Meet the Team


David Preece BVSc MRCVS

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 MRCVS

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 Kendall BSc (An Sci) BVSc MRCVS

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.

Sam Ecroyd BVM BVS BVMedSci (hons) MRCVS

Veterinary 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, but also heads up the Tyndale Deer Services with Kit too, as well as being a key member of our Advanced Breeding Team.

Harry Dibble BVMed Sci BVM BVS MRCVS

Veterinary 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 MRCVS

Veterinary 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.

Inês Cruz DVM, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
Ines has been working as a farm vet for over 5 years in the UK and Ireland before coming to join the Tyndale Team in early 2020.

Emily Singer- Ripley BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
Emily qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and spent her first 3 years in farm animal practice, covering the counties of Herts, Beds and Bucks. Having spent a lot of time with beef, sheep and alpacas, she enjoys the proactive side to farm vetting but also enjoys dealing with calving's (especially when there is a good outcome of course!) Emily joined Tyndale in July 2019 and is looking forward to seeing more dairy cows and exploring the Gloucestershire countryside with her whippet puppy Finn.

Kirby Dobson BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon
Kirby graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and spent two years in mixed practice in North Wales. Kirby joined Tyndale in July 2020 and enjoys all aspects of farm vet work but especially enjoys lambing season. In her spare time Kirby likes to find new walks to do with her dog Ron.

Manuel Sisniega MRCVS

TB 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.

Diana Lupez MRCVS

TB Tester
Diana joined us in April 2019 after moving from Romania.

Ovi Uglea MRCVS

TB Tester
Ovi joined us from Romania in mid 2018 as part of our wonderful TB testing team.

Ovidiu Lupasou

TB Tester
Ovi qualified in 2014 and joined the Tyndale Team in 2020. His hobbys include fishing, sports cars and photography.

Meg Lawrence

Vet Tech
Up to this point Meg has worked in many different farming systems here in the UK and in New Zealand. From intensive sheep and beef, dairying, education and now has a small beef herd of her own. She has a good understanding of the industry from the farmers perspective as well as the demands and pressures they’re facing from contracts and welfare bodies. Her role as a vet tech aims to ease work load and support farmers with routine, practical health care of their animals. She does Disbudding, Mobility scoring, Body condition scoring, Vaccinating, Youngstock monitoring and calf tracker and Sampling.

Debbie Shukman

TB Tester
Debbie has come to work for us from Usk Vets and is able to TB Test in England

Jess Pitt-Pitts BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Support Staff

Tina Sheldon QL-SQP

TB Support
Tina coordinates all of our TB testing in the practice. She also successfully passed AMTRA examinations in Base and Farm Animal modules in 2011 to become a suitably qualified person within the practice.

Abbi Pullen

Operations Support Technician
Abbi has worked for Tyndale Vets for over three years. Abbi has her own farm and enjoys splitting her time between Tyndale vets and her own farm.

Camilla Meheran

Operations Administrator
Camilla has been with the team for over four years and is also now qualified as a Veterinary Technician. She works as part of our Advanced Breeding Team.

Hannah Coffey BSc (Hons) MMedSci

Hannah is our Embryologist for the Advanced Breeding Team.

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Jackie Boulter


Jo Wood

Jo lives near Birdlip Hill with her husband Barry and son Ollie who has just graduated from Hartpury. They run a flock of 700 Ewes and also have a Sheep Tack business in the winter. Jo has worked at other Vet Practices in the past and was also Head Groom at Mike & Angela Tuckers Three Day Eventing year in Tetbury. Jo is a breeder of working Gun dogs and loves taking Tezel & Drizzle, her working labs, for long walks everyday.

Jess Hemmings

Events & Marketing Administrator
Jess joined us in 2016 and grew up in Gloucestershire. An experienced administrator she works on our social media, newsletters, events and various other projects that are happening.

Phil Metcalf

Phil is the smiling face that delivers all our Medicines to our various drop points to make life easier for our farmers. When not driving for us he runs his own Interiors Company.

Fiona Lewis

Office Manager
Fiona joined us in early 2020 and does a fantastic job of keeping us all on track.