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We’re here when you need us, open 7 days a week for your convenience


Our spirit of teamwork dedicated to caring for our patients

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Taking A positive and proactive approach to patient wellbeing

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We are so proud to be a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Practice


Shinfield Vets is a clean, calm, professional and quality clinic which has been trusted to care for pets in this area for over 40 years. Providing the very best care to our patients is at the heart of everything that we do.

Each patient receives a bespoke service, receiving treatment that meets their individual needs. We believe that the calibre of our Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses, our spirit of teamwork and our dedication to quality care make our clinic very special.

We believe that the calibre of our Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses, our spirit of teamwork and our dedication to quality care make our clinic very special.



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We feel fortunate to have a team of such highly qualified and enthusiastic people. All of the team regularly partake in further professional education so that we can offer your pet the most up to date treatments and best levels of care.



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Why Us

Choosing the right practice for you and your pet is a big decision. We know that there are a number of choices of Veterinary Practices in Reading but we believe that Shinfield Vets is different. We always aspire to be the best Veterinary Practice in Reading, though not necessarily the biggest.

Our Facilities

Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology and first-class facilities allowing us to deliver the highest levels of care for our patients.


Being open 7 days a week makes our service available to you and your pet during convenient times.

Hospital ward

Our clinic has a wide range of comfy, warm and safe kennels so our patients can feel relaxed while they recuperate.


Our onsite laboratory allows us to get results within 15 minutes of taking a sample; this can prove to be lifesaving in an emergencysituation.


We maintain a complete inventory of prescription only medicines, flea and tickcontrol products, worming treatments and shampoos.

Surgical suite

Our custom-built surgical suite is equipped with a complete range of surgical and advanced anaesthesia equipment.

Dedicated to caring for your pet

The best way to explore the healthcare options available to your pet is to give us a call. Our friendly Client Care Team will be happy to answer any questions that you have.


Dr Sarah MolierBVM&S BSc MRCVS

Head Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 2009. Since graduating I have worked in an independent multi-site small animal practice, worked as a Locum and volunteered at the PDSA. I am proud to have been a member of the Shinfield Vets team since January 2014. I am currently working towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. I am passionate about all aspects of my vocation; including medical cases, soft tissue surgery, end of life care, preventative therapeutics (looking at the whole picture and using lifestyle / diet / environment to try to optimise health rather than waiting to treat a disease that may arise). I live with my husband James, our son and daughter Joshua and Lily and our Labrador and Border Collie Nero and Dylan (needless to say both rescues!).


Dr Claire RoyallBVSc MRCVS

Associate Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from The University of Bristol in 2008 with a degree in Veterinary Science. My first job was at a small animal practice in Worcestershire where I spent three years. I then took some time out to go travelling. After returning to the UK I worked as a locum at a number of small animal practices. I have now returned to my home town of Wokingham and I started working at Shinfield Vets in 2014. Clinically my main interest is soft tissue surgery. Soft tissue surgery includes neutering, removing lumps and exploring the abdomen to aid diagnosis of disease or to remove objects which shouldn’t have been swallowed (eg stones and socks). I also enjoy treating small mammals (such as rabbits and guinea pigs) and dental treatments for cats and dogs, which includes cleaning to teeth to keep them healthy and removing them if they are rotten. Outside work my interests include travelling, photography, horse riding and swimming.


Suzanne Webb RVN DipFNRVN DipFN

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005 and joined Shinfield vets in 2011. I have enjoyed an exciting career including 2 years spent as a local dog warden helping to collect and rehome local stray dogs. I have always been passionate about animal welfare and I have raised large amounts of money over the years for various animal charities through sponsored runs, hikes and parachute jumps. I enjoy all aspects of nursing but I have a particular interest in feline medicine and in 2017, I completed a Diploma in feline nursing. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit through a variety of group fitness classes and running. I have a passion for travelling and have been fortunate enough to visit many amazing places including Thailand, Malaysia, Dubai, Peru and Colombia to name just a few. I am a certified open water diver and a keen skier and snowboarder. I currently live in Thatcham with my partner and my rescue cat Mac.


