Meet Our Team

 

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Dr David Hughes MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon 

As well as being a keen showing competitor in the canine industry, Dave has a passion for breeding high quality dogs and preserving vulnerable breeds for the future through semen freezing.

Working in reproduction has been a life long dream and Elite Kennel Fertility are excited to have him on board. 

If you have any subfertility issues or worries regarding your dogs fertility please contact Dave: dave@elitekennelfertility.com

 

Diana Baker BVMS (Hons) BSc (Hons) MRCVS - Locum Veterinary Surgeon 

Di is our locum Vet. She graduated as a Vet in 1998 from Glasgow University and also has a degree in Animal Science from Nottingham university, her dissertation was published in the Journal of Reproduction.

She decided she wanted to be a vet when she was 4 and is still believes it is the best job in the world. 

She has worked with many species from mice to moose but the majority of her work so far has been with cattle and dogs. Reproduction has always been at the core of her career.

In 2002 she founded her own practice and in 2007 won Young business person of the year in the Cheshire Business awards.

She appeared on Countryfile (many years ago!) with the first calves born from sexed semen

Like Dave she has always had a particular interest in vulnerable native breeds, having previously owned Gordon Setters for 35 years  (she took 2 Gordons to University with her) and recently having acquired a field spaniel. 

Di really loves stepping in to help out at EKF whenever she is needed.

Contact Di: di@elitekennelfertility.com

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Anna Hamblin RVN – Business Operations & Development Manager

Formerly working as a registered veterinary nurse she is now the Operations Manager for Elite Kennel Fertility. Her passion for working gundogs and her understanding of animal health and welfare mirrors our ethos of the business.

She has over 9 years’ experience working in various animal health and welfare roles which fuels her passion for ethical breeding from canines fit for purpose.

Contact Anna: anna@elitekennelfertility.com

 

 

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Hannah Gill BSc (Hons) MSc Vet Phys - Practice Manager

Hannah graduated from Harper Adams University BSc (Hons) Animal Health and Welfare in 2018, and thereafter completed a MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy degree; qualifying in 2021. Hannah has a keen interest in canine reproduction; particularly surrounding our vulnerable native breeds. She regularly shows her Lakeland Terrier as well as competing in other canine sports such as dog agility and canine hoopers. 

Contact Hannah: office@elitekennelfertility.com

 

 

 

 

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Tullis Matson FRAgS - Director

Tullis has won numerous awards in the reproduction industry and regularly lectures worldwide on reproductive sciences. His passion for equine and canine reproduction allows us to provide the very best latest technology, innovation and expertise in the industry.

In addition to Elite Kennel Fertility and Stallion AI Services Tullis, also co-owns Elite Reproduction Supplies Ltd (ERS Ltd) which sells over 90% of the UK's reproductive supplies.

Contact Tullis: tullis@elitekennelfertility.com

 

 

 

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Kate Ashmore BSc (Hons) - Director

As well as being Director and General Manager of Stallion AI Services Kate is one of our three directors at Elite Kennel Fertility. Her enthusiasm for canine reproduction stems from over 15 years’ experience in the equine reproduction industry. With Kates' experience in reproduction it provides us with the wealth of knowledge to raise the standards in canine assisted reproduction.

Contact Kate: kate@elitekennelfertility.com

 

 

 

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Julian Barnfield – Director

Julian has extensive experience within the industry; overseeing large working kennels and breeding dogs for 30 years. 

Focused principally on breeding and training elite working dogs, Julian has also had his fair share of success in the show ring.  He is an expert in the field of canine husbandry and has lectured on this subject to large audiences across the UK.

Contact Julian: julian@elitekennelfertility.com

 

 

 

Jen Thomas  BSc (Hons) Bio Vet - Canine Reproduction Technician 

Jen is our Canine Repro Tech, studying at Harper Adams her BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science course has taught her so much to apply to this indstry. Jen has a keen interest and passion in canine reproduction and fertility. She is also very excited to meet new clients and learn more about the industry and how we can progress the standrds within it.

Jen can be found in the lab and in consult areas helping our vet with clients within our clinic. Jen thoroughly enjoys laboratory work and is experienced in semen processing and lab techniques. 

Contact Jen: lab@elitekennelfertility.com

 

 

 

Skye Salt – Bioveterinary Sciences (BSc Hons) Student

Skye is one of our current students from Harper Adams University studying BSc (Hons) Bio-veterinary Sciences and is completing her placement with us for a year. She is looking forward to meeting all our clients and helping them with their breeding journey.

Contact Skye: info@elitekennelfertility.com

 

 

 

 

One of the main aims of the Elite Kennel Fertility is to bring the standard of assisted canine breeding in the UK in line with that of other species.  Our intention is to balance ethical breeding and high welfare standards with the best technology and service that the industry has to offer.  We believe that as ‘man’s best friend’, your dog deserves the absolute best care possible, where welfare is never compromised, and a successful and stress-free breeding programme is considered paramount.  Whether from a working background or as your beloved pet, we can tailor our service to suit your requirements.

 

Why choose Elite Kennel Fertility?

30 years industry experience

Extensive knowledge across the reproductive sciences

Detailed knowledge of specialist reproductive equipment

Practical canine breeding experience

Expertise in canine husbandry

State of the art facilities

 

Call our team today for more infomation on our sevices
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