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.
Dr Ingrid Poldan
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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 joined our reception team in 2016 and is enjoying getting to know our clients and patients.
Lisa has studied animal care at Usk College and has joined us as a receptionist to gain some extra experience in veterinary practice.
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.
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.