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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.
Hydrotherapists can help the rehabilitation of patients recovering from surgery and injuries. Pets with ongoing conditions such as osteoarthritis can also benefit, along with those requiring help to achieve weight loss or increase fitness.
A CT scan helps us diagnose and treat of orthopaedic problems, neurological conditions, blood vessel diseases or even cancer.
Laparoscopy surgery (keyhole surgery)
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to explore the abdomen with two to three small ‘keyhole’ incisions. We are pleased to have invested considerably in our team and kit to make minimally invasive surgery available to our clients.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasound scanning in practice, which is a painless way to look inside your pet’s body to find out what’s going on.
Problems involving the musculoskeletal, nervous systems and balance can be helped by physiotherapy. It can also aid in recovery from injury or surgery and with pain management. At Vets4Pets, we can arrange for physiotherapy to be part of your pet’s multi-modal treatment plan.
Laser therapy is non-painful and involves directing infra-red radiation into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. It is often used for musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, but the benefits of laser have been suggested for a range of conditions.
Meet the team
Dr Les Van Blerk
Owner and Veterinary Surgeon
B.Sc.Hons., B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S., RCVS Advanced Practioner in Surgery, PGcertSAS, GPadvcertOrtho, GPadvcertSoft-tissue
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 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 orthopaedic, neurology and soft tissue surgery and have completed the Post Graduate Degree in Small Animal Surgery in 2018, the Advanced Orthopaedic Certificate in 2019 and have just finished the Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery Certificate. I have recently been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon with the award of Advanced Veterinary Practioner in Surgery. I enjoy traveling and spending time gardening and walking the dogs.
I was born and grew up in Vienna, Austria. I graduated as Veterinary Surgeon from the University of 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, to work as a senior clinician for Vets4Pets in Guernsey. I am completing my Post Graduate Degree in Small Animal Internal medicine and I am responsible for administering our internal Dermatology referral clinic. I love the island life, enjoy the beach and taking our two dogs Eevee, Sebastian and Dante for walks.
In June 2022 I have been promoted to hospital director, and look forward to leading our amazing team with a real focus on client and clinical care.
Dr Raz Feldmesser
Associate Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Diagnostic Imaging, PGc DI., GPc DI.
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 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. 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 Interventional Radiology and in 2021 I qualified as a post-graduate Certificate holder and recognised Advanced Practitioner in Diagnostic imaging (Radiography, Ultrasonography, CT and MRI modalities).
I am also passionate about non-invasive soft tissue surgery (Keyhole) and endoscopic procedures and I am already busy studying for the next level in these fields
I qualified as a Veterinarian in 2014 from the University if Berlin. During my studies I took a strong Interest in Avian Medicine and completed externships in the Falcon Hospital in Abu Dhabi, at the Loro Parque in Tenerife and at an Avian/Exotic Hospital in San Francisco. Following my degree I enrolled in an Internship in Neurology at the Small the Animal Hospital in the University of Berlin. After a short Break I moved to Guernsey and started at Vets4Pets. Currently I am working on a Master’s Degree in Neurology at the European School for Advanced Veterinarian Medicine at the University of Luxembourg
I was born in Germany but grew up in The Gambia, in West Africa. I graduated from the Veterinary University of Hanover, Germany in 2017 after finishing my prior bachelor degree in equine science and management. After gaining experience in a 24 hour referral hospital in Dresden for two years, I decided I wanted a change which led me to finding an opterunity to start at Guernsey Vets4Pets. I have a keen interest in emergency medecine and critical care and am currently working towards a postgraduate certificate in this area. I have moved over to Guernsey 2 years ago with my little rescue Yorkshire Terrier Bonsai. I really enjoy living and working in Guernsey and have also started to teach spinning classes in a fitness facility on the Island in my free time.
Vicky Babbé studied Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University and graduated in 2003. She moved to Guernsey and joined Vets4Pets in 2011, working part time as she bought up her young family, having worked in mixed and small animal practice in the UK.
Vicky’s main interests have developed over her career, ranging from ophthalmology to chronic pain management to emergency medicine and she happily engages in all three during her time at Vets4Pets!
