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We’re trusted to care for over 8,000 pets every year in Treforest, Tonypandy and the surrounding areas

Hi, my name is Andrew and I’m the owner of Treforest and Tonypandy Veterinary Clinics. Being a veterinary surgeon which means we get to spend every day doing what we love alongside the rest of the team – working with animals and treating your pets

We’re already trusted to care for over 8,000 pets a year – both locally in Treforest, Tonypandy and The Rhondda and in the surrounding areas like Porth, Church Village and Beddau – and we’d love to care for your companion too. But before your make your decision, who not read on to find a little bit more about us?

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Meet the Team

Pet Health Plan

Andrew – Practice Owner and Clinical Director

I’ve owned a variety of animals since I was very small. My earliest memories are of looking after our guinea pigs and dogs, and we also had ducks and an orphaned lamb, all in a tiny back garden! By the time I was 11, as well as spending all of my time with creatures great and small, I was attracted to the veterinary profession due to the variety it offered; I also liked the idea of being a part of a community.

I came to Treforest Vets in 2011, originally as a locum. Mike had already been here 25 years and we worked really well together. So when the opportunity arose to go into business with Mike 5 years ago, I jumped at the chance.

Today, I’m just as passionate about animal care as I was surrounded by my pets as a child. The profession is definitely varied (as I had hoped), and thanks to being an independent practice we have the freedom to invest our money in the technology and equipment we need to deliver unrivalled veterinary care.

Finally, it gives me immense satisfaction to successfully treat animals and relieve their problems. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and their owners and hope that our genuine dedication to each and every animal in our care shines through!

Mike – Mike retired in 2021 but his legacy is still an important part of how we run the practice, as he was a key part of the practice for 25+ years

Some of my earliest memories as a child are of family holidays at a farm in Llangwnnadl on the Llyn peninsula. Chickens in the yard, a pigsty and watching a calf being born and walking behind Mr Griffiths as he moved the calf in a wheelbarrow. These early memories, the family pets and a love of science led to veterinary school in Liverpool and then to Pontypridd in 1986.

I have been lucky enough to work in a practice with lovely clients, great colleagues and some wonderful patients. Not every patient is happy about coming in, but we want to do our best for all of them. When Mr. Marshall sold the practice in 2011, Andrew was keen to join me in buying the practice. Some would see our age gap as a problem, but his youth, energy and IT competence are the ideal match for my experience and knowledge of the community.

Since taking over, we have been keen to improve and expand the practice to provide the best service we can to all our patients and to make Treforest and Tonypandy Veterinary Clinics a true part of the communities of Pontypridd and the Rhondda, serving clients and patients here and further afield.

  • Investment
    In the last 12 months we have heavily invested in state of the art equipment to keep your pet happy and healthy October 1, 2013 If you’re looking for a veterinary clinic where the vets are highly experienced, the equipment is state of the art and the team are genuinely passionate about animal care, look … Read more