Staff & Team
The practice consists of four dedicated equine vets backed up by experienced equine office staff. Being a small practice, we are able to provide more personal attention to all the horses we care for.
David qualified from Liverpool University in 1993. He was awarded the Ducan Norman Prize in Veterinary Preventative Medicine. This dedication to preventative medicine has been an underlying philosophy of Aldington Vets. David's special interests are in stud medicine & AI, as well as equine dentistry. As well as his clinical work, David is kept busy managing the busy practice. Outside of work, he enjoys hill walking, mountain biking, caravanning and pony trekking with his young daughters Lucy and Becky.
Dr Amelia Hutchinson BVSc MRCVS
Amelia, or Milly as many of you know her grew up just across the border in North Yorkshire surrounded by animals. Milly Graduated from Liverpool University she then went to work with SPANA in Morocco. This was two months work in one of the poorest areas mainly working with horses, mules and donkeys. When Milly came back to the UK she worked for a mixed practice, where she gained a wide range of skills. Milly came to work with us here at Aldington Equine Vets to apply her knowledge to our clients.
Annabelle works as our Office Administer, she has been with the practice for many years and there isn't much she doesn't know now.
Annabelle undertakes a lot of the management aspects of a busy equine practice, she likes to organise client nights and events.
Annabelle has two horses Jim and Gucci her youngster who she is schooling to event. She has her teaching certificate and has worked on many yards including army, polo and riding schools before she took time out to raise her first son Alex. Annabelle is a excellent cake baker which we all enjoy.
Hi I am Jackie and myself, my husband, my highland pony and two miniature dachshund have just returned from living in France. I am thrilled to have joined the fantastic team at Aldington Equine Vets.
I was born and raised in Lancashire and developed an early interest in all things equine. I have owned my own horse on and off since my mid - teens. I have worked on showing and breaking yards, before I joined a local mixed practice vets and had 29 happy years there.
I hope I can learn my job quickly and become a useful member of staff.
Insurance Co ordinator
Emily’s main role is handling the insurance claims, liaising with the companies, clients and vets .She also loves meeting and handling the horses that come into clinic. Riding from a young age Emily went on to work full time with horses, gaining her BHS stage 3 on a large yard specializing in Show Jumpers, breaking, schooling and breeding. She then worked around the world, with Show jumpers in New Zealand and Switzerland and several polo seasons in Ascot at Guards polo club, managing to combine her love of travel and horses.
Jo is our company secretary and David's wife. Jo works part time at the practice dealing mainly with purchase ledger and book keeping, as well as relief reception cover. A veterinary nurse, Jo left nursing to support David in his practice and to raise their two girls Lucy & Becky. Jo also helps with a dog walking service in the Ribble Valley. Outside of work she enjoys hill walking with her dog Meg, and getting away as often as possible for family holidays in their caravan.