Mark Howells, M.A., Vet.M.B., D.B.R. (Dist.), M.R.C.V.S. – Director.

Mark qualified from Cambridge in 1986, and spent fifteen years in farm practice in the Derbyshire Peak district, the Dales, Easingwold and Helmsley. In 2000, Mark and his wife and business partner, Christine, set up the practice. He has a special interest in dairy cow fertility and gained a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 1996.  Mark spends much of his time running the expanding pig and poultry branch of the practice, but always enjoys seeing our cattle and sheep farmers.

Christine Howells, M.A., Vet.M.B., M.R.C.V.S. – Director.

Christine qualified from Cambridge in 1987 and following six years in mixed practice settled in to a purely small animal career.  She gained a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2006 and has recently attained the BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine, and is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advance Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine. Christine runs the small animal side of our practice.

George Alexander, B.Vet.Med., M.R.C.V.S. – Associate.

George qualified from London in 2000 and joined us in 2010, after 2 years in dairy practice in Lancashire and several years of farm practice in New Zealand. George is experienced in all areas of general veterinary practice and has particular interest in sheep, beef and dairy work including mastitis control planning.

Roman Idzinski M.R.C.V.S. – Specialised Poultry Vet

Roman joined us in January 2012 as our specialised poultry vet. He originally qualified in 1994 at Olsztyn University in Poland and  moved to England with his family in 2004. Roman provides continuous comprehensive services for our poultry clients and is your first point of call if you have poultry related enquiry. Look out for Roman’s regular poultry newsletter for topical information.

John Carr B.V.Sc., Ph.D., D.P.M., DiplE.C.P.H.M., M.R.C.V.S. – Specialised Pig Vet

John started learning the ropes about pigs at the age of 11.  He qualified as a veterinarian in 1982.  After 5 years in general practice he returned to university to complete a Leverhulme residency in pigs and his PhD in urinary tract problems of pigs at Liverpool specializing in microbiology and pathology.   He has taught production medicine at several universities: UK; Liverpool and Royal Veterinary College, London, US; North Carolina and Iowa State and in  Western Australia at Murdoch.  John runs a consultancy practice with clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.   John specialises in maintaining the health of pigs through promoting excellence in stockmanship and production practices.

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Tom Woods, BVM, BVS, M.R.C.V.S.

Tom qualified from Nottingham Veterinary School in 2015.

Rheinallt Jones, BVMS, MRCVS

Rheinallt graduated from Glasgow vet school in 2012.  Before joining us in July 2013 Rheinallt worked in farm practice in Cumbria.  He is particularly interested in cattle and sheep fertility as well as herd/flock health planning as a means to improving production. Rheinallt is currently studying for a certificate in farm animal medicine.

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Claire Kilburn,  BVSc,  MRCVS

Claire qualified from Liverpool University in 2013. She spent 2 years working in mixed practice in South Cumbria before joining Howells. Claire enjoys all aspects of mixed practice particularly dairy, beef and sheep work. She also has a specific interest in small animal surgery. When not in work Claire enjoys playing badminton and walking with her Labrador ‘Lizzie’.

William Hersey, B.Vet.Med (hons), M.R.C.V.S

William studied in London and graduated in 2013. He worked in a mixed practice in Evesham, dealing mainly with small animals before working at Howells. William enjoys all aspects of mixed practice with a particular interest in small animal medicine. When not working, William enjoys shooting, walking and flying birds of prey.

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Tristan Hutton, BVSc.,  M.R.C.V.S

Tristan graduated from Liverpool University in July 2015 and joined Howells shortly afterwards.