James Risk graduated from the University of Edinburgh. He has worked in equine only practice for several years and during this time has undertaken training in equine reproduction, equine dentistry and lameness investigation and treatment. He is currently completing a Certificate in Equine Dentistry. His professional interests include equine dentistry, including dental restoration, reproduction medicine and lameness identification.
Nick graduated from University of Cambridge in 2003 and after a short period working in mixed practice specialised in equine work. Nick has an RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Medicine) with the University of Liverpool and is an RCVS recognised Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Equine Medicine. His professional interests include general practice, particularly medicine.
Lance Voute’s first steps as a clinician were made in a mixed practice in Kent, where he remained for just over a year before leaving to nurture a developing interest in equine practice. His career path has been similar to many academic clinicians: a period in equine practice, followed by a postgraduate clinical training post (residency) at The Royal Veterinary College and then a PhD at Cambridge University before moving to Glasgow University in 1999.
This path has made it clear to Lance that the veterinary profession is such a wonderful vocation because of the people that work within it – without their support, advice and mentorship he would not have been able to fulfil his potential in the way he has.
Equine musculoskeletal disease became an interest whilst at the Royal Veterinary College and subsequently became a theme for Lance’s career. He sees his research and clinical activity as being mutually beneficial. His most recent research projects have included objective measurement of lameness and MRI and CT imaging.
Christian graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and worked at Hird and Partners Equine Clinic in West Yorkshire before completing a rotating internship at Randwick Equine Centre, Sydney. After 18 months he returned to work in West Yorkshire before commencing a residency in equine surgery at Glasgow Equine Hospital in 2017.
His masters research project is funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, focusing on image quality in clinical equine magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, Christian has particular interests in farriery and the Thoroughbred, as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and member of The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.
David Sutton has worked in a variety of settings since graduating from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1995. He was fortunate enough to start work in North Yorkshire, UK with the ‘James Herriot’ practice, and from that enjoyable grounding in mixed practice continued to specialise progressively in equine internal medicine.
David has worked as both a private equine practitioner in Scotland, and as a Senior University Clinician at the Universities of Pretoria and Glasgow. He has therefore divided his career between private practice and University referral practice, and his CPD presentations reflect this clinical experience gained in both environments.
During his PhD David developed and validated stable isotope tests for the non-invasive quantification of equine gastrointestinal transit, and developed a fascination for the investigation and treatment of equine colic. Regional differences in the manifestations and aetiology of equine colic syndromes remain a key interest. David gained a Diploma of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine in 2007 and has been a Senior Clinician in Equine Medicine at Glasgow University for the last five years.
After graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2009, Claire initially stayed on as an equine intern within the university equine hospital. Wanting to broaden her experience, she then spent 12 months in mixed and small animal practice.
From here, she moved to Ireland to complete a 6 month period as ‘foal intern’ at Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital being mentored by Dr Kevin Corley, which fueled her love of neonatal medicine and critical care.
After 3 years in first opinion equine practice in the north east of England, Claire decided to pursue her interest in neonatal medicine and critical care further and undertook a residency in large animal internal medicine at Tufts University in the USA.
The hectic case load across the large animal species, and working alongside world-recognised specialists in neonatology, critical care, and equine respiratory disease helped hone her skills as a clinician. She then stayed at Tufts University working as an emergency clinician, before returning ‘home’ to the UK to take up her current position at the University of Glasgow.
Mattie is a board-certified specialist in equine surgery and is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgery. Originally from Canada, Mattie graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, in 2010. She then went on to complete a surgery internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, in 2011. In addition, she completed a hospital-based internship at Milton Equine Hospital, Campbellville, Ontario, in 2012. Mattie finished her surgery residency program at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, in 2015.
Prior to arriving at Glasgow Equine Hospital in March 2018, Mattie worked as an equine surgeon in private practice for two years in West Sussex. In her spare time, Mattie enjoys CrossFit and dreams of a sub three-minute Fran.
Lauren graduated with Distinction from Liverpool University in 2010. After graduation, she spent 3 months in mixed practice before completing a challenging year-long internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Centre in California. Following this time, Lauren spent 3 and a half years in ambulatory practise in Hertfordshire. Lauren was awarded her certificate in advanced veterinary practice focusing on equine internal medicine in 2017.
Lauren is due to complete a four year residency program with the aim of achieving European Diploma status in Equine Internal Medicine and a Masters in Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Her special interests are wide and include endocrine disease, infectious diseases and parasitology. She has also completed courses in practical cardiology and veterinary imaging. Lauren has published a case report on liver disease and the possible link with iron toxicity in equids.
She is currently working on a masters project based in The Gambia (in partnership with The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust) to trial a field based test for the neurological form of trypanosomiasis, a blood borne parasite in working horses and donkeys and has presented data from this at ECEIM congress in Ghent in 2018.
Joel graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1994 and, after working briefly in mixed practice, spent three years employed in an equine practice in Lancashire. In 1999 he undertook a two-year residency, and then a PhD in respiratory epidemiology at Glasgow Vet School.
Joel returned to work at the equine practice in Lancashire for two years before becoming a Lecturer in Equine Practice at the University of Edinburgh; this was followed by a post-doctoral epidemiological research position.
In 2013 Joel joined the team at Glasgow Equine Hospital with a focus on equine internal medicine and in particular respiratory medicine. In 2016 he became an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Internal Medicine. Research interests include epidemiology and veterinary education.
