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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

Clive

Clive

Practice Manager

Hi I am Clive. I am lucky enough to have my own office as you can see I am always busy helping run the place, keep an eye on the staff ensure they are tending to my every whim and that of the clients. As most of you know I am deaf so please feel free to direct any complaints you have about the practice to me and I will gladly sleep through them.

Sarah with Pedro

Sarah with Pedro

Veterinary Surgeon

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 we recently rehomed 10 chooks from BHWT!

Emily

Emily

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, I’m Emily and I’m a recent graduate from the Royal Veterinary College. I’m originally from Norfolk, but am very used to moving around due to my Dad’s job in the RAF, which lead me to spend several years in Cyprus as a young child. This will be my first job as a New Grad, and I can’t wait to start working with everyone. 

In my spare time I enjoy exploring my creative side with various craft projects, from crochet to sewing clothes, and can often be found singing along to my favourite musical. We’ve always had pets at home, ranging from various cats and dogs to a pet toad, and I’m often called upon by the family Labrador to crochet her new toys; she’s a very demanding critic, but tests them well!

Kelly and Tweak

Kelly and Tweak

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi Im Kelly, Im one of the vets at the practice. I am originally from South Africa but have lived in North Wales for 3 and a half years with my partner. I am a series, movie and gaming addict but also love to paint, draw and walk my dog in my spare time. My own pets are a full time job with one naughty ball obsessed cross breed terrier (Tweak) and two demanding cats (Finn and Leelah). I also love to travel and use whatever time I have left to plan future adventures.

Caitlin

Caitlin

Veterinary Surgeon

Hello

I’m Caitlin, I’ve graduated as a vet from Onderstepoort, South Africa. I spent a year doing compulsory community service in South Africa which involved providing basic pet and livestock health care to pet owners and farmers in townships. During that same year, I worked as a locum vet at my local small animal private practice.

It has been a childhood dream of mine to live and work as a vet in Wales and it is such a joy and privilege to finally be here. I am super excited and privileged to be a part of this amazing and passionate team at Mochdre Vets! I also look forward to learning the Welsh language and completely immersing myself in the culture.

I have a keen interest in small animal internal medicine, but lately find that I am becoming keener on soft tissue surgery as well and I hope to stretch my skills.

In my spare time, I also enjoy sketching, poetry, surfing, rock climbing and many other sports and hobbies, too many to mention. When am not working, you would probably find me outdoors with my two Border Collies Jett & Thor who travelled with me from South Africa.

Martin

Martin

Office Manager

Hello I’m Martin and I’m Clive’s assistant at Mochdre Vets. I gained an Economics degree from the University of Liverpool and worked for 8 years at a small Welsh manufacturing company before moving to Australia for a year. On my return to the UK I began work at a practice in the north west of England. I was there for 17 ½ years before joining the team here at Mochdre in May 2020.

I live in North Wales with my wife, our fox red Labrador Theo and two cats Ebony and Robyn. In my time away from work I enjoy taking Theo for long walks on the beach, watching all kind of sport, listening to music and attending live concerts (in a vain attempt to cling on to my youth!).

Natalie

Natalie

Head RVN

Hi, I’m Natalie 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 the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Since starting at Mochdre Vets I have developed an interest in the rehabilitation care of animals, you can find me on a Thursday helping the rehab team with their cases. My interest in rehab has lead me to set up osteoarthritis clinics within the practice, I provide information on arthritis and offer support to owners with senior pets .

Nicola

Nicola

RVN

Hello my name is Nicola and I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I qualified in 2019 at Harper Adams University and came to work at Mochdre Vets in 2020 whilst undertaking my Advanced Vet Nursing and Practice Management degree. My interests include surgical nursing, anaesthesia and exotic animal medicine so I’m thrilled to have the chance to work with the Welsh Mountain Zoo.

I have grown up in North Wales and live with my two rescue lurchers Ozzy and Cali and my horse Murphy. Outside of work I’m very arty and enjoy drawing portraits of animals and people. I spend most of my time with the horses and love walking, especially in the Snowdonia and Anglesey area

Melody

Melody

Nurse

Hi I’m Melody and I’m a receptionist/Animal care assistant here at Mochdre Vets. I’m originally from Texas, but got married and moved here. I’ve loved animals as long as I can remember and at the age of 11, I started my own pet sitting business. Over the years I have continued my education and experience with animals by working as a qualified vet nurse in Texas and Australia. My goal is to become at Registered Vet Nurse here in the UK as well. In my spare time I like to hang out with my husband Matt and my puppy Benji (who is quite a hand full!). I also like to read, and spend time outdoor either walking or soaking up the sun!

Kayleigh

Kayleigh

RVN

Hi, my name is Kayleigh and I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I qualified back where I grew up in the north of England and came to work at Mochdre in 2021.

My passions in nursing have always been in medical nursing and also in emergency and critical care and I am currently starting my certificate in emergency and critical care.

I moved to wales 3 years ago and live with my 3 dogs, 2 cats and 4 horses. I have a rather unusual way to spend my time and I train stunt horses for tv and film and am a stunt performer myself. I also love to be outside exploring all the different beauty spots in Wales .

Molly

Molly

Physiotherapist

Hello! I’m Molly, a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist with a degree from Harper Adams University.

