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.
Rosie first started working in a veterinary practice in 1979, qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1983 and she joined Animed in 1997. Apart from a short career break to have her children, she has continued in veterinary nursing and was promoted to head nurse in 2002. Rosie enjoys dentals and has recently completed an online dental course to become one of our oral care nurses. At home Rosie has two cats, Marshall and Polly, and our most famous Animed resident, Bob the office Pom.
Kirsty Hampshire-Boswell GradDipVN RVN
Kirsty started her career here as kennel girl and completed all her training to qualify in 2008. Kirsty is the proud holder of an advanced diploma in surgical and medical nursing which she passed in 2014. Kirsty has a keen interest in critical care and emergencies and is currently studying for a certificate in anaesthesia; she also does the occasional shift for VetsNow. Kirsty has many animals, including seven horses, two dogs, Rosie the Westie cross and gentle giant Rocky the Rottweiler, three cats and handsome little boy of the two legged variety.
Francesca Partridge RVN
Fran began working for Animed part time in 1985 and joined us full time in 1987 when she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse. Shortly after qualifying Fran began undertaking numerous wildlife and conservation courses, for which she has a great passion. She has an NVQ in the veterinary nursing of Exotic and British Wildlife, a certificate in Habitat and Conservation, a falconry course and is one of Animeds Feline Friendly nurses, after completing her certificate in feline nursing - we call her the cat whisperer! In her spare time Fran enjoys long walks and is often taking part in local charity walks. She has three cats, Growler, Fury and Zebbie, and a Bengal Eagle Owl named Topaz.
Jenny Payne RVN
Jenny has worked at Animed since 1989, starting as a kennel girl when she was 14 years old. She did all her training here and gained her qualification in 2003. Jenny is very knowledgeable about nutrition and is definitely the person to ask if you have any feeding queries. Jenny also has a special interest in behaviour. Jenny is our head of dispensary, looking after the safe storage and dispensing of our wide range of veterinary medicines. Jenny is very busy outside of work with her three children and her pony Dyinky who she has had since he was a foal. She also has a lunatic French Bulldog called Darcey.
Sharon Peak RVN
Sharon is one of Animeds newer faces. She left school and started her nurse training straight away, qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 1999. She joined Animed in 2016 and hasn’t stopped since. She has already completed a course in oral health care and has just enrolled in a course for advanced surgical nursing. At home Sharon has two cats, Bert and Dave, and enjoys spending time with her young family, her daughter even wants to be a veterinary nurse just like her!
Jade Powell RVN
Jade is a registered veterinary nurse. She has four dogs of her own. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, trying to burn off some of the cakes that she eats at work!
Jan Rowe RVN
Jan qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1966 and has worked at this practice for over 50 years! Jan became a nurse before they were called VN’s but were called RANAS instead. Jan has an interest in radiography and was a clinical coach helping many girls to become qualified veterinary nurses. At home Jan has three cats, two Birman boys called Paddy and Connor and one tabby girl named Pixie who Jan hand reared through the practice as she was blind. Jan also has a German Shepherd called Sophie who is a bag of trouble and keeps her on her toes and a Border Collie called Nellie who is a great kisser!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Danielle is one of our student veterinary nurse. Having worked in a number of different areas she is an amazing asset to our nursing team, and she has an incredible knowledge of music.