Sotirios Karvountzis qualified in 1994, from the Veterinary School of the University of Thessalonica, Greece. His main interest was farm work so he took a predominately cattle post, based in Holsworthy in Devon, for his first position and worked at another practice in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, for his second post. He set up Mendip Veterinary Services, in 2017.
His main clinical interests are cattle fertility, reproductive and abdominal surgery, semen and bull testing, hoof health and pathology.
He has extensive experience in training vets and farmers. He is a LANTRA Freelance Instructor, City & Guilds NPTC Assessor and CowSignals Master.
He organises foot trimming courses and holds the Dutch Diploma in Cattle Hoofcare, the NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Cattle Foot Trimming, AHDB Mobility Mentor, RoMS Mobility Scorer and RoMS Approved Trainer.
Sotirios trained most of the vets who practice endoscopic surgery in the UK and he has tutored endoscopic courses in UK and abroad.
He is the coordinator of two large scale clinical research projects, on Caesarean sections and on Left Displacement of Abomasum corrective techniques.
He is also a computer programmer and his main interest is SQL databases. He developed the analysis program Milk Monitor ©, which can analyse large amounts of cattle data.
Sotirios also holds a helicopter commercial pilot’s Licence CPL(H) with instrument rating IR(H).
He is a trained first aider and fire warden and, in his spare time, he enjoys learning German, skiing and spending time with his family.