Meet the team
Dr Jordi Colas
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
Ldo Vet GPCert (ExAP) MRCVS
Dr Corina Scheul
Hi there, my name is Barbara Zukow. I did my veterinary degree at UPWr in the city of Wroclaw, famous for its multitude of ice cream cafes. The university was 340km from my home town in South East of Poland. I joined Vets4Pets in July 2022 after spending 3 months working for a bird and reptile clinic in Leipzig, Germany.
I am currently living in Cross Keys and I love the views from my house, the area is very similar to my home town of Kielce. The team here at Blackwood and the clients have made me very welcome and I love the variation in animals that we see here on a weekly basis.
When not in work I like to explore the local area and I enjoy walking and being out in nature. I am also a fan of science fiction and love to immerse myself in a good book or film.
Although I don't have any pets in the UK yet, my favourite dogs are whippets and dachshunds and I love all type of cats, I also have a keen interest in birds and reptiles.
My Name is Ludovica and I am a vet here at Blackwood. I joined in August 2022 and I am really enjoying my time with the team here. I completed my training in Padua University in Italy, which is 400km from my home town in Roseto in Abruzzo.
I really love living in Wales, it is very green an beautiful and everyone is very friendly. The team here at Blackwood has been so welcoming and has quickly become my substitute family.
I love hiking in the Welsh countryside, my favourite place so far is the Brecon Beacons. I also enjoy surfing and climbing and I am looking forward to riding the waves on the Pembrokeshire coast as soon as I am able.
At home in Italy I have 2 Labrador Retrievers, One black one who is a Halloween Moon called Weny and her son who is Yellow and called Mojito (he is named after the cocktail).
I really look forward to meeting all of the pets to come to Vets4pets in Blackwood.
Head Nurse / Registered Veterinary Nurse
Hi My name is Elaine and I am very happy to be part of the team here in Blackwood. For as long as I can remember I always wanted to become a Veterinary Nurse and have spent my life looking after animals. Many years ago when I left school it was very difficult to find a training practice and I instead went to work with horses gaining my BHSAI in 1980.
After settling down and having a family I returned to work as a Veterinary Receptionist and was fortunate enough to be offered a training position and finally achieved my dream in 2013 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
My spare time is spent looking after my many animals which include Snakes, Frogs, Lizards and Tarantulas as well as some furry ones; cats, dogs and a Guinea Pig. A lot of my animals have come to me as rescues or strays. The rest of my time is spent walking my dogs in the hills around my home. I also enjoy photography and crafts.
Hi I'm Becci, I'm an RVN here at Vets4Pets. I finished my degree in 2012, where I studied behaviour & Welfare. I started here on reception and then became a VCA before completing my training as a registered nurse. Previously I worked in doggy day care, as a dog walker and pet sitter. I also volunteered on an elephant rescue project in Thailand. I love animals!
I've had pets all my life and currently live with 3 house rabbits (Sketch, Duck & Rocket) who love to eat my furniture. I like to teach my rabbits tricks, they are very clever. I enjoy hiking with my parent's dog Bryn who is a Cavalier King Charles. They also have 2 cats that I grew up with.
I always wanted to be a vet nurse, when I was little I used to pretend to make my soft toys better.
I love working here, everyone loves animals the way I do and there is a great family atmosphere. Everyday is different and there are lots of opportunities for pet cuddles.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Hi, I'm Jamie and I've worked here at Vets4Pets in Blackwood for over four years. I began my veterinary life as a member of the reception team, but a year later I was offered the role of 'Veterinary Care Assistant', which I gladly accepted! Now, at the ripe old age of 42, I am studying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
I live (and work!!) wit a longbow (not all at the same time though!).h my wife Clair, my two teenage daughters and teenage son, as well as 'Piper', our one year old Border Collie, four guinea pigs, a hamster and hundreds of tropical fish, so as you can imagine, my life is pretty busy!
I love performing on stage in an annual Christmas pantomime with members of a local amateur dramatics society.....OH YES I DO!!!!! I also enjoy holidaying in West Wales and Scotland, walks along the beach, reading, listening to many genres of music and socialising with friends and family. I can also play the flute, shear a sheep, and can use
Veterinary Care Assistant
My name is Clair and I am the Practice Manager here at Blackwood Vets4Pets. I joined the practice in 2019, shortly before COVID 19. I haven't always worked in a vets but have been in people management in a customer service environment for more than 30 years.
I share my home with my husband who also works here at the practice and our Border Collie, Piper who is just over a year old. When not in work I love to spend time walking on the beach and I enjoy going to see musicals. I am also a member of a local theatre group and love being on stage as well as helping to design and paint sceneary and props.
My job here is to look after our clients, our staff and our facilities, ensuring that everyone has the skills, resources and equipment to look after all our patients. My job is challenging but very rewarding and I feel very at home. The staff are all very skilled and knowledgeable and I am very lucky to work with an amazing team of Vets, Nurses and Receptionists.
Hi my name is Sian and I the Practice Administrator here at Blackwood, I also work on reception as it can get very busy out on the desk.
I haven't always worked at a vets, I took early retirement from the civil service after 32yrs and became a vet receptionist. In 2016 I joined the brand new team here in Blackwood and I can't imagine ever wanting to work anywhere else.
We have always been a family of animal lovers and at the moment in charge at our house is my fabulous cocker spaniel Murray also know as 'The monster' and our Puppy Maverick. I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends and I particularly like shopping!
I love working here as we are like one big animal loving family, the team all call me 'Mama Sian' and many of our clients also know me by that name.
Hi, I am Nadene, I have been here in Blackwood for 2 years but I have worked as a Veterinary Receptionist for 17 years and also worked for 4 years in the Out of Hours Emergency Hospital.
At home, I currently have 2 cats, Pablo who was rescued from an attic and was hand reared and Hobbsie who is blind. In my spare time I am an avid reader and I love reading psychological thrillers.
I love working with the team here, everyone is friendly and I love coming to work, we also have some lovely clients.
My name is Lara and I am a Trainee Receptionist and I am currently doing a Business Administration Apprenticeship. I have been here since September 2021 and my course finishes in August 2022.
I live with my parents, my 2 dogs and my guinea pigs, who have a whole shed in my garden. I always wanted to do a job that involved helping people and the reception team is a great place to do that, we have some lovely clients and some amazing pets to look after.
In my spare time I like to to watch films and go to the theatre, I also like spending time with my friends.
The work here can sometimes be very tiring and there is lots and lots to learn, but the team here have been very welcoming and there isn't a day that goes by, when I don't learn something new.
I am Sharon, the team here also call me Shaz. I have worked as a Veterinary Receptionist for 8 years and i have been here in Blackwood for a year.
At home I live with my little 7 year old Shihtzu, Coco Pops, she is the biggest Diva I know and is definitely in charge, I also have a black & white cat called Beatrice who is a Maine Coon cross.
I have recently become a grandmother to a little boy called Myles, in my spare time I like to go to the theatre and I am also partial to Formula 1.
I love being part of the team here, they made me so welcome from day one, I am very much a people person and love the variety of pets we meet on a daily basis.
Vets4Pets Blackwood is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a laboratory (blood tests, urine, faecal tests, microbiology, cytology and histopathology*), pharmacy, digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy* and laser therapy. 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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
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Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
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.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Unit 2C, Gwaelod y Garth Industrial Estate
Gwaelod y Garth
Tel: Telephone: 02920 001454
Thanks to our partnership, clients registered with this practice will benefit from reduced fees* of £225 (8:30am - 6pm - weekends & Bank Holidays) £235 (6pm - Midnight) £260 (midnight to 8:30am) * Normal fees start from £2800