Vets in Kidderminster | Companion Care

Kidderminster Companion Care

Crossley Retail Park
Carpet Trades Way
DY11 6DY
01562 733460

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Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Meet the team

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Veterinary Surgeon


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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.



Raluca Ciornea

Veterinary Surgeon


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JUNE 2022

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Mandy Ambrose

Veterinary Surgeon


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I qualified as a vet from Liverpool University in 1993 (yes, I'm that old!).
I have since worked in several small animal practices but did have a break where I qualified as a teacher & taught veterinary nurse students.
I joined Companion Care in 2016 where I work Monday, Friday & Saturday mornings. I have 2 cats-Esme & Rosa. They have just celebrated their 1st birthday; they are adorable but extremely naughty! I live locally with my husband & especially enjoy pottering in the garden.
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Gemma Smith

Practice Manager


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I first began working at Companion Care in 2015 after graduating from Salford University with a degree in Wildlife Conservation & Zoo Biology. I had always wanted to work with animals and veterinary science was of large interest to me during my studies.

I started as a Veterinary Care Assistant; assisting at reception & with the clinical team as needed. I loved the variety of each day with both the support and clinical team, and getting to know all the clients and their pets. I took on additional responsibilities in 2017 and had the opportunity to learn and develop further in the role of Practice Administrator. Most recently I took on the role of Practice Manager in December 2020. I really enjoy working to help every member of the team and our wonderful clients & their pets.

Out of work I enjoy long walks in the forest, reading, writing, spending time with my friends and family, going to watch live music & caring for my crested gecko Gloria and our family dog Dougie.


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Nicci Baggott

Client Care Advisor

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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.

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Claire Ellis

Client Care Advisor

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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.


Hannah Hyrons

Stock & Hygiene Technician

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Hannah is often seen whizzing around the practice keeping us clean and well stocked along side our team. Hannah is a mum of two sons, three if you include her Westie! 

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Miss Ella Barnes

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I started working at Companion Care in 2021 when I joined the team as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I love getting to work so closely alongside the vets and getting to help take care of the animals.

When I am not at work I spend most of my time taking care of my own animals, which includes four lovely rats that keep me very entertained!

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Sam Gough

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the Companion Care team as a client care advisor in 2022 and very much enjoy meeting all of our lovely clients and their pets!

Outside of work I like to spend time with my own little dog and I am also an avid anime enthusiast. I love a night in relaxing and watching movies. 

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Samantha Ellis

Veterinary Care Assistant


Stacy Nuttall

Client Care Advisor


Lucy Barnett

Pharmacy Assistant

Welcome to Companion Care Vets Kidderminster. I am Gavin Collyer, the Joint Venture Partner of the Kidderminster surgery.

Please explore the site to find out more about your local Companion Care Vets in Kidderminster. 




  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.

Show more services

  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Hearing Loop Induction
    Hearing Loop



Puppy and Kitten Package

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Out of hours

Vets Now Worcester
c/o Severn Vets
Berkeley House
Berkeley Way

Telephone: 01905 780 404

Standard consultation fees start from £320