enjoy working at Vets4pets Solihull as we work well as a team.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Client Care Advisor
Before joining Vets4Pets Solihull at the start of 2018, I had spent the previous 11 years as a Veterinary Nurse. My main passion within this profession has always been for patient and client care, I now have the chance to really give the best care to clients as well as their pets.
I currently have 5 cats, all but one are hand reared rescues that came to my place of work. You will see me around the practice, so I look forward to meeting you and your pets!
I’ve have always been an animal lover growing up owning numerous small furries ranging from hamsters to rabbits, over time this has helped me develop a real passion wanting to work with all animals. I started this by studying animal care and management at Solihull College for a total of three years which ultimately led me to my first job at Pets at Home. I became a small animal advisor within my first year and developed not only animal pet knowledge but people skills which built up my confidence.
Only after being at pets at home I figured out I wanted to work up inside a vet practice to learn more about the medical side. Which has lead me to my current role as Client care advisor which I started in Jan 2019! After having many small animals my love grew and I brought a Boston terrier dog called Luna, she has not only taught me so much she has become a part of my family and world.
All my life I have wanted to work with animals and originally started out at the Dogs Trust in Kenilworth. I helped and trained the dogs that had challenging behavioural issues and really enjoyed the difficulty but also the enjoyment in then getting these animals an amazing home.
Since the arrival of my baby boy, I have come to Vets4Pets and become the Senior Client Care Advisor. I have brought my interest of animal behaviour into the practice and run clinics with our Head Nurse Kerri which we really enjoy doing. I have many of my own rescue animals including my bouncy Rottweiler Tyler, two rabbits Nala and May and two cats AJ and Isla. They each pose their own challenges but I love them dearly.
Vets4Pets Solihull is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound, the practice also accepts referrals in orthopaedics, laparoscopic spays, endoscopy and bronchoscopy. Plus, on site car parking too!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Dental X-RayUnlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
EndoscopyAn endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Tonopen (measures eye pressure)Tonopen (measures eye pressure)
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.
PhysiotherapySupports your pets' strength and mobility.
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.
Keyhole SurgeryIn human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
Air Way SurgeryAir Way Surgery
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Tel: Telephone: 0121 712 7071
Standard consultations before 11pm start from £167. Standard consultations after 11pm start from £215.