Vets in Salford | Companion Care

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Salford Companion Care

Inside Pets at Home
Regent Retail Park
Greater Manchester
M5 3TP
0161 834 4167

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We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected, please be respectful and considerate to each other​. Due to close proximity, please wear a face covering unless medically exempt. Contact us to hear about the latest safety measures at our practice or to discuss your pet care needs.

Meet the team

Antonio (2)


JVP and Senior Veterinary Surgeon


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Hi my name is Antonio Nocco and I came to be part of the Salford team in September 2019. I moved from Italy to the UK in 2015. I am very happy to see all of our lovely clients and I want to make sure I provide the best treatment and care to they’re pets.

 Just a bit a bit about me so you can know me better : I have  Graduated  the University of Parma 1998 and did the Master anaesthesia and pain therapy University of Pisa in 2015. 

I am  also Specialist in infectious diseases -University of Bari 2013 and I have a special interests in Emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery as I am in continue training with this. 

I will always be here to support you in your journey alongside with your pets and make sure they will get best treatment and care from all our team .

Alexandru Ilas

Alexandru Ilas

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi, my name is Alexandru Ilas and I’ve been working as a Veterinary Surgeon since 2017. I’ve graduated in the same year in Romania and I’ve been working with Vets4Pets since 2018. In the last two years I was part of the Graduate Program, managed by Vets4Pets, being able improve my skills  and learn from best veterinary specialists from UK in domains like Soft Tissue Surgery, Internal medicine, Dentistry and Diagnostic Imaging. I have started my journey here in Salford in April 2020 where I have discovered an amazing team and amazing clients and I am looking forward for the journey which we will do together to make sure we are treating your pets with professionalism and compassion through our daily challenges.

 Apart of working and being in love with my job and daily challenges I also love travelling and discovering new places, skiing being on of my favourite sports. Looking forward to meet all clients and to provide the best care to they're furry friends .



Veterinary Surgeon

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My name is Valentina, I am Romanian, graduated in 2019 and then moved to the UK straight after graduation. I started here in Salford in February and I love being part of the team.
I am a dog person, but I do have a cat called Tiggy, he does behave like a dog though. I am very happy to work at Companion Care Salford and looking forward to see all your furry friends.


Merve Demirer

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi, I am Merve, I'm one of the Veterinary Surgeons at Salford Companion Care since September. I have graduated from the University of Ankara, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. After graduation I had a chance to do a traineeship in Bologna, Italy. After that I have started my phD studies in the internal medicine department at the University of Ankara and I am currently in the thesis writing stage.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, discovering new places, camping, hiking and in my spare time, I enjoy playing saz, painting or spending time with my friends.

I am enjoying all aspects of my job; I love being able to make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of pets and owners. I am looking forward to meeting your pets and providing the best care they deserve.

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Hakan Tursun

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi, my name is Hakan Tursun, and I am Turkish. I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2016. I started my journey as a Veterinary Surgeon here in November 2023.

After graduation, I have started my PhD same year in Animal Nutrition Department. I specialized in pet animal nutrition, and I worked 4 and half years in a pet food company as a technical manager before I moved to the UK. After I have moved to the UK, I worked in public health sector as an official veterinarian 1 and half years.

Apart from pet animal nutrition, I am passionate about internal medicine, and animal behaviour.

In my time away from work, I enjoy travelling, dancing, photography, going to concerts, watching football matches and playing PlayStation.
Since my childhood, I have a big passion and love for every kind of animals but especially for cats and dogs. I have a 3-year-old male cat that exactly looks like Garfield named Thor.
I’m excited to continue my journey at Companion Care in Salford as well as see you and your furry friends at the practice.


Maria Kontou

Veterinary Surgeon

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Maria is originally from Greece and completed her veterinary studies at the university of Berlin.

She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and is currently completing a certificate to expand her knowledge and skills in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Maria has a keen interest in ultrasonography, internal medicine and dermatology.
She is looking forward to making a difference to the well being of animals and the families they belong to.

Outside of work, Maria enjoys exploring different cultures and cuisines through traveling, keeping active and horse riding.

Steph Salford


Head Veterinary Nurse

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My name is Steph and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016. I started my journey as a Head Nurse here in January 2020.

