We are a small animal practice in Staffordshire, first established in 1973. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of vet surgeons and nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. We also offer free parking for clients at our surgery.
Nikki joined the practice in 2013 as clinical director, but spent much time with Melbourne Veterinary Centre previously as a locum. She has a particular interest in exotic animal medicine and has completed a post-graduate certificate this area. She is also studying for a certificate in cardiology and medicine. Nikki lives with her partner in North Shropshire where they care for an eccentric assortment of pets; three ponies called Gypsy, India and Teddy; three cats named Tango, Onyx and Harley; and the ginger practice cat who many of you will know well, who has retired to the countryside. She also has two sheep named Oreo Cookie and Hershey Bar and three dogs, Opal, Topaz and Bertie. When not taking care of her houseful of beings she pursues a number of exciting hobbies including skiing, diving and travel.
Nelu Rudareanu MRCVS
Nelu joined the practice in 2015. He graduated from the University of Timisoara, Romania in 2004. After graduation he spent 10 months working in two small animal practices in California, USA. In 2006 Nelu became partner in a small animal practice in Timisoara, Romania where he worked for five years. In 2011 he relocated to the UK where he worked as both locum and permanent vet across the country. He has a special interest in surgery and ultrasonography. Back home Nelu has two cats called Sisi and Titi.
Julia Sands BVetMed MRCVS
Julia graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2013. Before that she earned a BSc in animal science at the University of California, Davis, in her home country of the USA. Despite the change in weather, Julia fell in love with the UK and decided to stay. Her clinical interests are in dentistry, imaging, surgery and small furries. Outside of work she reads and writes fiction, draws cartoons and cooks, and is always out on walks to discover the local wildlife. Julia looks after a very chatty black cat called Inkie and is waiting for the right time to rescue a Border Collie.