Meet Our Derbyshire Team
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.
Gemma is our practice coordinator at Bakewell – keeping Andy and Katie 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! She’s looking forward to getting stuck in so give her a call at the practice!
Approved TB Tester / VetTech
Lilli joins our Derbyshire team as an Approved TB tester but will also head up the VetTech service. Lilli grew up on a beef and sheep farm in Derbyshire and was always cow mad from a young age and has never grown out of it!
She started an apprenticeship on a 1500 head pedigree Holstein dairy farm and soon found a passion for dairy, especially calf rearing and calf health! While on the apprenticeship Lilli was always hands on with the vets and learnt a lot. She loved every second of being there and only left to see the way other herds worked.
Lilli then became self employed and worked on a variety of dairy farms with all different breeds. She’s excited for the challenge of the ATT pilot and is keen to learn new things.
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.
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.