Meet The Team at William Vets
Knowledge, experience and understanding are the cornerstones of our fantastic team here at Williams Vets. All of the team are or have been pet owners themselves and fully appreciate how important your animals are to you. We believe that the very best patient care can only be built around a strong team and we are thankful to everyone at Williams Vets for the part they play.
Hugh Williams – Veterinary Surgeon/Partner
Hugh qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2001, and after a brief spell working for Animal Health during the Foot and Mouth disease outbreak returned home to work in the family practice.
He has seen a lot of changes over the years as the practice has grown since returning home in 2001. He has tried to incorporate new technology into the business and was key to plan and develop a new purpose built surgery in Tywyn in 2009 and then the opening of the new Branch in Barmouth in 2013 whilst always updating and improving our original premises at Cemmaes Road.
He has invested time and effort into building and supporting a fantastic team of staff around him. This along with the investment in a whole host of modern diagnostic equipment at all three surgeries helps to provide the highest quality of service for our clients.
Hugh enjoys all aspects of mixed veterinary practice from consulting and meeting people to operating at all three surgeries whilst enjoying work in the most idyllic of sceneries. He has a particular interest in ophthalmology cases.
He lives in Bryncrug on the family farm, along with wife Jess, his children Sara and Will, and all the other animals.
Rhian Davies – Veterinary Surgeon/Partner
Rhian has seen practice with us from a young age, and after graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2010 came to work in the practice. She spends most of her time in the Cemmaes Road branch and enjoys all areas of mixed animal practice, and particularly enjoys farm animal work and surgical cases.
Rhian grew up in the Llanbrynmair area, and continues to live on the family farm and keeps a flock of sheep and a small herd of pedigree Welsh Black cattle. Outside of work she enjoys farming and meeting friends usually accompanied by her spaniels Jess and Elsi.
Debbie Kojs – Veterinary Surgeon
Debbie has worked with Williams Vets since doing her A levels. She qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2008 and has been working with us since then.
Debbie mainly works at our Barmouth branch and particularly enjoys small animal medicine and dermatology.
She grew up in Machynlleth but now lives in Llanelltyd just outside Dolgellau with her husband and 2 young children and her 2 Pygmy goats! Outside work she volunteers and participates in the Dolgellau Parkrun and enjoys walking and cycling with her children.
John Jones – Veterinary Surgeon
John joined Williams Vets in 2014, having spent 2 years at a mixed practice in the lake district.
He enjoys all aspects of mixed veterinary work, and is kept busy at home having moved to the family farm in Aberangell.
He has a flock of Whitefaced Woodland Sheep, and is a keen and active member of the Society.
Amy O’Regan – Veterinary Surgeon
Amy grew up in Galway, Ireland and came over to wales in 2015.
Since joining the team in August of the same year, she has enjoyed all aspects of mixed animal practice, especially small animal surgery and being out on farm.
Having settled in well to the welsh lifestyle, she lives in Pennal and in her free time enjoys socialising and walks with her black Labrador Penny.
Alice Jones – Veterinary Surgeon
Alice moved to North Wales in 2011 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London that year. She spent 9 years in mixed practice before joining us at Williams Vets in September 2020. She enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, but has a particular interest in flock health planning and small animal ultrasound scanning.
Alice lives locally with her husband, Ceri, on their working farm with their two dogs Rosie and Jim. They have a small herd of pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle and plenty of sheep to keep them busy.
John Bickerton – Veterinary Surgeon
Jude Evans – Practice Manager
Jude joined the Williams Vets team in 2009 having previously worked as a senior accounts clerk for over 20 years. She is married to a local Bryncrug farmer and has 2 children.
In her spare time she enjoys trail running and regularly competes in local events.
Gwenan Roberts – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Gwenan started working with us in 2006 after finishing her Animal Management Course in Llysfasi College. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and enjoys all aspects of her role, with a keen interest in theatre work and microscopy.
She lives locally to the Cemmaes Road branch with her farmer husband and three children, which we can safely say keep her busy out of work! She enjoys attending the local pilates group and catching up with friends over some fine gin.
Annette Pullan – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Annette has been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2001. During this time she has worked in a wide range of practices including a referral centre dealing with orthopaedic and ophthalmic cases. She has also worked alongside a veterinary surgeon to open a practice that specialised in birds and exotics. After moving to Tywyn in 2012 to start a business with her husband she came back into the veterinary profession in a small animal clinic. Annette joined the team at Williams Vets in 2021. She lives in Tywyn with her dog, 4 cats 2 teenagers and her husband.
Alaw Davies – Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Alaw started working for us in the summer of 2009 as an Assistant Veterinary Nurse after completing an Animal Care and Management Course at Glynllifon College.
She particularly enjoys large animal work especially lambing time, and assisting with small animal dental procedures.
Outside of work she enjoys netball, hiking with her terrier Gelert and a good pint of lager in the local pub.
Becca Powl-Jones – Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Originally from Bryncrug, Becca joined the practice in 2012 after studying agriculture in Glynllifon for two years. She enjoys all aspects of her work as an assistant veterinary nurse, from assisting with small animal surgeries or out on farm with the vets.
She loves walking in her spare time, and very rarely is she seen without her black Labrador Jini. Becca is currently on maternity leave having had her little boy John in February, but will be back with us at the end of the year.
Chloe Rayfield - Receptionist
Chloe started working for Williams Vets in June 2021 and you will find her mostly at our Barmouth branch. She grew up locally on her family's farm in Talybont around horses and Pedigree Welsh Black Cattle. Chloe studied Animal management at Glynllifon and plans to continue her studies into Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work Chloe enjoys spending time with her friends and going for long walks with her German Shorthaired pointer, Tank.
Catrin Owen – Receptionist
Catrin joined the practice in March 2018, and grew up locally on her family’s beef and sheep farm. Catrin enjoys working alongside local farmers and pet owners.
Outside work Catrin helps out with the busy family business, plays netball, and is an active member of Dinas Mawddwy Young farmers. She can also be found racing with the Aberdyfi rowing club at the weekend.
Amy Mcguinness – Registered Veterinary Nurse
Amy joined the practice as a trainee veterinary nurse in March 2018 and is starting college in September at Glynllifon . Amy grew up in Penuwch, Aberystwyth and lives with Lleucu Llwyd, her adopted cat from the surgery.
Amy enjoys the new challenges of working in a mixed practice, and especially companion care. Outside work Amy enjoys cooking up tasty food, yoga and climbing up mountains.
Glesni Williams – Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Glesni joined the practice as a trainee Veterinary nurse in September 2019 after securing a place on a Level 3 Veterinary nursing course at Glynllifon College.
Glesni enjoys the variety of work given to her at a mixed practice and especially enjoys cuddles with our companion care patients.
When she isn't at the practice or college, Glesni enjoys taking care of her three horses Dotty, Freddy and Charm and also volunteers at her local Barmouth RNLI.
Cari Mason – Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Betsan Evans – Receptionist
Megan Evans – Veterinary Nursing Assistant