Meet the Team

Get to know some of the vets and nurses behind Vets Now with our weekly blog series

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Vets Now Alfreton veterinary nurse, Nicki, never thought she was a cat person until three week old rescue, Padme, proved her wrong

I have always had dogs, from the family dog as a child growing up to owning my own dog when I moved out of home. We never had cats as most of my family seemed to be allergic to them including myself. Odd career to embark on I hear you ask! But it never put me off, and in fact I am no longer allergic to cats....just rabbits!

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Davids Dog
Meet David MacKenzie, Aberdeen Principal Vet, as he talks about growing up with pets and his life as an emergency vet

I have wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember, and this probably has something to do with growing up with dogs from birth. The picture shows me at just a few months old having already been adopted into the pack of our many border collies – and I have had a special affinity with this breed ever since.

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Meet Rachel Black, Principal Vet from our Vets Now Edinburgh clinic

Rachel Black is our Vets Now Edinburgh Principal Vet. Here she talks about some of her top tips for new pet owners and some of the most unusual pet names she's heard.

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Mr Reacher
Meet Jo, Gateshead Principal Vet, as she talks about how her rescue "Mr Reacher" captured her heart

We had had a quiet night at work and had only a couple of inpatients. One was a hairy, Border terrier type little dog. He had been injured on the local duel carriage way and had been brought in by the driver who had hit him. He had got off lightly with some bruising and a minor limp. 

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Austin
With 2 dogs and 2 cats, there's never a dull moment for Karen Walker, Principal Nurse Manager for our Kilmarnock clinic

My house is full and my life is never dull looking after my 2 dogs and 2 cats. The first of my dogs is Holly, a 9 year old Staffordshire bull terrier, collie cross. She was born at the SSPCA cat and dog home in Cardonald, Glasgow and came home to us with two cuts on her face from where she had fallen out of her kennel.

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