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Meet our Equine Team

Dominic Schneiders

BVSc(Hons) CertEP MRCVS - Director Equine Vet

Dominic joined Isle Valley Vets (then Grant and Grant) back in 1988. He is now a Director of the company specialising in equine veterinary work.

Qualifications: Batchelor in Veterinary Science - Liverpool University, 1984, Certificate in Equine Practice, 1990, Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Specialisms: Soft tissue surgery including wound repairs, airway operations and skin grafting, Lameness investigation, Poisons and allergies, Ultrasound scanning, Internal medicine

Susannah Reynoldson

MA VetMB MRCVS - Equine Vet

Susannah joined Isle Valley Vets in 2003 specialising in equine veterinary work.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine - Cambridge University 1987, Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Specialisms: Equine reproduction and foal assessment including limb confirmation, Lameness investigation, Endoscopy

Rosanna Brandreth Poynter

MA VetMB MRCVS - Veterinary Surgeon

Rosanna Graduated from Cambridge University in 2015 and worked in a mixed practice before coming to work at Isle Valley Vets in September 2016.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. Master of Arts. Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Specialisms: Rosanna also works as a small animal vet over at our 2 small animal practices. Keen interest in exotic animal medicine.

Jeremy Kemp Symonds

Visiting Specialist BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc, BVMS, PGCHE, MRCVS

Jeremy qualified from the University of Glasgow's Veterinary School, but also holds degrees from the University of Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College, London. After working at the world-renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket for a number of years, his private practice now concentrates entirely on the treatment of horses, ponies and donkeys with skin tumours and Jeremy works with numerous veterinary practices and equine charities throughout the United Kingdom. Jeremy is a member of both the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and the European Laser Association (ELA); he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and a Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. In addition, he is a member of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), the British Veterinary Association (BVA), was a former trustee and treasurer for the BEVA Trust and is the Veterinary Consultant for the rescue and welfare charity Bransby Horses

Chris Pearce

Visiting Specialist CertEM(IntMed) CertES(SoftTissue) Dip.EVDC(Equine) BAEDT MRCVS. European and RCVS Recognised Veterinary Specialist in Equine Dentistry.

Chris has considerable experience in equine dentistry at all levels. He has post-graduate veterinary qualifications in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery and was the first vet in the UK to also qualify as an equine dental technician (EDT) in 2001. Chris sat the first full European Diploma of Equine Dentistry examination in 2014 making him an officially recognised Specialist with similar recognition from the RCVS. Chris has developed a wide referral client base for advanced and surgical equine dental conditions over many years, and a world-wide reputation for pioneering advanced techniques such as dental restorations. Chris teaches, lectures and examines widely on equine dentistry in the UK and worldwide. Posts he has held include Chairman of the BEVA/BVDA examining committee for EDT exams, BEVA Council representative for equine dentistry for 7 years, Chairman of the BEVA Dental Working Party for political aspects relating to dentistry. In 2011, Chris was the winner of the coveted Pet Plan Vet of the Year Award, an achievement that the judges awarded in recognition of Chris's work in equine dentistry and the benefits for equine welfare. Chris is dedicated to advancing the science of equine dentistry and is particularly interested in novel restorative and preservative treatments. This has placed Chris and EDC at the forefront of equine dentistry worldwide.

Emma Cornish

Practice Manager

Emma joined Isle Valley in February 2014 to oversee the daily running of all both small animal practices and the equine clinic. Emma has previously worked in a mixed veterinary practice, worked with horses as an event groom and volunteered with the veterinary team for the London 2012 Olympic, Paralympic Games and Rio 2016. Emma also has a passion for small animals with a particular love for Chinchillas and German Shepard dogs!

Fiona Andrews

Head Equine Carer

Fiona joined Isle Valley Vets in 2009 having worked with hunters and point to pointers all her life.

Liza Caddy

Admin Assistant

Liza provides essential administrative support that keeps Isle Valley Vets running smoothly

Hannah- Rose Franks

Admin Assistant

Hannah joined the team in January 2016 having previously worked at the clinic on a two month university work placement in 2012. She has a Bachelors degree with Honours in Equine Management (Business) from the Royal Agricultural University. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys competing in British Eventing with her horse, George VIII along with volunteering at some of their South West events. She has also been a qualified BPA pig judge since 2011.

Bryan O'Meara

Visiting Specialist. MVB MUM CertES(Orth) Dipl ECVS MRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery

Bryan O'Meara is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery. He also has an RCVS certificate in Equine Orthopaedics and a Masters of Veterinary Medicine from Glasgow University where he investigated a new surgical technique and surgical instrument. He completed a Senior Clinical Scholarship Residency Programme in Equine Surgery between O'Gorman Slater Main and Partners, Newbury and Glasgow University which was funded by The Horse Trust. Bryan has presented work on tendon disease in racehorses at the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and at the British Equine Veterinary Association conferences, and has published studies in the Equine Veterinary Journal, Irish Veterinary Journal and Equine Veterinary Education among other publications. He has a special interest in Dynamic Endoscopy (Overground Endoscopy) and upper respiratory tract surgery (WIND OPS). Bryan has extensive experience of equine practice, having worked in several practices in the UK and in his native Ireland. Bryan regulary performs surgery at Isle Valley Equine Clinic and works closely with our equine vets.

Emma Richardson