Karen Davies qualified from the University of Bristol Vet School in 1990 and worked for 24 years at a mixed practice in Bridgend close to where she grew up. In 2014 she left the partnership in order to spend more time with her family on their smallholding, and to enable her to pursue her interest in the breeding and reproductive issues of small animals. Prior to attending vet school, Karen spent 10 years showing and breeding collies, which is where her current interest obviously began.
In 2015, Karen attended reproduction courses first in Paris and then a five day ESAVS course in Nantes, she has also 'seen practice' with one of the leading repro vets in the UK. Having been taught by experts, especially in the fields of canine semen collection and artificial insemination, and using equipment not available in most UK veterinary practices, Karen is confident that Millhouse will become a useful resource for dog and cat breeders in the area.
Karen is an appointed Official Veterinarian (OV) with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, so is able to give rabies vaccinations, complete PETS passports and help with importing and exporting. In 2015 she also gained the OV(germplasm) qualification to enable supervision and importation/exportation of semen, ova and embryos.
Karen is a member of BVA, BSAVA and EVSSAR, and has been very involved with the South Wales branch of BVA over the years including two terms as president.
Millhouse is very pleased to be working with members of the Welsh Sheepdog Society to help with the preservation of bloodlines of the indigenous welsh sheepdog.