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Vets4Pets Newport

Meet the Newport vet team

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Paul and Cath McCarthy


Cath and I met in our final year at Vet college in London back in 1999. Shortly after getting together, we were engaged and then I moved to the other end of the country where we pursued different vocations; I was in a mixed practice in Barnsley and Cath here at the Usk Veterinary Centre doing only domestic pets. Having both worked in a number of separate practices, I then opened as the sole partner of Newport Vets4pets in May 2008. The practice has successfully grown since then and we have recently taken on another Vet (Nora Jaykka-Dixon). This growth has been due to the hard-work and dedication of the Newport team.



Newport Veterinary Surgeon Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

Having become fully certified as a vet in 1999, I have worked most of my career here in Newport. From 2001-2008 I worked under the tutelage of Mrs Morris at Summerhill before opening up Vets4Pets in 2008. Since opening we have strived to gain excellent standards of care to people’s pets and been here as a support for clients. We have been nominated, by our clients, for practice, vet and receptionist of the year.


Vets4Pets Cath Mccarthy Surgeon Newport

Cath McCarthy BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1999 from the Royal Veterinary College. I have worked solely in small animal practice and particularly enjoy surgery. I joined my husband Paul at Vets4pets in October 2009. Outside of work my passions are gardening, running and our nine year old son Jack.




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Tam Roche BScZY, MVB, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2014 from University College Dublin, Ireland. Since then I have worked in different areas of Wales before joining Vets4Pets Newport in February 2016. I have developing interests in small animal internal medicine, nutrition and soft tissue surgery. Outside of veterinary I enjoy photography and am involved with Irish sighthound rescues. I have a retired greyhound called Fionn and a lurcher called Freya. 

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Michelle Lawrence

Head Veterinary Nurse

I gained my degree in Veterinary Nursing Science in 2006 and since then I have worked in both first opinion and referral practices. 

I have a keen interest in rehabilitation therapies and anaesthesia, emergency and critical care. In 2011 I gained my Nursing Certificate in Anaesthesia and Critical Care from the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies. 

I originally joined Vets4Pets when Paul first opened the practice and then went on to work in a referral hospital before re-joining Paul and his team in February 2015.


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Kayleigh Morley

Student Veterinary Nurse

I started at Vets4Pets in July 2017 and am excited to train as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I have always loved animals and have a button Staffie called Sonny who was a rescue from the RSPCA. 

Whilst travelling in Australia, I came across many wonderful and exotic animals but I also completed a three month placement on a farm where I maintained the working dogs and horses and even helped raise four chicks. I also assisted with drenching and pregnancy testing cattle which is an experience I will never forget! 

 Since joining Vets4Pets, I have already learned so many new things and I am looking forward to progressing and eventually qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse!



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Amy Deakin

Animal Nursing Assistant

What is your favourite animal and why?
I don't really have a favourite animal, but if I had to pick a few I would say a dog because they are loyal, rabbit because they are cute, monkey because they are funny and cheeky and elephants because they stick together. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have one tricolour Shih Tzu called Ozzy (Oz) and a Dwaf cross rabbit called Jossie (Joe for short).

What is the best name you’ve ever come across?
Super Dave he was a lovely black and white Akita.

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Marley from Marley and Me because its a great film which makes me laugh and cry. I also think that Marley is very cute and naughty. 

What’s the best aspect of working for Newport Vets4Pets? 
Getting to do my dream job and working with all kinds of animals. You also never know what will come through the door at any moment which makes the days exciting and interesting. 



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June Howells

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is a dog as i have been brought up with dogs all my life and would be totally lost without one. My first dog was a Manchester Terrier called Trixie but I now have two cavilier king charles spaniels who are very loyal , affectionate and are a big part of the family. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
My dogs are called Harvey and Bailey and I also have two Horses a cobx called Milly ,who is my rock shes has been with me for 14 wonderful years and is now 23yrs. I also have a gypsy cob called Gavin who I enjoy carriage driving with.

What is the best name you’ve ever come across?
I think Mr Darcey has to be my favourite name. It was given to a very handsome miniature dachshund that I had the pleasure of meeting . What is your favourite famous animal? Without a doubt it's Lassie I spent every Saturday of my childhood watching all her films.

What’s the best aspect of working for Newport Vets4Pets?
Being part of a caring and professional team of people who are all dedicated to providing the best care possible for pets and their owners.

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Karan Wait

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
I'd have to say that dogs are my favourite pet although I did have two chipmunks a few years ago and they were very entertaining. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a black lab/retriever cross called Simba and two rabbits named Flopsy and Misty. 

What's the best pet name you have ever come across?
Having worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind for several years you tend to come across some unusual names, I've known a Norris, Linda, Dorothy, Quinta and Dave to list just a few. 

Who is your favourite famous animal?
Lassie was a favourite TV dog when I was younger. 

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Never knowing what will be walking through the door from one minute to the next keeps the day very interesting, from routine boosters to a complete emergency - no two shifts are the same


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Heather Hughes

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
I have grown up having dogs in my family, they are loyal companions and I love how may different and unusual breeds that are around. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
My Jack Russell Poppy, Hades the chihuahua, six free range laying hens and a tank full of tropical fish. 

What's the best pet name you have ever come across?
Two cats, one called Mr. Muscle the other called Cilit Bang! 

Who is your favourite famous animal?
Claus the fish from American Dad. 

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
Meeting a variety of lovely pets on a daily basis and working with such a welcoming and supportive team.

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Stacey Skelton

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
I love cats and big dog breeds. 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have 2 gorgeous Russian Blue X cats called Misty and Missy. They are my little fur babies! 

What's the best pet name you have ever come across?
The coolest name I have come across so far is Stromboli. I had never heard of Stromboli before and didn’t have a clue what it was but I’ve since learnt it’s a kind of rolled up pizza (yum) and also a funky name for a very cool cat! 

Who is your favourite famous animal?
It’s got to be Scrat from Ice Age! 

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?
We have an amazing team here at our practice and seeing them in action every day is so exciting. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing them turn sad poorly animals into happy healthy animals again.

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Aimee-Marie Stevens

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is a dog. They make fantastic pets, they're loyal, fun and intelligent. 

What pets do you have and what are their names? I have three cats called Sox, Jess and Sukie, and three Border Collies called Toby, Jake and Meggie, who is deaf. 

What's the best pet name you have ever come across? I've seen lots of unusual names, from Philomena to Keith Lemon, but my all time favourite's belong to 2 collie crosses, called Sausage and Bacon. 

Who is your favourite famous animal?
It has to be Donkey from Shrek! 

What is the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? Having a job that doesn't feel like a job. Going into work knowing every day will bring something new, working alongside a fantastic team and being able to assist in ensuring our clients and their pets are happy and healthy.