Meet The Nurses
Emma joined the practice in February as our Clinical Manager, she qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007 and has continued to work towards additional qualifications including pet health counsellor, clinical coach and veterinary practice administration. Emma has a keen interest in nursing clinics and will be providing support to the team to ensure the best possible care is given to you and your pets. Outside of work Emma loves horse-riding, taking part in regular competitions, she also has two very naughty Jack Russell dogs and a cat called Tilly who also thinks she is a dog!
Laura started with the practice in 1997 as a trainee vet nurse. She qualified in June 2002 and has been the head nurse since January 2007. Her main area of responsibility is over seeing the day to day running of the nursing staff and general management duties. Outside of work,she enjoys taking her dogs Daisy,Poppy and Meg (all terriers) to the beach on the weekend. She also has 7 Russian dwarf hamsters.
Sian trained at Park Vets and qualified in 2006 . Her main areas of interest include small animal radiology and anaesthesia. Sian has recently passed her diploma in clinical veterinary nursing and has also obtained an advanced veterinary nursing diploma. Outside of work, Sian enjoys walking her dogs Bonnie and Roxy and supporting the Welsh Rugby Team.
Joined Park Vets in September 2005 as a trainee nurse and qualified in January 2009. Nicola is experienced in all aspects of veterinary nursing but particually enjoys working in the kennels providing a high quality care to all the in-patients. Outside of work Nicola enjoys circuit training and horse riding.
Hi my name is Lauren, I have been a vet nurse since summer 2016 where I graduated from Middlesex University.
I joined park once qualified to gain knowledge and experience.
Recently my partner and I rescued Carrick, who helps entertain me in my spare time. I also enjoy playing football and make the most of the Welsh weather with regular cinema visits.
Lauren has worked within Park Vets for over 2 years and qualified in 2011 with a honours degree in Veterinary Nursing Science. She has a particular interest in nurse clinics, emergency and critical care work. Over the years Lauren has had a variety of pets including dogs, cats, rats and chipmunks. Lauren also has a great interest in music and has learnt to play many instruments including the harp.
Lauren is currently studying for a certificate in emergency and critical care nursing and enjoys running regular puppy parties at the surgery.
Jane has been qualified for 15 years and started working for Park Vets in June 2012.
Since 2001, she has been training Student Nurses throughout the different surgeries and has always enjoyed teaching and encouraging people to take on this rewarding career. She has a young family at home to keep her busy when she is not working.
She has always worked in small practices, so working in a large one like Park is very enjoyable and fulfilling.
Michelle has been nursing since 1999, studying at Lackham Agricultural College in Wiltshire. In 2003 she moved to Pontypridd and started work at PVG on maternity cover - and never left! Outside of work she enjoys working on the allotment, cooking and preserving the food she grows.
Worked with Mr Capron for 1 year when in 1999 he decided to retire, Park vets bought the practice and I came with it! I have been here for 13 years.
I joined Park Vets in March 2011 as a trainee nurse and I am now a qualified nurse.
It was the best decision I have ever made. The job is very varied and extremely rewarding and I love it.
Outside of work I enjoy exercising, seeing friends and playing my guitar.
I have been Qualified Veterinary Nurse for 5 years. I live in Cardiff Bay and have two rescue guinea pigs called Hagrid and Reuben. I have recently rescued a 3 legged crossbreed which I have named Nellie. I am hoping to start agility training with her in the near future.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, camping, music events and dog walking.
My work interests include hospitalisation - I really enjoy the general nursing of the patient so kennel shift is my favourite. I am currently studying to gain a certificate in Emergency and Critical Care. I have only worked for Park Vets for a few weeks but I am really enjoying it here so far.
I started working for Park Vets Pontypridd in April 2016 after finishing my Level 3 Animal Management course in Usk college. I'm really enjoying my time here at Park seeing the different animals who come through the door. I am currently a nurse assistant and also do some reception work. Since I was young I've always wanted to become a veterinary nurse so in the future I'm hoping to do just that.
In my spare time I enjoy dog walking and horse riding. My pets include a 14 year old staffy called Millie, 6 month old terrier cross Beau, a 18 year old cat called Jessie, 20 year old tortoise Billie and a leopard gecko called Luna.
Kathryn joined Park Vets in April and she absolutely loves how hands on her job is and loves helping our patients and being part of the team. Kathryn is a busy mum of three so her time out of work is spent with her children enjoying being a mum to her two sons and daughter and of course not forgetting her beloved cat Thomas.
I started working at Park Vets in August 2017 as a veterinary assistant. I plan to train to be a veterinary nurse here at Park Vets. I have a naughty persian cat called Monty and a Dachshund called Coco who I enjoy walking at the beach in my spare time.
I have been working at Park Vets for just over a year now and have just started my training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I hope to qualify in 2 years so that I am able to join the rest of the hard working Veterinary Nurses here. I enjoy caring for all of the animals that come through the door.
I live in Abergavenny and travel to Cardiff every day as I enjoy working here so much! I have two big, fluffy rescue dogs at home who I love to cuddle up to. On the weekends we like to take a trip out in our campervan and explore the beautiful Welsh countryside.
I qualified in 2016 with a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing with Applied Animal Behaviour from Anglia Ruskin University and registered with the RCVS. After living in Cambridge for 4 years I moved to Cardiff in September. I have two cats called Willow and Leia.
Outside of work I enjoy socialising with my friends, going to the cinema and doing crosswords and other such puzzles. I'm really enjoying Wales so far, everyone is really friendly and I love my job.