Our dedicated and friendly team, ensure you receive first class veterinary care and client service. We have two well-equipped branches conveniently situated in Shrewsbury and in Shawbury Village. The health of your pets is our number one priority. Our professional but personal approach to animal care means you can confidently place your pets well-being in our hands.
Kerri’s quest to become a veterinary nurse started in 2000 having known for many years that this was the career for her. Having gone to college she completed her level 3 in veterinary nursing in 2004. Kerri has always had a keen interest in anaesthesia and surgical nursing, which then lead Kerri to complete her advanced diploma in veterinary nursing in 2014 which has enhanced her clinical knowledge. Kerri moved to Abbey Vets as head veterinary nurse in September 2016. She has now progressed into the role of practice manager, which she is thoroughly enjoying. Kerri has a busy home life with two nearly teenagers, three cats, Jeffrey, Barry and Brenda and a Lurcher called Buddy. When she can find the time to relax she enjoys crocheting.
Born and bred in Shropshire, Louise joined the Abbey team in January 2017. She has a keen interest in canine behaviour. Her own dog Isaac is a registered Pets As Therapy dog for the Severn Hospice. In her spare time Louise enjoys reading and exploring new walks.
You will find Debbie working at the Shawbury branch as a receptionist; she joined the Abbey team in January 2010. Debbie coordinates our busy front desk and is the friendly voice at the end of our telephone line. She really enjoys meeting all the different animals and our clients and at home has quite a varied selection of pets herself, including three cats (all hand reared from wee kittens), Jasper, Jelly and Jiggery. Equal in number are the dogs: Alfie the Retriever, Jet the poodle and a Sheltie called Skalla. Off duty Debbie likes to visit her daughters who are away at university and her smallholding also keeps her busy.
Julie has the very responsible and busy job of co-ordinating reception to ensure that all runs smoothly. Julie really enjoys greeting our clients with their pets at our front desk, and behind the scenes she finds being able to observe the various operations that take place in our theatre very interesting. Outside of surgery life, she has a cat called Cleo, enjoys a good book and entertaining friends.
Natasha joined Abbey Vets at the end of July 2017. She wanted a new career, and decided working in a veterinary practice would fulfil her love of animals and be an opportunity to meet new people. She has a busy lifestyle, living on a farm and owning three horses, two Cocker Spaniels, a naughty cat plus many pigs and sheep. She enjoys weekend walks with the dogs and late evening hacks during the week when she isn’t busy welcoming clients into Abbey Vets.
Behind the scenes of a busy practice are the people who, although are not involved in the hands on caring of our patients, play just as important role within the team. One such person is Till, her great organisational skills keep all our accounts, files, reports and other administrative duties in an order. With a lifelong interest in animals, Till has previous experience as a veterinary assistant and carried out volunteer work with the RSPCA. She originally joined us in 1994. Till has a varied number of pets at home who keep her busy; she also enjoys hobbies of hill walking, horse riding, gardening and is interested in history.
Jinnie is a fully qualified dog groomer holding a level 3 City and Guilds certification and has been running MiGroomers Shawbury since 2014. On top of this, she has a diploma in canine behaviour and psychology and is currently working towards a degree in canine behaviour management. Jinnie has always had a passion for working with our four legged friends, and she has a Border Collie herself which she competes in agility both UK and abroad.