Introducing Our Practice Team 

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.


Dr Malcolm Corsar
Dr Malcolm Corsar
Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S Cert. AVP (EP) MRCVS

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.

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 Britian at Equestrian Vaulting and has competed at several international competitions including the World Equestrian Games.

Malcolm enjoys spending time with his wife, son and friends, mountain biking, golfing and walking their lively labrador, Molly.

(Photograph: Marc Millar Photography)


Dr Matt Hanks
Dr Matt Hanks
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSC MRCVS

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 given many talks to clients and veterinarians around the country.

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 numerous 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.

Outside of work Matt's hobbies include sailing (although by his own admission he is a fair weather sailor!) and walking his two collie dogs with his wife, Eve.

(Photograph: Marc Millar Photography)


Holly Marshall
Holly Marshall
Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S CertAVP(EM) MRCVS

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.

At home, Holly is married to Scott and they have a young, bouncy Sprocker named 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)


Dr Santiago Alonso Sousa
Dr Santiago Alonso Sousa
Veterinary Surgeon
DVM MRCVS

Santiago graduated from CEU (Cardenal Herrara University) in Spain in 2015. After graduation, he completed an internship in a private practice in Ontario, Canada. He obtained further clinical training as a surgical intern at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, USA. After which he moved to the United Arab Emirates to undertake a clinical residency (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in equine practice) at Sharjah Equine Hospital. In 2020, after completing his residency, he moved to the United Kingdom and joined Central Equine Vets.

Santiago is interested in all aspects of equine surgery and sports medicine. This interest has led him to undertake a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Lameness Diagnosis and Therapeutics) with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Santiago has a strong interest in research; this is best demonstrated through his primary author publications and ongoing projects. He has presented some of his projects in prestigious congresses, such as the American College of Veterinary Surgeons congress. He is also a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and regularly attends international congresses to enhance his knowledge and skills.

In his free time, Santiago enjoys hiking with his three dogs, Eevee, Leia and Loki.

(Photograph: S. Lockhart)


Dr Eugenio Cillán García
Dr Eugenio Cillán García
EBVS® European Specialist in Equine Surgery
LV MSc FHEA DipECVS MRCVS

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.

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.


Dr Jo-Anne Murray
Dr Jo-Anne Murray
Equine Nutritionalist

Dr Jo-Anne Murray has over been involved with horses since a young girl and has 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 Williamson
Gemma Williamson
Practice Manager

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 she has been committed to organising and coordinating the Central Equine Vets City of Edinburgh Horse Show over recent years.

Gemma is an enthusiastic equestrian and a dedicated committee member of the South East Scotland Dressage Group. She is a passionate rider with her horse Star and is based in East Lothian. 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.

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!

(Photograph: S. Lockhart)


Sam Lockhart
Sam Lockhart
Marketing & Promotions Manager

Sam is in charge of marketing, social media and practice promotions.

Sam has ridden for over 40 years, competing in eventing, showjumping and polo, as well as working in racing for many years. Sam has a young ex-racehorse who she is retraining and also rides her in horseback archery! When not riding, she spends the rest of her time running round after her energetic son!

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