Hi, I'm Devan and I'm the Practice Manager at Vets4Pets Merthyr Tydfil. I have been here at Vets4Pets since the surgery opened in February 2016 and absolutely love it here as every day is different and my job is so rewarding.
I have had a love of animals from a very young age & started my career in a veterinary practice when I was 14! I started at the vets on a two week work experience for school and left with an Animal Nursing Qualification nine years later. I am very passionate about animals and their wellbeing and couldn’t see myself in any other job! I have a gorgeous Welsh Collie called Dougie who is my pride & joy. He is a qualified PAT dog, absolutely loves children and comes to work with me every day so you can usually find him behind the reception desk curled up in his bed.
At home I have two rescue cats Dusty & Diego. Dusty was a feral Cats Protection kitten who I healed back to health after having his head stuck in a liquid bin for 4 days, hence the name Dusty-bin! Diego was dumped at a local reservoir at 4 weeks of age with a broken leg, luckily a dog walker found him & brought him to the vets where I fell in love with him. I also have three Syrian hamsters called Rory, Rio and Rex. Plus three calling ducklings called Reggie, Flo & Mabel, which were bought for me as a wedding gift.
In my spare time I enjoy taking Dougie on long walks, going to the cinema, reading & looking after my in-laws pets which include Welsh cobs, Shetland ponies, chickens, four dogs & two cats.
I got married in June 2017 so I am currently settling in to married life. I look forward to meeting you & your pets!