Nursing Team 

Rebecca Humphrey (RVN) – Head NurseRebecca Humphrey (RVN) – Head Nurse

Rebecca joined Shepherds in 1998 as a student veterinary nurse and qualified in 2002. She then gained a further qualification as a clinical coach. She enjoys teaching and encouraging people to take on this rewarding career. Rebecca was appointed as head nurse in 2015 and her duties include the day to day running of the nursing team, ensuring gold standard of care for all our patients. She has a keen interest in nursing clinics and animal behaviour.




Jodie Parsons (RVN) – Theatre NurseJodie Parsons (RVN)

Jodie joined Shepherds the Vets in July 2011.She worked as an animal assistance for a year and then went on to complete her veterinary nurse training at Abbeydale Vetlink College. She qualified in August 2014. Jodie enjoys all aspects of her job but her main interests are critical and emergency care and anaesthesia.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and partner and going to different places for weekends away especially zoos! When at home she enjoys keeping fit at the gym.


Jess Williams (RVN)Jessica WIlliams (SVN)

Jess started working at Shepherds in January 2019 and qualified in the November. She has been working in the veterinary industry since 2012.


Jess has a very keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care and started her certificate in October 2021. In her spare time, Jess enjoys doing CrossFit and spending time at the beach. She also has an interest in marine wildlife and is hoping to soon get her Freediving certificate.



Kelsey Jones (RVN)

Kelsey started working in Shepherds February 2016. She sucsessfully completed her training at Pencoed College.

Kelsey has many animals at home including dogs, cats, chickens and 2 Micro Pigs. With her personal zoo at home most of her free time is spent with them.









Hannah Davies (RVN)

Hannah has worked in veterinary practice since 2012 and qualified in 2016. She joined Shepherd's in 2019 after volunteering in rescue centres abroad. She enjoys nursing care, theatre and emergency work.

In her spare time she likes baking, socialising and spending time with her ragdoll cat, Socrates.








Rhiannon Williams (RVN) 

Rhiannon qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2019 from the Royal Veterinary College and joined the Shepherds team in 2020. Her favourite aspects of the job are laboratory work and medical nursing, especially dermatology!

In her spare time Rhiannon likes to read, run, play the piano and relax with her Yorkshire terrier Eric.










Ellie Lewis (RVN) 

Ellie joined the team in 2018 after years of loving and caring for animals. She decided to put herself to the test and applied for the Level 3 Animal Management course at Bridgend College to fulfil her dream of being a veterinary nurse. She is now on the path to becoming a veterinary nurse whilst working at Shepherds and training as a student nurse. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys spending time with her family and friends along with travelling and walking her dog.



Sadie Jones (RVN) 

Sadie joined Shepherds in 2018 as a student veterinary nurse. Sadie always had a passion for animals and recently graduated in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Plymouth. She is now training to be a Veterinary Nurse at Pencoed College. At home, Sadie has three Crazy Jack Russels named Buster, Bertie and Amber. She also has a tortoise called Tank. Outside of work, Sadie spends time with family and friends, along with walking the dogs regularly.







Laura Ali  (RVN) 

Laura started working at shepherds in July 2021. Laura completed her training at Hartpury university finishing with a BSc (Hons) degree in veterinary nursing science in 2020.

Keen interests within the industry are anaesthesia and surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and looking after her pet cat Ozzy.









Erin Bruford (RVN) 

Erin qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2020 from The Royal Veterinary College. She enjoys all aspects of her work but has a particular interest in emergency and critical care as well as caring for our inpatients. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her friends as well as spending time with her dog Tom.








Jemma Kern (RVN) 

Jemma qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2021 and joined the Shepherds team in January 2022.

A self confessed Crazy Cat Lady she has 5 cats and a tortoise. One of her favourite parts of the job is hand rearing stray kittens, which she has done a number of times for charities.

Jemma has a keen interest in lab work and feline behaviour and wellbeing.  She would also like to develop her knowledge of reptile care and husbandry. 

Outside of work she lives a relatively quiet life. She enjoys going for hikes around various beauty spots, travelling and watching Japanese Anime. 



Amelia Jones (RVN) 

Amelia qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2020 and has an interest in Critical Care.

Amelia is a self-confessed Frenchie obsessive and enjoys spending her spare time training them.













