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VISITING SPECIALISTS

We work alongside a number of visiting specialists, allowing us to provide a comprehensive service to our customers.  These include:

Jessica Kidd BA, DVM, CertES(Orth), Dipl ECVS, MRCVS

Surgical Specialist

Jessica attended veterinary school at Purdue University in the States followed by two years in mixed practice in New England. After this she completed an internship at a referral racehorse hospital in Ocala, Florida and then returned to the UK to complete an equine surgery residency at the University of Bristol. This was followed by time as a surgery lecturer at the University of Glasgow’s veterinary school followed by holding the position of the University Equine Surgeon at the University of Cambridge.

 

She then spent seven years in private practice as the surgeon at the Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn, Berkshire which had a hospital population of racehorses, performance horses and pleasure horses and is currently an external surgical consultant to multiple practices. She has presented veterinary presentations at national and international meetings in over twenty countries, has taught numerous CPD courses for other veterinary surgeons on specialised equine subjects and was an examiner for the RCVS certificates six times. She holds the RCVS certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is an RCVS and European recognised specialist in Equine Surgery.

 

Her areas of interest are both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging and investigation of lameness cases as well as neonatology and care of the pregnant mare. She is the chief editor of The Atlas of Equine Ultrasonography which is currently being prepared in a second edition and has contributed chapters to Auer’s “Equine Surgery” and “Equine Neck and Back Pathology”. She is a keen motorcyclist and one of the original members of the Horsepower CPD team which has already raised over £650,000 for charities to provide ongoing funding for both working equids and disabled children.

For more information visit:  www.kiddvet.com.

Neil Townsend   MSc BVSc Cert ES (Soft Tissue) DipECVS DipEVDC (Equine) MRCVS RCVS

Specialist in Equine Dentistry

Neil qualified from Bristol University in 2004 and following an 18month period in mixed practice, joined the Phillip Leverhulme Equine Hospital (PLEH) at Liverpool Vet School for an equine internship. Following this he joined Edinburgh Vet School as a resident in Equine Surgery and gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery and an MSc by Research. He re-joined the PLEH as a clinician in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery and gained European Diplomas in both Equine Surgery and Equine Dentistry.

 

He joined Three Counties Equine Hospital in October 2015 and is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery and Veterinary Dentistry (Equine). He provides an in house and visiting Equine Surgery and Dentistry service. He has particular interest in all aspects of equine dentistry, including restorative and minimally invasive extraction methods along with sinus disease and disorders of the upper airway.