Our Auditors

Kate Bowen – Veterinary Services Manager

Following graduation from Cambridge Vet School in 2007 Kate has worked in mixed and farm only practices in the Welsh Borders. During this time she completed a post graduate diploma in Ruminant Nutrition and started work towards her RCVS Certificate in Production Animal Medicine.
Kate joined UK Farmcare in April 2015 and is our Veterinary Services Manager. She travels throughout the UK running the team of auditors and dealing with other veterinary matters.
Kate lives in Mid Wales where she spends most of her spare time on her other passion in life, her horses.

Marta Bermejo – Lead Auditor

Marta comes from a farming background in Spain where she looked after pigs and sheep. After graduating as a vet in the University of Extremadura, Caceres she came to England in 2012 and worked in cattle abattoirs throughout the UK. Marta also volunteered as a vet in a wildlife recovery centre.

Marta joined UK Farmcare in September 2015 and spent the first few months TB testing in Cornwall. She is now an auditor and is based in the Devon and Cornwall region.

Marta loves the outdoors and particularly enjoys trekking and canoeing.

Kate Peake – Auditor

Kate qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2003. She worked as a mixed animal vet in Buxton, Derbyshire for 2 years before moving to Devon. For the last 11 years Kate has worked as a farm animal vet doing both clinical work and TB testing. During this time she also completed a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction.

Kate lives with her partner and young daughter on a beef and sheep farm in rural mid Devon. In her spare time she enjoys walking her two terriers on Exmoor and Dartmoor or going out on her mountain bike.

Kate joined UK Farmcare in October 2016.

Maria Del Castillo Izquierdo – Auditor

Maria graduated in Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2017, and after a few months exploring the digital marketing world she came back to the vet life, working as a TB Tester in the UK. Maria joined UK Farmcare Ltd in October 2019 and she is enjoying her auditor role in UK Farmcare covering Devon and Cornwall. Maria has some experience with medicine of both small and large animals and with surgery in horses, but her actual dream is to work with marine mammals one day. She likes reading, painting and playing music in her free time, as well as taking care of her little indoor garden.

Raffaela Piscopo – Auditor

Raffaela graduated from University of Naples in Italy in 2003 and subsequently worked in small animal hospitals for a few years before becoming a meat inspector in the UK. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a special interest in birds and game. Raffaela obtained her PHD of three years in avian pathology in 2007 and she loves the variety and intellectual challenge of clinical veterinary medicine.
She enjoys her vocation, learning from colleagues and developing her knowledge and clinical skills with continuing professional development (CPD). In her spare time, she enjoys any type of sport and at the moment she is enjoying running, cooking and spending time with her friends!