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 KAUFOLD
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-KAUFOLD
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.
Charlotte joined Animal Doctors in August 2020, previously working for 11 years at a practice in her home county of Pembrokeshire. Her journey in the veterinary profession began as a part time receptionist, Head Receptionist and then progressed to Practice Manager. Charlotte has one teenage daughter, a standard wire haired dachshund called Tulip, and two ponies called Junior and Missy. In her spare time, she takes her daughter all over the country to compete on her ponies and enjoys socialising with friends.
Carys graduated from Liverpool in 2019. She grew up locally in Trebanos and is a fluent Welsh speaker. Within a week of starting at Animal Doctors, Carys had adopted Simba a stray kitten with a broken leg. In her spare time she is a girlguiding leader and enjoys rock climbing and rugby.
veterinary head nurse
Stacey Joined Animal Doctors as a student in October 2011,and qualified as an RVN in May 2014. She is particularly interested in wound management and surgery. She has one dog, a cheeky Cairn Terrier named Tommy. Outside of work she plays rugby for Morriston Ladies and has recently started Olympic Weightlifting.
vETERINARY deputy HEAD NURSE
Rhian has worked in the Veterinary industry since 2003; she previously worked in practices in Newbury, Swindon and at Campbell’s in Swansea for 11 years as Head Nurse. Interests in work include feline nursing dental care and nurse training. Outside of work, she enjoys time spent with her cats, socialising with friends and gardening.
Natasha is a Veterinary Nurse, who is following her passion of working with animals after completing a Psychology degree. She joined Animal Doctors in May 2017 and is enjoying working as part of such a rewarding team. She qualified as a RVN in 2021. When she has spare time, she enjoys going to see theatre shows, and looking after her two cats and chihuahua Lucky.
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.
STUDENT VETERINARY NURSE
Emily is our Student Veterinary Nurse who joined our team in July 2017. She is currently studying to become a Veterinary Nurse. Emily loves to spend time with her family, boyfriend and two black cats Monty and Smithers.
Naomi joined the team in April and is living her dream with animals and aspires to train to become a Veterinary Nurse. In her spare time she loves spending time with her pet tortoise Micheal Angelo and dog Patch.
Celyn has always wanted to work with animal and loves to care for her 5 pets; a leopard gecko called Onyx, a ginger tom called Fudge, 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.
Will joins the team through out the holidays in the meantime of studying Medicine in Exeter. He also enjoys spending time with his 6 dogs in his free time.
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.
Amber joined the receptionist team in February this year. She has a Degree in Surface Pattern Design, in her spare time Amber enjoys designing and creating artwork, and spending time caring for her rabbit Bonnie, dachshund Buster and her kitten Barney.
Jess joined the team this summer. She enjoys looking after her 9 horses and has a big interest in cars. If Jess is not in work she is either fixing cars or riding her motorbike.
Max joined the team this summer. In Maxine’s spare time she enjoying going and coaching in her local gym. When she’s not working out, she is spending time with her husband and giving her rottweiler Bow all the cuddles and walks he deserves.