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About us

Lakeside Veterinary Surgery is an independent veterinary practice, based in Swansea and opened in September 2011 by Andrew Burgess MRCVS.

We are based in the old DVLA Driver Test Centre on the Swansea Enterprise Park, with easy access from the M4 and all areas of Swansea (SA1, SA4, SA5, SA6, SA7, SA8, SA12 and SA18).

Lakeside as a practice, aims to offer personalized care with the benefit of continuity enabling you to always see the same veterinary surgeon. We have recently been awarded a Silver Standard by International Cat Care, for being a cat friendly practice. We are now one of two practices in the area to qualify.

Currently Lakeside is staffed by two full time vets (Andrew Burgess BSc Hons, BVSC (1993) MRCVS), Hannah Bentley Dr. Vet. Med (2013) MRCVS and one part-time vet Katarzyna Korwin-Piotrowska MRCVS.

In addition we have one qualified Veterinary Nurse (Nigel Fordham), an animal care assistant-receptionist (Lisa Evans) and a nursing assistant and qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist Imogen Gifford.

We offer free nurse clinics that include weight checks, nail clipping and dental checks. We also offer a Pet Health Club that is designed to help you save money on preventative healthcare that includes vaccinations, deworming and flea treatments. In addition, as a member you will get 15% discount on procedures such as neutering, dentals etc and 10% off food, and 15% off medications.

More about our Staff

Andrew qualified from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1993. After working in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia, on all species from penguins to elephants, he moved with his wife to the UK in 1998. For the last 8 and a half years he was the Clinical Director of a well known Swansea practice before opening Lakeside. Andrew has completed continuing education courses in a wide range of disciplines from oncology to orthopaedics.

Katarzyna qualified from the University of Olzyn, Poland in 2005. Kat has worked on an equine stud farm, then a number of practices in England before settling in South wales with her family and cat Meadow.

Nigel Fordham RVN, qualified in 1989. Nigel and his wife have owned a petshop for many years before recently closing it to concentrate on a petfood home delivery service. Nigel is also interested in Tibetan Spaniels and has previously bred them.

Lisa Evans ANA, has worked at a number of practices in Swansea over the last 12 years. In her spare time she runs a Dog Rescue Centre and is always willing to help rehome an unwanted pet.

Imogen Gifford qualified from the University of Nottingham as a Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2017, and now offers treatment for horses and small animals at the owners home.

Andrew, together with his staff, intend to offer you the best in veterinary care, treating your family pet as one of our own, at times convenient to the modern family.

Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 19:00
Sat: 09:00 - 13:00

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