We are a small animal practice in Cardiff. Your pets are our priority and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Our aim is to welcome clients and their pets, old and new, to our surgeries, offering professional advice and compassionate care.
Carly started working in veterinary surgery in October 2000 as a nursing assistant and then trained to be an RVN. Over the years Carly has worked in a variety of practices including small animal, large animal, mixed, orthopaedic specialist, and emergency out of hours. She has also worked alongside exotic/reptile specialists.
Carly has a particular interest in exotic medicine; she owns a Bearded Dragon, Lemmy, as well as a range of fish. She’s also interested in neonatology having hand reared a range of animals such as kittens, puppies, hedgehogs, birds, bats and squirrels.
When not at work, Carly spends time with her family and two cats, Pash and Amber.
Rachel Rabbiyar RVN
Rachel first joined the surgery in 2011, where she has since completed her veterinary nurse qualification and also holds a BSc degree in zoology. She now, alongside the other nurses, runs the nurse clinics and has a particular interest in exotic species and hopes to build on her knowledge in this area to one day work with zoo animals. At home Rachel has two chickens, Hettie and Pippa who love to spend their days sunbathing and playing in their soil bath!
Student Veterinary Nurse
Sarah has worked at the surgery since 2014, having previously brought her animals to us as a client. She has a dog, a cat and a tortoise at home, and became keenly interested in animal nursing from a young age. Sarah is particularly interested in assisting with orthopaedic surgery and the post-operative care required, and has recently enrolled on to the veterinary nursing diploma course to gain her qualification.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Abbie has worked at the surgery since 2015. She is currently studying at Abbeydale Vetlink to gain her veterinary nursing qualification. Abbie enjoys all aspects of animal nursing but particularly enjoys meeting the clients with their pets and being able to follow up their care during nurse clinics such as post-operative check-ups. Abbie has a very pampered pooch called Poppy who is a Bichon Frise so she definitely has a slight soft spot for little white fluffy dogs.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Fiona has worked at the surgery since 2006, completing her animal nursing assistant qualification in early 2016. Having been an animal lover all her life, she always knew she wanted to work with them and kept fish, hamsters and rabbits as a child and now has two cats, Clara and Phoebe and a gerbil, Reginald D. Gerbil. She is keenly interested in the important role of nutrition in maintaining animal’s day to day health, and helps to run the nurse clinics. Outside of work Fiona enjoys taking her daughter on day trips to farms and encouraging her love of animals and meeting up with friends.