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Veterinary Team

Garth Partnership prides itself on the level of service it provides to its customers but is constantly striving to improve on these high standards. We will continue to add to our services and whilst all ideas don't suit all farms we will create bespoke solutions where necessary. Our team approach is customer based and all members of the Garth team can be approached on any issues.

Paul Thompson BA VetMB MRCVS

Paul Thompson BA VetMB MRCVS  Veterinarian

Paul has many years of experience in all aspects of pig production.

Contact Paul on 01262 488323 or

Guy Wade West BVetMed CertPM MRCVS

Guy Wade West BVetMed CertPM MRCVS  Veterinarian

Guy joined the business in 1998 focusing entirely on pig production and has a certificate in pig medicine.  His interests include performance analysis and monitoring, outdoor systems and disease eradication programmes.

Contact Guy on 01262 488323 or

Gemma Thwaites BVSc MRCVS

Gemma Thwaites BVSc MRCVS  Veterinarian

Gemma joined Garth in 2007 to specialise in pig medicine after working in mixed practice.  She is studying for her certificate in pig medicine.  Gemma is involved in advisory work, and all aspects of investigations on farm.  She is particularly interested in improving health on farm and disease eradication programmes. 

Contact Gemma on 01262 488323 or

John Hayden BVSc MRCVS

John Hayden BVSc MRCVS  Veterinarian

John runs INTEGRA VETERINARY SERVICES in East Anglia and has a wealth of experience of both indoor and outdoor pig production. He is heavily involved in the implementation of preventative medicine programmes on farms.

Contact John on: 01842 879379 or





Janet Owen BVetMed DPM MRCVS

Janet Owen BVetMed DPM MRCVS  Veterinarian

Janet is a RCVS specialist in Pig Medicine and joined the Garth team over 11 years ago. She has extensive experience of pig diseases and production in the UK and Europe. She is mainly involved in setting up and running health monitoring programs and all advisory services to indoor and outdoor pig producers.

Contact Janet on 01262 488323 or

Alasdair Macleod MRCVS

Alasdair Macleod MRCVS  Veterinarian

Alasdair grew up on a pig farm in Spain and qualified from CEU- Cardenal Herrera University in 2010, having previously completed a year of his studies at Universidade de Lisboa. He spent some time learning from leading Spanish pig vets and after a short stint managing the family 750 sow unit in Valencia he moved back to the UK to work for a Yorkshire based breeding company. He joined Garth towards the end of 2012 and relocated to North East Scotland to work with some of our Scottish clients. Coming from a pig farming background he is especially interested in practical management and disease control to maximise efficiency on farm as well as improving internal and external biosecurity.


Contact Alasdair on 01262 488323



Ciara O'Neill BSc MVB CertILHP MRCVS

Ciara O'Neill BSc MVB CertILHP MRCVS  Veterinary Surgeon

Ciara qualified from Dublin in 2011 and moved to the UK shortly afterwards to work in a specialist pig practice in the south-west.  While in practice, she completed a certificate in intensive livestock health and production, and subsequently moved on to a veterinary consultant role within the pharaceutical industry.

Ciara works across the multitude of production types and stages, but with a keen interest in gilt management, and is also especially focussed on PRDC and its impact on productivity.

Outside of work Ciara swims, cycles and occasionally runs.  

Andrew Prince BVMBVS MRCVS

Andrew Prince BVMBVS MRCVS  Veterinary Surgeon Intern

Andrew qualified from the university of Nottingham and joined Garth straight out of university as a Veterinary Intern in October 2019.  Andrew has a keen interest in herd health management and disease control but is looking forward to learning all aspects of pig production during his internship.

Outside of work Andrew enjoys clay pigeon shooting, reading and cycling.


Contact Andrew on:

Phone: 07711 641747



Dimitrie Leonte MRCVS

Dimitrie Leonte MRCVS  Veterinary Surgeon

Dimitrie qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2012 from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania.  He then spent over six years in Danish pig production as a farm manager.  This practical experience combined with his veterinary skills allows Dimitrie to contribute an invaluable and unique wealth of knowledge and experience to the veterinary team.  

Contact Dimitrie on: 07921 397471


Stefan Andrei Rusu

Stefan Andrei Rusu  Veterinary Surgeon

Stefan graduated from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "Ion Ionescu dela Brad" lasi, Romania in 2011.  Following that, he worked in a mixed vet practice in Romania, and after 4 years decided to pursue a job in pig production in Denmark, where he had a chance to gain experience in all aspects of indoor farming.  Stefan has also obtained an Official Veterinarian qualification from the University of Glasgow, in 2018, and worked in abattoirs across North Scotland.

Stefan is especially interested in outdoors pig production and disease control.


Contact Stefan on: 07873 301540


Toby Allcock BVetMed MRCVS

Toby Allcock BVetMed MRCVS  Veterinarian

Toby graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in the summer of 2020 and joined Garth immediately after.  He is involved in all aspects of the pig veterinary service and has a particular interest in infectious disease control.


Contact Toby on: 07925 356362





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