Sara Perez


Veterinary Director

Sara qualified as a vet from the University of Barcelona in 1998 and has gone on to earn a Masters in Science and a Certificate in Poultry Medicine and Production. She became a director at PHS in 2016. She has consulted around the world, written articles for scientific poultry magazines and chairs poultry meetings on a regular basis.

Nikky Motley

Commercial Manager

Nikky joined PHS in March 2016 following a long and varied public sector career. She became Commercial Manager in August 2018, drawing on experience including 10 years in a police control room, and 16 years living with her family on a turkey farm. In her spare time, Nikky enjoys travelling, comedy events and family time with her three grandchildren.

Emma King

BVetMed, PgDip, MRCVS

Lead Vet (North East)

Emma graduated in 2016 from the Royal Veterinary College, having aimed to work with poultry all the way through university. She spent 5 years with the PHS team in North Yorkshire, before taking a year out of clinical work to gain on-farm experience as an Area Manager for a broiler/turkey integrator. She returned to PHS Sheriff Hutton in 2022, as the veterinary lead for the North East. Her main interest is in turkey work, with a focus on gut health. Emma has a post-graduate diploma in Population Health, Statistics and Epidemiology, and sits on both the APHA Avian Expert Group and the BVPA Committee.

Carol Lopez


Lead Vet (Midlands)

Carol graduated in 2000 from Zaragoza University. She joined the practice in 2007 after working within the meat industry all over the UK and moved to the Sutton Bonington branch from Hereford. She enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, walking and rowing.

Isy Manning


Lead Vet (South West)

Originally from Edinburgh, Isy studied animal science at Newcastle University, followed by veterinary science at Bristol University, qualifying in 2011. Before before joining the practice in 2015 she saw mixed practice, including zoo work in Norfolk, juggling that with her role as herdswoman and potato grader on her husband’s farm.

William Ingham


Lead Vet (North West)

William grew up on a mixed farm on a shooting estate in Yorkshire. He qualified in 2014 and has spent time as a farm vet in New Zealand. He enjoys teaching students and vets about different avian species via lectures and roadshows. Will is the PHS Lead Vet for Gamebirds and also Backyard Poultry and was made lead vet at PHS Shrewsbury when it opened in 2019.

Sophie Baker



Sophie is a 2015 University of Liverpool graduate of Veterinary Science with four years’ experience as a small animal vet. She carried out a UFAW funded student research project in 2012 on risk factors of stereotypical behaviours in growing pigs. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law from the University of Edinburgh.

Kath Gillet



Kath qualified from Bristol University in 1995 and has been working for PHS as a part-time vet since 2005 after time in mixed and small animal practice. She is largely based in Howton. Outside of work, Kath is kept busy running around after her young family.

Richard Jennison



Richard graduated in 1997 from Edinburgh University. After a period in mixed practice in Bridlington and small animal practice in Hull and Essex, Richard joined PHS in 2006. He has developed interest in turkey and broiler health and management. He is a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee and the RSPCA Standards Technical Advisory Groups for Turkeys and Broilers.

Alison Bullock



Alison has recently joined the practice after nearly 20 years enjoying all aspects of small animal practice. Now ready for a new challenge and chapter she is very much enjoying being part of the PHS team. Her husband Glyn is a keen clay shooter and they have young daughter who keeps them very busy. Outside of work Alison enjoys travel, gym classes and a good old muddy dog walk.

Rafael Mala



Rafael graduated from Porto University in 2010 and started work in the UK in 2011, seeing farm animal practice in Cornwall, followed by a three-year passage in the  Animal and Plant Health Agency. Rafael is a keen runner and climber, and once tried a 54 mile walk in 24 hours for charity.

Richard Nolan



After graduating from Bristol in 1985, Richard worked for a year in Somerset where he treated animals at Longleat Safari Park. Afterwards he settled in Tarvin, where he has been ever since. He is experienced in the care and treatment of pigeons and backyard poultry, and works as a consultant for PHS, dealing with health certification and exports.

Joaquin Percebal



Joaquin graduated from Zaragoza University in 1996. After working for a large animal practice mainly on sheep and cattle, he worked in abattoir inspection and export certification. During this time, Joaquin completed a MSc in poultry applied science. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging and hiking holidays.

Megan Wood



Megan graduated from Liverpool University in 2018 with a Distinction and spent a few years in mixed practice before deciding to pursue her long-standing interest in pathology and infectious diseases with Poultry Health Services. Outside of work Megan enjoys walking her Jack Russel, Boris, and helping her husband on their busy dairy unit.

