Reception Team 

Leanne Allsop – Head ReceptionistLeanne Allsop – Head Receptionist

Leanne Allsop joined Shepherds in February 2017 as our Head Receptionist.

Leanne came to the practice with a great deal of management experience and was recruited to support our receptionist team in delivering a great customer experience.



Louise Barham – Senior ReceptionistLouise Barham – Senior Receptionist

Louise has worked as a receptionist for Shepherds since 2003. Louise is based in our Bridgend Hospital. She has progressed to senior receptionist.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time walking her dogs and seeing family and friends.



Jo Murphy - Senior ReceptionistJo Murphy - Bridgend

Jo has worked at Shepherds the vets since 2012. Jo originally worked at the beeches as a kennel assist and then moved to the Hospital in Brackla. Jo left Shepherds for a short period where she worked alongside her family in a boarding kennels. Jo then returned to Shepherds as a trainee nurse and after a short time decided to join the reception team where she has enjoyed working since.



Diane Rees – Port TalbotDiane Rees – Port Talbot

Diane has worked for shepherds since 2002 in the Port Talbot branch. She is the sole receptionist in Port Talbot. She loves spending my spare time with her daughter and granddaughter who she will tell you are “my life”. She also has a Guinea pig called Rocket to whom she can often be found talking too.



Jen Rees – BridgendJen Rees – Bridgend

Jen joined Shepherds as part of the reception team, November 2007 when the practice was based at ' The Beeches', Litchard. She worked at the practice for almost a year before we relocated to Ty Arc, our purpose-built animal hospital. She says she “had no idea at the time just how fast paced and varied my role would become, and no two days are ever the same here!”



Tracy Jones - BridgendTracy Jones - Bridgend

Tracy has worked as a receptionist at Shepherds since 2012. She has always liked animals and grew up with them as a child. She has 2 cats named Tide and Cloud and 2 guinea pigs named Chase and Ryder at home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son playing football and enjoying the outdoors.



Helen Jenkins - BridgendHelen Jenkins - Bridgend

Helen Jenkins, has been employed by Shepherds the Vets since 2017 on a part time basis as a receptionist. She joined the team after being made redundant from Bridgend County Borough Council as an administration officer. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and grandson. Her and her husband also like to travel around the country attending race meetings, especially ladies’ days.



Linda Harding - BridgendLinda Harding - Bridgend

Linda Harding started to work at Shepherds in January 2017.

Linda is an animal lover and a responsible owner of 5 small dogs.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and her three grandchildren.





Steph Geddes - BridgendSteph  - Bridgend

Steph joined Shepherds the Vets in October 2018 having previously worked at Tesco’s office in Cardiff.
Steph says “I spend most of my time running after my one year old so have little time for hobbies, although I do love a shopping trip once in a while.” Steph has a dog called Max who is a lab cross collie and is 8 years old.



Nicole Chapman - Bridgend

Nicole started in Shepherds as a receptionist in July 2019 to gain some expirence in the industry. Nicole has a Level 3 diploma in Animal Management.

Nicole loves all kinds of animals. She owns three dogs, a cat, a horse and lots of chickens. Nicole has been riding horses since the age of 4 and spends most of her spare time on the yard riding her horse, Ted. Nicole enjoys walking her dog Roy along the beach and fields near to where she lives.



Debbie Walker - Porthcawl 

Debbie joined Shepherds in March 2020 and is receptionist for the Porthcawl Branch.  Having previously worked for many years in a receptionist role Debbie enjoys meeting owners and their pets.  Debbie says after being a client of Shepherds for more than 30 years to now work for the Shepherds team is very rewarding and knowing her 3 rescue dogs Robbie, Bailey and Breeze have the very best of care.






Nicola Lewis - Bridgend  

Nicola joined the Shepherds team in September 2020, bringing years of experience within customer care and administration. Nicola enjoys meeting owners and helping take care of their furry family members.









Sarah Pepper - Bridgend 

Sarah joined the team in October having previously worked as a BSL communicator for Cardiff and Vale schools.  She is really enjoying the busy environment and meeting both the two legged and four legged clients.  Sarah believes her house isn’t a home without a dog and has two much loved mixed breeds from rescue kennels called Betty and Mabel.








Michelle Duckfield - Bridgend 

Michelle joined the team in August 2021 after working in dentistry for 30 years. Michelle really enjoys working with the public on the busy reception desk. On her days off she usually spends time cooking and baking for the family or out walking her Patterdale terrier Chip.









Shannon Close - Bridgend 

Shannon started in Shepherds as a receptionist in September 2021 having previously been an Assistant Manager at Pets at Home. She has a HND in Equine Studies and is animal obsessed! She spends all of her spare time producing and competing her horses, and playing with her newly born foal Belle!








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