Laurence graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2008. Three years in a farm-biased practice in Mid-Wales gave him a fantastic grounding in, and practical approach to, farm vetting. After a brief break in New Zealand, he headed north from his home county of Herefordshire in search of more dairy cows, Cheshire did not disappoint.
Immersion in such a rich and progressive dairy environment led him to gain a solid insight into the dairy industry and all aspects of dairy herd management. This fuelled a developing interest in herd health, especially reproductive management, calf health and heifer rearing, udder health and robotic milking.
In 2019 Laurence completed the post-graduate qualification of Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice covering all key areas of dairy herd health and suckled beef production, further cementing his knowledge.
Over the 12 years of his professional career, Laurence has enjoyed forging strong relationships with clients and working hard to achieve results for them. This approach will be central to his time with Sandstone, using his knowledge and experience to help clients maximise their herd’s potential and work towards their goals for the future. Just as happy with a scalpel or dehorning shears in hand as he is looking at a herd’s repro data, Laurence will approach all situations with diligence and professionalism.
When time allows Laurence enjoys spending time with his young family, messing about with his small flock of sheep, cider (drinking and making) and shooting.