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Eight new members of Small Animal and Equine Clinical Boards

Eight new members of Small Animal and Equine Clinical Boards

Eight New Members Join Small Animal And Equine Clinical Boards At IVC Evidensia

7 months ago

27th November, 2023 16h48

IVC Evidensia UK & IE

IVC Evidensia have announced a raft of new members joining their Small Animal and Equine Clinical Boards over the last month, providing further clinical support for vets and nurses across the UK.

In total, eight new members have joined the boards, with one existing member promoted to be vice chair of the Small Animal Clinical Board. The full details of new members are listed below.

Small Animal Clinical Board

There are four new members of the small animal clinical board, which is chaired by Dave Tweedle with Jane Feneley as vice-chair. The new members are as follows:

Lydia Kerridge - Rowe Vet Group 

Lydia graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2014 from Cambridge University. She has a particular interest in medicine and ultrasonography and has completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Small Animal Medicine). She also enjoys coaching veterinary students and new graduate vets. Lydia is currently Chair of the southwest British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) committee, helping to organise regional CPD. 

Amelia Battersby - Holly House Vets

Amelia graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012. She spent the first six years of her career working in small animal practice in Derbyshire before moving up to the Leeds area with her husband Richard. She then became a locum vet and worked in a large number of practices across the North of England before deciding to become a permanent member of the Holly House team in 2020.

Amelia completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2022 and took on the role of Head of Surgery shortly after. She enjoys both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery and has a particular interest in surgical oncology. When not operating, she helps to run the CT referral service and offers surgical mentoring to graduates.

Michelle Bacon - Willow Veterinary Centre

Michelle qualified in 2004, starting her career as a mixed vet at the original James Herriot practice in Thirsk. Following moving further south to be with her husband, she gained an additional qualification in Internal Medicine of dogs and cats and became an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine. Michelle joined Willows in 2019 and loves working in such a close knit and caring team.

Angharad Thomas - Fivelands Veterinary Centre

Angharad qualified from Cambridge University in 2011 and has worked at Fivelands since 2014, taking most of the consultations at Moseley and providing in-patient care. She has an interest in medicine particularly kidney disease in cats. Angharad also offers in-house microscopy which assists the rapid diagnosis of skin tumours and infections. 

Equine Clinical Board

The Equine Clinical Board is chaired by John Spencer and Jacqui Paton has just been promoted to vice-chair. The new members are as follows:

John Marshall – Thistle Equine Referrals

John leads Thistle Equine Referrals, which was established in February 2023, providing a referral service across Scotland and the North of England. John graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2003. He completed an equine internship and surgery residency in the USA and was awarded a PhD by North Carolina State University for research on the treatment of equine colic. John is both an American and European Specialist in Equine Surgery. 

In 2010, John returned to the University of Glasgow as a Senior University Clinician in Equine Surgery where he developed the lameness and diagnostic imaging services including objective lameness assessment and MRI. His research interests include kinematic lameness assessment, MRI and the treatment of orthopaedic disease.

Hayley Parker – Kingston Vets

Hayley is Clinical Director at Kingston vets. She graduated from Cambridge and has worked at equine referral centres, based in the southwest. Her interests lie in internal medicine, nutrition and sport horse rehabilitation. Hayley also enjoys working at events, and has experience of racehorse work, point-to-points, FEI events including horse trials, showjumping and driving. Hayley also has further training in equine acupuncture and is a registered Riding Establishment Inspector.

Filipe de Oliveira – Donnington Grove

Filipe is clinical director at Donnington Grove. He qualified from Bristol University in 1997 and started his career in mixed practice in Suffolk, before spending 5 years at Rossdales. Following time working in Dubai and then Surrey, he joined Donnington as a locum in 2006, before taking on a full-time role with primary responsibility for developing the stud side of the practice. Fil has special interests in foal medicine and (developmental) orthopaedics, foetal sex determination and care of the high-risk pregnant mare. He offers second opinion referral services to vets in the area, including advice of foetal sex testing, mare problems, and foal/yearling orthopaedic issues. 

Mary Simcock – Donnington Grove

Mary is Head Equine Nurse at Donnington Grove. Mary has worked at Donnington since 2011, completing her training there before being promoted to head nurse. Mary became a member of the BEVA Nursing Committee in 2022 and represents Equine Nurses on the IVC Nurse Board. Mary is particularly interest is in training and supporting new nurses and interns. Mary has also been actively involved in delivering recent Equine nurse CPD.

To find out more about the Small Animal Clinical Board, head to the webpage here. To find out about the Equine Clinical Board, use this page here.

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