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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.


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.


Locums
Veterinary Surgeons

We currently have a long term locums with us;
David McWhinney MBV CertSAS MRCVS


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


Elena Jones RVN

Elena Jones RVN
Veterinary Nurse

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.


Kath Marshall

Kath Marshall
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.


Niamh Archbold

Niamh Archbold
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.


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. You will find her most often in our Ebbw Vale branch


Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths
Receptionist

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 Richards

Lisa Richards
Receptionist

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


Tim Jenkins

Tim Jenkins
Administrative Assistant

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.


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.