I have a 3 year old shih-tzu called Martha who you may see now and again in the practice as she loves to come to work! I also have two cats called Smudge and Mischief and a 12 year old rabbit called Otis who loves nothing more than hopping around outside all day.

I love the variety of animals that come through the door but I especially love small mammals such as rabbits, rats, guinea pigs and hamsters for example. I am currently completing my Certificate in Small Animal Nursing so that I can give your small furies gold standard care when they are here!

I also completed my ISFM feline friendly nursing certificate in 2018 to make your cats experience at the vets as stress free as possible!

In my spare time I love taking Martha for long walks  and socialising with friends.I look forward to meeting all of your fur babies and providing lots of advice (and plenty of cuddles for them too!).

Hayley Salford


Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hi I'm Hayley, I've been nursing for 18 years and qualified for 10 and a half years.

I have 4 cats aged 16, called Baby, Sooty, Tiger and Parsley. 3 of them will be 17 years old in February.

I have 5 chickens called Tikka, Paprika, Biryani, Tandoori and Jelfrezi. Jelfrezi is very naughty. I also have two children.

I love cats & chickens. I am very good with rabbits, birds, chickens and cats. I'm excellent with naughty and aggressive cats.

My job is very rewarding and each day is different, you never know what each day can bring.

I started at Salford companion care as a locum in August and as the team are excellent I decided to take the RVN position.

I love family and friend get togethers and dancing, I especially love my garden as I am a keen gardener.

But most of all I could spend my days in my garden with my chickens as they are comical and mischievous.



Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hi everyone I am Giselle the nurse at Companion Care Salford. I am a chinese Malaysian that studied and worked in Australia for the past 7 years. After the 2020 bushfires, I had the opportunity to treat injured kangaroos! I wasn’t able to have pets of my own whilst in Sydney, so I did a lot of pet sitting to compensate for the lack of furry friends at home. I love being active and constantly on the go - you might recognise me in the city with my bicycle and pink jacket! If your furbaby comes in for a surgery, I will be cuddling them whenever I’m free. Don’t you worry about them being lonely!



Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi my name is Anna! I’m currently studying my Level 3 Diploma in veterinary nursing at The College Of Animal Welfare.

I have always had an interest in biology and pathology and love being around animals (having a particular love for terriers!) so I decided to take the plunge and pursue a career change from journalism to vet nursing in September 2021. I’m excited for my journey ahead here at Companion Care and to providing a gold standard of care to all your 4 legged family members.



Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi I’m Ola I have joined the practice as a student veterinary nurse enjoying every minute at work. I’ve been working around animals since 2018 and I’m currently undertaking a degree to become a qualified veterinary nurse. You will see me around the practice taking care of our four legged friends. Animals have always been my passion and being able to take care of them puts a smile on my face every morning.

I do have pet myself she’s a 3 year old Japanese Akita named Ayumi with the biggest attitude you will see ! I’m really exited to continue my journey at Companion Care in Salford as well as see you and your furry friends at the practice :)

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Oliver Alfonso


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Hi My name is Oliver Alfonso and I have been brought to Salford as a stray .After the team here at Salford made some investigations and made sure I got the best treatment for my condition they also decided to keep me as part of they're team.

 I struggle with sight but I know the way around the practice and now I have started to play with toys. I am very spoiled by my team and I am always here to support them by sharing all my love. If you want to cuddle me when you make your journey to our practice please ask one of my colleagues. I am here to give you my love.



Practice Manager and Joint Venture Partner

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My name is Madalina Obreja and I am the JVP here at Salford Vets4Pets. I have graduated from Business and Management University in 2021 but I continue my journey in studying MSc Global Business and Management this year. My previous studies were in Romania when I graduated Law University 15 years ago.

I have worked as a manager since I was 20 years old but this opportunity with Vets4Pets not only that helped me to expand my own vision and knowledge has also helped to find my stability and find my purpose in life.

When my journey started with Salford Vets4Pets over 2 years ago as a manager at that time I knew that my path to follow was to become a JVP. I have worked hard to build up the practice and the team, and constantly seeking for opportunity for further development. I have worked previously for eight year for Vets4Pets but this opportunity has coordinated my steps into this lovely path of becoming a JVP.

We are working with Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine and Heart Specialist alongside with our permanent team that are supported by us in further certificates studies as we want to make sure we can offer the best care and treatment to our patients. You are very welcomed to meet myself, my business partner and the whole team here at Salford and we hope we can offer the best support we can.

