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.
Rod Wood BVSc, MRCVS – Veterinary Surgeon
Phone: 07809 227 426
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 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.
Alex Bezman MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07934 330 559
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.
Alex Cornea MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07765 157 263
I graduated from USAMVBT in Timisoara, Romania in 2018. Since then I’ve worked in a range of veterinary service roles. In the middle of 2019, I started working at Shropshire Farm Vets and I’m excited to work alongside such a good team. Outside of work I enjoy the connection with nature and try to keep my mind and body in a good shape.
Cristina San Agustin MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07734 420 878
I graduated as a vet from the University of Zaragoza, Spain in 2008, then obtained a Master in Clinical Ethology from the University of Barcelona in 2013, thus deepening my interest in animal welfare and animal behaviour. Having worked in predominantly small animal practice for 10 years, I decided to make a change in my professional career and come to the UK to work with farm animals as a TB testing vet. When I had the opportunity to join Shropshire Farm Vets, I didn’t hesitate. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, practicing sports outdoors and volunteering with people or animals.
Claudia Cojocaru MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07501 099 216
I graduated from Bucharest in 2018 and I worked in my country as an veterinary official in the food industry. I’m interested in farm animal diseases and microbiology. I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in July 2019 and I think it’s a great opportunity for my career.
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.
Diana Cimpian MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07385 740 745
In 2018 I graduated from USAMVBT, an Agriculture Science University in Timisoara, Romania. Since then, I have worked mostly with small animals. I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in 2020 and I am grateful to work alongside such a supporting and experienced team. Outside of work, I enjoy computer games, movies, and nature.
Andrei Blanariu MRCVS – TB Testing Vet
Phone: 07376 617 477
I graduated as a vet from Timisoara in 2019, moved to the UK in June 2020 and became a member of the Shropshire Farm Vets family in December 2020. I’ve always had a special interest in farm animals since childhood and it was my favourite part during college. I love studying microorganisms, my favourite discipline in college was infectious diseases. My thesis focussed on bovine tuberculosis and bluetongue disease in cattle. Shropshire Farm Vets is a great opportunity for me to continue studying and fighting against bovine tuberculosis through the epidemiological situation in the UK. I am also interested in philosophy, psychology and reading about the religious traditions from different parts of the world. I love to go bike riding, take a walk in nature, see a beautiful painting or eat indian food!
Matt Ashley – Approved Tuberculin Tester
Phone: 07377 043 596
I joined Shropshire Farm Vets in December 2020 and trained to be an ATT. I was raised on a family sheep and beef farm in the Shropshire Hills, where I have my own flock of ewes. I am a keen sportsman and enjoy participating in local rugby and football. I am also a member of Dorrington Young Farmers Club and enjoy participating in all the events and competitions that Young Farmers have to offer.
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.
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.