You may meet Vicky during a weekend shift if your pet has an emergency. You may also see her during the post op rehabilitation clinics or chronic pain clinics where she uses a combination of medicines, acupuncture and physiotherapy modalities to help your pet recover and improve their quality of life, working together with our Physiotherapist Nikki Shingler.
She also manages more challenging eye problems for your pet, engaged by Vets4Pets as a peripatetic RCVS certified ophthalmologist to give Vets4Pets patients a more advanced level of care for any eye condition.
At home Vicky enjoys the company of her menagerie of dogs, cats, guinea pigs and chickens! You may see her out at events with her family, or hanging out at the beach! She loves to meet your dogs out walking so do say hello!
I am very lucky to have got the opportunity to have joined the wonderful team here on the beautiful Island.
Originally from Germany I have worked for the last 3 decades in the UK and have worked in multiple large veterinary hospitals across the UK and also covered emergency medicine out of hours clinics. I have a great interested in pain medicine and have been practising acupuncture for the majority of my career. I love to help the "golden oldies" ensuring they can lead a pain free and happy life. I enjoy all aspect of veterinary medicine, and am looking forward to meeting all our lovely patients and owners.
At home my husband and I are parents to 3 grown up sons.
I love my flock of animals, including horse, several rescue dogs and 2 cats .
I was born and grew up in South Africa. I always wanted to be a veterinarian, however I completed a MSc in Biology (Integrative Bioscience, Oxford) before completing my veterinary degree and graduated from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 2005.
I worked as a small animal veterinarian in Cape Town for 2 years after which I purchased a small veterinary practise and Vetshop in Paarl, South Africa. During this time I worked and managed this practice and Vetshop (Felix + Fido) and did some volunteer work as a surgeon at the Stellenbosch Animal Welfare. I also worked as a locum and later a permanent senior veterinarian at Brackenfell Animal Clinic for 4 years.
I moved to the beautiful island of Guernsey in October 2022, joining the wonderful Vets4pets team. I love the island life and beautiful beaches. I am now also completing a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.
Alasdair Hotston Moore
Visiting Soft Tissue Surgeon
I joined the team at Vets4Pets at the end of January 2017. Working with animals is something I have always wanted to do. Since qualifying as a RVN, I have taken on a greater management role within the nursing team, and was thrilled to be offered the Head Nurse roll in 2021. Our team has grown and we now have a number of veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants, and I am very proud of how they have managed to meet our clinical expertise and client care during the very challenging covid period.
I have been working in the veterinary industry for since 2016. I started work at a small private veterinary practice in Cornwall in the U.K. I did all my training down whilst on the job in Cornwall completing my foundation degree in veterinary nursing in 2019. I then moved to Guernsey and joined Vets4pets in November of 2019 and have been here working as a qualified nurse since. Since starting here my passion for exotic patient nursing and rehabilitation have flourished. I have since completed an extra qualification in exotic nursing and in 2023 have started a canine hydrotherapy qualification and been running our hydrotherapy clinics at the wellness centre. I hope to progress this skill further in the future. My interests at work definitely lie in exotic nursing, rehabilitation and consulting. Outside of work I’m an avid baker and in 2022 I had my little boy so since then I spend a lot of my time out taking him to the park or swimming.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I joined the Vet4pets team in 2021. I have 3 years experience within veterinary practice. In my own time I enjoy riding horses that I have grown up with and caring for my own animals. I also enjoy outdoor sports. It's always been my passion to work with animals and I am currently undergoing my nursing diploma. At home I own a menagerie of animal including; horses, cats, dogs and guinea pigs.
Student Veterinary Nurse
After joining Vets4Pets in March 2022 as a nursing assistant, I have since began my training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. My main interests lie in anaesthesia and surgical nursing. Outside of work, I love to play squash, go to the gym and spend time with friends and family. I have my own cat called Brian who has a very big personality, especially at the vets.
Student Veterinary Nurse
I joined the Vets4pets team in July 2021 for part time work, from September 2022 after completing my A-Levels I went full time. From September 2023 I started my nursing training and am thoroughly enjoying expanding my knowledge and working with such a supportive, loving team. I will always be grateful for the opportunities Vets4pets have given me, and I am excited to see how my career grow.
