We're here for you & your pets

We are able to provide all our normal services but in the safest possible way. When you book your appointment our friendly team will explain what to expect at your visit. In response to government guidance, a face covering must now be worn when visiting us. Let's help keep each other safe.

Truro Vets4Pets

Treliske Retail Park
Tresawls Road

Telephone: 01872 266 002

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

Meet the team


Raúl M. Galván

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

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I qualified at Cordoba University (Spain). and moved to the UK in 2007 and have been working as a surgeon ever since, performing a great variety of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries in small animals. Since moving to the UK I have enjoyed many holidays in Cornwall and I decided this was the best place for me to settle and raise my young family.  I hold an AVP certificate in surgery, my special interest is orthopaedic and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery. My compassion for my patients is what drives me to deliver high standards of service and care to our patients whilst looking after their best interests.


Melanie Tyler

Veterinary Surgeon


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Mel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999. She went straight into companion animal general practice in Essex. She has worked in Devon and East Sussex but finally wanted to settle in Cornwall to be with her family. Mel joined the team in 2009. She enjoys all aspects of companion animal surgery and medicine, with a slight bias towards feline medicine (this was always inevitable as her first spoken word was “cat”). An interest in animal behaviour has followed her through from childhood and she spends a lot of her spare time learning about dog and cat behaviour, with the help of her own two whippets and four cats. They keep her busy finding new and exciting environmental enrichment and training games. Her whippets have also recently persuaded her to learn the art of canine massage.

The natural world has always been important to Mel, she can often be found on her days off wandering through the beautiful woods, beaches and coast of Cornwall with her dogs, stopping to listen to, or watch, a bird or wild mammal. She was lucky enough to get the opportunity to spend some time in Namibia volunteering with the Cheetah Conservation Fund and at a lion sanctuary in South Africa several years ago. If she ever has a faraway look in her eye it is likely she is thinking about the African Savannah.


Sarah Cochrane

Veterinary Surgeon

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Sarah qualified in 2004 and has since had jobs in mixed practice and also as a Government vet before focusing on companion animals. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and likes as much variety as possible. When not at work she is kept busy by her three children, ponies and goats!


Deborah Merry

Veterinary Surgeon


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Deborah joined the practice in 2020 from a Vets4Pets in Leicestershire. She made the move to sunny Cornwall to be near family and we are lucky enough to be able to call her one of the Truro team now.

Deborah qualified in 2017 from Cambridge and her clinical interests lie in surgery and ophthalmology , areas she would like to focus in in the future.

Outside of work Deborah is a keen baker, especially cakes! She also likes to take long woody walks with her Springer Spaniel Morty. 



Kirsty Walters

Veterinary Surgeon


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Introducing Kirsty! Originally from Plymouth Kirsty is well travelled. Much her veterinary education was undertaken at a Veterinary University in Slovakia and she has seen practice in many places including Chernobyl and the PDSA in the UK .

This is Kirsty's first position after qualification and her knowledge and cheerful disposition is already a hit with the clients who she has met.

Kirsty is keen to develop her skills in all areas of general practice over the foreseeable future and she has a real interest in the care of senior pets.

On her spare time her 2 rescue dogs Kolin and Henry keep the family busy with walks and fun.


Lynsey Rickard

Practice Manager


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Lynsey has been with the practice since we first opened the door in 2008! She has been the head nurse in this time and many of you will have met her with your pets.

Since the practice rebranded and has started to grow she has taken on a more managerial role and is now our practice manager. Never far away and will remain as an experienced nurse, on hand to help our team and clients as needed. She is also studying for  a Certificate in Veterinary Business Management through Liverpool Vet School.

Lynsey now has a small family so spends her time out of work racing around doing mum duties and uni work. She also has a horse who she competes locally, and a little Boston Terrier called Ruby.

Lynsey is also on the committee for Cornwall and South Devon Boxer Rescue so likes to help on fundraising days

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Izzy Hawkins

Senior Veterinary Nurse


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Izzy joined the practice at the end of 2019 having completed her training at the start of the year. Izzy has an interest in surgery and anaesthesia and plans to do further studying in this area.
Outside of work Izzy has a cat and two beagles which keep her very busy!

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Rhian Morris

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Rhian joined the practice very early in 2019 as a foundation degree veterinary nurse student. Since then she has become an integral part of the nursing team and in September 2020 qualified and has become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Rhian enjoys the busy days in practice and anaesthesia. Nursing hospitalised patients is also something she enjoys.

