We are a small animal practice in Reading, first established as part of the Nine Mile Veterinary Group set up in 1985. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet 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. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Our practice manager, Elizabeth, qualified from Brackenhurst with a BSc in Animal Science and has worked at the practice since 2003. She started out on reception and has gradually taken on more responsibility, transitioning to her current role in 2013. She has a cat named Ellie and is an avid reader, recreational writer and gamer with an interest in ancient Roman history.
Michelle joined us in 2005 and is responsible for much of the day-to-day administration including insurance claims and financial management. She has a wealth of experience in this area, garnered from her time in the public sector, and is the first point of contact for any insurance queries. Outside of work she has two German Shepherd dogs and a rescue cat and enjoys walking and cycling.
Debra joined the practice in 2006 and has worked on reception as well as helping behind the scenes. She previously worked for the NHS and has a grown-up family. She enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, walking her dog, Meg, in the countryside around Nottingham.
Known as 'Bea' to friends and family, she has always had a passion from animals, especially dogs, and has a particular interest in canine training and behaviour. She enjoy cuddling with her rescue dog Ivy, a little terrier cross princess, and is very interested in art.
Hannah joined Ruddington Vets in 2017 and has a degree in Zoology with a particular interest in aquatics and evolution. She is a self-confessed ‘cat lady’ and is also very artistic with interests in films, walking and collecting fossils.
Chris joined the practice just after it opened in 1995 and is our longest-serving member of staff. She knows the vast majority of our clients by name and, having grown up on a farm in Bradmore, is very familiar with the local villages. She spends her free time caring for her grandchildren, pet sitting and walking in the country park. She has had animals all her life and is one of the chattiest and friendliest faces you will come across at the practice.