James Crowhurst MA VetMB MRCVS
James graduated in 1978 from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.
Having worked in Queensland, Kentucky and New South Wales, he returned to the UK to work with Professor 'Twink' Allen at ARC before joining Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 1981. He became a partner in 1984.
James's principal interest is stud medicine and he was Chairman of the Newmarket Stud Farmers Association between 2001 and 2006.
Andrew Edgar BVM&S MRCVS
Andrew qualified 1978 from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. He spent three years in mixed practice in Shropshire before moving to Newmarket to join Greenwood Ellis & Partners. Andrew become a partner in 1986. He now works exclusively as veterinary advisor to an owner/breeder.
Huw Neal MA VetMB MRCVS
Huw graduated from Cambridge in 1983 and came to Newmarket after two years in Thirsk. Most of his time is spent working with stud farms and National Hunt racehorses.
Huw’s special interests include fertility evaluations in mares and stallions, foetal sex determination, laparoscopic investigation/treatment of fertility disorders and surgery of the reproductive organs.
David Dugdale MA VetMB CertEP CertESM MRCVS
David qualified in 1986 from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.
After some time working in mixed practices in Hertfordshire and Malton, North Yorkshire, David joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 1989 and became a partner in 1995. He has responsibility for a number of Thoroughbred stud farms and racing stables and has a particular interest in the control of inflammatory airway disease in horses in training.
David obtained his Certificates in Equine Practice in 1990 and in Equine Stud Medicine in 1992. He held the position of Chief Examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Equine Stud Medicine for several years and has lectured regularly at the TBA Stud Farming Course, the National Stud and Cambridge University. David joined the Council of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) in 1998 and in 2008 became President. He also sits as a veterinary representative on the BHA Industry Committee and is a Trustee of the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust.
Benoit Herinckx DrMedVet CertEP MRCVS
Benoit qualified in 1986 from the University of Liege.
He undertook his military service, attached to the cavalry, prior to joining the practice in 1988. He obtained his Certificate in Equine Practice in 1993 and became a partner in 1995.
He specialises in racehorse lameness and medicine and has a strong interest in competition horses. He also carries out many pre-purchase examinations for private sales and at all major yearling and horses in training sales.
Ian Wright MA VetMB DEO DipECVS MRCVS
Ian graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1979 and spent 5 years in private practice before returning to the University as Lecturer in Equine Surgery. After 5 years in this position, Ian moved to the Animal Health Trust where he spent 6 years as Senior Equine Surgeon, and Head of the Equine Clinical Unit. He joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 1996 and is now a partner in the practice, where he runs the surgical referral service.
Ian obtained the Diploma in Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgery in 1993. To date he has made over 150 national/international scientific presentations and taught post-graduate courses in surgery, arthroscopy, internal fixation, stud medicine and diagnostic techniques. He has published over 50 papers on equine surgery and orthopaedics, written 5 book chapters and edited 2 text books including the 2005 third edition of Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse. He has been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a specialist in equine surgery since 1992 and was awarded the Equine Veterinary Journal Richard Hartley Clinical Prize in 1994 and 1999.
Charlie Smith BVetMed CertEP MRCVS
Charlie qualified in 1987 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.
After a brief period in mixed practice, Charlie moved to a small equine practice where he specialised in competition horses and polo ponies. He joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 1993 initially working predominately on the racing side of the practice. He took sabbaticals gaining experience in stud medicine at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Charlie obtained his Certificate in Equine Practice in 1999. He became a partner in 2000 and now divides his time between racetrack medicine, stud medicine and referral clients.
He has spent time on the committee of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons.
His interests focus on lameness investigation, cardiology and stud medicine.
David Bartram BVsc DVA MRCVS
David qualified in 1989 from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool.
After qualifying, David specialised in anaesthesia at Liverpool University and the Animal Health Trust and obtained his Diplomate in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 1992. He joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 1996 and became a partner in 2005. His principal involvement is with horses in training. David is a Hong Kong Jockey Club Nominated Veterinary Surgeon and a member of the veterinary panel of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales.
Mathilde Texier DEDV MRCVS
Mathilde qualified in 1991 from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Nantes, France.
After spending 3 years in a mixed practice in France, she joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 1994 and become a partner in 2005. She took a sabbatical in the winter of 1998/9 and divided her time between several equine practices on the racetracks of Southern California and in Kentucky.
She specialises in racehorse medicine and lameness and attends all the major UK and international thoroughbred sales and is also a Hong Kong Jockey Club Nominated Veterinary Surgeon.
