Dr Rachel Atherton BVSc MSc DipACVIM MRCVS
Rachel qualified from Bristol University in 2001. After a few months working with bears and elephants in Thailand she settled down to a couple of years work in mixed practice work in Kent. She then headed to Virginia in America where she completed an internship in equine neonatology (foal intensive care medicine and surgery) followed by a three year residency in equine internal medicine. Rachel subsequently passed exams to become a Diplomate of Large Animal Internal Medicine of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and she also obtained a Masters in Biomedical Sciences. She has also been awarded RCVS Advance Veterinary Practitioner status in Equine Internal Medicine.
In 2007, Rachel returned to the UK and was instrumental in the development of the fledgling business Lingfield Equine Vets. Today, as senior partner, Rachel is responsible for the day to day running of the business. Rachel is also one of our veterinary nursing clinical coaches.
Rachel enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, in particular gastroenterology and optimising equine performance in all disciplines. Away from work Rachel enjoys running and cycling, and has a young family who keep her busy.