Meet our Derbyshire team

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Veterinary Surgeon & Director (Derbyshire)

Andrew Henderson

TB & Diary Team Administrator

Becky Nye

Office & Fleet Administrator

Bethany Allen

Veterinary Surgeon BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MRCVS

Chantal Bryant

Veterinary Surgeon BSc (Hons)B BVetMed MRCVS

Charlie Mays

Practice Manager

Gemma Hulland

Vet Tech / Approved TB Tester

Hannah Morten

Approved TB Tester

Jane Mycock

Office Administrator

Julie Crowder

Office Administrator

Julie Wayne

Veterinary Surgeon BSc BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS

Kate Ellen

TB Tester & Vet Tech

Katie Jones

Veterinary Surgeon BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Mikayla Davison

Approved TB Tester

Natasha Hancock

TB Tester

Sally Jones

Veterinary Surgeon

Tomas James

Veterinary Surgeon BVMedSci BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS

Will Golding

Veterinary Surgeon & Director (Derbyshire)

Andrew Henderson

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.

TB & Diary Team Administrator

Becky Nye

Becky has grown up with the Derbyshire countryside on her doorstep. After working as a riding instructor for 10 years, she moved into the veterinary sector working as a client care advisor. Becky doesn’t come from a farming background, and she has enjoyed learning more about the industry … including the highs and lows! At the weekend you’ll often find her enjoying the countryside with her horse Joey and walking with her two dogs.

What is your favourite food? Indian

Any phobias I want to conquer? I like to conquer my fear of heights.

Tea or coffee? Definitely tea, Strong with 1 sugar

Office & Fleet Administrator

Bethany Allen

Bethany has grown up surrounded by agriculture and lives on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire Border. Bethany joins us from Reaseheath Agricultural College where she worked as part of the student services team as an administrator. Bethany is an active member of her local young farmer’s club and has just completed two years as social and funding chairman for Staffordshire Young Farmers.

Where is the best place you have ever travelled to? I went on a skiing holiday in 2020 to Val Desire

Do you have a favourite charity you wish people knew more about? Farmers Lung disease

Give us an interesting fact about yourself – I am a qualified florist.

Veterinary Surgeon BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MRCVS

Chantal Bryant

Chantal is an experienced vet with over 14 years in practice, starting out in mixed animal and spending the past eight years in farm. She brings with her a wealth of experience in the form of mastitis control planning, bull fertility testing, and preventative medicine on top of proven clinical and surgical skills in both cattle and sheep.

Veterinary Surgeon BSc (Hons)B BVetMed MRCVS

Charlie Mays

Charlie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and has worked for the last three years in Derbyshire in a farm only practice working mainly with cattle. During this time he has developed a keen interest in dairy fertility, production and business but has always loved the variety of beef and sheep work Derbyshire has to offer! Outside of clinical work Charlie co-founded ‘VetFit’ an organisation promoting exercise and sport as a way of maintaining good mental wellbeing. With his rugby days now over Charlie can be found playing golf at the weekends or out with his dogs Archie and Jessie.

Practice Manager

Gemma Hulland

Gemma is our practice manager at Bakewell – keeping everyone well organised! She is Peak District born and bred to put it in her own words and knows the local area like the back of her hand. She has always had a huge passion for the countryside and loves nothing more than a walk with her husband, two boys and three retrievers. Also a bit of a sporting fan, don’t be surprised if you see Gemma gracing the rugby field at the weekend!

Vet Tech / Approved TB Tester

Hannah Morten

I have grown up on a dairy, beef and sheep farm in the peak district helping with the day-to-day running of the farm, along with relief milking on other farms. Since finishing school I have studied for a diploma in animal science, then completed a foundation degree in agriculture and dairy herd management alongside being a reproductive management specialist for Genus.

Give us an interesting fact about yourself  I was part of the England Under 23 Team for Tug of war

What was your first ever job? Relief Milking

What is your breakfast of choice? Full English

Approved TB Tester

Jane Mycock

Growing up surrounded by the moorland of the High Peak of Derbyshire, whilst not from a farming background, I’ve always been passionate about being outdoors, exploring the countryside and being around animals. I have a background in analytical science, completing an apprenticeship with the civil service’s HSE and working as a manager in commercial laboratories. I’ve recently established my own pedigree longhorn herd, which run alongside my husband’s pedigree blonde herd in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. I enjoy training and showing our cows, so you’ll spot us at the next country show! Away from the farmyard, I spend my time planning my next foreign adventure and exploring the Peak District with my Shihtzu Jasper.

Tea or coffee? Strong black coffee for me and I’m a morning person


Best place I’ve travelled? Definitely Mexico. I’ve been there many times, all over the country and adore the spicy food, the tropical climate, the ancient Mayan history, wildlife and eternally relaxed people. I’ve swam with manatee,sunfish, barracuda and stingrays, my next goal is to go back and swim with wild sharks.

