Cardiff Bay Vets4Pets

Cardiff Bay Retail Park
Inside Pets at Home
Ferry Road
Cardiff
CF11 0JR

Telephone: 029 2023 2957

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Samantha Bird

Dr Samantha Bird

Clinical Director, Senior Veterinary Surgeon, JVP

BVetMed PgCertSAM MRCVS

Read Dr Samantha Bird bio

In 2010, I qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, as Veterinary Surgeon after a life long dream that began as a child on my family’s dairy farm.

I had always wanted to work with cows, but soon after graduation I settled into domestic animal practice and found my love for Internal Medicine. 

Being a home bird (quite literally), I have always lived in and worked around south Wales, but in 2016 during a locumming period I met Helen. 

After immediately hitting it off, and realising that our standards of care, ethics and lifelong plans were the same - we became firm friends and Helen offered me a job at Cardiff Bay as Clinical Director.

In July, 2017, I became a Joint Venture Partner and here we are today.

In October 2016 I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine equipping me with the extra knowledge I craved for my patients.

I am extremely proud of our practice and our team, our standards of care and the high levels of services that we offer. 

 

Beki Reilly

Dr Beki Reilly

Surgical Director & Senior Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed GPCertSAS MRCVS

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Hi I’m Beki

Born and bred in Cardiff, I’ve been a vet for just over 10 years originally starting in the large animal field.

I graduated from the Royal college of veterinary surgeons in London where I met Sam the practice owner.

I joined Cardiff Bay 2 years ago and I have loved getting to know the clients and their furrbabies.....I especially love the small naughty ones!

I have a keen interest in surgery including BOAS (brachycephallic obstructive airway syndrome correction), cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), anal sacculectomy (anal gland removal) and most recently, some orthopeadic procedures. 

I am studying towards my surgical post graduate certificate, which I hope to obtain later this year.

In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and running around after my toddler. 

Lorna Beely

Dr Lorna Beeley

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM BVS MRCVS

Read Dr Lorna Beeley bio

I graduated from Nottingham University in July 2018 and started at Cardiff Bay soon afterwards.

Originally from Berkshire, I decided to move to Wales as I love the Brecon Beacons, enjoy having city and country life so close together and Sam and Helen were very persuasive.

My interests lie in medicine and diagnostic imaging/cardiology and I am currently performing the heart scans and seeing the heart cases at Cardiff Bay after receiving some training from top specialists in the cardiology field.

I also really enjoy meeting clients, chatting to them and hearing their life stories – as well as meeting their gorgeous pets!

In the future, I would like to further my studies and complete a post graduate certificate in medicine or imaging.

Dr Karolina Deptula

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

Read Dr Karolina Deptula bio

Karolina is our newest addition all the way from Canada, if you would like your consultation in French then please let us know!

She is always smiling and is guaranteed to brighten up your day

Helen Navran

Miss Helen Navran

Registered Veterinary Nurse, Senior Veterinary Nurse, JVP

RVN

Read Miss Helen Navran bio

I have nursed for over 20 years.

I trained in the charity Blue Cross Merton in London where I credit my skillset base and ethics.  

My profession plays a hugely important role in an animals welfare and as a nurse I feel that responsibility every single day.

During my career I’ve worked in many practices, dabbled in management and in 2016 had the opportunity to become a joint venture partner.

I'm proud that only a handful of nurses have achieved this.

In 2018 I was honoured to receive the BSAVA Bruce Vivash award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary nursing.

I strive to inspire my team each day to provide the best gold standard care for our patients which I wholeheartedly believe we offer each and every day.

Emma Jayne George

Miss Emmajayne George

Registered Veterinary Nurse, Nurse Behaviourist

BSc(Hons) NCert(AnBeh) RVN

Read Miss Emmajayne George bio

Hi I’m Emmajayne,

I qualified in 2015 after obtaining a degree from Hartpury College University.

I have worked in Cardiff Bay Vets4Pets since 2012 and since qualifying, I have gained a certificate in Animal Behaviour - so I’m your girl if your fury family members are feeling misunderstood (I have to be specific as wives will ask about their husbands and fortunately I have no experience in that area..) In my spare time I like to keep active with cycling, running and swimming, and taking my two dogs Lilly and Stanley for long walks. I also enjoy the usual social activities but we don’t want the list too long.

Megan Penny

Miss Megan Penny

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Meg began working at Cardiff Bay vets4pets in 2016 and began her training as a veterinary nurse at Abbeydale Vetlink in 2017. She has recently qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Meg enjoys Medical nursing and nursing exotic species. She has a cockerpoo named Poppy who is an absolute diva. Meg is hoping to complete a course in canine physiotherapy once she has had a rest from studying!

Danielle Thomas

Miss Danielle Thomas

Student Veterinary Nurse

SVN

Read Miss Danielle Thomas bio

Hi my name is Danielle I have been in practice for nearly three years. 

I have a keen interest in animal behaviour, nutrition and orthopaedic surgery. I have previously trained as a veterinary nurse, and after a temporary break, I cannot wait to return and hopefully qualify as an RVN. 

In my spare time I enjoy walking my doggy Tyson, and having relaxing catches with my cat Jessie!

Mrs Laura Williams

Practice Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

BSc VNS RVN

Read Mrs Laura Williams bio

Hi my name is Laura. I am the Practice Manager here at Vets4Pets Cardiff Bay. I started working in veterinary nursing fourteen years ago when I went to university to gain my degree in Veterinary Nursing Science. 

