Meet Our Staff
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.
PgDip(CABC) MRCVS MABVA
Louise joined us in 2015 and brought with her qualifications in both animal behaviour counselling and veterinary accupuncture.
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.
We currently have a long term locums with us;
David McWhinney MBV CertSAS MRCVS
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.
BSc RVN NCert A&CC
Working at Riverside since 2007, Helen has a certificate in anaesthesia and critical care and is particularly interested in surgical nursing
Elena Jones RVN
Having joined us in 2018, Elena is an experienced nurse that has worked in a range of practices and is looking forward to getting to know all your pets.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Kath joined us in 2016 with previous experience as an animal carer and veterinary receptionist. She had been waiting for an opportunity to start her training as a veterinary nurse and she is now well on her way to becoming qualified.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Niamh joined us as a student veterinary nurse in 2016. Oringinally from Ireland, she has been in the UK for several years and has previous experience in other veterinary practices. She is now half way through her training.
With us since 2006, Emma loves making our clients welcome, as well as keeping the practice well organised and running smoothly for us all. You will find her most often in our Ebbw Vale branch
Rachel joined our reception team in 2016 and is the friendly face you will find most often in our Abergavenny branch to welcome you and your pet.
Lisa has studied animal care at Usk College and joined us in 2015. Lisa loves to chat with our clients and patients and you will find her working regularly in both branches
Joining us in 2016, Tim works with Karen to keep things running smoothly. Always happy to help out where needed you will often meet Tim answering the phones or helping on reception as well.
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.