Truro Vets4Pets

Treliske Retail Park
Tresawls Road
01872 266 002 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 09:00 - 17:00

Opening Hours

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

Repeat Prescription Request

Request your prescriptions via our online form.

Flea and Worm Request

If you would like to order flea and worm products, please get in touch with our practice through our contact form. Please allow 48 hours before collecting your products.

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.


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. 



Ece Kula

Veterinary Surgeon


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This smiley face belongs to Ece or AJ as we call her. Ece joined us early 2022 soon after qualifying in Ankara, Turkey. She has moved to Cornwall with her family including 2 dogs and cat Yogi, Cakir and Kaymak. Ece tells us Kaymak is named after the clotted cream in Turkey I feel a challenge on here as we will definitely be introducing her the Cornish clotted cream!

Ece is really enjoying meeting all our clients and their pets and getting to know you all, she has developed an early interest in dental procedures so far.

Ece and her partner are loving Cornwall and the favourite thing they have found to do so far is fish and chips on the beach watching the waves. Embracing the Cornwall life already!


Beatriz Parra

Veterinary Surgeon


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Beatriz joined the practice in 2022 after  graduating from Santiago de Compostela University (Spain) in 2021.

Bea has had a wonderful opportunity to do some voluntary service with wildlife in Bologna, Italy, before moving her life to our beautiful part of the world and join our team of vets.

In her spare time she enjoys all water sports such as scuba diving/wakeboarding/surf. We cant wait to be able to show her a Cornish summer with those hobbies! 

Welcome Bea


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 has now completed 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 enjoying Cornwall life. A keen horsewoman and is riding, leading and generally never far from a horse or pony! She also has 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


Ella Byrom

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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 her veterinary nursing career path in her new role as Nursing Assistant.

In 2021 after having a small break to have a little girl! Ella is back and now officially training as a Vet Nurse apprentice with Duchy College, under the watchful eyes of our fabulous nursing team.

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

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Rhian Morris

Senior Veterinary Nurse


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

In 2022 Rhian became our Senior Veterinary Nurse and is relishing the challenges this brings.

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 lovely horse , who whilst still young she enjoys bringing on through his early years with big plans for them both one day.

Phillipa Marley (2)

Philippa 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

Student Veterinary Nurse

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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 has completed her first year at  Duchy College on the ANA course to combine her training both in the college and work environment. She has now graduated on to her first year of a Foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing.  She is very much looking forward to taking these next 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.


Keira Simpson

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Keira joined the team in 2021 as a student who had completed her on the job training and had just her final practical's to go.  

Happily she passed those in July 2022 and is a qualified Veterinary Nurse!

Keira says the best part of working here is learning something new everyday and enjoys the variety and close knit team.

At home she has lots of cats and her German shepherd cross called Nova to keep her busy. 

in her spare time she enjoys exploring Cornwall and finding new places to enjoy.

Verity Pattle

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN, APVN Small Mammal

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VerityVerity joined the clinic very early in 2023 as part of a relocation to Cornwall with her partner. She has very quickly become part of the team and it feels like she has always been with us.

Verity says the best part of her role here at Truro is the team, she has felt supported and welcomed and enjoys the variety and fairly shared workload. Verity LOVES walking and exploring her new coastlines and Cornish home.

Verity is a bunny whizz, with 2 of her own Thistle and Clover. But it does not stop just at being an excellent rabbit owner. Verity has also recently passed her Advanced Programme in Vet Nursing of Small Animals and is well on her way to becoming a small exotic nurse. So be sure to ask for her should need any tips or help with your small furries.

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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



Dara Jones

Client Care Advisor

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Dara joined the practice in 2020. After starting her veterinary nurse training Dara had a short break to have her little boy . She really enjoys getting our for walks with the family and Winnie her Bulldog and when time allows Dara loves horse riding and looks forward to being able to get back competing one day.

Dara is now getting back into the swing of veterinary practice by joining our team of Client Care Advisors on our reception desk and is looking forward to meeting our fabulous clients and pets..


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Emma Camps

Reception Supervisor

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Emma joined the team from a strong previous background of retail and  customer service. Looking after people is her thing!

We are lucky to have 2 Emmas here now and you can identify Emma C by the lovely Disney pins she wears. Emma is in her 4th year of a psychology degree and has a busy family home life with children and a husband who are very much into their rugby.

The family have 2 lovely cats called Apache and Lilly and in any spare time Emma loves to sew and to bake.

Emma is enjoying getting stuck into to the varied role at reception and enjoys meeting all the clients and their pets.

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Samantha Knaggs

Client Care Advisor

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Sam joined the reception team in 2021. Our growing team of receptionists do they best to provide a warm welcome and to be as helpful as possible for our clients and its a busy varied role.

Sam has come from previous sectors including hospitality and various front of house roles including a chocolate factory!

At home Sam has 3 horses Ben, Tawny and Mocha who she enjoys riding and competing when she can. She also has 2 Patterdale Terriers Nellie and Poppy and additionally enjoys kyacking so being busy comes naturally to her. Which is helpful here!

Claire Wills

Client Care Advisor

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Claire joined the practice in 2022. She has a wealth of knowledge and was previously a senior stylist for The Groom Room at pets at Home Camborne for over 7 years. Claire loves the variety of this new role and the fast pace.

At home Claire is our all action girl and her time is fully taken up with Wild Swimming, Spinning and she has a son Theo. Weekends she is a full time football mum!

Claire and Theo have a shih Tzu called Alfie.

Grace Francis

Client Care Advisor

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Bio coming soon..

If your pet is injured or doesn’t seem their usual self, you’ll want to get to a vet as soon as you can. Our vets’ practice in Truro is RCVS accredited, which guarantees the highest standards of care. Run by an experienced team, the vets and assistants at Truro will look after your pets like they would their own.

From routine check-ups to more specialist treatment including orthopaedic surgery, x-rays and endoscopy our Truro practice is ready to help with any pet problem thanks to modern and well-equipped facilities, including a lab, pharmacy,



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.

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  • 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.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • 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.
  • Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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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 vet referrals, please complete the referral form.