Holly was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, but moved to Llanelli with her family at the age of two and grew up there. Following her graduation from Bristol in 2009, she spent two years at a mixed practice in Ammanford where she met her husband (one of his cows was the lucky recipient of Holly’s first ever cow caesarean! ), before joining Cotts to complete her internship. She then joined the team on a permanent basis the following year in Pembrokeshire.
In 2015, Holly returned to her roots to set up the Swansea clinic and has since driven the growth of it to include two additional vets. Holly became a director of the practice in April 2022.
Her professional area of interest lies primarily in reproductive internal medicine, but she also has a huge passion for the care and treatment of animals for charities such as the RSPCA and donkey sanctuary and works closely with them.
Holly would be described as calm in a crisis and someone you can always count on. She is also the chief coffee critic of the office according to the girls. When she isn’t at work, she can be found walking her beloved dogs Elvis, Millie and Snowy.
Somehow, she also manages to fit six of her own horses into all of this, enjoying ‘a bit of dressage’ (her words) when she can, and find time to breed pedigree Texel sheep with her husband, which they show at the Royal Welsh annually.
In her words…
"Having been with Cotts since 2011, it has been a privilege to be part of the growth of the practice. Working with like-minded people, who are driven by the desire to provide the very best care they can, is an honour and I know that the future is bright."