Meet the team
I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in South Africa in 1999 and shortly after moved to the UK. Having spent my first two years in mixed practice I then chose to work solely with small animals. This is not my first involvement with Companion Care Vets, having previously been a partner in the successful Milton Keynes surgery from 2002 until 2007, when my wife and I decided to move back to Worcestershire to be closer to family. Having spent some time working for various veterinary practices in the area and being a regional clinical manager for a national veterinary out-of-hours provider, the opportunity arose for me to re-join Companion Care when Pets at Home decided to open a new store in Kidderminster in April 2011.
I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice but particularly enjoy the interaction with clients and to building long lasting relationships with them. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, two children, two dogs and two cats. I also enjoy outdoor pursuits especially mountain biking and fishing.
I qualified as a vet From Liverpool University in 1993 where I gained my BVSc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree) and joined Companion Care Kidderminster in 2016. In my spare time I enjoy going for long country walks, working in the garden and also visiting gardens to get ideas and inspiration. Previously I enjoyed travelling however now a days, tend not to go too far because of our elderly cats.
I started working in the veterinary industry in 2008, when I enrolled on an Animal Nursing Assistant course at Pershore College of horticulture.
After completing the course I worked as an animal nursing assistant for some time before joining the team at Companion Care in 2012. I enjoyed my job expanding my skills and knowledge about the veterinary industry and the health and welfare of animals.
I then started training to be a Veterinary nurse in September 2015 and I am now a fully qualified registered nurse. I love all aspects of nursing but mostly inpatient care, anaesthesia and critical care cases.
Outside of work I spend most of my time with family and friends socialising and exploring new places. I have a keen interest in cats and their behavior so hope to expand my knowledge in this subject in the near future.
I started working at Companion Care Kidderminster in June 2018 after qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in July 2017. I particularly enjoy consulting at companion care and doing weight clinics. I also have a keen interest in behaviour and laboratory work and plan to pursue these further in my career. In my spare time I enjoy reading fiction, going to the gym and walking/training my Labrador.
I have been at Companion Care since we opened in 2011, I have been a Veterinary Nurse since 2007, qualifying in 2009. My main passion within my job role is the prep area, in this role I ensure that all patients are ready for surgery, I get to place their catheters, take bloods and assist the vets with anaesthetics.
Outside of work, I like to take my dogs on hikes, with my husband and then as a reward chill on the sofa with my cat.
I'm Charlotte and I started working at Companion Care in 2017 as the veterinary care assistant. I am currently in my first year of veterinary nurse training where I am studying at Pershore College. In my spare time I enjoy spending my time with friends and family, including my crazy Dalmatian.
I started with Companion Care in October 2017. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management and I am currently working towards my degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare. At home I have four pets of my own, a border collie who is 7 and three rabbits, one is 3 years old and the other two are brothers and only 6 months. In my spare time I enjoy baking and going on long road trips.
I started working at Companion Care in 2019 after deciding I wanted a career in the veterinary industry. I am hoping to gain knowledge and eventually train to be a veterinary nurse. I enjoy my role as a veterinary care assistant as it allows me to learn something new every day and work towards my goal of becoming a veterinary nurse. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and riding my horse.
After working in the equine industry since a teenager I wanted a career change that still involved interaction with animals. I joined companion care in 2019 & found this role to be perfect. I love meeting clients and their pets and enjoy the fast paced varied role. When not at work I love walking my 2 Sprocker Spaniels & riding my horse.
After my second child I decided to have a career change and joined the team when we opened in April 2011. I have found the career transition to be a pleasant change, and find the interaction with clients and patients really interesting and diverse. I really enjoy that no two days are the same and how well we all get along as a team. Away from work I have 2 young boys and a husband who keep me very busy.
I joined the team in August 2011. Previously I worked in banking until I left to become a full time mum. I have 2 small children and a cocker spaniel who keep me extremely busy outside of work. I thoroughly enjoy my role in the team and find it very rewarding meeting customers and animals alike.
I began working at the practice in August 2015 as a veterinary care assistant and in 2018 my role changed to practice administrator. I had always aspired to work with animals and previously completed a degree in Wildlife Conservation & Zoo Biology at Salford University. I am really proud to be part of the companion care team and love the variety of my role, as I get to interact with the public & to assist with the care of the animals. I live at home with my family and a couple of pets of our own; an Irish red setter called Max and a crested gecko affectionately known as Gloria. Outside of work I enjoy long walks in the forest, reading, going to the gym and attending herpetology conferences/events.
I started working at Companion Care Vets as a receptionist in November 2019. I am really enjoying my role as a receptionist as I’m finding it interesting and love meeting clients and their pets. I have a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care and a City and Guilds level 3 in dog grooming. I have 4 children and a husband that keep me busy. I also have 2 miniature dachshunds which I love spending time with.
Welcome to Companion Care Vets Kidderminster. I am Gavin Collyer, the Joint Venture Partner of the Kidderminster surgery.
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Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
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BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Puppy and Kitten Package
Out of hours
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Tel: Telephone: 01905 780 404
Standard consultations before 9pm start from £179. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £231.