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Meet the Team - Farm Vets

Miranda - BVSc MRCVS

Miranda has been with the practice since qualifying from Liverpool University in 2003 and has been part time since coming back from maternity leave in 2013.  An experienced mixed practice vet, she has a particular interest in all things Sheep and is an active member of the Sheep Veterinary Society and the South West Initiative for Sheep Health, and is a member of the VetPartners sheep Special Interest Group.  She also enjoys working with camelids, and has a keen interest in udder health and mastitis management in dairy cattle.  When not working she can be found singing, playing her double bass or surfing.

Michael Head (Spike) - BVetMed BSc CertCHP DBR MRCVS

Spike joined Calweton in 2021. For the last 17 years he has been a director in a large dairy practice in Somerset. Michael was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Cattle Health and Production (CertCHP) in 2001, and the Diploma of Bovine Reproduction (DBR) in 2010. He oversees the training courses at the practice, having particular interest in AI courses and lameness.  Whilst at college he travelled to Kenya and Trinidad to undertake human and veterinary related projects and to this end became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).  Whilst not at work he plays tennis, enjoys walking, bird watching and listening to classical music.

Emma - BVM&S MRCVS

Emma graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Edinburgh in 2001. Her Devonian roots and the pull of home brought her south, venturing across the Tamar to her first job in Bodmin, initially within a mixed practice, but very quickly she realised her love was with farm work, and in particular dairy and beef cattle.  Her main interests are cattle health and productivity, fertility, and young stock management.  More recently she has also become increasingly interested in bull fertility.  Emma works part time and can often be found helping out on her other half’s beef and sheep farm in Wadebridge.  If there is any more time in the day for some down time, she enjoys cycling, swimming, horse riding and Zumba.

Lucie - BVMS MRCVS

Lucie has been part of the farm vet team since July 2017, joining Calweton after qualifying from the University of Glasgow’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.  She is interested in all aspects of farm animal medicine and particularly enjoys working with both beef and dairy cattle.  She is working towards a certificate in Cattle Health and Production and is a member of the Vet Partners Beef Special Interest Group.  She is a facilitator for the Cornwall branch of Women In Dairy.

In her spare time she enjoys all things outdoors; playing hockey, surfing and exploring Cornwall and Devon with her two dogs, Angus and Jura. 

Jenn - BVetMed MRCVS

Jenn joined the Calweton farm team in 2017 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, London. With a keen interest in goats, camelids and sheep, Jenn takes a leading role with our small holder clients - when she isn’t too busy with all other aspects of farm vetting! Outside of work Jenn enjoys surfing, hiking and exploring Cornwall with her dog, Bear. 

Sally - BVMS MRCVS

Sally graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2020 and came to join our Farm Team shortly after.  Prior to starting work she spent her summer as a relief milker, working both at a large rotary and on a small family-run farm.  Originally from Scotland, she enjoys all things outdoors, especially hill walking and running.  She looks forward to exploring Cornwall with her dog Juno.

Joao - VetMed MRCVS

Originally from Coimbra, Portugal, Joao has worked as a cattle vet for the last 6 years. In 2017, after working in Sao Miguel Azores (Portugal) and Ireland, Joao decided to come to the UK to start work in Somerset, before settling here in Cornwall. He has a particular interest in cow signals and housing, cattle genomics, cattle reproduction and herd health planning. In his free time he likes spearfishing and running.

Cornel - DVM MRCVS

Cornel graduated in Romania and came to the UK in 2018. He enjoys all aspects of farm animal work, but particularly reproduction and obstetrics. 

Stuart Gough - BVM&S MRCVS

Stuart has been with the practice since qualifying from Edinburgh in 1993. As the practice has evolved over the years his primary clinical role has become farm orientated. As farm vets our main task is to ensure that the meat and milk which reaches your kitchen from British Farms is safe and produced to the highest standards of Welfare. Outside work he enjoys turning our British Farm produce into food to be enjoyed over a glass of foreign wine!

Stuart and Bing are currently enjoying a well-earned 12 month sabattical and will be returning in November 2022.