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.
Living on a farm, Vikki developed a love and passion for animals at a young age. She has always volunteered with animals to fulfil her passion but never had the opportunity of a career working with animals, until now. Vikki joined the Abbey Vets team in January 2019. She enjoys client interaction and working hard to ensure the best care is delivered for each individual patient. With a keen interest in dog grooming, she aims to be more hands on with the animals in the future. Vikki’s spare time is filled with her pride and joy Rex, a pedigree German Shepherd, as well as playing football, riding horses, keeping active and exploring new walks around Shropshire with Rex.
Amelia has always had a passion for all animals, dogs in particular. Over the last five years she has focused her passion on developing her skill and experience in dog grooming, she has gained her City and Guilds Level 3 qualification and is always striving to learn and develop with every dog she meets.
Amelia also has a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Care and Animal Management, so has extensive knowledge in animal handling, animal behaviour and maintaining the optimum health and welfare of all animals.
Amelia’s experience, knowledge and genuine love of animals enable her to create a safe, calm and happy environment for your pets whilst in her care.
Amelia can carry out all breed standard grooms, show cuts and pet trims, however she enjoys bringing out each dogs individual character, depending on the owners preference.
Amelia has a beautiful German Shepard Cross Whippet called Lottie, who she dotes on. In her spare time she loves to explore Shropshire and find new and exciting places to walk with Lottie.