Alasdair grew up on a working croft on the beautiful Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, where he developed a passion for working with horses. After graduating from Glasgow University in 2006, he began his career in a "James Herriot style" mixed practice in North Yorkshire, before moving to a large equine practice in Kent in 2009 where he developed a particular interest in how combined factors such as lameness, medical conditions and dental discomfort can affect performance in horses.
Alasdair moved with his family to the Frome area in 2015, where most recently he worked as a clinical director at B&W Equine Vets. His spare time is spent engaging in a myriad of family activities with his wife and two young daughters, and when time allows, indulging in his passions for rock climbing and music.
Alasdair holds RCVS certificates in both equine medicine and equine dentistry and is an RCVS advanced practitioner in equine medicine. He is passionate about equine dentistry and the impact that this can have on welfare, and regularly visits other veterinary clinics throughout the Southwest of England to perform advanced dental procedures.
Hilary graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2000, during which she completed a summer internship in Equine Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, California. After graduating, she went into mixed practice in sunny Devon, where she developed her passion for equine work, subsequently joining a specialist equine team in Shropshire, working on sports and pleasure horses.
In 2005 Hilary moved to a large Equine Hospital practice in Sussex, widening her expertise to include racetrack work and was then invited to work in Bermuda to care for their population of showjumpers, dressage horses, trotters and ridden ponies. During this time, Hilary furthered her interest in issues relating to poor performance in competition horses. Hilary is passionate about rehabilitation of musculoskeletal cases and has undertaken advanced postgraduate training at the Chi University in Florida, completing their Equine Acupuncture certification over 15 months and successfully adding an IAVC Certificate in Chiropractic from the AECC (UK) in 2012. She is particularly interested in how these complementary techniques can be integrated into clinical practice in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Outside work Hilary enjoys outdoor swimming and cycling, plus walking the family Dalmatian and is a fellow horse rider.
In 2004, he moved to the Stables Equine Practice in Shepton Mallet building up a bank of experience in first opinion equine work. From 2008 he spent 2 years locuming and travelling the world before returning home to his roots in Wiltshire. Having worked in Wiltshire since 2010 he has combined his extensive equine experience with local knowledge to build an ever-expanding client base.
His main interest continues to be lameness in performance horses. In 2014 Julian passed his RCVS certificate examination in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery. The successful examination followed 2 years of studying and is recognition of Julian’s expertise in the field of equine lameness diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions. He regularly visits other veterinary practices across the South West to assist with complex orthopaedic cases/procedures. He has also been invited to speak to other vets at CPD courses on the subject of lameness. He is a member of the Doncaster Bloodstock veterinary team, providing on site veterinary care during their sales