Tuesday, 19th of June 2018

Tuesday, 19th of June 2018

Alexandra Veterinary Centre - Team

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Anthony Johnson BVetMed MRCVS

Anthony Johnson BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary Surgery

Originally from Newcastle under Lyme, I qualified at the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1976. After brief spells working in Derby and Shrewsbury, I came to Crewe to work for the practice, then under the name of Strang and Baron in 1978 and have been here ever since. I became a partner with Mr Baron in 1990 and became sole owner when Mr Baron retired in 2004.

I have enjoyed every minute of the past years in Crewe and will be serving the people and pets of Crewe for some time yet. Despite the current name of the practice, I am not a Crewe Alex supporter. (Actually I am a Port Vale supporter but please don't hold that against me.) But i realise how important the football club is to the town and the community, hence the name Alexandra Veterinary Centre. I have an adult daughter (who also works here) and a teenage grandaughter. I live with a very big but very soft German Shepherd called 'Sasha' and a large but very amiable cat called 'Tia' who came from Cats Protection.

I became one of the early pioneers of veterinary acupuncture in 1990, becoming a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncture in 1991 when i also began using laser therapy (using a class 4 laser) and had referral cases from as far away as Mold, Nottingham, Derby, Leeds, Accrington, Manchester and Liverpool. Connected with this, I have always had a particular interest in pain relief as i feel that pain in animals is generally poorly understood.

I also have a strong interest in care of the elderly pet. Please don't ever tell me that your pet is ''just getting old''. There is usually something that we can do to help.

Caroline Clarke RVN

Caroline Clarke RVN Head Nurse

I graduated in 2010 with a veterinary nursing degree from Harper Adams University and joined the practice straight away. I have recently been promoted to Head Nurse which is a great privilage and I look forward to continuing to work here for many years and helping many more pets.

I currently have 3 ferrets, 'Gizmo' and 'Bubba' (both rescue ferrets) and 'Racoon', a little feisty jill. I have a keen interest in small furry pets, especially guinea pigs, of which I have previously had many. I also have an interest in exotic pets, of which I have kept a few. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my little boy.

Margaret Platt ANA

Margaret Platt ANA Nursing Assistant

Originally from Newcastle under Lyme, I moved to Crewe in 1977 and started working at the practice, then Strang and Baron, in 1979.

I enjoy looking after our clients and caring for their pets. I qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant at Myerscough College in 2008. I have an interest in animal behaviour and gained the BVNA Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour in 2011. At home i have a cat called 'Cinders' who is my 'knee cat' and a dog called 'Judy'.

In my spare time I enjoy walking 'Judy' and socialising with other dog walkers and their pets. I am also an active member of South Cheshire Harriers running club and enjoy swimming and also socialising with my friends and family.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson Client Care Manger

I joined the practice in 2003 doing admin and reception work. I have recently been promoted to the new role of Client Care Manager, in charge of our client care (reception) team.

I really enjoy my job. Not only do I get to interact with the clients and their pets, but also every day is a new challenge and no two days are ever the same.

At home i have a teenage daughter, a very vocal cat called 'Ginger' and a very loving black Labrador called 'Sammi' who loves her walks, playing frisbee and really loves a carrot as a healthy treat.

Becky Sears

Becky Sears Client Care Assistant

Originally from Sevenoaks in Kent, I moved to Crewe as a young child in 1990. I started working at the surgery as a receptionist in 2006. As well as being part of the client care team, I have the responsibility of keeping our website up to date. At home I have 5 cats called 'Eva', 'Molly', 'Socks' and 'Dribble' and our new kitten Kame.

Staff training

Staff Training

All our clinical staff regularly attend training courses to ensure we are up to date with the latest developments in veterinary science.

Courses we have attended in 2009 have covered Emergency and Critical Care, Feline Behaviour, Pelvic Trauma and Thoracic Radiography.

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