April Jones

April began her veterinary career at the University of London where she studied to obtain her degree.

April set up her first veterinary clinic in 1984 and was awarded 'London Vet of the Year' in 1996- an award initiated by a client nomination and then adjudicated by the most professionally respected bodies of the veterinary profession in the UK. In addition to her clinic,

April has worked in several diverse veterinary positions- these include:

  • Thames Television (UK) as a veterinary advisor and television presenter
  • Vet for the London Metropolitan Police, mounted division, (attending vet at the Knightsbridge Bombing by the I.R.A.). Routine vet for Whitbread Brewery Show Dray Horse.
  • Expert witness giving veterinary advice in court proceedings and as a veterinary advisor to various agencies, including A.G. Fox (Litigation & Consultancy Services) Ltd, Dr Roger Mugford, animal behaviourist, and R.S.P.C.A.
  • Appointed by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, to give evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the amendment of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Member of a British government panel on housing and dogs, chaired by Sir Roger Gale M.P.
  • After emigrating in 2003 April gave direct advice to Chris Carter concerning the workings of a similar dog control act here in New Zealand.


April has two sons, Luke and Eliot, and a daughter Shannon and several grandchildren.

The Ardmore Vet

Welcome to The Ardmore Vet! Your family, your pet, and the best care we can provide. The Ardmore Vet is surrounded by the beautiful hills of Brookby and Clevedon, and the practice enjoys stunning scenery. All this is still only a few minutes from the local centers of Papakura, Takanini, Clevedon and Manurewa/Manukau.