Roger's clinical and research activities are centred on orthoapedics. He is active as an equine surgeon within the Equine Referral Hospital of the RVC but also has a research group focussed on tendon disease. He adopts a One Health approach to his clinical and research activities, using the horse as a model of human orthoapedic disease.
Andy is undertaking research into the objective measurement of back movement, using inertial measurement units, and how it is affected by the presence of back pain. He is also investigating the interplay between lameness and back pain.
Rhiannon is a Lecturer in Equine Diagnostic Imaging which involves a combination of clinical work in the Equine Referral Hospital and teaching undergraduate veterinary students. She holds the ECVDI Diploma in Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging, is an EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, an Advanced Veterinary Practitioner and has a PhD in Cellular Biology.
Jason has specialised in equine veterinary care for over 20 years qualifying from Cambridge University in 1992. Working first in Hampshire where he developed the equine side of a mixed practice, he then went on to spend 9 years at Peter Scott Dunns equine hospital in Berkshire. Working with both pleasure and performance horses at all levels of competition, Jason developed his interest in general equine practice, stud work, lameness investigation, back problems and dentistry. Whilst working for Peter Scott Dunns he was routinely the on duty vet at Guards Polo, including the annual Cartier Polo Gold Cup and was also duty racecourse vet at Sandown, Ascot and Kempton. He worked in their equine hospital performing over 1500 equine general anaesthetics and dealing with their post-operative complications and care. He also looked after the equine stud work for this large 10 equine vet practice including AI, with both chilled and frozen semen.
In 2002, Jason moved to Hertfordshire where he joined the RVC equine practice. He was awarded his Royal College Certificate in Equine Practice in 2003 and has since focused on developing a strong team to expand the RVC equine practice. He was appointed an Official Measurer for the JMB in 2006. The practice grew rapidly thanks to the dedication of the team he built up and he continues to steer and develop it in order to maintain its position as a centre of excellence dedicated to serving the horses and owners in the community.
With his other keen life interests, his wife Julia and three children, he has little time for hobbies. He hopes that one day he will return to climbing, riding and skiing.
Goncalo graduated from the University of Lisbon, Portugal and started working in the UK in 2003. After some time in practice with an equine ambulatory team in the midlands, Goncalo joined the Dubai Equine Hospital where he completed an internship at the referral hospital and was involved with high performance and competition work. He then returned to the UK where he worked in ambulatory practice in Essex before joining the Royal Veterinary College in 2006.
Goncalo enjoys the multi discipline nature of ambulatory work, in particular equine orthopaedics, ophthalmology and geriatrics.
Anna qualified from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School in 2001 and has worked in specialist equine hospitals since then. She worked for five years in Sydney, Australia with racehorses and competition horses and joined The Royal Veterinary College Equine Practice in 2006. Anna gained her certificate in Equine orthopaedic surgery in 2009 and enjoys lameness investigations and all aspects of general practice.
Nick graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2003 and joined a busy mixed animal practice in Bedfordshire, treating a diverse range of animals. In 2009, he returned to the RVC joining the Equine Practice so that he could focus exclusively on horses. Nick’s clinical interests include dentistry, sports horse medicine, geriatric care and ophthalmology.
He is an APHA Official Veterinarian (OV), an FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian (PTV), and is British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) trained (Veterinary Large Animal Rescue Level 2).
Alongside his clinical role, Nick is responsible for the development of the Equine Practice. In 2021, he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Business Management (Pass with Distinction) form the University of Liverpool.
Nick is passionate about disability equestrian sport and is the Honorary Veterinary Surgeon for the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). He was honoured to attend the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games as the team veterinarian for Ireland.
Harold qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 having previously completed a degree in biological sciences at the University of Exeter. He stayed on at the RVC equine referral hospital for a year working alongside specialists dealing a variety of referral cases.
Harold then joined an equine ambulatory practice based near Windsor in Berkshire predominantly dealing with sports horses and polo ponies. He was one of the regular duty vets at Guards polo club managing an array of orthopaedic emergencies.
Outside work he loves travelling, cooking and playing polo with his wife India. He is currently training several thoroughbreds off the racetrack to play polo but also enjoys teaching them to jump.
Having re-joined the RVC team in Autumn 2020, Harold really enjoys the mixed nature of equine ambulatory practice but has a particular interest in sports medicine, dentistry, diagnostic imaging and surgery.
Jess graduated from the RVC in 2018. As a student she took on additional roles including a year as vice president of the student's union. She undertook placements at numerous equine veterinary hospitals and volunteered at events such as the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Following graduated Jess worked in a well-equipped first opinion practice in West Yorkshire where she gained a wide range of experience in equine emergencies, medical work ups and minor surgical procedures such as sequestrum debridement, sinus trephination and mass removal. 18 months after graduation Jess decided to take the next steps in advancing her career and spent a year working at the University of Liverpool Leahurst Equine Hospital. During this time she rotated through medicine and surgery services, working under the guidance of specialists to assist with referral cases whilst being responsible for inpatient care and student teaching. Jess joined the RVC Equine team in February 2021 and is enjoying the variety of triumphs and challenges each day brings with life of the road as an ambulatory vet. She has undertaken CPD in a number of areas but is particularly interested in gastointestinal conditions and stud medicine.
Hannah qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2018, having also completed a bachelors degree in infectious disease. Hannah then completed a year-long internship at Scone Equine Hospital, which was mainly focussed on equine medicine and intensive care. She then stayed in Australia and spent time working in both hospital and ambulatory settings, which included providing veterinary services at race meetings. After returning home to the UK, she spent two years working in ambulatory practice in East Devon, gaining a wide range of experience with its varied case load. Here she undertook a large amount of charity work, which she found very rewarding. She enjoys all aspects of ambulatory work, but is particularly interested in equine medicine, which she is currently undertaking a certificate in.
Outside of work Hannah enjoys playing (and watching) rugby, open water swimming, and running.