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Veterinary Surgeons 

Philip Geddes BVSc MRCVS

Phil was raised and educated in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, gaining a veterinary degree at the University of Zimbabwe in 1987. He worked in a predominantly cattle and equine practice in the Eastern part of Zimbabwe before taking time out to visit India, Nepal and Pakistan. He arrived in the UK very much lighter in weight and finances. Job hunting for a mixed practice brought him to Bridgend in October 1992.

Phil is still interested in mixed practice although small animal work takes up most of his time today. Based at the main branch in Bridgend, he is a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and gained a Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University in 2003

Philip Geddes
Sarah Head BVSc MRCVS

Sarah qualified from the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol in 2002 and took up a job in Bridgend soon after for what was originally intended to be just a couple of years. Over ten years later she is still here and bought into the practice in 2012.

Having enjoyed the daily variety of mixed practice for fifteen years, Sarah has now moved wholly into small animal work but still has wide ranging clinical interests including ophthalmology, backyard poultry, wound management and more recently, geriatric medicine and brachycephalic surgery.

She keeps cats and a small flock of chickens and outside of work is usually found in the vegetable garden, up in the Brecon Beacons or in her hammock with a good book.

Sarah Head

Rhian Matthews BvetMed BSc (hons) MRCVS

Rhian Matthews first graduated with a BSc Hons in genetics and bichemistry from Cardiff University in 2006. After working for a large local dairy farm and then a beef and 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 enjoys all aspects of mixed practice but unsurprisingly dedicates most of her time to farm and equine work. 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.

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Emma Ballardie BVSc (hons) MRCVS

Emma graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005 and spent three years working in a busy mixed practice in Leicestershire. She then went travelling for ten months around South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia before returning to the UK as a locum vet. After locuming for Maes Glas for a month in 2009 she joined the practice permanently in October of that year.

Emma mainly works in the Bridgend and the Porthcawl branches and she has a particular interest in small animal surgery. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog, visiting local beaches and the Brecon Beacons, snowboarding holidays and horseriding. 

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Emma Barke BVSc MRCVS

Emma graduated from University of Bristol in 2012 and spent 2 years working as a first opinion small animal vet in Nottingham. After a short stint travelling in New Zealand and Australia. she has moved to Wales to be closer to friends and family. Emma enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but is particularly interested in medicine and loves getting to know clients and their pets!

When she's not working, Emma likes to be outside exploring new places or relaxing with good food and good company.

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Jade Brownlie BVetMed MRCVS

Jade graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. Originally from Swansea she is delighted to return home to practice veterinary surgery in South Wales and become part of the Maes Glas team!

Jade enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine but has a particular interest in cardiology. Growing up helping out on a friend’s farm also sparked her enthusiasm for large animal work, particularly herd health management.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and spending time with her mischievous Jack Russell, Toby.

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Candice Cadwallader BvetMed (hons) MRCVS

Candice graduated from London in 2006. Wanting to be close to her family and friends she returned to the area to start her first job as a mixed animal vet with Maes Glas. After 4 years Candice went on to develop her interest in small animal medicine and now leads the small animal medicine team in our Bridgend surgery. Candice prides herself in making sure that all pets receive the highest standard of care during their stay with us and is working towards a certificate in small animal medicine. She has taken postgraduate courses in endoscopy, cardiac and abdominal ultrasound, oncology and local anaesthetic techniques in addition to spending time in a number of referral hospitals gaining experience, all of which enables her to provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment options.

Outside of work Candice enjoys riding her horse Patrick, walking her dogs Dolly and Toby and of course socialising, shopping and watching the rugby!

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Anna Ciezarek BVSc MRCVS

Anna graduated from Bristol in 2016 after having completed an intercalated Zoology in Leeds in 2014, and started working at Maes Glas shortly after. Originally from London Anna has always wanted to move to Wales and is looking forward to living somewhere more rural to develop her interest in farm animal medicine, and to exploring the beautiful countryside. In her free time Anna enjoys kitesurfing (badly) and aerial acrobatics.

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Sara Croll BVetMed MRCVS

Sara has worked at Maes Glas since qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2004 and now concentrates on small animals, working mainly in our Barry branch. Her clinical interests are soft tissue surgery, small animal medicine and also acupuncture.

Outside of work, Sara's interests are running, house renovations, growing vegetables in her allotment and being kept busy with her two small children!

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Caitlin Davies BVSc MRCVS

Caitlin graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014. Having grown up in Cardiff she is delighted to be working in South Wales, remaining close to her family. She has always wanted to work with a variety of species and enjoys every aspect of mixed practice but has developed particular interests in small animal and equine medicine.

In her spare time Caitlin can be found looking after her horses Victor and Gwen, and loves riding through the Welsh countryside on a sunny day. She also enjoys running, tennis and baking.

