Ian Cure BVMS DBR MRCVS
Ian qualified from Glasgow Vet School with a passion for farm animal work. He and Rob founded the practice in 2008. He gained the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2012. His veterinary interests amongst others include fertility, lameness and nutrition.
Rob Howe BVSc MRCVS
Rob qualified from Bristol University in 2006 and then worked in the South West in a strongly farm based mixed practice. In 2008 he and Ian opened the Lancs practice together which has grown year by year since then. His interests in practice include cattle lameness and mastitis, being a seasoned Mastitis Control Plan and Healthy Feet Project provider. He is also strongly motivated to keep bovine TB out of Lancashire having seen the effect of TB in other farm communities. Outside of practice Rob likes to smack tennis balls, mountain bike and ski when he can.
Matt Hylands BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS
Matt graduated from Nottingham Vet School in July 2014 and became part of the Lancs team a few weeks later. Despite living in Nottingham for the past 6 years his Northern Irish accent hangs on as does his desire for all things farming. He has a particular interest in housing and how it affects health and production. Outside of work Matt can be found either shooting alongside his trusty spaniels or cycling, depending very much on the time of the year!
Roland Millar BVM BVS MRCVS
Roland graduated from Nottingham University in July 2016 and having previously completed his farm animal elective placement with LLM, he joined the practice in September as their fifth vet. Working as a farm animal vet has always been Roland’s ambition having grown up amongst the farming community in Northern Ireland. He has a keen interest in dairy and suckler cow fertility as well as all things beef and sheep. Aside from veterinary Roland is a keen sportsman, a Spurs supporter for some reason and has stupidly just signed up for a half marathon.
Alun Beckett BVM BVS MRCVS
Having wanted to be a farm vet from childhood Alun qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2013. He spent two and a half years in farm animal practice in the Home Counties before taking the plunge and moving ‘oop north’ to join the practice in October 2016. Alun has a keen interest in calf management and heifer rearing, and enjoys helping clients getting their young stock off to a flying start. Alun has an unhealthy obsession with running and all mountain sports, which he enjoys with his collie, Brathay.
Matt Haslam BVSc MRCVS
Matt is Cheshire born and bred and qualified from Bristol University in 2008. Having worked at the LLM Shropshire practice for 4 years, he returns to the team up in Lancashire having worked in Norway and Scotland for an animal health company for 4 years in between. The rain, snow and sub-zero temperatures of Norway have prepared him well for life as a Lancashire farm vet! Matt has a keen interest in mastitis and lameness control and is a trained DairyCo Mastitis and Lameness control plan provider.