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Andrew McDiarmid: equine vetAndrew McDiarmid BVM&S Cert ES (Orth) MRCVS has been the partner responsible for the equine side of the practice since 2003.  He qualified from Edinburgh in 1988 and worked initially at the Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire. Andrew joined the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School in Edinburgh in 1990, first as the ILPH Resident in Equine Orthopaedics, then undertook a lecturers position before becoming a senior lecturer and head of Large Animal Orthopaedics.  Between 1994 and 2000 Andrew was on a three-person rota providing the emergency equine surgery service at the University of Edinburgh. He left Edinburgh in 2000 to work in equine practice in Gloucestershire.  Andrew’s area of expertise is equine lameness on which he has published many original scientific papers and has lectured at numerous veterinary conferences around the world. He has been chief examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate exams. Outside work Andrew's time is taken up with his children, Anna and Morris.

Will Marshall Equine VetWill Marshall BVMS MRCVS a farmers son from Angus, Will qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2005. Having spent 2 years in mixed practice in Mauchline, Ayrshire he then moved to the well remowned Equine Hospital in Arundel where he became a popular and well respected equine vet. Will recently embarked on training to be registered as an Equine Dental Technician. He became a partner of Clyde Vet Group in August 2012. Outside work Will is a keen rugby player. In 2005, Will ran three and a half marathons in six days in Siberia, Russia to raise funds for Russian Orphans. Will is very keen on racing work and lameness investigations. In August 2012 Will became the second equine partner in Clyde Vet Group.

Alison Howie Equine VetAlison Howie BVMS Cert AVP (ESO) MRCVS graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2008. Following graduation she moved to London where she worked as an intern in the equine hospital at the Royal Veterinary College. After 12 months she moved back up to Scotland and worked in mixed practice focusing mostly on the equine side. Alison joined Clyde Vet Group in 2010 as a full time equine vet. She is studying for the Royal College Certificate in Equine Orthopaedics.She enjoys all aspects of equine work although her main interests lie in anaesthesia and surgery. Outside of work Alison enjoys playing tennis and walking her Labrador, Presley.

Susan Donaldson Equine VetSusan Donaldson BVMS Cert AVP(EM) MRCVS graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2006 and has worked in equine general practice in Scotland since, joining Clyde Vet Group in March 2011. She is currently studying for a Royal College Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine, although she is interested in most areas of equine practice, including reproduction. Outside of work, Susan is a keen horse rider and enjoys walking her two Jack Russell terriers, Finn and Lily.

Chris Armstrong BVMS MRCVS  Equine Vet Chris Armstrong BVMS MRCVS a farmerís son from Tyrone in Northern Ireland, graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 2013. Following graduation he worked in mixed practice in Paisley for 6months before joining Clyde Veterinary Group Equine Hospital in January 2014.
While at vet school many of the placements Chris undertook had much of a bias towards sports medicine and racing, with time spending a number of weeks at Newhall Stud and Mark Johnston Racing, as well as participating in a research project into respiratory diseases in Thoroughbred racehorses.
Outside of work Chris enjoys playing rugby and golf.

Jamie Christie MRCVS  Equine Vet Jamie Christie Originally from Stirlingshire, Jamie graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2003. After 3 years in mixed practice in South Wales and 18 months travelling and working in Australia and New Zealand, Jamie has spent the last seven years working at a large first opinion and referral equine practice in Yorkshire. During his time there he became more involved in the horses in training and lameness side of the practice, completing his Royal College certificate in Equine Orthopaedics in 2012.

Neaera Fletcher  Equine Vet Neaera Fletcher BSc(Hons) BVMS CertAVP(EM) MRCVS graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2009 and then spent a year working with equine specialists at the Ontario Veterinary College, in Guelph before returning to the UK and working in equine practice. Neaera has a strong interest in equine dentistry and medical conditions. She is working towards the equine dental technician (BAEDT) examinations. Outside of working hours Neaera enjoys fell walking, riding and travelling.

Eilish Busby  Equine Vet Eilish Busby BVMS MRCVS originally from Fife, graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2013. Since graduating Eilish has worked in mixed practise, both in Newcastle and in Fife, before joining Clyde Vet Group in July 2016. She has a keen interest in the internal medicine side but enjoys all aspects of equine work. When not working, Eilish can be found running, riding or walking her border terrier Tilly.

ASSOCIATED CONSULTANCY TEAM

Geoff Lane Equine Vet

Geoff Lane BVetMed DESTS FRCVS Graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1969. After a period in mixed practice in Berkshire he moved to Bristol University to undergo training as an ENT Surgeon & gaining his Fellowship of the Royal College in 1974 and  remaining at the University for 30 years. He is a recognised RCVS Specialist in Soft Tissue Surgery and was a BEVA President in 1989. Since 1998 he has carried out consulting work for private referral practices and performs several hundred upper respiratory tract procedures each year.

Sandy Beveridge and Stuart Armstrong

Sandy Beveridge FWCF has practiced farriery for the past twenty nine years. He gained his fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers in 1989 and has been an Examiner for the Company for the last twenty years. 

Stewart Armstrong FWCF has practiced farriery for the past sixteen years and gained the Fellowship of the Worship Company of Farriers in 2005 making him the youngest person to gain this exam. He has recently been invited by the Worshipful Company to be an examiner and has competed with success at both local and international level.

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