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Vets4Pets Launceston

Meet the team

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Joanna Dudek DVM MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Owner

I knew, since the age of 5, that I was going to be a Vet. My passion for animals started with horses, then I witnessed a dog being hit by a car and was very lame, running away from me. I did not know how to help, which was very frustrating. 

I graduated University in Poland in 2005 and came straight to the UK. After several months of training and upgrading my qualifications, then two years post-graduation studies, I started working for Vets4Pets in Poole. I left Poole in 2015 to work closer to home at Vets4Pets Southampton. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there but an opportunity to open my own Practice, here in Cornwall, was too tempting to pass up. 

I have always wanted to run my own practice, and have had many lovely holidays in Cornwall, so to be able to live and work here is like a dream come true. Since we opened in January 2017, it has been challenging but very rewarding. I am very lucky to have a great team around me, making sure we offer the best care for our clients & their pets.

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Veterinary Surgeon

I have always known I wanted to be a vet, in fact I can't remember ever wanting to do anything else. When all the other little girls were playing with dolls, I was out in the garden finding snails to rescue and hunting for snakes and moles! That interest in exotic species is another thing which has stuck with me. Whilst I love working with cats and dogs, the exotics are my real passion and I am looking forward to starting my official extra exotics training soon! 

Ever since I moved from rural southern France to England when I was 16 I have wanted to work in the beautiful green coutryside, which is why when I graduated from Liverpool and Jo offered me the job here, I jumped at the chance. 

I love my job, every day is a different challenge, but it is the most rewarding career I could ever imagine. 

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Sophie RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse

I have always had a love for animals, ever since I was young and owned a menagerie of pets including ducks, chickens, Guinea-pigs and dogs! 

Since leaving school I knew I wanted to work with animals so went straight to Bicton College where I studied Animal Management and decided to further my training as a Veterinary Nurse. After a lot of hard work I was lucky enough to study a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College in London. 

However, my heart has always belonged to the South West so after graduating in 2012 I moved permanently to Cornwall to live with my now husband, Gary and our Golden Labrador, Lola. I love meeting such a variety of pets at Vets4Pets especially all the puppies that come to our puppy parties! 

 In my spare time I love to meet up with friends and family and explore the beautiful Cornwall, with Lola.

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Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2013, and since then have aimed to gain as much experience as possible by working in varying roles and clinics including first opinion, emergency & critical care and referral, from all of which I have learned a great deal. 

I started with the fantastic team at Launceston, and moved to Cornwall from Essex in February 2017 with my rescue Doberman ‘Dobey’, two cats. and three rabbits.

 In my spare time I thoroughly enjoy taking Dobey to the beach and exploring everything Cornwall has to offer.

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Student Veterinary Nurse

Cornish born and bred, I love living near the sea; spending most of my time walking the local coastal paths and I wouldn’t change it for the world! Whilst I currently only have one cat, Leo, I plan on expanding my furry family in the near future. 

I am studying to become a registered veterinary nurse with Duchy College, alongside working with the amazing Vets4Pets team in Launceston, who I have already learnt so much from. Though challenging at times, I enjoy greeting the clients and meeting their pets. 

I hope to see you soon!!

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Client Care Advisor

When I was growing up we always had various animals in our house. My Mum kept horses and donkeys which is where my love of being around animals came from, and always wanting to do what's best for them. 

I left school and my career went off in several different directions. Firstly, I went to college and trained as a chef, then my path changed and I worked for an auctioneer. I then moved on and worked for a waste company. 

Last year, my husband and I decided to move to Cornwall and start a new life with our dog, Dilly. By taking this job as receptionist I have been given the opportunity to grow with a new venture, and to meet and greet all of our clients and their pets. This has fulfilled my childhood dream of working with animals.

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Client Care Advisor

I’ve always had a love for animals and been interested in their welfare from a young age. After having my daughter in 2015 I found myself wanting to move away from city life so in Sept 2016 we moved to Cornwall to be closer to my parents, who moved down this way 6 years ago from Southampton. I am so grateful for the lifestyle I am now able to give my daughter and love that she is growing up to love animals as much as me, This is helped by my parents having a small holding where she already has her own pig and chickens! 

I am hoping to get a place to study to be a veterinary nurse in the next year or so when she starts preschool full time. I have learnt so much from working with the amazing team here at Vets4Pets and couldn’t ask for a better team to work with.