Cosmin Chintoan-Uta



Cosmin graduated as a vet in 2010 from the University of Bristol, and followed his veterinary degree with an MSc by research in veterinary parasitology and a PhD on the development of vaccines against Campylobacter in chickens. He has extensive experience of laboratory and in vivo research on poultry infectious diseases and microbiological food safety. Outside of work he enjoys hiking with his dogs, gardening, mountain-biking, and more recently dabbling in taxidermy.

Elliott Boyd



Elliott is from Northern Ireland and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2021 He has an interest in endoparasites and has done some research on the subject. Elliott started his own poultry business during the lockdown, hatching la Bresse chickens and selling eggs, chickens and meat over the internet. He is a keen rugby player and plays the flute.

Aileen McCarthy



Aileen graduated from University College Dublin in 2019 and spent a few years working as a mixed farm animal vet in Northern Ireland before pursuing a career in poultry. Aileen breeds show quality bantam poultry in Ireland and has a keen interest in the game bird industry. In her spare time, Aileen enjoys hiking and also training and competing her trialling springer spaniels, Tizzy and Lacey and newest addition Ollie.

Laura Gozalvez



Laura graduated from Valencia University in 2018. Laura worked in abattoir inspection, export certification and farm inspection all over the UK before she decided to join PHS as a poultry intern. Outside of work Laura enjoy's hiking with her dog Yuca, reading and playing the Spanish guitar.

Laura Bower Booth



Laura graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2017 and practiced small animal medicine in both her native Canada and in the Scottish Borders before joining PHS in May. She is now excited to move into poultry health. Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her old dog Annie, baking, and has recently started to try her hand at pottery.

Hannah Lock



Hannah graduated from The Royal Veterinary college in 2022 and returned home to Liverpool. She has a keen interest in production medicine, food safety & security and welfare. In her free time, she enjoys singing, travelling and long walks with her three family dogs

Alistair Chilcott


Lead Vet (Devon)

Alistair graduated from the RVC in 2019 and worked for a year as a farm vet at home in Devon, before joining Mount vets as a mixed poultry and large animal vet. This role transitioned into doing only poultry and gamebird work, which timed perfectly with the merge of the practice with PHS. His interests in the poultry world are with free-range layer flocks and laboratory work. Outside of work, he plays cricket in the Devon league, and enjoys walking the dogs around the beautiful Devonshire countryside.

Lucia Hardisty



Lucia Hardisty, originally from Bedfordshire, graduated from the University of Liverpool this summer and loved the Northwest so much that she decided to stay. This is her first veterinary job, and she is excited to experience all that the poultry industry has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys seeing live music, walking, and visiting stately homes and castles.

Sergio Faraco


Veterinary Intern

Sergio graduated in 2020 from Complutense University (Madrid). After working in export certification all over East of England area he decided to join PHS as a poultry intern, due to his keen interest in infectious diseases and preventive medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, cooking and playing the guitar.

Warren Henry


Lead Veterinarian (Exports)

Dr Henry has worked on disease control programmes in Asia, West Africa, Australia, the UK and Latin America. He has been a Chief Technical Advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and has held senior management positions in the animal health industry in the USA. His regulatory and export experience comes from Veterinary Officer positions held in the Australian and UK governments. He has served as a Commissioned Veterinary Officer and Company Commander in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.

Anna Keeling


Export Veterinarian

Coming soon

Maurice Dean

Business Development Manager

Maurice has recently joined the team (Sept 22) previously working for 30 years in the Poultry Industry, progressing through the years to Agricultural Regional Manager. He really enjoys DIY and would love to build his own home. He is a big F1 fan and also enjoys spending quality time with his grandson.

Katy Hobbs

Practice Manager

Katy joined the practice in 2011 as office administrator at Howton. She is now the practice manager for the Herefordshire offices overseeing the administration team in Howton and Leominster. She enjoys spending time with her young family, getting outdoors and holidaying to Cornwall.

Kirstie Park

Practice Manager

Kirstie joined the team as a practice administrator in May 2017, after completing her BSc in Animal Management and Science. She then progressed to the role of Practice Manager in December 2018. When out of the office Kirstie is often found volunteering at horse trials, baking and exploring the countryside.

Meaka Williams

BSc (Hons)

Commercial Assistant

Meaka has been with PHS since 2013, starting as a lab technician at our Dalton practice before moving to Sheriff Hutton to become Poultry Communications officer, since winning promotion to Commercial assistant. She has a BSc in Animal Science and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children and all of their pets!

