About Mochdre Vets
Mochdre Vets offers everything you would expect from a modern veterinary surgery but also specialises in pain management and rehabilitation with additional services such as hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy and specialised massage which means that we can tailor a treatment programme for any of your pets ailments.
Most of all at Mochdre Vets our aim is to work with our clients because we want to get the best for their pets as we would want for our own pets. As a result, we know that the best care for your very special pet is achieved by a partnership between you and us. Our team believe in client education and offer consultations ranging from weight management to Golden Oldie health checks and we will always be happy to offer advice and answer any questions.
We are all very proud of the surgery so if you would like a tour just ask one of our friendly receptionists.
To be able to offer you the very latest treatments for your pets we have a highly skilled and experienced team and we are very lucky to have access to an extended family of experts that we can refer specialist cases to.
Meet the Team
This is Clive, he is the practice manager. We are trying our best but if you have any complaints please take them up with Clive. If you put your letter in writing we will be sure to shred it and line his litter tray with it.
If you want to just meet Clive and give him a cuddle please ask at reception and if your pet is staying with us you will meet Clive anyway as he lives here.
Sarah with Pedro
Hello my name is Sarah, I was born in Ontario, Canada and brought up in Llandudno. From an early age I knew I wanted to be a vet and consequently went to the University of Liverpool and graduated in 2004. My main interests lie in emergency medicine and geriatric medicine. I have worked in the Llandudno area for the last 7 years and further a field as a locum before that and also in January 2012 I volunteered at Romanian Underdogs Rescue which is something I hope to repeat.
Aside from being a veterinary sugeon, I am also a member of British Veterinary and Sports Medicine Association (BVRSMA) and the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA). I am also a qualified hydrotherapist.
I now live with my husband Lee, five rescue cats Fidget, Salty, Zippy, Loki and Grunt along with rescue dogs Pedro (pictured above) and ‘Baked Potato’ Bert, they all feature on this web-site somewhere.
When I’m not working as a vet (ha ha!) I enjoy walking the dogs (see here for our doggie friendly recommendations and walks), travelling, cooking, growing my own veggies and hope to rehome some rescue chickens in the future.
Hi, my name’s Lowri and I’ve been at Mochdre Vets since April 2018. I graduated from the University of Glasgow Vet School in 2002. After graduating I spent a number of years in busy trauma hospitals in Birmingham, which I loved. My main interest lies in soft tissue surgery. I’ve worked the last seven years in small animal practice in North Wales, which is where I’m from originally and I’m a fluent Welsh speaker.
I enjoy keeping fit with regular Pilates, gym sessions and I’ve started training with a local women’s football club which is great fun! My young daughter keeps me busy too and our family cat Princess is an adorable and entertaining feline!
Celyn with Skye and Eric
Hello I am Celyn. I qualified as vet from the University of Cambridge in 2015 and have worked locally for the last 5 years. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and love being in North Wales as I enjoy climbing, stand-up paddleboarding and getting out in the hills with my two dogs (Skye and Eric). As a vet I enjoy anaesthesia and critical care, and have a special interest in exotics. On my first weekend on call for Mochdre I met Geoffrey, a kitten with a dislocated elbow who has now become the latest addition to the family. I have also experience of owning several reptiles and have already been involved in working at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.
Kelly and Tweak
Hi I’m Kelly, I’m originally from South Africa but have been practicing in the UK for 3 years. I live here with my partner who is also a vet and our two cats, Finn and Leelah, and one dog, Tweak. Finn is the only globetrotter having come from South Africa with us. I love to walk with my dog, draw, paint, read and am a bit of a series and movie fanatic.
Head RVN AdvCertFB
Hello, I am Claire and I am the head nurse at Mochdre Vets. I qualified in 1999 and have been in practice for over 23 years. My special interests include surgical nursing, nurse consults, laser therapy and exotic animals and dentistry.
I am also Mochdre Vets Feline Advocate and work hard to ensure that we not only meet, but maintain our Gold Status Cat Friendly Clinic. In May 2019 I passed the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour with a distinction and look forward to working with clients to make the experience for their felines better.
At home I’m married with 2 young children, 2 cats and 2 guinea pigs. I love Irish Setters and chocolate.
Natalie with Rodney
Hi, I’m Natalie Mckinstry and I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Mochdre Vets. I have worked in practice since 2007 and qualified in March 2015. I have a keen interest in zoo and exotic animals having worked as a keeper at Welsh Mountain Zoo. I also have an interest in hydrotherapy so look forward to assisting with this.
At home I have a beautiful border collie named Brook.
Hello my name is Tim and I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Mochdre Vets. I started nursing in 2012 and qualified in 2019. I have always had a keen interest in the care and rehabilitation of animals and this has been encouraged by my family’s wild animal rescue centre ‘The Owl Box’ on Anglesey. I have a keen interest in physiotherapy and orthopaedic surgery.
