Andy graduated from Liverpool University in 2004 and has worked at Penbode Vets ever since. He really enjoys the close working relationships with his farm clients, getting to know their farms and the people who work there. Outside of work Andy can be found enjoying the Devon and Cornwall countryside swimming, biking and running in training for triathlons.
Sally completed a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2001. She enjoys all aspects of farm practice, with a particular interest in dairy herd health and fertility.
Phil graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 1995 and came to Penbode as his first job. Originally from Cheshire, but firmly a local now after 24 years working from Bude. Phil spends most of his time on routine fertility visits and running the TB tender company for Devon and Cornwall. Outside of work Phil can be found eithor on his road bike, fishing with his son Alfie or spending quality time with his family.
Jonathan is particularly interested in fertility, mastitis, and herd health. Outside of work he manages his family pedigree Angus suckler herd.
Dan's main interests are surgery, infectious diseases and lameness. Dan is studying for a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction. He spends his spare time walking his dog, watching rugby and doing DIY.
Tamsin graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004 and started work at Penbode a week later. Although the majority of her time is spent doing dairy fertility routines, she is interested in all aspects of dairy herd management and particularly enjoys working with the whole farm team to identify (and hopefully reduce) areas impacting on efficiency and productivity. She is currently the Chair of the VetPartners Production Animal Clinical Board, helping to promote clinical excellence and steer the farm side of the business. Outside of work, Tamsin loves watching rugby now that her playing days are over and is a passionate supporter of the Welsh Rugby Union. She also spends a lot of time training her terriers and in 2020 will be competing at both Crufts and the World Agility Open Championships in Holland.
Lesley graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and has worked in the South West since, mainly in farm only practice.She is interested in beef and sheep work and also block calving diary herds. Outside of work she is busy with two young children and also playing hockey for Okehampton.
Sarah graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2014, and is interested in all aspects of farm work having grown up on a local dairy farm. Outside of work, she enjoys walking the coast path, letter boxing on Dartmoor, baking and kayaking.
Lauren graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014. Originally from Tavistock and always keen to return to the SouthWest she joined the Stratton branch in the summer of 2014. She enjoys all aspects of farm work and generally enjoys being out on farm. Outside of work she enjoys riding her horse; Bea and beating with her two dogs; Digger the Labrador and Pepper the wild child Springer Spaniel.
Oliver Graduated in 2015 from Bristol and enjoys all areas of farm work. When not working he can often be found trudging across Dartmoor, or needlessly tinkering with his Mini.
Nim graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2018 and joined the Holsworthy team as a fresh newbie shortly after. She is originally from Slough in Berkshire but is now enjoying the pace of life in Devon. She likes getting stuck in to all aspects of farm vetting and is looking forward to developing her knowledge and skills. Outside of work, Nim loves sport and is a keen hockey player.
Lizzie graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2018 and joined the Stratton team shortly after. Originally from West Sussex, she currently lives in Hartland with her chickens and Graham the cat. She enjoys all aspects of farm vetting. Outside of work she is a keen runner and windsurfer.
Tomas joined the Stratton farm team in 2018 shortly after graduating from University College Dublin. Originally from a small farm on the north western coast of Ireland, he settled in very quickly to the Cornish way of life. Tomas enjoys all aspects of farm work especially surgery and fertility work. Outside of work he rows for Boscastle and enjoys watching rugby
Originally from Lymington in the New Forest, Jess enjoys all aspects of work with her Cornish and Devon clients and has a special interest for smallholder work - including goats and alpacas.
Originally from Singapore, Bettina moved to London at 18 and qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2019. She decided to move to the Southwest to be closer to the sea and now calls Holsworthy home. She has a passion for all aspects of dairy, beef and sheep farming, and has a special interest in calf rearing. On days off, you can find her roaming around the countryside discovering cute rickety pubs or bumming on the beach when the sun is out.
Kerri is originally from Didcot in Oxfordshire. She is keen on sheep work, preventative health and sustainability.
Katy graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2019. She joined the Stratton team as a vet after seeing practice with them as a student. Hailing from Yorkshire, she is thoroughly embracing Cornish life, spending lots of time down at the beach. Her main veterinary interests include surgery and calf medicine.
Olly, originally from a farming family in Dorset, completed a degree in Bioveterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College before moving to Bristol University for Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2020 he decided to relocate to Devon for a change of scenery. Any free time is spent working with his family's autumn block crossbreed dairy herd. Olly's main interests lie in dairy herd fertility and nutrition with a side interest in backyard poultry.
Hannah Parry Okeden graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2020 and is looking forward to her next adventure working as a farm vet in Devon. She thoroughly enjoyed her time as a student with Penbode, in particular the friendly staff and clients, and so is excited to be back visiting farms and working with farmers again. In her spare time she enjoys all things outdoors and is really looking forward to living near the coast, swimming in the sea and learning to surf.
Amy Smyth graduated from London's Royal Veterinary College in 2020. Originally from Buckinghamshire, she made the move down to Devon in the hopes of finding more cows and sheep and a quicker journey to the beach than she had been used to back home! Her veterinary interests include infectious disease and surgery, and outside of work Amy can likely be found on the netball court or exploring the local scenery and wildlife.
Chloe Simm graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in Bio-veterinary Science in 2016. She then went on to study veterinary medicine for four years at the University of Edinburgh. Originally from Jersey she really enjoys dairy work! She is especially interested in herd fertility and calf management. Outside of work, Chloe enjoys spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors, participating in running, horse riding and climbing.
Meg started working as a receptionist for Penbode in September 2009. She can now be found as part of the VetTech team having completed her training in 2015.
Sam began working for Penbode Vets in September 2019 as one of our Approved TB Testers. Sam carried out a foundation degree in Agriculture followed by a top up year in Rural Business Management, she has a keen interested in the dairy industry and improving on the knowledge gained in her degree. Sam grew up in Launceston and now lives in Maxworthy surrounded by our idylic countryside. Sam enjoys meeting different clients and getting to know the farms in the area. She has 2 dogs; Wylie the Collie & Willow the Sprocker, who is training to do gundog work.
Walter is from a farming family near Launceston, and joined the team as a VetTech in August 2019. He currently works part time along with his studies to progress onto university. Outside of work he enjoys playing for Launceston Rugby Club.
Hayley started working for Penbode in June 2018 as a receptionist, in December 2018 she then began working as an Approved TB tester (ATT) and on Wednesdays you may see her out doing Vet Tech jobs. Before joining Penbode Hayley had worked on two large dairy herds, milking, artificial inseminating and doing various other jobs on farm. Hayley grew up in Holsworthy and now lives in Bradworthy situated by Tamar Lakes, so her local knowledge is pretty good around the area. Outside of work you Hayley is usually helping on the home farm - milking, walking the dogs Mollie (Collie), Dora (Labrador), Bert (JRT) or at the gym.
Sarah has been working for Penbode Vets since March 2018 and began as a receptionist in our Farm, Equine and Small Animal departments. She moved to the VetTech team in September 2020 (something she has been working towards since starting with us). Sarah is now a qualified CSO (Certificate Support Officer) meaning she can work with vets to collect evidence for livestock export. She is currently studying to become an AMTRA RAMA (Registered Animal Medicines Advisor) and in February 2020 she was added to the Register of Mobility Scorers. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her Collie, Bozley around the Cornish countryside & coast. Sarah likes to keep active and is learning to play hockey, (trys to) surf when it's not too cold and also dances with Bude Jive Club! Sarah likes to get involved in all Penbode life has to offer so you will more often than not see her at some of our events, whether that be a country show or an evening supper talk.