Buster Lloyd-Jones

William Llewelyn "Buster" Lloyd-Jones (born 1914 in Feltham, Hounslow; died 1980) was a famous British veterinary practitioner, who, during his career, was the most sought after vet in Britain.

In his early years, he developed a passion for animals. Buster contracted Polio as a young child, which affected him later in his life.

As Buster grew up he was determined to become a vet. Though it meant a complete break with his father, he enrolled for training with a well-known animal society as a trainee in animal husbandry. Shortly afterwards he was appointed as lethalist to the animal dispensary at Wimbledon.

Buster cared for sick, injured and abandoned animals during the Second World War. Buster was a very kind man with a passion for animals, and during the war, kept a menagerie of abandoned animals. Cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, bush babies, parrots, monkeys and even snakes, were just a few of his wartime residents at his house, Clymping Dene.

Buster was passionate about natural health for all the animals he kept. He founded Denes in 1951, which produces herbal veterinary products for animals.

Buster wrote an autobiography entitled The Animals Came in One by One and a sequel Come into my World. He has also written two instructional books: Love on a Lead and Natural Health For Your Pets.

Buster was forced into an early retirement after he was diagnosed as terminally ill. He said his main regret about his loss of health was that it made it impractical to keep many animals during his final years.