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    Mark Bryan
    Managing Director

    Mark qualified from Glasgow in 1988, and spent the next seven years moving between intensive dairy practice in the North of England and climbing mountains. A stint in New Zealand convinced him that this was the best place to do both, so in 1995 he moved to the Waikato in the North Island. In 1997 he moved South to head up the dairy side of Central Southland Vets in Winton. He became a director in 2001 by which time the practice had doubled in vet numbers and quadrupled in dairy farm numbers. In 2005 Winton and Gore vets joined to form VetSouth, in an attempt to create a well-resourced clinic environment with top clients that would attract and retain the best vets in the country. Mark has been instrumental in developing the links with XLVets in the UK and is visionary in his thinking.

    Mark Hosking BVSc MBA (dist) MACVSc
    Managing Director - Franklin Vets

    Mark graduated in 1999 and joined Franklin Vets in 2005, after four years as a dairy Veterinarian in Otorohanga and two years working with intensive dairy farms in the UK. Mark holds a MACVSc post grad qualification in Dairy Cattle Medicine and Production and lead the southern expansion of Franklin Vets opening the Te Kauwhata clinic in 2006 and supporting opening Taupiri in 2007. In 2012 Mark hung up his stethoscope to take over as Managing Director of Franklin Vets, having completing a Master of Business Administration through Waikato University, and has overseen the further growth of Franklin vets with new clinics in Beachlands in 2012,and Kopu in 2013. Mark lives with his wife and two daughters in Waerenga, East of Te Kauwhata, and outside of work enjoys most things outdoors, including running, mountain biking, fishing, diving and waterskiing.

    Jane Langton Burnell
    Veterinarian, Business Development Manager LHVC

    Jane comes from Bristol, England, and qualified from Liverpool in 1985. After 20 years as a dairy vet, she is now working with farmers in an advisory capacity, and has a diverse role within the practice management team. Veterinary practice is never static, and Jane is very passionate about continually developing the practice, particularly on the farm side. Jane is married to a dairy farmer with 3 sons and 2 dogs, who all help to keep life challenging and interesting!

    Stephen Hopkinson BVSc
    Chief Executive Officer - Taranaki Veterinary Centre

    Stephen graduated from Massey University in 1990 and joined South Taranaki Veterinary Club, a solely dairy focussed veterinary practice. In 2012 he became the CEO of the business and lead it through mergers with Stratford and Patea practices to form Taranaki Veterinary Centre. Stephen is passionate about the dairy industry in New Zealand and ensuring veterinary business continues to play an integral role in the changes and development that the industry is undergoing, particularly through technology and information transfer. Stephen has been a volunteer fire fighter for over 21 years and is currently competing at an Australasian level in Road Crash Rescue competitions.

    Tim Scotland
    Director – Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services

    Tim is a production animal veterinarian mainly working with dairy cattle. He graduated from Massey University in 1988 and started with mixed practice positions before becoming dairy based from 1996. He has worked with SRVS since 1999 becoming a director in 2002. Tim’s major interests are in dairy cattle nutrition and milk hygiene related herd problems. SRVS offers a proactive service to their dairy clients encouraging preventative methods to improve their client’s herds animal health status, and productivity. Outside of veterinary work Tim is involved in the local community including the Marton Pipe Band which is still actively competing and has three children that are beginning to start their own careers.