About Fiona Lovatt
Fiona is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Sheep Health and Production and a diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. She holds the part time position of Clinical Associate Professor in sheep production medicine at the University of Nottingham.
Fiona Lovatt graduated from Bristol University in 1995 and worked in first opinion mixed veterinary practice in Barnard Castle, County Durham until 2012. For her first four years in practice, Fiona worked in all veterinary disciplines but particularly with sheep, goats and cattle from 1999. In 2008 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Durham in the conservation genetics of South Georgia reindeer, having worked on this on a part-time basis alongside being a practising farm vet. As a consultant sheep veterinarian for Evidence Based Veterinary Consultancy Ltd (EBVC), Fiona works with members of the Sainsbury’s lamb supply chain.
Fiona is a recent past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) and continues to represent sheep veterinarians at all levels of the sheep industry. She is currently working as a representative of SVS on the RUMA Target Task Force and coordinating development of Sheep Veterinary Society Good Practice Guidelines with respect to the responsible use of antibiotics.
About Phillipa Page
Phillipa has only recently joined Flock Health Ltd but she is already well known and respected within the sheep industry and the veterinary community. After qualifying from The University of Leeds with a BSc in Animal Science, Phillipa studied veterinary science at The University of Liverpool Vet School and qualified as a vet in 2006.
Following an initial mixed practice job in South Wales, Phillipa moved into farm animal practice in Gloucestershire working entirely with sheep, beef and dairy enterprises for 8 years. Based in Gloucestershire she is also a tenant farmer together with her husband, and they have 380 breeding commercial ewes, producing primarily fat lambs and some replacements, alongside running a pig enterprise and a farm shop.
Phillipa has been an active board member of both the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Sheep Veterinary Society executive committees. She enjoys working pro-actively with both sheep farmers and vets, promoting active farmer-vet engagement with an ultimate aim of improving the health, productivity and resilience of our national flock.
We also work closely with Louise Silk
Louise (MA VetMB MRCVS) graduated from Cambridge University Vet School in 2007. She worked briefly in mixed practice in Dorset before moving to the farm animal department of a large mixed practice in Wiltshire where she worked, for 5 years, with a wide variety of beef and dairy herds, as well as developing the sheep side of the business.
Since leaving practice to start a family, Louise has kept busy giving presentations at regional and national events and written articles for a number of publications. She is studying for a post graduate certificate in sheep health and production; sits on the NSA south committee; and is chair of the Hampshire Sheep Discussion Group. She has recently started working as a flock health consultant for a large progressive flock in the south of England. Louise is hugely passionate about flock health and welfare and the transfer of knowledge from vets to farmers.
Louise lives in Hampshire with her husband, James, two young children and an aging black Labrador.