We regularly go around the country to speak with staff at our practices and find out more about them, news from their area and useful animal health advice. This week we spoke with Tom Evans who is the partner and veterinary surgeon at Medivet in St Helens.
Tom’s team at Medivet St Helens is made up of two vets, two nurses and two student nurses, all with one thing in common – a focus on learning and developing their skills to benefit animals runs though the practice.
Tom, who has been a vet for nine years and a partner for two, said: “We are all passionate about keeping up with the latest techniques, trends and best practices within our profession. That’s why being part of Medivet is fantastic as we have access to a lot of specialists within the company who share their knowledge and skills willingly and generously.”
As a child, Tom grew up with a love of animals, science and medicine and believes being a vet is the perfect way of combining these passions.
He said: “I’ve always had animals. I started off with goldfishes and hamsters, moved on to guinea pigs and finally, Labradors.”
Tom and his wife own two Labradors and, having worked in a mixed practice in East Sussex just after he graduated, he is used to dealing with even larger animals.
“A mixed practice means you get to treat farm animals as well as more traditional pets. When I worked down south, one of the places on my patch was a Christmas Tree farm where they kept reindeer. It was my job to ensure they were in good health and trim their horns and feet when required.”
Closer to home, Tom and his team are keen supporters of the local community. They recently attended the Canine Capers show in St Helens where they offered free health checks to every dog.
Tom believes that prevention is definitely better than cure where possible.
He added: “Keeping on top of your animal’s vaccinations, parasite treatment and other routine health tasks is a very wise move, as is pet insurance. It pays to expect the unexpected and good pet insurance means your animal can benefit from the best level of care should the need arise.”
To book an appointment at Medivet St Helens please call 01744 23263
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Posted November 13, 2015 in Press