At Vets for Pets, we have invested considerably in our team and kit to make a number of advanced services available to our clients. We also accept referrals from other practices.
Orthopaedics and fracture repair
Our veterinary team have undertaken advanced training to allow us to perform orthopaedic surgery in our practice. If your pet develops an abnormality involving their skeleton or joints, such as elbow dysplasia, a patella (kneecap) that gets stuck, or a torn cruciate ligament, an orthopaedic procedure may help them.
Meet the team
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc BSc (Hons) MRCVS VNPA, GPCert SAS
Jo is a joint venture partner and veterinary surgeon at Vets4Pets Woolwell. She lives in Ivybridge with her partner Roger and two sons; William and Edward.
She has a menagerie of animals; Ellie a beautiful Cockapoo, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Betsy, an excitable Working Cocker Spaniel called Indie, a tabby and white cat called Tommy, a Siamese called Saffie, a Ragdoll called Madison and a giant continental rabbit called Alfred!
In her spare time Jo enjoys exploring the Devon countryside with her family but also likes to keep active by jogging.
At work she has a special interest in rabbits and small furries and enjoy the challenges of different surgical procedures.
Jo has recently completed the ESVPS General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is currently studying towards a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice with Edinburgh University.
BVSc CertSAS MRCVS RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery
Clare grew up in Tauranga, New Zealand, and graduated from Massey University in 1999.
After working a ski season in California and travelling for a period of time, she moved to the UK and worked in mixed general practice in Devon and Cornwall. Clare developed a keen interest in small animal surgery and gained her RCVS Cert SAS in 2009.
In her spare time, Clare enjoys walking her dogs, travelling and making pets out of her husband’s many dairy cows.
Jo Harris is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cardiology. She joined HeartVets in 2009 and is based in Exeter, where she offers regular clinics, as well as a number of visiting referral clinics throughout the south west.
Jo has been working in purely cardiology referral practice for several years and is regularly involved in CPD provision to vets and and cardiologists at both local and national level. Jo has a particular interest in arrhythmias and her research includes novel uses of Holter monitoring in canine preclinical dilated cardiomyopathy.
Jo has developed the Holter monitoring department at HeartVets, which is now the largest veterinary Holter service of its kind, offering Holter monitor rental and analysis to cardiologists and general practitioners all over the country.
Jo is one of our interventional cardiac surgeons, and is also on the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society panels for auscultation and Doppler echocardiography.
Hello, I’m Aoife. I was born and grew up in Ireland. I spent 6 years studying in Poland at the Warsaw University of Life sciences. I then decided to move to the UK where I have settled into Vets4pets Woolwell.
I enjoy small animal medicine and I am passionate about small animal surgery. I love meeting people daily and do enjoy a good chat with our clients.
At home in Ireland, my parents have four little doggies that I class as my own as well. They are Lily and Pippa who are mother and daughter springer spaniels, Kerri our big black Labrador and a little Jack Russell cross called Sally – it’s a busy house. Outside of work, I enjoy spending my time exploring all the southwest has to offer such as kayaking, surfing and walking the moors.
Leanne qualified from Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and has been at the practice since we opened in 2014. Leanne is keen to progress her self in her career and has done further qualifications and has a Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition and Surgical Nursing.
In her spare time Leanne enjoys baking and keeping fit. Leanne has completed a few outdoor events including Tough Mudder and Bear Grylls challenge. Leanne is also doing up her house with her husband. Leanne has 2 cats to snuggle up to and relax with. Collin is DSH who has kidney disease and Elmo is British Blue and loves to bring presents home to Leanne.
Su joined the practice in September 2019 after working at a pet shop for 12 years. She has just started her nurse training and is currently studying for the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Bicton College and goes one day a week to college whilst also learning on the job at Vets4Pets Woolwell.
Su is enjoying learning all aspects of veterinary nursing but is particularly enjoying assisting with surgical operations. She also loves meeting all the clients and pets during nurse clinics.
Su lives in Ivybridge with her fiancée Adam and her handsome Scottish Terrier, Hamish, and an Angora rabbit called Betty.
Su has a BA (Hons) degree in Ceramics from Plymouth College of Art and in her spare time Su has her own ceramics business and she creates hand made products for the home.
Megan joined the practice in 2019 after studying for her Veterinary Care Assistant Certificate with South Devon College in Paignton. Megan previously worked as a horse riding instructor and was a stable manager at a local horse riding stables before joining Vets4Pets Woolwell.
Megan loves being a VCA and would like to train to be a veterinary nurse in the near future.