Caryn Dacey

Poultry Administrator

Caryn joined us in 2020 after previously working for 3 years as Head Receptionist at Beech House Vets, an Animal Hospital in Warrington. Caryn enjoys walking, reading and travel and loves wildlife. Caryn's dream holiday would be to go on Safari to see Africa’s wildlife up close in their natural environment. Caryn has a cheeky Cocker Spaniel called Freddie and loves nothing more than taking him out for his daily walks.

Andrea Evans

Poultry Administrator

Andrea oversees reception at Howton and is the first point of contact for clients coming into or telephoning the branch. She also handles admin, including managing stock, updating records and sending out vaccines. She is married with two grown-up children – still living at home – two step-children and four step-grandchildren.

Ana-Louise Gillibrand

Veterinary Support Officer

Ana is our Veterinary support officer. Ana joined PHS in February 2022 starting as an administrator and has now become an assistant to our veterinary team, going to farm taking samples, dropping off vaccines, medication, and biosecurity products. Ana is an equestrian girl from Herefordshire who regularly competes across the UK and isn’t afraid of hard work and getting stuck in.

Sam Hopley-Davies

Poultry Administrator

Sam joined us as a school leaver and has been with us ever since. During that time she has successfully completed both an animal care and veterinary nursing assistant course at Reaseheath College and a qualification in companion animals from Harper Adams College. At home, Sam has a pampered farm cat called Agnes.

Sharon Penney

Poultry Administrator

Sharon joined us in 2018. She has a crazy cat named Herbie and enjoys the outdoors, walking and horse riding. She has travelled to various parts of the world while working on cruise ships.

Jan Stocker

Poultry Administrator

Jan joined us in 2018 after many years in the charity sector. Over the years she and her husband have adopted a number of rescue animals and currently have two dogs, Lily and Belle. She has travelled extensively and enjoys meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds. She enjoys reading, creative writing and volunteering with charities.

Leon Lazarczyk

Poultry Administrator

Leon originally from Kidderminster moved down to Devon in 1985 and served as a police officer for 30 years in the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, the majority of his career assigned to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) attaining the rank of Detective Sergeant working in Plymouth, Mid, East and North Devon and finally in the city of Exeter. He retired in 2013 after working for the Criminal Justice Department implementing Policy and Procedures. He joined the Mount Vets in July 2014 working at the Colliton Barton practice. Here at Colliton Barton as well as being front of house/Farm Coordinator he also helps our vets by doing lab work and general DIY. He enjoys family time, coastal walks, going away in his campervan, theatre and music festivals as well as supporting his local Cullompton Rugby Football Club.

Alison Harris

Poultry Administrator

Alison joined PHS in February 2023 as an administrator at the newly acquired Devon branch, having worked in this role for over 17 years as part of the old practice. In her spare time, Ali loves horse riding, competing in dressage competitions and looking after her granddaughter.

Grace Connolly

Poultry Administrator

Grace recently joined the practice in 2023 as an office administrator at Sheriff Hutton. Grace studied at Bishop Burton College gaining Level 2 & Level 3 Poultry Production qualifications, then worked on a laying hen site for 6 years. Grace has also worked on a dairy farm and in a hatchery. She enjoys spending time with her young son and their cocker spaniel Willow.

Mark Burton

BSc (Hons) MSc PGDQM

Head of Technical Operations

Mark graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry from Leeds University in 2001, completed an MSc in Medical Microbiology in 2009, and followed this with a Diploma in Quality Management in 2017. He joined the practice in 2008 with over five years of analytical experience gained at York Test Laboratories and Reckitt Benckiser.

Ben Markham

Senior Scientist

Ben graduated from the University of York with a BSc in Biology, with an additional year of university spent working at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science in Weymouth. Ben has worked for PHS since May 2018, and enjoys wildlife photography and playing video games.

Kitty Locker

Assistant Scientist

Kitty studied BSc Archaeology at the University of York, focusing on animals in archaeology and prehistory. Her dissertation was a study looking into the development of commensalism in house mice in neolithic Europe. In her free time she enjoys creative writing and drawing, as well as spending time with her two cats.

Julie Walker

Assistant Scientist

Julie joined Poultry Health Services in April 2020. Prior to that, she began her career as a food microbiologist before joining Veterinary Laboratories Agency where she worked on the identification of microorganisms pathogenic to animals including bacteria and parasites.