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Vets4Pets Wrexham

Meet the Wrexham Vet team

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Erika Jones

Veterinary Surgeon and Partner

After qualifying in 2005 I went straight into a mixed practice on the Shropshire-Powys border dealing with dogs, cats, cows and sheep. After a couple of years, I felt that I wanted to focus more on the small animals, so I moved to a practice in Market Drayton. I spent 4 and half years there in the small animal department and gained a particular interest in medicine and oncology.

Joining Wrexham Vets4Pets as a partner in November 2011 has been very exciting and rewarding. The team we have here is very caring, and everybody is dedicated to their jobs and the animals we look after. I really feel that we provide a friendly, professional and good value service for the pet owner, and the best possible experience and care for our patients too.

When I’m not at work, I live with my husband and children on a farm near Oswestry where we have sheep and beef cattle. I also enjoy cooking, and I skate for the Evolution Rollergirls roller-derby team based in Shrewsbury!


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Elaine Griffiths

Practice Manager

I joined Wrexham Vets4Pets from a dental practice background so I was interested to see what it would be like to work every day amongst a veterinary team –I’ve been here since July 2012 and I can honestly say I love it! Every day brings something new and meeting our clients and getting to know them and their pets is one of the best parts of the job.

I’m originally from Somerset but I left to study English and history at university in London before moving to North Wales in 1996, after meeting my husband. We have 2 daughters, both of whom are desperate for us to adopt any strays that come in to the practice and I’m sure that it’s only going to be a matter of time!

Outside of work I love reading, cooking and spending time with my family, especially big family dinners and walks on Sundays! I still go home to Somerset as much as possible to see my family there.

If you wish to contact me directly please email Elaine.griffiths@vets4pets.com


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Alessandra Barilla

Veterinary Surgeon

I am Alessandra, I am an Italian vet surgeon and I have moved to the UK in 2015.

I have worked in intensive care and 1st opinion and I have an interest in abdominal ultrasound. I have recently moved to Wales to be closer to my family, after spending a year and a half in London as a 1st opinion practitioner.

I am a dog person and my favourite dogs are Jack Russells, Border Collies and Greyhounds, but I have a weakness for ginger cats.

When I am not being a vet surgeon you can find me hiking up Welsh hills, visiting castles, and doing photoshoots, my greatest passion is photography.

Eleanor Wood

Veterinary Surgeon

Having qualified in 2004 I spent a few months in small animal and equine practice before realising that I really enjoyed surgery, and decided to focus on small animals. Since then I've worked in a couple of different practices as I've moved around the country.

Having moved to our dream home in Wales I started at Vets4Pets in 2016. It is an ideal job for me as I can concentrate on surgery but without losing the regular contact with the owners of my patients which is such an important part of my job.

Outside of work I'm mostly busy with renovating our cottage with my husband, and learning how to manage the woodland around it which has been untouched for nearly 50 years and is quite wild. My dog and cat love coming to explore the woods with me but they're not so much help with the heavy lifting!


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Helen Rudd

Head Veterinary Nurse

Hi I'm Helen, a Registered Veterinary Nurse and also Head Nurse here at Caia Road. I have a special interest in all aspects of surgical nursing, orthopaedics, dentistry and exotics.

My other interests include raptors and wolves! I have previously been involved in bird of prey demonstrations up and down the country! I also have a qualification in Wolf Management, Ecology and Conservation.

Outside of work I enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer! I love walking my Hungarian wire haired Viszla 'Ilka' and being a nana to my gorgeous grand-daughter Olivia.


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Laura Martin

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Ellesmere Port. I qualified in 2007 and studied for my nursing at Lite Limited College in St Helens. I also have a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology from Liverpool John Moors University. I’m very dedicated and enjoy my job, particularly being in theatre helping with surgery and monitoring anaesthetics.

Outside of work, I’m a loving mother of one. I love taking my little girl on days out and to the farm where I keep my horse, Danny Boy, who I’ve had for 15 years. I also have a dog called Darwin, Bobby the cat, and 2 rabbits called Rupert and Winnie.


Bethan Evans

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I am a registered veterinary nurse having qualified in 2011. I joined Vets4Pets in 2016 having previously worked in both first opinion and referral practices. My greatest interests are weight management, dentistry and physiotherapy.

