MRCVSAlex graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2016 and worked as an ambulatory equine vet before joining us as a hospital intern in 2019. On completion of her internship Alex joined our ambulatory team with a focus on dentistry which makes up the bulk of her working day. She also has interests in lameness, surgery and anaesthesia is currently undertaking an Advanced Practitioner Certificate.
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.
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 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) Advanced 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 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.
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.
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.
BVSc CertESM CertISELP DipACVSMR DipECVSMR MRCVS Specialist in Sports Medicine & RehabilitationLaura graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012 and undertook two equine internships; firstly at the University of Bristol and subsequently at Donnington Grove Equine Vets in Newbury.
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.
MVDr CertESM MRCVSOlga graduated in 2008 and after gaining further experience in the USA, Belgium and Ireland, moved to Australia for a year for a stud season.
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.
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!
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.
BVSc MScVPS CertAVP(EM) MRCVSRosie Olley graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2010. After 3 years in mixed practice, Rosie undertook an internship at University College Dublin.
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.
BVM&S MRCVSSarah graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2016 and promptly moved to Sydney, Australia to complete a 12-month internship at Randwick Equine Centre. She stayed in Australia for another 12 months as an associate and gained experience in anaesthesia, racetrack work and over-ground endoscopy.
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.
BVSc MRCVSAmi graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014 and has been working in equine practice ever since.
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.
MA VetMB MRCVSTherese graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 and worked as an ambulatory vet in Gloucestershire prior to completing an 18-month hospital internship at B&W Equine Hospital, Gloucestershire.
MRCVSHéloïse graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon in France in June 2020. She joined us at Bell Equine in August 2020 as one of our dedicated hospital interns.
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.
BVM&S Cert AVP(ESO) MRCVSIan qualified from Edinburgh in June 2006 and has been working with horses ever since – first in the New Forest, then at a Hospital in Sussex and latterly in East Sussex.
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 Cert AVP(ESO) MRCVSJames qualified in Sydney, Australia in January 2007 and subsequently worked in ambulatory practice in Australia.
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.
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.