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Pig Vets

Nigel Woolfenden
Ripon
Nigel Woolfenden
BVSc MRCVS
PartnerVet - Ripon
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Nigel qualified with honours from Liverpool University in 1986, after which he moved to Ripon and Bishopton to work in mixed large animal practice. Over the following years he quickly became an integral member of the pig team and moved to 100% pig work from 1993. He is a past president of both the Pig Veterinary Society and the Yorkshire Veterinary Society; he is a current member of the Pig Health and Welfare Council; he is the Food Futures director for RAFT Solutions Ltd, andhe is part of the delivery team for a large number of pig production research projects. His main interests are preventative medicine, training on farm, and the management of health.

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Duncan Berkshire
Ripon
Duncan Berkshire

MA VetMB MSc CertPM FRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Pig Medicine

PartnerVet - Ripon
A bit about me...
Duncan joined the pig department at Bishopton in 2009 having previously worked extensively with pigs in Yorkshire since graduation. He qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 2004 and obtained his Masters in Livestock Health and Production with the Royal Veterinary College while in practice. Duncan also holds the RCVS Certificate in Pig Medicine. Improving herd health and reproductive physiology are particular areas of interest, along with farm based investigations to introduce preventative medicine programmes on unit. He is a past President of the Pig Veterinary Society and is currently Honorary Treasurer. In 2020 he was awarded a Fellowship of the RCVS.
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When not immersed in the world of pigs, Duncan enjoys throwing himself down mountains on skis and training other people to do the same thing.
Jo Robertson
Ripon
Jo Robertson
BVM&S MRCVS
Vet - Ripon
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Originally from North Yorkshire, Jo graduated from the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2012 and remained in Scotland as a mixed practice vet before moving back home in 2019 to focus on pigs.
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In her spare time Jo enjoys all things outdoors, on land or water as well as adventuring in her campervan and making jewellery.
Joe Lunt
Ripon
Joe Lunt
BVSc MRCVS
Vet - Ripon
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Joe joined the pig department at Bishopton in 2020 having previously worked extensively with pigs in both Yorkshire and East Anglia (mainly Outdoors) since graduation. He qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2016 with a passion in population medicine and has since worked as a vet in practice and as a farm company's internal vet.

 

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When not out in the field looking at pigs, Joe enjoys walking in fields looking at nature, both from his doorstep and further afield. He also enjoys shooting both clays and game when he gets the opportunity.
Fran King
Ripon
Fran King
Vet - Ripon
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Originally from North Yorkshire, Fran graduated from the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science in 2020. After a period working as a mixed veterinary practice in Wales, she decided to pursue her interest in pigs joined the Bishopton pig team as a pig veterinary intern in 2021.

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Outside of work, Fran enjoys being active including swimming, cycling, walking and socializing with friends.