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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Cormack 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

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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 

 

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Olivier Guiot

Olivier joined us having qualified from the University of Liege, Belgium in 2017. From the countryside in Southern Belgium, he was mainly used to Belgian Blue herds and routine Caesarean sections. A placement in Canada last year made him want to work more in the diary industry. He has interests in surgery, milk quality and agronomy. In his free time, he is a keen Standard Liege fan and likes being outside and doing activities from horse riding to hunting.  

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João Almeida

Qualified in 2015 from the College of Veterinary Medicine /Lisbon University. He began his career as a Dairy Cattle Vet in Azores – Portugal and then moved to Republic of Ireland to a mixed practice. He joined the team in March of 2018.

He has a particular interest in cattle fertility, milk quality, youngstock management, nutrition and disease prevention.

Outside of work, João likes to run outdoors and helps in the farm of his landlords.

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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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Tracey Hardy-Smith

Our Practice Manager, Tracey joined FVSW in November 2011. Originally from London, Tracey has lived in Somerset for 18 years and has worked in veterinary practices in the area since 2002. She works full-time across all three branches. Outside of work Tracey enjoys walking her terrier Ruby, gardening and supporting her home town football club, Brentford.

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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! 

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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.

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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
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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.