About us

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.

 
DIRECTOR
veterinary surgeon

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.

DIRECTOR
veterinary surgeon

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.

veterinary surgeon

Dr Brita Webb

Brita joined our team in 2023 as a Veterinary surgeon. Brita loves to spend time with her animals and is currently raising three piglets.

veterinary surgeon

Dr Beatrice Tibu

Beatrice  joined our team in 2023 as a Veterinary surgeon. 

Head registered VETERINARY NURSE

ANNA TANKARD

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.

deputy head registered veterinary NURSE

EMILY MARSH

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. 

registered VETERINARY NURSE

Gabby George

Gabby joined us in May 2023 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 RANDELL

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 Arnold

Celyn has always wanted to work with animal and loves to care for her 4 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 friends and family.

support staff

Amber Dodd

Amber joined the team in February 2022 and recently moved from reception to support staff. In her spare time Amber enjoys designing and creating artwork, and spending time caring for her dachshund Buster and her cat Barney.

HEAD RECEPTIONIST

Emma Llewelyn

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.

RECEPTIONIST

Rosie Hopkins

Rosie joined our receptionist team in March 2023. She has a degree in tourism management, in her spare time she loves travelling to new countries to experience different cultures. 

RECEPTIONIST

Laura Davies

Laura joined our team in November last year. She has a cat called Gizzi and a dog called Rosie.

RECEPTIONIST

Jordan Blythe

Jordan joined our receptionist team January this year. She is qualified level 3 in hair but wanted a change in career as animals are her passion.

RECEPTIONIST

Teagan Milton

Teagan joined our reception team in April this year. She is a big animal lover and has 2 dogs Finn noodle and Diesel. Teagan has acheived a level 2 diploma in Business Administration.