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Vets4Pets Wrexham

Meet the Wrexham Vet team

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Erika Jones

Veterinary Surgeon and Partner

I qualified form Cambridge University Veterinary School in 2005 and worked in Powys and Shropshire before taking the exciting opportunity to become a Vets4Pets partner in Wrexham in 2011.

I love seeing new patients and owners coming into the practice, and then being able to greet them as friends as we get to know them. I see our role as a way of helping you to look after your pets and it is such a privilege to be able to do so.

As the partner in the practice, I also get a huge amount of satisfaction from enabling the staff to utilise their own ideas, and realise their own potential. Our endeavours to become a recognised Cat Friendly Practice, and to set up Osteoarthritis & Pain Management Clinics have come from ideas direct from the team. To be able to facilitate the idea turning into reality is very rewarding, and, importantly, it is the pets under our care who get to truly benefit.

I take cases from the RSPCA, and I also enjoy working with the wonderful team at the Cats Protection Wrexham Adoption Centre. I visit the centre every week to examine new arrivals and any cats under treatment; and any neutering or surgeries required are performed back at the practice.

Life is always busy: I live with my husband and two young children on a farm near Oswestry where we have sheep and cattle, and our slightly unruly sheepdog, Nell! I enjoy taking the children out and about especially into the great outdoors, and we are also now getting into going to summer festivals.

We are really looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our practice.


Elaine Griffiths

Practice Manager

I joined Wrexham Vets4Pets from a dental practice background so I was interested to see what it would be like to work every day amongst a veterinary team –I’ve been here since July 2012 and I can honestly say I love it! Every day brings something new and meeting our clients and getting to know them and their pets is one of the best parts of the job.

I’m originally from Somerset but I left to study English and history at university in London before moving to North Wales in 1996, after meeting my husband. We have 2 daughters, both of whom are desperate for us to adopt any strays that come in to the practice and I’m sure that it’s only going to be a matter of time!

Outside of work I love reading, cooking and spending time with my family, especially big family dinners and walks on Sundays! I still go home to Somerset as much as possible to see my family there.

If you wish to contact me directly please email


Alessandra Barilla

Veterinary Surgeon

I am Alessandra, I am an Italian vet surgeon and I have moved to the UK in 2015.

I have worked in intensive care and 1st opinion and I have an interest in abdominal ultrasound. I have recently moved to Wales to be closer to my family, after spending a year and a half in London as a 1st opinion practitioner.

I am a dog person and my favourite dogs are Jack Russells, Border Collies and Greyhounds, but I have a weakness for ginger cats.

When I am not being a vet surgeon you can find me hiking up Welsh hills, visiting castles, and doing photoshoots, my greatest passion is photography.

Eleanor Wood

Veterinary Surgeon

Having qualified in 2004 I spent a few months in small animal and equine practice before realising that I really enjoyed surgery, and decided to focus on small animals. Since then I've worked in a couple of different practices as I've moved around the country.

Having moved to our dream home in Wales I started at Vets4Pets in 2016. It is an ideal job for me as I can concentrate on surgery but without losing the regular contact with the owners of my patients which is such an important part of my job.

Outside of work I'm mostly busy with renovating our cottage with my husband, and learning how to manage the woodland around it which has been untouched for nearly 50 years and is quite wild. My dog and cat love coming to explore the woods with me but they're not so much help with the heavy lifting!

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Helen Rudd

Head Veterinary Nurse

Hi I'm Helen, a Registered Veterinary Nurse and also Head Nurse here at Caia Road. I have a special interest in all aspects of surgical nursing, orthopaedics, dentistry and exotics.

My other interests include raptors and wolves! I have previously been involved in bird of prey demonstrations up and down the country! I also have a qualification in Wolf Management, Ecology and Conservation.

Outside of work I enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer! I love walking my Hungarian wire haired Viszla 'Ilka' and being a nana to my gorgeous grand-daughter Olivia.

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Laura Martin

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Ellesmere Port. I qualified in 2007 and studied for my nursing at Lite Limited College in St Helens. I also have a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology from Liverpool John Moors University. I’m very dedicated and enjoy my job, particularly being in theatre helping with surgery and monitoring anaesthetics.