I returned back to Cardiff seven years ago. I love my job in all its forms; the animals and the client relationships that get formed. I also enjoy going to schools or road shows and talking about our work and animal care to younger children. I used to take animals to Ty Hafan as "pet therapy" and I loved watching the children engage with the animals. 

Outside of work I have two young children that keep me very busy as well as my own two fur babies. 

I am enjoying getting to meet everyone and their own lovely fur babies and hope to meet more of you soon.

Lucy Saunders

Miss Lucy Sanders

Head Nurse

RVN

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Hi, I'm Lucy, a local girl who began nursing in 1999. Over the last 20 years I have gained experience in many different aspects of the veterinary field. I've worked for various charities, referral centres, emergency and general practices in South Wales, South West England and Australia. I've also dabbled in clinical coaching, teaching and head nursing along the way.

In particular I enjoy medical and emergency cases. I also love consulting where i can really get to know clients and their furrbabies. I love the variety and unpredictability of veterinary nursing, its definitely more than just a job.

I spend my spare time being Mum to my 6 year old sidekick, we have a cat called Monkey Moomins, and a corn snake called Maisie.

I've recently taken on the role of Head Nurse here at Cardiff Bay. I'm very excited and honoured to have joined such a passionate hard-working team and can't wait to get to know you and your furry family. If you have a feline with 'cattitude' send them my way!

Bethan Deenan

Miss Bethan Deneen

Registered Veterinary Nurse, Nurse Nutritionist

RVN CFVHNut

Read Miss Bethan Deneen bio

Bethan qualified in 2016 from Hartpury University with a degree in Veterinary Nursing. Since then Bethan has completed both a pet health councillor qualification and a small animal nutrition certificate. Bethan is the practice nutritionist and has a keen interest in all aspects of small animal nutrition including devising diets for animals with food allergies and intolerances. Bethan enjoys all aspects of her job but particularly enjoys consulting and peri- operative nursing. She has two springer spaniels named Scooby Doo and Duke who are always getting into mischief! She has recently come back from Australia where she nursed lots of different types of species.

Rachel Cole

Ms Rachel Cole

Head Receptionist

Read Ms Rachel Cole bio

Hi I’m Rachel (aka Hoops) and I have been part of the Cardiff Bay family since June 2017 and appointed Head Receptionist.

I have previously worked in a veterinary practice and after taking time away to start a family I am happy to be back cuddling everyone's pets.

In my spare time it's all about quality time with my family.

 

Pam Pezzack

Ms Pamela Pezzack

Receptionist

Read Ms Pamela Pezzack bio

Pam is our longest standing member of the team at Cardiff Bay.

Many of you will know her, as you will have met her on the weekends

Joel Cardiff Bay

Mr Joel Jervis

Receptionist

Read Mr Joel Jervis bio

Hello everyone!

I am Joel but you can call me “subtitles”. I’ve been employed with Vets4Pets Cardiff bay since March 2017.

I have a real passion for animals and enjoy having cuddles from them.

With a background of the Airline industry who thought I would end up here! Well I was hired because of how handsome I was which helps (lol).

At home I have a lovely Pug called Aston.

My hobbies are taking walks in the park and having long luxurious bubble baths.

Lauren Norris

Mrs Lauren Norris

Receptionist

Read Mrs Lauren Norris bio

Hi I am Lauren and I am one of the (best) receptionists here and have worked here since October 2018.

I have a degree in Animal Health and Welfare and qualified in 2015.

At home, I have a staffie called Arnie and a tripawed cat called Flo.

In my spare time I like going for walks with Arnie and my 2 year old daughter. 

 

Vets4Pets Cardiff Bay was taken over by Helen in 2016 and was later joined by Sam in July 2017. We are proud to deliver an exceptional quality service to both client and pet, that is both value for money and of an incredible standard.

We boast a multitude of in house facilities, including K Laser treatment, in house diagnostics (including radiography, in house laboratory, ultrasonography, echocardiography and roaming CT), bronchoscopy, separate cat/exotic and dog wards and complimentary therapies such as acupuncture and medical leech treatment.

Our staff are highly trained and we are proud to have both vets and nurses that have special interests in areas such as Medicine, Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery, Animal Behaviour and Pet Nutrition. As such, we very rarely refer to external specialties and many complex cases can be handled in-house.

We work with many different insurance companies and can offer direct insurance claims* without any administration fees – preventing the need for you as a client to pay out large bills and waiting for reimbursement.

Being within a Pets at Home store, we are lucky to also have a large on-site Car Park and owners have the benefit of buying their pet a ‘well done’ treat on the way home, or being a one-stop shop for pet foods and services that cannot be found in other local practices. We are also open 7 days a week, late evenings and weekends.

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • CT Scan
    Provides 3D imaging for a view of internal organs and bones.

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  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Weight
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Physiotherapy
    Supports your pets' strength and mobility.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Nutrition
    Advice and support for our pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Home Visits
    If you can’t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who don’t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Educational Workshops
    Educational workshops are held to create awareness.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Chemotherapy
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cat and Dog Hospital Ward
    There are separate wards for cats and dogs providing good hygiene environment.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Air Way Surgery
    Air Way Surgery
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Valley Vets Hospital
Unit 2C
Gwaelod y Garth Industrial Estate
Gwaelod y Garth
Cardiff
CF15 9AA

Telephone: 02920 001454

7 Days a Week: 6pm to 12am: £140 12am to 8.30am: £150 Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm: £130

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