I live with my fiance Leigh, our two young children and a clowder of cats. But I also help with the rescue centre which has birds of prey, rabbits, chickens, ducks, horses, dogs and cats as permanent residents plus the weird and wonderful wildlife that passes through.
Outside of work my partner and I create costumes for the family and attend comic conventions, my favourites being Beauty and the Beast and Stormtroopers.
Gwenan and Oscar
Head of Rehab / Physiotherapist
Hi, I’m Gwenan Williams a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist at Mochdre. I’ve graduated at Harper Adams University in veterinary physiotherapy after completing a four-year BSc honours degree and have registered to the NAVP. I’m qualified in hydrotherapy; electrotherapy; massage and remedial exercise so I can provide your animal with a rehabilitative program that could benefit post operatively as well as pain management and geriatric care for all those aches and pains.
I’ve lived in Anglesey most my life and I am a fluent welsh speaker. My families Cockapoo, Oscar, takes up most my free time as we enjoy exploring the nearby beaches and pottering about.
Hayley with Hansel
Hello, my name is Hayley. I moved to North Wales with my partner and our two daughters in May 2018.
I am a qualified small animal hydrotherapist and for the previous 5 years I have successfully managed and run a hydrotherapy centre in West Sussex. We chose to move to North Wales earlier this year when we came across a stunning 1750’s cottage nestled on the mountain side above Dwygyfylchi. We have brought with us our three Hungarian Vizlas, a very grumpy 14 year old Terrier, 2 Call Ducks, 2 rabbits and 2 hamsters. And since being here, we now also have 2 foals, named Merlin and Ddraig.
I am passionate about working with dogs and I am always looking to further develop my knowledge and understanding of small animal rehabilitation. I love my job, I get great satisfaction of seeing the benefit of my work to both patient and client which is hugely rewarding.
Head Receptionist & SQP
Hi, I’m Rhian, head receptionist at Mochdre Vets, you will notice I’m terminally cheerful whenever you arrive. I have a BSc Hons Degree in Animal Science, specialising in canine behaviour modification techniques and I am also trained in Laser Therapy. I am also a SQP (Suitably Qualified Person) so that I can dispense medication and in 2019 achieved the ISFM Cat Friendly Veterinary Receptionist Certificate.
When I’m not at work I enjoy throwing my ‘Scooby’ (Subaru, not dog!) around a racing track.
Hi my name is Joanne and I’m a receptionist at Mochdre Vets.
I completed a 2 year Private Secretary course after leaving school and joined North Wales Police as a civilian which I did for many years. I have recently joined the team at Mochdre Vets which is an exciting opportunity for me as I am really passionate about animals.
In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog Rory with my husband and teenage daughter.
Hi my name is Jess and I am a trainee veterinary nurse at Mochdre Vets. I have recently completed a level 3 in animal management and I am now looking forward to the next stage of my career as I love to work with animals. Outside of work in my spare time I enjoy taking my black lab Monty out for walks. I am also a keen footballer and play for a local ladies team (Kinmel Bay ladies and I am the star striker!)
Animal Care Assistant
Hi I’m Abi-Louse, I’m an Animal Care Assistant at Mochdre vets, I am hoping to further my career and become a Veterinary Nurse in the future, I’ve completed a Level 3 Animal Management course, this is where I found my interest for exotic animals. l’m currently doing a Level 2 Animal Nursing assistant course.
I’ve have grown up looking after a range of different animals including chickens, sheep and rabbits.
When I’m not looking after the animals at Mochre vets, I have a horse (Dafed) to keep me busy which I hope to compete at some competitions this year, two rescue dogs Hazel, chocolate lab, Bear, Husky cross, they are both bonkers and love to be taken on long walks. Two rescue cats who are complete opposites to each other, Skippy is very adventures and loves to explore outside, where as Mittens is very lazy and loves to sleep on my bed!
I have been to Thailand for 3 weeks and I would love to go again or go travelling somewhere else.
Animal Care Assistant
Hi, my names Hannah and I am an animal care assistant at Mochdre vets. I have just completed a BSc Hons Degree in Animal behaviour and Welfare at Chester university. Looking to develop my career and become a veterinary nurse in the near future. Over Christmas I worked as a reindeer handler where I attended a
variety of garden centres, weddings and schools far and beyond.
I love all animals, little and large. My family have a small holding of Pygmy goats, along side a flock of ducks and chickens. I also have two cats, jack (picture above) and Jill, who are both 19 years young!
Consultation Times (by appointment only)
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:00
Sunday 10:00 – 13:00
Mochdre Vets is the trading name for Heywood and Heywood Limited
and is registered in England and Wales. Registered Number 10654839.
Registered Office Williams House, Conway Road, Mochdre, Conwy. LL28 5HE.