Our vets are all very experienced in the farming industry. More notably we have a number of vets who have specialist dairy and ruminant qualifications. Meet our dairy vets below or our whole team here.
Becca qualified from Nottingham Vet School in Summer 2018, since then she’s worked in mixed practice on the Shropshire/Wales border so is used to the rain! Despite growing up in Kent she’s always been involved with and had an interest in farming and the countryside. Having completed a degree in animal science pre vet school she has a particular interest in herd/flock health and looking forward to doing more of this as part of the team at LLM
After a few years at vet school down south at the University of Surrey, She’s excited to have just graduated and to be moving back up north to her roots in Lancashire. Having grown up around the farming industry she has always had a keen interest in farm work and can’t wait to get stuck in. After spending a number of weeks on placement at LLM during her time at vet school, it’s great to now be a part of the team and Becca is really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as meeting lots of new people when she’s out on farm. In her spare time she enjoys playing netball as well as hill walking in the Lancashire countryside, especially if there’s a pub lunch as a reward at the end of a long walk!
Emily’s first became interested in the world of farm vetting by spending time on her grandparents beef and sheep farm in Mid Devon. This led her to spend 5 amazing years in Bristol studying Veterinary Science and graduating as a vet this summer. Whilst in Bristol she was part of a local church and enjoyed spending time socializing with her friends, typically over a pint of cider, as well as numerous weekends down in Devon lambing on her grandparents farm. She’s super excited to make the move up here to Lancashire from her home in Oxford and looks forward to meeting lots of new faces out and about on farm.
She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2019, and she comes from a dairy farm in South Lincolnshire. Katie has always been interested in farm work, in particular dairy, since before finishing
her veterinary degree. So, coming from Lincolnshire, she’s headed west to
increase her knowledge and skills in all things farm animal practice. Katie looks forward on getting out onto farm and meeting you all!
In her spare time she enjoy walking and a good day out at the races with friends.Though, don’t count on me for any betting tips!
Samantha grew up in Norfolk, where she left school
and worked for a few years. She moved to Bristol in 2010 and began working on a dairy farm in Somerset part-time and started as a mature student at the University of Bristol on the pre-vet year, then progressed onto veterinary science degree in 2011. Samantha had time out of her degree when she had her daughter and graduated in July 2019. She has a
4 year old daughter and a 10 year old step son who lives with them. She enjoy’s running but finds no time to do so, as my hobbies now seem to be what ever the kids want to do or cleaning up behind them! She loves food and a good pint. She’s always had an interest in large animal work, especially cattle and the dairy industry, so she’s keen to get started!
In June 2019 we welcomed Laura to our Whitchurch clinical team. Some of you will have met her out on farm already, but here’s her background!
“I graduated from Liverpool in 2006 and worked for four years in mixed practice in Snowdonia followed by six years as a farm vet for Cain Vets on the Powys/Shropshire border. In 2016 I married a dairy farmer from near Wrexham and took a break from clinical practice by joining APHA as a field vet. In Spring 2019 I accepted a part-time role at the Veterinary Investigation Centre at Shrewsbury where I will be working two days per week, and I decided to go back into clinical practice for the other three days. My clinical interests include surgery and obstetrics and working for APHA has given me an in depth knowledge of TB management.
“Outside work my interests include horse riding, running and swimming as well as being involved with the day to day running of the farm at home.”
BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Having wanted to be a farm vet from childhood Alun qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2013. He spent two and a half years in farm animal practice in the Home Counties before taking the plunge and moving ‘oop north’ to join the practice in October 2016. Alun has a keen interest in calf management and heifer rearing, and enjoys helping clients getting their young stock off to a flying start. Alun has an unhealthy obsession with running and all mountain sports, which he enjoys with his collie, Brathay.
BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Roland graduated from Nottingham University in July 2016 and having previously completed his farm animal elective placement with LLM, he joined the practice in September as their fifth vet. Working as a farm animal vet has always been Roland’s ambition having grown up amongst the farming community in Northern Ireland. He has a keen interest in dairy and suckler cow fertility as well as all things beef and sheep. Aside from veterinary Roland is a keen sportsman, a Spurs supporter for some reason and has stupidly just signed up for a half marathon.
BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon / Director
Rob qualified from Bristol University in 2006 and then worked in the South West in a strongly farm based mixed practice. In 2008 he and Ian opened the Lancs practice together which has grown year by year since then. His interests in practice include cattle lameness and mastitis, being a seasoned Mastitis Control Plan and Healthy Feet Project provider. He is also strongly motivated to keep bovine TB out of Lancashire having seen the effect of TB in other farm communities. Outside of practice Rob likes to smack tennis balls, mountain bike and ski when he can.
BVMS DBR MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon / Director
Ian qualified from Glasgow Vet School with a passion for farm animal work. He and Rob founded the practice in 2008. He gained the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2012. His veterinary interests amongst others include fertility, lameness and nutrition.
