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Our dedicated nursing team, united by their love of animals will care for your pets when they are in.

Amy Wilkinson RVN Head Nurse

Amy started her nursing career at Maes Glas in 2009, qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in January 2013. Apart from a brief stint at another practice, she has pursued her career at Maes Glas and has been part of the night rota for a number of years and is a member of our nurse management team.

Amy particularly enjoys inpatient nursing and managing critical cases and has completed a merit award in anaesthesia and analgesia. She is currently deciding which further qualifications to pursue next.

Outside of work she enjoys socialising and spending quality time with friends and family. She loves helping out at local charities and frequently fosters sick and injured animals. Her cat Arthur, was adopted after being brought in following a traffic accident.

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Tammy Beshella RVN Deputy Head Nurse

Tammy joined the practice in 2009 and gained her veterinary nurse qualification in 2014. She organises the night nursing team, providing overnight care for our inpatients and is part of the nurse management team. Her clinical interests include emergency and critical care and she has recently completed a level 4 certificate in Veterinary Nursing for Emergency and Critical Care.


Tammy has a guinea pig, several parrots and four dogs which she enjoys taking out for long runs.

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Katie Jones RVN Deputy Head Nurse

Katie qualified from Monmouth College at the start of 2018 and is one of our night nursing team. She enjoys providing nursing care to all inpatients and is interested in critical care cases.

Outside of work she enjoys keeping fit, long walks with Dudley, her dog who she rescued as a puppy and rock climbing.

Katie Jones - RVN

Kerry-Ann Blackburn RVN Clinical Coach Co-ordinator

Since starting as a trainee with Maes Glas in 2007, Kerry-Ann has developed an interest in orthopaedic nursing and laboratory work and is hoping to pursue these interests further during her nursing career. Kerry-Ann is a qualified dog groomer and gained her coveted registered veterinary nurse status in 2015. Kerry Ann is the Maes Glas Clinical Coach Co-ordinator and is part of the nurse management team.

Outside of work Kerry-Ann enjoys horse-riding, walking Kobi, her dog and camping trips with hubby, Dave.

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Abbie Wilson RVN

Abbie started with Maes Glas in June 2014 after initially training to be a dancer. She has loved animals from a very early age and after a transformative moment at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, knew she wanted to work with them. Her interests are neonatal and paediatric care and she is also interested in nutrition and weight management.

At home she enjoys walking her pack of 8 dogs as well as travelling, dancing and keeping fit.

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Rachel Cawley RVN

Rachel joined Maes Glas in 2016 and is a part of our night nursing team. She has a keen interest in weight management and canine fitness.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys managing her family farm, long walks with her sheepdogs, and riding horses. She also has a keen interest in pet and landscape photography.


Kayleigh Davies RVN

Kayleigh started with Maes Glas in June 2006, qualified in January 2010 and has worked in the Llantrisant branch since August 2009. She mainly works with small animals but enjoys going out on large animal calls and is interested in exotic animals. She enjoys socialising, walking her dog Zaffa, watching both local rugby teams and International games and dreams of going on the Lions tour.

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Sarah Ellis RVN

Sarah joined Maes Glas in June 2017 after studying for a Veterinary nursing Science degree in Hartpury College and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in October of that year. After a short while travelling around Australia and New Zealand, she has returned to Maes Glas. Her clinical interests include animal behaviour and critical care.

When not in work Sarah enjoys walking her dog, Riley along the beach and travelling.

Sian Frowen RVN

Sian started with the practice in 2008 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2013. She loves working as a branch nurse, and is currently working part time in our Porthcawl branch; she particularly enjoys the extra client and animal contact which she gets in a smaller branch. Sian's main clinical interest is feline nursing.

Sian has 5 cats of her own and also performs in open water swimming events, in 2015 having done a sponsored 5km open water swim on behalf of Friends of the Animals, RCT.

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Katie Hearne RVN

Katie started working in Maes Glas in 2015 as a Saturday girl and soon moved on to become a trainee nurse. She started in Pencoed college in 2017 and qualified as an RVN in 2020. She divides her time between our hospital in Brackla and one of our branches in Barry. She is interested in wound management and orthopaedics and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge in these areas of expertise.

At home Katie has three dogs Molly, Frank and Belle, one horse Billy and a small flock of sheep. In her spare time, she loves doing anything outdoors including looking after her veg patch, camping, going to the gym and especially loves travelling foreign lands.

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Nicola Isaac RVN

Nicola started as a Saturday girl back in 2009 and took up a full time position as a student nurse in 2012, graduating from college in 2016. She was selected to be our new Cowbridge branch nurse early in 2017 where she now spends the majority of her time and enjoys a wide variety of duties and getting to know our new Cowbridge clients and pets. She enjoys riding her horse, walking her dogs, eating out and visiting foreign lands.

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Carla Jones RVN

Carla Jones has worked at Maes Glas since 2001. She started off as a student veterinary nurse and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006. Carla then became Head Nurse and was responsible for overseeing the nursing care of all hospitalised patients and assisting our veterinary team in making sure that our hospital is organised and provides a high standard of care. Carla now works part time and is enjoying life as a young mother.

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Jemma Kearn RVN

Jemma started at Maes Glas as an Animal Care Assistant in 2016 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2021. 

A self confessed Crazy Cat Lady she has 5 cats and a tortoise. One of her favourite parts of the job is hand rearing stray kittens, which she has done a number of times for charities.

Jemma has a keen interest in Lab work and feline behaviour and wellbeing.  She also wants to develop further knowledge of reptile care and husbandry and hopes to get a snake in the future. 

Outside of work she lives a relatively quiet life. She enjoys going for hikes around various beauty spots, travelling and watching Japanese Anime. 

