Meet The New Team
With just over a month to go to the launch of South Wales Farm Vets, everything is coming together. We can now tell you that our new premises will be at Tynewydd Farm, Groesfaen, CF72 8NE. This will consist of an office only, manned by Sian Lloyd from Park Vets.
The position of the office is ideal for us – centrally placed between our clients. If you are picking up drugs etc from this office probably best to avoid 8-9 am & 5-6 pm due to traffic. Remember, you can still pick up drugs from all the other surgeries with a bit of notice.
Your May bill will be sent from your original practice. From the 1st of June all work will be charged by South Wales Farm Vets.
We are look forward to meeting the other practice’s clients – if not actually finding you! It’s a bit daunting for us and you working with people we don’t know – here is a summary of the team to try and help all of you.
- Mary Walters
- BVSc Cert VR Cert CHP MRCVS
Mary Walters qualified from University of Bristol in 1993 and came to Park Vets straight after graduating to do a fully mixed job. She has gained post graduate qualifications in Veterinary Radiography, and Cattle Health and Production. She has taught veterinary radiography to nurses at Pencoed College and then Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bristol Farm Animal Hospital. She now enjoys all aspects of the farm animal practice, in particular infectious diseases.
Outside work she helps her husband William on his beef farm and is a mum to Henry & Maggie. She is the Ladies Captain at Arches Badminton Club, enjoys running and is an active PTA member in her children's school.
- Rhian Matthews
- BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVS
Rhian Matthews first graduated with a BSc Hons in genetics and biochemistry from Cardiff University in 2006. After working for a large local dairy farm and then a beefand sheep station in New Zealand she decided to return to university to study veterinary medicine, graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 and started with Maes Glas two days later.
Rhian is well known in the area due to her agricultural background and has also been an active member of the Glamorgan Young Farmers Federation since a tender age. She is a certified DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan Advisor and a Welsh Lamb and Beef Herd Health Planner and also works very closely with our Farming Connect Advisor for the area to organise local on-farm events and farmer information evenings.
- Clive Moynan
- MVB MRCVS
Clive hails from a farming background in Ireland. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1996 and has worked in mixed practices in Wales and Ireland since qualifying. Clive has a wide range of experience in all aspects of farm animal medicine and surgery and is at his happiest sorting out difficult calvings and lambings.
He has worked at Maes Glas since 2008 and is married to Liz, a local farmers daughter. They have two young children, Ella and Conor who keep them busy. Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, is a keen rugby fan and plays pool (badly) for a local pub team.
- Morgan Richards
- BVSc MRCVS
Morgan graduated from Bristol in July 2011, having spent most of her student years seeing practice at Park. She enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine especially surgery.
When not in work she enjoys keeping fit including playing squash and helping out at her parents small holding.
- Thomas Searle
- BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS
After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014, Tom has worked at Park Vets as a mixed vet for nearly three years and has had a strong interest in farm practice throughout this time. He enjoys all aspects of farm work, especially beef and sheep fertility/productivity. His special interests are with bull and ram fertility, as well as building his experience with embryo transfer.
He has joined Llandaff Rowing Club for whom he competes around the country. He is also a keen cook, enjoys entertaining and travelling, with last trip to Australia in January 2017.
- Sian Fuller
- BVSc MRCVS
A local girl, Sian is well known in the area due to her agricultural background and spent most of her time growing up on the family beef and sheep farm. Sian qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2004, having spent many of her student years riding around the area gaining experience with the local vets, often hearing the words “your dad built that shed”. After qualifying Sian worked in mixed practice in mid Wales and the south west of England before switching to farm animal only practice 5 years ago.
Sian has studied for a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, focusing on sheep health and production, and is a registered cattle mobility scorer. Outside work Sian is a keen hockey player and enjoys rugby, watching rather than playing these days.
- Russel Fuller
- MA VetMB DBR MRCVS
Russell qualified from Cambridge University in 2003 and was awarded the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction by the University of Liverpool in 2016. After starting in traditional mixed practice, he has worked in farm animal only practice for the last ten years, doing predominantly dairy work.
His professional interests are cattle reproduction and lameness, as well as the nutrition of all types of cattle and sheep, and has taught cattle foot trimming and mastitis courses at Hartpury College. Outside work, he has a keen interest in food, both cooking and eating.
- Sian Lloyds
Sian has worked for Park Vets since leaving school, mostly in the office assisting the Farm Clients.
Outside of work she is currently kept busy renovating an old hill farm she shares with her Partner Rhys and son Dylan. She is enjoying the hands on experience of looking after their small beef herd and hopes to add some sheep and pigs to the collection in the future.