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.
Freya Hughes-Jones BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS
Freya is from Liverpool and graduated from Nottingham Vet School in June 2020. She joined the practice in August 2020 and loves exotic animals - especially reptiles, birds and fish. Freya has a pet albino milk snake called Friday and a cat called Thomas. In her spare time she enjoys gymnastics and dance.
Sarah Jones BVSc MRCVS
Sarah graduated from Liverpool in 2018. She has worked as a mixed animal vet before focusing on small animal practice since starting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre in March 2019. In her spare time she enjoys walking her Spaniel, Maisy and competing in triathlon events. Her favourite aspect of the job is meeting lovely clients and their furry friends.
Abbie Jones MRCVS
Abbie graduated from Nottingham Vet School in 2019 and joined CVC in July 2020. She splits her time between being in the main practice and out on our MiMobile Vet Unit. In her spare time she enjoys cold water swimming, painting and spending time with her little dog Alfie and Pierre the ferret.
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 BSc CertAVP MRCVS
Maryann graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013 and joined the practice in November of the same year. She has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and cardiology and has undertaken further study in both areas following graduation. She performs the majority of the ultrasound scans in the practice. In her spare time Maryann enjoys keeping fit and is a keen runner - often keen to try and squeeze in a lunchtime run from the practice.