Sarah Tomlinson, veterinary surgeon at Westpoint Farm Vets in Derbyshire and Technical Director of the TB Advisory Service (TBAS), was named Dairy Vet of the Year at the Cream Awards on 5th February 2020. The Award, sponsored by Krka UK Ltd, recognises a veterinary surgeon for going the extra mile in helping to create a more positive, forward-thinking dairy industry.
In addition to her work as a farm vet, Sarah Tomlinson’s role as Technical Director of TBAS involves her overseeing and delivering training for new advisors, chairing technical board meetings and delivering farmer meetings across the country. She also provides bespoke advice to farmers in High Risk and Edge Areas of England. According to TBAS, feedback consistently confirms that farmers are not only impressed by Sarah’s knowledge, but by her compassion and understanding for those suffering a TB breakdown. She is also a member of the TB Eradication and Advisory Group for England, which advises government policy makers on all aspects of TB control in England.
After receiving the award Sarah Tomlinson said “I am just a farm vet doing the same job every farm vet does daily across the county. Through necessity, seeing my clients being devastated by TB breakdowns every day, I felt passionate about doing something about it. TBAS (and my colleagues I am lucky to work with) and TBEAG has given me the platform to do this. I am very humbled that the judges thought me worthy of the award amongst the other hard-working vets.”