Sara Perez

DVM MSc CertPMP MRCVS

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.


Carol Lopez

DVM MRCVS

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

BVSc MRCVS

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.


Liz Ford

BVetMed MRCVS

Lead Vet (Gloucester)


Liz qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018. She has always had a passion for the farming industry, working part-time lambing, milking and even as a mascot on a children’s farm! In her spare time she is found either doing canine agility or at the stables with her horse. 


William Ingham

BVM&S MRCVS

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

BVSc MRCVS

Veterinarian


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.


Alice Dickason

BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinarian


Alice graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and went into small animal and equine general practice before joining Poultry Health Services in January 2020. In her spare time, Alice enjoys riding her American quarter horse and exploring the countryside with her naughty beagle, husband and two-year-old son.


Kath Gillet

BVSc MRCVS

Veterinarian


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

BVM&S CertPMP CertLAS CertWEL MRCVS

Veterinarian


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.


Rafael Mala

DVM MRCVS

Veterinarian


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

BVSc MRCVS

Veterinarian


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

DVM MSc MRCVS

Veterinarian


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.


Beth Sales

BVSc MRCVS

Veterinarian


Beth graduated from the University of Bristol in 2021 knowing that she wanted to pursue her career within the poultry industry. She has returned to her home in Cheshire to work at the Tarvin branch. In her spare time, Beth enjoys CrossFit, shooting and walking her Labrador, Digby.


Megan Wood

BVSc MRCVS

Veterinarian


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

BVSc MSc PhD FHEA MRSB MRCVS

Veterinarian


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

BSc MRCVS

Veterinarian


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

BAgSc, MVB, MRCVS

Veterinarian


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

MRCVS

Veterinarian


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 Booth

BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Intern


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

BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Intern


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


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.


Paul Mendham

Veterinary Support Officer


Paul joined the Sheriff Hutton branch in February 2021 in order to assist our veterinary team with the delivery of medications, biosecurity products, sampling kits and other consumables to our clients throughout the Yorkshire & Humber region. Paul has previously enjoyed long and successful careers with both the military and the police service. More recently he has worked as the Operations Manager for the Great Yorkshire Show with specific responsibility for biosecurity and animal welfare at the Showground. Outside of work, Paul enjoys going for long walks in the country with his cocker spaniel, Charlie.


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 an equestrian girl from Herefordshire, who enjoys the outdoors and isn’t afraid of hard work.


Emily Grove

Poultry Administrator


Emily has joined the team as our receptionist over at Leominster in August 2022 after working for 4 years in the Broiler Breeder Division with Avara Foods. In 2020 Emily was named runner up for the Zoetis-NFU Poultry Trainee Award. Emily Enjoys baking and reading in her spare time and at home has two cats called Maisie and Primrose.


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.


Mark Burton

BSc (Hons) MSc DipQ

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.

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