Alistair Macpherson BVMS, MRCVS – Director
Phone: 07909 517184
I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1989 and after working for ten years in England and three years in New Zealand I settled in Shropshire in 2002 working for Abbey Vet Centre before starting Macpherson O’Sullivan LLP with Tim in 2003. This has progressed on to Shropshire Farm Vets Ltd of which I am now Managing Director. I am married to Jane and have two children, George and Isla. When I get some time, on a clear night I can be found in a roofless shed with a couple of telescopes taking pictures of galaxies/nebulae. Otherwise I am known to chase deer in Scotland and take the odd photograph.
Tim O’Sullivan MVB, MRCVS – Director
Phone: 07909 517479
I qualified as a vet from Dublin in 1994 and have been a full time farm vet since 1997. Together with Alistair we established Macpherson O’Sullivan Farm Vets in 2003 to better serve Shropshire farmers, with a specialist farm veterinary service. This has since progressed into Shropshire Farm Vets. As a practice we have always tried to educate and inform our clients as much as possible and I am one of several Lantra accredited trainers in the practice. I organise and run DIY AI training, calf health training and dairy cow nutrition training days on a regular basis.
Roel Driesen MRCVS – Director
Phone: 07813 833385
Graduated Ghent, Belgium 1996. I worked in mixed practices in Four Crosses, Carmarthen and Montgomery before seeing the light in 2004 and focusing on farm animals only. My interests are Bovine surgery and cattle lameness. I get a lot of satisfaction out of making lame cows better and training clients the correct 5 step foot trim. As a practice we regularly organise foot trimming courses and provide training days. Recently I became a Mobility Mentor with DairyCo. I’m also passionate about fertility and preventative medicine in sheep.
James Marsden BVSc, MRCVS, DBR – Director
Phone: 07876 443950
I graduated from Bristol in 2006 and spent a year in mixed practice in rural Berkshire. During this time, I decided to pursue a career in a farm animal veterinary practice, and joined the team at Mac&O in 2007 which has now progressed to Shropshire Farm Vets. Improving animal health and welfare, whilst enhancing overall farm profitability through good health and fertility management are aspects of my job which I enjoy most. I have recently gained a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction.
Rod Wood BVSc, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07809 227426
A farmers son, I am particularly interested in improving cow performance through better management and welfare and have attended the Nottingham fertility conference and Large herd conferences over the last few years. I also carry out all the farm assurance work for our pig clients and enjoy seeing the improvements that can be made when we work together as a team.
Nathan Loewenstein BVSc, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07815 543546
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2006 & spent 4 years working in mixed practice in rural Carmarthenshire and Wiltshire. After spending a year and a half working and travelling abroad, including time spent in the dairy heartland of the Waikato in New Zealand’s North Island, I joined the practice as a locum at the end of March 2012. My main areas of interest are bovine fertility, surgery and the management of Johne’s Disease. I enjoy judo and walking in the Shropshire countryside with my Labrador and young family.
John Hemingway BVSc, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07496 305412
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012. Originally from Staffordshire, I took my first job down in Wiltshire and worked in farm animal practice there until returning to the Midlands to join Shropshire Farm Vets in January 2016. I have a keen interest in parasitology, particularly in sheep, and enjoy working with shepherds on a flock level to enhance their production and profitability. Outside of work I play the piano and tinker with cars.
Sean Hughes BVSc, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07973 567367
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2008. After 18 months working in a mixed practice in Devon I moved to Gloucestershire where I spent over six years working in a farm only practice. In 2015 I was highly commended as Dairy Vet of the year in the Farming Business Cream awards. I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in 2016 and enjoy all aspects of dairy herd health and management. I am currently working towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cattle). Along with Nathan I head the Whittington branch of Shropshire Farm Vets.
James Anderson MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07852 289271
I qualified as a vet from Pretoria, South Africa in 2016. I worked for a year in South Africa and then moved to the UK, where I did a year at a mixed practice in Pembrokeshire. I then decided to get into full time farm animal practice and joined Shropshire Farm Vets. I’m interested in all aspects of farm work, in particular cow fertility and reproduction. In my free time I enjoy running, cycling, fishing, and any other outdoor activity I can get involved in.
Pelayo Pajares MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07522 637322
I graduated from University of Santiago de Compostela in 2006. I spent the following 2 and a half years working for a farm animal practice in Salamanca, working with beef, sheep, pigs and typical Spanish bulls. I then worked as a TB tester in two different areas of Spain. After 15 months “relaxing” at home due to injury I needed a risky but exciting change in my life (the “now or never” challenge sometimes you feel you need at some point in life…) so I headed to British landm first as a meat inspector in slaughterhouses around the country and now here at Shropshire Farm Vets. In my free time i like going out with friends, sport, and travel.
Rosa Fernandez MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07719 270835
I graduated from the University of Cordoba in Spain. After several internships at mixed practices within Spain, I decided to explore new adventures and headed to the UK. Firstly, I worked as a Veterinary meat hygiene inspector but I have always been interested in working with farm animals, so when the opportunity arrived I didn’t hesitate to take it and joined Shropshire Farm Vets in April 2015.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and playing tennis.
