The Team

Who we are

We're always on the look-out for like-minded farm vets. Please take a look at our recruitment page if you'd like to find out more about joining Haywood Farm Vets.

  • Paula Scales BVSc (Hons) MRCVS

    Director Veterinary Surgeon

    07764 747855

    Paula graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007 and has worked in farm practice ever since: first in Derbyshire, then at the University of Nottingham before relocating back home to Shropshire in 2012. Paula has a keen eye for detail, a reputation for challenging the status quo, and sees great value in facilitating a whole team approach to herd health. She also has 3 young boys and helps run the 300 head beef unit at home.
  • Tom Jackson BVSc PG Cert MRCVS

    Director Veterinary Surgeon

    07837 291097

    Tom grew up in North Shropshire and graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014, returning to Shropshire to work in large animal practice. Tom's key interests lie in routine fertility work, bull fertility examinations and managing the ever-present risk of bovine TB. Outside of work he enjoys shooting and working his team of Spaniels.
  • Katie Wilkinson BVSc MRCVS

    Veterinary Surgeon

    07507 656747

    Katie grew up in Yorkshire and recently graduated from the University of Liverpool. She is looking forward to getting stuck into all aspects of farm practice, and has a particular interest in youngstock management. In her spare time, Katie enjoys playing netball in a local league, bouldering, and walking in the countryside with her dog.
  • Els Lane BSc BVMS MRCVS

    Veterinary Surgeon

    07980 487146

    Els graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2015, having previously completed a three-year degree at the Royal Veterinary College. Working in Northamptonshire, she has developed a passion for building strong client relationships, focusing on preventative health planning in cattle and sheep, and promoting responsible antimicrobial use. A North Shropshire native, Els is enjoying a return to her roots and working in the countryside she grew up in. Outside of work, she enjoys family time with her husband Tim, their young children, and their spaniel, Isla.
  • Peter Scales BVSc Cert Web Apps MRCVS

    Practice Manager

    01630 810016

    Pete graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007 and has since undertaken a variety of jobs, fitting many strings to his bow: He's a qualified vet, a web programmer, our practice manager and Paula's secretary. He keeps the wheels running smoothly on the HFV machine. Outside of work he enjoys playing hockey and board games with his 3 children.