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 Team

Vets:

Anna Judson

Anna Judson BVSc MSc MRCVS (Practice Director)

Anna qualified in 1987. She is often in the consulting room where she enjoys helping you maintain your pets health and caring for them when they are ill or injured. At home she has been finding ways to improve the comfort of her family's elderly, arthritic cat Cocoa. He now has his own step ladder to reach his favourite snoozing spot. Anna has also rehomed Eddie a very active and busy little working cocker spaniel who many of you see when they are out walking along the Welshpool canal.

Anna regularly organises training meetings for vets and vet nurses in the Mid Wales area. Recent topics include pain management, veterinary dentistry and suture techniques.

Anna is a board member of the Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons and in this capacity has been attending meetings at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to help develop the Practice Standards Scheme, which as a practice we passed with flying colours in October 2015!

 

Gemma Melville

Gemma Melville BVetMed Cert AVP (Surgical) MRCVS (Clinical Lead Surgery)

Gemma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and has worked in small animal practice since then. She joined the Camlas team in 2013 and has since completed her certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice focusing on surgery.

Gemma enjoys the variety of general practice but has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and is often found in theatre.

Gemma lives on a farm with her husband, daughter, Boris the cat, Otis the naughty rescue dog and working sheepdogs Fern, Ness and Ralph. In her spare time she is kept busy with her daughter, training Otis for agility, baking and training for fitness events such as Tough Mudder.

 

Louise Robin

Louise Robin BVSc CertAVP (Small Animal Medicine) MRCVS (Clinical Lead Medicine and Imaging) RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine

Louise graduated from the University of Bristol veterinary school in 2007. Initially working in both small and farm animal practice, she has since 2011 concentrated solely on small animal work and has worked in practices in Derbyshire, Shropshire and Cheshire before joining Camlas in June 2017.

In 2015, Louise completed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate in small animal medicine, and is a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine. Louise really enjoy seeing many of the more challenging medical and imaging cases that come to the practice and spending time getting to know the patients and their owners. Louise has recently completed a training course on advanced heart scanning.

Outside of work Louise enjoys looking after her young family, and going hill walking and playing tennis when time allows! She loves travelling and in the past have been involved in conservation projects in Zambia and training vet students in Ethiopia.

 

Ceri Owen

Ceri Owen BVM BVS MRCVS (Associate)

Originating from the area, Ceri graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 having spent lots of time with the team at Camlas as both a student and a client. Having gained a position in the competitive PDSA New Graduate Scheme, Ceri stayed on as a small animal vet with the PDSA in Stoke on Trent for a total of four years.

Eventually it became time to make the move back home and Ceri moved back onto the family sheep farm, starting work with the team at Camlas in May 2017. Ceri and her husband Nick spend most of their free time trying to tire out their crazy spaniel Ffi with plenty of hill walking and fell running!

Ceri enjoys both small animal medicine and surgery and at the start of 2018 embarked on a study programme to gain a postgraduate certificate. Amongst other subjects Ceri is developing her skills in veterinary dentistry, for which she has the support and mentorship of David Crossley one of the first UK's veterinary dental specialists. David has visited Camlas Petcare Vets since 2003 ensuring that Camlas Petcare vets and veterinary nurses have been well trained in modern dentistry techniques including dental xray interpretation. Ceri's interest in dentistry caught his attention and he offered to help develop the modules for the dentistry certificate in conjunction with the Royal Veterinary College who will oversee the accreditation and assessment. The Camlas Petcare Team are delighted to be helping the profession develop this much needed post graduate certificate.

 

Visiting Vets

Mark Overend

Mark Overend BVMS GPCert(Cardio) PgC (Small Animal Cardiology Studies) MRCVS - Visiting Cardiologist and Ultrasonographer

Mark holds a GP certificate in Cardiology from the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies and is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Cardiology. Having been a Director of his own practice in the area for many years he now concentrates on sharing his knowledge by training and lecturing to vets all over the UK in the fields of ultrasound and cardiology. He also visits practices, including Camlas Petcare Vets, to carry out advanced ultrasound and cardiology investigations and procedures as needed.

 

Rory Paton BVSc Cert AVP MRCVS

Rory is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Surgery and provides a visiting orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical service to a number of practices in North Wales, Cheshire and the Borders. He is a regular face Camlas Petcare Vets and some of you may already have met him if your pet has had the misfortune to break a bone, damage ligaments or have dislocating kneecaps.

Rory offers a variety of options for treating canine cruciate ligament rupture dependent on your pets individual anatomy, size, weight and lifestyle. Rory carries out TPLO (tibial plateua leveling osteotomy) or its variation CBLO, TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement), CCWO (cranial closing wedge osteotomy)and extra capsular stabilisation techniques as well as stem cell therapy.

