Jan has been our Receptionist since 1995, having previously worked at a structural surveyor’s office. Jan loves her 3 horses, Flynn. Bunny and Harry and is a regular competitor in local shows, doing dressage and showing classes, when not hacking out, and generally enjoying the countryside in all weathers. Jan describes her dog Maisie the bull terrier as more project than pet.
In her spare time, Jan loves gardening and riding her Yamaha 850 around the Welsh country side.
Karen, a native Welsh speaker, has worked in reception since 1993, having previously worked for the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. She lives in a village outside Aberystwyth and enjoys countryside pursuits, dividing her time between her three children, her 4 ponies and her 2 dogs.
Tracey is our afternoon receptionist. She joined the practice in 2007 following an administration post at Trawscoed farm. She has acquired Smelly Nelly the Cairn Terrier, and Tilly the cat, and enjoys spending her leisure time looking after her small grand-daughter, walking, reading and cooking.
Nikki is one of our newest members of staff and is part of the business support team since February 2016 following twelve years at Padarn Surgery.
She studied Equine studies at Aberystwyth University and qualified as a Riding instructor.
She has two children that keep her busy as well as her dog ‘Sox’, one guinea pig, two gerbils and also runs a dog sitting service with her husband whenever they can.
Nigel Hughes RVN
Nigel has been a nurse with the practice since 1993 and trained at Bicton Agricultural College. Nigel is the practice’s Technical Manager. A trained clinical coach for the nursing team, he is also the co-ordinator for the Celtic Breeding Services. He takes a particular interest in the nursing care and rehabilitation of injured wildlife admitted to the practice.
Nigel is the bass guitarist of a popular local rock band, Anthemic Live Band, who started their world tour with Ipswich and Sheffield! He enjoys fly-fishing, art and graphic design, spending time with his wife and young daughter. He has been spotted running a few London marathons in the past.
Recently joined the team following a role as a dispenser at Lloyds Pharmacy after leaving school. Sioned, a Welsh Speaker, lives just oustside Aberaeron and in her spare time, she enjoys walking her springer spaniel Millie, socialising with her friends and rallying.
Colette is our newest member of our business support team and she is our new TB co-ordinator.
A welsh speaker from Aberystwyth, Colette attended Aberystwyth University where she studied English Literature and French.
Colette enjoys many activities outside of work including photography (mainly pictures of her dog Teddy) ,traveling, going to the cinema and also dabbles in embroidery and other crafts.