Meet the highly qualified and caring reception staff at St David Veterinary Centre
Clare Hunt is one of our lead nurses and is stationed in our Llanishen surgery. Clare first came to the surgery in 1999 to see work experience whilst studying on a Animal Care course. She continued with her studies achieving a HND in Animal Science before qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 2007. Clare has achieved an additional Veterinary Nursing qualification in canine behaviour.
Sharon is one of our lead nurses and is stationed in the Pentwyn surgery. Sharon joined the surgery in 2008 qualifying as veterinary nurse in July of the same year. In 2010 she undertook a 9 month sabbatical at the veterinary emergency treatment service allowing her to study and further develop her small animal emergency skills. Sharon has a keen interest in post operative care and has attained an additional qualification in rehabilitation.
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.
Fran joined the surgery full time in the summer of 2010 following qualification as a veterinary nurse. Throughout training and her progression to qualification she has developed an interest in orthopaedic and medical nursing work. Outside work she finds plenty of ways to spend her time including going to the gym, playing netball and shopping.
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.
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 recently joined the practice in July 2015. Kelly has a HND in Animal Care and has been working in the veterinary industry for 10 years, during her time working in practice Kelly qualified as an animal nursing assistant. Kelly has two dogs, an 8 year old malamute called Sky and a 9 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross called Alfie. Kelly enjoys being a mum to her 2 year old son Finley and enjoys the outdoors.
Jenny joined the practice in July 2015 as an RVN. She has 2 crazy Staffordshire Bull Terriers and 3 Guinea Pigs! Her interests include medical nursing, canine behaviour and emergency nursing. Jenny loves in her free time to go journeys with her dogs.
Nicole Townsend joined the practice in the June 2014 as a kennel assistant. Her job was only a temporary summer job, but Nicole’s love for animals and nursing has thrived. Nicole is now in the process of starting college to train as a veterinary nurse. Nicole is also a gym enthusiast like many in the practice and loves to try new food!