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


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.

Suzy Brown

BVM BVS (hons) BVMed Sci (hons)

Suzy started her veterinary career in 2014 after graduating from Nottingham University. An internship in poultry medicine quickly led onto a full-time position as a poultry vet, mainly working in Shropshire and the surrounding area. This proved great experience for Suzy and she gained a broad overview of what poultry medicine has to offer during this time.

Moving home to Cumbria allowed Suzy to pursue a role in poultry data science which has helped shape her clinical approach, especially when working with broiler farmers. Her family are involved in free-range egg production so an interest in this sector has naturally evolved.

Days off are well spent looking after her young son who is very “supportive” of her blooming passion for gardening. Watching Formula 1 is something she and her husband enjoy when there is time.

Beth Sales


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.

Sara Moore

Practice Manager

Sara is our practice supervisor who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice. Sara oversees the logistics of Chris’s deliveries, processes product orders and runs the office. 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!

Danny Jones

Dispensary Technician

Danny became a permanent member of the team in 2022. His main roles are as a dispensary technician and overseeing the logistics of stock control and distribution. He is a dab hand at planning delivery van routes and you may see him on the road bringing medication or vaccines to your farm!

Kiri Willis

Dispensary Technician

Kiri is one of our veterinary pharmaceutical dispensing and distribution technicians, which means she mainly works in the dispensary overseeing 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!