Launceston Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Launceston Retail Park
Hurdon Road
Launceston
PL15 9DJ

Telephone: 01566 771 920

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Joanna Dudek

Joanna Dudek

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

DVM MRCVS

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I knew, since the age of 5, that I was going to be a Vet. My passion for animals started with horses, then I witnessed a dog being hit by a car and was very lame, running away from me. I did not know how to help, which was very frustrating. I graduated University in Poland in 2005 and came straight to the UK. After several months of training and upgrading my qualifications, then two years post-graduation studies, I started working for Vets4Pets in Poole. I left Poole in 2015 to work closer to home at Vets4Pets Southampton. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there but an opportunity to open my own Practice, here in Cornwall, was too tempting to pass up. I have always wanted to run my own practice, and have had many lovely holidays in Cornwall, so to be able to live and work here is like a dream come true. Since we opened in January 2017, it has been challenging but very rewarding. I am very lucky to have a great team around me, making sure we offer the best care for our clients & their pets.
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Christiane Birkenbeil

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Christiane has been practicing since 2006. After a short break to have her children, Christiane and her family moved to Cornwall where we are thrilled to have her working with us at Vets 4 Pets in Launceston. Christiane has a keen interest in surgery and ophthalmology, the study of eyes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring Cornwall with her family and expanding her knowledge of veterinary medicine.
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Bartek Osinski

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Having qualified in Poland in 2006, Bart has built up a wealth of experience there, before deciding to come to England for a new challenge. Bart has an interest in surgery and is looking to expand his knowledge of this area of veterinary medicine. In his spare time Bart enjoys exploring the country on his bike and visiting his family and friends back in Poland.
Sophie Heywood

Sophie Heywood

Head Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager

RVN

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I have always had a love for animals, ever since I was young and owned a menagerie of pets including ducks, chickens, Guinea-pigs and dogs! 

Since leaving school I knew I wanted to work with animals so went straight to Bicton College where I studied Animal Management and decided to further my training as a Veterinary Nurse. After a lot of hard work I was lucky enough to study a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College in London. 

However, my heart has always belonged to the South West so after graduating in 2012 I moved permanently to Cornwall to live with my now husband, Gary, our Golden Labrador, Lola and Guinea-pigs Pumba, Timone and Simba. I love meeting such a variety of pets at Vets4Pets especially all the puppies that come to our puppy parties! 

In my spare time I love to meet up with friends and family and explore the beautiful Cornwall, with Lola.

Caroline Bilton

Caroline Bilton

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Jess Crocker-White

Jess Crocker-White

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Cornish born and bred, I love living near the sea; spending most of my time walking the local coastal paths and I wouldn’t change it for the world! Whilst I currently only have one cat, Leo, I plan on expanding my furry family in the near future. 

I am studying to become a registered veterinary nurse with Duchy College, alongside working with the amazing Vets4Pets team in Launceston, who I have already learnt so much from. Though challenging at times, I enjoy greeting the clients and meeting their pets. 

I hope to see you soon!!

Sally-Anne Hunkin

Sally-Anne Hunkin

Client Care Advisor

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Same as Jess, I am Cornish born and bred, Living my entire life in a small village on the River Tamar. 

I am a widow with two grown up children and a grandson. I have had lots of animals, mostly dogs, but at the moment I have two rescue rats called Winifred (Winnie) and Elfreda (Elfy). I love to travel, especially European city breaks. I am also a keen crafter mostly sewing, knitting and crochet.

I have had various jobs over the years, but am now doing my dream job, working with animals and working with the fantastic team we have here at Vets 4 Pets in Launceston.

Michaela Fletcher

Michaela Fletcher

Client Care Advisor

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Having previously worked in a busy office in Plymouth, I wanted to change career and work in an environment more centred around animal health and welfare, I moved to Launceston (with my two bunnies) and began volunteering for a local animal rescue charity.

Being their go-to vets for procedures; I found myself at Vets4Pets Launceston often enough to build a great relationship with the team, which is how I heard of this exciting position.

I have a keen interest in rabbits and researching about their behaviours, I am always happy to give advice and share what I have learnt with our interested clients or just anyone passing by.

It’s so nice to work within a team who similarly care so much about all animals; big & small.

Vets4Pets Launceston 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!

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.

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  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Home Visits
    If 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)
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Air Way Surgery
    Air Way Surgery
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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Out of hours

Here at Vets4Pets Launceston, we split our Out of hours between ourselves, Vets4Pets Bodmin and Vets4Pets St Austell. So, if you need us outside of opening hours please call our usual practice number on the number below and someone will advise.

Telephone: 01566 771920

Standard consultation charges before 10pm will be £100, and £130 after 10pm

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