Vets4Pets Guernsey St Martins

Les Merriennes
St Martins

Telephone: 01481 239 101

Opening hours

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

Out of hours

Outside of these hours, please phone the practice telephone number for details of our 24 hour emergency service cover.

Telephone: 01481 239 101

Specialist services

Our specialist services include CT and MRI scanning and our wellness centre

Meet the team

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Dr Les Van Blerk

Owner and Veterinary Surgeon


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I am the Joint Venture Partner for the Guernsey Vets4Pets surgeries, opening our St Martins branch in 2004 and our St Sampsons branch in 2010. I am based in the St Martins branch along with Raz. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and I graduated with my first degree of a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Ichthyology: Fisheries science, from Rhodes University and completed my Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2000 from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort. I have worked in Cape Town, Saudi Arabia and the UK but have been in Guernsey since 2004 when I opened the first practice. I particularly enjoy soft tissue surgery and am currently studying for an Advanced Orthopeadic certificate in surgery.

Christine Fleischmann

Veterinary Suregon


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I was born and grew up in Vienna, Austria. I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna in 2001. I then spent 5 years working in the UK before I moved back to Austria to open my own practice. I sold my practice in 2012 to move with my son, Kimo, along with our golden retriever, Amadeus, to Guernsey to work for Vets4Pets. I am based at our St Sampsons branch and I also run our mobile veterinary clinic. I am interested in ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery and in September 2013 I enrolled onto a course with the RCVS to complete a certificate in advanced small animal practice.

Professor Dick White

Specialist in Soft Surgeon

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Professor Dick White is one Europe’s leading small animal soft tissue surgeons with special interests in airway & ENT surgery, oncologic surgery, wound management and reconstructive surgery. He has published widely in all aspects of soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology. Dick spent more than 25 years teaching clinical surgery at the University of Cambridge and was also a visiting Associate professor at the University of Tennessee. In 1990, he became one of the first European veterinarians to achieve the Diploma of the American college of Veterinary Surgeons. He was a founder of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and The British College of Veterinary Specialists and is also patron of The Dick White Charitable Foundation which promotes veterinary education, animal welfare and progress in clinical research. Dick founded his own specialist referral centre, Dick White Referrals in 2003 near Newmarket in the UK; the centre is now the largest privately-funded small animal specialist clinic in Europe. The centre now employs more than 250 members of staff ranging from Trainee VNs to Specialists. When not working, Dick enjoys jazz, gardening, flying, salmon fishing and working his Deutsch Drathaar, Otto Von Bismarck.

Dr. Raz Feldmesser

Veterinary Surgeon


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I was born and grew up in Tel-Aviv, Israel, constantly surrounded by animals. I could never imagine my life without them and becoming a vet was just a matter of time, along with support from my parents. In 2010, I graduated from the University of Kosice in Slovakia with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. After graduation I moved to London where I worked in a variety of different small animal practices and referral hospitals. In July 2013, I moved to the island with my wife Clarisse and our cat Georgette. My family has now grown larger and we have two beautiful little girls, Alma and Nina who were both born here. I have a strong interest in Radiology and I have recently qualified as a post-graduate Certificate holder in Diagnostic imaging (Radiography, Ultrasonography, CT and MRI modalities). My passion continues and I am already busy studying for the next level in this field.

Vicky Babbe

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from Cambridge University in 2003 and worked in mixed and small animal practice in the UK before settling in Guernsey in 2011. Having a fascination for eyes and ocular disorders I spent several years spending every spare minute with various Veterinary Ophthalmologists before passing the Royal College Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2011. I now perform many of the eye surgeries on Guernsey pets using our fantastic operating microscope at the St Martins surgery. In the last 3 years I have become very interested in pain management and enrolled on the Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management Certificate. I now run the Acupuncture service for Vets4Pets based at the St Sampsons surgery, the Wellness Centre. Here I work with our Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy team to help animals in pain or having post-surgical rehabilitation. I love getting to know my patients and seeing them go from strength to strength! Apart from work I have 2 daughters and a tribe of rescue animals who keep me happy and busy!