Prior to joining the team at Mochdre Vets, I worked alongside canine rescue centres, canine behaviorists and specialised veterinary practices in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

These experiences gave me the travel bug and so when I am not working, you will find me exploring new places, or walking Bertie (the family Border Collie)!

Caroline

Caroline

Canine Massage Therapist

Hi I’m Caroline and I have just joined the rehab team I’m a clinical canine massage therapist. My expertise is within soft tissue and muscular injury rehabilitation and supporting dogs with arthritis and orthopaedic conditions for chronic pain management.

When I’m not working, I enjoy hill walking, looking after my 15-year-old collie but most of my spare time is taken up being an active member of the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA Wales). I have been a member for the past thirteen years both as a handler and now as the training officer teaching others. During this time, I have been exposed to how debilitating injuries can have on a perfectly healthy dog. This experience was also first hand when my collie experienced a fall during a search and where the soft tissue injury was not identified but later transpired as intermittent lameness which I have spent the last 10 years managing along with osteoarthritis.

This experience coupled with my interest in canine anatomy and physiology lead me onto the obvious career move out of academic research into canine rehabilitation. In 2017 I embarked on Natalie Lenton’s Canine Massage Practioner Programme where in 2019 completed my skills to a clinical level and became part of the Canine Massage Guild and started my own business. This fulfilled a lifetime ambition of being able to rehabilitate and support dogs with ongoing conditions as well as working to try and prevent such injuries.

Jo and Rory

Jo and Rory

Head Receptionist

Hi my name is Jo and I’ve been working as a Receptionist at Mochdre Vets since we opened in 2017.  I have recently become Head Receptionist and I’m about to start the ISFM course to become a cat friendly receptionist!

I completed a 2 year Private Secretary Course after leaving school (many years ago !!) so putting together my clerical skills and passion for animals makes this the perfect job for me.

At home I live with my husband, daughter and my mischievous jack russell Rory.

In my spare time I enjoy walking Rory and have recently taken up running.

Jenny

Jenny

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Jenny and I have lived in North Wales for just over two years now and absolutely love all animals.

Volunteering in animal rescues over the past few years has resulted in me now being the proud mum to a dog, cat, rabbit, three cockerels and seven hens.

I am also passionate about veganism, animal welfare and environmental issues.

Louise

Louise

Receptionist

Hi my name is Louise and I am new to the practice and have taken a big direction change after 21 years valuing and selling houses as qualified estate agent.

To the busy environment of cats dogs and any thing else that comes through the door to the receptionist here at the front desk .

At home I live with my husband Andrew ( Aka Pops ) and have two grown up children. I am a proud Meema to two grandsons.

I am a keen fitness fan and enjoy a wide variety of classes and exercise. Bit of yoga and some cold water activities also .

Oh ! and a big traveler 😎😎😎

Helen

Helen

Receptionist

Hi,  my name is Helen and I’ve recently joined the team at Mochdre Vets as a Receptionist. I’ve had a variety of jobs in different office environments ranging from building firms to hospitals but have always wanted to work with animals in some way so my life is complete!

By far my greatest achievements have been my 3 grown up children who make me immensely proud every day.
I live with my partner and my faithful friend Poppy – a lab/collie cross who is obsessed with her ball and carrots.

I love walking especially in the beautiful surroundings we are blessed with here in North Wales; I also have a passion for gardening and reading. All in all …a simple soul.

Abi-Louise

Abi-Louise

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.

Hannah & Shadow

Hannah & Shadow

Animal Care Assistant

Hi, I’m Hannah an animal care assistant at Mochdre Vets.

I’ve graduated from Chester University with a BSc Hons Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. During my time at university I volunteered at Reaseheath zoo, working with a variety of hoofstock: Alpacas, Llamas, Goats, Tapirs and Donkeys just to name a few. I also have a passion for farm animals which stems from having a small holding growing up.

Within the future I am looking to develop my skills and career by becoming a qualified veterinary nurse.

Chloe

Chloe

Animal Care Assistant

Hello I am Chloe and am an animal care assistant at Mochdre Vets and I hope to become a qualified veterinary nurse in the future. I am bilingual being fluent in both English and Welsh. I have a level 2 in animal care from Glynllifon. I was born in Cornwall and moved to Wales with my family when I was young. I grew up with a range of animals including dogs, cats, horses and small furries but currently I do not have any pets but I am looking for a dog to join my little family. In my spare time I enjoy playing netball and going on long walks around North Wales.

Amy

Amy

Animal Care Assistant

Hi I’m Amy,

I have recently joined the team at Mochdre Vets as an Animal Care Assistant. I’ve grown up here in Conwy and have always loved animals. I’ve been surrounded by cats, dogs and horses from an early age. Being able to work in this industry has always been a long standing ambition of mine, and in the future I hope to train to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. In my spare time I can mostly be found outdoors doing something adventurous like rock climbing or volunteering as an RNLI lifeboat crew member. I love exploring North Wales and further afield in my campervan with my two border collie companions

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non evasive treatment of pain, inflammation and accelerates healing.

Hydrotherapy

We are the first veterinary practice in North Wales to offer qualified hydro therapists, a hydrotherapy pool and an underwater treadmill with dedicated specialist consults.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy uses a range of different therapeutic techniques to deliver a tailor made rehabilitative program for your animal.  Mochdre Veterinary Practice is one of the first in North Wales to have an on site fully qualified animal physiotherapist.

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Consultation Times (by appointment only)

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:00
Sunday 10:00 – 13:00

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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.