I have been a Veterinary Surgeon since 1999.
Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon
I have always looked after cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other small ‘furries’. I recently was responsible for the Ferret Rescue centre in Romford, Essex as one of the principal Vets. I have also had a lot of experience dealing with Working Dogs. as I was the main vet responsible for treating the Unit 2 and 5 Metropolitan police dog units (German Shepherd’s, Malinois’s, Cocker Spaniels and Springer Spaniels) ,and because of this I was also involved in looking after some of the Transport Police dogs. My ethos for veterinary practice is: to help owner’s to deliver the best health care possible for their pets. This I achieve by using good communication skills.
My Veterinary interests are internal medicine (particularly feline) and endoscopy. I am currently enrolled in a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. In my spare time my wife (Jacqui) my son (Arran) and I enjoy taking our Norfolk Terrier ‘Cosmo’ for walks in the surrounding countryside.
I love being a Vet as it allows me to meet lots of people and all their pets all of which have different personalities and characters. I am also a partner in my new surgery at Companion Care Vets in Cheltenham.
Kelly Ann Boakes
My name is Kelly; I will be joining Companion Care this October as a small animal and exotic veterinary surgeon.
I have a particular interest and experience in Exotic Pets.
I graduated from Bristol University in 2008. Throughout my 6years at University I gained experience through placements in exotic veterinary practice and was awarded ‘best small animal clinical rotation’ following placement at an Exotic Referral Centre in the UK.
Since graduating I have worked as a small animal vet for 3 years treating a variety of animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, birds, amphibians and even skunks! During this time I worked in first opinion practice but dealt with many pets referred to me from vets throughout the Midlands. I recently widened my experience by working in Turkey at a sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation centre, here I treated and performed surgery on injured Loggerhead sea turtles.
I have always had a love for rabbits and tortoises having owned these from a very young age, and I must admit they are a favourite of mine!
I look forward to joining Jonathan and the Companion Care Team in providing a high quality service and care for your pets. I look forward to meeting you and your pets soon!
I have been working in practice for 8 years and qualified in 2006. I have additionally gained certificates in canine psychology and small animal nutrition out of interest. I particularly enjoy anaesthesia, radiography and critical care, there is nothing more rewarding than making a sick animal better through nursing care. I have done a lot of work with ferrets and fostered cats and dogs for several charities.
I have 2 dogs, a German shepherd Jack and a Labrador Maddy. In my spare time I like to walk my dogs with my husband Stuart and my baby Isabel.
Head Veterinary Nurse
I graduated from Harper Adams University College in 2010. During my time at university, I completed a number of placements in a variety of different practices. It was during this time that I focused my interest in small furries by completing a number of personal study projects, including my dissertation in guinea pig anaesthetics.
Upon completion of my degree, I travelled around the world for 7 months, giving my time to a number of animal charities in South East Asia. During this time, I cared for street animals, carried out emergency treatment and helped to educate the locals on how to provide the best care for their pets.
Now that I’m back in the UK, I thoroughly enjoy working with all the patients and their owners at Companion Care Worcester. I have initiated a number of nursing clinics, which provide useful advice and information for the day-to-day care of animals with certain medical conditions including diabetes, obesity and arthritis. I find all aspects of my job very rewarding.
My home life is shared with two cats, one of whom was hand-reared from the age of one week and two guinea-pigs.
Vet Nurse Assistant
I have worked in animal care for the last 10 years, having worked in both a rescue centre and also in boarding kennels. I have a post graduate diploma in animal behaviour and am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. I love working with animals and their owners and am really looking forward to learning new skills and gaining more knowledge in my role as a nurse assistant.
I have a menagerie of pets including dogs, cats, birds, a tortoise and some small furries. In my spare time I enjoy competing in agility with my dogs, reading and walking.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Student Veterinary Nurse and Receptionist
I am Companion Care Worcester’s new student nurse. I am current studying Veterinary Nursing at Pershore College, which is inclusive of a 2 day per week work placement that I do at Companion Care. The great team here are teaching me all I need to know on how to maintain an animal’s health and happiness throughout its lifetime. I’m sure, with their help and support, that I will fly through my exams and be well on my way to becoming a well-rounded veterinary nurse.
In my spare time, I enjoy horse riding and getting out and about in Britain’s beautiful countryside, discovering new and exciting places along the way. I have grown up taking care of a smallholding of animals, varying from horses to mice. I’ve had to deal with many problems, which I felt I have always dealt with in a calm and quiet manner. There are not many situations I haven’t come across!
I am looking forward to meeting you all at the surgery, and I hope to fill you in on what I’ve been taught by the brilliant staff at Companion Care Worcester.
See you all soon!
Student Veterinary Nurse
I am currently in my 3rd year at Harper Adams University College and am undertaking my placement year here at Companion Care Vets in Worcester. I am thoroughly enjoying myself and am pleased to be working alongside an excellent team of people, where I will be able to build up my knowledge and experience, in order to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse, after completing my 4 year BSc Hons Veterinary Nursing & Practice Management degree at university.
I have always grown up around animals and have had a passion for them and their health and welfare since I was very young. I currently own a mad black Labrador called Abbey, a lot of my spare time involves walking her around the countryside, where I live. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Student Animal Care Assistant
Vet Practice Manager
I lived and worked in South Africa for over 20 years, and moved to UK in 2001 with my husband and daughter. For the last 9 years, I’ve worked for a family business in Northamptonshire but I am looking forward to the change of location and the new challenges that this position will bring.
In my spare time, I enjoy anything crime-related from reading a good crime novel to watching TV shows. My family say it’s an obsession! When I get the chance, I love to spend a day with my daughter on a marathon shop, interspersed with coffee breaks. My husband and I enjoy exploring the UK and hope one day to see the length and breadth of this beautiful island. I have a very wide knowledge of sport, especially rugby, as my husband is a huge Springbok supporter.
My family and I have no pets at present, but we have had a menagerie of animals in the past ranging from tropical fish to dogs. Once settled in Worcester, we hope to get a new pet!
I was born in South Africa and lived there until the age of 14. I have been living and studying in the UK for the last 10 years, but have only been in Worcester for the last 4 months. I have recently graduated from the University of Northampton with a degree in Marketing and German. Contrary to my degree, I am a bit of a science nut and did 2 years of a Forensic Science course and absolutely loved it. I enjoy working at Companion Care Vets and feel it has broadened my repertoire of skills as well as making use of the skills I have already. I recently have been given the title of Social Media Community Manager, which in layman’s terms, means I am in charge of promoting the practice via a Facebook page. I love giving our clients a sneak peek into what we do behind the scenes and what our staff do to keep ahead of the game. I am constantly updating the site with our latest offers, photographs and important information on how to care for their pets.
I am a keen swimmer and have only just started up again. I am hoping to do a charity outdoor swim next summer to raise money for Cancer Awareness. I am looking to start running, in a bid to improve my fitness, but am procrastinating as much as possible! I also love to read in my spare time and will read just about anything put in front of me. I have an amazing group of friends from school and university, whom I like to meet up with on my free weekends to catch up.
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