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Meet Our Staff

Bernice Fitzmaurice MRCVS

Bernice Fitzmaurice BVetMed A1 MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon/ Director

Vet and director, Bernice, aims to maintain the high standards of the practice, and is particularly focused on providing excellent customer service.


Louise Cole MRCVS

Louise Cole BVM&S PgDip(CABC) MRCVS MABVA
Veterinary Surgeon

Louise joined us in 2015 and brought with her qualifications in both animal behaviour counselling and veterinary accupuncture.


Ingrid Poldan

Dr Ingrid Poldan MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Recently moved to the UK from Croatia where she had her own veterinary practice, Ingrid joined us in 2015. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery and has a particular soft spot for cats.


Kristine Smets MRCVS

Kristine Smets MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Originally from Belgium, Kristine has been working as a vet locally for many years as well as farming sheep. Her wide experience is a great asset to our vet team and is helping us extend our services.


Clare Clift RVN

Clare Clift BSc RVN
Veterinary Nurse

Clare has worked at Riverside since 2004 and has a special interest in behaviour problems and a certificate in dentistry. She is now working for us part time as well as lecturing at Usk College.


Helen Rippin RVN

Helen Rippin BSc RVN NCert A&CC
Veterinary Nurse

Working at Riverside since 2007, Helen has a certificate in anaesthesia and critical care and is particularly interested in surgical nursing


Nicola Carter

Nicola Carter
Student Veterinary Nurse

Nic has been working as a nursing assistant in Somerset for several years and has now moved back home to join us as a Student Nurse. Her previous experience has given her a great start on the road to being a qualified nurse.


Kath Marshall

Kath Marshall
Animal Care Assistant

Previously working as a animal carer at Usk College and as a veterinary receptionist, Kath has joined our team ready to start training as a nurse in September. She has been waiting for the oportunity to train for some time and can't wait to get started.


Emma Jenkins

Emma Jenkins
Receptionist

With us since 2006, Emma loves making our clients welcome, as well as keeping the practice well organised and running smoothly for us all


Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths
Receptionist

Rachel joined our reception team in 2016 and is enjoying getting to know our clients and patients.


Lisa Richards

Lisa Richards
Receptionist

Lisa has studied animal care at Usk College and has joined us as a receptionist to gain some extra experience in veterinary practice.


Tim Jenkins

Tim Jenkins
Administrative Assistant

Joining us in 2016, Tim is working with Karen to keep things running smoothly. He is enjoying working in a small business where he can see the benefits of his hard work every day.


Karen Meadowcroft

Karen Meadowcroft VPAC
Practice Administrator

With us since 2001, Karen has completed her Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate and progressed from reception to administration. We rely on Karen to keep track of all our administrative needs.