Meet the Farm Vets
Our farm vets at the practice have wide ranging 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.
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 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 alongside Duncan at Longleat.
He is a keen sportsman and enjoys rugby and going to the gym.
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 farming family and is married to a local dairy farmer. George has three young children.
James joined the practice at the beginning of October 2013. He qualified from Bristol in 2012 and worked in Mixed Practice in the West Midlands for a year before moving to Frome. He enjoys working in a full time farm animal practice and has a special interest in lameness and foot conditions. Out of work James enjoys outdoor pursuits including cycling and rugby
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 mountain biker and enjoys cycle touring.
Alex graduated from the University of Bristol in 2015 and started working at the practice shortly afterwards. He is interested in all aspects of farm work especially bovine fertility and metabolic diseases. He is our Beef benchmarking champion. Alex originally came from Worcestershire and outside of work he is a keen rugby player. He also enjoys playing/watching all sports.
Emily graduated from the University of Bristol in 2016 and joined the practice in January 2017.
She's involved in all aspects of farm work but is particularly interested in youngstock health and performance. Emily also enjoys working with smallholders and holds the record for the most pigmy goat caesareans this year. Outside of work Emily still spends most of her time outdoors and enjoys wild camping and climbing mountains with her terrier, Fig.