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.
Chris qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, in Edinburgh in 2016. He had previously gained a Bachelors degree, with honours, in Bioveterinary science at the university of Liverpool. He is currently over half way through completing his certificate as an Advanced Equine Practitioner (Cert AVP) again through the University of Liverpool.
Chris grew up in the city of Belfast, but spend most summer holidays helping out on the family beef and sheep farms. Throughout vet school, he had a keen interest in all areas of veterinary medicine, but developed a keen interest in equine in his last two years of study. Chris attributes this to the exceptional teaching he received from the equine team at Edinburgh.
After qualifying Chris took up a mixed practice roll in the beautiful area of Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Following this he moved to New Zealand working for one of the countries premier equine clinics. This included reproduction work for a large thoroughbred stud as well as soft tissue surgery, general dentistry and some first opinion work. During his time in NZ Chris really developed his passion for foal medicine and working with young stock generally which culminated in him breeding his own thoroughbred foals.
Chris moved back to the UK to join up with his girlfriend, who had also been out in NZ woking as an equine vet, but had moved back to England earlier in the year. Chris is very much excited about working with the exceptional veterinary team at Constable’s and is looking forward to meeting you all.
Joana Devesa DVM MRCVS
Joana graduated in 2014 in Porto Portugal. She started riding from a young age and this resulted in wanting to be become an equine vet. During her studies she took as many opportunities as possible to undertake externships in hospitals and practices around Europe (Italy, France, Spain) and Brazil.
After graduating Joana took up a large animal internship in a Portugese University, staying as an assistant lecturer for another year. Following this she took up an equine internship at Bristol University.
Having initially worked in big hospital environments Jo wanted to work in a first opinion setting to be more involved with clients. She enjoys all aspects of this work and has a special interest in Internal Medicine and is looking to pursue further qualifications in this area.
In her spare time Jo enjoys travelling, mountain biking, swimming, music festivals, watching movies and visiting the ocean whenever possible. She is looking forward to getting a four-legged hiking companion.
Neus Cosano MRCVS graduated in June 2020 in Valencia, Spain. She had 2 months of work experience with Simon Constable’s team during her last year of the veterinary degree. After graduation, she moved back to Manchester to begin her new career as an equine veterinary surgeon at Simon Constable’s Equine Vets.
Though Neus grew up surrounded by numerous animals horses were always her greatest passion riding since she was little in various disciplines. During her university stage, Neus actively collaborated in various research projects carried out in the equine and small animal department, taking advantage of each situation to learn and improve as a veterinarian. In 2019 she had the opportunity to participate in the organization of the congress of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM). In recent years, internships have been carried out with different veterinary teams, including at the Leahurst Equine Hospital in Liverpool and with veterinary surgeons from the Federation Equestrian International (FEI).
Neus is really interested in equine Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology. Her intention as an equine veterinary surgeon is to continue training in these fields in the future. Furthermore, she enjoys working in the field and every aspect of the ambulatory clinic. Neus loves exploring Great Manchester surroundings and hiking with her partner, who is also a vet. She also loves spending her free time with her family and her four rescued dogs.