Meet the Team - Directors

James Frayne

BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
James qualified from Bristol Vet School in July 2008 and joined Millcroft shortly afterwards. He has a particular interest in farm animal work.  James joined the partnership in April 2017.

Rod Welford

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Rod graduated from Edinburgh University. During initial years working in West Cumbria he developed a strong affinity for the area and after a period working in New Zealand and North Yorkshire returned to Cockermouth to put down his roots. He has a particular interests in surgical cases as well as in herd and flock health programmes.

Ursula Bollman

BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Ursula graduated from the University of Pretoria. Born, raised and educated in South Africa she has devoted her veterinary career to the fells of Cumbria. Ursula has a keen interest in all aspects of veterinary care and has particular interest in small animal surgery and medicine which she oversees through the Workington branch.

Andrew Robinson

BSc(Hons) BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Andrew qualified as a vet from Glasgow, having first completed a degree in Animal Sciences. He returned to Cumbria in 2002 after a spell working in Herefordshire. Andrew works mainly on the farm animal and equine side of the practice but enjoys working with all the animals that come into the practice.

Laura Sloan

BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Laura qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in July 2010. After working in Thirsk and Easingwold in North Yorkshire she moved down to Winchester, before coming back north again to Cumbria to join Millcroft in July 2014. Laura is involved in all areas of work at the practice.

Matt Linnett

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Matt graduated from The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2013. After working in New Zealand and in North Yorkshire he moved to Cumbria and started work at Millcroft in 2016. He is involved in mixed practice at the Cockermouth surgery, but you find him mainly involved in large animal farm work.