Vets4pets Receptionist Dies In Helicopter Crash

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Vets4Pets receptionist dies in helicopter crash
12th February 2018

By Karen Pickwick

A young woman who worked for the Pets at Home vet group has been killed along with her boyfriend in a helicopter crash in the US.

Animal lover Becky Dobson, who was just 27, was a receptionist at the Vets4Pets practice in Worthing, West Sussex and dreamed of becoming a veterinary nurse, according to a Daily Mail report.

She, her boyfriend and his brother died during a ‘trip of a lifetime’ when the helicopter they were in crashed and exploded into a fireball during a sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Another woman and a newly-wed couple are fighting for their lives in hospital. The pilot was also airlifted to hospital and is said to be in a ‘critical condition’.

Becky’s father, Peter Dobson, told the Mail his daughter was 'full of life and looking forward’ to going to Vegas for her boyfriend’s 30th birthday to celebrate.

“She was a lovely girl,” he said. “Everyone liked her, she liked her travelling – she went to Australia for a year to travel round. She was always happy. They just went for a long weekend; a four-night break. They were staying in Vegas, they had been looking forward to it for a long time.”

Vicky’s employers told the BBC: “We were all devastated to learn of Becky's loss in this tragic accident.
“She will be greatly missed by all her colleagues in the practice and by our clients. Our thoughts are with Becky's family and friends at this very difficult time.”