Meet the Team

Vets

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Nikos Pallas, MRCVS, GPCert(Cardio)

Clinical Director

Nikos graduated from the Vet School in Greece in 2012. He moved to the UK in 2014 when he joined an independent practice in Peterborough. There he met Jenni, Rachael and Sam and all four of them today form the principal staff of Werrington Vets. He obtained his GP Certificate in Cardiology and became the head vet. In August 2017, he became the clinical director to an IVC practice. There he managed a team of six vets, tried to improve the standards by investing on more up-to-date premises and participated in a number of courses in order to develop his management skills. Eventually, he moved back to Peterborough in July 2018 as he joined Vets Now where we focused solely on emergency medicine.

He believes that through an independent practice he can offer the highest quality care possible. Hence why in January 2020 he founded Werrington Vets. ‘’Despite my keen interest in cardiology, I consider myself a general practitioner and I love medicine as well as surgery. I always want to be there when the pet owners need me, in order to listen first and then advise what’s the best for their pet. My aim is to create a team with different strengths but the same core values.’’

In his free time, he spends time with his wife Charlotte, their little smiley boy Elliot, Dot and Blue (two crazy Border Collies).

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Marwan Tarazi, MRCVS

Part-time Vet, Clinical Advisor

Marwan qualified in 1996 from Aristotle University in Greece. He obtained a Masters in Aquaculture from Stirling University in 1998, and has been working as a small animal vet in the UK since 2000. Marwan owned and run a successful small animal vet practice for 7 years before stepping down. He enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine but he has a keen interest in keyhole surgery and he was one of the first vets that performed that unique surgical method in the UK. He also likes dentistry as it can make a huge difference to a pet’s well-being and comfort.

Marwan is married to Claudia and they have a daughter, Mikella and a son, Alexi. Marwan and his family share their home with their black Labrador Polly and Blaze the German Shepherd Dog.

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Mandy Athanasopoulou, MRCVS

Full-time Vet

Mandy graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece in 2018. After graduating she moved in UK to expand her career as a vet. She finds all aspects of veterinary practice fascinating and her main interests lie in small animal medicine and endoscopy.
“I am here to offer a very personal level of care to my patients and to support pet owners when they need me.”
During her time off, Mandy enjoys walking, traveling and cooking Greek dishes for her friends.

Nurses

Jenni Northern

Jenni Northern, RVN

Senior Nurse

Jenni qualified with a NVQ3 in Veterinary Nursing in 2010 and has worked in a number of small animal practices since. In October 2014, Jenni passed her Merit Award in Small Animal Medical Nursing. Jenni has a special interest in veterinary anaesthesia and intensive care, and has attended a number of conferences and training days in that field. Jenni is married to Chris and they share their home with a lovely tricoloured staffy called Rueben, and two cats – Suki and Tinkerbelle. In her spare time, she enjoys biking and horse riding and currently shares a cob called Rainbow.

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Sam Plitsch, RVN

Senior Nurse

Cat Advocate, Fear Free Certified Professional

Sam qualified as a nurse from the College of Animal Welfare in 2013. Sam enjoys fostering neonates and has successfully reared day-old kittens and puppies that have been orphaned for one reason or another. Sam holds the International Society of Feline Medicine Diploma in Feline Nursing and has a keen interest in the handling and care given to our cats. She is our Cat Advocate, meaning that she ensures the cat friendly standards are adhered to. She encourages calm, stress free interactions with everyone in the practice and she is a certified Fear Free Professional. Sam is the proud owner of seven cats, a tortoise and a chinchilla.

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Emily Coward, RVN

Emily qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2018 and has worked locally within small animal practice’s since 2016. She has a keen interest in dentistry and inpatient care.
In her spare time she loves to bake, have movie nights and go for walking holidays with her family and their cheeky Westie called Freddie.
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Kimberly Fletcher, Kennel Assistant

Kim is an animal lover who lives on a family farm with her husband and four boys. She has many pets including 3 dogs – Diesel the cocker spaniel, Cassidy the wire dachshund cross and Coco the smooth dachshund cross, many rescue chickens & two goats named Billy & Lily.

In her spare time Kim creates floral designs for weddings and festivities. She also loves to bake, read and is a keen gardener.
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Georgie White, Kennel Assistant

Georgie qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist from Writtle University College in 2018, she treats both horses and dogs but since qualifying and working in small animal practice has decided to pursue her passion and further train to be a Veterinary Nurse; with keen interests in orthopaedics and osteoarthritis management, she enjoys promoting multimodal management of the pets in her care and supporting and educating owners.
Outside of work Georgie is kept busy with her horse Sheamus and a Springer Spaniel called Arthur, she enjoys writing and is a keen netball player.

Support Staff

Rachael Geraghty

Rachael Geraghty

Practice Manager

Rachael’s background is customer care. Her most recent position was in the charity sector, but having worked with Nikos in a vet practice before and being an animal lover, there was no doubt in accepting the opportunity as it arose at Werrington Vets. Rachael lives with her husband David, their 11-year-old daughter Eleanor, their 3 cats (Griffin, Hugo and Captain) and their dog Martha.

“I look forward to working with fantastic colleagues and also getting to know our clients and patients.”

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Keri Freeland

Head of Customer Care Assistant

I have worked as a Veterinary Receptionist for over 3 years and enjoy meeting lots of animals and their owners. We have a family dog named Cody he is a Jack Russell, Labrador cross.
I live with my husband Stuart and outside of work I enjoy running, baking and travelling.
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Emily Davenport

Customer Care Assistant

Emily has spent the last 7 years working in administration and although she is new to the veterinary industry she shares the same values as the rest of the team and she is excited and keen to learn.

Emily has grown up with dogs, cats and rabbits in her family home, but now lives with her boyfriend Joe (currently pet free) so has extra love and cuddles to give to pets visiting the practice.
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Carol Reed

Housekeeper

Carol is our lovely housekeeper. She has been a receptionist most of her working life and she loves being around animals.
Her two German Shepherds and her 11 grandchildren keep her busy at home.

Visiting Vets

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Jean-Benoit Lefebvre, MRCVS, DipECVS

Board Certified Specialist (Surgery)

Jean-Benoit (also known as “JB”) is our visiting surgeon for our more complex surgical cases. He qualified from Liege in Belgium in 2002 and trained further with a residency at Cambridge Vet School from 2005 to 2008. He obtained his European Diploma in Surgery in February 2009.

JB’s specialist skills allow Werrington Vets to offer referral consultations and surgery for complicated cases within WV’s practice. This means that you will not have to travel to another hospital and that your vet will remain directly involved throughout your pet’s treatment. JB is able to perform a number of surgeries including cruciate ligament repair, elbow arthroscopy/surgery, luxating patella repair, total hip replacement as well as complex soft tissue surgeries.

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Paddy Mannion, BVMS, DVR, MRCVS, DIPECVDI

Board Certified Specialist (Imaging)

Paddy qualified from Glasgow in 1989 having wanted to be a vet since she was 4. She is committed to providing high quality diagnostics with a patient orientated ethos and remains very aware that imaging is only one part of the diagnostic work up for any patient. Paddy has two dogs – Norman a gorgeous Norfolk Terrier who’s a bit low to the ground and Dorcas a delightful Springer Spaniel with rubbish elbows. She has two cats Camilla and Madge Mae who are red tabbies.

Paddy will be able to visit us and perform an ultrasound scan when we have a challenging case. She is also able to remotely assess and send detailed reports on x-rays. Paddy has her own little practice in Cambridge where she can perform CT scans.

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