Mr R. Edwards BVM&S DBR MRCVS (RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Bovine Reproduction)Veterinary Director
Rob grew up on a family dairy farm and qualified from Edinburgh in 1999. He was awarded the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction from the University of Liverpool in 2012 and is recognised by the RCVS as an Advanced Practitioner (Bovine Reproduction). Rob is currently studying for an MSc thesis on the diagnosis of subclinical lameness lesions in dairy cows, at the University of Bristol. His main interests are dairy and beef animal production medicine. Rob also manages a high health status herd of 120 pure and crossbred Stabiliser beef cows, on the family farm, and is a Multiplier breeder with the Stabiliser Cattle Company. Rob is a member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Mobile: 07968 997137
Mr H.I. Williamson BVM&S MRCVSVeterinary Director
qualified from Edinburgh University in 1980. Since then, he has worked in both small animal and mixed practices in the UK, where he developed an interest in Farm Animal Practice. He now oversees the Sheep and Beef Farm side of the practice. Mr Williamson is one of the Large Animal Clinical Directors.
Mr Overend BVMS GPCert(Cardio) PgC (Small Animal Cardiology Studies) MRCVSVeterinary Director
is the Small Animal Clinical Director at Cain Veterinary Centre. He qualified from Glasgow University in 1990, and spent the next 10 years in mixed veterinary practice in mid-Wales, eventually taking on a partnership. He then spent time as an adviser to a veterinary pharmaceutical company, where he developed a keen interest in Cardiology. Mr Overend then moved back into Small Animal Practice in Shrewsbury, where he furthered his studies in Cardiology. He joined Cain Vets heading the Small Animal department in 2003, and also served as a Director on the Board of XL Vets UK Ltd. He completed 3 years of study in cardiology in 2001, 2005 and 2010, culminating in the award of GP certificate in Cardiology from the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies. In April 2017, he was awarded a distinction in Cardiology Studies and Advanced Practice by Harper Adams University. The He was also given an Outstanding Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012. He trains vets and lectures all over the UK in the fields of ultrasound and cardiology.
James Coope BVSc MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Qualified from Liverpool University in 2010 and joined Cain Vets in September 2010. His hobbies include fishing and cycling (so he tells us). Since moving to Llansantffraid, he has joined a local pool team. So far, he has resisted attempts to adopt any pets, saying he is happy with his tropical fish. His interests are in both large and small animal work, particularly surgery.
Simon Wilson BVSc MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
qualified from Liverpool University in 2009 and started working in Llansantffraid soon after. He comes from a dairy farm in Yorkshire, so spends most of his time on farm animal work. Outside of work, he enjoys gardening and being a member of Young Farmers.
Hannah Barfoot BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon
Hannah qualified from Nottingham University in 2012. After working in mixed practice in North Wales, she joined Cain Vets in July 2015. She works on the Small Animal side of the practice, and enjoys both Medicine and Surgery. Outside of work, Hannah likes running, walking in the countryside and riding her horse, Bounty.