Support Team 

Julia Collins – Practice Manager

Julia joined Shepherds the Vets in August 2016 as the Practice Manager. Julia has spent the last 20 years working in the financial services sector at a management level, both at national and international roles. She decided to make a career change joining Shepherds. She says “I am delighted I made the decision to join shepherds. My current priorities are to work with the team to ensure we delivered a gold standard of care to all our patients at all times”.

In her spare time, she loves to travel, read and enjoys spending time with family and friends.



Marina Jones – Practice Co-ordinator

Marina has worked at Shepherds since 1993, starting as a part-time receptionist and now as the Practice Coordinator.

Outside of work she loves spending time with her grandchildren, watching rugby and going on holidays.



TJ Davies – Maintenance ManagerTJ Davies – Maintenance Manager

TJ joined the team in January 2018 and assumed the newly formed post of Maintenance Manager, where is he now responsible for the general maintenance of the buildings along with managing the servicing of the equipment used in the practice.




John Woodward – Stock ManagerJohn Woodward – Stock Manager

John joined the team in November after leaving Tythegston Boarding Kennels. He has taken up the role of Stock Manager.

Outside of work John can be found on hockey pitches around Wales and South West England playing for Bridgend Hockey Club, walking his dog or entertaining his two daughters.



Jasmine O’Brien - AdministratorJasmine O’Brien - Administrator

Jasmine has been working in shepherds since leaving university.

She started working on reception and she has now progressed to an administrative role. She deals mainly with all your insurance queries and completes all your insurance forms.

In her spare time, she enjoys holidays, music festivals and exploring the likes of Folly Farm and Peppa Pig world with her niece. At the moment, she is busy refurbishing her first house or at least making good tea whilst watching her fiancé and dad work hard.


Emma Durham – Administrator

After working 11 years as a hairdresser Emma decided to change career and is looking forward to new challenges she will face. Emma loves animals and has her own cocker spaniel named Dino who is four years old. In Emma’s spare time she enjoys going on long walks with Dino.




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Opening Hours

Please click on the links below to see the opening hours for or to telephone each branch ...

Bridgend - 01656 653918
Port Talbot - 01639 898804
Pontyclun - 01443 228657
Porthcawl - 01656 785582

In an Emergency

We provide 24 hours 7 days a week emergency service. If you have an emergency please call us on 01656 653918 to speak to our emergency out of hours team.

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