Antje Ansorge

Veterinary Surgeon

Lyndsay Martin

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004. I am currently working for Vets4Pets as the on call nurse and have the out of hours emergency phone all year round. I work in practice three days a week and cover shifts when needed and look after the patients who stay with us overnight. I have three sons, Jake, Jack and Ollie and also four dogs and six cats all of whom take up my spare time.

Jennifer Ninnim

Practice Manager


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I was born and grew up in London and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1992. I worked for the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital for many years as a theatre staff nurse and am proud to be the first veterinary nurse to have ever performed surgery on TV for Animal Hospital whilst studying for my surgical diploma. I moved to Guernsey in 2004 and worked with Les as his Head Nurse, helping to build the business to where it is today. I left in 2011 for 3 years to pursue other things but have now come back as Practice Manager. I have two mad cats at home, ‘Jock’ and ‘Dexter’ and am currently studying for a veterinary management degree. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing and painting and have my own pet portrait website where I do commissions.

Joe Streeting

Trainee Animal Health Assistant

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I left school after my 12th year in order to pursue a career in animal care, and after applying for a job was luck enough to be picked up by the Vets4pets team as a trainee care assistant in October 2015. I have lived with animals all my life and currently own three cats, two dogs and two parrots and have volunteered at the local animal shelter since 2012 where I discovered my passion for animals.

Naomi Langlois

Training Nurse

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I recently joined the team at Vets4Pets at the end of January 2017. Working with animals is something I have always wanted to do. I first met the team when I did a couple of weeks' work experience back in May 2016. I kept in touch, and was lucky enough to receive a job offer. I have been enrolled onto the Animal Nursing Assistant course at Myerscough College and also hope to train and qualify as a Veterinary Nurse sometime in the future.

Sarah Pinchemain

Training Nurse

Lucy Falle

Qualified Hydro Therapist

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Lucy has her own practice in Jersey. She joined us in January and works 2 days a week at the wellness Centre. More info to come.

Catherine McConnell

Animal Health Assistant

Matthew Lowe


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I joined the practice at the end of June 2016. I have a qualification in Business Administration where I learned a lot that has helped me in my role as a receptionist. While I don't use it as much as I should I also know shorthand. I also have a BTEC qualification in ICT. With a background in working in customer service I make it a priority to give my best to look after our clients and ensure they get the best service they can. We have a family dog called Sam who is 10 years old, and much like me, he is barking mad! In my spare time I enjoy swimming, drawing and socialising with my friends.

Katie Dodd


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Behind the scenes look at Vets4Pets Guernsey

Vets4Pets Guernsey St Martins 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!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

Working in partnership with Guernsey Animal Aid
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Guernsey Animal Aid.

Our partnership is one based on a shared passion for helping pets stay happy and healthy.

Our partnership is one based on a shared passion for helping pets stay happy and healthy. At Vets4Pets Guernsey, we always strive to put pets first too! So this is a fantastic partnership for all of us.



  • 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.
  • CT Scan
    A dog must be under anesthesia when a CT scan is done because they must hold absolutely still for the procedure. Sometimes contrast agent is injected into the dog's veins during a CT scan to enhance the imagery of soft tissues and blood vessels.

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  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • 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.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • 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.
  • Tonopen (measures eye pressure)
    Tonopen (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.
  • Weight
  • Stem Cell Therapy
    Stem Cell
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Physiotherapy
    Supports your pets' strength and mobility.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • 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.
  • Hydrotherapy
    Our hydrotherapy centre incorporates an aquatic treadmill allowing full gait extension and analysis.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Cat and Dog Hospital Ward
    There are separate wards for cats and dogs providing good hygiene environment.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment of diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Hospital
  • RCVSaccredited



Guernsey Animal Aid Partnership

Benefit from our partnership if you rehome a pet.
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Health Plans

Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Referral service

For all referrals please complete the referral form

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