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Veterinary Surgeons 

Sarah Head BVSc MRCVS - Clinical Director

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. Nearly 20 years later she’s still here.

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 - Clinical Director

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 small animal practice but still continues with her farm work. She is currently enrolled on a small animal medicine certificate program.

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Candice Cadwallader BvetMed (hons) MRCVS - Clinical Director

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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Emma Ballardie BVSc (hons) MRCVS - Clinical Director

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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Daniela Belo MRCVS

Daniela graduated in 2012 from the University of Evora, in Portugal, and has worked in small animal practice since. In 2015 she moved to the UK in order to further develop her interest in small animal internal medicine. Daniela loves all furry creatures but has a particularly soft spot for cats.

In her spare time, Daniela loves to travel, eat nice food and watch good movies - she misses the Portugese sunshine but enjoys working in Wales and developing her medical and diagnostic skills.

Daniela Belo

Amy Bosworth, BSc (hons), DVM, MRCVS

Amy graduated from University of Exeter in 2015 with a Bsc (with hons) in Zoology, then moved to Slovakia to complete her degree in veterinary medicine at UVMP in 2020. During her studies she was also fortunate enough to work abroad with multiple wildlife conservation charities.

Having lived away from Wales for nearly 8 years Amy is loving being back home- closer to family as well as the beautiful Welsh coastline.

IAmy has a broad interest in internal medicine, and is also enjoying expanding her experience and knowledge in surgery. Spare time involves lots of reading, painting, as well beach walks and sea swims (weather permitting... or more often, not).

Amy Bosworth, BSc (hons), DVM, MRCVS

Lluis Amengual Cabanellas MRCVS

Lluís graduated in 2015 from the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. He also did an Erasmus year in the Freire Universität of Berlin, in Germany and is fluent in a number of languages.

He has worked in small animal practice since 2015, starting in the sunny island of Mallorca, where he was born. In 2017 he moved to the UK looking to develop his skills in small animal internal medicine.

In his spare time, Lluís loves to travel, read Science fiction books and watch horror movies. He misses his dog, Dujal, who still lives in Mallorca, but he loves Wales and the Welsh people.

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Sara Nieto Calo MRCVS

Sara graduated from the university of Santiago de Compostela in 2016, before moving to the UK to pursue an internship in Leeds. Later that year she moved to Wales to start work in a small animal practice. After two years there, Sara joined Maes Glas in October with the aim of pursuing her interests in emergency medicine and diagnostic imaging.

During her university days, Sara volunteered with an animal rescue centre in her university town of Lugo and enjoyed her mixed animal holiday placements. These days she enjoys horse riding and getting to know Wales as well as travelling more globally. She doesn’t mind the mild welsh weather but does miss her rescue pets and family back home.

When the time is right, Sara is looking forward to expanding her family..... with a kitten!

Sara Neito Calo

Riccardo Cardia MRCVS

Riccardo graduated in 2017 from the University of Padova, in Italy. From a very young age he has always been interested in a variety of animals. Before getting his veterinary degree Riccardo completed a variety of different externship programs in wildlife rehabilitation centres and zoos both in Europe and in the US; following his graduation he enrolled in a six month internship at the Jersey Island Zoo and volunteered in a local vet hospital. 

During this experience he enjoyed veterinary work in the UK and decided to move here as the next step in his career. After going back to Italy to work in a couple of small animal clinics near Venice, his hometown, in April 2019 he moved to South Wales working and in October of the same year he joined Maes Glas. 

When he is not working, he likes to go hiking, read some good books and go to the gym or play football.

Riccardo Cardia MRCVS

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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Sam Ellis BA Vet MB MRCVS

Sam graduated from the university of Cambridge in 2020, he is following a family tradition as both of his siblings came to university in Wales and over the years he developed a keen fondness for the area.

Sam is keen on soft tissue surgery and enjoys consultations and supporting the strong bond between pet and owner. He's also a keen runner and hockey player but has now been lured away from land sports after an introduction to surfing in Porthcawl. He's enjoying working with the Maes Glas team and meeting all your lovely pets.

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Lottie Gaunt BVM&S MRCVS

Lottie graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2012, and worked as a mixed vet for two and a half years in her home county of Yorkshire, before going travelling to South America for 3 months. 
After her return, she worked as a small animal locum, eventually moving to Wales in 2016. Lottie enjoys all aspects of small animal work but is particularly interested in small animal and wildlife medicine.  

