Covering all aspects of racing work – we care for thoroughbreds in training in and around Newmarket from the day they enter pre-training to the day they leave the yard.
The team of racing vets are highly experienced and provide a personalised service which is tailored to each client.
Routine stable work
The racing vets at Newmarket Equine Hospital provide care for over half the horses in training in Newmarket. From young trainers starting out to those with multiple group 1s under their belts – the racing team are an integral part of the yards that they work in. By offering a small team approach with a personalised service to every trainer – we can work together to optimise safety and performance for horses under your care.
Full mobile diagnostic equipment allowing for radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy of upper and lower airways at rest and exercise means we can provide an extensive yard based service with the full support of the hospital and specialists as required.
We provide the veterinary cover to all the Newmarket Racecourse meetings, as well as many point to points across the area. Our vets are all qualified with the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons and are equipped out to provide a top quality service to all horses on course.
International travel services
Alongside our services in export work, we provide vets to fly horses around the world. Whether for competition, racing or breeding reasons we have experienced flight vets who can ensure your horse arrives in optimal condition on arrival.
For racehorse owners and managers we provide veterinary consultancy services. Taking an overview of your horses from foal through their racing career to the breeding shed or point of sale, we can provide a continuous stream of knowledge whether from close quarters or afar.
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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, after further periods working abroad, he became a partner in 2005. His work is now largely focussed on the racing side of the practice, where his interests are the veterinary management of racehorses both in the UK and Internationally.
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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.
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Stuart graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2010. Following two years in mixed practice in the West Midlands he moved to Newmarket and spent four years at another large Thoroughbred practice. Here he gained invaluable experience working on several large training yards and at sales both in the UK and abroad. Stuart joins our racing and sales teams with a keen interest in lameness, diagnostic imaging and pre-purchase examination. Stuart is also a member of the veterinary panel at Goffs UK.
Stuart became partner in January 2021.
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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 member of the veterinary panel of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales.
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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. From 2012-2018 he acted as Veterinary Advisor to the Racecourse Owners Association and is Veterinary Advisor to the sales company Tattersalls. He is Chairman of the Trustees of the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust. Since 2010 he has acted as Managing Partner.
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Kate graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London and joined Newmarket Equine Hospital in August 2013. In 2015 she spent 6 months in Melbourne, Australia in a predominately racing practice covering track work and sales before returning to NEH.
She is primarily involved in the racehorse side of the practice and has particular interests in general health and medicine, lameness investigations and overground endoscopic exams of the upper airways.
Kate became a salaried partner in January 2018.
Having grown up as the son of a vet and the grandson of an avid horse racing enthusiast it was of little surprise that having graduated from Bristol University in 2006 Tristan looked to combine his veterinary degree with his love of horse racing. He was lucky enough to join Greenwood, Ellis & Partners soon after graduation as part of a 2 year racing internship position that involved working within the racing 'arm' of one of the thoroughbred industry's powerhouses, both in the UK and Dubai. He then continued to work privately for that same organisation for a further 6 years, improving his skill set and gaining invaluable experience working with some of the world’s leading racehorse vets. Following a further 5 years servicing some of the larger and most respected training yards in Newmarket for another of the town’s large thoroughbred practices, Tristan finally moved back to NEH in the Autumn of 2019.
As expected, he is predominantly involved in the racing side of the practice and spends the majority of his time helping his trainers maximise and maintain the performance of their racing thoroughbreds by looking after all aspects of their veterinary needs.
Andrew comes from a National Hunt racing background in Ireland. He graduated in Warsaw, Poland, before undertaking a surgery internship at Hagyard Davidson McGee in Lexington Kentucky.
Andrew joined the practice in June 2017. Since then, Andrew has developed his interests in Thoroughbred work and spends a lot of time working at sales throughout the UK, Ireland and abroad. He also has a big interest in lameness, diagnostic imaging and general health of the racehorse.
Jack grew up on a Thoroughbred farm and through that developed his interest in veterinary medicine.
He graduated in 2015 from Szent István University, Budapest. He then undertook a surgery internship at Hagyard Davidson McGee in Lexington, Kentucky.
He joined Newmarket Equine Hospital in August 2016. Since then, Jack has developed his interests in Thoroughbred sales and horses in training.
Robert graduated from University College Dublin in 2015. He joined the NEH racing team in 2016 following a period of Thoroughbred and sporthorse practice in Northern Ireland at his family practice and stud. His main interest lies in orthopaedics, overground endoscopy and sales work. A keen eventer, he also enjoys a mix of sporthorse work.
James grew up in the southwest around a mix of all equine disciplines, he studied at and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2019. From there James completed an ambulatory internship at a national hunt practice in the Cotswolds, then after a short stint at a general first opinion practice in Hampshire he joined the team at NEH on the racing side. His key areas of interest in practice are orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging.
Sean graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Ghent, Belgium in 2019. He was brought up around racehorses with his father being a trainer and both brothers being jockeys. He soon developed a lively interest in horseracing that increased every year. Sean undertook the internship at NEH between 2019-21, and in August 21 joined the racing vet team.
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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.
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Mark qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2004.
He spent two years as an intern at Greenwood Ellis and Partners where he was involved with the referral and surgery teams. He then spent six months working on New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch doing mixed first opinion and referral work.
In 2007 he returned to Newmarket Equine Hospital, joining the ambulatory team, where he works extensively with Thoroughbreds in pre-training, training and rehoming as well as sport and leisure horses. Mark holds a particular interest in the investigation and management of lameness.
He spent 5 years on the committee of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons.
Mark joined the partnership in January 2018.