Hi, we’re Mike and Andrew and we’re the owners of Treforest and Tonypandy Veterinary Clinics. We’re also veterinary surgeons which means we get to spend every day doing what we love – working with animals and treating your pets!
We’re already trusted to care for over 5,000 pets – 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, why not read on to find a little bit more about us?
"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 we are able 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!"
"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."