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.
David Hesketh BVSc MRCVS
I joined Daleside in October 2012. I’m a Lancashire lad from an active dairy farming family background, and graduated in 2009 from Liverpool University. Since then I’ve been working in 100% farm animal practices in Cheshire, New Zealand and Lancashire. I’ve been exposed to a variety of dairy, beef, sheep and deer systems and enjoy the challenge of working with a variety of animals. Staying involved with the dairy farm at home throughout university has kept me in tune with farm finances and time allowances, essential when working through issues on farm and changing farm protocols. Dairy cow nutrition and rearing young stock have always been my key interests on farms and in both cases I’m a firm believer that “if you can optimize and maintain dry matter intakes, the rest will usually fall into place” that’s what livestock production is all about.!
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!
Celia Maddock BVM&S Cert CHP MRCVS
Originally from Yorkshire, I graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary College and then worked in predominantly cattle practices in Somerset, Hampshire and Surrey. During these clinical years I developed a passion and enthusiasm for all aspects of cattle medicine with an emphasis on lameness and mastitis. This culminated in my obtaining the Certificate in Cattle Health and Production and my Dutch Diploma in Foot Trimming.
I have had a career break from clinical work to raise three children and move to Cheshire. In 2009 I began working for Embryonics teaching Cattle Foot Trimming – the 5 step Dutch method. I really enjoy teaching and continue to do this. I have been a Category 1 foot trimmer since 2002 and I am an assessor for the NACFT check days and also part of the examination team for the Dutch Diploma.
At the start of 2016 I began TB testing for Daleside as I have had withdrawal symptoms from farm animal work!
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 with Hoofonics in partnership with Daleside to offer a complete cattle hoofcare service, including hoof trimming and mobility scoring. I also carry out freeze branding.
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.
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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.
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!)
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.
Nicky Mapp Jones
Hi my name is Nicky and have had this great opportunity to join Daleside Vets as large animal receptionist. I am a people person and love speaking to customers and helping them in any way I can.
I have been made to feel so welcome and am very proud to be part of a fantastic team of amazing and caring people.
Outside of work I have an amazing family whom I am very proud of, and 2 dogs. I am a very energetic and driven person, and love running twice a week and also attending the gym 3-4 times a week. I have taken part in a number of charity challenges over the last 3 years. I have completed the Three Peaks challenge raising £1700 for MS, a number of half marathons, and most recently completed a 20 mile run and 200 obstacles raising £1000 for Mental Health.
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!