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Meet the Bangor North Wales Vet team

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Stephanie Rayner Viner

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Owner

I became interested in becoming a vet from a very early age as I was always surrounded by animals as a child. My father owned a circus and so it was never a surprise to be shown a snake, a baboon or a tarantula! In addition to this, we had many more conventional pets and I quickly realised that, what I wanted to do when I grew up was treat them.


I graduated from Liverpool University in 2008 and have spent the last nine years enjoying veterinary practice near my home in North Wales. In the future I hope to specialise by pursuing a further qualification in a small animal discipline. 

Currently at home I have six cats, an Alaskan Malamute, two pythons, two goats and three hens, so quite a lot to be getting on with! When I'm not working I enjoy foreign travel and learning new languages (currently French), swimming, going to stand-up comedy and concerts, eating out and having fun with friends.

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Celyn Thorpe

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015 and since moving back home to North Wales I have worked in small animal veterinary practice. I have an interest in small animal anaesthesia and in exotic animals. 


In my free time I am generally to be found up in the mountains of Snowdonia with my two dogs, Skye and Eric. I enjoy rock climbing and stand-up paddleboarding. Sharing my house I currently have two grumpy bearded dragons and three snakes.

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Lynda Christian

Registered Veterinary Nurse

As a child I was interested in all aspects of the natural world and hoped to work with animals for a career. 


Over decades I gained experience from all types of kennel work at all levels, from the charity kennels of the NCDL as head kennel maid to quarantine kennel manageress. I also have decades of experience as a KC dog breeder, exhibitor and judge. After qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 1999, I remained in my training practice for a further 10 years, most of those as head nurse. My work has taken me around the country and I settled as a permanent night nurse in a referral hospital some distance from home before joining the great team here in Bangor. 

Currently I am kept company by two cats, a dwarf hamster and three white silkie chickens.

 


 

 

 

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Amy Brumwell

Registered Veterinary Nurse

From a young age I have always wanted to work with animals. I had four years of experience as a trainee nurse before gaining my qualification at the end of 2015 and became a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Soon after this I joined the Vets4Pets team and really enjoy working with such a dynamic team. I love my job and am always eager to learn new things.


I currently have a collie cross named Sali Mali who enjoys a bit of ‘doggy dancing’, and a welsh pony named Alan who is very cheeky and follows me around like a dog.


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Laura Jones

Student Veterinary Nurse

I enrolled as a Veterinary Nursing student at Glynllifon College in 2016. I enjoy veterinary laboratory work and I am particularly interested in small furry animals such as hamsters and hedgehogs. I also enjoy the inpatient care and animal husbandry.


Ever since starting at the practice, I have been made to feel like one of the team and I’m happy to be a part of the practice family. 

Outside work, my main interests include spending time with my hamsters and hedgehog, my involvement with the National Hamster Council, and socialising with my friends.


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Scott Japheth

Veterinary Care Assistant

Prior to joining the Vets4Pets team I attended Glynllifon College where I studied BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management. During my course I carried out extracurricular activities to promote conservation along with animal health & welfare, also including multiple experiences that became recognisable throughout the area in the agricultural industry. My work was rewarded in 2016, when I was awarded Student of the Year, later on that year I was rewarded for my efforts by being LANTRA’s Learner of the year 2016 at the Royal Welsh Show. 


As a passionate carer for animals I have always been interested in the Veterinary industry and look forward to extending my knowledge further by studying BVSc Veterinary Science in the future. For the intervening period my plan of action is to gain as much quality experience that will assist me in my journey to becoming a veterinary surgeon. 

I consider myself lucky to work alongside individuals that all provide something different that makes Vets4Pets Bangor NW an excellent team.


 

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Dewi Jones

Receptionist

Hello, I am Dewi.  I am a receptionist in Bangor, North Wales.  I have a growing collection of reptiles from bearded dragons to boa constrictors.  My favourite animal is the panther chameleon, I find them to be the most interesting animal to observe. I love working in this environment and love meeting all of the pets. 


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Ffion Sanderson

Receptionist

I have been a Receptionist here at Vets4Pets Bangor North Wales since we opened in March 2014, having previously studied Animal Management at Coleg Glynllifon. Day to day I enjoy working alongside such a friendly and dedicated team, and I love all aspect of my role as no two days are ever the same!


At home I am owned by two snuggly Rats, Afal and Nox, and my newest noisy additions are Guinea Pigs, IgamOgam and Nôg. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking photos of animals/landscapes and reading up on animal behaviour.


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Sarah Davies

Receptionist

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am the receptionist at the surgery. My favourite animals are cats, large and small! I have seven cats at home that keep me very entertained. It's great to be a part of such an excellent team. It's lovely meeting all of the clients and their pets!