I graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool in 2008, having gained a BSc (Hons) in equine science in 2006 during an intercalated year at the University of the West of England. My first job was in large animal practice in Northumberland where I developed an interest in equine work. After 3 years I decided to concentrate on equine work and headed south to Dorset. March 2014 saw me returning north to join the team at Station House Vets and pursue my interest in working with equine athletes.
I am an FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian and a 2* FEI Veterinarian for Endurance. After several years of hard studying fitted in around a full time job, followed by a nerve-wracking panel examination in June 2015I was awarded a Certificate in Equine Practice by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Always one to investigate new avenues for keeping equine athletes on the road, 2016 I undertook further training in veterinary acupuncture and equine kinesiotaping.
Over the years I have competed in many equestrian disciplines but I gradually specialised in endurance, and represented Great Britain at European and World Endurance Championships 8 times, most recently at the World Equestrian Games in 2014.
Outside of work I am kept busy with my own and my horses’ fitness work. In any spare moments I enjoy getting out and about exploring the North Yorkshire countryside with my lovely lurcher, Tarka!