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Meet the Team


Joao Alves
MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Joint Venture Partner

Joao graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2006 from Lisbon Tec University, Portugal. After working for several years in small animal practices becoming a Joint Venture Partner at Companion Care Scarborough has been a very exciting, full time project. He enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine with special interest in surgery. Currently he is looking to advance his technical skills in orthopedics and “Keyhole surgery”.

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Scarborough Companion Care Sandra Pera


Sandra Pera
MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Sandra attended the French Lycee in Lisbon, where she developed a special interest in science. She then graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Tecnica University of Lisbon in 2006. She has been working at Companion Care Scarborough since 2012 and is studying towards a PgC in Small Animal Medicine. She enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine, including clinical pathology, ophthalmology and dentistry. Sandra loves going to the cinema, cooking and dancing in her spare time.


Sarah Webb
RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah has been with the practice since it first opened back in 2008! She has always had an interest in animals, their care and welfare and has worked as a Qualified Veterinary Nurse for over 20 Years, including a period of lecturing in veterinary nursing and animal management. Her passion for animals continues at home, as she also lives and works on a mixed livestock farm with her partner and 3 children.

Scarborough Companion Care Sarah Webb
Scarborough Companion Care Sarah Birkin


Sarah Birkin
RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Sarah has worked in practice for 10 years and became a Qualified Veterinary Nurse in 2008. Last year she became a lecturer in veterinary nursing, but missed working in practice. She joined Companion Care Scarborough in August 2014 and thoroughly enjoys it, experiencing a wide range of interesting cases! She currently has a cocker spaniel (who needs plenty of exercise!), 2 cats and two naughty rabbits, whose daily mission is to escape from their run into her plants.


Amanda Pickard

Receptionist

Amanda joined Companion Care Scarborough in February 2012, after working for the local authority for 10 years. I enjoy the diversity of my job and love seeing the puppies and kittens, but also the lovely older patients too. I have 2 cats, 2 rabbits and 2 sons and I love them all!

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Victoria Stanhope

Receptionist

Victoria joined the team at Companion Care Scarborough in October 2014 as a part time receptionist. At home she works alongside her partner and his family on the farm. She really enjoys the mix of working with the team and meeting and interacting with the clients and their pets, as well as working with the cows and sheep on the farm. In her spare time she enjoys riding and showing her horse Jiggy, who also lives on the farm.


Deborah York

Receptionist

Deborah joined Companion Care Scarborough in July 2014 as a part time receptionist. Having never worked in a practice before, she absolutely loves it! My Golden Retriever, Abel, is her absolute world and she loves spending time with him (and her husband!). In her spare time she enjoys travelling, dog walking and seeing live music.

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Christine Williamson

Practice Co-Ordinator

Christine joined Companion Care Scarborough in March2011 as a receptionist, but has since taken on the role of Practice Coordinator, keeping the surgery running smoothly. This role is very rewarding. I enjoy meeting the clients and patients and no two days are the same. In my spare time I enjoy walking with Archie my Cocker Spaniel who is also part of the Companion Care team. I also have 5 cats, and 2 rabbits.


Anita Lisboa

Student Veterinary Nurse

Anita joined the Companion Care Scarborough team in 2013. She is registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Veterinary Student Nurse, but graduated in 2012 in Portugal. Her greatest joy at work is seeing poorly patients recover and going home with their families. She has a 9 year old Black Labrador called Rufus. During her free time she likes to listen to music or watch movies she also enjoys shopping and going for walks.

Scarborough Companion Care Anita Lisboa
Scarborough Companion Care Ricardo Araujo


Ricardo Araujo

Animal Care Assistant

Ricardo graduated in Portugal in 2013 as a Qualified Veterinary Nurse. He is now registering with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Ricardo likes to work with exotic pets alongside small animals. He is looking forward to doing a course in exotics to improve his knowledge. Ricardo enjoys nursing patients in their treatment and recovery. He also enjoys interacting with the clients as in his opinion an informed owner means one step closer to a healthy animal. At home he has a budgie that he has rescued and 5 fish. In his spare time he enjoys walks on the beach and photography.


Archie

Archie has been with the Companion Care team since he was 7 weeks old. He enjoys meeting the patients and reassuring the owners. Please come and meet him and the rest of the team.