Meet the highly qualified and caring reception staff at St David Veterinary Centre
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
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!
I’m Sharon, the lead nurse of St David Veterinary Centre’s 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 soft spot for old Labradors who inspired my interest in rehabilitation for which I currently hold a certificate.
I qualified in 2008 and started working for St David’s that same year.
I took a sabbatical for 9 months to increase my knowledge in emergency and critical care nursing.
I was appointed lead nurse in 2016. I would class myself as an organised, highly motivated person and I am enjoying the role and ability to help the team thrive in our workplace.
I love my job and I hope to use my title to continue the high standard of care our practice
provides for our clients.
In my spare time I enjoy running with our springer spaniel Stanley and going on little adventures with my wife and daughter.
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.
My name is Kelly and I’ve worked for St David’s since 2015. I’ve been working in the Veterinary environment since 2000. I started off as a kennel Assisstant then gained my Animal Nursing Assistant qualification in 2008. I love being part of a fantastic team who always strive to be the best they can be. Everyday is different and it definitely keeps us on our toes.
I really enjoy all aspects of Veterinary work and take a particular interest in weight management and helping owners get their pets back to normal, healthy weights.
At home I’m quite busy with our three young children and helping my husband run his sports business.
We also have two gorgeous dogs, Sky, an old Alaskan Malamute and Alfie, an old Staffordshire Bull cross. Alfie is definitely the biggest baby of the house.
Hi my name Is Jen! I started in practice 12 years ago as a kennel assistant gaining my animal nurse assistant (ANA) qualification and then proceeding to start my nurse training a couple of years later. I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2013 and started at St David Vets in 2015. I am currently studying for an Ncert in animal behaviour which has always been a big interest of mine, especially canine behaviour. I also enjoy the medical nursing side of my job and am keen on anything involving hygiene and infection control. I own 2 Staffordshire Bull Terrier’s and Spurr Thighed tortoise all of which as rescue’s.
Hi my name is Sarah-May, people know me as ‘Smay’. I started as a kennel assistant in the summer of 2016, I was then offered a student placement and qualified as an RVN in January 2019. I’m interested in all aspects of Nursing with a keen interest in dental hygiene, nutrition and anaesthesia. I love how rewarding this job can be, nursing a sick or injured animal back to good health is one of the best feelings.
In my spare time I enjoy weightlifting, I have a season ticket to watch the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team and love attending various festivals in the summertime with friends.
I joined St.David’s as a student veterinary nurse in 2018 and I am really looking forward to when I complete my course and qualify. I am thoroughly enjoying the hands on learning process that comes with working at the vets, being able to work with and look after animals all day is by far the most rewarding job I have ever done. When I am not at work, I spend my time exploring new places with my two crazy dogs!
Hi i am Natalie and i qualified from Hartpury university in Oct 2017. I have been in veterinary for 4years but recently have joined the St Davids team. My Particular interests in my profession is Surgery and wound Care that i hope to do a certificate in at a later date. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my horses and my Fury Cat child – Tilly!
Hi, I’m Ivan and I come from Spain. I’ve always been an animal lover and I finally got the opportunity to start in a veterinary practice over a year ago, after completing my course of Animal Care Assistant.
In September I will start training in college to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I am very interested in helping our pets with their nutrition and behavior.
In my free time I enjoy cycling, cooking, playing my guitar and teach new songs to my spoiled cockatiel Louie.
Hello I’m Gemma, I graduated from The Royal Veterinary College with a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing in July 2016. Throughout my degree, I developed a strong passion for wildlife and exotics nursing, which led to me undertaking a master’s degree in Wild Animal Biology at London Zoo, during which I spent 4 months working with the big 5 in South Africa. After my masters I spent a year locuming before travelling and volunteering across South East Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji
and New Zealand, working with both small animal and wildlife charities. I enjoy all aspects of nursing in practice but I have a strong affinity towards emergency critical care nursing and have experience working in out of hours veterinary services and referral hospitals. When I’m not in work I enjoy spending time with my family and our three dogs, two horses, cat, rabbit and guinea pig!
Hello I’m Lisa. After completing my BSc Equine Science degree in 2013, I began working in a small animal practice and undertook my training, graduating from the diploma as an RVN in 2017.
I’ve spent the past 6 years in practice developing a passion for medical nursing and patient care, the best part of my job is seeing our poorly patients become happier and healthier!
I joined the practice following a 6 month trip around Asia, Australia, Fiji and New Zealand, working with various animal wildlife charities.
When not in work you can find me exploring outdoors with my partner and pets or riding my horse.