Amy Brown (SVN)Jessica WIlliams (SVN)

Amy joined Shepherds in May 2019. Amy attended the University if Gloucestershire where she studied Animal Biology. She has always had a passion for animals and wanted to work with them from a young age. Amy will be training to be a qualified veterinary nurse.

In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with friends and looking after and riding her horse.






Alex Rogers (SVN)

Alex joined Shepherds in 2019. She always wanted to assist in the welfare of animals, having been around them her whole life.

In her spare time, she enjoys going for long walks with her Dalmatian, Dolly, and spending time with her other cats and dogs




Emily Stonehouse (SVN) 

Emily joined shepherds as an ACA. She has always loved animals and has wanted to work with them from a young age. She hopes one day to study towards being an RVN. Emily’s hobbies include baking, snowboarding and looking after her family dogs Wallace and Alfie.






Jessica Smith (SVN) 

Jessica joined Shepherds in December 2020 as a nursing assistant in the hospital. She graduated with a first class degree, in international Wildlife Biology from the University of South Wales. Her main interests are dog trailing/rehabilitation, caring for the environment, promoting sustainably and being a voice for animals in need. Outside of work she likes to go hiking, walking in nature reserves and horse riding. She loves to hang out with her dog Lola watching movies and practicing dog training.







Josie Thomas  (SVN)  

Josie joined Shepherds in 2021 and will start college in 2022 as a SVN. Josie decided she wanted to become a nurse after volunteering abroad in a spay and neuter clinic. She has two cats - Steve, and a rescue from the Philippines named Sully. Josie enjoys doing CrossFit and loves true crime documentaries!





Cerys Richards  (SVN)  

From a very young age Cerys has always had a love for animals. She’s been working in the veterinary industry as a Nursing Assistant since 2014 when she completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management. Cerys has a passion for cats, she has 2 dogs and 2 cats but cats are definitely her favourite animal! Cerys has recently joined us from the RSPCA where she worked for 3 years and had an amazing experience but is now very excited to start her student vet nursing as it has always been her dream!





Leah Hooke (SVN)  

Leah has always had a love for animals and decided she wanted to build her love into a rewarding career. First working as an ACA, she is now excited to be working towards becoming an RVN at Shepherds.

In her spare time, she likes to explore new places with her dog Ryan, spend time with friends and family, or relax with a glass of wine and her crazy cat Luna.




Hannah Mulhall (SVN)  

Hannah joined Shepherds in March 2022, during her first-year training as a Student Nurse. Having always wanted to work with animals, Hannah started her career in Veterinary in 2020.

Previously Hannah have worked in various job roles involving animals, including farm work in Australia. Hannah says “I am passionate about all animals but I would definitely say I'm a cat person!”






Lauren Smith (SVN)  

Lauren has always wanted to work with animals from a very young age and says "I'm very excited to start my studies to become an RVN."

In her spare time she loves to volunteer at the dogs trust and takes her own pup on adventures. 










Kristy Davies (SVN)  

Kristy started at shepherds at March 2022. She enjoys eventing with her horses yogi bear and Larry potter. She looks forward to her future at Shepherds as a trainee vet nurse.








Paula O’Brien (ACA)Paula O’Brien (ACA)

Paula joined Shepherds in the year 2000. She started as a cleaner in The Beaches and has progressed to an Animal Care Assistant in our purpose-built hospital in Brackla. She takes care of all the basic needs of your animals when they come into hospital. She makes sure they are walked, fed and given attention so they feel less nervous about being away from home. Her spare time is filled up with family.

All her spare time and energy is currently taken by her  grandchild who was born in 2014.




Lloyd Whetter (ACA) 

Lloyd has always had a passion for animals and undertook a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Pencoed College, which helped him gain a job at Pets Corner, which he worked at for 4 years and developed an interest in understanding nutrition in dog food. Lloyd gained knowledge about all the dog foods on the market and understood the benefits of feeding high quality foods.

Lloyd also enjoys going to the gym and spending time with his friends and washing his car whenever he can.







Leah Williams (ACA) 

Leah started at Shepherd's as an Animal Care Assistant in October 2021. She is an animal lover who has always had a keen interest in working with animals.


During her free time Leah enjoys spending time with family and friends and baking. She also enjoys visiting new places and walking her dog Drew









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