Outside of work I like to spend time hiking with my little Pug 'Bow'.


Toshi Wilkins

Toshi Wilkins

Student Veterinary Surgeon

Having worked as a veterinary receptionist and nurse for 4 years in my home town of Chippenham, I now attend the University of Liverpool as a veterinary student. I joined the Wrexham Vets4Pets team in October 2017 to gain further experience in practice.

Originally from Wiltshire, I now live in Chester with David (human man), Josh (human boy), Murphy (Airedale terrier), Howard (tortoise) Annie & Clarabelle (guinea-pigs), and the latest addition Maui (cat) whom the team here at Vets4Pets rescued.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, skiing, yoga and charity work, having recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in honour of The Christie and travelled to India on a surgical course with the world veterinary service for Mission Rabies.


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Jack Tattum

Receptionist and Student Veterinary Nurse

I've been a Receptionist with the practice since Oct 2016 having previously completed my BSc (Hons) for Animal Studies at university. I love to learn as much as I can about animals, especially the behaviour and biology side. During my time here I feel like I have been able to do that as no two days are the same and there is always something new to learn.

One of the best parts of my job is meeting and getting to know our clients and their pets. I love my job and, thanks to the support from everyone in the practice, I will be starting my veterinary nurse training in August.

During my free time I enjoy socialising with friends and family. I'm a big video game nerd so I'm on my computer in my spare time. If I'm not on my games I'll be playing with my mischievous cat , Loki (defiantly lives up to his name!) or my bearded dragon, leopard geckos and my Hognose snake.


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Claire Robinson

Head Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
All furries, Domestic & Wild. I especially love Orangutans; I experienced breakfast with some at Singapore Zoo. They are fabulous animals, very clever, very cute, very strong yet gentle. They feel like coconuts!

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have two Burmese Cats, (brothers). A blue one named Beau and a brown called Nougat. I don't have a dog at the moment, but I do sponsor a small Terrier x Breed called Schnoz, who resides at the Dogs Trust in Shrewsbury. 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
Oi the puppy 

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Scooby Doo 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
The best aspect of working for Vets4pets is meeting clients old and new and all the lovely animals.


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Jane Teece

Receptionist

I joined vets 4 pets in June 2014 as a receptionist I have a dog called spud who is a little over weight but gorgeous and has a lovely nature since I started I have adopted a kitten that was handed into the practice who I have called Rosa. (Lesson to self: Do not think you are immune to stray kittens). It was love at first sight from Rosa and Spud...well almost, and they are good company.

I love the work at the practice and we are a great team meeting clients and pets is probably the best part of the job.


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Rhys Yorwerth

Receptionist

I started as a Receptionist in August 2017 and have so enjoyed getting to see everybody’s little furry companions coming in- even when they are poorly. The highlight of my job is seeing the little puppies and kittens that come in for the first time as they’re just so adorable. I have my very own kitten called Severus who I adore very much, although I doubt the feelings mutual as he loves to scratch me a lot!

Outside of work I love to cosy up in bed and binge watch Netflix shows. I enjoy cooking, however, I enjoy ordering takeaways a lot more! And I absolutely love travelling, especially to places where the sun is shining and the cocktails are cheap.


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Danielle Hughes

Receptionist

I’m fairly new to the Vets4Pets team, having joined October 2017, but already enjoy being part of the team. Every day is different, every day I learn something new. I like meeting new clients and love seeing how much they love their companions, and how much they would do anything for them.

Over the years I’ve studied Animal based courses. I went to Northop College studying Level 3 Animal Management for three years. I’ve recently just graduated from Glyndwr University with a 2:1 BSc Honours degree in Animal studies, so I’ve always had an interest in working with animals. When I was little I always wanted to work within a Vets, so having this opportunity is amazing.

In my spare time, I have a 22 week old White German Shepherd called Polo who takes up the majority of my time being so hyper and constantly wanting cuddles and walks, but I wouldn’t change that for the world. Also have an Orange Ghost Royal Python called Boss who is now three years old. Having your own pets you realise how much you would do for them, and how important it is having the right care in place for them.

My non animal interests, include nights in with my partner or weekends away, socialising with family and friends. I’m also a massive foodie so I’m always cooking or ordering food, or even going out for food to different restaurants I’ve not been to before.