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Vets4Pets Cardiff Newport Road

Meet the Cardiff Newport Road Vet Team

Cardiff Newport Road Vets4Pets Rhian Bullock

Rhian Bullock

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Ross University in New York in 2004 and have strong expertise in emergency medicine and surgery from working in specialist animal hospitals in New York and Florida. I have operated on everything from hedgehogs to Great Danes with procedures from simple vaccinations, right the way up to orthopaedic surgery.

I have also worked in general practice both in the US and back home – I have been locuming in the UK since 2010 and until I opened my practice here I was a permanent vet at a practice in Monmouth. I set myself very high clinical standards and always involve the client in treatment and their pet’s wellbeing. There is nothing that satisfies me more than well animals and happy clients. I have always been surrounded by animals since I was a small child. I currently have 4 cats and an extended family of dogs, which I enjoy walking through the beautiful Welsh countryside.

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Heather Thorne


I have been nursing since 2008 and qualified as a nurse in August 2011. I enjoy all aspects of my job especially meeting clients and their pets and also managing the veterinary team.   
My interests are animal behaviour and medicine. I am owned by a beautiful longhaired, black cat called Betty Boop who chose me as her owner after she was found as a stray.

Claire Lewis


I’ve always been a massive animal lover and have known from a young age I wanted to work with animals. I have always been surrounded by a variety of animals growing up.

I started my nursing career in 2009 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) in 2013. I enjoy every aspect of my job especially the wide variety of patients and cases presented each day. I love nursing sick patients back to health and providing owners with advice about keeping their pet in tip top condition. 

I have a particular interest in our feline patients and in the future I would like to pursue a further qualification in feline nursing or anaesthesia. I am also interested in caring for neonates and have hand-reared a number of litters of kittens, puppies and even a litter of mice. 

I currently own three handsome male cats named Stinky Pete, Chester and Colin the Creature and a beautiful Irish setter dog named Scarlett. 

I love working for Vets4Pets Cardiff Newport Road, everyone working here is a true animal lover and has every patients’ best interest at heart. 

Cardiff Newport Road Vets4Pets Vicky Lewis

Vicky Lewis


I am new to Vets4Pets having previously worked in a boarding kennels. I really enjoy working here, and will use any excuse to have a cuddle with the patients!
I grew up with Labradors and am currently owned by two cats, Muppet and Stella (a rescue cat). In my spare time I enjoy hiking and adventure travel.

Portia Huchet

Veterinary Care Assistant

From a young age I have always known I  wanted to be a veterinary nurse. I have always loved animals and grown up with a house full of animals ranging from dogs, cats, rabbits to horses.  

I have been doing veterinary work for the past six years and absolutely love it. 

I have two rescue dogs, a pug called Rosie who is a little bundle of energy and always getting up to mischief! And a staffie called Ruby who is a little sweet-heart.