Veterinary Surgeons

David Stockton   

David Stockton BVMS MRCVS
Director, Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon

David qualified from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1988 and moved to Norfolk where he started as an assistant with Mike Holmes at the Long Stratton clinic. Initially he worked from a portacabin in Mike’s front garden, but in 1990 moved to a larger building in the centre of the village and then again in 2000, to our present site.

His responsibilities include the overall business management of Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership Ltd and David’s main areas of clinical interest involve cattle and pig herd health advisory visits and preventative medicine, along with general equine practice. In particular, David has a keen interest in all fertility aspects of cattle and equine practice and he is a registered veterinary surgeon with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for both chilled and frozen equine artificial insemination.

David was born in Rollesby, Norfolk and is married to Julie, another native of Norfolk. He has two daughters, Alice and Nicola, who along with Julie are keen horse riders. Time off is split between accompanying the family with their four horses to local and national competitions, poo-picking, mucking out stables and supporting Norwich City FC.

Leslie Lehrbach  

Dr Leslie Lehrbach BSc BVMS GPCert(SAS) MRCVS
Director, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Leslie moved from Oregon (USA) to attend Glasgow Vet School in 1994 following completion of a 4 year BSc degree in Animal Husbandry at Oregon State University.  After qualifying as a vet in 1999 she worked in equine practice for 6 months before starting work as a mixed vet at the Long Stratton branch.  Her job has evolved over time and after 7 years of mixed practice decided to concentrate on caring for companion animals, becoming a dedicated small animal surgeon.  Leslie has a interest in surgery and has completed a modular course developing her surgical skills. Her main interests outside of work are walking her beloved dogs and baking/eating cake.  

Steve Trickey  

Steve Trickey BVM&S MRCVS
Director, Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Steve qualified from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1997 and joined the practice as a new graduate. He became a director after only 2 years and has developed his interest in the farm animal side of the practice ever since. Steve is responsible for running the farm animal side of the practice and is actively involved in routine fertility work, preventive health care and herd health programs with many of our farm animal clients. Steve is married to Veterinary Surgeon Mary de Las Casas.

Richard Dugdale  

Suzanne Poland MRCVS

Livestock Veterinary Surgeon

I have just moved to the UK from New Zealand.  I studied at Massey University graduating as a vet at the end of 2013.  I have spent two years working in a predominantly dairy practice in Southland, New Zealand.  The herds in this area range from 200-2000 cows with seasonal Spring calving.  I am excited to learn the differences in dairy farming in the UK.  I am looking forward to travelling and exploring the UK and Europe.






Florin - Liviu Conduruta MRCVS
OV-TB Tester

Florin joined the livestock team in 2016 as our dedicated TB Tester. He graduated from the faculty of veterinary medicine in IASI (Romania) in 2010. He has spent four years as an official vet in food premises across the UK.

Florin enjoys sport and travel.



 Becky Rowlings MRCVS
Livestock and Companion Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Becky qualified from Liverpool University in July 2016 and joined our team in the August.