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.
Helen qualified from Royal Vet College, London in 2008 and, after a year in large animal practice in Aberdeen, came to join us in July 2009. Initially employed as a mixed vet, Helen is now a farm and equine vet and enjoys all that this entails. Dairy fertility, beef, equine wounds, foal management and alpacas would be included in her particular interests. Helen completed her certificate in cattle practice in 2014, and has been granted advanced practitioner status by the RCVS. She has also recently completed her sheep certificate. Outside of work, Helen keeps just as busy between walking her dog Flynn, singing in a local choir and helping her boyfriend manage their herd of Holstein cattle. She also enjoys baking and cross-stitching.
Kate Mayne BVM&S DBR MRCVS
Senior Farm Vet
Kate graduated from the Royal Dick Vet College, Edinburgh in 2003 and came to work for Phillip Williams at Fairlane shortly afterwards. Having planned to stay for a few years, the prospect of the merger and new practice building was too interesting an opportunity to pass up. Many years later she’s still enjoying life in South Wales. Kate is a senior farm vet performing farm and equine work. Her particular interests lie in mastitis, fertility and infectious disease, particularly Johnes. She completed her diploma in Bovine Reproduction (DBR) in 2014 and is also an RCVS advanced practitioner in bovine reproduction. When not at work, Kate can usually be found helping her partner run their dairy farm or walking on the coast path with her dog Gwen.
Sarah Curtis BVM&S GPCertEqP MRCVS
Sarah qualified from Edinburgh University in 1988. After two years working in Gloucestershire and a bit of time travelling and working as a locum, Sarah pitched up at Merlin Vet Group in February 1992. She works as a mixed vet and, when she's not working with small animals at one of CVS’ other practices in Swansea, Sarah maintains an interest in equine work. She thinks the best thing about her job is the variety and seeing new things… even after 20 years in practice! Her son keeps her busy outside of work but she still finds time to enjoy food and drink with friends.
Maggie Dreistadt BVM&S MRCVS
Maggie qualified from the Royal Dick Vet College, Edinburgh and shortly after joined our team in September 2015. Originally from Pennsylvannia, she has enjoyed her experiences in the UK so much that she decided to stay and explore it further. Maggie has particular interests in dairy herd health, reproduction, farm animal surgery and equine medicine and dentistry. Outside of work she enjoys walking, biking, dancing and crocheting.
Sam Morgan BSc MVDrMRCVS
Sam graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia in 2017 and jumped at the opportunity to work with farm animals at the practice. He has a keen interest in all things to do with farm animal, pig and poultry medicine and looks to further his knowledge in the area throughout the coming years. In his free time Sam enjoys keeping fit with his dog, Nero, who goes with him everywhere. Sam also plays rugby with Carmarthen Athletic Rugby Club and has won caps and a European championship with the Slovak national rugby team. He is also an avid Wasps and England fan. Away from rugby he likes to cook and do a bit of DIY!
Phillip Williams BVSc MRCVS
Phillip was originally a director of Carmarthen Veterinary Centre having been principal of Fairlane Veterinary Centre previously. Since November 2012 Phillip "retired" from this role and now helps out with TB testing and farm clients. He qualified from Liverpool Vet School in July 1975 and subsequently started work with Bill Allen in Whitland. In 1977 he moved to Carmarthen, working for Arthur Harris in Barn Road until 1982 when he took over the practice. Fairlane Veterinary Centre was built in 1983. Phillip’s favourite part of the job is seeing satisfied clients, and working with the team at CVC. His interests include woodwork, gardening, walking and music, which keep him busy outside of work when he's not spending time with his family.