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Meet The Newtownabbey Vet Team | Vets4Pets

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Meet the Newtownabbey vet team

Arthur Tyther JVP Newtownabbey

Arthur Tyther

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

Hi I am Arthur your new Joint Venture Partner and veterinary surgeon for Newtownabbey.

I grew up on a small farm in County Kerry, so as well as having dogs and cats as pets, I also had pet lambs (with inventive names such as Larry and Larry 2) as a child too. I qualified in 2003 as a vet from the University College Dublin. Since graduating I have only ever worked in small animal practice. Firstly Newry and Banbridge, I then worked in Norfolk for a year and a half, before settling in Carrickfergus for the last 8 and a half years.

I live in Carrick with my wife Anna, and our three rescue cats, Connie, Bella and Francee. Outside of work I enjoy playing and supporting rugby, gardening, TV, and trying to surf!

I love working closely with owners to find the best solution for them and their pets to keep them happy and healthy. I can’t wait to meet you all!

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Veterinary Nurse

Cathy has nearly 14 years experience working in a veterinary clinic. She was working as a nursing assistant, went on to do her vet nurse training and passed with flying colours, and afterward also trained up nurses herself. Prior to that, it was working with horses in a riding school and a stud farm, so she's pretty much always been working with animals. Outside of work she looks after and rides her horse, goes to the gym, she is involved with a whole bunch of clubs and voluntary organisations:- motorcycle club (particularly the charity ride outs), classic car club, race marshall, Red Cross ambulance and first aid teams ... and occasionally sleeps! "It's amazing what you can squeeze in once you've got the kids out of the house" At home she's got her German Shepherd Tara, cat Ace, and smallish rescue dog Bosen (aka Bosey Bear).

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Our receptionist Sandra has been deeply involved in the world of pets for many many years. She worked in Jollies, before moving to Pets At Home Newtownabbey, Then PAH Belfast, and then moved into the reception post here at Vets4Pets. She's been breeding and showing dogs for a long time, visits Crufts regularly and has run dog training groups on and off. She does like to point out she only breeds the Retrievers and only at a gentle pace to keep the Havergrove line going, not all the animals! She owns that many pets - from her assistant Megan of course, to cats, the retrievers, to Newfoundlands, and a rescued tortoise name Mildred she has to take off her shoes to count them all! The numbers have swelled before Christmas to include 4 lovely puppies who are all doing fine.