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 Dunn’s 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 Dunn’s 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.
Rachel qualified from the University of Liverpool, graduating with distinction. Jumping in at the deep end, her first job after graduation was in Ethiopia providing veterinary care for working horses and donkeys. On return to the UK Rachel completed a busy ambulatory and hospital internship in Kent, staying on afterwards to work for the clinic as an ambulatory vet. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in donkeys and equine soft tissue surgery. Rachel has ridden from an early age and competed in tetrathalon at a national level.
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.
After graduation from the RVC in 2003, Nick worked for six years at PW Harding and Michael Ng in Leighton Buzzard, a busy mixed animal practice in Bedfordshire. In 2009 he returned to the RVC joining the Equine Practice so that he could focus exclusively on horses. He recently re-joined the team after two years spent travelling around south-east Asia and Australasia – he promises that he is here to stay now!
Nicks clinical interests include dentistry, sports horse medicine, geriatric care and ophthalmology.
He is an Official Veterinarian (OV) and the regional veterinary advisor for the Greater London RDA groups.