Val joined the Vale team as a companion animal locum in 2014 and never left! She comes from South Wales originally but has lost the accent over the years having worked in Derbyshire, Cumbria and now Devon. Having spent 7 years as a mixed vet whilst ‘up north’ she now enjoys a much warmer life focussing on companion animal work with her main interest being medical cases. She lives near Exmoor with her husband, son, and their dog Tegan and naughty Talisker – adopted as an orphaned kitten.