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.
Horatiu qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2008 from the University of Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in the heart of Transylvania. He is interested in soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics and currently is working towards a small animal surgery certificate. In his spare time Horatiu enjoys reading and exploring the outdoors with his family.
Emily Newbury MA VetMB MRCVS
Emily qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2009 and joined Ruddington Vets in 2014. She has worked as a vet in several settings – private practice, a national dog charity and Nottingham Vet School and is now pursuing a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. Outside of work she is married to a vet and has a young son, a Border Terrier named Stig and a degu. Emily is currently on maternity leave.
Lisa Dignum BVetMed MRCVS
Lisa qualified as a vet in 2005 from the Royal Veterinary College and started at Ruddington Vets in 2008. She is an experienced general practitioner and very popular with our clients. She has a young family and a Labrador named Frank. She is also very sporty and is a qualified trampoline coach.
Hannah Harvey BVetMed MRCVS
Hannah qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 and has since been working as a small animal vet in Worcestershire and Leicestershire. She particularly enjoys the surgical aspects of her job, and working in a small branch getting to know the clients. She has an energetic Terrier called Bramble, a geriatric rabbit, a cheeky horse and a pet sheep called Felicity! In her spare time she enjoys travelling around the world with her husband, exploring the UK with her dog, snowboarding and socialising with friends.
Daria Wilkes DVM MRCVS
Daria qualified in 2008 in Poland and joined Ruddington vets in 2011. She is especially interested in ophthalmology and has passed the Improve CPD certificate in this area. Many of the practice’s eye cases end up under her management and she hopes to further her qualifications in ophthalmology in the future. She has a young family and two dogs – a Labradoodle named Charles and a Siberian Husky named Kasia. Daria is currently on maternity leave.