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male silhouetteRichard Kirkland - IT Manager

Richard joined Medivet in 2002 and is the manager of the I.T. Support team.


Del SandersDel Sanders - Deputy IT Manager

I joined Medivet in 2008 after completing a degree in Business & Computing. I started in a first line support role, and progressed to be the Deputy Manager of the IT Team.

Robert PowellRobert Powell – IT Service Delivery Manager

I studied at Sheffield University and graduated in 1994, with a BA in Economics and Politics. Before joining Medivet, I have worked for various different companies as an IT consultant and also in technical support. Outside of work, I love doing outdoor activities such as paragliding, climbing and playing football.

Daniel OatesDan Oates - IT Support Technician

I joined Medivet after a 6 month apprenticeship course. During this time I split my time evenly between working and studying. After being taken on full time I've continued to develop my skills in a more practical way. I spend my spare time either with my nose in a book or playing with/on my computer or games console. I don't have any animals of my own just yet as I've recently moved out. Once I'm able to afford an animal I'm planning on getting at least one kitten!

Darren GibsonDarren Gibson – IT Support 1st Line

Before joining Medivet, I worked for a small business in Hemel Hempstead dealing with chip and pin machines amongst other things. Prior to my previous job I attended college, where I received my Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, browsing the web on my computer or doing the “occasional” gaming with friends.

Sri NaraSri Nara - Database Administrator

 l joined Medivet in September 2010 as a Database Administrator and Bi developer. Prior to this I was working for British telecom. I remember my first day at Medivet very well as it was unforgettable; I enjoyed visiting the Watford branch and I was so impressed by the level of service and care our vets and nurses provide to all the animals they were looking after.

Madhuri BorraMadhuri Borra – Database Administrator

I qualified in MTech (IT) in 2005 from Allahabad University. I moved to the UK in 2011. Before joining Medivet, I worked as a senior BI analyst for an equity company. I have an interest exploring new technologies. In my free time I enjoy looking after my son and daughter as well as watching TV. 

Daniel MakinsonDaniel Makinson - Senior Sever Administrator

I was raised in Wigan - famous for Rugby League and Pies (which I enjoy eating). I have a degree in Business Management and a Post Graduate in Software Development, amongst other Computer related qualifications. Before joining Medivet I worked for all types of Businesses in the IT field including Sony and Financial Times, as well as small charities and more recently I worked within Education and the Pharmaceutical Industry. I am married and have 4 children, 2 cats, and soon to be a dog! As you can imagine, my family keep me busy but I do have time to watch my favourite football Team Manchester United.

Amit SharmaAmit Sharma – Senior IT Systems Administrator

I have a degree in Art which I obtained in 2002, in Delhi, India. Before starting at Medivet, I was working for an IT company in India. I am particularly interested in testing new products. At home, we have 2 cats called Sweetpee and Marshi. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and playing Cricket. 

Nick -Saunders ---IT-Support -EngineerNick Saunders - IT Support Engineer

I originally joined Medivet as a Veterinary Nurse with the AbbeyVET clinics but have always had a keen passion for technology. I joined the IT department in 2013 where I have been given a great opportunity to combine my love of animals with my love of IT. At home I have a Staffy called Ollie who was originally brought in to the Dalston branch by the animal warden to be put to sleep, but was instead 'forced' to live with me. Whether or not this has worked out better for him has yet to be determined!

Andrew GreatheadAndrew Greathead -  IT Field Support Engineer 

I have 20 years’ experience in IT covering both contract and permanent positions for the public sector and Blue chip companies. My role involves setting up newly acquired practices, desk side practice support and IT maintenance at practices. At home we have 2 Goldfish (Apple Juice & Zoomie), 2 Guinea Pigs (Sky & Snuffley) and a 6 month old kitten named Teddy. In my spare time I enjoy walking and off road cycling, usually ending up in a pub when I’ve done enough.

Sharon -Slater -Kinghorn ---BI-Reporting -EngineerSharon Slater-Kinghorn - BI Reporting Engineer

I officially joined the Medivet IT team in September 2014, after initially working for 5 months as temporary maternity cover. I help deal with reporting requests, primarily using the Medivet Freedom data. Since obtaining my BCom in South Africa, I have worked in IT across a number of industries. Last 'employee' role was for Virgin Atlantic as a Data Architect. The staff flight benefits allowed me to travel extensively. I’ve owned a Jack Russell and two Boxers who were my surrogate children.