Meet the Team








  • Bethan Davies

    Bethan Davies

    Clinical Director

    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.

  • Claire Masling

    Claire Masling-Jones

    Clinical Director

    GPCertSAS MRCVS

    Claire joined the team in 2005 and has been with us ever since, becoming clinical director in 2010. She completed a postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery in 2011, and is keen to be able to offer a range of services to our clients without the need for referral. Outside work, she is kept busy with her very active springer spaniel Stanley, and her equally energetic daughters Georgia and Hallie.

  • Branwen Davis

    Branwen Davis

    Vet

    GPCert SAM MRCVS

    Branwen is a Welsh speaking vet who joined the team in 2014. 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. At home she has three cats – Martyn Williams, Mike Catt and Sili Sparecat. She is a passionate Welsh rugby supporter as well as being a keen cyclist.
     

  • Katrina Cordell

    Katrina Cordell

    Vet

    MRCVS

    Katrina has been working in small animal practice since graduating from Bristol University in 2011, and joined the St David team in 2021. She is particularly interested in treating joint disease in cats and dogs. At home she has a Staffie called Billy, rescued at a practice where she was locumming. Outside work she is an avid gardener, and also loves to cook and bake.

     

  •  Ashleigh Glove

    Ashleigh Glover

    Vet

    MRCVS

    Ashleigh graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2018. She joined the team in April 2022. She has an interest in surgery. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and visiting new places.

  • Kim D

    Kim Dreyer

    Vet

    MRCVS

    Kim graduated from the University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She is from South Africa and moved over to the UK with her family when she was little. Kim has a keen interest in opthalmology, surgery and diagnostic imaging and has plans to gain further qualifications soon. In her spare time, Kim enjoys skiing, cycling along the Taff Trail and walks with her 2 dogs, Steffi and Treacle.

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    Paddy Kearns

    Vet

    MRCVS
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    Christina Despoudi

    Vet

    MRCVS
  • Sion

    Sion Rowlands

    Vet

    MRCVS

    Sion is a Welsh speaking vet who joined the team in 2005, having already picked up experience in practices around the UK, as well as Australia and Zimbabwe – where he made claim to the title as the only vet in Wales to have applied sun tan ointment to an elephant! Outside work he is passionate about adventure sports.

  • Clare Hunt

    Clare Hunt

    Lead Nurse

    RVN

    Clare is the Lead Nurse of St. David's Llanishen branch. She first saw practice with Menna Morgan in 2000. She fell in love with nursing from this moment. Throughout her career she has branched out in different aspects of pet welfare, earning qualifications such as pet shop management, post nursing canine/feline behaviour, schedule 3 nursing surgery and a HND in animal science. Her passion within St. David's is to create a practice of gold standard services and care for all patients, including fear free and positive visits with your beloved pets.

    Life can be very busy outside of work too, spending time with her Husband, 3 children and her crazy working cocker Dave! She has a love for weightlifting, this comes in handy in practice, you may often hear a vet ask for Clare to come and cuddle your dog.

  • Sharon Masling-Jones

    Sharon Masling-Jones

    Lead Nurse

    RVN

    Sharon wanted to be a veterinary nurse for as long as she can remember, and has a particular soft spot for old Labradors, which inspired her to gain a qualification in rehabilitation. She qualified as an RVN in 2008 and joined the team in the same year. In her spare time she enjoys running with her springer spaniel, Stanley, and going on adventures with her wife and daughters.

  • Charlotte Rowsell

    Charlotte Rowsell

    Nursing Team

    SVN

    Charlotte joined the team in 2020 and thoroughly enjoys the job, finding it very rewarding and aiming to become a veterinary nurse. She is very much into fitness, so outside work you're likely to find her in the gym. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

     

  • Jenny Edmunds

    Jenny Edmunds

    Nursing Team

    RVN

    Jen joined the team in 2015, having started in the industry as a kennel assistant in 2011, and gaining her RVN qualifications two years later. She is particularly interested in canine behaviour, medical nursing and anything involving hygiene and infection control. At home she has two Staffies and two spur-thighed tortoises, all of which are rescues.

  • Claire Osborne

    Claire Osborne

    Nursing Team

    SENIOR ANA

    Clare joined the team in 2014, having previously worked for nearly 10 years at the Bridge Veterinary Centre. She is a big fan of giant dog breeds and in addition to looking after her own pets is rushed off her feet with twin daughters.

  • Kelly Thomas

    Kelly Thomas

    Nursing Team

    SENIOR ANA

    Kelly joined the team in 2015, and has been working in the veterinary industry since 2000. She loves being part of a fantastic team who always strive to be the best they can be, and is  particularly interested in weight management. At home she’s kept busy with three children and two dogs, Sky, an old Alaskan Malamute and Alfie, an old Staffie, as well as helping her husband run his sports business.

  • Lisa Crowley

    Lisa Crowley

    Nursing Team

    RVN

    Lisa completed a degree in equine science in 2013, and qualified as an RVN in 2017. Before joining St David she worked with various animal wildlife charities in Asia, Australia, Fiji and New Zealand for six months. She loves to see poorly patients becoming happy and healthy! Outside work she enjoys riding her horse and exploring outdoors with her partner and pets.

