We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc BSc (Hons) MRCVS VNPA, GPCert SAS
Jo is a joint venture partner and veterinary surgeon at Vets4Pets Woolwell. She lives in Ivybridge with her partner Roger and two sons; William and Edward.
She has a menagerie of animals; Ellie a beautiful Cockapoo, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Betsy, an excitable Working Cocker Spaniel called Indie, a tabby and white cat called Tommy, a Siamese called Saffie, a Ragdoll called Madison and a giant continental rabbit called Alfred!
In her spare time Jo enjoys exploring the Devon countryside with her family but also likes to keep active by jogging.
At work she has a special interest in rabbits and small furries and enjoy the challenges of different surgical procedures.
Jo has recently completed the ESVPS General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and is currently studying towards a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice with Edinburgh University.
Julia joined Vets4Pets Woolwell in 2018 and moved to Plymouth from Nowy Sacz in Poland where she trained to be a vet at the University of Life Science in Lublin.
Julia loves being a vet and her special interests are internal medicine and diagnostic imaging.
Julia has a beautiful West Highland White Terrier, back in Poland, called Chaps who she enjoys seeing when she goes home to visit family. She also enjoys hiking and socialising with her friends in the UK.
Leanne qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and joined the team in July 2014. In her spare time she loves baking & enjoys keeping fit. In 2013 she completed the Coniston Challenge which consisted of a 1 mile Kayak of Coniston water, 10k hike of Old Man of Coniston & 12k mountain bike ride through Grizdale Forrest.
Leanne has 2 cats - Collin who is a Domestic Shorthair and Elmo who is a British Shorthair.
Leanne has recently completed a Certificate in Small Animal nutrition and is currently studying towards the Nurses Certificate in Surgical Nursing.
Frankie joined Vets4Pets Woolwell in April 2017 after completing the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Duchy College in Cornwall.
Frankie loves all aspects of vet nursing but especially enjoys meeting clients and their pets during nurse clinics. Frankie is particularly passionate about animal behaviour and has recently studied the ESVPS Nurses Certificate in Animal Behaviour (Canine and Feline) and is currently studying part time for a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Animal Behaviour with Portsmouth University.
Frankie's other area of special interest is feline nursing and cat behaviour. She is the Cat Advocate for Vets4Pets Woolwell and holds the International Society of Feline Medicine Certificate in Feline Nursing.
Frankie lives in Ivybridge with her partner, Dan, her cat Kiki, who is a black smoke Domestic Shorthair, her very cheeky black Sprocker Spaniel, Ebony and her Leopard Gecko, Dobby.
In her spare time Frankie loves paddle boarding (with Ebony on board!), Agility training with Ebony and visiting our local beaches.
Su joined the practice in September 2019 after working at a pet shop for 12 years. She has just started her nurse training and is currently studying for the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Bicton College and goes one day a week to college whilst also learning on the job at Vets4Pets Woolwell.
Su is enjoying learning all aspects of veterinary nursing but is particularly enjoying assisting with surgical operations. She also loves meeting all the clients and pets during nurse clinics.
Su lives in Ivybridge with her fiancée Adam and her handsome Scottish Terrier, Hamish, and an Angora rabbit called Betty.
Su has a BA (Hons) degree in Ceramics from Plymouth College of Art and in her spare time Su has her own ceramics business and she creates hand made products for the home.
Megan joined the practice in 2019 after studying for her Veterinary Care Assistant Certificate with South Devon College in Paignton. Megan previously worked as a horse riding instructor and was a stable manager at a local horse riding stables before joining Vets4Pets Woolwell.
Megan loves being a VCA and would like to train to be a veterinary nurse in the near future.
Megan lives in Plymouth with her family and has a horse called Secret, a cheeky pony called Bandit, a Jack Russell Terrier called Jack and a cat called Bailey.
Outside of work Megan is dedicated to caring for her horses and is usually found at the yard or riding Secret around the Devon countryside and on the moors.
Rachel is a Receptionist here at Vets4Pets Woolwell and joined the practice in April 2014 when it opened. Her background was Education Welfare and she previously worked at Hele’s School as Student Liaison Officer. When her children left school, she decided on a career change. She now has the best of both worlds as she loves meeting all the patients and their owners.
Rachel lives in Plympton with her husband Ian and she has two grownup children and a young granddaughter who keeps her busy! She has 2 black cats, who are brothers called Baggins (bag puss) and Pedalo.
Rachel was a keen horse rider when she was younger and when she gets time she enjoys riding at Fitzworthy Equestrian Centre.
Nicky is a Receptionist here at Vets4Pets Woolwell and joined the practice in 2018.
Nicky loves meeting all the lovely pets and their owners when they come into reception, and she is often seen cuddling a puppy or two! Nicky really enjoys helping the nurses when they need an extra pair of hands and enjoys getting stuck in with all aspects of being a veterinary receptionist.
Nicky lives in Bickleigh with her son William and her beautiful Shih-Tzu called Lola.
In her spare time Nicky enjoys crafting and making wooden gifts which she takes to craft fairs and she enjoys gardening.
Vets4Pets Woolwell (Plymouth) is an RCVS accredited practice and 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!
We are a Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic, accredited by International Society of Feline Medicine. So we understand cats and are very passionate about Cat Friendly handling and feline health and welfare here at Vets4Pets Woolwell.
We are also a Silver Standard Rabbit Friendly Practice, accredited by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund. We have a real interest in rabbits and small furries at our practice and love meeting all of our small furry patients!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Home VisitsIf 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)
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
ChemotherapyDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
Air Way SurgeryAir Way Surgery
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack