A team of highly skilled and experienced technicians who work alongside our vets to optimise farm animal health and production

Jenny Hookway

Along with her family, Jenny runs a 180 pedigree Jersey herd calving in an autumn block. Jenny has a degree in Agriculture & Animal Science from Harper Adams. 

Rachel Bond

Rachel is a qualified RAMA & has completed a FdSc in Animal Health & Management. Rachel helps on her family’s beef and sheep farm.

Jemma Grant

In 2005 Jemma completed a BSc in Animal Science & Welfare and more recently became an R-SQP Animal Medicines Advisor.

Julie Beard

Julie has been a qualified Veterinary nurse for 19 years and enjoys all aspects of large animal work. Outside her work she enjoys working on her family beef and sheep farm on exmoor. 

Emily Rowe

Emily runs a beef and sheep smallholding with her partner. Prior to joining Torch she was a Dairyland level 3 qualified foot trimmer which she is still active in.

Hazel Floyd

Hazel grew up on a large sheep and beef farm on Exmoor where she now lives with her family. Hazel completed a BTEC National diploma in Animal Science.


Our technician services have been developed to assist our veterinary team provide a range of comprehensive animal health services to Torch clients including:

Lameness Control

  • Mobility scoring

Mastitis Control / Mastitis Tracker

  • Teat scoring

  • Mastitis sampling

  • Selective dry cow management

Youngstock Health Services / Calf Tracker

  • Blood sampling and weight monitoring

  • Calf disbudding

  • Fever tags

Herd Health

  • Surveillance sampling e.g. BVD & Johnes checks

  • Vaccination

  • Worming

Flock Health

  • AI and ET services as part of SWSBS

  • Surveillance sampling e.g. abortion & metabolic profiles

  • Sample collection for routine faecal egg counting

  • Vaccination

  • Bolussing

  • Worming

TB Services

  • Ear tag numbers & handling

It is our aim to work as part of your team of advisors to ensure good quality healthcare that is value for money.

Independent vets, dedicated care

Utilising a wealth of experience within our team, we provide our farming community with the support, advice and clinical expertise required to drive efficiency and profitability on their farm