Our Auditors

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 – Deputy lead 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.

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!

Non Evans – Auditor

Non grew up on a dairy farm in Carmarthenshire, Wales. She graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003. Following graduation, Non worked both as a mixed vet and as a specialist farm vet in the South West of England. Non returned to live near where she grew up in South West Wales in 2018 and following a career break to have a family, joined UK Farmcare in June 2021 as an auditor. Non enjoys spending time outdoors in nature, gardening, looking after old buildings and spending time with her family.

Jenny Bell – Auditor

Jenny qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2014. She briefly worked in mixed practice in Devon, before moving to Norfolk, where she worked in large animal practice for 6 years. She joined UK Farmcare in November 2021.

Jenny lives with her husband, son and border collie. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the Norfolk coast – both walking the beaches and visiting the pubs!

Veronica Gallardo Bustos – Auditor

Vero comes from a farming background, and remembers well all the summer holidays that she spent walking and hiking along her dad in the lovely countryside in the Pyrenees.

After 4 years studying Biology Science, Vero decided to take a turning in her life and graduated as a Vet from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 2011.

Soon after, in January 2012, Vero decided to start her professional career in the UK and spent the next decade working as MHI and OV in several abattoirs, working as a TB Tester within a mixed practice in Devon and as a Senior Veterinary Inspector working for APHA and the Government.

Vero joined UK Farmcare in December 2021 and has recently moved to the lovely God’s County of Yorkshire. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, playing piano, padel, being introduced to the world of Martial Arts and “Petanque.”