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Veterinary Surgeons 

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 CertAVP SAM BVetMed (hons) MRCVS – Clinical Director

Candice graduated from RVC London in 2006, wanting to be close to her family and friends she returned to the area to begin her first job as a mixed animal vet here at Maes Glas. After 4 years she realised her passion for small animal medicine, swapping her waterproofs and wellies for the hustle and bustle of the Brackla hospital. Candice has led the in-house Brackla hospital team for a number of years, she prides herself in making sure your pet receives the highest standard of care during their stay with us.

Candice has a designated advanced practitioner certificate in small animal medicine and is currently working towards a second certificate in cardiology. She has taken postgraduate courses in endoscopy, cardiac and abdominal ultrasound, oncology and local anaesthetic techniques. She is most often found in the darkened diagnostic imaging room, ultrasound probe in hand! Candice has close links with and has spent time in a number of referral practices to ensure we can offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options at the highest standard to your pet.

More recently Candice has taken on the role of Clinical Director alongside Rhian, Emma, Bleddyn and Clive and looks forward to this exciting new managerial opportunity as Maes Glas Vets enters a new chapter in its development.

Outside of work Candice enjoys walking her crazy chocolate Labradors Toby and Teddy, going to the gym, socialising, shopping and of course watching the rugby.

Candice Cadwallader - Maes Glas Vets

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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Bleddyn Hobbs BVSc CertAVP (GSAS) MRCVS - Clinical Director

Bleddyn qualified from the University of Bristol in 2012. Immediately after graduating he returned to his roots in South Wales and took up a position at Maes Glas Vets. Bleddyn obtained a certificate in general small animal surgery from the University of Liverpool in 2021. In the same year Bleddyn took up a role as clinical director at Maes Glas Vets.

Bleddyn has a keen interest in all aspect of small animal surgery, with a particular interest in orthopaedics.

Outside of work Bleddyn is a huge Cardiff Devils ice hockey supporter. He has been lucky enough to see some NHL games in North America, his highlight being meeting Kaapo Kakko of the New York Rangers by chance whilst souvenir shopping in a hockey shop in New York. He also enjoys wasting his money on cars, trying to avoid contact with his partners horses at all costs, and trying to prevent his fat cat from having a cholesterol induced heart attack!

Bleddyn Hobbs - Maes Glas Vets

Clive Moynan MVB MRCVS - Clinical Director

Clive qualified from University College Dublin in 1996. He worked in mixed practices in South Wales and Ireland before returning to work permanently with Maes Glas Vets in 2008.

Having enjoyed mixed practice for many years, Clive now works full time with the small animal practice and has a particular interest in small animal surgery and orthopaedics.

Outside of work, Clive enjoys five a side football, cycling and playing pool. He is a Liverpool and Munster rugby supporter and enjoys watching Ireland play rugby. He is married to a local girl, Liz and kept busy with their two children, two dogs, and trips back to Ireland to see friends and family.

Clive Moynans - Maes Glas Vets

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

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

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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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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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

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

Caitlin Owen BVMedSci 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) 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

Caroline Southerden BVetMed MRCVS GPCert Ophthalmology

Caroline graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2006. Since then she has worked solely in small animal practices in both Essex and South Wales. Her particular interest is ophthalmology gaining the ESVPS GP certificate in ophthalmology in 2014 but she count medicine, cardiology and acupuncture amongst her clinical interests. 

Outside of work Caroline has enjoyed travelling seeing much of South Africa as well as many countires in East and West Africa, Australia and many countires throughout Europe. Her time is now split between her work and her young family and her current travel plans are a little closer to home, enjoying the amazing coastline where surfing and windsurfing pique her interest. 


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

Elinor Schofield BVSc MRCVS

My name is Ellie and I graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2020 and joined the Maes Glas team in April 2021.  

I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice particularly internal medicine and I am enjoying developing my surgical skills. 

I grew up in Bridgend and outside of work I enjoy running, going to the gym and walking my Labrador Finn. 

Alys Jackson BVSc MRCVS

Alys graduated from the University of Bristol in 2021 and has moved back home to South Wales to be close to family and friends. She has a keen interest in Feline medicine and surgery. 

Outside of work Alys enjoys going to the gym and exploring new places to walk with her two spaniels. 


Samantha Clifton BVMSci MRCVS

My name is Samantha Clifton. I graduated from The University of Surrey in August 2021 and joined the Maes Glas vet team mid-August. I have particular interests in emergency medicine, surgery and imaging but I enjoy all aspects of small animal work. I grew up in Kent and have moved to Wales to explore the countryside more alongside my work at Maes Glas. Outside of work I love to spend quality time with my own cat Sooty, perform in musical theatre productions and do trampolining. I'm excited to start my veterinary career with the Maes Glas Team and all of your lovely pets. 


Grace Peters BVSc MRCVS  

Siâ?n Davies BVMSci MRCVS

Born and bred in Dorset, but Welsh parents and family so a Welsh name and Welsh heart! 

I completed a degree in Animal Science in Aberystwyth University before completing my Veterinary degree in Surrey University in 2020. I worked in a local first opinion Companion animal practice in Dorset for just over a year before moving to Maes Glas.  

I enjoy walking, hiking and exploring both the coast and countryside. 

I’m a passionate Welsh rugby supporter and a frequent visitor to the Principality stadium. 

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