Alistair Macpherson BVMS, MRCVS – Director
Phone: 07909 517 184
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 517 479
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 833 385
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 443 950
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.
Nathan Loewenstein BVSc, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07815 543 546
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 305 412
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 567 367
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.
Mihail Stoica MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07948 475 669
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.
Sarah Bruce BVSc, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07852 289 271
I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2011, then worked in mixed practice in Wales for 10 years. In April 2021 I made the wise decision to concentrate solely on the farm side and joined Shropshire Farm Vets. I have particular interests in dairy fertility, mastitis and nutrition, and I am currently working towards a certificate in cattle health and production. In my spare time I get out and about in Shropshire and beyond with my loveable failed sheepdog Prince, and I also enjoy modern jive dancing.
Chloe Davies SQP – Vet Tech
Phone: 07506 251 926
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in September 2015 after finishing at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. I was born and bred in Shropshire on a working sheep farm. I am a keen member of Dorrington Young Farmers, and have taken on many roles within my club over the past few years. I started at SFV in a Reception/Pharmacy role but have now taken on a Vet-Tech role which includes disbudding, vaccinations, mobility and body condition scoring. I completed my SQP in September 2018 and look forward to continuing to develop my SQP in the future.
Calin Bogdan MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07425 314 090
I graduated as a vet from USAMV Cluj-Napoca in Romania in 2004. I worked for 6 years in mixed and small animal practice back home. I moved to the UK in 2010 where I worked as a veterinary meat hygiene inspector until April 2011, when I joined an import-export company. After more than 8 years I decided to return to the practical side of the profession and take the opportunity to join Shropshire Farm Vets in March 2020. In my free time I enjoy walking in nature with my family, skiing and playing football.
Chris Shingler – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07903 864 086
I was born and bred in Shropshire on a mixed dairy arable family farm, which I managed alongside my father until recently. I am incredibly passionate about farming and animals; I love and enjoy all things countryside related. In my younger days I was a keen young farmer in Much Wenlock YFC. I enjoy skiing, evenings out eating with friends and love exploring the countryside with my partner and her spaniel dog. I am looking forward to becoming part of the Shropshire Farm Vets team.
Liz Grindley – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07954 110 440
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in July 2021 to train as an ATT. After taking a break from my agricultural career to have a family, this feels like landing my dream job. I’m not from a farming background, but I studied agriculture at Reaseheath College, where I received an award for academic excellence and I have many years experience working on dairy farms. I love being outdoors and around cows – even in winter!
Outside of work I am a busy mum of 3 and a competitive powerlifter, currently training for a regional qualifying competition, and I hope to make it to British finals. I am excited about building my career with the Shropshire Farm Vets team.
Kate Martin – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07534 812 696
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in August 2021 to train as an ATT. Shropshire Farm Vets has given me a great opportunity to follow my passion for livestock health and welfare. I feel privileged to be part of an excellent team and I am very excited to be developing my career in this sector. I am very passionate about livestock and agriculture, I have livestock of my own and enjoy being outside no matter the weather! When not working you’ll find me either horse riding or shooting with my cocker spaniel, Elsie.
Issy Williams – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07880 663 186
I graduated from Harper Adams in 2019 with a degree in food and consumer studies. After 18 months working for a large snack company, I felt I wanted to get back to my roots of countryside life and working. I am excited to start as an ATT with Shropshire Farm Vets, combining an early interest in TB and a future career. I have a little patterdale terrier called Theo, so when I’m not working, I’m often out with him. In my spare time you will also find me shooting, walking or photographing.
Ryan Lunt – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07939 851 860
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in September 2021 to train as a ATT after spending 13 years in the dairy industry, working in various herdsman and herd manger roles. Growing up on a beef and sheep farm in Montgomeryshire I attended Coleg Powys where I studied agriculture. I am extremely passionate about livestock and the agricultural sector which led me to joining Shropshire Farm Vets. When I’m not working you can find me taking part in various sports including football, golf and riding my bikes.
Drew Pluse – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07376 617 477
I was privileged to become part of Shropshire Farm Vets in October 2021. I have had many roles in the animal sector and have spent the last 8 years working for Pets at Home most recently as a deputy manager. Growing up around livestock gave me a deep interest for their health and welfare and I am very excited to be back out and about working with them on behalf of Shropshire Farm Vets. When not working you will find me looking after my own livestock which includes commercial and rare breed sheep, chickens, pigs and horses. I also have a real passion for training and working sheepdogs including my own sheepdog Mel.
Kathy Jones – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07377 043 596
I am a farmer’s daughter, born and bred on a dairy farm in North Shropshire. I went to Reaseheath College where I studied agriculture. After leaving college I’ve had various equine jobs (including working for a world class eventer) to help further my knowledge in horsemanship. Becoming an ATT is a great opportunity to work in the agricultural industry, about which I am very passionate. When I’m not being an ATT you will find me working with my dad, who has a beef and suckler herd or helping my boyfriend on his dairy farm. In my spare time I enjoy riding and competing with my horses.
Annabel Chester – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07944 674 229
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in June 2022 to train as an ATT. I grew up on a beef and arable farm in Shropshire and have worked there for the last nine years. I have a keen interest in livestock and rear my own beef calves. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing tennis and walking my dog.