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.
Clinical Director and Supervisory Veterinary Surgeon
Nichola Davies is our supervisory veterinary surgeon and has worked at the practice since 2001. As well as being a general practitioner Nichola also takes referrals from other practices for soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. Nichola gained the European Certificate in small animal surgery in 2010 and is currently studying towards the RCVS Certificate in small animal surgery PGCert SAS. She routinely performs fracture repairs, cruciate surgery (including TTAs, MMPs and lateral sutures), boas surgery, soft palate resection and upper airway procedures, skin grafting and complex skin grafting flaps, perineal urethrostomy, perineal hernia repair, intestinal surgery including stapling techniques, gastric dilation/volvulus and many more.
Marialena Avratoglou DVM, MRCVS
Marialena is our Greek vet. She was qualified from the Veterinary University of Budapest in 2017 and has been with us since November 2018. Marialena is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, in particular imaging and emergency care. Outside of work Marialena would like to think she can cook and enjoys running, going to the gym and discovering the Welsh countryside.
James Gibb BVSc MRCVS
MiMobileVet Veterinary Surgeon
James graduated in 2011 from Liverpool Veterinary School, having fulfilled a varied career in small, equine and mixed practice. He joined the MiMobileVet team in October 2018, offering a community based service. At home he has a vast collection of cats, horses and flat coated retriever dogs. He has recently taken up competing the dogs in agility matches being a member of his local team. Carmarthen is a location change, where he has settled in a easily and has family local to the practice.
Kate Gregory BVSc MRCVS
Kate graduated from Bristol University Vet School in July 2018 after doing a previous degree in Zoology at Cardiff University. She joined Carmarthen Veterinary Centre in August the same year, after seeing practice with us as a student. Kate is interested in all aspects of small animal practice and is enjoying seeing a variety of cases in Carmarthen. Outside of work Kate has recently re-homed a stray cat called Poppy from the practice and loves exploring the beaches and coastal paths of West Wales.
Ana Paula Ribeiro GPcert(FeIP) MRCVS
Ana qualified from Lisbon in 2004 and has been working in Wales for over 10 years now. She joined Carmarthan Veterinary Centre in November 2018. Ana has a particular interest in feline medicine and has a rescue cat named Panda. At home Ana is busy looking after her toddler, she also enjoys cooking and watching films.
Annie Thomas BVSc MRCVS
Annie graduated from The University of Liverpool in July 2016. She joined Carmarthen Veterinary Centre shortly after in August, after seeing practice with us as an undergraduate. Annie enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and was a finalist in the New Graduate of the Year CVS Awards in 2017. She leads our laparoscopic spaying team and plans to undertake a surgical RCVS certificate in late 2018. Annie has a French bulldog called Bertie and a Cocker Spaniel called Flori as well as two rescue cats, Ernie and Frankie. Annie is a local girl from West Wales and loves to explore the coastline and beaches in her time off with friends and family.
Maryann Tobin BVSc MRCVS
After graduating from Bristol University in July 2013, Maryann spent some time neutering dogs in India and volunteering at the Bristol RSPCA before joining the practice in November 2013. She is currently studying for a RCVS certificate in diagnostic imaging. Maryann enjoys all aspects of small animal practice with a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and cardiology. When not at work she loves being outdoors, catching up with friends and keeping fit. She has re-homed a stray one-eyed cat called Meg that keeps her on her toes at home!