The George Farm VetsThe George Farm VetsTom Oxtoby -  BVSc CertCHP  MRCVS

A graduate of Bristol University, Tom joined the George Farm Vets in 2003 after 3 years of working in Mid Wales and is one of the Directors at The George. He is involved in all aspects of the farm animal practice, with particular interests in dairy cow nutrition and fertility. In 2008 he set up the George Farm Vets bull fertility testing service, using new techniques and equipment to carry out bull breeding soundness examinations on a pre/post-sale, pre-breeding season, post-poor performance and referral basis.

He has been a guest lecturer at the Royal Agricultural University, teaching practical courses in farm animal husbandry, health and behaviour, as well as leading many farmer training days on foot care, cattle handling, downer cow management and data analysis. Tom gained his Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Cattle Health and Production (CertCHP) in 2010 and received the runners up award in the 2013 Farm Business Awards dairy vet of the year. Tom is also involved with several large sheep flocks, providing routine health visits, flock health plans and ram fertility testing.

He is married to Catherine and outside work he tries to keep fit by playing football, digging his veg patch and running around after his two boys, Josh and Fred!