Meet the Equine Team

 

 

Laura Sharpe

BVSc                 Cert AVP (EM) MRCVS 

             

 

 

Laura Sharpe - the George Equine Clinic


After graduating from The University of Liverpool in 2005 I completed an 18 month internship at The Liphook Equine Hospital.  Following  this I worked in equine practice at a variety of different clinics.

I achieved my certificate in Equine Medicine in 2014 and was granted Advanced Veterinary Practitioner status in 2015. Whilst equine medicine is an area I have chosen to pursue in more depth, I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of equine work including poor performance, lameness evaluations, pre purchase vettings and emergency work.

 What I enjoy most however is developing the relationship with clients and getting to know their horses and understand their needs. I have ridden since I can remember, and was fortunate enough to have a go at every Pony Club activity on offer, eventually picking eventing as my chosen equestrian sport.  Having done Pony Club and Riding Club teams and Championships I have since brought on four of my own eventers up to Intermediate level.  I now have two 3 year olds waiting in the wings!

I am also an accredited FEI Permitted Treating Vet and have worked at Hartpury International Horse Trials in this capacity.

 

 

Angela Jones

BVSc Cert  AVP (EM) MRCVS

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Jones BVSc MRCVS

After graduating from Bristol University in 2009 I completed an internship at Cotts Equine Hospital in Pembrokeshire where I became interested in internal medicine, sports horse medicine, poor performance evaluation and anaesthesia. In 2010 I started work at Chiltern Equine Clinic and after 2 years of working in branch practices, I took a role as clinical lead in the tier 3 hospital in Berkshire. Here I continued to develop my interest in internal medicine, and recently completed my certificate modules in advanced veterinary practice. Outside of my hospital-based duties, I spent a large portion of my time in Central London, responsible for the veterinary care of the Metropolitan Police Horses. I'm also an FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian. 

Having ridden from a young age, I love the companionship that horses offer and find myself in awe of their athletic capability. Now that I won't have to contend with the M25 and London traffic, I will have the time to get in the saddle more regularly! 

Equestrian interests aside, I have recently taken up triathlons and so can often be found swimming, cycling and running. I love being outdoors and look forward to exploring The Cotswolds with my dog, George. I look forward to getting to know both you and your horses.

 

 

Linda Belton

BVSc MRCVS

The George Equine Clinic Linda Belton               

 

 

 

Linda Belton - the George Equine Clinic

I have worked as an equine vet here at The George since 1992. Equine poor performance and lameness are two of my principal interests and they are often conditions that go hand in hand.  I work principally from our equine clinic based at Garsdon just outside Malmesbury. Pre purchase examinations (vettings) also form a large part of my work both at the clinic and on yards. I have competed over the years in show jumping and eventing and, latterly, team chasing. If I'm honest, I've probably had more fun than success!  I have a family yard of horses competing locally and I enjoy seeing many of you out and about at various local equestrian events. It's always great to watch the horses I've cared for out competing, looking well and enjoying life!

Equine veterinary practice is a job I love. Working as part of a dedicated team that is passionate about providing  high quality, progressive veterinary care for your horses is fantastic and a privilege. Care and service are two of our watch words. I also enjoy writing a veterinary advice column for various equestrian publications and contributing to our own in house newsletters and talks.

 

 

Ali Mead     

Ali Mead

BVetMed

MRCVS

The George Equine Clinic Inpatient

 

 

 

Equine Dentistry at The George Equine Clinic

I came to The George Equine Clinic in 1985 having returned from working in Australia.

I am married to Mike, an ex-rugby player and have a stepson, George, and a son, Tom. Tom rode and had a great pony until he was 12 but then decided that rugby was the sport for him (no pressure from his father of course!), so now I am the only rider in the family!  At least it keeps me from being a rugby widow!

Having grown up with horses, I appreciate the challenge of equine practice especially lameness, dental and back problems.  I love the fact that even after all these years, there is always something new to be learnt and if you are prepared to carry on learning, practice will never be dull.

I still very much enjoy being one of the vets working at Badminton Horse Trials and serving on the veterinary panel at Horse of the Year Show, both which throw up different challenges each year.

