Nottingham Vet School Staff

The Scarsdale Vets Farm Team have been associated with the Nottingham Veterinary School since its inception and in May 2010 started having farm and equine students on full time placements in the practice. As part of the Nottingham contract our farmers enjoy backup consultancy from one of the most highly qualified and specialist farm animal teaching teams in the country.

At the present time these include:


Associate Professor of Farm Animal Medicine, Jon works at the practice as required plus every alternate Monday. He enjoys lameness consultancy in particular but is happy to give advice on any aspect of cow health.

Jon Huxley

Chris Hudson BVSc DCHP MRCVS 

Part time clinical lecturer in Herd Health & Production Animal Medicine

Chris works out of the practice in rotation with James Breen examining one farm in detail over the course of a week with a detailed report listing recommendations. This then forms the basis on an ongoing herd health plan for these clients.

James Breen BVSc Phd DCHP MRCVS

James Breen qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Bristol in 1998 and worked in mixed and farm animal practice before returning to Bristol to complete a residency in farm animal medicine and work on a national research project investigating mastitis in dairy cows. He subsequently completed an Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Trust residency in production animal medicine and currently divides his time between dairy practice in Glastonbury, research and consultancy at QMMS Ltd and a clinical lecturer in cattle health and production at the Nottingham veterinary school.

His interests are in bovine mastitis diagnosis and prevention and monitoring dairy herd health & production. He holds the RCVS Certificate and Diploma in Cattle Health and Production and a PhD for studies into risk factors for bovine mastitis. James is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cattle Health and Production.

James Breen

Gayle Hallowell MA VetMB CertVA Dip ACVIM MRCVS

Gayle has specialist knowledge of Camelids (Alpacas, llamas etc) but is also interested in in-depth examination of individual farm animals. By using ultrasound and various other in-depth analytical tools she can provide answers to some of the more puzzling cases. Gayle works out of the practice one or two days per fortnight. She is currently a lecturer in large animal internal medicine and critical care at the University of Nottingham and is an American specialist in large animal internal medicine and holds an RCVS certificate in veterinary anaesthesia.

Gayle Hallowell

Peers Davies MA VetMB MRCVS

Peers is the Clinical Lecturer in Sheep Health and Production at Nottingham Vet School, he is working on a range of research projects connected to health, welfare and productivity in sheep a European specialist diploma in sheep health management and a PhD in mastitis.

His principal interest is in flock data analysis and production limiting diseases in sheep flocks, their impact on efficiency and cost of production.