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Reception Staff

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

Veterinary Administration

Leanne Brown

Practice Manager

Leanne became the surgery’s practice manager in 2015 having joined the surgery in 2008. Leanne splits her time between both surgeries. Whilst already having two dogs there is always the risk of many more as she struggles not to take home every new puppy that visits the surgery.

Rhian Blackwell

Rhian, a receptionist, has worked in the surgery since 2006. She completed a HNC in Animal Studies in 2009. Rhian has an avid interest in marine life, taking the opportunity, whenever she can, to explore her interest when travelling.

Pam Haslam

Pam joined the surgery in 2011 as a receptionist. When she’s not at work she’s at home with her two sons, father and 3 dogs. She loves cooking and baking and will often be found picking vegetables and herbs from her garden ready to experiment. Whilst she has an affection for all the visiting pets she, like many, has a real weakness for puppies.

Rita Gibbs

Rita joined the surgery in 2013 as a part time receptionist. Having spent her working life in an office she loves her time on reception and wonders how she’d worked in an office for so long. Rita has a deep affection and soft side for the pets that visit the surgery and is often seen talking to the animals as if they were her own. She has a pet cat called Kizzie and is considering a French Bulldog one day.

Karen Starling

Karen Starling

“I joined the surgery in July 2015 as a part time receptionist and am now full time. I love every part of my job.
I moved to Cardiff from London in 2003 and haven’t looked back.
I have 2 great boys and my beautiful springer phoebe, we enjoy going on long walks.
As much as I love all the puppies, I have found I have a soft spot for large breed dogs, they are beautiful gentle giants.”

Louise Newton

Louise joined the surgery in June 2017, but has been coming to the practice for years with her cavaschon, Poppy. Louise is currently studying primary education in University and thoroughly enjoys her time working at st david vets

John Williams

John Williams

John has been with St David Vets since April 2019 and has a keen interest in football spending most of his weekends in the cold and rain watching Cardiff City FC. He’s a big dog lover having grown up with labradors.

Michelle Dunphy

Michelle Dunphy

Michelle has been a member of St David Vets since April 2019. She spends her spare time with friends and family or going on long walks with her labradoodle, Toby.