Andy Adler BVM&S MBA PGCert Vet Ed MRCVS
Andy joined MVS in September 2019 as the Clinical Director. He has been in clinical practice and business leadership for 20 years and has now hung up his gloves to concentrate on business development. Andy’s role is to support a growing team and identify areas of the business that will support the future farming industry through the next interesting few years. Andy’s aim, is to enable the team to view the future with optimism, encouraging them to grow and understand the forces on farming such that they can bring a balance to the pressures of commercialisation and animal welfare.
Katie Scotter BA VetMB MRCVS
After graduating from Cambridge in 2011, Katie spent a year skiing and sailing in France before joining Molecare Farm Vets in 2012 and has never looked back!
Katie thrives on the variety that farm practice provides, as well as never knowing quite what the next call will be! Her time in practice sees her working with sheep, goats and camelids as well as cattle. Her interests are focused on dairy fertility, mastitis, flock performance and calf health, and over the years Katie has become particularly passionate about improving welfare on farm and reducing antibiotic usage through proactive health planning and management.
When she’s not working, Katie enjoys playing badminton, getting outdoors and walking her dog on Dartmoor.
Johanna Marsden BSc BVSc MRCVS
Growing up in Oxford and working on a dairy farm during school, Johanna developed a passion for working with cattle from a young age. Having studied Bioveterinary Science at Liverpool University, she continued her studies with Veterinary Medicine at University of Bristol, and graduated in 2018.Since working at Molecare Johanna has been building specialist knowledge in both the dairy and beef sectors including her particular interests of fertility and calf health, as well as enjoying work with sheep and other livestock.
Johanna is always happy to get stuck into any situation that farm practice throws at her, and enjoys working closely with our clients to help them achieve their goals. Moving forwards, her current focus is on new technologies and health programmes that can further improve the health and welfare of the animals under her care.In her spare time Johanna likes to make the most of the Devon coastline, and can often be found seeking out the surf.
Charlotte Reid BSc BVSc MRCVS
Having grown up in Leicestershire, Charlotte (Lottie) moved to the South West to attend Bristol University in 2013, where she graduated in July 2019 with a Veterinary degree and an intercalated BSc in Neuroscience.
In her last few years of university she spent a lot of time relief milking to fund travelling adventures, including a cycle tour from Vancouver to San Francisco and a trip to Sri Lanka to neuter dogs and go surfing.
Joining Molecare in September 2019, Lottie brings with her a particular interest in dairy farming, management and nutrition.
In her free time she enjoys running, cycling, surfing and trying to train her young Labrador, Otto.
Sylvaine Lacrosse BVetMed MRCVS
Not only does Sylvaine enjoy the variety of being at a farm practice, she has also found that large animal work is a great way to stay active, and has been known to say ‘there’s no workout quite like correcting a cow’s uterine prolapse!’
She particularly enjoys the beef side of veterinary medicine, and more recently has been helping to develop beef discussion groups with clients. Sylvaine is also passionate in helping clients to improve their economic growth through introducing veterinary health plans, thus improving the health and welfare of the animals, as well as the efficiencies of the farms on which she works.
Having lived in Devon and working for Molecare for five years now, Sylvaine still finds herself blown away by the beauty of Devon.
Lorna Pillar BVM BVS MRCVS
Joining the team back in 2017, Lorna previously spent time on a dairy farm in New Zealand working the calving season before returning to the UK and taking on her first veterinary role with Molecare.
Based in North Devon, Lorna spends most of her free time on the beef and sheep farm where she lives, which keeps her very busy!
Steph Patel BVetMed MRCVS
Steph has been with Molecare for 3 years and has a particular passion for sheep work which has seen her set up the Flock Health Group programme as she looks to focus more on veterinary health planning, working to reduce the need for clinical intervention whilst improving the health and welfare of the animals under her care.
She has always been happier exploring the great outdoors and working as a farm vet in Devon has provided the best of both worlds being both near the moors and coastline.
Krzysztof Reich MRCVS
Krzysztof joined the practice in November 2017 and has since become the resident TB tester. Before joining Molecare, Krzysztof graduated from University of Lifesciences in Lublin, Poland.
Hannah Palfrey – Data Recorder
Born and raised into livestock farming in mid-Devon, Hannah has always had a passion for dairy and sheep farming from a very young age. With experience working in nearly all aspects of farming, from running her own pedigree flock of Charollais sheep, to calf rearing, milking and tractor work, Hannah now joins the Molecare team as a Farm Data Recorder.
Working closely alongside our team of vets, Hannah’s new role will focus on monitoring, recording and collating data from our clients to allow us to closely manage and track changes on farm. During her spare time, Hannah can often be found rowing, cycling, walking the dog, gardening and cooking.
Rose Young BVM BVS MRCVS
Since qualifying in 2013 from Nottingham, Rose has worked with the Molecare Farm Vets ever since.
Rose enjoys working on a range of different systems with interests in extensive dairy, and sheep, and in particular her moorland neighbours.
As a smallholder based in the South Hams herself, Rose is always glad to see the local goats and rare breeds.
Outside of work, Rose is a mum to two young boys, and with dogs, ducks, sheep and goats to keep an eye on, life is wonderfully busy.
Our Office Team
Abby Ayre – Office Administrator
Abby has been at Molecare since 2017 and one of her main tasks is to look after the day-to-day running of the farm team office. She enjoys the office environment and thrives on the variety that working at a veterinary practice brings.
In her spare time, you’ll often find Abby enjoying a walk with her two dogs, Lola and Pippa or helping out on her family sheep farm.
Working with Molecare since 2013, Jess enjoys working alongside the team in the office and is kept busy speaking to all of our clients on the phone to arrange visits and help with their queries.
In her spare time, Jess’s favourite thing to do is to head to the beach to enjoy some surfing, although spare time seems to be a rare occurrence these days!
Lisa Caley – Finance Manager
Having joined Molecare in 2017, Lisa’s main responsibilities are focused on the day-to-day finances and invoicing for the business.
I enjoy reading and socialising In her my spare time Lisa enjoys getting stuck into a good book, spending time with family and friends, and looking after her 3 cats.
Yvonne Whales – Dispensary
Starting out at Mole Valley Farmers in 2008, Yvonne worked across a broad range of departments at their Cullompton store ahead of joining Molecare in 2014 to manage the dispensary.
As an RSQP, Yvonne is responsible for the ordering and distribution of all of our medications, as well as organising deliveries via our dispensary van to clients around Devon. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects and variety of the job, and particularly enjoys meeting our clients when out and about on farm. In her spare time, as a Mother of 2 and Grandmother of 3 Yvonne is often busy with family, and enjoys weekends spent exercising her dog, gardening and reading.