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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 hope to rehome some rescue chickens in the future.

Lowri

Lowri

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, I’m Lowri, I’m a vet at Mochdre Veterinary Practice and I qualified from Glasgow University as a veterinary surgeon in 2002. I have worked in the North Wales area for the last ten years and prior to this I worked in busy trauma and charity hospitals in Birmingham. I have an interest in soft tissue surgery, anaesthesia and transfusion medicine.

In my spare time I’ve worked with the charity Pet Blood Bank on donation sessions in the North West over the last few years which I’ve enjoyed. I love everything about cats so I’m delighted that Mochdre Veterinary Practice is an ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) Gold Standard Cat friendly clinic. I’m a fluent Welsh speaker and l’m from the North Wales area originally. I enjoy hill walking, mountain biking, regular Pilates sessions and horse riding when I can. My young daughter and family cat Princess keep me busy and entertained.

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.

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!

Lauren

Lauren

Veterinary Surgeon

Hi, I’m Lauren and I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2019. I studied Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia after completing a Bioveterinary science degree in the UK. In 2019 I published a research paper on ‘Periodontal disease in association with systemic disease in the dog’. I particularly enjoy internal medicine but also love surgery. Prior to being a vet, I worked as a project coordinator at a medical publishing company. 

In my spare time I enjoy walking the family dog Poppy, a Patterdale in the local area around Snowdonia and Colwyn bay. I also love to travel and spent a month in Fiji volunteering at a veterinary practice a few years ago. I also like to bake and spend time with family in my home town Chester. 

Natalie

Natalie

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

Jodi

Jodi

RVN

Hello I am Jodi and I recently have rejoined Mochdre after finishing my degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management BSc. I have a keen interest in complementary and alternative therapies, while at university I have completed modules on this subject and undertook my dissertation on canine acupuncture. At home I have a Pom called Mimi and two rescue dogs Brodie and Eve who are tiny terrors always causing mischief.

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!).

Gwenan and Oscar

Gwenan and Oscar

Head of Rehab / Physiotherapist

I have always had a passion for anatomy and physiology and combining this with my love of animals, a degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy was written perfectly for me. After graduating in 2017 from Harper Adams University I was lucky enough to join the Mochdre Vets team at an exciting and promising time, with their grand opening only a month away. Having lived in Anglesey most my life and being a fluent Welsh speaker it was great to come back to a local practice. The rehabilitation department is a passionate group and we provide a great selection of services that help animals in many ways. As a therapist, It allows me to continuously use my skills in a range of therapies. In addition I have Worked hard to complete my Level 3 in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and continue to learn about new techniques that can be applied to varies cases we treat.
Outside of work it’s safe to say my cockerpoo Oscar takes up most my free time. If it’s not going on a new adventure in Anglesey, it’s filming a new video for the Mochdre Vets Facebook page or even showing his skills in the pool on TV! Oscar’s still waiting for is ‘oscar’ for his performance on ‘Cefn Gwlad’.

Hayley

Hayley

Hydrotherapist

Hello, my name is Hayley.

In May 2018 I moved from West Sussex, to North Wales, with my partner and our two daughters. I am a fully trained and qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapist, and for the five years preceeding our move to North Wales, I successfully both ran and managed a Small Animal Hydrotherapy Centre in West Sussex.

We had been looking at properties in North Wales for some time, when we happened to come across an amazing early 1700’s cottage on the mountain above Dwygyfylchi. We are now in the process of renovating the cottage and reinstating the gardens with the intention of becoming as ‘self sufficient’ as possible. We already have chickens, and a plan for bee hives in the pipeline, and we are in the process of creating both a vegetable garden and an orchard, all part of our plan for our family to live the dream in North Wales.

We have four dogs, two rabbits, eleven chickens and somewhere along the line we also became the proud owners of three Carneddau ponies.

Rhian

Rhian

Head Receptionist & SQP

Hi, I’m Rhian and I’m Head Receptionist, SQP (suitably qualified person) so that I can dispense medication and I also have achieved the ISFM Cat Friendly Veterinary Receptionist Certificate in line with us being a Gold standard Practice. I have a Bsc(hons) degree in Animal Science and I am also trained in laser therapy.

I have two dogs, Boy and Geordie who I love spending time with and on days off I also enjoy cycling and doing track days in my cars.

Jo and Rory

Jo and Rory

Receptionist

Hi my name is Jo and I’ve been working as a Receptionist at Mochdre Vets for the last 3 years.

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.

Jess

Jess

Trainee Nurse

My names Jess and I’m an Animal Care Assistant at Mochdre Vets. I am currently studying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse and love to work with all kinds of animals.

In my spare time I enjoy playing football for my local team. I am also a fluent welsh speaker.

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.

Rhiannon

Rhiannon

Animal Care Assistant

Hello! My name is Rhi and I’m currently on my placement year whilst studying to become a veterinary nurse at Harper Adams University. I have always loved animals and can’t see myself doing anything else! I am interested in working with rescue animals and myself and my family foster geriatric dogs. I also have no self-control when it comes to taking work home with me in the form of stray kittens (oops!).

I also absolutely love North Wales and outside of work I am learning Welsh and hoping to one day be fluent. In my spare time I enjoy walking my rescue dog, Ben, and going flying with my boyfriend, Jack. I also do a bit of crocheting to pass the time.

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.