As well as being a massive rugby union fan, Lottie's other hobbies include skiing, netball, hill walking and she harbours an ambition to take advantage of the beautiful Welsh coast and get back into sailing.


Lottie Gaunt

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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Rob Goss BVetMed MRCVS

Rob graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2013. Having started his career in farm and then mixed practice, Rob now enjoys the variety of small animal first opinion practice. When not consulting or in theatre he is often found in the practice library keeping his knowledge up to date so he can offer the best he can for the patients in his care.

Rob is a budding apiculturist and, having moved from Devon to Wales with his bees, is already looking forward to tasting some Welsh honey!

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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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Amy Hoole BVSc MRCVS

Amy graduated from the University of Bristol in 2018 and after two years working at home in Devon, decided to relocate to beautiful South Wales. She enjoys general practice, particularly consulting and looks forward to meeting lots of lovely welsh pets!

Outside of work Amy is a keen runner and enjoys baking and testing recipes out on friends and family.

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Jade Hughes BVSc MRCVS

Jade graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, particularly ophthalmology and ferret medicine! She has also developed an interest in oncology and dermatology.

Originally from Somerset, she is looking forward to exploring south wales and has crossed the bridge in the company of her beloved pet ferret, Bugsy. In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming, walking and trying to keep Bugsy out of mischief.

Jade Hughes BVSc MRCVS

Alice Huxley BVMedSci MRCVS

Alice graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2020 and returned to South Wales, having grown up in Monmouthshire. She is interested in many aspects of small animal veterinary practice, particularly surgery and ophthalmology.

Alice has always enjoyed music and at various tomes has played clarinet and saxophone, sung in choirs and even dabbled with orchestral conducting for the campus symphony orchestra! She loves to spend time outdoors and intends to take advantage of her current coastal location by learning how to surf.

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Emma Leyden BVSc MRCVS

Emma started working at Maes Glas as a weekend helper at the age of 15. After A levels she attended Bristol University to obtain her veterinary degree and then returned to Maes Glas following graduation where she worked as a mixed vet treating both large and small animals for three years. Emma then went to work in charity practice for 10 years and has recently returned to Maes Glas part time. Emma works mostly in the Bridgend branch and her special interest is small animal surgery.

When Emma is not in work she spends time looking after her 2 young boys and is often found with them exploring the local countryside. She tries to enjoy running but would prefer to be in the garden or baking.

Emma Leyden BVSc MRCVS

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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Caitlin Owen MRCVS

Caitlin graduated from the university of Nottingham in 2019. Originally from Carmarthenshire, she decided to move back to beautiful South Wales to be closer to family and friends.

Caitlin is a proud welsh speaker and loves to visit Cardiff to watch international rugby games. Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym and keeping active. It didn’t take long for Caitlin to adopt a kitten needing a loving home, now known as Mali. 

Caitlin Owen MRCVS

Elena Partridge BVSc BSc MRCVS

Elena graduated from the University of Bristol in 2018 and joined Maes Glas Vets shortly afterwards. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly medicine, cardiology and clinical pathology. Elena also has a keen interest in animal behavior and completed an additional "intercalated" degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2017.

Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Elena still visits home regularly – particularly during the ski season! She also enjoys hiking, running, and taking advantage of the Welsh coast through surfing and windsurfing. Her other hobbies include reading, playing the piano and baking (sometimes bringing the more successful results to work).

Elena Partridge BVSc BSc MRCVS

Loren Payne BVMedSci (hons) BVM BVS (hons) MRCVS

Loren graduated from Nottingham university in 2020, she is enjoying all aspects of working in a small animal hospital and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery.

Originally from the midlands, she has moved to the Welsh coast and loves surfing, badminton and coastal walks when not working.

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Emily Skipp BVSc MRCVS

Emily graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018. Originally from Essex, she opted for a complete change of scenery and relocated to beautiful south Wales.

Outside of work Emily enjoys going to the gym, running and exploring the amazing countryside. Much of her spare time is spent looking after her fabulous pet rats, who live like kings!

Emily Skipp BVSc MRCVS

Cindy Wu MRCVS

Cindy graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. She is interested in all aspects of small animal practice but particularly in internal medicine and emergency medicine. Originally from Hong Kong, she loves British food and the spacious countryside and so decided to stay in the UK after completing her studies.

She enjoys travelling and enjoying different cultures and food. Outside of work she stays active with badminton and swimming and likes to experiment with new recipes or curl up with a good book.

Cindy Wu MRCVS
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