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Robyn Day BSc BvetMed MRCVS

Robyn joined Maes Glas Vets in 2015 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Originally from New Jersey, on the east coast of the USA she completed a bachelors degree in Biology from Pennsylvania before taking her trip across the pond. Robyn was a frequent visitor to Maes Glas to see practice while on veterinary training and loves the variety of mixed animal work. She hopes to develop her interests in small animal internal medicine and farm animal reproduction and also has a love of pigs and pig practice.

Outside of work Robyn enjoys seeing friends and reading as well as working with local rescue group as a foster dog/cat mom.

Robyn Day

Emma Geddes BVetMed MRCVS

Emma graduated from the Royal Vet College in 1996 and joined Maes Glas later that year for a 2 year stint. Following this, Emma left to see the world and after working in a variety of practices both in the UK and down under, returned to Wales in 2000 to marry Phil. She has worked in small animal practice since then.

After taking a break to start a family, Emma now works for Maes Glas part time and when she is not at work (or running around after the children) enjoys walking her dog, gardening and classical singing.

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Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS

Hannah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in the summer of 2011 and has worked at Maes Glas ever since. Having grown up in Pontypool as the only girl in a set of triplets, Hannah is a local girl with a love for the South Wales area.

Initially working as a mixed animal vet, Hannah now focuses on small animals and has developed a strong interest in and passion for small animal surgery. She is currently enrolled on the RCVS certificate in small animal surgery and will be working hard over the next few years to achieve this demanding qualification.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and cats, Percy and Poppy.

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Laura Grey BVSc MRCVS

Laura first graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 with a BSc in Anatomical Science with Veterinary Anatomy before returning a year later to study for a BVSc in Veterinary Science. She graduated in the summer of 2016 and undertook a summer internship in Sports Medicine at the university's equine hospital. Being from a local farming family, Laura's professional interests currently lie in large animal work, in particular in herd fertility and equine medicine.

In her spare time, Laura is an avid horse racing fan, having previously ridden in races herself, she continues to ride out for local trainer Tim Vaughan. Laura also enjoys keeping fit and competing in triathlons, as well as competing in retrained racehorse competitions with her ex-racehorse Celty.

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Bleddyn Hobbs BVSc MRCVS

Bleddyn joined Maes Glas in 2012 immediately after graduating from the University of Bristol. Originally from Pontyclun he began to see practice with us at the age of 16.

His parents own a show kennel of Newfoundlands, perhaps leading him to develop his interest in small animal surgery. Away from work Bleddyn is a keen football player and ice hockey fan.

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Delyth Jones BVSc MRCVS

Delyth joined Maes Glas after graduating from the University of Liverpool in July 2014. Originally from Mid Wales and a native Welsh speaker, she grew up on a sheep and beef farm and has an interest in all aspects of mixed practice especially small animal surgery. Prior to pursuing her veterinary calling, Delyth enjoyed working as a receptionist and nurse at a practice near her home and also worked on a Dairy farm in Devon.

In her spare time Delyth enjoys travelling, reading, shopping and jogging with her little collie Pip.

Delyth will be taking some time off from the end of 2016 to have her first child and we wish her all the best.

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Clive Moynan MVB MRCVS

Clive qualified from Dublin in 1996, he enjoys small animal medicine and surgery especially. Being from a farm background he also enjoys getting out to do some farm animal practice.

Outside work he is a keen Munster and Ireland rugby fan and long suffering Liverpool supporter. Otherwise he is kept busy with 2 young kids and getting back to Ireland to see his family and friends and to enjoy occasional pint of Guinness!

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Chloe Reakes BVSc MRCVS

Chloe joined Maes Glas after graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2015. Having grown up in South Wales she has been doing work experience with Maes Glas since the age of 16. Chloe has a particular interest in large animal work especially after an elective in equine medicine. In her spare time she enjoys horseriding, yoga and exploring the countryside with her two dogs Benji and Charlie.

Chloe Reakes BVSc MRCVS

David Ridley BSc(hons) BVSc

David graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014 after gaining his initial degree in animal science at the University of Nottingham and decided to move away from his native Birmingham so that he can develop his multiple interests, working with a variety of species. He is excited to start working at Maes Glas!

In his spare time, David likes to play squash, practice Capoeira and explore the beautiful South Wales countryside.

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Peter Suddens BVM&S

Peter was born in Cape Town but did all his schooling in Harare, Zimbabwe. From there he took 9 months off and lived in Devizes, Wiltshire where he played club cricket and worked as a landscape gardener. In 2010 he went to The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and graduated in 2015. Peter remains a very passionate cricketer and enjoys the outdoors (especially fishing and camping back in Zimbabwe) however he is also keen to experience all that Wales has to offer!

Peter Suddens BVM&S
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