Due to an increasing number of missed appointments we are reminding clients of our cancellation policy. Clients who are unable to attend an appointment should notify us by 7pm the day before their appointment. Any non-attended appointments or cancellations outside of this time will be charged a £20 missed appointment fee. We encourage clients to make arrangements with family or friends to bring in their pets on their behalf if they themselves are unable to attend an appointment.
We've made it easier to contact us
Now you can use WhatsApp to chat to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as flea & worm treatment, request appointments and easily order and pay for treatments or repeat prescriptions. Just save our phone number in your contacts - 07449785052
Meet the team
Dr A.D. Viljoen
Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc GPCertSAM PgCSAS MRCVS
Dr A.D. Viljoen established Vet4Pets Torquay in 2014 and still owns the practice today.
He qualified in South Africa in 2003 at an internationally recognised gold standard academic hospital. He spent three years lecturing at the academic hospital and also ran a community-outreach clinic in the African bush during that time. He then made the move to private practice and spent two years working all over South Africa. He emigrated from South Africa to the UK in 2008 and has been in Small Animal Practice in the UK ever since. He has a real passion for general practice and preventative healthcare. Dr Viljoen also has post-graduate certificates in small animal medicine and in small animal surgery and he is recognised as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has a particular interest in early or low grade gastro-intestinal disease in dogs and cats and how this can impact or cause a wide range of other health concerns. His expertise in this regards was recently recognised when he published two peer reviewed articles in a leading scientific journal which is a rare accomplishment for any general practitioner. All of this means that Dr Viljoen can provide an advanced level of advice and treatment across a broad spectrum of medical and surgical problems. He is also a great resource to our other vets in giving advice or performing advanced procedures for their cases. He is a proud Devonian and lives locally with his wife, two daughters, Lefienja the dog and Matewis the cat.
As soon as I left school I knew this is what I wanted to do, so I went straight into an animal nursing assistant course which helped me get my first veterinary job in Exeter! Moving from receptionist to student veterinary nurse a few years later, I then moved to Vets4Pets Torquay in 2015 to continue and later finish my training.
I have been qualified as a veterinary nurse since the beginning of 2017. This was always my dream and it is great to do it with such a wonderful team behind me.
Working full time at Vets4pets Torquay as a veterinary nurse is great! Working so closely with clients through every step of their pet’s care is so satisfying and seeing the difference that I can make is so rewarding. I am also a clinical coach, helping train our future nurses. I look forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with both clients and colleagues every day.
I currently live in Exeter with husband; my British short hair cat, Bailey; my Bengal cat, Reggie and my domestic long haired cat Leo.
I have been working for Vets4Pets Torquay for 7 years and finished all my exams to qualify as a registered veterinary nurse in June 2021. My passion is diagnostics such as x rays and lab work. I also enjoying nurse consults and I am currently completing a certificate in non-clinical nurse consulting; this will give me the opportunity to increase the types of nurse clinics we can offer at the practice.
I live at home with my partner, 4 children and our 2 dogs Kai and Baron. In my spare time you can usually find me walking the dogs, spending time with my family or doing my course work.
Since a young age I always knew that I wanted to work with animals. After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science, I started working part-time in the veterinary profession whilst also riding racehorses. As soon as the opportunity arose to start my nurse training, I immediately dedicated myself to my training.
I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2015 and started working at Vets4Pets in 2017. I love the team and the practice ethos of preventative healthcare to the extent that I returned to the practice after a short absence to pursue other opportunities.
I have a particular interest in all aspects of feline nursing, hospital nursing and diagnostic imaging.
I live in Newton Abbot with my husband, my house-cat Binx and my 2x Arabian horses, Hassan and Cynbad. When I am not working I enjoy exploring the countryside and competing and showing Cynbad nationally.
I've been working at Torquay Vets4Pets since 2018, starting out as a Veterinary Nurse Assistant. I have since trained at Bicton College and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2022.
I achieved my Undergraduate degree at university in Winchester and have a Master’s degree from Exeter University - above all, I have a passion for animal rehabilitation, especially hydrotherapy!
My interests outside of work include Dartmoor walks, macramé and interior design and currently live in Exeter with my husband and our cat, Rowdy.
I have worked at Torquay Vets4Pets since 2021, first starting on reception and have since become a student vet nurse! After qualifying I would like to continue my training to specialise as an exotics nurse as I have a particular interest in reptiles and would love to provide them with the care they deserve.
Before joining Vets4Pets I acquired my Bachelor’s degree in Biosciences and later my Masters in Animal Behaviour both at the University of Exeter. I have always had a keen interest in animal biology in particular, so working at a veterinary practice has been an exciting opportunity to continue learning.
When I'm not at work I enjoy practising yoga, cooking vegan food, hiking, reading and spending time with my fiancé and our Jack Russell, Juno!
I have been working as a veterinary care assistant (VCA) at Vets4Pets Torquay since April 2018, after completing a degree in Animal Science and previously working in an animal rescue centre. I love the variety my job offers; including assisting vets with consults, helping nurses with procedures, looking after inpatients and sending off insurance claims…no day is the same!
Outside of work, I love anything Harry Potter, nature photography and walking. I live with my husband, our rescue cockapoo Bellatrix, and two hamsters Demon and Hammy Potter.
I have been at Vets4Pets Torquay since February 2022. I have 5 years of experience in the animal industry and have a particular interest in wildlife rehabilitation. I have an undergraduate degree in International Wildlife Biology which has fuelled my passion for animal care.
Since working for Vet4Pets I have gained my certificates in Bereavement and end of life support, Dental care, accredited Veterinary Receptionist and Competent Veterinary Dispensing.
Every day at Vets4Pets is full of fun and laughter with both customers and colleagues! The team here is so friendly and I couldn't ask to work at a better practice!
Hello my name is Cathrin and I have been working for Vets4Pets since 2015.
I have one cat at home called Fig.
I really enjoy working as a Client Care Advisor, meeting clients and their pets - each day is different and I feel like I'm making a difference to poorly pets and their owners in my role.
When I'm not working I like to spend as much time out and about on adventures with my family.
Vets4Pets Torquay is committed to bringing high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
Dental X-RayUnlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
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DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Plus
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Tel: Telephone: 01803 866073
Please call our OOH provider between the hours of 7pm and 8am. Clients should call Vets4Pets Torquay as normal between 8am and 7pm and will be directed to the on call vet.