Penbode Equine Vets
We will be focusing on senior horse care (blood testing, Cushing’s, dentistry and nutrition) and buying a new horse (vettings etc)
Saturday 7 December
Sarah Devon – Penbode Equine Vets receptionist and BVRA Bronze Award Holder and has trained to support clients in end of life care
Megan Jacques-Ross BVSc MRCVS – Penbode Equine Vet
David Rowlands BVSc Cert EM(Stud Med) MRCVS – Clinical Director and Head of Penbode Equine Vets
David comes from a competitive riding and horse breeding background in Cornwall. He graduated from Liverpool University in 1997 and has worked at equine referral hospitals in Ireland, New Zealand and Rossdales in Newmarket, UK. In 2005 he returned to the West Country to establish Penbode Equine as a specialised department within Penbode Vets. He holds the RCVS certificate in equine stud medicine. He has officiated at many international events including Burghley Horse Trials and the London 2012 Olympics. He is an FEI Veterinary Delegate for eventing. His areas of specialisation include stud and sport horse medicine, dentistry and pre-purchase examinations. When work permits he enjoys exercising point-to-pointers and training for triathlons.
Sunday 8 December
Gemma Stokes BVSc GPCert(EqP) MRCVS – Penbode Equine Vet
Gemma graduated from Liverpool University in 2004 and after a year in mixed practice in Devon joined Penbode Equine in August 2005. She has a keen interest in lameness investigation, medicine and surgery. She has also received further training in saddle fitting. Gemma completed a certificate in general equine practice in 2010. She is a keen rider and committee member of the Holsworthy and District Riding Club. Gemma competes locally on her horse Shelly.
Justine Daniels BVSc MRCVS – Penbode Equine Vet
Justine graduated from Liverpool University in 2017, 10 years after she began seeing practice with Penbode. Having grown up locally, she has a good knowledge of the area. She has competed at national level in BHS Trec with her own horses and particularly enjoys dressage. As well as her strong interest in endocrine conditions such as PPID (cushing’s syndrome) and EMS (equine metabolic syndrome), she is very interested in lameness investigations and has completed an elective in Equine Orthopaedics at the Phillip Leverhulme Equine Hospital (University of Liverpool). In her spare time she enjoys sunny days hacking, walking her collie Tess and exploring the countryside.
Tasha Parkes – Penbode Equine Vets receptionist
Tasha is interested in all things equine, especially breaking and schooling her own young horses. Tasha is keen to help keep your horse healthy and active.