Outside of work, I’m a loving mother of one. I love taking my little girl on days out and to the farm where I keep my horse, Danny Boy, who I’ve had for 15 years. I also have a dog called Darwin, Bobby the cat, and 2 rabbits called Rupert and Winnie.

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Toshi Wilkins

Student Veterinary Surgeon

Having worked as a veterinary receptionist and nurse for 4 years in my home town of Chippenham, I now attend the University of Liverpool as a veterinary student. I joined the Wrexham Vets4Pets team in October 2017 to gain further experience in practice.

Originally from Wiltshire, I now live in Chester with David (human man), Josh (human boy), Murphy (Airedale terrier), Howard (tortoise) Annie & Clarabelle (guinea-pigs), and the latest addition Maui (cat) whom the team here at Vets4Pets rescued.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, skiing, yoga and charity work, having recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in honour of The Christie and travelled to India on a surgical course with the world veterinary service for Mission Rabies.

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Jack Tattum

Client Care Advisor and Student Veterinary Nurse

I've been a Receptionist with the practice since Oct 2016 having previously completed my BSc (Hons) for Animal Studies at university. I love to learn as much as I can about animals, especially the behaviour and biology side. During my time here I feel like I have been able to do that as no two days are the same and there is always something new to learn.

One of the best parts of my job is meeting and getting to know our clients and their pets. I love my job and, thanks to the support from everyone in the practice, I will be starting my veterinary nurse training in August.

During my free time I enjoy socialising with friends and family. I'm a big video game nerd so I'm on my computer in my spare time. If I'm not on my games I'll be playing with my mischievous cat , Loki (defiantly lives up to his name!) or my bearded dragon, leopard geckos and my Hognose snake.

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Jane Teece

Head Client Care Advisor

I joined vets 4 pets in June 2014 as a receptionist I have a dog called spud who is a little over weight but gorgeous and has a lovely nature since I started I have adopted a kitten that was handed into the practice who I have called Rosa. (Lesson to self: Do not think you are immune to stray kittens). It was love at first sight from Rosa and Spud...well almost, and they are good company.

I love the work at the practice and we are a great team meeting clients and pets is probably the best part of the job.


Anna Wilcock

Client Care Advisor

Having joined vets4pets in August 2018 I am still fairly new to the team and so far I am loving it! Coming from a retail background previously, this job is completely new to me and i am finding it so interesting and i am learning something new every day!

In my spare time you will find me spending time with my husband Allan, my daughter Rosie and our pet dog Milo. Milo is a Bichon Frise x Miniature Schnauzer and he is absolutely gorgeous.

Having Milo, I understand how much a part of your family your pets are and how special they are to you.

I look forward to meeting you and all your lovely pets and I am always keen to answer any questions you may have!

Paige Borlace

Client Care Advisor

I joined the Vets4Pets team in July 2018 looking to expand my experiences. I have recently finished studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University graduating with a Bsc Sport and Exercise Science. Whilst my experience in the veterinary world is limited, I am keen to learn about the environment and quite happy to have a cuddle with the patients that come into the surgery.

I myself have a Labrador Retriever called Sadie who I inherited from a family member. Despite being nine Sadie knows how to keep me and my partner on our toes, causing mischief. So, I know and understand the value of having a pet.

I look forward to meeting you and your fur-babies in practice.

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Danielle Hughes

Client Care Advisor

I’m fairly new to the Vets4Pets team, having joined October 2017, but already enjoy being part of the team. Every day is different, every day I learn something new. I like meeting new clients and love seeing how much they love their companions, and how much they would do anything for them.

Over the years I’ve studied Animal based courses. I went to Northop College studying Level 3 Animal Management for three years. I’ve recently just graduated from Glyndwr University with a 2:1 BSc Honours degree in Animal studies, so I’ve always had an interest in working with animals. When I was little I always wanted to work within a Vets, so having this opportunity is amazing.

In my spare time, I have a 22 week old White German Shepherd called Polo who takes up the majority of my time being so hyper and constantly wanting cuddles and walks, but I wouldn’t change that for the world. Also have an Orange Ghost Royal Python called Boss who is now three years old. Having your own pets you realise how much you would do for them, and how important it is having the right care in place for them.

My non animal interests, include nights in with my partner or weekends away, socialising with family and friends. I’m also a massive foodie so I’m always cooking or ordering food, or even going out for food to different restaurants I’ve not been to before.