Raquel joins us as a very experienced dairy vet from Spain. She is from the Galicia region which accounts for 40% of Spain’s total milk production – and also gets lots of rain! It’s no surprise that dairy is Raquel’s specialty having worked with them for 16 years now. Keen to further her knowledge in farm animal vetting she is excited to now be part of the UK dairy industry. In her spare time, Raquel loves a good walk and can’t wait to explore the UK.
BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon & Director (Derbyshire)
Katie graduated from Nottingham in 2012, joining a farm practice in North Yorkshire working with a range of dairy, beef and sheep clients. Some of you may recognise Katie, who spent a year working at the Lancs practice before also joining Nottingham vet school as a resident, dividing her time between research into dairy cattle housing and practice in South Derbyshire. Katie will continue working towards her diploma but couldn’t resist the opportunity to join LLM in their latest venture. Katie also sits on the BCVA board, frequently consulting on government policies. Outside work, Katie enjoys competitive sports and plays rugby and is an amateur boxer.
BVSc Cert AVP (Cattle) Dip ECBHM MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon & Director (Derbyshire)
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cattle Health and Production
European Veterinary Specialist in Bovine Health Management
Andrew qualified from Bristol in 2007 and worked in a farm only practice in South West England and Wales for 7 years before joining Nottingham Vet School as a resident in dairy health and production in 2013. He gained a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2014 and a European Diploma in Bovine Health Management in 2016. Andrew has spent the last two years working as a consultant for Evidence Group providing whole supply chain advice to retailers and working with commercial clients focusing on nutrition and milk quality. When not at work, Andrew enjoys mountain biking, running and looking after his flock of sheep.
BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Tom grew up in North Shropshire before studying in Bristol, graduating in 2014. The following three years were spent in large animal practice in Market Drayton, gaining a wide range of experience in all aspects of farm work, and particularly in dairy herd health and fertility. Tom enjoys all areas of farm practice but is especially interested in nutrition and surgery.
BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Claire graduated in 2014 from Liverpool and moved to Dorset where she worked in mainly dairy practice. She loves all things cow and is happy just being around them, either on fertility routines or seeing sick cows. Over the last couple of years she has run successful youngstock discussion groups and loves seeing clients getting engaged in this topic. She also enjoys sheep flock health planning and lambing season.
VetMB MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Rob joined the practice at the beginning of 2017 fresh after graduating from Cambridge vet school. A proud Yorkshire man with a faded accent, he is new to the area and is yet to be persuaded out of retirement to play rugby again. Coming from a dairy and sheep farm, Rob has a broad range of interests within the farming sector. He is especially interested in lameness, calf rearing and housing design–areas he has spent time studying in the US
BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Sarah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2014. She joined the team as the Dairy Intern shortly afterwards. She is a Black Country girl and is very pleased to be working close to home. Enthusiastic about all aspects of dairy vetting, she has travelled to North America to learn more about large herd management and calf health.
BVMedsci BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Hannah joined LLM as the Dairy Intern having qualified from Nottingham University in 2013. Born and bred in Yorkshire, she enjoys socialising with friends in the local Young Farmers Clubs. Hannah came straight to LLM from University and has general enthusiasm for all aspects of dairy vetting (and for most others things too!) but in particular in calf health and heifer rearing.
BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon/Director
Dan joined us permanently in 2008 and has since joined the Board of Directors. As well as having a particular interest in individual cow medicine and sheep health and production. Dan is pursuing further studies in nutrition and is especially engaged in all aspects of the transition period in dairy cows.
VetMB MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon/Director
Tom previously worked in Staffordshire, Herefordshire and then at Aldford near Chester. He joined the Practice in 2008 with a wealth of farm veterinary experience. Tom is especially interested in helping us monitor outcomes of the various techniques used at the Practice so we can continue to improve the quality of the work we do.
BVMS DBR MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon/Director
Mike joined the Practice in 2004. Previously, he was the in-house vet at Cogent, where he gained expertise in bull fertility and embryo transfer work. He heads up our ET team and is one of our Clarifide vets.
BVM&S DBR MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon/Director
Simon first worked in farm practice in North Wales before going to New Zealand for two years. He joined the Practice in 2002, bringing with him a wealth of experience in low input, grazing based dairy systems.
BVSc DBR MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon/Director
Den qualified from Liverpool with Charlie, and soon joined him as a farm vet in Nantwich. In 1999, he and Charlie founded the Practice. Den’s veterinary interests are cattle fertility work, infectious diseases and nutrition.
BVSc CertCHP DBR MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon/Director
Bill joined the Practice in 2000 from an established farm practice in Macclesfield. He is a respected dairy vet, being an examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has particular expertise in calf rearing, mastitis and cell count management.