DVM MVR FHEA DACVS DECVS DACVSMR MRCVSEvita graduated from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2002. After graduation she completed an internship in private practice and worked for a year as an equine ambulatory vet in the Netherlands. In 2004 she moved to the USA and completed an internship, residency and one year lecturer position at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania, working with a wide variety of horses and training as a general equine surgeon.
MRCVSMaurice qualified from University College Dublin in June 2016. He subsequently spent a year in busy mixed animal practice in the West of Ireland before spending two years as an equine ambulatory Vet in Northern Ireland.
MA VetMB CertEP CertVA MRCVSKaren Coumbe studied at Girton College, Cambridge and qualified as a vet in 1984. She worked in mixed practice for five years and then moved with Richard Jones who set up Bell Equine in 1989, the same year that she passed her Certificate in Equine Practice. She subsequently obtained her Certificate in veterinary anaesthesia and is now a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Advance Practitioner in both equine practice and veterinary anaesthesia. She was one of the original partners at Bell from 1995 onwards. She is responsible for anaesthesia at Bell Equine, which has always been her special interest, alongside ophthalmology, dermatology, ultrasonography and the challenges of equine pre-purchase exams. She is also an official measurer for JMB.
BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVSHelen graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016 and joined our ambulatory team in January 2020, after spending three and a half years in mixed practice.
BSc (Hons) BVetMed MRCVSMichael graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2011, and since then has taken sole charge of a equestrian centre; managing, teaching and providing veterinary care. Michael has a keen interest in equine welfare, having worked alongside World Horse Welfare on a project in Guatemala. He has also undertaken hospital externships in Kentucky and Texas. Michael enjoys all aspects of the equine veterinary profession and in 2019 completed a 3 year Residency in Equine Surgery.
BVSc DipECVDI-LA MRCVS Specialist in Diagnostic ImagingAfter graduating from Liverpool University in 2008, Alison completed an internship in equine diagnostic imaging and orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. She then moved to Lancashire and spent three years at a large equine practice where she continued to pursue her interest in lameness and imaging.
LV MSc CertAVM(ED) MRCVSAntonio graduated from Córdoba University (Spain) in 1994. After graduating, he headed to the USA where he undertook an externship program at Louisiana State University. He obtained further clinical training at Edinburgh University, from where he completed a specialised Master degree in Equine Reproduction. He then returned to the USA to undertake a clinical residency at Oklahoma State University. After completion of his residency he returned to work in Equine Practice in Ireland, the UK and Spain, before settling in the UK in 2009.
BVetMed CertAVP(EM) MRCVSEmma graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006. After qualifying, she completed an internship here at Bell before spending time at a stud practice in Australia.
MA VetMB MVetMed DipECEIM MRCVS Specialist in Equine Internal MedicineEdd graduated from Cambridge University in 2005. He worked in small animal practice at the PDSA for 18 months before joining BEVC as an intern in January 2007. After completing his internship he stayed at Bell Equine as an ambulatory vet for a further 2-3 years. In 2010 Edd undertook a 3 year specialist training program in Equine Internal Medicine in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College and became a European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.
BVSc MSc DipACVIM MRCVS Specialist in Equine Internal MedicineKarin graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2006 and stayed on to complete an equine internship at the veterinary teaching hospital. After spending 8 months in equine private practice, Karin returned to the university where she worked as an equine anaesthetist while doing a Master’s degree in anaesthesia.
MA VetMB MRCVSGraduating from Cambridge in 2011, Emily spent two years in equine practice in Lincolnshire, before moving to Surrey to continue working with sports horses, pleasure horses, racehorses and of course ponies and donkeys. Having grown up in Kent she is pleased to be home.
BVSc PhD DEIM DESTS DipECEIM AssocECVDI MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine & Equine Surgery (Soft Tissue)Tim graduated from the University of Bristol in 1980. He then worked for two years in a mixed practice in Kent before returning to the University of Bristol as a Horserace Betting Levy Board scholar to undertake research in equine immunology and respiratory disease. He obtained a PhD in 1986, and then stayed at Bristol as a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in Equine Medicine. He returned to mixed practice in 1990, and joined Bell Equine in 1992, becoming a partner in 1995. He has obtained diplomas and is a recognised specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in both Equine Internal Medicine and Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, and is a founding diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. He became an Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2011.
BVM&S CertEP MRCVSJane Morgan qualified from Edinburgh University in 2001 and spent a year at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Centre in Virginia, USA completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery. She worked in large animal and equine practice on the North Yorkshire Moors for a year before joining Bell Equine in June 2003.
MRCVSChloe graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and has been working as an equine ambulatory vet in Kent, before joining us in January 2020.
BVetMed (Hons) MS MVetMed DipACVS-LA DipECVDI-LA DECVS MRVCS Specialist in Equine Surgery and Diagnostic ImagingCeri graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004 before joining Bell Equine as an intern. She spent 2 years with us predominantly in the hospital prior to embarking on a specialised surgical residency and Masters program in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia in America. She became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. After completion of the residency and Masters programs, Ceri remained at the University of Georgia as a Clinical Instructor in Large Animal Surgery until 2011. She then returned to the U.K and took up an equine surgical position at The University of Nottingham.
BVetMed CertES(Orth) MRCVSRaised on a riding school, in a family of doctors, David was destined to combine working with horses with medicine. He initially pursued a nursing career, however, specialising in Orthopedic and Accident and Emergency nursing. He served as a paramedic on the Canary Wharf project and then the Channel Tunnel construction for three years prior to entering the Royal Veterinary College.
BVet Med MRCVSWe are delighted that Francesca Taylor has returned to Bell Equine as our new Clinical Director. Fran qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004 and completed a hospital internship with us in 2006. She then spent a further two years as part of our ambulatory team.
BVMedSci(Hons) BVM BVS PGCert(VetMed) MRCVSGeorge qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2017 and subsequently completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery with the University of Nottingham. He has also spent time working as an ambulatory vet in the New Forest, where he grew up, and in the Home Counties.
MRCVSFran joined our hospital team in 2019 as one of our hospital interns.
MRCVSJess grew up on a small livery yard at home in Yorkshire, eventing her own horse Rio. Her interest within veterinary medicine has always been geared towards becoming an Equine vet.
MRCVSAlex qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. She initially spent a year at an equine practice in Buckinghamshire before moving to a practice in Somerset for a further 2 years before joining us at Bell in October 2019.
PhD MRCVSMaciej graduated from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland in 2006. After graduating he spent some time at the university as a doctoral student. He went on to complete an internship at an equine clinic and further practical studies at equine clinics linked to the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.
DVM MRCVSKristina (known to most as “Chappy”) qualified from the University of Florida in 2016. She subsequently undertook an internship in equine diagnostic imaging at a private practice in Florida before moving to the UK in 2017 to join the team at Bell Equine, where she completed our hospital internship before joining our ambulatory team. In January 2020, she moved to our out of hours team.
BVSc(hons) MRCVSCharlotte graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014. After graduation, she left the sunshine behind in Australia and moved to the U.K. to work in a busy mixed animal practice in Kent.
MA VetMB CertEP MRCVSRichard founded the practice in 1989 after spending twenty years in mixed practice based in Maidstone. At that time it was clear to him that there was a need for a practice specialising in equine work to develop in west Kent. The practice grew rapidly thanks to the dedication of the team that he built up, and he continued to steer and develop it in order to maintain our position as a 'centre of excellence' dedicated to serve the horses and their owners in the community.