Farm Vets 

Andrew Barber - Partner & Veterinary Surgeon

Andrew Barber qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1990 and after 3 years in mixed practice in Nottinghamshire, moved to Clevedale in November 1993 to concentrate on Farm animals. Over the last 20 years, as the practice has diversified into all creatures great and small, Andrew has continued to concentrate on the “great” with emphasis on cattle and sheep herd/flock health and fertility.

Dawn Bowness – Veterinary Surgeon

Having grown up on a beef and sheep farm in Cumbria Dawn flew the nest to study at Glasgow Vet School, graduating in 2009. She initially went to work in mixed practice on the southern edge of the North York Moors before joining the team at Clevedale in 2011.

At Clevedale Dawn continues to take in interest in all aspects of mixed practice but does predominantly farm animal work with a particular interest in sheep. She is currently working towards the RCVS Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (production animals).

Out of work Dawn spends a lot of time back ‘home’ on the farm and during the summer months can she can be spotted being dragged around the show ring by one of her own British Blue cattle.

Wendy Welford - Partner & Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S (with distinction) MRCVS

After graduating from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2007, Wendy spent her first year of qualified life in a truly mixed practice in North Wales, before joining the team at Clevedale Veterinary Practice in 2008.

Initially working as a genuine mixed vet at Clevedale Vets Wendy realised her interest in Farm Animal work and has pursued and developed this interest ever since. She now spends most mornings performing routine fertility visits on Dairy farms and has an interest in all aspects of Farm Animal medicine and surgery – especially displaced abomasum operations! She also has a passion for preventative farm work, creating Flock and Herd Health Plans and investigating disease / nutritional issues on a herd level. Wendy joined the partnership at Clevedale Vets in April 2014.

In her spare time she can often be found walking her two energetic working Cocker Spaniels around the farm (or occasionally running with them down Ridge Lane!)

Pippa Middlemas - Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2006, Pippa worked in mixed practice in Dumfries and Galloway for 12 months before returning to the North East. After a short spell cooped up indoors in small animal practice in Darlington, she returned to mixed practice, and the fresh air of Northallerton for 2.5 years.

She joined Clevedale Vets in November 2010, where she has continued to work with a variety of species, with an emphasis on farm animal. She is currently working towards the RCVS Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cattle).

Outside of work Pippa is a keen hockey player, and attempts to keep her two flat-coated retrievers out of mischief.


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