Carmarthen Veterinary Centre is an award winning, purpose built, state of the art practice providing care for all animals, large and small. The centre houses companion animal, farm, exotic inc camelid and equine facilities, with dedicated vets in each field. We are an RCVS accredited practice standards scheme hospital facility with 24-hour onsite and out of hours care provided by our own vets and nurses, ensuring continuity of care with a team you can trust.
Alison started her career as a receptionist and kennel assistant in Fairlane in 2002. Qualifying from Harper Adams University College in 2008 with a degree in veterinary nursing and practice management. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing with a particular interest in anaesthesia, surgery and critical care. Alison is keenly involved with nurse clinics and is also a clinical coach training student nurses. She is always keen to improve her knowledge and has recently completed a qualification in critical care. Her children keep her busy outside of work, and other passions include walks with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Zeta, cuddles with her cat Tessie, clay pigeon shooting and socialising with friends and family.
Vicky Edwards RVN
Vicky started at Fairlane Vet Centre in 2006 after completing the ANC animal care course at Pibwrlwyd College. She then went on to complete an animal nursing assistant course in 2009, before studying to become a veterinary nurse and qualifying in 2011. Vicky particularly enjoys being involved in equine and small animal cases as she loves the variety they provide. Her spare time is spent riding/competing her horse and walking her dog Travis, a Bull Mastiff. She is currently attending obedience classes with him where he embarrasses her by falling asleep!
Cathryn Elward RVN
Cathryn Elward (or 'Little Cath' as she’s known at work) qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and being part of our small animal team. Cath’s hobbies include horse riding, performing in a local drama group and walking her dogs.
Esther James RVN
Esther completed her veterinary nursing degree at Harper Adams University in 2014, and came to work at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre immediately afterwards having completed her placements here during her course. Being a farmer’s daughter, Esther has a keen interest in equine and farm animals, as well as small animal nursing.
Rebecca Jones RVN
Rebecca qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2012 and joined the team at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre in March 2017. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary nursing and is particularly interested in anaesthesia, general nursing and nurse clinics. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys walking her dogs, catching up with friends and visiting family.
Chris Thomas RVN
Student Veterinary Nurse
Chris joined Carmarthen Veterinary Centre in May 2013 as a trainee nurse. He enjoys getting up in the morning knowing that he will have the opportunity to help a wide range of animals and that Carmarthen has the facilities to provide outstanding levels of care for the patients. Chris has a strong passion for natural history and photography, as well as music and playing his guitar.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Katie joined the practice in 2016 as a veterinary nursing assistant, and has recently started her veterinary nurse training in Coleg Sir Gâr one day a week. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and that no two days are the same. When not at work or studying she enjoys cooking, caving, climbing, horse riding and spending time with her Labrador called Walter and cat called Colin.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Charlotte joined the team at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre in February 2017 with aspirations of becoming a veterinary nurse, and she will start her training towards becoming one in 2018. Charlotte thoroughly enjoys both small and large animal practice here at Carmarthen. In her own time she prefers being outdoors, whether it be horse riding, quad biking or seeing her friends. She also enjoys spending time with all the animals on her farm, especially her two dogs Lola and Skye, of whom one is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the other a Border Collie.