My name is Lucy, I joined the team at Vets4Pets in January 2022. I have always had a growing passion for animals! I first fell in love with animals when I came home to my first dog, Gala. She is now 16 years and going strong! All through my school years I knew I wanted to work with animals and had my heart set on achieving this goal, so when I saw this opportunity I couldn't give it a miss. I'm always busy at home looking after my three dogs, two rabbits, four fish and my cat Max, as well as helping out at the stables where I ride. I am extremely grateful to be working with such a loving and caring team and am excited for what the future holds.
Animal Nursing Assistant
I have been in the veterinary industry for 3 years and joined the team at Vets4Pets in January 2023. I have always had a passion for working with animals since i was little and spend most of my free time with my own.
I am hoping to start my animal nursing course in the new year and then hopefully going onto study to become a qualified vet nurse.
I was born in South Africa, a town near Cape Town and went to La Rochelle High school till i was seventeen and moved to Guernsey. I was torn between going back to school or pursuing a full time Job and chose to job shadow Vets4pets and fell in love with the work , the animals and the work atmosphere . I am planning to become a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and can not wait for what's next to come.
Training Nursing Healthcare Assistant
I came to Vets4Pets Guernsey as Head Nurse when we first opened in 2004, having qualified as a veterinary nurse back in 1992 in the UK. I worked for many years as a staff nurse for the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital before moving to Guernsey, where I continued to nurse and coach student nurses. I moved up to the position of Practice manager back in May 2014 but still continue to coach and do some nursing.
I hold a level 5 certificate in Leadership and Management, a level 5 diploma in Animal Psychology and I am also a Mental Health first aider for the practice team.
My passion is the role I play in helping clients and their pets but I am also a crazy cat lady and have 2 of my own that keep me busy at home.
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2004 and have progressed through several different roles within the practice. I currently take the out of hours calls and am the assistant practice manager although I still enjoy some clinical work from time to time! I own seven dogs, 5 Boxers, a Labrador and a Springer Spaniel which I enjoy walking each day.
Julie Du Heaume
Veterinary Reception Lead
Born in Manchester, grew up in Cheshire. Moved to London after A levels to join the BBC. Eventually worked on Panorama.
Met and married a Guernsey man. Moved to Guernsey in 1990. Worked at Guernsey Airport for 20 years, then the OGH for 8 years, organising events. Now divorced, I have two grown up sons and two grandsons, who all live in the UK.
Wanted a complete change and joined Vets4Pets in December 2019. The team are great to work with and have been very supportive over the last few months, when I have had some health issues.
I have had many pets, including many rescues, over the years and currently have a cat called Maggie, who came to be from Animal Aid 8 years ago.
Receptionist/ Animal care Assitant
Miss Christina Palmer
Client Care Co-ordinator
Miss Kirsti Mahieu
Client Care Co-ordinator
I was born and grew in Madeira, Portugal. I decided to move to Guernsey in 2016 when I saw an opportunity of having a better life. I always loved animals, and to be able to work with them is a dream come true that Vets4Pets made it happen for me. On my spare time, I like to read and write romance stories, and love to go on walks around the island.
Mrs Maria O`Keefe
Monica De Sousa
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 coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
AcupunctureAcupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
Airway SurgeryAirway Surgery
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
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ArthroscopyArthroscopy (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.
Bereavement SupportMaking 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.
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.
Blood TransfusionTreats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
Chemotherapy & Cancer TreatmentDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
CT ScanProvides 3D imaging for a view of internal organs and bones.
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.
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.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
EndoscopyEnables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
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.
HydrotherapyOur hydrotherapy centre incorporates an aquatic treadmill allowing full gait extension and analysis.
In house blood transfusionsIn house blood transfusions
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.
Keyhole SurgeryIn 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.
Laser TreatmentTherapeutic laser therapy.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
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.
OncologyMedical care of cancer.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
PhysiotherapySupports your pets' strength and mobility.
Platelet Rich PlasmaPlatelet-rich plasma is separated from your pet’s blood and injected into the pet’s damaged and inflamed joint.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Separate Cat & Dog Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Small Mammal Medicine and SurgerySmall Mammal Medicine and Surgery
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
Stem Cell TherapyStem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
Tonopen - Eye Pressure TestingMeasures eye pressure.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Guernsey Animal Aid Partnership
Guernsey Wellness Centre
Our Wellness Centre offers specialist services such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapies and tips for remedial exercises and home adaptations for your pet.