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 is our Large Animal Clinical Director, leading the large animal team within CVC. She qualified from Royal Vet College, London in 2008 and after a year in large animal practice in Aberdeen came south to join us in July 2009. Helen is a farm and equine vet and enjoys all that this entails. Dairy Fertility, Beef herd fertility and management, Equine wounds, Foal management and Alpacas would be included in her particular interests. She completed her RCVS Certificate in Cattle Health and production in 2015 and is an RCVS Advanced Practioner.
Outside of work, Helen keeps just as busy playing hockey, singing in a local Choir and learning Welsh. She also enjoys baking and cross-stitch, as well as growing things in her garden and helping to look after her boyfriend’s herd of Pedigree Holstein cows.
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 “two, maybe three years”, 13 years later she’s still enjoying life in South Wales. Kate now spends all her time on farm and equine work, enjoying all aspects that this work entails. Her particular interests lie in fertility, mastitis and infectious disease, with the aim to help clients achieve good health and production in their herds. She completed her Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2014 and is an RCVS Advanced Practioner in Bovien Reproduction. Outside of work, Kate can be found working on her partner’s farm or running with her Black Labrador Gwen.
Sarah Curtis BVM&S GPCertEqP MRCVS
Sarah qualified from Edinburgh University, she says too long ago, in 1988. After two years working in Gloucestershire, and a bit of time travelling and working as a locum, Sarah joined Merlin Vet Group in February 1992. She works as a mixed vet, with a particular interest in equine work and reckons the best thing about her job is the variety and seeing new things…even after 20 years in practice. Her son keeps her fairly 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.
Pedro Lopez BSc MRCVS
Pedro graduated in 2011 from the University of Santiago de Compostela as a veterinary surgeon in Spain. He is our TB tester at CVC and has moved to us from Bristol working as a slaughterhouse vet. He is originally from Northern Spain, so if anyone wants to brush up on their Spanish, he is your guy! When not TB testing, he can be found exploring Wales, enjoying time with friends, reading and traveling.
Mia Lovin BSc MRCVS
Mia graduated in 2018, in Bucharest Romania. Having previously visited Wales, she worked and volunteered as a mix practice vet assistant & after graduation, as a vet (both small and large animals), also as an Inspector in health and welfare of animals. She has written several articles regarding animal health & care, show dogs, and the Weimaraner dog breed (as a registered dog breeder, and the owner of the first Weimaraners kennel based in Romania). Now living here, she is interested in updating & improving herself more regarding surgery in large animals, managing calves clinical protocols and bovine fertility.
Her hobbies include horse ridings, walks with her dogs, swimming, cooking, traveling and bike rides.