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.
CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE
FEB 2023- CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Veterinary Care Assistant
Client Care Advisor
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.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
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.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Hearing Loop InductionHearing Loop