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Vets4Pets Llandudno

Meet the Llandudno vet team

Llandudno Vets4Pets Gudrun Janssen

Gudrun Janssen CertVOphthal MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon. 
Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology

I studied veterinary medicine in Hannover, Germany and in Bern, Switzerland and graduated in 1998. After finishing my doctoral thesis in Virology/Immunology at the University of Berne, I moved to the UK in 1999.

I've worked in several hospital based veterinary practices in the South East of England. In 2009 I moved with my family to North Wales, where I have worked in a local small animal practice.

I have a strong interest in Veterinary Ophthalmology, obtained my RVC Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011, and I've worked at Rutland House Referrals, St. Helen's, Liverpool, as a referral ophthalmologist.

In my spare time I enjoy family life with my partner, two children, two cats Llio and Bennie and my two guinea pigs, Rossie and Pedro.

I'm also trying to master the Welsh language.

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Claudia Ribeiro MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2013 in Vila Real, in Portugal. For two and and a half years, I worked in a small animal practice in Portugal before moving to Wales in 2016. I started a post-graduate in small animal internal medicine in October 2017. I also have a particular interest in imaging (including x-rays and ultrasound).

In my spare time I like cooking, travelling and everything related to cinema. I enjoy taking long walks in the beautiful country of Wales, close to sea and mountains and I also take lessons learning to speak Welsh.

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Karen Brookes

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I was born in Stoke on Trent but lived most of my life in Manchester until moving to Llandudno in 2010. I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse and worked in a small animal practice for 14 years. After the birth of my second child, I took a slightly different career path. I am now glad to be back with my passion and joined Vets4Pets in September 2017.

I have 2 children, 2 dogs and a cat and I love cosy nights in with them all.

Llandudno Vets4Pets Vicky Yates

Vicky Yates RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996 and worked for more than 20 years in a small animal veterinary practice in South Manchester where I took pride in building up good and lasting relationships with clients and their pets over the years.

Apart from all aspects of veterinary nursing, I also enjoyed getting involved in the training of new veterinary nurses and new members of staff. I take a special interest in weight management and care of senior pets.

I moved to North Wales in 2015 and I live with my terrier Griff and my cat Lara. I am enjoying the perks of country life.


Jennifer Jones

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I grew up in Llandudno Junction and I am a fluent welsh speaker. My love for Nursing started when my family moved to a small holding in Llangernyw. I qualified in 2016 and have worked for 7 years in mixed Practice here in North Wales.

 I am the newest addition to the team here and I am really enjoying focusing on just small animals. I have a keen interest in Nutrition and all things Rabbit related! I live with a number of furry beings and enjoy exploring the hills with them. I enjoy cooking, crochet and coffee!

Llandudno Vets4Pets Victoria Hillier(2)

Victoria Hillier

Head Receptionist & Veterinary Care Assistant

I was born and grew up in Windsor, Berkshire and I moved to North Wales in 2014. I have always had an interest in animals and their welfare and for two years I volunteered for a swan rescue charity in Eton which developed my passion for wild birds, in particular Owls and Swans.

I very much enjoy my role and although it can be challenging at times, I am broadening my knowledge of veterinary care and treatment day by day. I acquired my Veterinary Care Assistant Diploma in March 2018.

In my spare time I enjoy walking and exploring the country and its hidden gems. I have a cat called Ollie, a couple of small furries and goldfish.

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Sarah Martin


I joined the team in February 2017, having spent 20 years working in travel and jetting around the world a few times! I have always had a passion for animals, especially dogs and I am now a proud owner of a very chilled shar-pei called Brutus.

In my spare time (apart from still jetting off whenever I can) I’m a bit of a gym bunny and I completed the London Marathon in April 2017.

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Troy Hancock


Originally from Manchester, I moved to North Wales in 2008 to study Animal Science and Medicine. I attended Glyndŵr University where I obtained a BSc Degree in Animal Sciences and have worked in many veterinary practices throughout Denbighshire as a receptionist, Veterinary Assistant and Student Nurse before moving to Dwygyfylchi in Conwy with my Husband Mark.

I joined the team at Llandudno in August 2018 and I am really enjoying my receptionist role; my interests are Animal Microbiology, Equine and Animal Health in general. I will be starting my Veterinary Nurse training in September 2019.

In my spare time I like to horse ride when the weather is nice. I love to bake and walk my beautiful Pomeranian named Bellè who definitely keeps me on my toes.