We currently have 6 vets working with our farm and equine clients 5 of whom currently provide our large-animal only dedicated out-of-hours emergency service. We also have 2 additional vets employed to deal with TB testing. Three of our large animal vets are current Directors of the company who along with our 2 small animal only Directors, Sue Molyneux and Alex Rosiello, are responsible for running the company, with a further ex-Director still working on a part-time basis with us.
Until his retirement from the practice in 2015, Steve was our most long serving director and qualified from Liverpool University in 1979.
Steve is a mixed vet but has a strong bovine interest and is the holder of a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction (the 'DBR') - an additional post-graduate veterinary qualification. He was also an OVS with the Meat Hygiene Service providing veterinary food safety and livestock inspections at local abattoirs and is still involved with export certification as an OV.
In addition to his work at the practice, Steve also undertakes part-time work as a teaching assistant at the Nottingham University Veterinary School.
He is a keen rugby follower, and more specifically, a Leicester Tigers fan.
Following his retirement Steve continues to work with us on a part-time locum basis so we continue to benefit from his years of experience.
Ian is a Liverpool graduate - qualifying in 1990. After a period in a 99% equine practice immediately after graduation, Ian moved initially to South Warwickshire as a mixed vet before making the move north to Nuneaton.
Ian is a mixed vet dealing with mainly small animal but also some equine and farm work as well as export certification. He occasionally spends some time at Whitestone Veterinary Clinic as well as our main practice site. Like Rob and Steve, Ian also used to undertake meat hygiene work as an OVS at local abattoirs.
He has an interest in anaesthetics, intensive care and pain management.
In addition to being a qualified National League basketball referee officiating in the top UK domestic league (the BBL), Ian is also a Special Constable with Warwickshire Police having spent over 11 years on the traffic department.
He also rides......a motorcycle.
Rob graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (part of London University) in 1992 and came to work at the practice straight after qualifying. After many years as a mixed vet he is now a full-time large animal vet and our lead farm vet. His particular interests are in the areas of cattle medicine, fertility, nutrition and herd health and he spends most of his time dealing with and advising our farm clients.
Rob also enjoys working with XLVets and is currently working with XL Farmcare Midlands Ltd to provide TB testing services for the Midlands region.
His spare time is mainly spent with his wife and three children. When he gets some time to himself, Rob enjoys clay pigeon shooting.
Hannah qualified from Edinburgh University and spent 18 months in mixed practice in central England before moving to join us in January 2012.
Of local origin and being from a farming background Hannah was not only already familiar with the area and the practice, but also with many of our farm clients.
Like Rob, after initially being a mixed vet, Hannah is now a full time large animal vet spending her time on-farm and with horses having a specific interest in Herd and Flock Health. Hannah is also our main vet providing routine visits to one of our goat farms.
Hannah recently joined the company as a Director.
Outside of work Hannah spends the majority of time farming and trying to control her young cocker spaniel 'Thistle'!
Thaddeus joined MFE at the end of 2013 having spent the previous three years working as a mixed vet in Norfolk.
He graduated from Cambridge in 2010, and is continuing in a mixed role with us.
Working in Norfolk allowed him to gain experience in pig production medicine, but his desire to further his cattle work played a part in his move to the Midlands.
It also allowed him to move closer to Walsall where he hails from - although you might not guess from his accent!
Following the departure of our associate Jack Day, our 'silver lining' was that we gained new assiciate Kate.
Kate graduated from the Royal (Dick) vet school of veterinary studies in July. Kate says she enjoys equine and small animal medicine but that she is looking forward to all aspects of mixed practice.
Outside of work Kate enjoys going to the gym, horse riding, countryside walks with her dog Ash, and baking.
In addition to our clinical vets, as part of our work within XL Farmacare Midlands Ltd we have 2 additional vets to help out with our TB testing.
Lumeno qualified as a vet in Italy where he ran his own small animal practice for a number of years before moving to England to work initially as an OV in local abattoirs. For the last three years he has worked at Midshire Farm and Equine as a full time TB testing vet, carrying out TB testing across the Midlands on behalf of XL Farmcare. He enjoys travelling back to Italy each summer where he makes his own Limoncello. This is much enjoyed by his colleagues here at Midshire Farm and Equine!
Pablo graduated as a vet in Spain but joined us last year to replace our previous TB tester, Alvaro.
Pablo currently works at Midshire Farm and Equine as a TB testing vet working on behalf of XL Farmcare.
Recently, Pablo has also started to take on clinical cases and clinical work in addition to his TB testing duties.