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Pontypridd - Upper Boat Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home, Midway Retail Park
Upper Boat
CF37 5BL

Telephone: 01443 561730

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

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We’re now offering some vaccinations

In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.

Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door

We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team

Andreea Ionescu

Andreea Ionescu

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and have worked a few years in several Small Animal Practices and Hospitals in Bucharest, Romania and London.
In 2016 I realised I wanted a new challenge - to have my own practice where I can provide animal medicine service in my own way, at high standards.
I completed a Certificate of Specialisation in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine and I am due to sit my exam in October.
I always loved animals and they are an important part of our lives so I strongly believe we should treat them as we treat each other.
I am very fulfilled that I am a vet and am able to have the opportunity to help animals, and I do so with all my dedication and passion for their welfare.
I am looking forward to meeting you and your small furry companions and I promise they will be cared for by myself and my team as we would our own pets.

Yours sincerely,
Andreea Ionescu - MRCVS & OWNER Vets4Pets Pontypridd

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Emilia Gradu

Veterinary Surgeon


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Ema graduated in 2017 from the University of Veterinary Medicine Bucharest. During her veterinary studies Ema worked as a vet assistant in a few practices in Bucharest; including in a Veterinary Emergency and Oncology Center, where she continued her career as a qualified Veterinary Surgeon after graduating.

In 2019 Ema decided she wanted to travel and see the world so she relocated herself near Dublin where she worked as the main vet at a pig farm.

One year later, just before the pandemic, Ema moved to the UK and started working with us. She had the misfortune to start here in the most uncertain of times, but she navigated the storm bravely.

She has an interest in medical cases which she studies constantly to become better and better.

In her free time Ema enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies and spending time with her friends and exploring her new home Wales.


Nia Williams

Student Veterinary Nurse

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What is your favourite animal and why?

Koalas, they're so cute and fluffy!

What pets do you have and what are their names?

Two chocolate Labradors called Holly and Nell,

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?

Super Dave the Akita!

What is your favourite famous animal?

Marley from Marley and Me reminds of my dog growing up and Joey from war horse.

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?

Doing a job I love, working with animals has been a dream of mine for years! I enjoy greeting the clients and the fun of never knowing what's going to come in day to day!


Rachel Jenkins

Student Veterinary Nurse

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What is your favourite animal and why?

Turtles, because they're very pretty and graceful in the water.


What pets do you have and what are their names?

I have a beautiful Shih Poo called Leia!


What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?

Pippin Oliver Candifloss Hoover Barack Obama Sayle, the Bichon Frise.


What is your favourite famous animal?

Jack, the capuchin monkey from Pirates of the Caribbean.


What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?

Being able to see and help animals every day! There's no time to be bored, and there's always something to be done.


Ruth Morris

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Ruth has had a keen interest in all animals since a very young age, growing up surrounded by lots of pets, it was a natural progression to care for pets as a profession.

Ruth has worked in veterinary clinics since 2000 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006.

Ruth developed a keen interest in understanding animal behaviour in different circumstances and to improve the ‘communication’ between her as a veterinary professional and her clients, therefore in 2013 she obtained a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Bristol University.

Outside work, besides spending time with her friends, partner and Vivian (the sassiest rescue cat) she runs puppy and dog training classes and helps pet owners with training and behaviour problems.


Talia Bunn

Student Veterinary Nurse

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What's your favourite animal?

Horses because you never know what you are going to get!

What pets do you have?

5 horses-Chico, Champagne, Lucky, Hendry and Baby and a dog named Kip

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?

Big Mac a Shar Pei

What is your favourite famous animal?

Black Beauty

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?

Working with such a great team!


Chloe Stacey


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What is your favourite animal and why?

Wolves because I find them interesting and beautiful.


What pets do you have and what are their names?

I have a lovely little Shih Tzu called Lola.


What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?

Meatball, the French Bulldog.


What is your favourite famous animal?

Beethoven the St. Bernard because he's big, fluffy and funny.


What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?

I love seeing and working with a variety of different animals.

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Sue Shepherd


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Amie Morgan


Our friendly and experienced vets in Pontypridd are on standby whenever your pet needs a helping hand. Pontypridd Vets4Pets is managed by a caring and compassionate team of vets, nurses, and assistants who treat every pet like their own.

From regular check-ups and preventative healthcare to specialist surgery, you’ll find our vets in Pontypridd ready to help with any pet problem. Supported by the latest facilities, Pontypridd veterinary practice in Upper Boat features a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound, with on-site parking for your convenience. If you’re a pet owner looking for vets near Pontypridd, try our modern and well-equipped Vets4Pets practice.



  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • 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.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • 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 Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Stem Cell Therapy
    Stem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • 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.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets

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Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Practice

Health Plans

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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Out of hours

- Unit 2C, Gwaelod-Y-Garth Industrial Estate
CF15 9AA

Telephone: 02920 001454

Out of hours fees - Weekends & Bank Holidays : £140 || 6.00pm - 12.00am : £150 || 12:00am - 8.30am : £170

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