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.
Karen is the senior receptionist at our head office in Monton. She has worked for Buchanan Veterinary Group since 2014 but has been with the company since 1992. She enjoys working on reception as it gives her the opportunity to meet lots of different people and their pets. Karen can always be relied upon to assist team members and clients by utilising the knowledge and experience she has gained over the years. Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and going out for meals.
Sue has worked as a receptionist for Buchanan Veterinary Group since October 1986. She really enjoys her job; her role is never boring and no two days are the same. We hope Sue will continue to enjoy her role as her experience and client knowledge is second to none. Sue lives locally and often sees clients out and about when she is shopping. She is married, has two grown up sons, two cats and two dogs.
Sue has worked for Buchanan Veterinary Group since 1998 and has performed various roles within the company. Sue started on reception and then progressed to an administrative role at our head office. Sue re-joined the reception team in 2016 and is enjoying working at our Irlam clinic. Sue enjoys building relationships with all our clients and says this is the part of the role she missed the most whilst working in admin. She enjoys going swimming and walking the dogs. Sue also owns a horse named Dennis and she enjoys watching her grandchildren spend time with him.
Rebecca joined us in 2018, after working at a doctors surgery for a year as a receptionist. Whilst working there she updated the newsletter, website and created a Twitter page for the surgery. Rebecca wants to be a vet one day. She has six guinea pigs: two boys named Godric and Salazar and four girls, Crystal, Pixie, Ellie and Ginger.
Jane is one of our receptionists who is mainly based at our Irlam branch. Before working with us, she was an Ofsted registered childminder for four years and also worked at Lancashire County Cricket Club for five years on reception, which covered MUFC testimonials and concerts including the 'One Love' concert held by Ariana Grande. Jane has a Shar Pei Called Marley. Away from work she enjoys relaxing in the hot tub, going on walks with Marley and spending time with her family, made up of her husband Barry, daughter Gracie and son, Scott.
Bev joined Buchanan Veterinary Group in May 2012. Bev loves interacting with people so working on reception is the ideal job role for her. She has been a welcome addition to the family here at Buchanan. Bev has a semi Persian cat called Max. She also enjoys socialising with family and friends, baking, reading and shopping, especially in charity shops where she gets lots of bargains.
Donna is a receptionist who is mainly based at our Monton branch. Before working with us she worked as an embalmer/funeral arranger for 17 years. Donna has an African grey parrot and is very passionate about all animals, but her favourites are marine wildlife. She loves anything to do with natural history and is also about to start scuba diving lessons.
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