The Scarsdale Farm Team

Chris Parker BVM&S MRCVS


Chris Parker (aka Sid) qualified from Edinburgh in 1982 and joined the Derby practice of Taylor Thompstone and Partners the same year. This practice eventually became Scarsdale Veterinary Group after merging with several local practices along the way. Chris returned to Liverpool University part-time from 96 – 98 to study for a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction.

Chris has an interest in all aspects of farm veterinary practice but is particularly interested in the individual animal cases, bovine surgery and all aspects of fertility control.

Chris has presented lectures to the British Cattle Veterinary Association, Society of Veterinary Jurisprudence, Society of Veterinary Theriogenology, local NFU and sheep society branches.

Chris Parker

Sandy Jamieson BVM&S MRCVS


Sandy Jamieson qualified in 1987 from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh before joining a local Derby mixed  practice. This practice amalgamated with the then Taylor Thompstone and partners and hence Sandy ended up as a joint senior partner in the Scarsdale Veterinary Group.

Sandy has interests in all aspects of farm veterinary work but also has an active role in the equine side of the practice.

Sandy’s hobbies are hill walking birdwatching and rugby internationals. He is married to one of the equine team Jacqui Paton.

Sandy Jamieson

Rose Jackson BVSc DBR MRCVS


Rose graduated from Bristol in 2004 and subsequently joined the farm team at Scarsdale Vets. She gained the DBR (diploma in bovine reproduction) from the University of Liverpool Vet School in 2010. She also obtained a CertVBM (Certificate in Veterinary Business Management) from the University of Liverpool Vet School in 2016.

Her areas of clinical interest are cattle fertility including bull fertility examinations, and farmer training including DIY AI training courses.

Rose became an Associate Partner at Scarsdale Vets in May 2011 and junior partner in May 2015.

In her spare time, Rose enjoys running (sometimes with a buggy) and army fitness training. She has two little boys; Bobby and Charlie, who keep her very busy!

Rose Jackson

Sue Walker

Practice Manager

Sue has been Practice Manager at the Scarsdale Farm & Equine Practice since June 2008. She is responsible for the day to day running of the Markeaton branch, overseeing the site and staff.

Originally from Hertfordshire, she moved to Derbyshire with her husband a few years ago. She is a keen Dales Pony enthusiast, helping with the day to day care of four Dales Ponies and is involved in organising events for the Dales Pony Society.

When not working or riding she enjoys walking her two Labradors in the Derbyshire countryside.

Sue Walker

Carolyn Baguley MA VetMB CertAVP (Cattle) MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Cattle Health and Production

Carolyn graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2005, and worked in a small animal practice in London for two years. She was then bitten by the travel bug, and moved to New Zealand to pursue her real interest – farm vetting.  She spent the next three years learning to do things the Kiwi way in a rural, dairy-focused practice.

Carolyn has been with Scarsdale since 2010, gaining her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2014, and is particularly interested in lameness, mastitis and infectious disease control. She is a trained Mobility Mentor for the AHDB Dairy Healthy Feet Programme, an AHDB Dairy Mastitis Control Plan deliverer, a BCVA Accredited Johne’s Veterinary Adviser and has BVDFree/BCVA certification.

Carolyn is married to Andrew, a vicar, and they have a small daughter and two cats. Most of her spare time these days is taken up by toddler activities and church life, but she has recently discovered the benefits of yoga to help her take it easy once in a while!

Carolyn Baguley

Emily Sycamore BVetMed MRCVS

Emily graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 and has worked in the Scarsdale Vets farm team since graduation.  Whilst studying Emily also did her student placements at Scarsdale Vets.

Her areas of clinical interest are routine fertility work, suckler cow fertility and calf management, calf pneumonia and smallholder medicine.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys cooking, crafting, country walks (especially with a pub at the end!), looking after her 2 cats (Sox & Evie) and camping trips with her husband Paul accompanied by their Border Terrier, Baxter.

Emily Robinson

Chantal Bryant BVM&S BSc MRCVS

Chantal graduated from Edinburgh in 2006 and subsequently spent 6 years in mixed practice but has always preferred the farm side.

She enjoys watching and playing rugby and has a lurcher called Tinkerbell who is very pleased to have moved to Derbyshire because of all the good walking spots.

Chantal Bryant


Fay graduated from the University of Nottingham Vet School in July 2013 and joined Scarsdale Vets as an Intern in August 2013. She joined us as a permanent Scarsdale farm team member in 2014

Fay is enthusiastic about learning all areas of day to day farm practice, especially with regards to fertility and herd health work.

Fay enjoys playing netball, horse riding and generally being outdoors. She also has a Border Terrier called Beanie.

Bobby Hyde BVMedSci BVM BVSc(Hons) MRCVS

Bobby graduated from Nottingham University in 2013 and has since worked in cattle practice.

His main clinical interests are herd health/herd level disease control, and an interest in the growing issue of antibiotic resistance.

In his spare time, Bobby enjoys falling off his mountain bike, falling off climbing walls and missing clay pigeons!

Robert Howard BVMS MRCVS

Robert graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2014 and spent 2 years in mixed practice before joining the Scarsdale Farm Team in August 2016.
He lives on a beef and sheep farm in the Derbyshire Dales and enjoys all aspects of farm animal medicine, particularly looking at farm efficiency and management practices.
Robert enjoys working on the farm and pottering around the countryside on his horse Eva.

Flavia Scanu

Flavia graduated in Sassari (Sardinia, Italy) in 2016 and she joins us as a TB tester.

She has participated in the Vet Erasmus Experience (a vocational and educational training programme) in Belgium, Spain and Wales. She chose to gain experience in different countries so that she could improve her knowledge of foreign languages and learn as much as possible, allowing her to work efficiently as a vet.

Flavia is very enthusiastic and very interested in farm animal medicine. She also likes cooking, walking in the countryside on sunny days and travelling (and taking selfies with animals!).