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.
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.