Veterinary Surgeons

Nick Park MRCVS - Business Director


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. Sarah continues to run the clinical aspects of the practice as a Clinical Director.



Dr. Jessica Girling BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS CertAVP MRCVS

Jess graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 and after working in practice for a year joined the team at Chiltern Equine in 2014. Jess has a particular interest in poor performance, lameness investigation and pre-purchase examinations. She has recently completed her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) focusing on Equine Lameness Diagnosis and Therapeutics. Jess is one of our Clinical Directors and is based at our Blueberry Farm hospital leading inpatient care and intern mentoring.



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.


Dr. Hannah Scheidtweiler MVetMed MRCVS

Hannah graduated from the University of Ghent and completed part of her final year at the University of Bern. During her studies she undertook different externships in Belgium and the United States, where she developed a keen interest in sports medicine and reproduction. Hannah joined the Chiltern Equine Clinic team in July 2018.



Christina Chionidou DVM MRCVS

Christina joined the Chiltern Equine Clinic in January 2023. She graduated in March 2018. During her studies, she completed a number of externships in Portugal, Sweden and Hungary as well as spending 6 months volunteering at an equine-assisted therapy centre in Spain and participating in castration clinics for stray animals in Greece. After graduation in 2018 she undertook a 12 month internship in a busy equine clinic in York where she was mainly trained on equine general anaesthesia techniques and lameness investigations. Before joining Chiltern Equine Clinic, she worked as an equine vet in a busy practice in Dorset. Her main interests are equine orthopaedics and is currently studying towards a Certificate in Advance Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) in Equine Lameness Diagnosis and Therapeutics. During her free time, Christina enjoys running, traveling and learning new languages.


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Dr Caoimhe Connaughton MVB MRCVS

Caoimhe graduated from University College Dublin. During her studies she undertook equine externship in Ireland, the UK and the US. After graduating Caoimhe completed an internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. Caoimhe joined the Chiltern Equine Clinic team in 2020 and has keen interest in lameness and orthopaedics



Dr Danny Christie BA (Hons) VetMB MRCVS

Danny graduated from St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, during which time he was on the committee for the SEVA (Student Equine Veterinary Association) Congress. His main interests lie in orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging, reproduction, and anaesthesia. Danny recently led the 2022 stud season at Chiltern Equine with great success. In his spare time, Danny enjoys cooking, socialising with friends, and playing with his two pet ferrets. Danny joined Chiltern Equine in August 2020.


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Dr Jessica Pope BVSc MRCVS

Jess graduated from the University of Bristol. She undertook equine externships at Rossdales and B&W Equine during her studies. Jess has a keen interest in sports medicine, lameness and anaesthesia. Jess has her own horses and regularly events them on her days off. Jess joined the Chiltern Equine team in July 2020.



Dr Covadonga Gomez Escribano MRCVS

Covadonga graduated from the University of Madrid (UCM). She then volunteered as a pathology intern for 3 years and joined different equine clinicians on the ambulatory practice. After graduating she undertook an externship in Ireland before enrolling on an internship in equine medicine and surgery, followed by a second internship in equine sports medicine and orthopaedics, where she became an FEI Permitted Treating Vet. Covadonga has keen interest in ophthalmology, cardiology and orthopaedics. She joined the Chiltern Equine Clinic team in November 2021.



Dr Hannah York DVM MRCVS

Hannah graduated from SGGW-WULS and joined the team at Chiltern Equine Clinic in February 2022. After 12 years of working as an eventing groom she has a strong interest in sports medicine. During her studies, Hannah enjoyed all aspects of the equine classes and was active in IVSA conferences related to ethics and equine practice.


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Dr Antonios Giovanopoulos DVM MRCVS

Antonios graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During his studies, he undertook externships at Rossdales and the Equine Veterinary Clinic in Athens racetrack, where he developed a keen interest for lameness, sports medicine and surgery. He joined the practice in September 2022, after he served his 12 month compulsory military service in the Greek Army as a military vet. During his free time, he enjoys running and socialising with friends.