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.
Amy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2004 and has worked for Earls Hall since then. Amy has certificates in internal medicine and is studying towards certificates in surgery, emergency medicine and critical care. She looks after animals admitted to our hospital and takes on the more challenging medical cases. Amy has two cats, one of which is a special rescue with two and a half legs and in her free time she is studying for a degree in history.
James Lloyd BVetMed MRCVS
James qualified from the London Vet School (The RVC) in the summer of 1999 from where he started his first job in a small animal practice in Hull. He spent just over a year there dealing with small animal work and a large proportion of exotic work. This was mainly for clients of the practice but also for a large pet shop there. He started at Earls Hall in December 2000 initially at Shoebury then at Ashingdon when it first opened but James now spends his time between the Hospital and Ashingdon. As well as first opinion practice he enjoys seeing more exotic animals and treating arthritic animals with acupuncture. When not working James enjoys watching films and going for walks in the countryside.
Nicholas Langdale BVetMed MRCVS
Nick graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007 and has been at Earls Hall since October of the same year. He will be found mainly at either the Shoebury branch or the main Veterinary Hospital. Nick enjoys all aspects of veterinary work but is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Nick enjoys skiing, badminton, golf and holds a PADI scuba diving certificate. At home he currently has a 155 litre tropical fish tank but is often looking after all the other family members’ pets whilst they’re away on holiday.
Ian Daly BVetMed MRCVS
Ian is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and has been a part of the Earls Hall Veterinary Group since August 2013. His main interests in the field are small mammals, dentistry and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work Ian is interested in keeping fit, travelling around the UK, wildlife photography as well as going to football matches most weekends.
Gemma Collins BVetMed MRCVS
Gemma started work here at Earls Hall in July 2017 after graduating from the RVS. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and small furries, and is looking forward to getting to know our clients and their pets.
Mark Freeman BVetMed Sci (Hons)
Mark graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017 and joined Earls Hall shortly after, maintaining an interest in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. In his free time he enjoys football, cricket, running and skiing. At home he has two cats called Rufus and Maisie.
Ioana Junquera MRCVS
Ioana graduated in 2004 from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Leon, Spain. She moved to the UK shortly after and has been working in a wide variety of situations ever since (from private practice treating pets to charity work with strays in India). Ioana’s main interests are soft tissue surgery, imaging diagnosis and exotic animals. She is always happy to see reptiles, birds and small mammals. Ioana works part time at The Veterinary Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling with her family and photography. At home she has a cat called Tashi.
Katarzyna Kowalik-Baris MRCVS
Kat graduated in 2013 from Warmia-Masuria University in Poland. After graduation she worked both in local vet practice and veterinary labs, following her passion for laboratory diagnostics. She moved to the UK and started to work for Earls Hall in January 2018, hoping to learn and improve herself. Kat enjoys dermatology and feline medicine. In her free time she plays console games, bakes and paints. She always has some time to spend with her husband and two cats, Luna and Elia.
Savvas Piperelis DVM PhD MRCVS
Savvas graduated from the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece in 1999 and has worked as a vet since then. He has a PhD in animal reproduction and is currently studying towards a certificate in exotics. Savvas has an interest in animal welfare and rodents. In Savvas‘ life the queen is a Toy Yorkie by the name of Poppy who has as subjects the whole family, including his wife and two young boys. Outside of work he likes reading, musical theatre and travelling around Europe with focus on sunny and warm places.
Abigail McNally BVSc MRCVS
Abi joined Earls Hall in July 2018 after graduating for the University of Bristol. She has an interest in all aspects of small animal medicine especially neurology. In her free time Abi enjoys riding her horse Ella, baking and looking after her two dogs, two guinea pigs and bearded dragon.
Rachel Chow BVMS MRCVS
Rachel graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2020, and is originally from Hong Kong. She moved to the UK when she was 15 years old and has been living in different cities across the country. She joined Earls Hall Veterinary Group in December 2020. Rachel has a strong interest in veterinary neurology. At home, she has three cats called Pokey, Pokey Jr. and Barnaby.
Hannah Reynolds BSc (Hons), DVM, MRCVS
Hannah qualified from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia in 2020 and has been working at Earls Hall since January 2021. At home she has a cat, a tortoise and in her spare time enjoys competing at dressage with her horses.