Meet the Team
David Preece BVSc MRCVSDirector
Originally from Bristol, David qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 1991 and worked in mixed Practice in North Wales and Staffordshire before coming to Gloucestershire in 1996. He then teamed up with Nick to found Tyndale Vets in 1998. David has an interest in all aspects of production animal medicine as well as enjoying the business side of food production. Outside of work, he keeps himself busy with his 3 children and his dog, Hector.
Nick Eames BVSc MRCVSDirector
Qualified from Massey Vet School, New Zealand in 1988 and set up Tyndale Farm Veterinary Practice with David. Nick worked in various locations around the UK before settling in Gloucestershire. He enjoys all aspects of his work in farm animal practice.
Bryony Kendal BSc (An Sci) BVSc MRCVSDirector
Qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2008, Bryony arrived at Tyndale in 2009 after working in Cheshire at the University of Liverpool Farm Practice. She enjoys all aspects of being a farm vet but especially small ruminant work – sheep and dairy goats. Following a brief stint in New Zealand in 2014-15 she has also developed an interest in grass-based dairy farming.
Manuel Sisniega MRCVSTB Tester
Originally from Santander in Spain, Manuel qualified in 1994 from Madrid Complutense Vet School. Manuel has lived in the UK for a number of years working as a TB tester for DEFRA and as an Official Veterinarian in different abattoirs around the UK. He joined the practice in September 2010 and is a full time TB tester with Tyndale.
Sam Ecroyd BVM BVS BVMedSci (hons) MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Sam graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2014 and joined Tyndale Vets soon after. Sam has a keen interest in all aspects of cattle medicine.
Fergus Hannon MVB MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Fergus graduated from University College Dublin in 2013 and went on to work as a Farm Animal Intern at Glasgow University for twelve months. He joined Tyndale Vets in 2014 and has a keen interest in Dairy herd health, youngstock health and disease prevention. In 2018 Fergus gained a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice from the University of Liverpool.
Josh Batterham MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
After graduating from Bristol University in 2013, Josh worked for 2 years in Pembrokeshire doing all aspects of farm work with a predominantly dairy focus. He then travelled around New Zealand for a year with his fiancée, working in North Island for 8 months. Having seen practice with Tyndale as a student he was keen to return as vet.
Elvis Chiforec MRCVSTB Tester
Elvis is originally from Romania and came to the UK in 2017 after qualifying from university.
Diana Lupez MRCVSTB Tester
Diana recently joined us in April after moving from Romania.
Hannah Prestwood BVM BVS BVMedSci MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Hannah qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2018 and enjoys all areas of farm work. Having lived in Cheshire she has a keen interest in dairy cattle production and herd health. At university Hannah completed her dissertation on footrot in sheep, which expanded her knowledge of lameness in flocks. Hannah also loves lambing. Outside of work Hannah enjoys trying out different sports and her latest challenge is learning to surf.
Hannah Rowson BVSc MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Hannah graduated from Bristol University in 2016 after which she returned home to Shropshire to begin vet life in farm animal practice. After 18 months, Hannah decided to move back to Bristol and try mixed animal vet practice, unfortunately small animal work just wasn’t for her, so she was eager to get back into purely farm animal veterinary work. When not in the wellies and waterproofs, Hannah is a keen runner and rock climber, she also has her companion Milo, a working cocker spaniel, who certainly helps with the fitness!
Ovi Uglea MRCVSTB Tester
Ovi joined us from Romania in mid 2018 as part of our wonderful TB testing team.
Harry Dibble BVMed Sci BVM BVS MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
After graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2017, Harry spent his first 18 months working in Carmarthenshire in a large dairy focused practice. Originally from Swindon; where his family milk 200 Pedigree British Friesians, Harry enjoys all aspects of life as a farm vet. Outside of work he enjoys playing cricket and supports Bath rugby, however he spends much of his time chasing after his lurcher Spud.
Kit Heawood BVMed Sci BVM BVS MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Originally from the Cotswolds, Kit graduated from Nottingham in 2014 and joined the Tyndale team in early 2018. Kit’s particular species interests are deer, camelids and other large “exotic” species, however he enjoys all elements of farm practice. Having worked for a year in Southern Africa, Kit also has experience with darting and live animal capture, has his own darting equipment and teaches on a Wildlife Capture and Immobilisation course.