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Guy Tomlinson BVSc MRCVS

I am one of the Directors at Daleside Vets. As a local dairy farmers son, I’m passionate about the areas livestock industry. I have a special interest in udder health, and provide a bespoke mastitis and somatic cell count consultancy service.

I enjoy the challenge of emergency work, but strongly believe that the future lies in preventative medicine, working with farmers to help improve herd health and productivity to reduce hidden costs and increase profitability.

Tu allan i gwaith, rydw i’n mwynhau cerdded gyda fy ngwraig a’r ci (sy’n dod I gwaith efo fi pob dydd). Rydw i’n mwynhau beicio mynydd hefyd, ond ddim yn tueddu I gael gymaint o amser dyddiau ‘ma I fynd allan ar y beic!

David Harrison BVSc MRCVS

I have been working as a farm animal vet in the Wrexham area for over 20 years, and work hard to deliver the best quality service to farmers and their stock. I always find treating individual animals highly rewarding, but have also built close working relationships with farms of all types and sizes, working at a herd or flock level to help them progress their health and productivity.


Marielle Eppinga MRCVS

Hello, after studying and working in a mixed animal practice in the Netherlands I decided to swap the Low Country for the green hills of Wales in March 2010.

I enjoy working with livestock and have a keen interest in lameness treatment and prevention; because as we all know without decent shoes on it is difficult to produce high quality milk and meat!!!

Having always worked in mixed practice I find the internal workings of all animals  fascinating. Finding ways to improve health and happiness of all animals under our care is the most important reason for me to do my job as best as I can.

Lara Robinson BVSc MRCVS

Originally from Swindon in Wiltshire, I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and went straight into farm animal only practice in Worcestershire. I love all aspects of farm animal practice and particularly love anything cow related. My particular interests are bovine fertility and herd health.

Firefighting and emergency work has its place in farm animal practice, and is enjoyable. However preventative medicine and focusing on herd health is where success lies.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking my cocker spaniel Purdy, so I thought the beautiful countryside of North Wales was the place to be!

Zoe Waterson

I graduated from Liverpool University in 2016 and went straight into farm practice in rural Pembrokeshire. I then joined Daleside in October 2017 to settle in the area. My interests on farm are youngstock health and production, and herd health planning, but I enjoy all aspects of farm practice come rain or shine!

In my spare time I’m very active in Cheshire Young Farmers, both competing and socialising! When time allows I try to get to the gym and look forward to getting back into the saddle after a long break!



Craig Lawrence

I have worked in the dairy industry for 20 years and after completing my studies at Walford College in 1998 went on to be Herd Manager for two large dairy herds.

I undertook the professional cattle foot trimming course with Embryonics in 2009 and began trimming commercially. I gained my Dutch Diploma in cattle foot trimming in May 2011 and my NPTC Level 3 in cattle foot trimming in September 2011 and am a fully licensed (category 1) NACFT foot trimmer.

I work in partnership with Daleside to offer a complete cattle hoofcare service, including hoof trimming and mobility scoring..

Huw Roberts

Hi my name is Huw Roberts. I grew up on a local dairy and beef farm and always loved the work and getting stuck in from an early age. I am now the fourth generation running our family farm and deal in beef cattle now with a few pigs as a hobby rather than work. I work with Daleside to assist with cattle handling during busy periods on farm such as tb testing, worming or vaccinating.



Sharon Price

I am the practice manager for both sites at Daleside. My role involves assisting the Directors in the general organisation and financial practicalities of running the practice, keeping everything within the legal frameworks. Specialist areas include a background as a HR practitioner and as a former bank manager trying to keep all the books balanced!

In my spare time I am a designated ‘taxi driver’ to my two children, and a keen sports follower (watching not participating!) Our family pet Buster is adored by all the family and likes nothing more than a brisk short walk and to settle down with us all cheering on Everton football team to win.

Leeann Picken

I have been at Daleside since July 2010 where I started as the Large Animal Receptionist. I have grown with the business and now also assist the Practice Manager with the company accounts and attend college in the evenings working towards my AAT qualification. I am also responsible for administrative tasks ranging from invoicing and statements to booster reminders. Working at the vets is completely different to your average ‘office job’ and I enjoy the variety every day brings – nothing like petting a litter of puppies or listening to a success story from the Farm Vets to take me away from my computer screen!

I like to get outside on the bike or attend outdoor fitness classes rain or sunshine and there¹s nothing I love more than a weekend camping! (Apart from my adorable Persian cat Porsche that is!)


Abbey Williams

I joined the team in February 2015 as a large animal receptionist. I am really enjoying all aspects of large and small animal reception, and particularly enjoy meeting all the characters that come to the practice! In my spare time I enjoy cycling and spending time with friends, family and my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rosie exploring new places that I have not been to before.

Paula Davey

I have worked as a receptionist at Daleside since November 2006. I love my job, and have a great social life with my colleagues.

My interests are playing golf and badminton, which I’m not bad at even if I say so myself! I have two daughters who keep me on my toes and very busy. My pets include two cats and two dogs. I have trained as a dog groomer, so feel free to ask for advise on grooming your dog – I will do my best to help.


Barbara Catherall

I have worked on reception at Wrexham since August 2007, and I love chatting to all the clients and their pets. I have two grown children, and two lovely grand daughters. But I also have my work mates at Daleside, who are an extended family of adopted sons and daughters. I love spending time with my best friends in the world – my two grand daughters. I enjoy reading and taking my Labrador Scooby for walks. I also enjoy gardening, a new hobby I’ve taken up since moving house. Move over Charlie Dimmock!

Donna Foster

Hi, my name is Donna, and I work on reception at Wrexham. I thoroughly enjoy meeting all our clients and their wonderful pets!. Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family.


Helen Ryvar

Hello! My name is Helen. I come from a farming background and I have family who have dairy and beef farms locally. My role is to ensure the safe delivery of drugs to our farm clients, so look out for me in and around the Wrexham area! Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, keeping fit and going on adventures!

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