Veterinary Surgeons

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Dr. Sarah Randall BVetMed CertEP MRCVS

Sarah qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1992 and subsequently undertook further training at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Centre Virginia USA. On her return to the UK Sarah worked in equine practice in Yorkshire and Northumberland before settling in Buckinghamshire working with John Parker FRCVS, gaining her advanced certificate in Equine Practice 1998. At the turn of the millennium Sarah founded the Chiltern Equine Clinic with the goal of providing specialist veterinary care for all horses in the Chilterns. Sarah specialises in sports horse lameness and poor performance investigations and travels widely within the UK and abroad for vet for purchase examinations. She has assisted many top level competitors to achieve their goals at national, European and international championships and at the Olympic games in 2004-2016. Sarah is an FEI Delegate for international competitions.

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Dr. Gavin Hamer BVetMed GPCert (EqP) MRCVS

Gavin graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and worked for a number of years in equine practice before joining us in 2007. Gavin holds the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies Specialisation in Equine Practice and is also approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Inspector of Riding Establishments. Gavin is a recognised FEI treating veterinarian which complements his keen interest in sport horse performance. He has a particular interest in lameness investigation and treatment, routine and remedial dentistry as well as carrying out pre-purchase examinations locally and abroad. Gavin is our senior clinician and principal vet at our Bury Farm branch covering our northern and eastern areas.

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Dr. Robert Oulton B.Sc.(Agr) DVM MRCVS

Robert graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada in 2002, going on to work at the world renowned Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, USA before joining the Team at Chiltern Equine Clinic in 2004. Robert has a special interest in management of competition horses and spends much of his time with lameness/poor performance and vet for purchase examinations. He also has a keen interest in sport horse breeding (formally heading our Reproductive Services). Robert has been the Team Veterinarian for the British Dressage Pony Team since early 2014 (Gold Medal Team in 2015 and Silver Medal Team in 2014) as well as the Team Veterinarian for the Bi-Annual 2** European Eventing Championships since 2013 (Silver Medal Team in 2013 and 2015). He is an FEI Veterinary Delegate for international competition.

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Dr. Ruth Sanders MVB Dip ECVS MRCVS

Ruth graduated from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Following graduation she spent 4 years in private practice in Ireland and Australia. In 2010 she returned to University College Dublin where she completed a 1 year internship in equine clinical studies and following this, a 3 year equine surgical residency. Her interests aside from surgery include poor performance and lameness. Ruth joined us in September 2014 as our resident surgeon based at Blueberry Farm Hospital and also covers our southern and central areas. Ruth has undertaken an MRI training programme to perform MRI scans on horse's and produce high quality diagnostic images.

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Dr. Helen Bickerton BVSc CertAVP (ESO) MRCVS

After graduating from the University of Bristol, Helen undertook a two year internship at Newmarket Equine Hospital. She then spent three years in equine practice on the Essex-Suffolk border before moving to Chiltern Equine Clinic in 2013. Helen enjoys all aspects of being an equine vet but has a particular interest in lameness and poor performance. She completed a post graduate certificate in advanced veterinary practice (Equine Surgery - Orthopaedics) in 2015 and is an RCVS advanced practitioner. Helen is based at our Blueberry Farm hospital. Helen has undertaken an MRI training programme to perform MRI scans on horse's and produce high quality diagnostic images.. Helen is a recognised FEI treating veterinarian.

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Dr. Rebecca McConochie DVM MRCVS

Rebecca graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, USA in 2002 after completing a degree in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine at Rutgers University. Following graduation, she completed an internship at Rochester Equine Hospital, before spending the next 5 years working for equine practices in New Hampshire and Connecticut. In 2008, Rebecca moved to the UK following a spell in Berlin and undertook locum work prior to joining a large animal veterinary group in Ely. Rebecca joined us in September 2014 and enjoys all aspects of equine practice but has a particular interest in acupuncture, dentistry, performance problems and geriatric horse care. She is based at our Bury Farm branch and covers our Northern and Eastern areas.

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Dr. Elaine Horan MVB CertAVP MRCVS

Elaine joined our team in 2012 following her equine internship at the University Veterinary Hospital in Dublin. Elaine is particularly interested in lameness, surgery, ophthalmology and geriatric medicine. She has completed an RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice and is currently working towards further specialisation in Orthopaedics. Elaine lives in Berkhamsted and covers our northern and eastern areas. Elaine is based at our Bury Farm Clinic.

