Large Animal Vets
David Lewis (partner) began vetting in Pembrokeshire shortly after decimalisation, following graduating from the RVC in London, and carries the honorary title of 'senior partner'!
An avid football fan, he has played with the likes of Stanley Matthews & Roy of the Rovers. Rumour has it he hung up his boots just recently.
Dave is a local boy, and can translate Pembrokeshire vernacular for those not so well versed.
Professionally, David enjoys a curious mix of dairy cows & Excel spreadsheets.
Richard Davies (partner) is from North Wales originally, but has not allowed this to get in the way integration into the fabric of Pembrokeshire life. Allegedly younger than David Lewis (see above).
A graduate of The University of Liverpool, where he mastered the art of spoken & written English (no mean feat in Merseyside), and ruminant nutrition & TB testing.
Richard is multi talented, and has excelled in equine work, before committing solely to agricultural species in 2007.
Plays tennis to help keep body & soul together & practice counting to over 40 in uneven steps.
Mike John (partner) is a Bristol graduate of this millenium which makes him the young blood of the outfit.
Also a local lad from a farming family, who unwrapped the veterinary equivalent of Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket and got into Bristol Vet School.
Mike has not looked back since. He spent a few years in cosmopolitan Malmesbury in Wiltshire, but the siren call of the west saw him return in 2004.
Holds the RCVS Cert in Cattle Health & Productivity, which means he must know how to use a lot of different kinds of graphs on the computer as well as get those 'cows-a-milking'!.
Anton Lowe (retired partner) Anton retired from the partnership in the autumn of 2011 after many happy years at Fenton Vets. A rare breed, he joined the practice immediately on qualifying from The University of Liverpool in 1970, and never left...... and still hasn't!
Anton truly takes a lot of pleasure from vetting, and still carries out some farm duties for the practice. We anticipate this may be for as long as his knees hold out (unless his hips beat them to it!).
Alex Cooper qualified from Bristol University in 2004, and joined Fenton Vets in the summer of that year. Alex is a passionate large animal vet, and often deals with some of the more unusual farm species that the large animal department sees. Indeed, not content with treating the unusual critters, Al is an alpaca owner & farmer too! More alpaca stuff here...
He is also a mean cook(as in good, not as in stingy portion size), and keeper of a small poultry flock....
Alex is probably the fittest person at Fenton Vets, and is a triathlon competitor in his leisure time.Kristy Syer graduated in 2005 from the University of Bristol. She joined Fenton Vets in 2010, after five years in Montgomery, in the borderlands of Powys.
She has a keen interest in sheep and beef production and holds the RCVS certificate in 'Sheep health and production'.
Kristy is a full on large animal vet, right down to the 'love'n'hate' style tattoos on her knuckles (actually read B.E.E.F and L.A.M.B).
Sophie Prichard graduated from The University Of Nottingham in 2011, and joined Fenton Vets shortly afterwards. Sophie was in the first year of graduates from the newest vet school in the UK. Not content with working hard, Sophie has developed an interest in running the sort of distances that most sane people would drive a car, or at least ride a bike.....
Sharon Wainwright graduated in 2004, and is involved with Farming Connect, an agricultural advisory service supported by the Welsh Government and the EU.
Brendan Griffin graduated from University College Dublin and joined Fenton Vets to carry out TB control work in 2002 for a short time..... Ten years later he is a crucial part of the large animal team!
Our farm clients really appreciate his efficiency and co-operation in dealing with the difficult problem of bTB control.
Outside work Brendan is kept busy with his young family.