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Dr Rhian Louise Littlehales MRCVS


Dr Rhian Louise Littlehales MRCVSRhian qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2012, starting her first job in the first opinion practice that she worked at as a “Saturday receptionist” at secondary school. Rhian has spent most of her career working with small animal patients but has always enjoyed and retained interest in the large animal sector too.  After her practice was purchased by a large group, Rhian has undertaken many roles in the corporate sector, including Regional Director roles, Head of Clinical Operations and Head of Early Careers.  She has also run many of the company steercos and committees in her areas of interest, such as the Wellbeing Committee, Valuing Veterinary Nurses Committee and Animal Ethics and Welfare Committee.

Rhian is currently the Clinical Governance Director at Medivet, overseeing the clinical standards and operational support of the referral clinics within the group. She enjoys spending as much time practicing as possible within her roles, and still sees many clients that have followed her through the years!

 Rhian also holds a Zoology degree, a CertAVP and a postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Business Management. Rhian is a STEM ambassador, and also works with Vet Mentor- encouraging schoolchildren of all ages and from all walks of life to consider careers in the Veterinary sector.

Rhian is married to Bryn, and is Mum to Mali. She lives with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Birman and Russian blue cross. Outside of work she enjoys reading, dancing, baking and anything Disney related.

Committee membership

  • Charter Case Committee - Appointed August 2023

Declaration of Interests


  • Aura Veterinary - Director





Appointments to other bodies

  • Vet Mentor - Chief Mentor

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • BVA - Member
  • VDS - Member
  • BSAVA - Member


  • Medivet - Clinical Governance Director

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • BSc (Hons) Zoology

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


Other relevant information