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.
Each of the vets have specific interests within the equine world, from orthopaedics to dentistry, medicine to breeding and surgery to poor performance issues. Covering Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and parts of Derbyshire and West Yorkshire our vets are dedicated 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 horses and ponies. His main horse is a chestnut purebred Arab gelding called Miles (MG Vaquero) ridden by his wife, Emily.
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 events 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 occasions. As well as this, Simon is a keen football, rugby and cricket fan.
For relaxation, Simon enjoys spending time at home with his black Labradors.
Ciaran graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in July 2019 and shortly after moved up to Manchester to join the Simon Constable’s team in September. Ciaran has always had a passion for horses and has ridden since he was very young. His experience is mostly in dressage, having worked on a dressage yard, but he does enjoy a good bit of eventing and jumping every now and then.
Throughout university, Ciaran took as many opportunities to learn more about being an equine vet as he could, including attending as much CPD/lectures as he could and working at many different equine hospitals and practices around the country. He enjoys every part of working as an equine vet but is particularly interested in surgery and lameness and hopes to continue his learning with further qualifications.
Ciaran loves sport, whether it be watching it or playing it. He is a keen rugby and cricket player, enjoys a round of golf and is partial to a good kick about or 5-a-side as well as a nice ride.
In his spare time, Ciaran likes to visit his big, silly, all black German Shepherd, Jackson, in Norfolk and go for walks with all the dogs (2 beagles, Jackson and another German Shepherd) and his family on the beaches. He also enjoys going to the cinema or arcade with his partner or staying at home and watching a good series.