Office Administrator

Julie Crowder

Julie is Derbyshire born and bred and has worked in the agricultural industry for 30 years. She has two sons, two cats and six chickens that keep her busy. She enjoys walking and being outdoors, especially when it’s BBQ season, “can’t beat a burger and a glass of wine in the sunshine!!”.

Office Administrator

Julie Wayne

I’ve worked in the agricultural sector for 21 years. I’m Derbyshire born and bred. I have two children and a cockerpoo and love taking him on long walks. In my spare time I love to go running, I also Chair the PTA at my Daughters School.

Tea or coffee? Coffee

Morning or evening person? Evening

Do you have a favourite charity you wish people knew more about? JDRF- Type 1 Diabetes

Veterinary Surgeon BSc BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS

Kate Ellen

I graduated as a vet in 2023 after 9 years of study at both The University of Nottingham and The Royal Veterinary College. Derbyshire is home, and I knew I wanted to stay local and build my career in farm animal work here. I am looking forward to continuing to learn lots from farmers and colleagues alike.

I spend my free time outdoors, walking my dog Sandy, often ending at a pub for a well-earned pint. Home-cooked food keeps me happy, as well as going on holiday!

  • Tea or coffee? A strong black coffee to start every day!
  • Favourite sandwich and why? Cheese + pickle – super tasty
  • What was your first ever job? Waitressing – for 10 years alongside studying to be a vet
TB Tester & Vet Tech

Katie Jones

Katie grew up living on a dairy beef and sheep farm, she now lives with her husband and two boys on a farm with their herd of beef cattle and a
flock of sheep. In her spare time, Katie can usually be found at the local markets buying and selling animals. Whilst still at school, she started her first job relief milking on a dairy farm which she has done for the last 16 years.

Veterinary Surgeon BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVS

Mikayla Davison

Mikayla graduated from Nottingham University this year having moved from home down south in Surrey. She decided that she preferred the countryside of the midlands so has came further north in the country to join the team in Bakewell. Used to the warmer weather in the south, Mikayla is often found on farms wrapped up in multiple layers. She developed an interest in large animal work during university and hopes that whilst working here that she’ll find her feet in farm work.

Outside of work, she enjoys a large range of outdoor activities including running, hiking, sailing and anything involving water. Now being in the Peak District, she is hoping to get into hill-walking and exploring the best of the places around us.

Give us an interesting fact about yourself – After spending most of my life as a non-runner, this summer I ran a post-lockdown-inspired half-marathon.

Where is the best place you have ever travelled? Yosemite National Park in California.

Tea or coffee? Can never go wrong with a good cup of tea.

Approved TB Tester

Natasha Hancock

I grew up on a dairy farm in the midlands helping with the day-to-day running of the farm, along with relief milking on other farms. Since finishing school I have studied for an apprenticeship in agriculture and was awarded National Apprentice of the Year. Since then, I have completed AI training. I spend nearly all my spare time on the dairy farm, teaching the next generation all about cows!

Morning or evening person? Morning Person

What is your breakfast of choice? Proper Full English.

What is your favourite food? Lasagne and Chips

TB Tester

Sally Jones

What was your favourite band/musician when you were 16? Busted

Give us an interesting fact about yourself- I’ve previously trained as a hairdresser and a bricklayer

Where are you from? Ashbourne

Veterinary Surgeon

Tomas James

Originally from Ireland, Tom has joined LLM having worked on the Devon/Cornwall border for the past 5 years. He is interested in all aspects of large animal work, especially dairy herd fertility.
He is looking forward to exploring the Derbyshire Countryside.

Where are you from? Originally from Sligo on the North West coast of Ireland
Where is the best place you have ever travelled? Argentina – loved the food wine and people
Tea or coffee? Definitely coffee to start the day!

Veterinary Surgeon BVMedSci BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS

Will Golding

Will graduated from The University of Nottingham in July 2023 and spent the summer setting up home in Derbyshire before starting work for LLM this September. Farm work has always been his end goal from the start of his veterinary studies, and he is excited by the variety of work that our dairy, beef, and sheep clients offer. Will is looking forward to developing his knowledge and skillset in all fields of farm medicine and surgery, but has particularly enjoyed cattle fertility work during his training, placements, and first few weeks in practice. Outside of work Will is likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible – he is a keen hill walker, fell runner, and enthusiastic (although hit-and-miss) clay pigeon shot. He is loving getting to know the pubs of Derbyshire (following the example of his colleagues!) and is looking forward to getting out on farm and meeting you all.  

Where are you from? I’m a proud Lancashire lad from Salesbury, near Clitheroe.

What is your breakfast of choice? Midweek it has to be boring old cereal or porridge (with PB + jam!) & A Full English is a weekend favourite… but we often have for tea, not breakfast!

Favourite ale and why? A Loweswater Gold in summer (can’t beat that Cumbrian delicacy), A Deer Stalker in winter (a proper dark winter brew from Clitheroe) & I love to dabble in a bit of homebrew with my brother in law.