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Meet the Salford team
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Companion Care vets Salford

Meet the team

Laura Stapleton Companion Care Salford

Laura Stapleton MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


Laura graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, in 2008. Since graduating she has done mainly small animal work as a locum vet for various practices throughout the UK. Laura has an interest in Dermatology and Pathology. When not at work Laura enjoys travelling, photography and walking her Border Collie, Freya.




Joao Companion Care Salford

Joao Koehler MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon


After qualifying in Portugal in 2002 Joao moved to the UK, where he has lived ever since. He has extensive experience in small animal work having both locumed and worked permanently throughout the UK. Since working at Salford, Joao has re-homed a feisty little rabbit named Domino.










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Salford Companion Care Leah

Leah Ball

Student Veterinary Nurse


Leah joined Companion Care in April 2013, when the Salford surgery first opened. Since being young it has always been an ambition of Leah's to work with animals. Starting on reception then being given the opportunity to start studying to become a veterinary nurse. At home Leah has two Chihuahua's called Rico and Ruby.







Companion Care Salford Laura Stapleton

Laura McKenzie

Client Service Co-Ordinator


Laura has always had an ambition to work with animals and used to volunteer at an animal shelter when she was younger in order to gain experience working in her chosen field. In 2012 Laura began working at Salford Pets at Home and in November 2014 moved over to the vet side to work on reception. Laura has a dog, Dek, who was adopted to aid in her recovery following major surgery, who taught her to walk again following the procedure. Dek can often be found sat at reception along side Laura! Laura also has a number of other pets including rabbits Lyla and Lennie, cats Rogue and Raven, and also a snake called Ash.




Salford Companion Care Jenny

Jenny Evans

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Jenny joined the Salford team in February 2015 as a student nurse, and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016 from Askham Bryan College in York. She is currently still studying to top up her skills to a full nursing degree. Out of work Jenny enjoys walking, travelling and she has recently adopted a rabbit named Biscuit.