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Dr. Carmel Molloy MVB MRCVS

Carmel graduated from University College Dublin and completed an internship in Troytown Equine Hospital on the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare, Ireland where her responsibilities included anaesthesia, intensive care and diagnostic imaging of a large volume of thoroughbred and sports horse patients. Carmel then worked for two years as an ambulatory vet for Troytown where she developed a keen interest in internal medicine and foal medicine. Carmel joined Chiltern Equine Clinic in 2014 and is based in Amersham and works out of our main Model Farm Clinic in Chalfont St Giles.

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Dr. Jessica Girling BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS

Jess graduated from The University of Nottingham. She undertook a number of equine externships at Rossdales, Bell equine and Utrecht University during her studies. After graduating she spent a brief period working with small animals before completing her internship in equine medicine. Here she developed a keen interest in anaesthesia, lameness and reproductive medicine. Jess joined our team at Chiltern Equine Clinic in January 2014 and is based at our Model Farm Clinic in Chalfont St Giles.

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Dr. Amy McCarthy DVM MRCVS

After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon Amy joined and completed her internship with us at Chiltern Equine Clinic. She enjoys all aspects of Equine practice with a particular interest in anaesthesia and surgery. Amy is now based out of our Widmer Farm Clinic alongside Robert Oulton.

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Dr. Patrick Dean MVB MRCVS

Patrick grew up with standardbred racehorses and graduated from University College Dublin. Recently after graduating he received an invaluable grounding in equine stud work at a specialist stud practice in the midlands. Patrick has worked intensively with both thoroughbreds and elite sport horses, and has seen practice and worked in the United States and Australia respectively. Patrick also enjoys aspects of lameness and poor performance work, and has been appointed as Chiltern Equine's principal Stud Vet, based at Blueberry Farm.

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Dr Carlos Egea Escriche LV MRCVS

Carlos graduated from the University of Madrid (UCM). He then volunteered as an equine intern student for three years. After graduating, he gained more experience doing hospital-based and ambulatory externships in Spain, Ireland, England and the USA. Carlos then undertook two internships in the USA. During his internships, he was involved in all aspects of equine medicine (neonatology, internal medicine, surgery) although he developed a particular interest in poor performance and equine sports medicine, especially imaging, treating a broad spectrum of elite horses. Carlos joined our Chiltern Equine Clinic team in 2016.

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Dr Charlotte Younghusband MVB MRCVS

Charlotte graduated from University College Dublin. She comes from a professional eventing family and competes herself whenever time avails. Charlotte began her career by completing an equine internship in Ireland. She then travelled to Australia and worked in an equine hospital and breeding centre on the west coast. She is particularly interested in medicine and reproduction. Charlotte is a recognised FEI treating vet and has worked at international three day events in FEI treating vet and stable vet roles and this is another area she really enjoys. Charlotte is based at our Model Farm clinic.

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Dr. Kate Martin BSc BVMS MRCVS

Kate graduated from the University of Glasgow and initially worked in equine practice in Kent, she then undertook an internship at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh where she obtained specialist training in stud medicine. On leaving Edinburgh Kate traveled to Australia to work at Veresdale Equine Veterinary Hospital where she practiced stud medicine. Kate joined the Chiltern Equine Clinic in the Summer of 2009, she is a valuable addition to our stud medicine team and also provides in patient care within the hospital working out of our Blueberry Farm hospital.


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Dr. Alex Coburn BVSc MRCVS

Alex graduated from the University of Liverpool, she then initially worked in mixed practice for a year in the North West of England. In 2013 she travelled to Christchurch, New Zealand to do a two year internship at the biggest equine clinic on the South Island, where her duties included anaesthesia, intensive care, diagnostic imaging & ambulatory calls; working with both Thoroughbred & Standardbred racehorses, as well as sports horses & happy hackers. Alex now works at the Blueberry Farm branch & has a special interest in anaesthesia.


Interns

The two interns at Chiltern Equine Clinic hold the responsibility of the 24 hour care for any inpatients at our Blueberry Farm hospital, they also assist with ambulatory calls such as category IV laser therapy.


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Dr June Hart MRCVS BVM&S

June graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. She joined our internship programme in July 2016. June enjoys all aspects of equine practice. As an intern, June works out of our Blueberry Farm Hospital, allowing her to work closely with the other vets in clinic.


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Dr Ricardo Marques DVM MRCVS

Ricardo graduated from the University of Oporto. After graduating, he gained more experience by doing externships in Spain, Italy, England, Belgium and Brazil. Ricardo then undertook two internships in Spain and Belgium. He is particularly interested in sports medicine and internal medicine. Ricardo joined our Chiltern Equine Clinic team in 2017.