  • Louise Newton

    Louise Newton

    Nursing Team

    SVN

    Louise joined the team in 2017, but has been coming to the practice for many more years with her cavachon, Poppy. She is currently studying primary education at university and thoroughly enjoys her time working here.

     

  • Charlotte Bowling

    Charlotte Bowling

    Nursing Team

    RVN

    Charlotte joined the practice in 2015, having qualified in 2009, and gaining experience in emergency practice, in which she has additional qualifications, as well as with exotic species. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, two dogs, Rita and Captain William, and Harold the cat.

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    Ellie Hurved

    Nursing Team

    RVN

    Ellie graduated from the university of South Wales as a veterinary nurse in June 2023, having joined us shortly before. At home she has an 8yr old Lhasapoo called Percy and a 2yr old hamster called Ivy. Most of Ellie's spare time is spent reading a variety of fantasy books, curled up in a comfy spot with her hamster.

  • Claudia

    Claudia Bennett

    Nursing Team

    RVN

    Claudia graduated as a vet nurse in July 2021 after studying at University in Carmarthen. She likes all aspects of nursing but her main passion is in anaesthetics. She love all animals and have always had them growing up.

  • Melissa H

    Melissa Hookham

    Nursing Team

    RVN

    Melissa graduated in 2020, with a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. She has a dog called 'snowy' who is her best friend, along with two budgerigars. She enjoys inpatient care, along with anaesthesia and ECC. She hopes to obtain a certificate in either of these one day. In Melissa's spare time she figure skates in Cardiff, paints, or makes crystal jewelry.  She also enjoys going on beach walks with her dog. 

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    Ria Phillips

    Nursing Team

    RVN

    Ria joined St David’s in November 2022. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2020 after completing a foundation degree at University of South Wales. Her nursing interests include medical nursing and consulting. In her spare time she enjoys walking and going to the gym. 

  • Michelle Dunphy

    Michelle Dunphy

    Nursing Team

    ANA

    Michelle joined the team in 2019, initially on reception before joining the nursing team in 2021. At home she has a Labrador cross called Toby, who loves to go on adventures. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her partner and friends, and catching up on the latest movies and TV shows.

     

  • Georgia

    Georgia Lewis

    Nursing Team

    SVN
  • Paige Grist

    Paige Grist

    Nursing Team

    ANA

    Paige joined the team in 2021 and has three dogs, a miniature dachshund, a border collie and a golden retriever – they are her little team! She loves the outdoors, big adventures and travelling around in her motorhome.

  • Leanne Brown

    Leanne Brown

    Client care team

    PRACTICE MANAGER

    Leanne became our practice manager in 2015, having joined the team in 2008. While she already has Charley the Labrador and Shadow the cat at home, there is always the risk of many more as she struggles not to take home every new puppy that visits the surgery!

  • Karen S

    Karen Starling

    Client care team

    HEAD RECEPTIONIST

    Karen joined the team in 2015 and loves every part of her job. She moved to Cardiff from London in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since. At home she has a beautiful springer spaniel, Phoebe, who she enjoys taking for long walks. She particularly loves large breed dogs – beautiful gentle giants. Karen has recently taken on the responsibility of Head Receptionist, she is enjoying the position and feels her team of receptionist go above and beyond for St David Vets 

     

  • John Williams

    John Williams

    Client care team

    RECEPTIONIST

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

     

  • Llewella Samons

    Llewella Samons

    Client care team

    RECEPTIONIST

    Llewella has a keen interest in all things animal and has been volunteering since she was six years old, including with the RSPCA in South Africa, and currently at a cat rescue centre. She loves every aspect of her role in our practice! She spends her free time adventuring with her two dogs, pottering around with her chickens, or looking after her horse.

  • Molly

    Molly Davies

    Client care team

    RECEPTIONIST

    Molly started on reception in June 2022. At home she has two French Bulldogs called Rosie and Hugo. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends and family, going out for food and going to music festivals/concerts.

  • Jane Gough

    Jane Gough

    Client care team

    RECEPTIONIST 

    Jane joined the team in 2021, having been a client here since 2006 with her beautiful springers, Roxy and Evie. She has a busy family life with her husband, four grown up sons and two new pups Lily and Maisie! In any spare time she has she loves watching rugby, festivals – both food and music! – socialising and long, muddy walks.

     

  • Jonathan Langdon

    Jonathan Langdon

    Client care team

    RECEPTIONIST

    Jonathan started working at St David in 2020. He recently rescued a cat from a rescue centre, but he has always wanted a dog and hopes to have one in the near future. In his spare time, Jon enjoys watching and playing football and going to the gym

  • Ellen

    Ellen John

    Client care team

    RECEPTIONIST

    Ellie started working for St David vet's in September 2022, In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with her Spreagle Arlo, Before her Job here at St David's she was previously working for a company doing admin and before that she worked in hospitality. Ellie also likes to cuddle all the lovely animals that get brought into us!.

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    Jess Hadley

    Client care team

    RECEPTIONIST

    Jess joined in April 2023 and is really enjoying being back in the Veterinary industry. She has two dogs, a rescue from Romania called Billie and a very affectionate Pomski called Koda. She also has a cat called Woody. In her spare time she loves to read and play video/ board games.