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 moved back to Cardiff and started work at St David Vet Centre in 2005. With the exception of some time off for travelling she has been a full time member ever since. In 2010 she became Clinical Director, taking on the responsibility of ensuring the practice provides a high level of patient care. In 2018 when Menna and Sion stepped down she took over the running of the practice.
She completed a postgraduate certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2011 and is currently studying for a further certificate in Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery. Claire is keen to be able to offer a range services to our clients within the practice without the need for referral.
When she is not working Claire is kept busy with her very active springer spaniel Stanley and her just as active daughter Georgia.
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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.
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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.
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)!
Alfie joined the team at St David Vets as a new graduate in 2018 after graduating from the University of Bristol. He is originally from Pembrokeshire so feels right at home being back in Wales! He enjoys all aspects of general Veterinary practice, and in particular surgery. Outside of work Alfie enjoys going to the gym, Running (completing his first marathon last autumn) and travelling most recently to South Africa on safari.
Giulia graduated as a Vet from Messina Vet school in 2009, She has been working in different Practices in Italy before moving to Cardiff and joining St David Vets. She loves internal medicine and cytology. During her spare time she plays sport and goes to Sicily. She is a proud Italian rugby supporter.
Roxanne joined the team at St David Vets as Lead Veterinary surgeon at the Llanishen branch in March 2019. Roxanne is originally from Swansea and after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 worked as a large animal vet in east England for 2 years before moving back to Wales. Roxanne has worked in small animal practice in Cardiff and Newport ever since and has taken the occasional career break to travel to India, Nepal, South East Asia and Australia, and to locum around the UK.
Roxanne has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery, wound reconstruction after trauma, medicine and surgery of the eyes, and enjoys all aspects of caring for pets and their people. Roxanne aslo has a keen interest in mentoring and coaching colleagues, and promoting healthy work based culture within the Veterinary profession.
Roxanne enjoys running, yoga, hiking, exploring, and spending time with her family in her spare time.
Born and raised in South Wales, Bethany was keen to return to Wales after graduating from Bristol. She loves surgery and is interested in behaviour. Bethany is currently planning her wedding, but uses any spare time to get hands-on with animals in a non-clinical setting.