Sarah studied for 4 years at Sparsholt College to gain her Veterinary Nursing qualification and a Bsc in Veterinary Health Studies in the summer of 2009, going on to gain the Blue Cross Nurse of the Year Award in 2013.
Her favourite duties include nursing in-patients and
carrying out lab work.
Sarah is our resident Nutritional Nurse, who can give expert advice on your slightly podgy pals. She also developed and hosts Puppy Parties on Tuesday evenings between 5-6pm.
In her spare time she enjoys playing darts and is an avid Manchester United supporter
Billa Schleicher MRCVS
Billa qualified as a vet in 1992 from Berlin University after having previously worked as a veterinary nurse and studied biology for 2 years - laying the foundation for her wider interest in animals of all sorts!
Billa had planned to work in Canada, but fell in love with Pembrokeshire.
She has a weakness for collies and owns one Border Collie, two collie crosses, "inherited" her parents miniature wirehaired dachshund. She also has a cockatiel, some ducks, some chickens and a few sheep! And yes, that hair was indeed blue...
Sian Adams - Receptionist
Sian is our Full Time Head Receptionist, having made a very recent career change from being a qualified Primary School Teacher.
She has a love for travelling and came back from a year teaching in Japan in August 2015 when she then snapped up this position.
Having grown up on a farm she has a love of animals both big and small and currently owns her very smiley Chocolate Labrador Pippa.
She has recently taken up horse-riding and only falls off sometimes.
Karen Burton RVN
Karen qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1990 and worked at a very busy PDSA practice in Birmingham for 13 years.
She moved to Pembrokeshire in 2001 and decided to return to veterinary nursing after seeing the position here advertised.
She enjoys nursing sick and injured animals and assisting in operations. Karen is our resident Geriatric Clinic Nurse, who likes to see your older pets to give them a good Health Check.
In her spare time she (sort of) enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family.
The only drawback to the job is the amount of cake she has to avoid.
Natalie Pusalkar- Receptionist
Natalie joined us in October 2016. Graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Hospitality Business Management, she took on a career in event and project management. With a young son Natalie decided to make a change in her work-life and is now our other part-time receptionist. She loves all animals but her favourite is her bouncy boxer Bonnie.
Joan Phillips, BVMS, GPCertSAM, MRCVS
Joan graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1998. She moved to Pembrokeshire in 1999, initially only for one year, but ended up marrying a local farmer, and settling here as primarily a Farm Animal Vet.
After a short career break to have children, she developed
her small animal skills to a higher level and gained her General Practice Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2014.
Joan has a special interest in the field of endocrinology (hormones to you and I).
She lives on a farm with her husband, children, cat, budgie, chickens and many, many sheep.
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Lindsay Davies - SVN
Lindsay came to us for work experience whilst studying for her Level 3 Animal Management course at Pembrokeshire College. After passing with Distinctions, she has now progressed to Student Veterinary Nurse with an interest in pet diabetes and will be qualifying before the end of 2016.
Lindsay loves all animals big and small but is a self confessed "crazy cat and lizard lady".
Her 8 pets Bean, Earl, Edna, Isla, Lavender, Mushu, Shirley and Zelda all heartily approve of her career choice.
Rhi Hobbs - Receptionist
Rhi is one of our Part-time Receptionists, she started in February 2016. She studied Art and then went onto do an Animal Management course.
She did a summer volunteering for the Coast National Park, caring for all of the coastal paths and has a love for photography.
Her favourite part of the job is greeting all the lovely animals that come in to see us!
When she isn't in work she's chasing around Osker, her three year old son.
Sian Badrick - SVN
Sian joined us for work experience during her final year studying for a foundation degree in Animal Health & Welfare.
Unsurprisingly, she enjoyed herself so much that, since completing her studies, she realised nursing was for her and with an interest in the more exotic pets, like Lindsay she will be aiming to qualify by the end of 2016.
Sian lives with her two rabbits, Storm and Cloud and her cat Sam.
Stefano Sobrero, MRCVS
Stefano who is from a rural area in Italy near Turin, and he graduated Veterinary School from Turin University in 2015. Where he then proceeded to do volunteer work for free for a year so that he could improve his surgical skills.
Back home he has a Collie called Cadeau (which means "present" in French) and a Persian cat called Sally.
Stefano has a love of both surgery and surfing, but it appears the surgery part might be his forte. If you happen to have a consult with Stefano, ask him how his surfing trips have been in Pembrokeshire so far!
Bryony Harries - Animal Care Assistant
Bryony came to us for work experience while she was studying the Level 3 Animal Management course at Pembrokeshire college, she loved it here that much that she will be later going on to do her level 3 nursing diploma.
Since working here she has been unable to resist all the cute wagging tails that have come through the door, she ended up buying her own little puppy, Hugo.