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.
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.
Harking originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Nicole received her BVSc from Massey University, Palmerston North and a Masters in Veterinary Science from Melbourne University; completing a thesis in bone response to exercise in TB racehorses and research in exercise physiology in elite 3-Day-Event athletes. This research led to a role working with the gold medal winning Australian Olympic Equestrian Team and presenting lectures at various international conferences.
Concentrating on racing and sports horse medicine and stud work, Nicole practiced in Australia and New Zealand before immigrating to the UK to work with the lovely clients in leafy Surrey.
In 2012, Nicole travelled, along with several local and international charities, to Cairo during the Arab Spring to provide veterinary expertise for the clinics caring for the horses, donkeys and camels, which work around the pyramids in Giza.
That rewarding experience was repeated in 2016 in Mumbai, India; where working with several local charities and the UK based “Farrier Care International” she ran clinics and workshops teaching local vets, horse owners and Indian veterinary students about lameness, foot and dental care. Continuing charitable work in developing regions is a passion which she will continue while at the RVC.
Outside of work snowboarding, show jumping and surfing are pursuits Nicole loves but doesn’t have enough time to improve at.
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. In 2017,he 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 British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) trained (Veterinary Large Animal Rescue Level 2).
Nick is the Honorary Veterinary Surgeon for the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).