Sonia Chadwick RVN
In 1993 Sonia moved out to Lanzarote where she owned and ran a boarding kennels and cattery. These kennels were heavily involved with a stray animal rescue charity and, between the two of them, over 1000 dogs and 500 cats were successfully rehomed. In 2007, Sonia made the decision to move back to the UK, relocating to Middlesex. Here is where she began work as an animal nursing assistant. The following year, the opportunity to begin formal veterinary nurse training presented itself. Sonia jumped at this chance and qualified in 2011 (at the age of 40, who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks?!).
Whilst working down south, Sonia rescued a Staffie cross named ‘Sausage’ who was brought into the surgery with severe facial damage. As a result of this, she still makes some of the strangest noises you will ever hear from a dog! Sausage comes into work with Sonia most days and if you ever get to meet her, please don’t think she’s growling at you, the noises you here are a result of this previous injury! In 2012, Sonia returned home to her roots and took up a position with Companion Care. Several months later, Sonia transferred to the Salford surgery where she hopes to remain for the foreseeable future.
Sonia has an avid interest in certain types of canine and feline behaviour. She is currently studying rabbit husbandry and welfare.