Meet the Team
Meet the Stables Equine Practice team, horsemen and women. We speak your language.
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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 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 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.
BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS
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.
BSc (Hons) BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS
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!
BVSc CertAVP(ESST) MRCVS
Jenny has worked for the Equine Practice based at Langford Vets, University of Bristol since 2004. She is interested in all aspects of equine surgery and medicine. She holds the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Soft Tissue Surgery) and gets great satisfaction from working on cases from beginning to end - a rare privilege only made possible by Langford Equine Hospital staff and facilities in support.
Jenny continues to work for the University, with a leading role supporting the students in their final year equine rotations, to ensure the vets of the future are up to the job! As another part of her role she works alongside the vets at the Stables Equine Practice to provide both the best level of care to her patients and their owners as well as being responsible for the student experience, so you are likely see her around!
Outside her work, Jenny is often busy with her daughter who is an active pony club member - as a result you may see her at various equine events in the weekends and holidays. Rest is a rare word for this busy lady who relaxes by nurturing her beautiful and productive garden and occasionally helping on their small holding which keeps her husband happy.
Sophie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2016, and then undertook a 12 month internship at Langford Equine Hospital, seeing a wide variety of medical and surgical cases and completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice. Following this she worked in an equine practice in Dorset, where she spent time both out on the road and in the hospital. Sophie enjoys all aspects of equine practice but is particularly interested in medicine, including care of older horses, and dentistry. Having grown up in Somerset, Sophie has always wanted to come back here to work. Outside of work she can usually be found with her own horses, Seren and Sylvie, or with her ever growing menagerie of small animals!
Penny graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and worked in equine practice in Kent for almost two years, before enjoying three months travelling Australia and New Zealand. Upon returning to the UK, Penny joined SEP in July 2018. Penny’s particular veterinary interests lie in dentistry, the geriatric horse and internal medicine. She is looking forward to exploring the area with her horse and is planning to join the local running club.
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!
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