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.
Maggi joined Stow Vets in 2013 as the practice manager. She has an extensive background in management and holds a diploma in management studies and an NVQ level five in business management. After many years working in human healthcare in several parts of the world, Maggi decided to follow her passion for animals which led her to Stow. She has a mad working Golden Retriever called Mabel, who loves dragging her all over the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Natalie joined the Stow Vets team as their dog groomer in May 2016. She has been working with dogs since 2005 and has grown up owning them too. Currently she has a young Springer Spaniel called Freddie who is always full of beans and goes most places with her. Working with dogs has given Natalie an opportunity to express her natural ability to understand them physically and mentally. Through the years, she has gained a diploma in canine studies as well as diplomas in pet dog training and dog grooming.
Receptionist and Puppy Class Trainer
Sara’s first animal job was as a riding school groom where she achieved several British Horse Society qualifications in horse-riding and care. After a number of years working in public relations, Sara’s passion to work with animals saw her return to full-time education to study for a degree in animal behaviour and welfare. Following her degree, Sara worked full-time for several years as a project dog handler for the Blue Cross, which involved the day-to-day care and handling of the dogs and providing guidance and coaching to new owners, both during the rehoming process and post-rehoming wherever needed. During this time she also trained and qualified as a clinical canine massage therapist. Sara joined Stow as a part-time receptionist and administrator, and also runs the popular Stow Vets pre-school puppy classes.
Jayne started here at Stow in early 2017 after moving from her home central London. Prior to this she worked at a vets for nearly nine years which she found both fascinating and rewarding. Animals have always played a part in her life – from having a family who were farmers to having various pets at home. She is looking forward to getting to know all the lovely animals (and owners) who come through our doors. Outside of work she enjoys getting out and about exploring the Cotswolds.
Hannah began her career with animals as a canine hydrotherapist; her role involved rehabilitating dogs with neurological, orthopaedic and soft tissue conditions through swimming. As a hydrotherapist she worked closely with referring vets and encountered a wide range of medical conditions. Now fully qualified, she is continuing to learn with an animal care diploma. Hannah joined Stow as a part-time veterinary administrator. The part time hours allow her to spend more time training her Sprocker Spaniel, Mia, who absolutely adores learning new tricks and can be quite a handful especially when there are birds to be chased!
Rebecca started at Stow Vets in 2008 as a receptionist. She moved to the Stow area in the late 1990`s having been brought up around animals all her life, from picking eggs as a toddler in the farmyard to looking after ex-racehorses through to adulthood. She has had various rescue dogs and currently has Chewi the loveable Lurcher. Rebecca completed her companion animal SQP qualifications in 2013. She believes whilst the vets look after the animals it is her job to look after the owners. Gold standard customer care at all times is her aim.
Emma is our Saturday receptionist here at Stow Vets and really enjoys her job. She loves all animals and has two cats at home along with her beloved Staffy, Izzie. She gained horse and stable management qualifications after leaving school and then worked as a groom for many years. She also enjoyed a few years fostering rescued cats and kittens for Cats Protection.