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.

Malcolm Corsar
Malcolm Corsar
Veterinary Surgeon

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 a young son, Finlay, who keeps 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 also has a rather lively black labrador, called Molly, who accompanies him on calls, so at some point you are likely to meet her!

Outside of work Malcolm enjoys spending time with his wife, son and friends, mountain biking, golfing and walking Molly.

Matt Hanks
Matt Hanks
Veterinary Surgeon

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. For the last 10 years at the R(D)SVS, Matthew Hanks has worked in the first opinion equine practice and lectured in equine reproduction and equine practice to veterinary undergraduates. Matthew has also been a 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.

Steffi Wood
Steffi Wood
Veterinary Surgeon

Steffi graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2013. Having initially worked in mixed practice in the Channel Islands, where the 'mix' truly was varied - goats, tortoises, rheas, even the occasional axolotl - she returned to England to focus on equine work in North Yorkshire and County Durham. After moving up to Scotland Steffi joined us at Central Equine Vets in March 2017.

A long standing horsewoman, Steffi has a polo pony, Humbug, and a miniature shetland, Trevor, who between them take up most of her time. Any free time they do leave her is generally spent climbing hills with her husband, Woody, and cocker spaniels Nell and Bentley (and sometimes Barbara the cat comes along too).

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 is your first point of contact when you phone Central Equine Vets.

Gemma is an enthusiatic equestrian and a dedicated committee member of the Edinburgh March Riding Association.

In 2015 Gemma was the Edinburgh Lass and she is committed to organising and coordinating the Central Equine Vets City of Edinburgh Horse Show on May 8th 2016. This show is a major fund raising event alongside other EMRA events.

(Photograph: Jim Hunter Images)

Sam Lockhart
Sam Lockhart
Accounts and Promotions Manager

Sam is in charge of accounts and practice promotions. Sam is part-time but you may well have her answering your phone call.

Sam spends most weekends on her horses Amber and Noodle and looking after her adorable son, “Bean”.

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