All of our vets are passionate about horses. They won’t be able to give you the winner of the 3.30 at Haydock Park nor can they ride like Charlotte Dujardin (although Simon thinks he does!) but they are experts on the best way to keep your horses healthy and treat any problems they may have .
Each of the vets have specific interests within the equine world, from orthopaedics to dentistry, medicine to breeding and surgery to poor performance issues. They cover the lot!
All our vets are dedicated, 100% equine vets with a passion for their job. They are caring, considerate and compassionate about our patients and understanding about their owners’ needs and requirements.
Simon Constable BVSc CertAVP(Equine Orthopaedic Surgery) MRCVS has been riding since a teenager and has competed locally at riding-club level. In any precious spare time, Simon even finds time to spend with his four horses and a pony. His main horse is the home-bred Hannovarian x Dutch mare, Bodi, which he exercises several times a week. However, Simon is pinning his hopes on a chestnut purebred Arab gelding called Miles (MG Vaquero) ridden by his wife, Emily. They qualified for HOYS in 2015
Simon gained his Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Equine Orthopaedic Surgery Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cert AVP ESO) in January 2012.
Simon has close links with the Myerscough School of Farriery at Preston where he frequently lectures on orthopaedics (including navicular, laminitis and other orthopaedic conditions). At these lectures he receives valuable input from the lecturers there, Mark Caldwell FWCF, Paul Conroy FdSc AWCF and Jon Mather FdSc AWCF. It is this close contact with these and other farriers in the area that helps to improve the treatment and outcomes for horses.
Many of you will be aware that Simon is quite interested in running and has completed the London Marathon on 3 occasiosn. As well as this, Simon is a keen football, rugby and cricket fan. He regularly goes to “gigs” and enjoys live music.
For relaxation, Simon enjoys spending time at home with his black Labradors.
Nicolas qualified from the university of Ghent, Belgium in 2017 and spent a year doing an internship in all aspects of equine medicine in Cape Town, South Africa before moving down to Manchester to join the team. During his internship he developed skills in neonatal care and anaesthesiology. He has a keen interest in all aspects of equine practice – but particularly enjoys internal medicine and medical imaging. He enjoys recreational riding and going for rides on the beach. In his spare time he likes to do crossfit and outdoor sports such as hiking and surfing.
Tasmin qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and enjoys all aspects of being out on the road meeting clients and their horses. Tasmin has two horses and enjoys eventing with Mario and hacking Dougal in her spare time (whatever that is!) along with walking her cocker spaniel Finlay. She has previously competed Mario in Burghley Young Event Horse classes and is now looking forward to the season ahead.