Megan lives in Plymouth with her family and has a horse called Secret, a cheeky pony called Bandit, a Jack Russell Terrier called Jack and a cat called Bailey.
Outside of work Megan is dedicated to caring for her horses and is usually found at the yard or riding Secret around the Devon countryside and on the moors.
Josie has recently come to join us from another Vets4Pets and is excited to meet all your small furry and exotic patients! She is currently studying her exotic nursing certificate and has a particular passion for rabbit welfare & currently owns 5 rescue bunnies, alongside a naughty Pomeranian called Ted, Jelly the cat and 2 rescue degus.
Josie enjoys educating owners on cat, dog and rabbit behaviour and helping your pets that are nervous of the vets feel more comfortable and gain confidence on their visits with us.
Josie is a keen hockey player at the weekend and spends time with her little rabbit family in the garden.
Ruby trained and then qualified with us in June 2019 and later went on to gain more experience in a referral practice for a short period where she developed a keen interest in anaesthesia and is looking at completing a anaesthesia certificate in the near future.
Ruby is our cat advocate which involves improving the health and welfare of cats by understanding how to provide the best environment and keeping up to date with the most cat friendly guidelines. Ruby is passionate about the veterinary care of brachycephalic dogs and managing the health conditions associated with these breeds, to be able to provide them with the best possible care.
Ruby is always around for any advice, plus she feels it’s extremely important to have a good bond with all clients and will always makes the time to get to know all pets and their owners.
Ruby has lived in Plymouth her whole life and enjoys walking her two bulldog’s Reggie and Dolly. She also loves spending her time on the beach and paddle boarding with friends.
Megan has been our VCA for 2 and a half years and is hoping to start the veterinary nursing diploma in the near future.
Megan is always full of energy and enthusiastic which works perfectly with her job role. Megan particularly enjoys taking care of any inpatients we have and constantly ensures all patients feel comfortable and loved during their stay with us. She also plays a huge role in running our confidence visits which is dedicated in helping anxious dogs feel more at ease in the vets which has proven to be hugely successful. Megan has also taken part in a bereavement course as she feels strongly about giving owners and their beloved pets the time and love they need during this difficult time.
Megan has also lived in Plymouth her whole life and enjoys riding her horses and walking her dog jack. In her spare time she also likes to go surfing and paddle boarding.
Pippa joined our team in January 2021 as a Veterinary Care Assistant and started her qualifications to become a veterinary nurse in September 2021. She has an interest in behaviour, nutrition and wound management and hopes to further her knowledge in these areas in the future.
Pippa has two border collies at home and in her free time she enjoys reading, listening to music and travelling.
I trained and qualified as a veterinary nurse whilst working in a mixed practice in Hampshire.
In 2001 I moved to Devon where I have since worked in First opinion, Hospital and Referral practice.
I very much enjoy nurse clinics and meeting clients with their pets.
We have our ISFM award for Gold standard of care here at Woolwell Vets4Pets, which takes into consideration our feline friends needs. This is something I am passionate about during feline visits.
I enjoy living and exploring Devon with my family which is a great place and home.
I'm Rachel, I started as receptionist with Vets4Pets in April 2014 - basically I moved in with the furniture when we opened. I do reception, the administration and insurances.
My background was Education Welfare, then Student Liaison Officer at Hele's School.
They say never work with children or animals! OOOPS!!
I live with my husband Ian and two black cats Baggins and Pedalo. I have a huge soft spot for black cats and would have a lot more.
We have two grown up children and four grandchildren.
My two grand daughters, who live in the Plymouth area, keep me on my toes when I look after them on my days off.
I'm Nicola, I've been a veterinary receptionist for 2 years. I have a background in animal welfare and have previously worked for the RSPCA and Cats Protection in their adoption centres.
When I'm not working I like to relax at home with my elderly foster cat and dabble with crafts, anything from card making to crocheting (not easy with a cat on your lap!).
I also sing with a local choir, something else that my cat isn't impressed with when I rehearse at home.
Vets4Pets Woolwell (Plymouth) is an RCVS accredited practice and is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
We are a Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic, accredited by International Society of Feline Medicine. So we understand cats and are very passionate about Cat Friendly handling and feline health and welfare here at Vets4Pets Woolwell.
We are also a Silver Standard Rabbit Friendly Practice, accredited by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund. We have a real interest in rabbits and small furries at our practice and love meeting all of our small furry patients!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Airway SurgeryAirway Surgery
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
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.
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Chemotherapy & Cancer TreatmentDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Home VisitsIf you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
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.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Safe collection of medication available
We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative medications. Please contact us to find out more.