Alex is originally from the North East, he qualified from Liverpool University in 2006 and has worked in 100% equine practice ever since.
He spent 2 years practicing in Cheshire where he enjoyed a mix of clinic and road work. He then joined The Arundel Equine Hospital in Sussex in 2008 where he spent the next 3 years. Here, again he enjoyed a mix of hospital work and much time out on the road on yard visits. He was able to pursue his interest in racing and sports horse work, regularly in attendance at the Hickstead Royal International Horse Show and Fontwell, Plumpton and Brighton racecourses. He also developed a particular interest in nuclear scintigraphy (bone scanning), with which he was heavily involved. Previous clients included top racehorse trainers, studs and international eventing, show jumping and dressage riders.
Alex endeavours to continue to attain further professional qualifications with particular interests in equine internal medicine, lameness and dentistry and is currently undertaking his certificate in advanced veterinary practice (equine internal medicine).
Away from working life Alex is a keen climber and runner. However, most of all he is a keen rider. Having ridden for local point to point and racing trainers and having hunted with a number of packs since a child, he has enjoyed joining the equine community on the island, especially the hunting field!
Caroline is born and bred on the Isle of Wight. She ventured North, graduating from her first degree at Liverpool University in 2004, before going on to gain a distinction in her second degree as a veterinary surgeon in 2008. Since then Caroline worked in 100% equine practice in Surrey, enjoying all aspects of the job in this busy area of the country.
During this time she worked with a broad range of patients, from donkeys and pet miniature Shetlands to high level competition horses and particularly enjoyed meeting and building good relationships with clients.
Professionally, Caroline enjoys all areas of first opinion practice, with a particular interest in dentistry. She is also committed to attaining further professional qualifications in order to provide a quality service to clients and their equines in this ever advancing field.
Outside of work Caroline can regularly be found running or walking with her faithful dog Eddie in the island's countryside, but one of her passions is as a rider. Having competed in dressage and show jumping when she was younger, Caroline continues to ride when she can.