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November 24, 2017

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Mark Meter (Partner)

B.V.SC., MRCVS I grew up on a farm in South Africa with two brothers & an older sister. My first horse was a loveable old cob called “Roman” who first nurtured my interest in horses. My schooling was completed at a boarding school called ...

Patrick Traill (Partner)

BSc., B.V.Sc., MRCVS I grew up in South Africa spending most of my childhood camping, hiking and playing sport. After completing a BSc in Agriculture at the University of Natal, I moved on to veterinary school, graduating in 1998. My veterinary ...

Ralph Hege (Partner)

DVM, MRCVS Ralph grew up outside Zurich, Switzerland. He’s graduated as a doctor in veterinary medicine from the University of Zurich in 1999. He gained his first experience in equine medicine and surgery during National Service in the Army Vet ...

Seraina Koepf

MRCVS I grew up in the southwest of Germany, with three younger siblings and a wide variety of pets. After two prolonged externships, one at an equine clinic and another in a pet clinic my future path was set, I was going to be an equine vet. So ...

Nursing Assistants

Sasha Hall

VETERINARY NURSE ASSISTANT – I grew up in Cambridgeshire, where I had my first pony. I first moved to Essex when I was 16 to go to college, where I trained for my BHS and ABRS exams. From there I worked locally with International ...

Ruth Hood

VETERINARY NURSE ASSISTANT – Veterinary Nurse Assistant – I had my first pony when I was 3, when I was nine I had a pony called Honey who could be regularly seen galloping down the road without me. When I first left school I trained ...

Cheylee Lockwood

TRAINEE NURSE – Thanks to Mum and Dad I was lucky enough to start riding at the age of 8 and loan my first pony a couple years after, my second pony I share-own and still ride. When I was younger, at the weekends I would help on a riding ...

Claire Smith

REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE – Claire originally started at Blaircourt in 2004, she left to gain her qualification as an Equine Veterinary Nurse at Cambridge Vet School, but couldn’t stay away so returned soon after. She has a keen ...

Office

Jackie Smith

PRACTICE MANAGER I started at Blaircourt in 2000, prior to that I worked for South Essex Insurance Brokers as an equine underwriter/claims handler. I had my first horse when I was sixteen, which I show-jumped. After leaving school I worked with ...

Simone Johnston

RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE ASSISTANT Prior to joining Blaircourt, I worked at Woodredon Equestrian Centre for five years as their Office Manager. My love of horses began from a young age and I have always wanted to work in the Veterinary industry. I ...

Emily Wakeling

Receptionist / Yard Assistant Prior to joining Blaircourt, I was head girl at an established livery yard for a number of years whilst at school and university, earlier this year I graduated with a BSc (Hons ) Equine Breeding and Stud Management. ...

Niki Morrell

Receptionist / Administration I have been involved in horses all my life having persuaded my parents to buy my first pony for me when I was 7. I evented to advanced level and reluctantly hung up my competing boots when I had my children, now ...

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