Gareth has worked at Towcester Veterinary Centre since 2000 after graduating from the University of Liverpool. He joined the partnership in 2009 and heads up the large animal department. He enjoys all aspects of his job, especially the interaction with farmers and being able to make a difference on the farm. He has a particular interest in herd and flock health planning and has a great interest in cattle fertility and mastitis. He is a registered plan user of the Dairy Co Mastitis Control Plan.
Gareth enjoys all sports and plays football regularly. He is a keen rugby fan and wishes he had been good enough to play for Wales. He lives in Towcester with his wife and two children.
Rebecca Edwards BvetMed Bsc (Hons) MRCVS
Rebecca graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009, joining the Farm Team at Towcester in 2011 following two years focussing on farm animal and camelid work through internships. Rebecca works with a wide range of farm species and appreciates the varied aims and interests of our clients; everything from much loved farm pets to high level production units. She is a keen member of the British Veterinary Camelid Society, and following over two years of further study, Rebecca now holds a qualification in Advanced Veterinary Practice for Camelids (CertAVP(CP)). This allows her to direct the camelid (mainly alpaca and llama) work in the practice, and she enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to provide the practice’s camelid patients the best treatment possible.
Rebecca lives in Towcester with her husband and two spaniels, who love getting out and about in the countryside together. On Sundays she can be found at church, where she occasionally plays the drums and loves to sing… Earplugs, anyone?!
Katie Goodfellow BVSc MRCVS
Katie qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2004, and after seven years in farm practice in Wiltshire joined the Towcester Farm Vets in 2011. She enjoys the varied nature of life as a farm vet, with special interests in surgery, fertility and embryo transfer work but is happiest when kept busy with the wide range of challenges that farm practice offers.
Outside of work Katie lives with her husband Mark and two daughters, who know more than they probably should about farm vetting!
Nikki Moore BVM&S MRCVS
Nikki worked in mixed practice in Worcestershire for 4 years after graduating from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2009. Having enjoyed the challenge of treating all creatures great and small, she was keen to pursue her long held enthusiasm for farm practice further and joined the Towcester Veterinary Centre farm team in May 2013. Nikki has a keen interest in health planning and infectious diseases particularly the control of BVD and Johne’s in cattle herds.
Nikki lives with her partner Matt and together they spend most of their free time playing or watching rugby!
Elizabeth Hodges BVMS MRCVS
Els graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2015 after graduating from a three-year degree from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010. She initially worked in a mixed practice in Lincolnshire before moving to a large animal only practice based in Worcestershire. Els always wanted to work with farm animals having grown up amongst the dairy cows of Shropshire and joined Towcester Veterinary Centre farm animal team in November 2016. Els enjoys working with farmers to aid in husbandry especially in calf health and reproduction efficiency.
Els lives outside Towcester with her cocker spaniel Isla. In her spare time she enjoys walking, baking, hand sewing and various different sports.
Katie Platts BSc BVetMed MRCVS
Katie has joined our farming team in March 2019 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. Growing up with a farming family in the West Country, Katie always had a strong passion for farm work. This led her to working in a mixed practice but doing predominantly farm work in Oxfordshire prior to joining our team. Katie has a strong interest in bull fertility, young stock and nutrition which will help our team deliver the best service to our clients.
Katie has recently moved to South Northamptonshire with her boyfriend and cocker spaniel called Rolo. In her spare time she enjoys watching the rugby and supporting the Exeter Chiefs!
Emil Cristinel Popescu
Emil has worked for our farm team as a locum TB tester and is now joining us on a permanent basis. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Iasi, Romania and is looking forward to dealing with a number of different large animals in his new role. After graduating he worked as a farm manager on a Danish pig farm and moved to the UK in 2018 to join our team.
Emil grew up on a dairy farm in Romania and was always surrounded by animals which inspired him to become a vet. In his spare time he enjoys travelling to historical sites and going to the gym.