Introducing Our Practice Team 

All our practice staff are committed to providing you with the very best in animal healthcare. Our veterinary team has immense clinical experience gained over years in practice and we have all obtained high standards of professional qualification in several diverse fields. We are all general practitioner vets but we each have our areas of interest in small and large animal work.


Mr Gareth Mulligan
Mr Gareth Mulligan
Director
BSc BVSc Cert BCP MRCVS

Gareth qualified from Reading University in 1989 and Bristol University in 1994. His main interest is in farm animal medicine, health and production. Gareth holds a certificate in Beef Cattle Practice. He is president of the West Wales Clinical Club and Neath Young Farmers Club. He is also a committee member of the South Wales Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association, the Sheep Veterinary Society and the British Veterinary Zoological Society. Outside of veterinary practice he is busy with his young family, a keen vegetable grower and follower of rugby - the Ospreys of course.

Miss Catherine Costello
Miss Catherine Costello
Director
MVB MRCVS

Catherine graduated from University College Dublin University in 2001. Her main interests are in the fields of canine and feline medicine. She is a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. In her spare time Catherine enjoys cooking, running and looking after her young family. Catherine became a partner in December 2010.

Mr Richard Smith
Mr Richard Smith
Director
BVSc MRCVS

Richard qualified from Bristol University in July 2006 and joined Afon Vets in January 2007 having spent time travelling around the world. Richard enjoys orthopaedic surgery and is undertaking a certificate in orthopaedics. Outside work he enjoys a variety of sporting activities and is a keen football fan (Bolton Wanderers) and golfer.

Mr Del Barker
Mr Del Barker
Director
BVetMed MRCVS

Del joined Afon in 2008 after several spells with the practice as a locum. He qualified from the Royal Veterinay College London in 2000 and has worked in several mixed practices in the UK. Del has a particular interest in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. Outside work he is the practice globetrotter and a keen fisherman. Del became a partner in December 2010.

Dr Sam Wyles
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc MRCVS

Sam joined Afon vets in 2008 and qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1998. She has a keen interest in small animal medicine, acupuncture and surgery. Outside of work Sam is really busy looking after her young family and dog.

Dr Katie Lil Ball
Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S Cert AVP MRCVS

Katie Lil qualified from Edinburgh University in 2008 and has been working at Afon since qualifying. She has a keen interest in dermatology, small animal medicine and surgery. She has a certificate in advanced veterinary practice Outside work she enjoys amateur dramatics, running and walking her Jack Russell terrier.

Dr Kate Douglas
Dr Kate Douglas
Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed PgC in Feline Veterinary Studies MRCVS

Kate joined the practice in April 2010 having worked in Worcestershire following qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2008. Kate has a keen interest in feline medicine and is a certificate holder in feline studies. Outside of work Kate is an accomplished musician, playing in a local orchestra and is a great cook specialising in cakes.

Dr Eleri Davies
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Eleri joined Afon vets in 2014. She is interested in all the species we treat here. Outside of work she helps out on her family farm.

Dr Emily Powell
Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed MRCVS

Emily enjoys both farm and small animal practice. She is also another of our fabulous bakers.

Dr Sarah Louise West
Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed MRCVS

Sarah Louise joined Afon Vets in October 2016 as a new graduate. She has a keen interest in running and keeping fit. She enjoys large and small animal work.

Dr Sophie Blackwell-Cowley
Veterinary Surgeon
BVetMed MRCVS


Mrs Johanna Smith
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc MRCVS


Dr Selina Duffy
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc MRCVS


Mrs Gemma Edwards
Mrs Gemma Edwards
Head Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Gemma qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005. Gemma was appointed Head Nurse during 2006 having been with the practice since leaving school. Her duties include the day to day running of the nursing staff and surgical operating area. She is also responsible for overseeing the care and recuperation of the animals hospitalised at the practice. She is interested in cat behaviour.

Mrs Louise Williams
Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Louise has been with the practice for several years and has a keen interest in feline nursing. She is also involved with training student nurses

Mrs Dawn Brindley
Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Dawn has worked for Afon vets for a number of years and is a fully qualified vet nurse. Outside of work she is a keen horsewoman and cares for a number of horses.

Mrs Amelia Sherwood
Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Amelia joined the practice in 2013 and has settled well into our team of nurses. She has a keen interest in wound management and anaesthesia. Amelia also trains our student veterinary nurses. She enjoys walking her dogs outside of work.

Mrs Emma Mogford
Animal Nursing Assistant

Emma while not working is busy on her farm looking after sheep, cattle and pigs. She enjoys walking and all things outdoors and her Dogue de Bordeaux.

Miss Amanda Curtis
Veterinary Nurse
RVN


Miss Adele Llewellyn
Veterinary Nurse
RVN


Miss Eleanor Jones
Veterinary Nurse
RVN


Miss Sam Coles
Student Veterinary Nurse


Miss Robyn Jones
Animal Nursing Assistant


Miss Sarah Davies
Veterinary Nurse


Mrs Karen Webb
Practice Manager


Mrs Carole Wonnacott
Receptionist


Mrs Dawn Edwards
receptionist


Alison Lacey
receptionist


Miss Mel Buckley


Mrs Jayne Spearing


Mrs Christine Jeffreys


Tracey Lewis
receptionist


Mrs Rhian Samuel


Miss Hazel John
Receptionist


Miss Zoe Jones
Receptionist


Miss Kim Price
Animal Nursing Assistant


Miss Hannah Davey
Receptionist


Elizabeth Jones
Receptionist

 
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