Simon Waterhouse BVetMed CertEP MRCVS
Simon qualified in 1994 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and he obtained his Certificate in Equine Practice in 2003.
Simon worked in mixed equine practice prior to going to Australia. On his return in 1997, he joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners and became a partner in 2005. He has also worked in South Africa and spent time in Turkey and Morocco, where he worked with SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Overseas).
His role covers both horses in training and stud work.
Mark Hillyer BVSc PhD DipECVS DipECEIM MRCVS
Mark graduated from the University of Bristol in 1987. After graduation he worked at the Veterinary School at the University of Bristol as an equine and farm animal clinician. Here he developed his interests in equine internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Following completion of a residency training, he became a Lecturer in 1995 and completed a PhD on equine colic in 2002. The same year he moved to Newmarket providing a hospital based referral service in equine internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Mark has RCVS certificates in equine practice, equine soft tissue surgery and equine internal medicine and is also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine.
Mark has published over 45 scientific papers, written 5 book chapters and is co-author and editor of Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Medicine, which is now in its second edition. In addition Mark has given presentations at over 30 national and international meetings. He is an Editorial Consultant of Equine Veterinary Journal as well as co-chairman of the Clinical Evidence Board. In 1997 he was awarded the Equine Veterinary Journal Richard Hartley Clinical Prize. Mark is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Equine Board and has been both a regular examiner and advisor for the RCVS equine certificates.
Gaynor Minshall BVSc CertES(Orth) MRCVS
Gaynor graduated from the University of Bristol in 1998 and following a brief period in first opinion practice undertook an internship at Liphook Equine Hospital. On completion she returned to equine practice before joining the referrals department of Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 2002 where she is now an associate partner. Gaynor gained her certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2007 and has published in peer reviewed scientific journals and presented on the same. She has also written veterinary articles and presented by invitation. Her primary interests are lameness investigation and orthopaedic imaging.
Zara Wise MA VetMB MRCVS
Zara qualified in 2000 from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.
She joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in October 2001 and has spent the last seven years doing mainly stud work, including all aspects of mare and foal care. She specialises particularly in neonatal care and artificial insemination (A.I.). In 2004 she spent a season doing stud work in Scone, Australia.
Rob Pilsworth MA VetMB Bsc(Hons) CertVR MRCVS
Rob qualified in 1981 from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge as a mature student after taking a Physiology Degree at the University of Birmingham.
He spent 4 years in mixed practice before joining an equine practice in 1985, becoming a partner in 1986. He started at Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 2006 to work on a secondment to a large racehorse training yard. He is also an Associate Lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.
Rob’s interests lie in imaging, lameness and skin diseases and he has been widely published. He completed his Certificate in Veterinary Radiology 1987 and was employed by Doncaster Bloodstock Sales as part of their veterinary panel from 1995-2005. He was course organiser of the Radiation Protection Supervisory Course (2003) and Equine Dermatology Course (2005) both for BEVA.
Matthew RW Smith BVetMed CertES(Orth) DipECVS MRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
Matt graduated with honours from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2001. He undertook a 2-year surgical internship at Reynolds House Referrals, Greenwood Ellis and Partners in Newmarket, before entering a 3 year residency training programme in Equine Surgery at The Royal Veterinary College. Matt obtained the RCVS certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2004 and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) diploma in equine surgery in 2007. He is recognised by both the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a specialist in Equine Surgery.
After completing his surgical residency in 2006, Matt returned to work for the referrals department of Greenwood Ellis & Partners and is interested in all areas of equine surgery, but with particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, including arthroscopy and laparoscopy, fracture repair and colic surgery. He has published 10 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals on subjects including endoscopic surgery techniques, use of mesenchymal stem cells in equine tendonitis, bone cysts and colic. Matt has also presented on these and other topics, at many national and international meetings across Europe, and received awards in 2004 and 2006 from the European College of Veterinary Surgeons for presentations given. He has written review articles in the veterinary press by invitation. In addition to his clinical work, Matt has also maintained an active role in undergraduate teaching, regularly delivering lectures and small group teaching sessions. Since 2006, Matt has been a Special Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham.
Jeremy Allen BSc Vet MB MRCVS
Jeremy qualified in 1998 from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge having taken a degree in Animal Science.
He enjoys all aspects of equine practice and often finds his work takes him to clients with general riding horses. He has a particular interest in equine dentistry and also covers anaesthesia in theatre when required.
He is a keen polo player who particularly enjoys breeding and training young ponies – often local thoroughbred ex-racehorses!
Tom Eaton-Evans BVetMed MRCVS
Tom qualified in 2000 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.
