We are a mixed animal practice in Cumbria, established in Aspatria for going on a century. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled veterinary team are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals.
Tom graduated from Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia in 2000 and worked in Tatura, Northern Victoria, with dairy cattle, horses and small animals. In 2003 he joined Beacon Vets. Tom enjoys all aspects of mixed practice, from equine to small animals and exotics (iguanas and kangaroos are his speciality), but he has focused his expertise in bovine reproduction and general cattle practice. Outside of work Tom enjoys spending time with his daughters, playing golf and supporting his favourite team, Charlton Athletic.
Federico Falco BVSc MRCVS
Federico joined Beacon Vets in May 2017. Before this he worked in Northern Italy in a predominantly large animal position. Whilst Federico would like to continue to hone these skills, he's also interested in developing the 'art' of small animals as well. A former quality middle distance runner, he also has a passion for football with the Azzuri and Torino FC as his favourites. Say buongiorno next time you're in!
Scott Hodgson BVM&S MRCVS
Originally from Aberdeenshire, Scott graduated from the Royal Dick Veterinary School in Edinburgh in 2000 and has been working at Beacon Vets since then. His general workload covers all aspects of mixed practice but he especially enjoy solving more complex problems with the specialised tools and skills which are available. As such Scott is generally consulted for the more difficult surgical and medical cases, especially when they include microscopy and blood sampling reluctant pets. In his spare time he likes to ride his large collection of motorbikes and spend time with his wife who is also a vet.
Annie Kerr BVSc BSc MRCVS
Annie started with the practice in July 2017. She is a dairy and arable farmer's daughter from Lincolnshire who joined after graduating from Liverpool Vet School. Annie has a particular interest in calf health and also hopes to develop her small animal surgical skills. Outside of work she enjoys playing netball, hiking and baking.