Our Farm Team

Peter Orpin
Director, Veterinary Surgeon

Peter joined the practice in 1983 and is one of the founder partners of the Park Vet Group. During the last 30 years he has worked within the farm department helping to develop the preventive medicine elements of the practice. His passion is helping farmers to “making their herds healthier” and has is a co-founder of Myhealthyherd.com, a web based health planning system used by the practice. Peter has undertaken a variety of research projects and has helped develop the National Johne’s Engagement program in conjunction with colleagues around the country. He spends his time divided between on farm work, consultancy and lecturing.

Tracy Bainbridge
Director, Veterinary Surgeon

Tracy joined the practice in 2000 as a mixed practitioner and in 2004 she expanded her experience by working in New Zealand for a year, before re-joining the practice in May 2005. She joined the partnership in May 2007. Her main interests are in farm work and gained a Certificate in Cattle Health and production in 2010. She is based at our Edward Avenue surgery and is also involved in our farm practice. She enjoys skiing, swimming and keeping fit outside work.

Wendy Bottrill
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Wendy is local to the area. Wendy joined the profession as a mature student after working within the Animal Health section of MAFF. Wendy is vital part of the team providing both practical on farm advice, health planning, mastitis advisory work and regular veterinary work. Wendy is the Lead Farm Vet responsible for the day to day management of the team with Tracy. Wendy delivers Milk Sure and medicine training to our clients and is responsible for our bull examination service

Charlotte Wright
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Charlie is an experienced farm vet and has worked in the PVG since 2008. Charlie has many areas of interest ranging from dairy herd health work, infectious disease management and running our beef health club. Charlie has managed to engage 80 of our clients in effective BVD control alongside all the other duties of a farm vet.
Charlie has focused recently on youngstock health and is our “youngstock champion”. “A healthy calf makes a healthy cow”
Charlie is a key driver within the farm practice with a flare for organisation and strong follow through!

Reuben Newsome
Veterinary Surgeon

.Reuben graduated from Nottingham in 2017 and for the subsequent two years worked in a large farm-only practice in Dorset, before moving to Park Vets in July 2019.

He enjoys all aspects of farm vet work, from the individual animal work such as calvings and surgery, to the herd-level work of performance monitoring and preventative health care. Reuben has a particular flare for improving mobility on farms, having taken time out of his degree to complete a PhD on lameness. His research focused on the role of the digital cushion in sole ulcer formation, the damage that occurs inside the hoof with chronic lameness (and hence why prevention, then detection and treatment of lameness is so important), and a bit on foot trimming technique. Watch out, you may well be shown boiled up (cow) feet at some point…!

Reuben lives on the Wolds of North Leicestershire, where he spends many an evening renovating an old cottage. He also enjoys anything outdoors, particularly cycling and getting into the mountains.

Renzo Di Florio
Veterinary Surgeon

Renzo qualified from the University of Bologna in Italy. After a brief experience working in Italy he moved to UK looking for new challenges. Renzo joined the practice in 2012 and has a particular focus on TB management alongside all the other duties of an experienced farm vet. He is a member of the BCVA TB management group and has delivered over 50 on farm consultancies for our clients helping them to reduce the risk of TB breakdowns through the TB Advisory Service He enjoys playing the guitar, cinema, reading, photography and he is a football fan and a big supporter of Italian Team Inter of Milan.

Natalie Gilbert
Clinical Director

Natalie qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in London in 2002. After spending a year in practice in Kent, she joined The Park Vet Group in 2003, as a small and large animal vet. In 2006 Natalie spent 12 months working and travelling in Australia. This included a busy calving season in the outback, and allowed her opportunity to treat lots of Australian wildlife, including repairing a koalas fractured leg! Now a busy mum of three children, Natalie is an experienced vet who works alongside the farm team in the Out of Hours team

Marco Daresta
Veterinary Surgeon

TBA

Francesco Leone
Veterinary Surgeon

TBA

The Emergency Vet Team

Tudor Lloyd
Director, Veterinary Surgeon

Tudor worked for the practice from 1995-2000 before spending two years working in Hong Kong and France. He rejoined the Practice in July 2003 and is a director in the business. He lives with his family, a Border Terrier named Tug and a cat called Algy. Surgery is his main clinical interest and he is currently working towards his PGCert in Small Animal Surgery. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, DIY and fishing.

Gareth Jones
Director, Veterinary Surgeon

Gareth, that’s me, qualified in 1986, yes that is nearly 30 years ago. It never ceases to amaze me how much I have learned in all that time and how much I thought I knew when I was a 23 year old newly qualified vet. There has never been a boring day at work. I have managed to fill my time working initially as a general mixed vet then working for a year in a Charity clinic gaining great surgical experience. I then concentrated on gaining extra qualifications as an ophthalmologist, working at the Royal Veterinary College as Resident in Ophthalmology with the prestigious Professor Peter Bedford. This gave me respect and grounding in being able to do referral work, difficult to treat cases sent from other vets. I returned to the Park Veterinary Group in 1995 to become a Partner of the business. 20 years have nearly rushed by and we’ve grown the Group to a massive extent creating a wonderful team of people around us. My days are filled dealing with eye cases, helping run the practice and my nights doing the odd calving which I still very much enjoy. In my spare time I teach ophthalmology to veterinary students at Nottingham Vet school, running the course since 2007. I’m my real spare time, I have my family, my dog Hayley, my friends, cricket and sailing to keep me sane.

Jane Yeates
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Jane is an experienced farm vet and Associate within the farm team. Jane now helps in providing the emergency and out of hours support and is currently responsible for developing the Saffron Lane Surgery in conjunction with Gareth Jones.

The Farm Support team

Anne Watters
Practice Coordinator
Jo Woodward
Farm Receptionist
Caroline Jenkins
Admin/data input Assistant
David Sadler
Data Input