Ralph Hege

Clinical Director

Ralph Hege - Clinical Director
Ralph Hege DrVetMed MRCVS Clinical Director

I grew up outside Zurich, Switzerland and graduated as a doctor in veterinary medicine from the University of Zurich in 1999. I gained my first experience in equine medicine and surgery during National Military Service in the Veterinary Troops. I then moved on to work at an equine clinic in Switzerland for 3 years before furthering my knowledge in a Racehorse and Standardbred Clinic in France. In 2005, I came over to England and, after working as a senior associate for a large equine clinic in Essex, I became the head veterinary surgeon at a busy first opinion equine practice on the Hertfordshire border. In 2014, I made the move to Blaircourt to join the team as a director.

My main diagnostic interests are lameness work-ups with a particular focus on neck and back problems as well as working up performance issues of the Sports Horse. I also enjoy performing a variety of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries.

Outside of my busy work life, I like to spend as much time as possible with my wife, Vickky, and our children, Lucien and Malina.