Meet our team

A-Vet is a renowned provider of veterinary services in Norway. With a team of highly skilled and experienced veterinarians, we offer a wide range of services for pets, including consultations, diagnostics, surgery and preventive treatment. 

At A-Vet, we understand the importance of providing personalised treatment for each animal and their individual needs. Therefore, we are also committed to using the latest technology and techniques in veterinary medicine and offer the highest possible standard of care to our patients. 

Whether your pet needs a routine check-up or advanced medical care, A-Vet is dedicated to providing compassionate and top-notch care to help your animal live a happy and healthy life. Read on to meet our skilled staff. 

Elisabeth Bjørnestad, island light

Elisabeth Bjørnestad

Veterinarian and owner of the clinic
Elisabeth is a veterinarian and a qualified ophthalmologist, and she has expertise in eye surgery, having attended the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies in Toulouse, France, in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Elisabeth is also authorized to issue knee and heart certificates (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) for the Norwegian Kennel Club. She has postgraduate training in internal medicine, general surgery, oral surgery and ultrasound at the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies. Elisabeth is particularly interested in emergency medicine and has attended many international courses in emergency medicine over the last 10 years. Elisabeth grew up in Oslo. Graduated from the Norwegian Veterinary College (NMBU) in 1985. She has a shepherd dog Atella.
Veterinarian Sidsel Bakås holding a large dog with light-colored fur

Sidsel Bakås

Sidsel is from Ålen in the south of Trøndelag, and in February 2020 she completed her veterinary studies in Budapest. She started her practice at A-Vet just after the lock-down in March 2020. She worked at a clinic in Trondheim in the summer of 2019 and at a clinic in Røros in the winter of 2019. Her areas of interest are especially odontology and reproduction. She spends much of her free time on the aussien Linka. And even though she enjoys the mountains at home in Trøndelag, she is constantly discovering new hiking areas in Vestfold and Telemark.
Magdalena Wozniak

Magdalena Wozniak

Magdalena graduated from Wroclaw Univeristy of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2014. There she worked in a large clinic in Wroclaw, Poland, then she moved to Norway and worked in a clinic in Trondheim. From spring 2022 she has been working with us. Magdalena is particularly interested in internal medicine, ultrasound and heart diseases. She has attended many courses in ultrasound and has started a special postgraduate course in cardiology at the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS).
Benedicte Helljesen

Benedicte Helljessen

Benedicte graduated from Wroclaw Univeristy of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2016. She has worked several years in combined practice with both large and small animals in Northern Norway and Gudbrandsdalen. She has now settled in Larvik and started with us in the autumn of 2022. Benedicte enjoys a varied everyday life, but her main interests are the eye and surgery. She is a trainee ophthalmologist and will work a lot with Elisabeth. Benedicte has a Border Collie called Bonnie.
Frida Løvseth

Frida Løvseth

Animal carer
Frida is an animal nurse and graduated from NMBU Veterinary School in 2021. In a short time, she has gained a lot of expertise in anesthesia and wants to further her education in this field. According to Frida herself, she has the world's coolest cat, his name is Elmer.
A veterinarian holds up a Pomeranian dog

Rakel Omlid Wold

Rakel is a trained nurse and is very fond of animals. She has the dog Knerten which is a Pomeranian and 3 horses. Rakel lives in Larvik. She always has great care for pets and owners. She prefers anaesthesia, but can also be seen in outpatient clinic.
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Nicolay B. Holm

Clinical secretary
Nicolay works at the reception here with us. He is an administrator and keeps himself well updated on dog and cat food. In his spare time he loves the outdoors and is an active hunter.
Anna Ehrnborg

Anna Ehrnborg

Anna is a clinical assistant and started with us in the autumn of 2022. She has a degree in agronomy from high school and is very fond of animals. She has many years of experience with dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and aquarium fish. It is the French bulldog Saga that occupies most of her free time now.
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Preben B. Holm

Veterinary Student
Preben has been working with us since 2015. He started as an assistant and IT manager, but quickly became interested in veterinary work and started studying in Budapest, Hungary in 2019. Now he works with us in his spare time.
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Renate Bentsen

Clinical secretary
Renate is our clinic secretary and you can find her at the reception. She studies HR and management and is also our HR responsible and takes good care of both animals, pet owners and employees. She has the cat Nicoline who she is very fond of. Otherwise, she loves hiking and cross-country skiing!