Patella luxation (dislocating kneecap) is another common condition. Surgical management options that Rory can carry out include sulcoplasty, tibial tuberosity transposition, patellar groove replacement and in extreme cases DFO to straighten the thigh bone.

Camlas Petcare is sensitive to the individual needs of brachycephalic breeds and offers brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome management including all the surgical options with Rory.

Other surgical techniques that Rory carries out include laryngeal paralysis tie back, TECA BO (total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy) for severe ear disease, anal gland removal and extensive soft tissue resections.

 

David Crossley BVetMed Dipl. EVDC PhD MRCVS

David was one of the UK's first veterinary dental specialists. He has regularly visited Camlas Petcare Vets since 2003 ensuring that Camlas Petcare vets and veterinary nurses are well trained in modern dentistry techniques including dental xray interpretation, surgical tooth extraction techniques and local anaesthetic nerve blocks to support a comfortable and speedy recovery for our patients. David is able to offer advanced dental techniques such as root canal work and has helped reconstruct the injured jaws and faces of some of our trauma patients with his advanced oral and facial surgical skills. He enjoys teaching on a one to one basis as well as to a larger audience and we have invited him to present lectures to veterinary professionals in the Welshpool area on a number of occasions.

 

Nurses:

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Liz Brown BSc (Hons) RVN, Head Nurse, Consulting Nurse & Clinical Coach.

Liz qualified in 2005 with a degree in Veterinary Nursing from the Royal Veterinary College. After graduating, Liz spent two years working at Battersea Dogs and Cats home where she developed an interest in pet behavioural problems before returning to the area to join Camlas Petcare Vets.

Liz recently qualified as a BVNA Oral Care Nurse.

Liz enjoys all aspects of Veterinary nursing from the hands on patient care to meeting and getting to know our patients and their human families.

Outside of work, Liz is kept busy by her two children, Darcy the miniature poodle, Imogen the cat and trio of guinea pigs. Liz is an experienced Clinical Coach and has successfully supported many student vet nurses through their training.

 

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Heather Pennock RVN BSAVA Nurse Merit Award in Dermatology

Heather qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1998. After experience in mixed practice and working with a holistic vet she joined Camlas Petcare Vets in April 2014.

Heather has three children, a dog, two cats, a tortoise, gerbils and some chickens. She feels privileged to have the opportunity to care for your animals when they are staying with us and most enjoys hands on nursing of our in patients.

Heather is studying for the British Small Animal Association Nurse Merit Award in Dermatology and can often be seen in the lab looking at skin and ear samples under the microscope. Heather enjoys walking, dancing and yoga.

 

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Shelley Crozier BSc (Hons) RVN, C-SQP & Clinical Coach BSAVA Nurse Merit Award in Dermatology

Shelley qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012 from Harper Adams University. Shelley took up a position in Surrey, but matters of the heart soon made her up sticks and move to the surrounding area.

Shelley joined Camlas Petcare in Aug of 2016. Shelley enjoys the role of promoting preventative health care; from parasite control, weight management and running puppy parties. Her main passion is inpatient care, providing high quality nursing care for medical and surgical cases and most importantly loving them whist they are here, like they are her own.

Shelley recently recieved the BSAVA Dermatology merit award.

At home Shelley is kept busy with her two doggies, Tallulah and Bodie who enjoy exploring the countryside with her. She also has some rescued ex battery chickens, who are now loving life.

 

Michele Jenkins

Michele Jenkins PHC, C-SQP, RVN, Nurse Team Manager

Michele joined Camlas Petcare Vets in September 2017, and has over 32 years experience working in Veterinary practice.

Whilst Michele enjoys all aspects of practice, she has particular interests in providing nurse clinics, senior pet care, feline nursing & behaviour, and caring for wildlife. She has worked in several practices over the years and was also Deputy Manager at RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Hospital.

She is a qualified Pet Health Counsellor and C-SQP, and so is also available to give advice on all aspects of preventative healthcare, Weight manangement, & dietary management of specific conditions.

Michele has also recently completed a course on Pet bereavement & End of life care, and the BVNA Oral Care Certificate , and is about to start the ISFM Feline nursing course. She will, therefore, be pleased to help with any of these areas of nursing, or to discuss/help plan anything relating to the sensitive issue of Pet bereavement or caring for your pet in their twilight years.

During her spare time, Michele enjoys caring for her son Rhys , Welsh Collie Teg, Smooth Collie Bran and 5 cats, as well as running, fitness classes, cake decorating, wildlife and drawing!

