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Nurses

Meet the highly qualified and caring reception staff at St David Veterinary Centre

Veterinary Nurses

Clare Hunt

Hi my name is Clare, you may often hear others in St. David call me Fairy!
I am very proud to be the Lead RVN (registered veterinary nurse) of the Llanishen
branch.
I met Menna 19 years ago when I was very lucky that my request for work experience
within the practice was accepted. From that point I fell in love with St. David’s, trained
and qualified as a vet nurse and have never looked back.
I have a particular interest in canine behaviour and gained a post nursing certificate in
this field in 2011.
When I am not in work I love spending time with my two sons, especially when rugby is
involved and my gorgeous old collie Tad.
I also have a passion for weight training, this can come in handy when large dogs need
extra support in the surgery!

Sharon Masling-Jones

I’m Sharon, the lead nurse of our Pentwyn branch. I wanted to be a vet nurse for as long
as I can remember due to my love for animals.
I have a particular soft spot for old labradors who inspired my interest in rehabilitation.
I qualified in 2008 and started working for St Davids that same year.
I love my job and I hope to use my title to continue the high standard of care our practice
provides for our clients.

Sian Thomas

Sian joined the surgery in 2010 qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 1997. Over her career Sian has gained a wealth of experience in emergency and critical care which despite the long hours she found time to raise 2 children and always provided a home for rescued pets. Sian has gained an additional qualification in cat behaviour.

Franchesca Whiley

I’m Fran an RVN who works in both our Pentwyn and Llanishen branches. I wanted to
work with animals from a young age and as cliche as it sounds I could not see myself
working in any other profession. When I was in college I did contemplate becoming a
dog handler in the police force after doing a weeks work experience with the South Wales
police. I officially joined St David’s in June 2010 after graduating from Bristol University
with a degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management. I was a familiar face at St
David’s prior to qualifying as I had vacation placements here whilst I was a student
Veterinary Nurse.
I have a keen interest in small animal nutrition, I obtained a nursing certificate in small
animal nutrition in 2016. I run successful weight clinics here at St David’s for cats and
dogs that are carrying some extra pounds. I also enjoy orthopaedic nursing and
emergency and critical care nursing. I am extremely proud to call myself an RVN, a
profession that I feel is massively underrated.
Outside of work I enjoy playing netball, training at my CrossFit gym and planning my
next adventure! I have 2 cats Socks who is 14 and Jasper who is 8, Jasper was a stray
kitten that I rehomed from St David’s 8 years ago.

Charlotte Bowling

Charlotte joined the practice in April 2015. She qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 2009.
Charlotte has previous experience in Emergency practice and has attained an additional qualification in Emergency and Critical Care. She also has an interest in exotics, having worked with them in the past and has dealt with many different species during her career.

Charlotte is currently developing her skills in laboratory work also.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Rita and Captain William, and her cat Harold.

Claire Osbourne

Clare joined the surgery in 2014 having worked, previously, for nearly 10 years at the Bridge Veterinary Centre. Clare is a big fan of the giant dog breeds and in addition to looking after her own pets is rushed off her feet with twin daughters.

Kelly Thomas

I’m Kelly and I qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant in 2008. It’s because of my love
for all things furry that I pursued this career path. I’ve worked at St David’s for the past
3yrs and thoroughly enjoy being part of a very skilled and happy team. The best part of
the job is being able to pick up knowledge from fellow nurses and use that to help our
clients.
I work two days a week at the Pentwyn branch and the rest of my week revolves around
my two children and my gorgeous dogs, Sky, a 10yr old Alaskan Malamute and Alfie, a
10yr old cross breed.

Jenny Edmunds

I’m Jen and I am a registered veterinary nurse. I’ve been working in practice for 11 years
starting as a kennel assistant and working my way up. I completed my nursing assistants
training and then qualified as an RVN 5 years ago. Interests include canine behaviour and
rehabilitation. This job can be hard at times but the rewarding parts far outweigh those
difficult days. I own 2 Staffordshire Bull Terriers and a tortoise

Jade Andrews

Hi my name is Jade and I’m a Registered veterinary nurse. I have been qualified since
2010. I thoroughly enjoy my job as I like all creatures great and small and find it an
extremely rewarding career.
I have a keen interest in emergency work and worked for the emergency service for six
and a half years and hold an emergency and critical care certificate.
I live with my (not so) tall, dark, handsome man named Hugo. Hugo is a mischievous
black and silver miniature schnauzer puppy that definitely enjoys keeping me on my toes

Sarah-May Jones

Hello! My name is Sarah-May and I’m currently a student veterinary nurse. I have been at
St David’s for the past 2 years after making the decision to leave my job in a bank to
pursue my dream of becoming a veterinary nurse and I will be fully qualified by the end
of this year. I have always wanted to work with animals, my love for them has led me
here and I couldn’t be happier! It’s a very rewarding job and I strive to provide the highest
level of care with each and every patient. I currently have an interest in all aspects of
nursing as I continue to learn new skills and further my knowledge of the nursing role,
but I am especially skilled at giving post operative cuddles to inpatients!
I’m looking forward to completing my studies and finding my niche ?