Meet the highly qualified and caring team of vets at St-David Veterinary Centre
Menna opened the surgery on her own in 1997 and admits to still having the same pleasure when dealing and caring for animals as she did when she first graduated. Menna boasts real sporting pedigree with international honours in basketball; playing and coaching, along with years of playing cricket for St Fagans. Menna’s obsession with sport now finds her, time permitting, running or walking high and low, almost always with her canine companions. If you can hear test match cricket in the background during your visit, it will be from Menna’s radio!
Claire graduated from Edinburgh vet school in 2003 spending the following 2 years working in Ayrshire. She joined the surgery in 2005 and aside from 9months of travelling has been a full time member ever since. She became the surgery’s clinical director in April of 2010. Claire has gained her ESVPS certificate – a postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery. Claire is an avid rugby fan and player.
GP CERT DI MRCVS
Beth has been at the practice since 2009. She has been involved with the surgery long before joining as a veterinary employee; first seeing work experience and then an animal care assistant. Beth has travelled extensively, collecting wonderful memories from South East Asia and Australia, including a visit to one Mr R Crowe’s farm. Beth has a keen interest in further imaging and in 2015 passed her GP post graduate certificate in diagnostic imaging.
GPCert SAM MRCVS
Branwen, a welsh speaking vet, joined the surgery in 2014 moving from a busy small animal practice in Newport. She gained her ESPVS General Practice Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2005 and has a keen interest in cardiology, internal medicine and all things feline. Branwen in addition to a busy home life with husband Jonathan and two daughters cares for her two cats – Martyn Williams and Mike Catt. She is a passionate Welsh Rugby Supporter.
GPCert Opthal MRCVS
Caroline graduated as a vet from the RVC in London in 2006. Caroline achieved her ESVPS postgraduate certificate in Opthalmology in 2014 and in addition to her interests in cardiology and internal medicine also performs Acupuncture at the practice. She has 3 cats and a cocker spaniel; Ruby. Caroline is an experienced traveller having explored most of Europe, East Africa and Australasia.
Fenella graduated for Edinburgh in 2011. Since then she has worked in various small animal clinics around the UK before deciding to settle in Cardiff in 2013. Fenella has a handsome but naughty lap cat named Oscar.
Sion, a welsh speaking vet, joined the surgery in 2005. Since 1997 he has worked in a number of practices in the UK and even remote parts of Australia. Outside his interests in small animal medicine and adventure sports he claims to be the only vet in Wales to have applied sun tan ointment to an elephant (whilst on work experience in a Zimbabwe animal hospital)!
Having spent years working at St-David’s, in many guises, Becki joined us as a vet in 2016. With a real interest in all things related to animal care Becki finds it difficult to switch off after a long day at the surgery. Becki has an active life outside of work, with her interests including cooking and swimming. She almost made it onto a series of ‘The British Bake Off’, in 2016, but struggled to juggle her time. The staff are always happy to try any new recipies Becki experiments with!