Helen Bates

Having finished my A-levels at Hereford Sixth Form College, I travelled to New Zealand during my gap year. There I studied to be a veterinary nurse. After 12 years in New Zealand, America and Australia, I decided to return to my home in Hereford. I then joined Chris at Wye Valley Vets and helped build the practice 3 weeks before opening!

I have a Shih Tzu called Ted, who has me wrapped around his paw, but I wouldn't be without him - where I am, Ted is sure to be close.

I also own a Horsefields Tortoise called Bruno and 3 Whites Tree Frogs and being the comedians that they are, I often find myself watching them in amusement. 

I have a keen interest in Food and Marine life. I've enjoyed tasting all types of cuisines in different countries and Diving the Great Barrier Reef! New Zealand cuisine is my firm favourite.