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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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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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