He has had a role in developing and delivering the new BVMS curriculum and is the module leader for the core equine rotation.
Andrea graduated from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2014. His international experience began just before graduating at the University of Helsinki, where he spent 3 months as an Erasmus student. After obtaining his professional qualification, he worked as a veterinary assistant at the Clinique Equine de l’Etrier (Chantilly, France), gaining experience in Thoroughbred race work.
After spending a few months as a visitor at several other institutions, such as the University of Glasgow, Equine Clinic De Morette and University of Liege (Belgium), he started a 18 month rotating internship at Pool House Equine Clinic (Staffordshire, UK). At the end of this period, he became a hospital-based vet at Pool House, dealing mainly with surgeries, lameness and emergencies. Andrea is qualified to operate the Hallmarq MRI system, and is studying towards the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in equine surgery at the University of Liverpool. In April 2018, he started a shared residency and Master’s programme in equine surgery between the University of Glasgow and Pool House Equine Clinic.
Andrea enjoys all the aspects of equine surgery and has particular interests in wound management, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He is currently undertaking a research project on a novel surgical technique for equine tendon laceration repair and treatment of collateral ligament desmopathy of the distal interphalangeal joint. In his spare time Andrea enjoys outdoor sports such as running and skiing.
Mary began working at the Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 as a groom on a 6 month part-time contract and never left. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1995 and was one of the first cohort of 7 nurses to gain the Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse qualification in 2000. She also studied at the University of Paisley on a part-time basis and graduated with a degree in Human Resources in 2003.
Mary has enjoyed all aspects of Equine Veterinary Nursing and now concentrates on teaching the first year veterinary students horse handling skills. She is also involved in assessing students from all years in equine veterinary practical skills as well as dealing with hospital administration tasks.
When she is not working, Mary enjoys singing in two choirs, walking her Patterdale terriers Meg and Lottie and riding in preparation for horse riding holidays all over Europe.
Anna qualified as an RVN in 2013 having completed her training at Flett and Carmichael Veterinary surgeons, a mixed practice on the Orkney Islands. She started working at Glasgow Equine Hospital in February 2016.
Last year she spent time nursing working equids at a charity hospital in Morocco. She recently completed the BVNA Infection control for practice standards course. In her spare time she attends regular gym sessions and enjoys getting out in the countryside.
Lenka started working at the University of Glasgow in 2008. Prior to joining Glasgow Equine Hospital, Lenka worked in the hospitality industry as a part of a reception team, gaining valuable customer service experience. In her spare time, Lenka enjoys long walks in the countryside, reading a good book, the occasional Marvel movie and socializing with friends.
Katie is a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Glasgow Equine Hospital. She graduated from Barony College in Dumfries in 2016 and from there she went into small animal practice for a couple of years. However, owning horses for most of her life, she has always wanted to move into equine practice.
Katie started work at Glasgow Equine Hospital in April 2019 and has learned a great deal so far, assisting with a range of interesting cases.
She has found her main interests to be in lameness investigations where she is able to assist in working up cases and seeing rechecks. She is also interested in wounds and wound management.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys riding her horse Q who she has begun competing. Katie also likes spending time walking her two dogs and has rescued a cat and a dog from her time in small animal practice.
Lyndsay joined Glasgow Equine Hospital in January 2018 as part of the reception and administration team, having previously worked for the NHS. Outside of work, Lyndsay enjoys spending time with her two dogs and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Tracy began working with horses professionally when she was 16 for JJ O’Neill’s National Hunt yard. During this time, Tracy was responsible for riding out and swimming horses. Tracy then moved back to Glasgow and taught at various riding schools for 15 years before working at Glasgow Equine Hospital.
Tracy currently does not have her own horse, but this allows her to care for all the patients at Glasgow Equine Hospital as if they were her own. Tracy has recently become interested in mane and tail reconstruction for showing.
Victoria works at Glasgow Equine Hospital as a member of the equine hospital nursing team. Within this role Victoria provides nursing care for the inpatients, assists with medical and surgical procedures and helps with the veterinary student’s training. She qualified in 2007 after completing her training at Hartpury College, whilst working at Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket.
In 2010 she took a sabbatical from Rossdales Equine Hospital, and travelled to Australia to work as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at Scone Equine Hospital for their foaling season. Victoria gained a Pg Cert in Veterinary Education in 2014 form the Royal Veterinary College, Hertfordshire.
In 2015, Victoria started working at the Royal Veterinary College as an equine nurse in their teaching hospital, before relocating to Scotland in 2017. Her main interests are in intensive care nursing of both adults and neonates and teaching. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys hill walking with her springer spaniel Jonty – only 262 Munros to go!
Rachael studied Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and worked equestrian jobs during the summers, including grooming for a 4 star eventer, and coaching at the Gleneagles Hotel Equestrian Centre. Rachael competed for the University’s Equestrian Club in each of her four years and was elected President of the club in her final year. Rachael went on to complete a postgraduate Masters degree in Equine Science at Hartpury University where she studied courses in equine welfare and rehabilitation. As well as riding regularly in her spare time, Rachael also plays piano and dog sits.
Dr John Marshall graduated from the University of Glasgow before completing an equine surgery residency and a PhD in equine gastroenterology. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, European College of Veterinary Surgeons and American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. His professional interests include lameness, sports medicine, MRI and colic.