He then spent a two year internship with the referrals team at Greenwood Ellis & Partners prior to joining the ambulatory team. He has a particular interest in yearlings, radiography and the early stages of racehorse training. He also attends all the sales at Tattersalls where he is the main radiographer for the practice.
Jan Pynn BVSc MRCVS
Jan qualified in 2001 from the School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol.
She worked in general equine practice for three years where she gained an interest in reproductive work and artificial insemination (A.I.). Following a stud season in New Zealand, she joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in 2006.
Her interests include all forms of stud work, including A.I. and neonatal care.
David Cunningham MVB CertEP MRCVS
David qualified in 2005 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Dublin.
David worked for a year in a general equine practice in Greater Manchester prior to joining Greenwood Ellis & Partners. He is interested in all aspects of both stud and racing work.
Charlie Pinkham BVSc MRCVS
Charlie qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool in 2005.
He was awarded the Thouron Scholarship to perform an internship in medicine and surgery at the New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Following this, he moved to Melbourne, Australia where he worked at the Goulbourn Valley Equine Hospital for the 2006 stud season. He joined Greenwood Ellis & Partners in Autumn 2006 and is primarily involved in stud work.
Mark Tunstill BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS
Mark qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2004.
He spent a two year internship with Greenwood Ellis & Partners where he was involved with the referral and surgery teams. Having spent 6 months in New Zealand undertaking mixed equine work, Mark returned to Greenwood Ellis & Partners as an assistant on the ambulatory team.
His interests are mainly associated with horses in training and lameness.
Sally Bainton BVSc MRCVS
Sally qualified in 2004 from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool.
Sally spent three years in equine practice around the UK where she developed a special interest in stud medicine and anaesthesia. She spent the 2007 stud season in Australia before joining Greenwood Ellis & Partners in early 2008.
Sally has also done charity work for the Donkey Sanctuary and for SPCA in South and eastern Africa.
Stuart Pearson BVM&S MRCVS
Stuart qualified in 1997 from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.
He spent time in a mixed practice in Dundee before completing an internship in a large equine practice in Newmarket. He then worked in an equine practice in Western Australia before returning to the UK and working for an equine practice in Hertfordshire.
He joined Newmarket Equine Hospital in March 2009 in a new role with responsibility for Sports and Leisure horses.
Meredith Smith MA VetMB PhD CertES DipECVS MRCVS
Merry graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Cambridge University in 1999. She was awarded a Thouron scholarship upon graduation, which enabled her to complete a one year equine surgical internship at the New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA. In 2000 she began a 3½ year equine surgery residency programme at Leahurst, University of Liverpool, funded by the Horse Trust (formerly the Home of Rest for Horses) gaining the RCVS certificate in soft tissue surgery in 2002. In 2004 Merry joined the Endell Veterinary group as an equine surgeon for 18 months. During this time she gained the European (ECVS) Diploma in Equine Surgery in 2005.
In 2006 Merry undertook a three year PhD study on MRI of the equine distal limb, again funded by the Horse Trust, based at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket. On completion of her PhD in March 2009, Merry joined the referral hospital team at NEH, where she is responsible for running the MRI and scintigraphy services as well as participating in the emergency surgery rota. Merry specialises in advanced diagnostic imaging and surgery, with particular interests in MRI and emergency surgery such as colic and traumatology.
Merry has published 10 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals to date, on subjects including MRI in the horse, subchondral bone cysts and colic, receiving the Home of Rest for Horses Clinical Evidence Award in 2005. She has written a book chapter on MRI in the horse. Merry has regularly presented at national and international surgery and imaging meetings across Europe and has written review articles in the veterinary and equine press.
Keeley McHugh BVSc MRCVS
Keeley qualified in June 2009 from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool and joined Newmarket Equine Hospital in July 2009 as an intern with the Referrals team.
Rachel Jago BVM&S MRCVS
Rachel graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 2006. She worked for three years in large animal (predominantly equine) practice in Greater Manchester before joining the referrals team at Newmarket Equine Hospital as an intern in April 2010.
Wendy Hartburn BSc BVM&S MRCVS
Wendy first graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors Degree in biology from Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana, USA and then completed the veterinary degree at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 2010. Wendy joined the referrals team at Newmarket Equine Hospital as an intern in July 2010.
Matthew Swarbrick BVSc MRCVS
Matthew qualified in June 2010 from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool and joined Newmarket Equine Hospital in July 2010 as an intern with the Referrals team.
Jodie Daglish BVSc MRCVS
Jodie qualified from the School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol in 2010. She joined the intern programme at Newmarket Equine Hospital in October 2010.