32000 pet owners in South Wales can’t be wrong! This is the number of clients who have brought their animals to see us in the last few years; animals who we have treated as if they are our own. We have been helping animals for 25 years.

We have a wealth of experience and knowledge of treating thousands of animals. However, we’re not old fashioned. We keep up with new information and have up to date equipment such as ultrasound, endoscopy, digital x-ray and lab machines.

Because we are independent vets and not part of a large chain, we can provide a personal service which is tailored to the needs of you and your pet. Our vets are not only animal owners, they are also the owners of the business, so everything that matters to you matters to them.

Register now at Ash Veterinary surgery and ensure that your pets are looked after properly. If you complete this form we can register your pets and get things ready for your first appointment. Alternatively, give us a ring on 01685 385117 and we can help you over the phone.

Would you still like to know more about us?
22289983820_15aa75f246_mMike Jessop (vet and owner) has a special interest in tortoises and other reptiles. His poor-long suffering wife, Sally joking refers to his tortoise shed as “the conservatory’ as this is where she would like extend the house, were it not appropriated by his menagerie. They also share the house with three cats. Mike has a keen interest in animal welfare and advises national organisations including the RSPCA on best practice.

22453874906_1bf7862081_mNick Hatton (vet and owner) was asked by The Cats Protection League to look after and treat a tiny stray kitten with fleas, lice, ringworm, chlamydia infection and cat flu. None of their foster homes would take her on with all those problems and if the CPL couldn’t find somewhere to take her, she would been put to sleep. Of course having nursed her through all the problems the family couldn’t part with her and the ‘temporary’ cat stayed for 16 years although she never got another name!

22490371181_a91ef22fab_mRachel Thomas (vet and owner) announced at the age of three that she wanted to be a vet and nothing her mother could say changed her mind. She took on a stray kitten that the CPL were having problems rehoming and spent thousands on treatment of his heart, kidney and arthritis problems. She drives her current cat to Swansea from Cardiff at least once a month for physiotherapy treatment and is currently remodelling her house around the different needs of her this older grumpy cat and two young, energetic kittens.

22490747531_fcd1c86a9f_mGeorgina Hatton, (vet) took home a stray dog that the police brought into the practice after a road traffic accident. Within a few weeks this poor dog as diagnosed with unusual cancer which required very specialised treatment. She was referred to an oncology unit in Cambridge where she required weekly treatment and therefore someone driving her backwards and forwards.

Can you see why they are the sort of people you want to look after your pets? They don’t just work with animals, they live, breathe and love them too.

It’s not just your vets; our nurses and receptionists are just as devoted to their pets; our whole team is in fact! Come into the surgery and talk to them if you are in any doubt!

We at Ash Veterinary Surgery are also keen to look after our staff. The staff are our greatest asset and for the practice to succeed everyone has to perform well. To achieve this, people need the right knowledge, skills and motivation to work efficiently. This is why we set and monitor certain criteria in order to improve performance and realise objectives through effective management and development of staff.


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Our practice offers high standards of care for pets and peace of mind for owners. We are committed to promoting and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.

We have followed a range of standards for hygiene, staff training, 24-hour emergency cover, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures. We are also subject to spot-checks from the organisation which controls the use of veterinary drugs. We are proud of our practice and keen to ensure that it provides you and your pets with an excellent standard of veterinary care.


History of the practice

After starting with a single surgery in Mountain Ash, the Ash Veterinary Group now consists of four surgeries, located in Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Treharris and Ystradgynlais.Ash Vets Final Session Low Res-2799

The practice was started in 1990, with Mike Jessop as the sole veterinary surgeon and two support staff to help him. Ash Veterinary Surgery as you would recognise now started when Nick Hatton joined him in 1991 and Rachel Thomas became the third partner in May 2008. In May 2014, the practice incorporated, becoming a limited company as MYM, trading as Ash Veterinary Surgery.

The practice now has six vets and employs six vets and fifteen support staff. There is over one hundred and twenty years of veterinary experience within the veterinary team and over one hundred years of veterinary nursing experience.

All of the team regularly attend continuing professional development courses to ensure that they are well informed about recent developments The practice offers the most up to date operating procedures, equipment and treatments.

Ash Veterinary Surgery is the trading name of The MYM Partnership Ltd. Company Number 07287124.  The Registered Office is Ash Veterinary Group, Aberdare Rd, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1AT. The Directors are Nick Hatton, Mike Jessop & Rachel Thomas.

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