Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in equine healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.
Malcolm graduated from Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) in 2000. Initially Malcolm worked in busy mixed practices for 5 years before joining the Large Animal Practice at the Dick Vet in 2005. He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice - Equine Practice (Cert. AVP (EP)). This is a formally recognised postgraduate qualification, achieved through examination, indicating dedication and competence as a practising veterinary surgeon in equine practice. As such, Malcolm is recognised by the Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practicioner in Equine Practice. Malcolm is also an ‘Official Veterinarian’ for the Animal Health government department.
Malcolm is a member of the British Veterinary Association, The British Equine Veterinary Association and the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons. Being a member of these organisations, allows Malcolm to keep up to date on important equine-related veterinary matters.
Malcolm is a Partner at Central Equine Vets.
Outside of work Malcolm is married to Pamela and together they have two young sons, Finlay and Fraser, who keep them both occupied! In years gone by, Pamela represented Great Britain at Equestrian Vaulting and has competed at several international competitions including the World Equestrian Games.
Malcolm enjoys spending time with his wife, sons and friends, mountain biking, golfing and walking their lively labrador, Molly.
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Matt graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1998 and has worked as an equine veterinarian since then both in New Zealand and the UK. In February 2002 he undertook an internship in equine reproduction at the R(D)SVS, working with referral equine reproductive cases. Matt Hanks worked for 10 years at the R(D)SVS, in the first-opinion equine practice and lectured in equine reproduction and equine practice to veterinary undergraduates. Matt was also the module organiser for a Masters program and has given many talks to clients and veterinarians around the country over the years.
Matt is a published author of both scientific papers and equine veterinary textbooks and is an ‘Official Veterinarian’ for the Animal Health government department.
Matt has also appeared in veterinary televison programs such as Vet School (STV), Supervets (CBBC) and an episode of Landward discussing the Royal Highland Show, where Matt was a veterinarian for 5 years.
Matt is a Partner at Central Equine Vets.
Outside of work Matt's hobbies include sailing (although by his own admission he is a fair weather sailor!) and fishing.
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Holly graduated from Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2009. Holly worked initially in a busy equine ambulatory practice in the North West of England before moving to South Lanarkshire in 2012 to work in ambulatory and a clinic-based equine practice for 7 years. During this time Holly furthered her interest in equine medicine by completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. By completing this advanced study, she is now an RCVS recognised Advanced Practioner in Equine Medicine. Holly’s particular areas of interest include opthalmology, neurology, reproduction and respiratory medicine.
Holly is a member of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons (ARVS) and attends courses and meetings when she can to keep up to date with current developments in equine practice.
Holly became a Partner of Central Equine Vets in February 2022.
At home, Holly is married to Scott and they have a bouncy Sprocker called Murryn (who you may meet when she travels with Holly!). In her spare time, Holly enjoys travelling around the West Coast and running trails with Murryn (Scott miles ahead on his mountain bike!). Holly also enjoys a bit of DIY and enjoys putting her stamp on their house in West Lothian.
(Photograph: Marc Millar Photography)
Rebecca graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016, followed by spending 18 months in mixed practice in Cumbria. In 2018 Rebecca completed a year-long internship at Home Counties, staying on for a further 2.5 years as an ambulatory vet for the Practice.
Rebecca relocated to Scotland in 2021 and joined us here at Central Equine Vets, bringing her broad knowledge and excellent way with horses to our team.
Growing up, Rebecca was an active member of the Pony Club, progressing to BSJA competition. Now enjoying exploring Scotland, Rebecca also enjoys baking and walking her rescue dog 'Bobby' (who goes to work with Rebecca most days!).
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Eugenio provides a referral service as a consultant for Central Equine Vets. His special interests are equine surgery and podiatry and he has a particular interest in sport horses.
Eugenio graduated in 2004 from Caceres, Spain and undertook an internship at a referral hospital in Spain before traveling to the UK and joining the Three Counties Equine Hospital in Gloucestershire.
In 2009 he moved to Edinburgh University to undertake a surgical residency in Equine Surgery and gained a Masters by Research in Equine Hoof MRI.
After a brief period in private practice, he returned to Edinburgh University as a Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery and Director of Scottish Farriery Centre.
Eugenio has a wealth of experience treating competition horses and he currently provides veterinary care at several UK racecourses. He is a recognised European Specialist in Equine Surgery and has lectured both nationally and internationally.
Dr Jo-Anne Murray provides a referral service as an Equine Nutrition consultant for Central Equine Vets. Having been involved with horses since a young girl, Jo-Anne went on to gain extensive academic and practical experience. Jo-Anne has a PhD in Equine Nutrition, a Diploma in Animal Nutrition, a Degree in Equine Science and is a registered Animal Nutritionist with the British Nutrition Society.
Jo-Anne is also a British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor with experience of managing horses across a range of disciplines. During her time working at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Jo-Anne ran the acclaimed online course in equine nutrition and is renowned internationally for her work on equine nutrition. Jo-Anne’s combined academic and practical experience has led to her excellent reputation in providing practical, up to date, advice on equine nutrition for all classes of horses and ponies.
Whether you horse is overweight or on-box rest because of a problem, Jo-Anne is on hand to provide valuable and essential advice on feeding your horse.
Gemma has worked in the Practice since 2016 as a first point of contact dealing with management of the Practice, staff and clients, ensuring the customer experience is of the highest standards. Gemma is also an expert in managing insurance claims, with a 13 year history working for insurance companies as a claims assessor.
