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Meet The Swansea Vets Team | Vets4Pets

Vets4Pets Swansea

Meet the Swansea Vet team

Liz Blackwell M.A. B.Vet. Med MRCVS

Joint Venture Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Cambridge in 1989 and have spent 20 years in practice working in Wood Green Animal Shelters, Barry and Bridgend. In 1998 I became a partner at Swansea Vets4pets and we’ve built a great, well-established team here. I have many animals – dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, turkeys, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks, chickens, ferrets, a hamsters, pigeons and peacocks- all pets because I’m a vegetarian! When I’m not in work I enjoy knitting, reading, sewing, gardening and Egyptology.

Our practice is known for being especially pigeon friendly, so if you know of a pigeon in need, give us a call!

Nicky Townsend BVSc

Veterinary Surgeon

Nicky Townsend has been with the practice for 5 years after qualifying from Liverpool University. She has 4 dogs, 7 cats, numerous hamsters, rabbits, a guinea pig and a chinchilla. She is assisted in looking after all these animals by her young daughter, Erin. Nicky enjoys baking, gardening, sewing, knitting and crochet.

Liz Goddard

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Liz has been working with animals for 24 years. She has many pets including three dogs (Bertie, Grace and Manny), guinea pigs, pigeons and a hamster. Liz also has five cats. Her spare time is spent reading and gardening. She also has 2 children, Niamh and Bronagh that have been honorary members of the surgery since birth (14 and 9 years respectively).

Alison Perfect RVN

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Ali has returned after a 7 year absence and now is in charge of Veterinary Nurse training. She has a staffie called Maddie, a hamster and a bearded dragon. Off-duty she enjoys playing badminton, the tambourine and cornet.

Sue Margaret Johns

Veterinary Nurse

Sue has been with the surgery for 6 years, but has been nursing for 20 years. She is kept busy by her terrier, Jack and also has 3 hamsters and 2 gerbils. Off-duty Sue enjoys gardening, reading and painting.

Helen Roach

Vet Receptionist

Helen has been with the practice for 6 years and is in charge of administration and reception. At home she has four cats. In her spare time she is a member of girl guides and enjoys supervising her husband tending the garden.

Rachel Hall

Vet Receptionist

Rachel came to us from the PDSA where she was a Nursing Assistant. At home she has two dogs (Ellie & Daisy), guinea pigs and hamsters. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, baking and arts and crafts.