Katy GarlickBScVN RVN

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 I returned to my home town of Reading and joined the team at Shinfield Vets. I have always enjoyed the company of animals and my cat Koko is certainly part of my family. Many owners have the same family bond with their pets, so I constantly aspire to improve the nursing care we provide, as I would expect nothing less for my own pets. Since graduating I have completed numerous courses to improve my skills, most recently I gained a British Veterinary Nursing Association Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Wound Management and before this a rabbit awareness course supported by the RAWF association. I am now due to start a course in dermatology nursing. I also have a particular interest in the public image and advancement of the nursing profession and have published research on the subject. Outside of work I volunteer with the local RSPCA cats branch, helping organise the cats treatment getting them ready for forever homes. Most of all I look forward to time away with my family, we frequently escape the busy life of Reading to Swanage in Dorset, our much loved second home.


Chrissy BruceRVN

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Having always wanted to work with animals from a young age, I joined Shinfield Vets in 2010 as part of my work experience and have since qualified from Middlesex University in 2015 with a first class BSc Hons degree in Veterinary Nursing. I have also become a clinical coach and find it extremely rewarding to be able to pass on the skills I have learnt to our students. I find all aspects of nursing enjoyable but have a particular interest in surgical nursing. I have undertaken a course in small animal anaesthesia and I am hoping to complete an emergency and critical care course in the near future as I am eager to further my knowledge in this area. Outside of work I am a member of the Reading and District netball league and enjoy playing in matches. At home I have two mischievous cats called Tilly and Lola. Lola is a Devonshire Rex and Tilly was brought in to the practice as a stray at only a couple of days old. Since then my passion has grown and I have spent many sleepless nights’ hand-rearing kittens!


Tracy TimmsRVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I began my nursing career as a student in a small practice in Hastings where i grew up. I moved to Reading as i felt i needed to gain experience in a larger practice,i completed my training there and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1997.I remained in the same practice until 2013 but decided to take some time out to concentrate on my cat sitting business,Kitty Daycare and to spend more time with my three children. I decided to return to nursing and joined Shinfield Vets as a nurse in 2015.I enjoy all aspects of nursing and caring for all animals but i have a special love for cats and anything cat related,especially their behaviour. I live in Reading with my husband,our three children and two rescue bengal cats Savannah and Luna. In my spare time when i am not caring for cats, I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family,travelling to various Irish dancing competitions with my daughters and visiting theme parks.


James Sterling

Registered veterinary nurse

In 2013, I joined Shinfield Vets as a nursing assistant, and since 2016 I started my Veterinary nurse training at MYF in Aldershot, and became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in June 2019. Following from my qualification I am now a part of a Veterinary Nurse Academy that is providing me with further training following my qualification, I have an active interest in all aspects of Veterinary Nursing especially dental care and anesthetics. I have owned animals all my life and currently have 4 cats at home; Marmaduke, Taz, Saphire and Pumpkin. When I’m not at work I enjoy American Football and I hope to watch it live when it comes to the UK. I also enjoy watching movies, spending time with friends and clay pigeon shooting.


Joeanne Le'Burn

Practice Manager CSQP

I am one of the longest serving staff members of the surgery which gives an indication of my dedication and enjoyment of the work I do here. Over many years I have taken on various roles both in the animal care through to being the current Practice Manager. I am focussed on developing and maintaining good client relationships and understand that good communication is vital. I am also well motivated and enjoy the daily challenges of a busy small animal practice. To help develop my management skill and to keep current I am studying towards the nationally recognised Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM). I use my experience and academic knowledge to support the surgery team that aims to provide excellence both in the provision of treatment for animals brought to us and in the quality of client care. I have over time built a good relationship with local charities and continue to be a point of contact within the surgery for treatment of animals brought to us by them . I see my future at Shinfield Vets being to help keep the practice running smoothly on both a day-today-basis and from a more strategic sense to ensure we are prepared for the future and...


Leo Veater

Client Care Team

Having worked in retail for most of my working life it was a great change to go into interior design three years ago. Then my fiancé and I decided the time was right to change our couple to a family and two became three! There were many tears, sleepless nights and I'm sure you can imagine what else but mainly what changed were priorities. So, when the time came for me to think about what I wanted to do with my life I thought about the things that matter to me. Having grown up with animals but not being able to have my own yet due to full time work we decided Mia, our very own kind of animal, will absolutely have to have a companion to grow up with. All the talk of animals and what was important made a spark go off in my head. Fate intervened and I came across Shinfield Vets. I must say yes, working with animals and being able to be a part of something much bigger than people imagine is amazing in itself but the team here is just incredible and I feel lucky to be a part of it. When I'm not here swooning over pretty much every animal that comes in, talking in a strange voice that I swear they understand, I'm with our little girl enjoying the...