Outside of work Rhian has 2 dogs Ralph and Holly and a very handsome cob called Barney who she competes with.

Phillipa Marley (2)

Phillipa Marley

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Pip is an experienced nurse and qualified in 2012.She first joined our sister practice at Camborne in 2019 and recently has made the move to Truro a year later.

Pip has lots of experience and there isn't much she hasn't seen, but her clinical interests lie with anaesthesia and critical care cases.

Outside of work Pip has a young family and loves spending time with them . Her big life passions are walking and running and her favourite places for both are coast (especially Kynance) and Trelissick woods. There will also be her nutty Vizla Brea in tow!


Alice Arnell

Animal Nursing Assistant

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Alice has joined the practice in October 2020. A local lady with a wealth of knowledge in her previous sector of health and fitness. ( Perhaps lunchtime workouts could be in order, as we love the cake a bit too much here !)

Alice will be training on the job to assist the nurses with the care of patients and keeping the clinic spick , span and equipment in order. Alice is attending Duchy College on the ANA course to combine her training both in the college and work environment. She is very much looking forward to taking these first few steps in her goal to one day becoming a Registered and Qualified Veterinary Nurse.

Outside of work Alice has a family that keep her busy aswell as a lab x springer called Harvey.

Sissi Foster

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Sissi joined the practice in October 2020 and is a foundation degree Student Veterinary Nurse. She spends 2 days in practice learning on the job alongside time at Duchy College.



Christie Kindernayova

Client Care Advisor

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Christie has been working for Vets4Pets since June 2018, but you may know her working at the Pets At Home store in Truro where she worked for three years. Christie is from Czech Republic and has been living in the UK since 2014. She started working as an Au-pair in London looking after children for a year and then moved to Cornwall. Since 2015 she lives with her partner, little girl and house rabbit called Teddy.

In her free time she enjoys spending time going on adventures with her young family. She also likes to spend her days off with  best friend Ella walking her staffie Alfie around the beaches in Cornwall. Christie has always enjoyed helping people and looking after animals. She has a big family in Czech and visits them twice a year.

Since coming back from maternity leave Christie is really enjoying combining her role her and being a mummy at home .



Ella Byrom

Client Care Advisor

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Ella joined the practice in 2016 as a receptionist. Since that time many of our clients have grown to love her as we do and her face is familiar on the front desk , alongside her Staffie Alfie!

In 2019 Ella started her first steps on the career path the veterinary nursing an now divides her time between welcoming clients to the practice and assisting the Veterinary Nurses in her new role as Nursing Assistant.

In her spare time Ella loves to walk Alfie especially on the beach and meet her friends .

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Emma Burrows

Client Care Advisor

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Emma joined the practice in 2019 from a wealth of retail background so lots of customer service to help look after our clients. Her favourite part of the job so far is greeting clients and their pets and welcoming them to the practice.

Emma has 2 cats at home Billy and Charlie and her 2 young children keep her very busy!

In their spare time she enjoys family walks and exploring National Trust sites and generally getting out enjoying family life


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Greig Chandler

Client Care Advisor

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Greig joined the practice in 2019 following a relocation to Cornwall from Surrey. Greig comes with great experience on the reception desk as worked in a vet practice before he moved. At home he shares his sofa with 3 rescue cats Charlie, Denny and Elsa and has rescued cats for many years. In his spare time Greig loves music and  singing and works nights out often have some musical fun somewhere . Spooky fact: Greig also has a passion for the paranormal and ghostly going's on!

Greig has been getting to know Cornwall by exploring the coast and is really looking forward meeting more of our clients and their pets. He is also working with our nurse team to help achieve our Cat Friendly status and ensuring we are doing our best in this area,he has a wealth of knowledge and keen to learn as much as possible in this area. 


Victoria Quick

Client Care Advisor

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Vic joined the practice in early 2020 and has quickly become an integral part of reception team.

Coming from a career working alone , Vic rally enjoys being part of a friendly fun team and meeting all the clients .

In her spare time she loves to walk her dog a Weimaraner x called Pepper , She also has a cat and some chickens

Vets4Pets Truro is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray, endoscopy, laparoscopy and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team look forward to welcoming both new and existing  clients and their pets!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

Show more services

  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Tonopen (measures eye pressure)
    Measures eye pressure.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Air Way Surgery
    Air Way Surgery
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

The Old Dairy

Telephone: 01872 560952

Out-of-hours emergency consultation fees start from £80. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.

Referral service

For all referrals please complete the referral form

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