I graduated from the University Nottingham in 2016. I was born and raised just over the border in Yorkshire on a Dairy and Sheep farm. I had a fantastic childhood being raised on a farm and being surrounded by animals of many different species, from the ordinary to the exotic (including lizards, snakes and many exotic mammals). I have always been happiest when I am around animals and feel strongly about ensuring they receive the highest standard of care, this passion alongside a strong academic interest in science lead to me perusing veterinary medicine from an early age. Before embarking on the long 5 years at vet school I took a gap year in which I completed my BHS stage I and II qualifications.
Although no other member of my family have any interest in horses after many years of relentless nagging and constant riding lessons my mother gave in and my first pony appeared one morning in the front field, much to my father’s disapproval. Since then I have progressed onto horses and now own two of my own. I enjoy all aspects of horse owner ship from the day to day care (with some/a lot of help from my partner) to competing and schooling them. Being so involved with horses in my personal life and the enjoyment they bring me development my interest and passion for equine veterinary medicine.
Those of you with a good memory may remember seeing me as a student seeing practice with Aldingtons, I thoroughly enjoyed my time on placement and working with such a great team. I was delighted when they agreed to take me on and look forward to developing my career.
I am keen to learn as much as I can from other, more experienced members of the team to expand my knowledge, skills and confidence. Although I enjoy all aspects of equine work, as a student I was particularly keen on lameness cases and would like to develop my skills in this area. Although lameness can be frustrating for both horse and owner, I enjoy investigating the cause and developing a plan to bring the horse back into work. My aim as a vet is to always do my best to achieve the best possible outcome for both horse and owner.