Eva Leibig MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07874 054328
After graduating from the University of Giessen in 2012, I went on to face different challenges. The first one was moving to the UK to live with an English family and improve my English. During this time, I volunteered at a wildlife rescue centre and RSPCA clinic which have been great experiences. After a year, I felt it was time for the next step moving from Essex to Lincoln where I worked as a Veterinary meat hygiene inspector in slaughterhouses, which is what I did until I joined SFV in May 2015. Outside of work I enjoy spoiling my friends and colleagues with homemade cakes and my cat with lots of cuddles.
Mihail Stoica MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07948 475669
I qualified as a vet from Bucharest in 2014 and after working for two years in the rural side of Romania, I moved to the UK. Since “the big move” I worked as a Veterinary Meat Hygiene Inspector until October 2017 when I joined Shropshire Farm Vets, bringing me closer to my passion which is working with farm animals. Outside of work I enjoy fishing, cooking traditional Romanian food for my friends and traveling.
Alex Bezman MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07943 889285
I qualified as a vet from Bucharest in 2015. I am a passionate and highly motivated person oriented towards the development of my professional future as a veterinarian with great interest in farm animals. I’m excited by the expansion of my knowledge, skills, experience, and I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in May 2018 in this field. In my free time I like going out with friends, sport, and travel.
Lucian Valasutean MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07818 177138
I’m a veterinarian, graduated from USAMV Cluj-Napoca. I moved to the UK in 2015, to take up a new life in a new environment and now I call the beautiful town of Shrewsbury home. In 2016 I attended a postgraduate course of Official Veterinarians at Glasgow University and since then I’ve taken different OV jobs. June 2018 brought me the opportunity to join Shropshire Farm Vets and I happily took it. In my spare time I enjoy football, cycling and the great outdoors.
Larisa Macovei MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07721 509749
I graduated from Bucharest in 2015 and moved to the UK three years ago which was a big step for my career. I have experience in the food industry and I’m interested in sheep, goat farming, infectious disease and control. I joined the Shropshire Farm Vets team in February 2019 and I’m looking forward to continuing my learning and putting it into practice.
Renata Sa Cruz MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
I graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Medicine in December 2018 at the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real, Portugal. I enrolled in different externships for several farm animal practices during my last year of training, which confirmed my interest in farm animal medicine. My adventurous side made me follow the opportunity of working in the UK, as a TB Tester for Shropshire Farm Vets. I have a great drive and ambition to learn and progress whilst here. In my free time I enjoy scuba diving, outdoor activities and I am also very passionate about music.
Tia Thomas BA (Hons), SQP, Assoc CIPD – Director
Following completion of my degree at Staffordshire University I spent a number of years working in education welfare before joining the team at Macpherson & O’Sullivan in January 2009 which has since progressed into Shropshire Farm Vets. My main focus and passion is the operational side of the business, human resources, managing, developing systems and looking for solutions to meet changing business needs. Outside of work I’m a full-time mum and taxi service to my two daughters, supporting them with their dramatic ambitions.
Chloe Davies SQP – Senior Pharmacy Receptionist
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in September 2015 after finishing at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. I was born and bred in Shropshire growing up on a working sheep farm. I am a keen member of Dorrington Young Farmers, hoping to take on the role of secretary in the coming year. My main responsibilities within the practice include daily reception and dispensary tasks, weekly clinical updates, veterinary equipment monitoring, producing total vet reports and assisting with Johnes/MAP reports.
Siobhan Harrington-Hayes – Business Administrator
I moved to Shropshire and joined Shropshire Farm Vets in June 2017. I have a range of experience in reception, customer service and stock specialist roles. These skills have come in handy when helping to cover on Reception and Pharmacy. My main role is business admin which includes health and safety, fleet coordination, stock ordering, course organisation along with many other tasks. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner, cat and rescue hens plus dedicating a bit of time each weekend to volunteering at a cat and dog rescue.
Hannah Speake – Clinical Receptionist
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in January 2018. Over the past five years working in reception and administration based roles I have developed a wide range of knowledge that helps with my main responsibilities within the practice of diary management and communication with clients. Outside of work you can find me exploring the countryside with my 4 dogs.
Tamsin Sangha – Pharmacy Receptionist
I started working at Shropshire Farm Vets in early 2018. I’ve lived in Shropshire for most of my life so have a pretty good knowledge of the area. My experience previous to Shropshire Farm Vets included administration and hospitality, both of which have come in handy when carrying out my role here, which involves both pharmacy and reception duties. Outside of work I spend a lot of time exploring Shropshire walks, particularly enjoying Earls Hill and the Stiperstones.
Vicky Titley – Lead Pharmacy Receptionist
I joined Shropshire farm vets in August 2018. I come from an agricultural background and I went to Walford college in 2008 gaining an NDA. I then went on to manage different types of poultry sites for several years, and I also have experience in dairy. In my spare time I like to play netball, ride my horses, walk my pug and, take care of my small flock pedigree Kerry hill sheep. My main responsibilities at the practice are dispensary tasks and monitoring stocks.
Heather Mauchlen – TB Testing Receptionist
I have lived in Shrewsbury for the majority of my life, originally being born in South Africa. After finishing college I went down the apprenticeship route to gain qualifications whilst working, getting me to where I am today – Shropshire Farm Vets. In my previous job I gained experience in providing exceptional customer service, which I look forward to applying in my new role as receptionist. I fill my spare time at the gym, walking my dog and exploring Wales with my other half. (As well as enjoying dining out most weekends!) I also have a deep love for cars and travelling.