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Veterinary Surgeons

Mr. Julian Marcus MRCVS - Director

Having grown up in Stratford, I went to school locally, before qualfying from London University in 1984. I returned to Stratford in 1988, after spells in mixed practice in Bedford and Matlock to work in a local practice, where I soon became a partner. I opened The Ark in May 1992, with my future wife, and have been delighted to see it grow steadily to what we have today. 

Though my managerie has shrunk as my children have grown up, I still have dogs, cats, chickens and sheep of my own.

I continue to greatly enjoy treating all varieties of animals and pets all these years on. 

My main pastimes usually revolve around sport and although rugby and cricket are not played any more, I still try to be very competetive on the golf course and ski fields.

Mr. Richard E. Lindsay MRCVS - Director

Originally from Ballymena in Northern Ireland, I have a strong agricultural background which developed my interest in a career as a veterinary surgeon. 

I studied veterinary medicine at Glasgow University and qualified in 1990. I had a 3 year veterinary position in a mixed practice, near Glasgow, before joining The Ark as an assistant in 1993. I joined the partnership in May 1997.

I enjoy the wide variety of mixed practice but have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery with the smaller animals and routine herd health schemes on farm.

I have been blessed with five sons and my spare time is usually spent watching various sports ranging from rowing, rugby, football, cricket and trying to prevent my garden looking like a rugby pitch.

I also enjoy the occasional game of golf and am hoping to complete my first 10k race soon.

Miss. Rachel Fielden MRCVS - Assistant

After Graduating from Bristol Veterinary School in 2008, I came to The Ark in February 2009. Having embarked upon my chosen career, I still greatly enjoy the wide variety of work I undertake, both with my companion animals and the farm animals.

I am an active hockey player at Stratford Hockey Club and have ridden through parts of Africa on my bicycle.  This was an eye opening experience I thoroughly enjoyed

I am so lucky to have Angus my 4yo springer spaniel for company - he certainly keeps me fit - although probably never to be as fit as he is !

Mr. Andrew Turton MRCVS - Assistant

Andrew joined The Ark in August 2017 having left The Royal Veterinary College - part of London University. He studied with the practice during his qualification and as a newly qualified veterinary surgeon has decided to take up his first appointment close to home. Andrew lives locally and now looks forward to being an important part of the community which has helped to mould his career path thus far.

He is passionate about his animals and is always very eager to learn more. Welcome and good luck.