Rhiannon Le'Burn

Client Care Team

I have recently joined the Client Care Team after finishing a business course at Reading College. I am now looking forward to developing my skills within the Shinfield Vets Client Care Team. I really enjoy answering the phone and engaging with clients and their pets. I have recently rescued a cat called Bella who has quickly become part of the family, I also own a French Bulldog called Ralph who loves to go on walks. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends, family and visiting my nan who lives on the Isle of Wight.


What They Say

Brenda Booth

Over the last 35 years we have had various cats, dogs and horses. Wherever we have lived we have always found a good veterinary practice and stayed with it. Shinfield Vets is a good practice, a very good practice!

Heather Farr

A wonderful veterinary surgery who look after my cats. Really friendly, professional and helpful. Andy, Claire and the team have given my male cat a new lease of life - they genuinely care about the animals they treat. Would not take my pets anywhere else!

Natalie Greenstreet

Shinfield Vets are the most awesome vets in Berkshire. Every single member of the team are hardworking, friendly and 100% professional – from the reception team who offer outstanding customer service to the veterinary team who show unquestionable knowledge and experience. I wouldn’t take my pets anywhere else – I have complete trust and confidence in the team. I love the opening hours – which enable me to make appointments first thing in the morning, late in the evening and even on Sundays! That’s exactly the pragmatic approach that makes working with Shinfield Vets easy and stress free. Great team – 5* really isn’t enough!

Nora Stevens

I first visited Shinfield Vets in 2011 after Andy was recommended to me. It is wonderful to have vets who take time to know and really care about your pet when you take them for a visit. Andy and all his staff are so caring and helpful and give what appears to me to be a personal service. On a few occasions I have called when my pet was poorly and required advice and I just felt I was getting a personal service. I have recommended Shinfield Vets to friends who have also gone to them and like me are really happy with the care they receive. I would definitely recommend Shinfield Vets if you want real care and a lovely friendly atmosphere with a consistency in the care that is offered

Vicky Robson

I have been using Shinfield Road vets for my two cats since 2011. As my cats have bad teeth and one has a bad ear I am in with them a couple of times a year for check-ups. To start with - what great opening hours. Weekend appointments at no extra cost and weekday hours that allow for post work visits!! I have always felt that I am given honest advice and never oversold unnecessary treatment. I trust all the staff with the care of my animals. The staff are clearly pet lovers and really treat the animals with respect and kindness. Would never chose to take my fluff balls anywhere else

Tracey Ann Parsons

If you want a vets that is truly diligent and operate a fantastic 7 days a week including bank holidays, then go no further than Andy Williams' independent veterinary practice.. Our three dogs are brilliantly cared for by all the staff and what makes this practice so much better than any of the other local one's ( and we have been registered with quite a few of them over the years) is that they can provide comprehensive care with a vast array of investigations without having to always travel miles to individual specialists, unless it is absolutely necessary.

Belinda Handy

Every time I go along to Shinfield Vets I feel really looked after. Everything is always explained so clearly, I feel my pets are very well looked after. My Westie has had the up most care given to her with Andy always considering the cost involved. Such a great caring team. I would highly recommend this practice

Heidi Alder

I am very happy with the service provided by Andy and his team. I take my five Border Collies to see Andy he is very thorough and takes his time to get to the cause of the problem and offers the best option to my dogs. I would highly recommend using this veterinary practice as they are very reliable and friendly, also they provide a seven day service .

Linda Christmas

Shinfield Vets has to be the absolute best in the area. We have used them throughout some pretty emotional times with regards our precious Labrador and all the vets are outstanding. They really care both for your pet and for you when there are difficult decisions to make. Sarah has followed up with me many times out of hours and has been a patient, supportive and caring vet at all times. I can not recommend them highly enough

Lisa Fiske

By far the best vets in the area. Their priority is always the welfare of the animal. Friendly, helpful & always explain things clearly. I've spent quite a bit of time there this year with various pets & wouldn't think about going anywhere else. Andy & his staff are the best!


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Our Address

Shinfield Vets
Alstonby, Shinfield Road
Reading, RG2 9BE

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0118 987 2294

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