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.
Dr Carrie Collins BVetMed MRCVS ESPVS CertSAM CertSAS
Carrie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2007 and started work at Stow Vets straight away. She went on to complete her ESPVS certificates in small animal medicine in 2011 and surgery in 2013. She is currently studying for RCVS advanced practitioner status and was fortunate to be made clinical director of Stow Vets in 2014. Carrie has completed several voluntary placements overseas and provided foster care for local animal charities. She has two pet Lurchers who are part of the practice blood donation team and enjoy training and agility.
Katie Baross BVSc MRCVS
Katie graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017 and started work at Stow Vets straight after. She has a love for the feline species and also has a particular interest in ophthalmology cases. In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and visiting her cat named Kaiser, who lives back at her family home in Wiltshire.
Harriet Blakely BVSc MRCVS
Harriet qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2016 and started working at Stow Veterinary Surgeons straight away. She has a very loving rescue cat called Lucky, who enjoys lots of cuddles and fuss. Harriet has a particular interest in neurology. In her free time she enjoys travel, yoga and spending time with family and friends.
Olivia Crowe BVetMed MRCVS
Olivia graduated from The Royal Veterinary College, London in 2017 and, after spending lots of time here as a vet student, started working at Stow Vets soon after graduating. She loves Spaniels and has one of her own at home as well as a rescue cat called George. Olivia particularly enjoys surgery and medicine or neurology cases.
Lis Cusdin MA VetMB MRCVS
Lis wanted to be a vet since she was seven years old and she made it when she graduated from vet school in 2012. She then worked in Warwickshire for two years and in 2014 moved into the area with her husband, Andy. Lis has a very hairy cat called Rags who she rescued because he has bladder problems. He repays her every day with amazing cuddles. Lis is interested in all aspects of medicine but especially feline medicine and any neurology cases. She loves to travel, bake, visit historic houses, go for walks and just spend time with friends.
Sophie Grundy BVetMed MRCVS
Sophie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2018 and started working for Stow Vets soon after. She has two lovely cats called Milo and Murphy who were rescued as kittens, as well as lots of rescue hens, who all live at her family home in Malvern. Sophie enjoys all aspects of veterinary work, but has a particular interest in surgery, cardiology and neurology. In her free time she enjoys travelling, running, playing hockey and spending time with her family and friends.
Hannah Radcliffe BVetMed MRCVS
Hannah qualified from The Royal Veterinary College, London in 2016 and spent 18-months working in a busy mixed practice in west Wales before joining the team at Stow Veterinary Surgeons. Hannah has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery. She has a very affectionate cat called Whiskey who she rescued as a kitten. In her free time Hannah enjoys swimming, playing tennis and going for walks as well as travelling, having visited Peru, Thailand and India. Hannah also spent time volunteering at a charity clinic for stray cats and dogs in Sri Lanka as a veterinary student and hopes to volunteer her time again soon.