meet the team
At Animal Doctors we have a dedicated team of Veterinary staff who have over 6 decades of combined experience. Our team are here to help treat your pet and keep both pet and owner at ease.
DR JAN KAUFHOLD
Jan graduated as a vet from Ludwig Maximillians University Munich in 1996. The University of Bern awarded him his doctorate for his research into insulin resistance in 1999. The next few years he worked in mixed practices in Wales and New Zealand. He moved to Swansea with his wife Andrea in 2005. In 2011 he opened up Animal Doctors, a small animal veterinary practice in the heart of the community of Clydach.
He has a GP Certificate in Small Animal Practice and enjoys all aspects of first opinion Veterinary Practice with an interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, as well as cardiology.
Outside of work, he likes exploring the Welsh countryside with his children Julian and Joscelyn, either by foot or bike, so give them a wave when you see them out and about.
DR ANDREA RAUPRICH-KAUFHOLD
Fulfilling her childhood dream, Andrea graduated in 1996 from LMU Munich. In 1999 she was awarded her doctorate by the university of Bern for her research into neonate development. The next few years were taken up by working in practices in Wales and New Zealand.
She has a GP Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.
Now settled in the Swansea Valley with her husband Jan and her 2 children Julian and Joscelyn, she supports the local community in her role as Rotarian.
You will also see her fundraising for the ‘Little Angels’, an orphanage in Ruhija, Uganda that she has been supporting since 2015.
Adil joined our veterinary team in February this year. He qualified in 2016 as a veterinary surgeon.
VETERINARY deputy head NURSE
Emily joined our team in July 2017 and later began her studies, she is now a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse. Emily loves to spend time with her family, and two black cats Monty and Smithers.
Anna joined us in November 2017. She previously worked in the Pembroke area where she was Senior Veterinary Nurse and later progressed to Veterinary Practice Manager. Anna has one daughter and is a keen horse rider.
Gabby joined us in May this year and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2019. She enjoys spending her time with her dog Salad and her cat Lenny. When she isn’t with her furry friends, Gabby enjoys staying fit at the gym.
Student veterinary Nurse
Naomi joined the team in April 2022 and is living her dream with animals and aspires to become a Veterinary Nurse. In her spare time she loves spending time with her pet tortoise Micheal Angelo and dog Patch.
student veterinary nurse
Celyn has always wanted to work with animal and loves to care for her 5 pets; a leopard gecko called Onyx, two australian kelpies called Max and Lunar, and a mountain pony called Scwbi. She loves going to the gym, and spending time with her family.
Emma joined the team in December 2014. She has a degree in Hospitality Management and comes from a background within the hospitality industry where she worked as a receptionist. When she does have spare time, Emma enjoys keeping fit and spending time with family and friends.
deputy head RECEPTIONIST
Amber joined the receptionist team in February 2022. She has a Degree in Surface Pattern Design, in her spare time Amber enjoys designing and creating artwork, and spending time caring for her dachshund Buster and her cat Barney.
Kirstee joined the team the January of this year. She has two dogs, a Rottweiler Loki and a bulldog Emma.
Rosie joined our receptionist team in March this year. She has a degree in tourism management, in her spare time she loves travelling to new countries to experience different cultures.
Max joined our reception team in the summer of 2022. She is currently on Maternity leave enjoying every minute with her beautiful baby girl. In her spare time she enjoys taking her Rottweiler Bow out on family walks.