We are a small animal practice in Swansea, first established in the 1950s. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
Dawn started working for Tawe in our Morriston branch back in 2007. After a couple of months she took on the challenge of the new role of practice administrator and head receptionist, working from our main branch in Sketty. She was promoted to practice manager and now her duties involve overseeing the smooth and efficient organisation of the practice’s administration, being responsible for financial matters, reporting, purchasing and personnel matters. Dawn grew up in London and moved to Wales in 2001. Outside of work she likes to spend time with her friends and young family. She is involved in the running of a local rugby club and also enjoys swimming, BBQs, and the lovely Welsh beaches (when it’s sunny).
Vicky joined Tawe Vets in 2018 as a Saturday receptionist at our Sketty branch. She had been a teacher for more than 20 years and has always enjoyed meeting and chatting with new people. Vicky is loving the new experience of helping and getting to know pets and their owners. She enjoys beach walks with her family and beloved Golden Retriever in her spare time. Vicky likes travelling and experiencing different cultures, especially the food!
Laura is a recent addition to the Tawe team after making a big career jump from the legal sector. Working alongside animals and veterinary professionals is something that has interested her from a young age, and she is hopeful that she will one day train as a veterinary nurse. In the limited spare time Laura has she enjoys spending time with her lovable Jack Russell, Missy. Her secret passion is dancing and she tries to dance whenever she can.
Stacey joined Tawe in May 2015, working part time on reception while studying for a HND in animal studies. After graduating in October 2016, she was lucky enough to gain more experience and responsibility at the practice and has now become a qualified first aider, insurance adviser and trained fire warden. While she thoroughly enjoys all the roles and responsibilities of a veterinary receptionist, she mostly looks forward to greeting all the animals that come into the surgery with cuddles and treats, as well as getting to know the clients. When Stacey is not at work, she enjoys socialising and travelling and will take any opportunity to jump in the car and go on a road trip. She also has a passion for creative writing.
Hannah is an experienced receptionist and, having worked at Tawe since 2007, is a familiar face at our Gorseinon site. She is a qualified MiPet insurance adviser and trained nutritional adviser. Hannah has a dog, a cat and a hamster and enjoys spending time in the countryside walking with her four legged friend. She has recently taken up surfing and has been known to participate in mad and messy sports challenges.
Linda has worked at Tawe since 2007 and continues to enjoy the diversity of the job. She has had many interests over the years but they have always involved looking after different species of animals, including giant millipedes, stick insects and land snails. She currently shares her home with two bearded dragons, two cats, cold water fish and too many Madagascan hissing cockroaches. Linda enjoys reading biographies of people who have made a difference to the animal world; her favourites to date are Steve Irwin and Monty Roberts.
Niki joined Tawe Vets in August 2016 as a part time receptionist. Having had careers in banking, property sales and lettings for most of her working life, Niki has now fulfilled her ambition of working with animals. In her spare time she is kept busy walking her two dogs, Frankie and Grace, going to the gym, practising pilates and yoga and spending time with her family, including three young grandchildren.
Sophie joined the Tawe team in May 2016 and loves meeting and chatting with clients and fussing their pets. She is a trained MiPet insurance advisor and first aider and can speak fluent Welsh. Sophie has always been very passionate about animals from a young age and keeps busy with a wide range of pets, including her chocolate Labrador named Jessie, four horses, chickens and her little flock of Charmoise Hill sheep. Away from work Sophie enjoys spending time with her partner and their children, keeping busy on the farm and showing her horses and sheep.