Rhiannon graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2013 and started working in a mixed animal practice in South Wales before coming to work at Acorn. Rhiannon loves all aspects of internal medicine and has a particular interest in feline medicine, and has helped to develop the cat-friendly ethos at Acorn. She works closely with our wonderful cat charity partner Cats Protection and Wirral Animal Sanctuary. She also enjoys dermatology cases, finding it very rewarding to treat and make such a difference to our pets quality of life. Rhiannon has also been focussing on fear free techniques to help to allow the veterinary visit to be as positive as possible for all of our pets. At home, Rhiannon has a cat called Tigerlilly, described as a silver tabby and a total princess (and a little troublemaker!). In her spare time she enjoys lots of DIY, spending time with her family and travelling.
Get to Know… Rhiannon Mansell
When I was younger I wanted to be?
Ever since I could talk, all I ever wanted to be was a vet. I remember my parents digging out a book after I had just learned to write saying that I wanted to be a vet. I have always had a passion for animals, they have always been a part of my life and I have always wanted to help them in any way I could. I love being a vet, to see my patients happy and healthy is so rewarding.
My three favourite songs are…
This is a difficult one…
A thousand years by Christina Perri
Don’t speak by No Doubt
America’s Sweetheart by Elle King
My last meal would be?
I think it would have to be curry with some Prosecco to wash it down, followed by chocolate fudge cake, warm with ice cream (only if it was my last meal would this combination be acceptable)
Three famous people (dead or alive) I would invite to a dinner party?
David Attenborough- I love watching his documentaries and share his passion for the animal kingdom and the planet. Think this would be an entertaining dinner.
Eva Green – she is a fantastic actress and seems like a genuinely down to earth person who would be great at a dinner party!
Elizabeth I – She achieved a lot and I think she would be an interesting character, and always liked learning about her in history (even if that was a short while ago).
What is the strangest thing you have seen at work?
I did have a patient who swallowed a cocktail sausage on a cocktail stick…..twice!