 


 

Sarah Keightley 

Sarah Keightley

BVMS MRCVS

Sarah at The George Equine Clinic

 

 

Sarah Keightley - The George Equine Clinic

 

I qualified with honours from Glasgow Vet School in 2007 and joined the team at The George in 2011.   I am one of those lucky people who thoroughly enjoy my job and the work I do.  I feel that empathy is of particular importance in my job and I take great pride in feeling that this is a quality that I possess.

I have an interest in all things related to both horses and donkeys, and enjoy the variety of the work I do. I am particularly interested in helping owners care for their horses in their later years and also the challenge of managing chronic laminitis.

When out and about I am always accompanied by my young loveable (albeit naughty!) cocker spaniel Jasper and much of my free time is spent exploring the countryside with him.


 

 

George Equine Clinic Ben

Ben Wilson

BVSc MRCVS

Ben Wilson MRCVS

 

 

B Wilson

I graduated from Bristol in 2016 and am really excited to have joined The George Equine Clinic  team. I am interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and look forward to meeting you, and in particular to working with you to get the very best from your pony or horse.

 Outside of work, I am a keen Polo player and have a real interest in training young polo ponies to compete at the top level. Over the years I have been fortunate to ride and play in some amazing places during my studies, which I like to think have complemented each other well. Having grown up on a large mixed organic farm in Tetbury I also have a keen interest in agriculture and food, and enjoy helping out in any spare time I have.

 

 


 

 

Emily Sherlock

BVetMed MRCVS

Vet Emily Sherlock

 

 

Emily Sherlock at The George Equine Clinic

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2013 and worked in mixed practice for 6months in Norfolk which is home for me. Following that I was fortunate to get a job working on a Thoroughbred Stud farm out in Japan for a year and then I returned back to the UK to work at the Liphook Equine Hospital as a housevet for 18months. I have recently been based in Australia for the breeding season on a polo farm for 3 months and now I'm very much looking forward to being at The George Veterinary Practice and getting back in to Eventing again. 

 

 

 

Jennie Scott

 

Jennie Scott

I oversee the running of the equine office, to provide all the administrative support for the Equine Clinic. You might also see me over at our clinic in Garsdon, where I assist the vets with in-patient care too. As one of the office team, I arrange veterinary visits, take account payments and manage all of the equine insurance claims. I'm here to assist with any queries and will put you in touch with our equine veterinary team when needed.

Hannah Mallinckrodt

 

Hannah Mallinckrodt

Following my degree in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies I have since spent two years teaching English in Colombia. I joined the Equine Clinic in July 2016 and assist the clinical team by taking your calls and co-ordinating appointments as well as typing up the audio notes from the vets following their visits to you. I'm here to assist with any queries that you may have or if you are interested in attending any of our courses or client evenings. 

With my interest in languages I've travelled also to Brazil and Cuba and also have a keen interest in dance. I'm currently teaching myself guitar. 

 

 

Bridget - Dispensary

 

Bridget - Dispensary Administrator

I've been with the practice since 2012, and you'll find me beavering away in our equine dispensary in Malmesbury, as you enter from the Cross Hayes car park. It's my role to liaise with the office and veterinary teams to fulfil any orders for collection by our clients, as well as maintaining a well-stocked dispensary into which we take daily deliveries. It's a busy dispensary, especially in the morning when all the vets are loading up their cars to prepare for the day's visits.

Do introduce yourself if you are dropping by. We keep a stand full of equine fact sheets and advice which are free to take away. you'll also find these on by visiting the links in the menu to LOOK UP A TOPIC.

 

Laboratory Technician Alysia Barasch

 

 

Alysia Barasch BSc MSc - Laboratory Technician

Appointed as Laboratory Technician in 2016, my role ensures the smooth running of the in-house laboratory where I carry out required tests for the equine team as well as for small animal, farm and pig departments.

In 2013 I graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a degree in Animal Science and Management (BSc Honours). Subsequently, I completed a Masters degree in Biomedical Science (specialising in immunology and haematology) at the University of the West of England. When I can, I enjoy participating in conservation projects for a range of species - my most recent conservation projects have included travelling to Greece, Poland and South Africa where I worked with sea turtles, wolves and other large carnivores and reptiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Nomination Certificate Petplan 

Laura Nomination Certificate Petplan