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Farm Animal Vets

Our farm vets at the practice have a wide range of experience in farm animal medicine and surgery. We are all involved in day to day practical work as well as providing additional management support to our clients.

Greg Mallard

Greg graduated from the University of Bristol in 1988 and joined Garston Veterinary Group in August of the same year. He has always worked in the Farm Animal side of the practice and became a partner in 1996. His areas of interest include nutrition and computerised herd recording systems. He is involved in the training of Animal Health Inspectors in farm animal welfare. He is married with two sons.

Duncan Williams

Duncan graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1991 and after a period of mixed practice in the Scottish borders joined the Farm Animal Unit at Garston Veterinary Group. He is responsible for the care of the animals at Longleat Safari Park and is a DEFRA Zoo Inspector covering the whole of the UK. He became a partner in the Practice in 2000 and is married with four children.

Chris Mangham

Chris joined the practice in July 2007 having graduated from the University of Bristol. He has a particular interest in Bovine fertility and surgery. He became a partner in 2012. He is involved in regular herd health and fertility visits on farms as well as an involvement in SWHLI.
He is a keen sportsman and enjoys rugby and going to the gym.
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Georgina Doel

Georgina joined the practice in May 2011 after previously working in Devon. She enjoys all aspects of farm work particularly youngstock and is keen to develop herd health planning to aid a more profitable future in farming. Georgina comes from a local farming family and is now married to a dairy farmer. George will soon return from maternity leave after the birth of her daughter Polyanna.

Vicky Webster

Vicky joined the practice in 2008 after graduating from Bristol University Vet School. She spends some of her time at the practice working on the farm side carrying out routine herd health and fertility work. Her free time is spent exploring the countryside, either on horseback with her Dales ponies or walking her labrador. Vicky is currently on maternity leave.

Richard Talbot

Richard joined the practice at the end of February 2015 having previously worked in a large farm practice in Devon. His interests relate to all aspects of farm work but especially in mastitis control and prevention. He is originally from the Isle of Wight where he worked for the first 2 years of his career before moving to North Devon. Outside of work he is a very keen moun-tain biker and enjoys cycle touring.

James Ryder

James joined the practice at the beginning of October 2013. James qualified from Bristol in 2012 and has worked in Mixed Practice in the West Midlands for the past year. He is relishing the opportunity to work in full time farm animal practice and develop his interests in this area. Out of work James enjoys outdoor pursuits, traveling and walking his springer spaniel Monty!


Dru Shearn

Dru graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London and joined the practice in summer 2014. Dru is originally from Stoke st. Michael, and has a particular interest in youngstock health. He is a keen rugby fan and enjoys all sporting activities including exploring the countryside with his dog Tom.