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The Stables Equine Practice has always prided itself on having a friendly and approachable team of vets and support staff.

The Team all have knowledge and understanding of horses, including the emotional ups and downs of horse ownership and the highs and lows of the competition world!

By having dedicated equine vets looking after your horses and ponies, we know that you (our clients) are receiving care and advice that you can trust. All our vets can be contacted directly on their mobiles and are happy to discuss problems and give advice, a service which puts your mind at ease.

For appointments and general enquiries, our office hours are 9am -5pm Mon – Fri. Our aim is that you speak to a human not a machine, but this isn’t always possible at busy times and we endeavor to call you back as soon as we can.

Nicko Robertson

Nicko Robertson

BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Nicko grew up on the Mendips, hunting with the Mendip Farmers and was an active member of the Mendip Farmers Pony club, particularly in tetrathlon and horse trials. He recently got a yearning for the patter of tiny hooves and bred a colt in 2013 from his former polo brood mare, Swallow.

Nicko studied at the Royal Veterinary College, London University qualifying in 1989. After a couple of years in mixed practice, including working in Western Australia, he worked in equine practice in Hertfordshire until 1997 when he moved to Somerset and waited for the phone to ring.

Tim Randle

Tim Randle

BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Tim graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1994 and from there went straight into equine practice in Worcestershire. He returned to Bristol in 1998 as Director of Equine Practice at the Langford Field Station. Subsequently he joined Nicko at The Stables where a great partnership was forged. Although Tim 'hung up his boots' as a rider several years ago, he remains closely involved with the sport of Horse Trials in various capacities. Tim is a Veterinary Advisor to the United States Equestrian Team as well as maintaining his long standing involvement with Equestrian Team GB. He was a member of the Veterinary Commission for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games and continues to spend much of his spare time working at events up and down the UK each Summer. Within the practice, his areas of special interest are lameness investigation and reproduction.

Kathryn Penn

Kathryn Penn

BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kathryn graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and worked in equine practice in Suffolk before moving to SEP in July 2011. Her main interests include dentistry, lameness, endurance and geriatrics. Kathryn has completed a post graduate certificate in equine general practice (equivalent of a masters) and is currently enrolled on the certificate in equine dentistry. Kathryn grew-up around horses and particularly enjoys dressage and Le Trec when she has the time. Kathryn currently has two horses – mad Margo the thoroughbred and her filly Quinta who was born at 12.45 am on 08/07/16 assisted by Kathryn and Kate Randle (Tim was asleep)! Kathryn is accompanied on rounds by her cocker spaniel Hattie.

Jenny Henderson

Jenny Henderson

BSc (Hons) BVetMed (Hons)  MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Jenny graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and spent a year working in mixed practice in Norfolk before completing an 18 month Equine Internship at Donnington Grove. Jenny joined The Stables Equine Practice in July 2016. Her main interests lie in the field of medicine, poor performance and lameness. She is a keen follower of British Eventing and enjoys exploring the countryside either by foot, horse or bike!

Edward Blyth

Edward Blyth

VetMB MA (Hons) cantab MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Ed graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015 and spent a year working at a mixed practice in sunny Cornwall before joining SEP vets team in August 2016. When at work Ed’s main interest lays with internal medicine and ophthalmology cases. Outside of work Ed describes his riding as enthusiastic over refined with a particular fondness following BE and show jumping.

Dawn Stubbs

Dawn Stubbs

Practice Manager

Dawn joined The Stables Equine Practice in 2005 as Receptionist and has been our Practice Manager since July 2007.   Managing the business side of the practice and being responsible for the day-to-day running, which is no easy task but it does mean the vets can concentrate on looking after your horses.

With a multitude of tasks in her role, Dawn is always at the end of the phone should you have any queries or questions but hardest of all is trying to keep the vets in order!

Carolynne Dyke

Carolynne Dyke

Receptionist / Administrator

Carolynne joined the office staff of the Stables Equine Practice in August 2008. She enjoys the variety of work in the ‘all-purpose built’ clinic and meeting the clients as it is so nice to ‘put names to the faces’ be it the human or the Equine Clients.

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