If you’re sick of asking advice from your horsey friends and ending up non the wiser. Why not talk to our office staff? They’re as obsessed as you are about horses and horse welfare as a result all our staff truly understand the ups-and-downs of horse ownership. All of our support staff are horse owners and many compete themselves in different disciplines. However more than anything they live, breath and most importantly work with horses every day. They are the perfect starting point to getting veterinary support for you and your horse
As practice manager Emily deals with the day-to-day running of the practice and has a significant responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the business. She is passionate about all things equine and in particular horse welfare. She has ridden and owned horses for over 20 years and has a very impressive CV. This includes time as a working pupil with International Dressage judge Stephen Clarke. She also spent a period at a large racing yard in Cheshire working as a Racing Secretary for trainer David Murray Smith and before taking over as our Practice Manager she was PA to the managing director at a pharmaceutical marketing company.
Away from work she has shown her own and produced other peoples’ horses competing at HOYS for several years on her own horses Silvern Sheena and MG Vaquero as well as a number of other horses.
Gemma has been riding for nearly 20 years and has four horses of her own; her main interest is show jumping. She worked for a number of years as a stable hand gaining lots of experience riding a variety of horses, before going onto university to further her career.
Gemma joined the practice in April 2014. Her role within the practice involves dealing with insurance claims, caring for the inpatients that come into the practice and assisting the vets during surgery. She has her BHS stage 1, BSc (Hons) Equine Science and is a qualified equine A.I technician. Gemma and her partner also run their own equine transport company, so if you need your horse transporting to our practice (or anywhere else for that matter!) feel free to enquire when booking in.
Becky has been riding for 20 years and currently has two horses of her own. She shows them both; with the dream to one day competing at HOYS! Previously Becky worked for many years at a riding school and livery yard as a riding instructor before joining the team in May 2016. Her roles within the practice includes customer service, invoicing, taking care of inpatients, assisting the vets with operations as well as general duties in the office.
Danielle has recently joined the team to support a really busy office. Initially part-time she has now taken on a more long-term roll until she returns to university. With no horses of her own, but a vast animal-orientated upbringing, Danni enjoys many aspects of the job in reception as well as day-to-day supporting the team; in particular dealing with sarcoids and stock management. Away from work, Danielle enjoys venturing with her two black Labradors, Rocco and Frankie and playing a variety of different sports.