Jon Parsons BVetMed MRCVS – Director
Jon graduated from London vet school in 2011 and has been in farm animal only practice ever since. He returned to Cornwall in 2016 to assist on the family dairy farm and to work with a collection of local progressive dairy farms in a veterinary capacity.
His main areas of interest are infectious disease control, lameness and fertility management. Alongside clinical work Jon has previously provided farm businesses in Devon and Cornwall with consultancy through an AHDB funded project.
George Giles BVM BVS DBR MRCVS – Director
George graduated from Nottingham vet school in 2012 and worked for Evolution Farm Vets in Somerset, a well renowned independent practice that we work with very closely with to provide knowledge exchange and farmer training.
In 2014 & 2015 George worked for Fonterra in China helping to setup and operate two 7000 cow intensive dairy farms. He held responsibility for managing the animal health, welfare and biosecurity of the herds. Since then he has spent time milking cows on the family dairy farm in Herefordshire before deciding that the place to settle was Cornwall.
In September 2020 he was awarded with a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction, a 2 year part time masters level degree through Liverpool Veterinary School, which covered all aspects of bovine fertility along with completing a dissertation on farmers attitudes to veterinary fertility intervention.
Kim Stafford BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Kim graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and worked in a farm animal practice in the New Forest, Hampshire. She moved to Cornwall to concentrate on dairy herd health with Giles & Parsons Farm Vets. Her main areas of interest are calf health and fertility. When not working Kim enjoys baking with varying degrees of success.
Joana Silva MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Joana is originally from Portugal where she graduated in 2013. She worked in Portugal for 2 years in dairy farm practice. In 2016 she decided to move to England for a new challenge and has been working in Cornwall ever since in farm animal practice.
The area where she would like to focus on is dairy, hence the decision to move to a dairy only practice. Her main interests are fertility, infectious diseases and she enjoys clinical work and surgery.
Joana is currently studying towards a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cattle).
Tamsyn Tucker – Practice administrator
Tamsyn is most frequently your first point of contact when phoning into the practice. A local farmers daughter who has previously worked in a marketing role for an agricultural firm and more recently as a relief milker and calf rearer, we thought she was tailor made to join the practice!
Outside work Tamsyn is an active member of Warleggan Young Farmers Club alongside keeping up with some relief milking duties.
We hope our clients find her as efficient, organised and conscientious as we do!