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Welcome to Barrmore Vets

Barrmore Vets is an established, family-owned veterinary practice in the heart of Llanharan. The practice is owned by Emma and Giles who purchased the practice in May 2014 when the previous owner retired. It is one of the few independently owned vets in the area.

Our practice is open for appointments throughout the day and provides a friendly and caring veterinary healthcare service for all small animals. We operate in a professional and accommodating environment and our dedicated, knowledgeable team are on hand to help in any way possible. 

Giles Heaversedge BVSc MRCVS

Giles qualified from Liverpool and began work in a veterinary practice in Newport. It was here that he developed an interest in small animal medicine and surgery hence settled in Wales. He has worked throughout South Wales area ever since.

Giles has received nominations for Vet of the Year every year from  2016 to date!

Away from work he enjoys kitesurfing and mountain biking.

Emma Heaversedge BA (Hons)

Emma works behind the scenes as the Practice Manager. She was nominated for Practice Manager of the Year 2018

Emma enjoys running, reading and walking their dogs Bert and Pip.

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Andra Branzea MRCVS

Andra Branzea MRCVS

Andra qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2011 and she joined the Barrmore Vets team in August 2018. 

Andra is currently studying for her certificate in General Practice and is a certified K-Laser therapist.

She is proud mum to Greg (pictured here), Phoebe (Italian Greyhound) and Stu the rat.  

David Adams MA Vet MB

David Adams MA Vet MB

David qualified from Cambridge University in 2013 and joined Barrmore Vets in October 2021.

David enjoys the hands on work that veterinary brings with special interest in surgery and dentals.

In his spare time David enjoys exploring the Welsh beaches and counrtyside.

Sian Thomas RVN

Sian Thomas RVN

Sian is Barrmore Vets Head Nurse and joined the team in October 2018. She has a wealth of nursing experience and has been nursing for 13 years.

We are delighted that Sian has qualified as a certified K-Laser Therapist.

Sian is proud cat mum to Jaffro (pictured here), Toulouse, Ripley and Nim and dog mum to Shadowmere the Welsh Terrier.

Alicia Dyer RVN

Alicia Dyer RVN

Alicia has been working in the veterinary industry since 2008 and joined Team Barrmore in 2022.

She has a degree in Animal Behaviour and can help with your behavioural needs – just contact us to book a consultation!

Alicia is also Barrmore Vets’ Clinical Coach which involves training new Veterinary Nurses here at the practice.

Andi Hughes RVN

Andi joined the Barrmore Vets team in 2023. She has a wealth of nursing experience and loves spending her time looking after animals.

Isabella Gelsomini SVN

Issy joined the Barrmore team in 2022. She is a committed and talented Student Nurse

Fran Linton SVN

Fran joined the Barrmore team in 2023 and has recently started her nurse training with us. The future is bright with Fran on the team!

Rachel Inglis ANA

Rachel Inglis ANA

Rachel has worked with animals for over 12 years and can advise on many aspects of animal care. Rachel joined the Barrmore Vets team as a Veterinary Receptionist in 2015 and received a nomination for Practice Support Staff of the Year 2018 2019 and 2020!

Rachel is the proud owner of Betty, a Psittacine.

Emma Wiggins Veterinary Receptionist

Emma has a wealth of experience working with animals and joined the team as a Veterinary Receptionist in 2023

Karen George Veterinary Receptionist

Karen started working at Barrmore Vets in 2018 as a RVN! 

Karen is the font of knowledge with all things animal hence we were delighted when she made the transition to working as a Veterinary Receptionist here at Barrmore Vets early 2024

Bert and Pip

Bert and Pip

Bert and Pip can be found  ‘helping’ Emma at Barrmore Vets most days!  Giles and Emma are the proud owners of these tenacious Border Terriers.

Bert joined Barrmore Vets when he was born in 2018. He specialises in chasing squirrels, pestering everyone to play ball and finding the most comfortable spot to snooze in. 

Pip is a special pup as she is blind. Pip joined Barrmore in 2021. Bert is a fantastic help and very tolerant!