Gemma is a member of the Veterinary Management Group and has completed a Veterinary Practice Administration certificate through the Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing.
In 2015 Gemma was the Edinburgh Lass for the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches and organised the City of Edinburgh Horse Show until 2018.
Gemma is an Amateur Dressage rider and she enjoys training her young horse Star who is showing some flair for dressage and already winning some frillies! In March 2019 Gemma competed at the SEIB Novice Winter Dressage Championships at Arena UK in Lincolnshire on her previous horse, 'Harold', where they came 12th out of 26 competitors.
Gemma is also a Central Equine Vets Brand Ambassador.
As many of you will know, Gemma has a cockapoo called Dory who assists in managing clients that visit the Practice - she’s very popular with everyone!
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Sally has had horses and worked in the equestrian industry for over 30 years, including running her own stud and livery yard for over 20 years.
Sally has enjoyed huge success in the show and dressage arena with youngstock and of all the equestrian sports she loves dressage the most.
Working with stallions is another of her passions and she has just the one horse now, 'Wonder' whom she hopes to get back out riding and competing in the future. His biggest achievements were winning the Badminton young horse qualifier as a 4 year old and he has also reached the Area Festival Finals twice. He has a lot of successful offspring out competing and keeps Sally busy outside of work!
Sally is a superb addition to Team CEV and we are delighted to welcome her on board!
Sam is in charge of marketing, social media and the website.
Sam's equestrian career spans over 40 years and was predominantly in racing, however she has also trained in eventing, show jumping and polo as well as riding Icelandic horses.
Sam has a 'lively' ex-racehorse whom she has re-trained and is currently training her in her favourite sport of horseback archery.
Sam is also an active committee member for the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches, volunteering as their PR & Marketing Officer, which involves running their social media, website, PR and global press coverage of the annual historical event.
Gemma Sellar was selected as a Central Equine Vets Brand Ambassador in 2019. She tells us:
"When I registered with Central Equine Vets I was so impressed by the professionalism shown by everyone at the Practice. The service I've received over the years is second to none; from making appointments, to yard visits and I feel really honoured to be representing the Brand. I have a few friends who have also registered with CEV over the years too and I will always recommend CEV.
I have two horses, Bondi and Spy and they both keep me very busy either out competing or caring for all their needs all year round.
I was absolutely over the moon to be chosen as a Brand Ambassador and I hope you enjoy reading all about my equestrian journeys on the Central Equine Vets social media platforms.
Imogen Casely is our youngest Brand Ambassador, joining the team in 2022 aged 14. She has a pony called 'Stella' who is a year older than her.
Imogen and Stella mainly do dressage, however have done a lot of showing in the past and also does some pony club, a little unaffiliated eventing and working hunter.
Imogen tells us, "Stella is very special to me, as she has made all of my dreams come true, by winning the National Championships in 2022 at Hartpury in the Novice Bronze Under 21!"
Imogen has a very busy competition schedule, with a lot on all year round, including the British Dressage Home International, Pony Club Championships and the British Dressage Regional championships!
Imogen says, "I’m very proud and excited to join the Central Equine Vets Brand Ambassador team and see where the rest of this year and next year takes Stella and me!"
Zoe joined us as a Brand Ambassador in 2022 aged 21 whilst still studying as a final year vet student at Edinburgh.
When she's not studying, you’ll find her down the yard at all hours looking after her 2 Welsh ponies and part-bred Irish Draught. She competes in showing/working hunter classes with the odd bit of dressage and show jumping flung in for good measure.
'James' is currently the main pony she competes. Zoe has had him since he was 6 months old (he turned 7 in 2022) and has slowly produced him with the aim of him being the pony to take to HOYS!
'Dawn', who’s affectionately know as 'Donkey', who Zoe has owned for 8 years, likes to be treated like a Queen and doesn’t always think the working life is for her.
'Poppy' was brought as a lockdown project and has never left! After spending almost a year on box rest with EMS, Zoe says that thanks to Central Equine Vets she’s now back fighting fit and enjoying life and work again.
Zoe tells us; "I’m super-excited to have been chosen as a brand ambassador for Central Equine Vets and I hope you'll enjoy reading about the ups and downs of my hectic life, trying to juggle competing alongside vet school".
Zoe graduated from vet school in 2023 and will be starting an internship at Glasgow Vet School in July 2023!
Our newest Brand Ambassador Laura Cull Hooker joined the team in April 2023.
Laura is a full time Mum, with 3 young children and has 'Zeb', an 18 year old Dutch Warmblood that's she's owned since he was 4 years old - he was the first horse she owned, so he's very special.
Laura also has 'Blossom' is a 7yr old mini Gypsy Cob, ridden by her 8 year old son, 'Trinny' who is a 20 yr old Shetland Pony who has been ridden by all the kids and is currently being ridden by Laura's 4 year old daughter.
Also in the herd is 'Cookie' a 28yr old Shetland Pony, who came as a pair with Trinny, about 7 years ago. Then there's 'Tina', a 17 year old part-bred Welsh Pony and is ridden by Laura's 7 year old daughter.
And finally there is 'Ginny' who is a 10 yr old Exmoor Pony, whom Laura rides and competes and recently took to Harpury in Gloucester for the 2022 PetPlan Area Winter Festival Finals.
Laura keeps her herd of horses and ponies busy with lots of pony club rallies and lessons for the kids as well as riding lessons and hacks.