Dave Gilbert BVetMed MRCVS
Dave has worked as a vet and advisor in the dairy sector since 2005. Graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 he moved straight to a dedicated farm animal practice in Sussex, quickly focusing on dairy work. After working for a number of farm animal practices in southern England he moved into industry as a technical manager for a global pharmaceutical company. In 2011 he returned to dairy practice working with a variety of large herds, both grass based units and high input systems. Having settled on the Cheshire Shropshire borders he founded Horizon Dairy Vets in 2017.
Dan Humphries BVSc (Hons) MRCVS
Dan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012 and went straight into dairy vetting starting with an internship and then staying on as an associate at a large dairy practice. Most of Dan's work is with high yielding herds, but Dan enjoys working with driven farmers from different systems looking to push on and become more efficient. He also does a lot of work in milk quality and udder health with dairy farmers across the UK and Europe. With Dave, Dan founded Horizon Dairy Vets in 2017.
Charlie Moss BVSc MRCVS
Charlie graduated for the University of Liverpool in 2017, finishing her studies with an elective dairy placement in the US. She has spent two years working in a dedicated farm animal practice in Cheshire before joining the team at Horizon in 2020. Charlie enjoys all aspects of dairy vetting and has a particular interest in herd health and youngstock management.
Carmen Hill BSc BVSc MRCVS
Originally from the West Midlands, Carmen graduated from Bristol University in 2014. Early in her career she moved to New Zealand to learn the Spring block way before spending six years in Autumn block country around the southeast of the UK. After completing a short spell working with intensive indoor units around Gloucestershire and South Wales, she had recently moved to settle in Cheshire. Outside of veterinary, she is part of an autumn block dairy, arable and sheep business and is studying an Efficient Food Production degree in her part time. She loves talking about grassland management, organic farming and dairy financials.
Niall Jaggan BSc (Hons) MA
Niall enjoys variety! His academic background is in marketing, and after completing his Masters in the subject starting his career in automotive, a sector he has a passion for. He was approached to work for a leading pharmaceutical company – managing portfolios supporting the agricultural veterinary portfolios. Since arriving in the sector, he has never looked back, taking roles in the feed and biopesticide businesses. Niall supports the HDV from a marketing and business development perspective, and is also a qualified ATT
Haifa Masefield, BSc (Hons)
Haifa completed a degree in Equine Science and Sports Performance and has been working within the Farm Veterinary industry for the last 3 years predominantly as a TB tester. She has joined the team to continue testing and compliment the team with support in the office too. When at home the work does not stop as she assists her partner with their heifer rearing enterprise. In her spare time, she is kept busy with a 13-week cocker spaniel puppy and young sports horse, who will hopefully start climbing up the ranks to compete in Show Jumping in the next year.
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