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Teams

Bryan O'Meara MVB MVN CertES Orth Dipl. ECVS

Bryan O'Meara is a RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery and works as a consultant surgeon for a number of clinics and private clients throughout the UK. Keyhole surgery, upper airway and dental surgery and general surgery (e.g. 'Kissing Spines', neurectomy surgery, fracture repair, penile resection, sarcoid surgery etc.) are the majority of his caseload. Standing surgery that avoids the risks of general anaesthesia is a particular area of interest.


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Ian Wright MA VetMB DEO DipECVS MRCVS

Ian obtained the Diploma in Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery in 1993. He has been recognised by the RCVS as a specialist in equine surgery since 1992. Ian regularly attends out clinic to perform specialist surgical procedures.


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Bryan O'Meara MVB MVM CertES Orth Dipl.ECVS MRCVS

Bryan O'Meara is a RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery and works as a consultant surgeon for a number of clinics and private clients throughout the UK. Keyhole surgery, upper airway and dental surgery and general surgery (e.g. 'Kissing Spines', neurectomy surgery, fracture repair, penile resection, sarcoid surgery etc.) are the majority of his caseload. Standing surgery that avoids the risks of general anaesthesia is a particular area of interest.


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Tim Brazil BVSc PhD CertEM DECEIM MRCVS

Tim qualified from Liverpool University in 1988. He has divided his career between clinical equine medicine and respiratory disease in university teaching hospitals and private equine practices. He holds a RCVS Certificate and a European Specialist Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine. He visits Chiltern Equine Clinic to provide specialist input to interesting and challenging medical cases.


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Meredith Smith MA Vet MB PhD Cert ES Dip ECVS AECVDI MRCVS

Merry completed her veterinary degree at Cambridge University in 1999, an internship in equine surgery at the New Bolton Center University of Pennsylvania USA in 2000 and an equine surgical residency at Leahurst, University of Liverpool UK in 2004. She worked as an equine surgeon in private equine practice in the UK from 2004 – 2005, gaining her ECVS diploma in equine surgery during this time. She then moved to the Animal Health Trust and completed a PhD comparing high-field and low-field MRI in the equine distal limb between 2006–2009. From 2009-2013 Merry was then based at Newmarket Equine Hospital where she set up and ran the standing low field MRI and nuclear scintigraphy services and worked as an out of hours emergency surgeon. Merry was made a large animal associate of ECVDI in 2011. In 2014 Merry set up an independent teleradiology service and now works as a freelance diagnostic imaging and surgery Consultant, collaborating closely with the AHT and the RVC as well as various private practices in Europe and Australia.


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Dr Bettina Mechthild Dunkel DipECEIM DipACVIM DipACVECC MRCVS

After graduating from Berlin University, Bettina completed a fellowship at Tufts University, an internship at the Marion duPont Equine Medical Center, Leesburg and a large animal internal medicine and emergency and critical care residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2005, she has been a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. After attained her PhD from the University of London in 2008, Bettina has been employed at the Royal Veterinary College where she is now working as the Head of RVC Equine and Associate Professor in Equine Medicine.


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Dr Michael Hewetson BVSc BSc CertEM(IntMed) DipECEIM PhD MRCVS

Dr Michael Hewetson graduated from Onderstepoort, South Africa in 1999. He spent a year in private equine practice before completing a residency in equine internal medicine, critical care and anaesthesia at the University of Glasgow. He is a registered RCVS specialist in equine internal medicine and is a diplomate of the European College of equine internal medicine. He has a PhD in equine gastroduodenal permeability studies and has an active research interest in equine gastric ulcer syndrome. He currently works as a senior lecturer in equine internal medicine at the Royal Veterinary College.


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Ian Wright MA VetMB DEO DipECVS MRCVS

Ian obtained the Diploma in Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery in 1993. He has been recognised by the RCVS as a specialist in equine surgery since 1992. Ian regularly attends our clinic to perform specialist surgical procedures.