Meet the Team
- Veterinary Surgeons
- Robert Price-Jones
- Danielle 'Danni' Carroll
- Elizabeth 'Liz' Harries
- Siriol Butterworth
- Marianne Thomas
- Vicky Jones
- Samantha Hancock
To run our pratice we have a dedicated and talented team.
Click on the names of our Veterinary Surgeons and read little bit about them.
Robert Price-Jones BSc (Hons), BVSc , MRCVS
Clinical Director Tysul Vets
After graduating from the University of Liverpool in 1991 with a 1st class degree in Genetics and his degree in Veterinary Science Robert started his professional career in a small mixed practice in Pembrokeshire.
Having seen practice in Llandysul as a student, he quickly accepted the offer of a job with the practice in 1992 and in a few years later in 1995 he became a partner.
Focusing primarily on large animal work Robert has developed an interest in reproduction and fertility in cattle and horses. He was instrumental in registering the practice as one of the first BEVA approved Equine AI centres in Wales.
In his spare time Robert tries to keep fit by cycling, swimming and running and was even known to enter the odd Triathlon in his younger days!
Robert is married to Shirley (the Practice Manager) and has two children, Alex and Sophie.
Danielle Carroll - "Danni" - Veterinary Surgeon (Farm) BVSc CertAVP (cattle) PgCertVPS MRCVS
Originally from North West England, Danni moved to Llandysul to work for Tysul Vets as her first job after graduating from Liverpool Vet School in December 2010. She has been part of the team here at Tysul ever since.
Danni started working as a mixed species vet but favoured the large animal work and made the decision to specialise as a farm vet. She achieved her 'Certificate in Advance Veterinary Practice' with a designation for cattle in 2017. Danni’s main interests lie in routine fertility / reproductive work and obstetrical emergencies (calvings, lambings, kiddings and foalings) although she also enjoys getting involved with herd health and preventative medicine planning. Danni says that the highlight of her job is working closely with dairy farmers to help improve the health, productivity and profitability of their farms whilst getting to know them and their cows.
Outside of work Danni enjoys exploring the beautiful Welsh countryside although she has been known to travel further afield to have adventures. These adventures include a charity challenge across the Sahara Desert, a trek through the Himalayas and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Danni also likes to support local social events where she can catch-up with friends and occasionally enjoy a pint or two.
Elizabeth 'Liz' Harries, BVSc, MRCVS
Liz joined Tysul Vets in 2014. She graduated from Liverpool University and having grown up in Llampumsaint has returned to her Welsh roots to work.
Hailing from a beef and sheep farm and having worked for many years on several local farms; Liz enjoys all aspects of mixed practice but has a keen interest in farm work and thoroughly enjoys getting stuck into all aspects of large animal work with a special interest in reproduction and youngstock management.
Alongside the family farm, Liz has been closely involved from a young age in the breeding production of competition horses, competing at National Level.
Outside of work, Liz enjoys baking with varying success! She is an active member of Young Farmers, mainly competing in Stockjudging and public speaking competitions, representing club and county on several occasions. She can often be found out walking with her spaniel, planting vegetables in the garden or out socialising with her friends.
Siriol was born and brought up in the South Wales valleys, and is a fluent Welsh speaker. She graduated from the University of Bristol in 1987, and Tysul Vets was her 'foster’ practice when she was a student.
The early years of Siriol’s career were spent in predominantly farm animal practice, working in Cornwall and Somerset as well as here in Llandysul, where she became a partner in the practice in 1996. She married Steve, who is a specialist veterinary orthopaedic surgeon in 1990.
Following the birth of their fourth child in 2002, Siriol stepped back from full time practice and spent five wonderful years as a full time mum to her three sons and one daughter.
Since then she has worked in various small animal practices as a locum, spent a period working at a local rescue shelter, responsible for the veterinary care and neutering of around 2000 dogs a year, as well as working as a TB tester at Tysul Vets. In 2018, Siriol spent a month volunteering on a trap, neuter, release project in Borneo, Malaysia - providing essential veterinary care to the island’s many thousands of street cats and dogs. She also volunteers on a regular basis with the charity StreetVet in Swansea, providing veterinary care to the pets of the city’s homeless.
Siriol loves all aspects of general veterinary practice, particularly building a bond with clients and their pets. She also enjoys all types of general surgery, and supporting her younger colleagues in the early years of their careers.
Outside work, Siriol’s family are the main focus of her life. She loves all sorts of outdoor pursuits, especially walking with her two rescue dogs, Alfie and Nell, and skiing and travelling with her family. She also finds time to volunteer as a leader with a local Scout group.
She plans to spend her retirement travelling the world, volunteering on veterinary projects in 3rd world countries - but has to persuade her husband first!
Dr Marianne Thomas
Originally from Aberystwyth, I graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2010 and worked briefly in mixed practice in Bridgend before moving to Oxfordshire to work as a small animal vet in 2011. While in Oxfordshire, I lectured on an Animal Behaviour & Welfare & an Animal Rehabilitation course for Oxford Brookes University, and ran my own Dog First Aid franchise, all the while working as a vet.
I love all aspects of small animal medicine including working up complicated cases, dermatology (skin & ear issues), dentistry and diagnostic ultrasound. My special interests include small furries & birds, and behaviour & welfare. The most important thing for me is that we make decisions that are best for the whole family, and I enjoy working with families to give older pets their best quality of life in their golden years.
I moved to Llandysul in 2019 and started at Tysul almost immediately. It's great to be back in Wales, where my menagerie consists of 2 terriers, a cat, some ducks, chickens, bees and occasional wildlife, and my wife Stef. I'm learning to play the ukulele and have started bringing it to work to serenade my colleagues and patients!
I speak Welsh, French & English, and am hoping to learn Signs Supported English.
Vicky Jones - Veterinary Surgeon MRCVS (Small Animal)
Graduated from Bristol university in 2020. Vicky came straight to join us at Tysul vets as she had loved visiting us as her foster practice. Having enjoyed her time as a mixed vet at the practice she recently made the decision to focus on small animals. She loves dealing with eyes and soft tissue surgery.
Vicky enjoys spending time with her cat and visiting her family. She likes painting.
Samantha Hancock- Veterinary Surgeon MRCVS (small animal)
My name is Sam and I am originally from South Yorkshire. I graduated from Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2013. Afterwards, I spent a year working in mixed animal practice in the Midlands and then moved back home to Yorkshire where I spent the next 8 years working solely in small animal practice. I moved to Tysul Vets in Jan 2023.
I enjoy most aspects of small animal practice but I particularly enjoy working with clients to find the best treatment for their pets. I recently trained in acupuncture and hope to be able to provide this soon to patients at Tysul Vets.
In my spare time, I enjoy renovating our house, knitting, camping and adventuring on my motorbike. I have a one legged cat called Jack who I rescued as a feral kitten. In the future, I would love to keep bees.
I am also learning to speak Welsh.