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
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 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.

(Photograph: Marc Millar Photography)


Matt Hanks
Matt Hanks
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSC MRCVS

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.

(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 is looking forward to putting her stamp on their new house in West Lothian.

(Photograph: Marc Millar Photography)


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 is currently completing 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 amateur dressage rider with her pony Harold and is based in East Lothian. In March 2019 they recently competed at the SEIB Novice Winter Dressage Championships at Arena UK in Lincolnshire, 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: Jim Hunter Images)


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, gaining much of her equestrian training with the British Military. Competing in eventing, showjumping and polo, she then worked 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, Bean!

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