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.
Martina graduated from the University of Murcia, Spain in 2017 and has been around horses since she was a young child. Although she enjoys Veterinary Medicine, she has a special interest in Internal Medicine and Reproduction. She has lived and worked in the UK since 2020. Prior to that, she embarked on different internships around Europe, including Ireland, Belgium and Denmark.
When she is not at work, you can find Martina hiking in the Peaks, doing Yoga, travelling and cooking – Spanish and Italian are her favourites, in honour of her ancestry!
She joined our team in June 2021 and is excited to meet our lovely clients as part of Team Constable.
Fiona Coulter BVM&S MRCVS graduated from Edinburgh University and before joining Simon Constable’s practice was an intern at the Sussex Equine Hospital where she had further training in a wide range of specialist equine veterinary procedures.
She has been riding from a young age enjoying everything from show jumping to drag hunting. Whilst in Edinburgh she loved getting involved with the ‘Common Riding’ – a tradition of riding the boundaries of Scottish border towns.
In her spare time Fiona loves baking – from a family favourite chocolate fudge cake to her latest new creations of macaroons. Another passion is Latin and Ballroom dancing with a personal highlight being getting to dance at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on a trip with her university dance team.”
Harry graduated from Bristol University in July 2021 and moved up to Manchester to join the Simon Constable team July that year. He has always had a keen interest in equine throughout university and has enjoyed riding Bank and Kenny since starting working here. He enjoys every part of being an equine vet and is particularly interested in dentistry and lameness and is planning to continue his learning with further qualifications.
He loves all sports especially watching and playing football, swimming and cycling too. He is a Liverpool fan which is often kept hush around these parts. He loves travelling with favourite places so far includes Iceland, Australia and Croatia.
Holly graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2021 and soon relocated to Manchester to join the Simon Constable’s team.
Holly has a special interest in native pony breeds and has her own quirky Exmoor pony called Spring. She started riding when she was a toddler and has had a passion for horses ever since, trying her hand at most disciplines. During Holly’s time at university she was part of the equestrian society where she captained her team and later became President of the club.
So far Holly is enjoying all aspects of being an equine vet. She particularly enjoys working with leisure ponies and has developed an interest in equine medicine and dentistry.
Outside of work, Holly enjoys exploring the local countryside with her dog Nellie, who you might notice accompanying Holly on her calls. She also enjoys baking and her spending time with her family back in Hull.