 

Sarah Hayward

Sarah Hayward RVN DipAVN ISFM Cert FN

Sarah started her career in the veterinary world in 2001 at the age of 39. After a career in Youth and Community work she decided to follow her dream of becoming a Veterinary Nurse. She started as a veterinary receptionist and also volunteered as an animal care assistant at a practice in her home town of Shrewsbury. She qualified as an animal nursing assistant (ANA) in 2003 and then a veterinary nurse (VN) in 2006. She moved to emergency and out of hours work in 2009 and worked in Stoke and then Telford until 2016. During that time she achieved the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and a short time ago was also awarded the ISFM (international Society in Feline Medicine) certificate in feline Nursing. Until recently she has been back working in Shrewsbury, where it all started. She has three grown up "children",a houseful of waifs and strays (including dogs,cats,rabbits and tortoises) as well as a long suffering partner - Jon. In her spare time she enjoys road cycling and off road trotting with her dogs.

 

Patient Care Assistants:

Amy Jones

Amy Jones

Amy joined the team in November 2017 having previously completed a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Since then she has been gaining experience in different animal related fields. Her favourite animal adventure was trekking through the Amazon Rainforest to study woolly monkeys and macaws.

In her spare time Amy enjoys running, circuit training and spending time with her beloved spaniel Bruno in the countryside. Amy is keen to set herself some long distance walking challenges and you may see several of the Camlas Petcare Team and their dogs accompanying her on after work walks to keep her spurred on to achieve her goals.

Amy's professional ambition is to become a Veterinary Physiotherapist and the Camlas Petcare Team are delighted that she has been accepted on a 3 year Masters degree at Nottingham University to do just that! The course is part time so your pets will still benefit from Amy's care and all her new physio skills as she progresses through the course.

 

Receptionists:

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Alison Harvey

Originally from Manchester, ex-Royal Air Force veteran of 12 years, returning to work after raising two sons up to school age and settling into local area after living in Canada supporting husbands role in the RAF.

During her time away from employment she has extended her education, volunteered for the RDA Carriage Driving Assoc, an exam invigilator at a secondary school & parent governor at her youngest's Primary School.

Also mum to Wilma, a Hungarian Vizsla rescued from Cyprus. 

Alison likes reading, horse riding & long walks with Wilma....when she get the chance.

 

Natalie Lewis

Natalie Lewis

I joined the Camlas Petcare Vets reception team in December 2017. Working here has combined my passion for animals with my enjoyment and experience of customer facing roles. Having spent a few years traveling and working in Europe, South East Asia and Australasia, I now live in Shrewsbury with my partner, our english springer spaniel Tink and our 2 rabbits, Nala and Honey. In my spare time I like to go on long dog walks, travel as much as possible and head to the ski slopes.

I am keen to learn more about animal nutrition and behaviour and I recently attended the inaugural conference of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association along with my reception colleagues. A great source of ideas and insight into how we can offer the best service to all our lovely pet owners and keep vet visits as smooth as possible for your pets. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Malgorzata Fuszara

Malgorzata Fuszara

Originally from Poland, Mal joined the Camlas Petcare Reception Team in 2018. After completing a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, Mal worked worked extensively in the hospitality industry most recently as a restaurant manager and brings to her new role many years of customer care experience. Mal is now fulfilling her dream of working closer to animals and enjoys meeting all the pets you bring to us and entrust in our care.

Mal has one cat, Daisy, but we all have a strong suspicion it wont be long before a waif and stray finds a place in her home and heart! In her spare tiume Mal enjoys going for walks and gardening.

We all wish we could speak another language as well as Mal speaks English! We are slowly learning how to pronounce the Polish words for cat, dog, flea, worms and ticks, but don't test us just yet!

 

Practice Admin Staff

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Michelle Owen ANA- Practice Adminstrator

Michelle started work at Camlas in 2001 as an experienced nursing assistant. In 2004 Michelle gained her Animal Nursing Assistant qualification with distinction and she continued to work as an experienced animal nurse and receptionist.

In 2012 Michelle completed her Supervisory Skills course. From September 2013 Michelle has changed roles and is now Accounts Manager. She oversees pet insurance claims and with her wide veterinary experience helps the practice to run smoothly, not least ensuring that we have the right people in the right place at the right time!

Michelle and her husband live in Welshpool with their 2 children. She has 2 cats called Brian and Bud who she obtained as strays needing homes from the surgery.

Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and visiting National Trust locations all around Wales.

 

MRCVS = Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
RVN = Registered Veterinary Nurse
SVN = Student Veterinary Nurse
ANA = Animal Nursing Assistant