Jemma Kearn RVN

Debbie Morris RVN

Debbie has worked for Maes Glas for over 15 years, qualifying in 2008 when she also received the student of the year award from Pencoed College. After running our Pencoed branch for a number of years, she took a break to concentrate on family life however she is now back and combines working part time in our Porthcawl branch with being a wife and busy mum to two boys. Debbie has undertaken bereavement advice training and enjoys running weight and nutrition clinics. She loves to chat to clients about the best way to care for their pets.

Debbie loves cooking and travel and is enjoying training new puppy, Nell.

Debbie Morris - RVN

Steph Portway RVN CertCFVHNut

Steph started veterinary nursing in 1996, qualifying in January 2001. Although she enjoys the variety of nursing, over the years she has developed a keen interest in canine and feline dentistry as well as nutrition and preventive health care. She holds certificates in both small animal dentistry and canine and feline veterinary health nutrition and have also completed a pet health councillor course. Steph has trained many veterinary nurses, many of whom are still working at Maes glas.

Outside of work, Steph leads and active life with her family and enjoys running, walking and swimming along with looking after her own mini zoo which comprises a dog, cat, tortoise and rats.

Steph Portway RVN CertCFVHNut

Amanda Santry RVN

I qualified from Middlesex University in 2019 (qualified for one year). I enjoy working with all manner of weird and wonderful animals, from having experience working on a farm during college and having an avid interest in exotics and wildlife from when I studied at Usk college. 

I have an avid interest in behaviour, particularly in geriatric patients and sadly while not having pets at home I pet-sit for my friends when I can. 

Out of work I enjoy winding down by playing videogames.

Amanda Santry RVN

Claire Thomas RVN

Claire started her nursing career at Maes Glas in 2004 following completion of a national Diploma in animal care and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2006. She has a keen interest in equine work and regularly assists vets at our equine site. Claire enjoys providing care for our inpatients and assisting with emergency cases.

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Kelly Warner RVN CIDBT cert

Kelly has been working for Maes Glas Vets since December 2006 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010. She has a keen interest in dog and cat behaviour and has achieved an advanced higher certificate in dog behaviour and training professional practice with the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training. She is currently studying for the ISFM Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour. She advises clients about dog and cat behaviour issues including desensitisation to the veterinary practice environment at our Brackla branch with proven results.

She's also a serial fosterer of needy baby animals for local charities.

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Becci Wright RVN

Becky started off as a Saturday girl in the Llantrisant branch, took up a full time position in Aug 2008 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012. She works mainly in the Llantrisant branch but also does night nursing shifts in Bridgend.

At home Becky has a retriever called Sonny, 2 cats and Leon the chameleon. She mainly works with small animals but is interested in exotics and also enjoys advising on dental problems and hopes to work towards an extra qualification in this area. In her spare time she enjoys taking Sonny for long walks on the beach.

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Nadia Zebeiri RVN 

Nadia has worked at Maes Glas since 2004 and qualified as a nurse in 2006. Nadia enjoys all aspects of her job and has a keen interest in radiography and hand rearing young animals. She became deputy head nurse under Carla Jones in 2013 and helps organise the clinical care of our hospitalised and day patients.

Nadia now works part time after starting a family in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs. 

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Eleri Harris Thomas RVN  

Amy Morris RVN

I started my vet nurse training in 2018 after initially studying equine science and working with horses. I joined Maes Glas in May 2021 after moving back to Wales from Warrington, and qualified in July.

I enjoy all areas of veterinary nursing, but particularly like inpatient care, anaesthesia and lab work, and hope to complete further training in these now I'm qualified.

In my spare time you can find me hiking with my dog around South Wales, horse riding, skiing, or at the gym.

Chloe-Nicole Kinley RVN

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021 and am currently studying towards my BSc hons top up degree. I joined the team at Maes Glas in September 2021 after training in both general practice and referral practice. I have a keen interest in internal medicine and neurology and love caring for inpatients. Outside of work I enjoy watching live music and walking my staffy Ruby. 

Rachel Kinsella RVN

Originally a Marine Biologist. Decided to change careers to becoming a veterinary nurse. I have been with Maes Glas vets since 2017 with a keen interest in Anaesethsia & Analgesia. I have 2 rescue dogs and tortoise. 

Katie Hull RVN

Katie started her nursing career at Maes Glas in 2018 as an ACA, qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse in November 2021.  


Katie particularly enjoys neonatal and emergency and critical care, having previously worked for The Dogs Trust and Cats Protection. Katie still volunteers for the RSPCA and regularly cares for neglected pregnant cats and orphaned kittens. 

She also has a keen interest in wildlife rehabilitation. 


Katie enjoys travelling to new countries and spending time with her three rescue cats Wendy, Margaret and Alan and two dogs, Brooke and Dorothy. 


Joanne Lewis RVN



Jennifer Thomas RVN



Lorna Bevan
Trainee Nurse


Julia Airey
Trainee Nurse


Melissa Payne
Trainee Nurse


Chloe Watkins
Trainee Nurse


Hayley Williams
Trainee Nurse


Lauren Hawkins
Trainee Nurse


Melody Galliers
Trainee Nurse


Alice Darroch
Animal Care Assistant


Cara Payne
Animal Care Assistant


Britney Butler
Animal Care Assistant


Ally Thomas
Animal Care Assistant


Chloe Lewis-Jones
Animal Care Assistant


Jayden Jones
Animal Care Assistant


Cameron Quick
Animal Care Assistant


Jessica Cundy
Animal Care Assistant


Kate Hermolle
Animal Care Assistant


Seren Gore
Animal Care Assistant


Lucy Charles

Animal Care Assistant


Lilly James
Kennel Assistant


Shannon Lavis
Kennel Assistant

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