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Meet the Team

Elena Pedretti DVM MRCVS [OV]

Elena joined Goddard Veterinary Group in December 2009 and graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2004. Originally from Italy, Elena has been working in the UK since 2006 and has experience of both first and second opinion cases as well as working alongside specialists. Elena has also been involved in clinical research and writing publications. Elena offers clients and their pets a caring service and also has an interest in the veterinary health and welfare of exotic species. Outside of work Elena enjoys reading about history, cooking for friends and photography.

Jean Mitchelmore RVN

A qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse [RVN] Jean has been nursing since 1976 and is an experienced and trusted member of the team. Jean joined Goddard Veterinary Group in 2008 and is interested in all areas of pet health and welfare and always available to offer help and advice. Jean is also a qualified Pet Health Counsellor and can offer clients lots of advice on their pet's nutritional and dietary needs. With an interest in pet behaviour Jean has now completed the advanced Canine Behaviourist qualification.

Jean's Jack Russell Kiki is also a key part of the team and can often be found dozing on the weighing scales in the reception.

Lauren Coombes - Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Lauren joined the team at Ilford in November 2015 as a Veterinary Nursing Assistant after spending three years studying animal care and management in Malta.  She aspires to become a Veterinary Nurse and hopes to one day be involved in veterinary charity work in the UK and abroad.  In her spare time Lauren enjoys studying history, reading, writing fiction and spending time with her two cats, Lucy and Zammo and Shih Tzu Max.