Meet The Team - FarmVets SouthWest


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Art McAlonan

Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1996. He began his career in mixed practice in Staffordshire, then moved to a farm animal only practice in Cheshire.The opportunity to be integral in the formation of FarmVets SouthWest in 2006 was too good to miss and thus Art moved to the West Country. He is keen to continue the development of FarmVets SouthWest into an excellent, affordable practice for the farmers of Somerset and East Devon.

Art was a founding member of FarmVets SouthWest in 2008

Tel: 07711856187

David Taylor


David Taylor 

Qualified in 1998 from the Royal Veterinary College, London. He initially worked in mixed practice in Devon and then farm only in Wiltshire. He set up his own company in 2005 where he was sole veterinarian in charge of a few very large milking herds. This gave him great experience and knowledge of managing large dairy herds, which has been of much benefit to FarmVets SouthWest. 
David joined the partnership in 2010.
Tel: 07815296212
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Eoghan McAlonan

Eoghan graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2004 and started working on the farm side of a large mixed practice in the Derbyshire Peak district. He mainly works out of the Ilminster and Yarcombe branches and enjoys a pro-active role in the management of dairy and beef farms. 

He joined the partnership in 2012. 

Tel: 07739322309


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Cormac White

Having graduated from UCD in 2015 I travelled to Egypt to work as a volunteer veterinarian for a veterinary charity for two months before then heading off to New Zealand for a year working in mixed animal practise on the North Island. From a veterinary standpoint I have strong interests in calf and sheep health, herd and flock health planning and the boundary between human and animal diseases. Outside of veterinary I enjoy everything from the GAA (Hurling and Gaelic football) to history and languages. A keen rugby player I'm looking forward to playing here in Somerset to see how it compares to Ireland and New Zealand


Tom Crosby

Tom qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017.  Born in Gloucestershire, he grew up working on farms and enjoys sheep work, as well as having an interest in cattle fertility.  Outside of work, Tom is a keen rugby player and enjoys trout fishing 


Eliot Hedley
Eliot graduated from the RVC in 2019. His main interests include herd management and preventative
healthcare as well as data analysis, though he has been known to enjoy the odd LDA surgery.
Outside of work he likes to keep fit and is currently working on converting a van into a camper to go
away at the weekend
Luis Silva
Qualified from Porto University in 2012. Luis has a background in farming, his grandfather and father
used to have a small herd of beef cattle. He has worked in the Azores as a farm animal vet and has
previously worked for a large farm animal practice in the south of England. In his free time, he enjoys
long walks with his girlfriend, reading and going to the movies.

Goncalo Barrenho 

Qualified from Universidade de Evora in 2016. He began his career working for farm assurance as a technical advisor and certification officer for Red Tractor and Arlagården Dairy farms and Beef & Lamb farms around UK. He has a particular interest in healthy calf production, herd health planning, cattle fertility, advisory work and facilitating change on farm, always focusing on improving the animal health and welfare. His 2 years old daughter Isabela, takes up the rest of his time

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Kath Long

Kath has been with FVSW from the very beginning and is well-known to all our Bridgwater clients. She is  a qualified Veterinary Nurse and previously held a position as Head Nurse. Kath currently works three days per week at our office as her twin 2 year old boys, Ollie and Tom take up the rest of her time! 


Jackie Dyer

Jackie joined FVSW from Minster Vets back in 2008 when FVSW was formed and is well-known to all out Ilminster clients. Jackie works two days a week at the Ilminster branch where she takes care of our accounts. Outside of work Jackie enjoys keeping fit and trying to keep up with her two children Josh and Katie.


Holly Broom

Holly joined the practice in October 2011. Holly is our TB queen and deals with all things TB related - most of you will have spoken to her about your TB test at some point! Holly previously worked at practices in Wiveliscombe and Taunton. She works full-time, usually at our Bridgwater and Yarcombe offices. In her spare time Holly is a door supervisor at a local club and is a mean kick boxer!

IMG_0787   Shelly moved to the area six years ago and has worked within the veterinary industry for over 15 years.  Outside of work Shelly raises sheep, chickens and ducks on her small holding and inbetween looking after the animals enjoys taking her 1968 Morris Minor for a spin around the Quantock Hills
Molly Williams
Molly joined the practice back in September 2018, she works full-time across all three branches. Molly
previously worked at Shearwell Data and has always been around agriculture. When Molly is not
working, she likes to help back home on the family farm whenever she can. Molly has been an avid
Young Farmer member and enjoys many country pursuits and working her Springer Evie
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Michael Price
Joined the practice in 2008 after a long and distinguished career in the Animal Health trade, he is very well known and popular in the area, and his experience and knowledge have added greatly to the team.
Mike is the point of contact for any PML queries (non prescription medicines) or if you want a competitive quote.
Tel: 07868274124.