Opening Times

Mon-Fri 8:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm

Out of hours

Cvets emergency number 01872 560952

Meet the Team

Our friendly efficient team are here to look both after you and your pet.

All our staff are fully trained and qualified …

Sarah Wyatt

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Director

Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to be a Veterinary Nurse. In 1999 I landed my dream job to train as a Veterinary Nurse in a large mixed practice in Hampshire. Before moving to Cornwall in 2004 I worked in Brighton for 2 years which is where I developed my strong interest in staff development and management.

This then lead to me purchasing my first surgery in 2004 and then Redruth Veterinary Surgery in 2012. I had a beautiful daughter Melissa in 2008 and a son Myles in 2010 and later added to the family our loveable Labrador Shelby!

 

Dr Karyn Kanowski

BVSc MRCVS

Head Veterinary Surgeon

I joined the Redruth team in October 2020 as Chief Veterinary Surgeon. I hail from Australia and I travelled to the UK in 2012 for what was supposed to be a working holiday. 9 years, 5 cats, 3 dogs, and one husband later, my UK residence seems to be pretty permanent!

I have been a Veterinary Surgeon for over ten years, and I have a particular interest in animal behaviour, surgery and emergency care. I love getting to know both my patients and their people and I have found that when we work together, we can usually find a solution to any problem.

When I’m not at the practice, I enjoy a good dog walk painting, gardening and I’ve just finished writing my first novel!
I absolutely adore working here and am looking forward to a long future with Redruth Veterinary Surgery.

DR Natasha de Freitas

MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from Lisbon Veterinary University in 2012, I moved back to the UK in 2013 and fell in love with Cornwall.

I first joined the Redruth team in June 2017 as a locum and kept coming back until I finally became a permanent member of staff early 2018! I enjoy every aspect of small animal practice but have a special interest in internal medicine and hope to enrol on a post graduate certificate in the future. I also enjoy wildlife conservation and am a marine mammal medic in my spare time. I have a little Jack Russell called Olive who loves coming to work and getting lots of cuddles.

Sam

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Head Nurse

I have always wanted to work with animals since a young age, I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2013 and have worked in a mixed practice prior to coming to RVS in 2017, where I helped to look after animals large and small.

I became Head Nurse here in September 2020 and I enjoy all aspects of nursing, I have a keen interest in surgical nursing and running clinics for pets who need to lose a few extra pounds. I am also a clinical supervisor, so I help to train future Veterinary Nurses to help achieve their dream career.

In my spare time I enjoy going out for adventures in my campervan, kayaking and long coastal walks with my Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bailey, an affectionate but cheeky chap at times. I also have a cat named Tammy who we fell in love with when she came to the practice as a rescue.

Karen

Veterinary Receptionist

I joined the team in February 2019. After studying Business and Office Administration, I wanted an administrative role but retain a position where I have daily interaction with the public, the role for Veterinary Receptionist was the ideal fit as I am a huge animal lover too.

I have three “children” who are all adults, I am married to Julian. Our life resolves around our black F1 labradoodle Jem and any spare time we have as a family is spent walking her in our beautiful country.

 

Stacey

Veterinary Receptionist

I joined in February 2021, I have always loved animals from a very young age and have grown up owning dogs, cats and horses.

I started training as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016 and was in training for 6 years, although I decided to leave practice around the time of my practical exams and never qualified. Once I left practice, I regretted it and wanted to come back, and here I am!

I have worked in several practices including both small and large mixed practices. I have always enjoyed doing the reception side of practice and was over the moon to be back in a career where I love coming to work in the morning.

Lauren

Student Veterinary Nurse

Holly

Student Veterinary Nurse

I joined RVS at the end of 2020 when I began studying for my Veterinary Nursing degree. I have always been happiest around animals which is why I have got into nursing.

I am originally from Cheshire but moved to Cornwall to do the course after falling in love with it whilst down here on holiday with friends. I have grown up with several different pets, including dogs, cats, horses, and ferrets. Back home I have a cat called cat and an Airedale called Elwood.  Outside of work I love horse riding, swimming, and exploring beautiful Cornwall with friends.

Redruth Veterinary Surgery · Unit G Bartles Ind. Estate · North Street · Redruth · Cornwall · TR15 1HR
info@duchy-rvs.co.uk 01209 218801