Dr Graham Hunter BVM&S GPCert(EqP) CertEP CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS
Graham joined Ardene House Veterinary Practice, in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1990 following graduation from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. Originally undertaking small animal, farm and equine work in all three departments of this large practice, he very quickly was concentrating solely in equine work, where his real passion lay. He was instrumental in building the first equine hospital facility in the north of Scotland at Kingswells in 1997. Keen on personal development, Graham, during his many years in equine practice has undertaken three extra equine qualifications, most recently attaining a certificate in equine surgery and orthopaedics. In 2009 Graham was appointed as an RCVS examiner for the Certificate in Equine Practice and continued in this position for 5 years. Although interested in all aspects of equine medicine and surgery, his focus and passion over recent years has very much been on lameness, gait analysis and surgery cases.
Over the years he has held many roles including, VetTrust Director, extensive World Horse Welfare charity work, a Joint Measurement Board Official Measurer, a judge for British Breeding Futurity gradings. Graham also works for the NHS in a role, representing the equine industry in antibiotic prescribing stewardship and has also done a significant amount of lecturing to horse clients and vets at Congress and professional development meetings.
In his spare time in Scotland, of which there wasn’t very much, he tended to shoot up to the Moray coast where the lure of his fishing rods and lobster creels filled the day and the family stomachs, generally all washed down with a wee dram.
What will life hold for Graham, now that he has moved to a sunnier climate, living in East Grinstead?
Jo Woodman MA VetMB MRCVS
Jo joined the team at Lingfield Equine in September 2008 on a flexible part time basis although is very often seen working most days in the week.
Jo graduated from Cambridge University in 1988 and has worked in equine practice in Surrey and Sussex for over 20 years. Her professional interest is with performance horses and is an FEI 4* accredited endurance vet, officiating at FEI rides in the UK and abroad.
In 2012 she officiated at the Endurance World Championships at Euston Park, also volunteering her veterinary services for London Paralympics. She is currently the team vet for the English Home International Endurance Squad.
Kate Granshaw BVetMed(Hons) CertAVP(EM) CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS
Kate graduated from the RVC with Honours in 2007 and then completed an internship at House and Jackson in Essex before joining LEV as an assistant in 2008. In 2015 Kate became a partner at the practice.
She is a dual certificated Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in both internal medicine and orthopaedics and surgery and particularly enjoys all aspects of sports horse medicine, lameness and poor performance.
Kate is an FEI Permitted Treating Vet, an FEI Official Veterinarian for Eventing and was recently appointed as Chief Veterinarian at the South of England Showground. She also regularly provides educational talks for local riding clubs and training days for horse owners.
In her spare time, when she isn’t officiating at various events around the South East, she can often be found exploring the countryside with her young family and springer spaniel Oscar, or training and competing her Selle Francais mare, Gloria.