William Garton

BVMedSci (hons) BVM BVS PgCert (VBM) PGCert Agrifood MRCVS

Will founded Avivets in 2016 through his drive to provide independent, professional veterinary services to the industry he is passionate about. Will has spent all of his career as a poultry and gamebird vet. He holds post graduate certificates in Poultry Production and Management from Harper Adams University, and Veterinary Business Management with the University of Liverpool. He gained a distinction from the renowned Pirbright Poultry Health Course.

Will has previously been appointed as the veterinary advisor for the NFU Poultry Board and RSPCA advisory committees. In 2021, Will won Young Poultry Vet of the Year in the National Egg & Poultry Awards.

Sam Northing

BVMedSci BVM BVS (hons) MRCVS

After keeping poultry from a young age, including breeding and showing, Sam decided to go straight into a career as a poultry vet after graduating from The University of Nottingham Veterinary School in July 2019. Throughout vet school, aside from being well known as ‘chicken boy’, Sam gained many placements in poultry including an externship at the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Centre, University of Georgia, USA! He has been very interested in all elements of the poultry farming industry and has gained a vast amount of knowledge from working with Avivets!

Poultry isn’t his only passion; when not in practice Sam enjoys playing tennis, producing vegetables in the garden and hitting the gym! He grew up in hilly West Yorkshire so is always looking to get out and conquer some climbs on the road bike too.

Beth Sales

BVSc MRCVS

Beth joined Avivets in 2022 to support their growth and expansion across the north. Originally from Cheshire, after graduating from The University of Bristol, she was keen to return home and pursue her interests in poultry production and medicine. Beth is studying towards specialist status to be an advanced practitioner in poultry medicine. Beth’s clinical work is split between our Cheshire and Shropshire practices.

Elena Calin

MRCVS

Elena joined the Avivets team in 2023 after working for several years as an Official Veterinarian and Team Leader in poultry processing facilities, where she developed her interest in poultry pathology, post mortem inspection and broiler performance.

Originally from Romania, Elena has a Distinction in Veterinary Medicine from Bucharest University, and has had previous roles as a meat hygiene inspector and food safety management. Elena covers both the Cheshire and Shropshire practices and enjoys the mix of on-farm and laboratory clinical work.

Sara Moore

Practice Manager

Sara is our practice manager who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice. Sara has been with the team since 2018. She particularly enjoys seeing clients that visit the practice. Sara has previously worked in veterinary nursing and laboratories and therefore brings great experience to the team. Outside of work Sara is a keen gardener, she enjoys long walks, and spending time with her husband and cat, Rascal.

Sally Dixon

Clinical Secretary

Sally joined the practice in 2022 and her main role is supporting vets in preparing and distributing their clinical paperwork such as health declarations, reports and certificates. Sally also oversees salmonella testing so will be the person emailing you with your important test results!

Kiri Willis

Dispensary Team Leader

Kiri is our veterinary pharmaceutical dispensing and distribution team leader, which means she oversees the logistics of stock control, packing and distribution. Kiri is responsible for making sure your vaccines get to you on time and at the right temperature!

Jasmine Robinson

Dispensary Technician

Jasmine joined the dispensary team in 2023. Her main roles are as a dispensary technician and overseeing the logistics of stock control and distribution. Jasmine and Sara also manage laboratory administration such as salmonella and TVC test results. Jasmine grew up on a local beef and dairy farm and is still involve in agriculture outside of work.