Helen Salford


Client Care Manager

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Hi, my name is Helen and I've been working at Salford since July 2018, as a part time client care advisor. In previous years, I have enjoyed an extensive career in operations management in the health and wellbeing sector. I have a BsC(hons) degree in psychology and counselling and moved into the veterinary sector following the birth of my first child. During my time here at Salford, I have enjoyed learning about the many different aspects of the practice, specifically the day to day running, systems and processes. In my time away from work, I enjoy interior design, walking, catching up with friends but mostly spending time with my son.

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Client Care Advisor

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Hi everyone ,

My name is Ioana and I am the Client Care Advisor here at Salford Companion Care.I am very passionate about my work and I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best . I would describe myself as someone who is highly motivated and who enjoy being part of the team. I chose this job as I can interact with all your furry friends and offer you the support you need.

I do consider the pets are our friends every day of our lives and is very important to offer them all the love and care they deserve! I also have a dog called Junior he plays a key role in my life and he is my best friend. In my spare time I love reading and also having long walks with Junior. Meeting with friend and have a social life is also very important for me. If you need any information's and support I am here to answer to all your questions.

Graham Salford


Client Care Advisor

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Graham has worked within the pet industry for 7 years and recently moved to the vet side to enhance his knowledge. Previously being a manager in Pets at Home, he has always wanted to move into the vet sector. He has a rescue cat called Luna. he is a pet nutritionist and cat specialist.

Outside of work Graham is a fully qualified make up artist and uses this talent to unwind. He is a Bachelor of Arts having a degree in graphic design and loves to spend time looking at historical houses and artwork.



Client Care Advisor

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I’m Bibi, I recently joined the practice as a client care adviser. Ive been working around animals my whole life, from loaning my first horse at 4 years old then starting to work on walk outs at the farm from 2014. I have two dogs, Pedro my 11 year old chihuahua and Peach my 2 year old Rottweiler.


Eevee Ryan

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, I'm Eevee and I've recently become a client care advisor here at Salford Companion Care. When I was younger I always wanted to work with animals, but I didn't have the confidence. I love animals, and when my grandad passed away in June it gave me the kick I needed to do something that I will love. He is my inspiration, so I changed career and joined the team here. Safe to say, it's the best thing I've done. In my spare time I'm either with my family or being with my friends. At home I enjoy snuggles on the sofa with my husband and our two cats.



Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi, I’m Lydia and I started working as a veterinary care assistant at the Salford Companion Care since November 2022.

I have 16 years of veterinary experience. I started my career in Hong Kong, where I was working in an emergency and critical care department under a university veterinary hospital for 6 years. I am a CPR certified holder under the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. I have experience in handling all kind of emergencies for your pets needs.

At home, I have four senior cats from 12-15 years old (R, Koosy, Fei Dau & Fei Mui). CiCi, a 16 years old senior mixed breed dog; and Kyle, a very energetic hairy young Afghan hound. They all travelled with me from Hong Kong.

I believe pets are part of our family, they should be treated with utmost love and trust. I love all kinds of animals including snakes and rats. I will treat your pets as part of my family too.



Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi, my name is Francesca. I'm one of the Veterinary Care Assistant here at Companion Care Salford. I moved here from Italy in 2018. I recently got my diploma as Veterinary Care Assistant. I have always had a passion for animals from a young age, having grown up around many pets , such as dogs and cats and horses. I look forward to taking good care of your furry family members, big and small!

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Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi, I’m Amy. I have always had a passion for animals and their welfare. This led me to do a level 3 course in animal management, and to work in a doggy daycare for a year.
At home I live with my rescue pup called Trevor. I rescued him back in 2020 from Romania!

I have recently joined the Salford companion care team, to expand my knowledge. I look forward to meeting clients and patients.



Client Care Advisor

Read Emma bio

My name is Emma and I am a Client Care Advisor here at Companion Care.

It has always been my dream to work with animals so I hit the jackpot when this job came along. I love nothing more than welcoming your furry friends all day long. Aside from all the cuddles, I am expanding my knowledge and learning something new every day. At home I have my Westie, Charley and my Jack Chi, Elvis.

Companion Care Salford is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease



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