Meet the Vets
Meet the Clinical Directors
Dr. Matthew Tong - BVSc, Cert EP, Cert VR, CUEW, MRCVS, Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice
Matthew has been in specialist equine practice in Huntingdon and has been treating horses for thirty years and has a special interest in equine medical cases and equine fertility.
He is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice and holds the RCVS Certificates in Equine Practice and Radiology and is a past examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Equine Practice Certificate. He has spoken at veterinary conferences and has contributed to veterinary textbooks and scientific journals.
He is joint Senior Veterinary Surgeon at both Huntingdon and Towcester Racecourses and is currently a Council member of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons. In addition he is a Veterinary Officer for the British Horseracing Authority and provides services to a number of racecourses across the country. He holds the University of Cardiff Law School accredited Expert Witness Certificate and provides equine veterinary expert witness services.
Dr. Stuart Thorne - BSc PhD BVSc MRCVS
Stuart has worked in 100 % equine practice since graduation, first in Cheltenham and then at Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic. He enjoys all aspects of equine work but has a special interest in the competition horse.
His experience and expertise are put to good use in his duties on the Vetting Panel at Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, the Veterinary team at the Burghley International Horse Trials and as joint Senior Veterinary Surgeon at Huntingdon Racecourse.
He is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists and has previously been a Council member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. As well as his Veterinary qualifications he has a BSc and a PhD in Veterinary Physiology and is a regular speaker at Veterinary conferences and a contributor to articles for the national press.
Dr. David Rutherford - BVM&S, Cert ES (Orth), Dip ECVS, MRCVS, European Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery
David graduated from Edinburgh University and worked in equine practices in Berkshire and Australia then undertook a surgical residency training at Massey University in New Zealand before joining Fellowes Farm in January 2007.
David is a recognised RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery. He holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Equine Orthopaedics and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Equine Surgery. David is usually to be found at the clinic undertaking lameness investigations and performing surgical procedures.
Dr. Richard Meers - BVetMed, Cert AVP (ED), MRCVS, Advanced Practioner in Equine Dentistry.
Richard qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London before embarking on a career as an Army vet. He served in Germany and Iraq although the majority of his time was spent as an equine vet at the Army's veterinary hospital in Melton Mowbray where he dealt with a large variety of cases including referrals from the horse units in London. He then spent a short spell in mixed practice in Peterborough where he undertook the majority of the equine work.
His particular passion is equine dentistry. Richard completed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (equine dentistry) in 2013 and was awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status in Equine Dentistry in 2015.
Outside work he is a keen whitewater kayaker and mountain biker. He also has an ex-racing thoroughbred, Woolly, who he can often be seen clinging onto as they gallop around the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Meet the Senior Associates
Dr. Gemma Lamble - BVSc, Cert AVP (EM), MRCVS, Advanced Practitioner in Equine Medicine
Gemma graduated from Bristol University and after 18 months working in Lincolnshire in a mostly equine practice she moved to Derbyshire to an equine practice where she worked for five years.
Gemma is a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Medicine. She has a particular interest in Equine Medicine and Reproduction. She holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Medicine.
DR. MIKE BARTON - BVSc MRCVS
Mike is a graduate from the University of Liverpool and joined Fellowes Farm after working in Equine Practice in Devon. He is currently studying towards becoming a Member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians and his RCVS Certificate in Equine Dentistry.
Originally from South Wales, Mike grew up around horses. He currently plays Horseball at international level and is the Veterinary Surgeon in charge of equine welfare to the British Horseball Association. Out on calls you may get to meet his Springer Spaniel ‘Bailey’ and Rhodesian Ridgeback ‘Juno’.
Meet the Associates
Dr. Hannah Briggs - Bvetmed CertAVP (Equine Lameness) MRCVS
Hannah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London and went to work in a mixed practice in Bedford. She then worked at an equine practice in Lambourn before joining Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic. Hannah has a particular interest in equine lameness and is an RCVS advanced practitioner in this field.
Dr Rachel Harrison-Osborne - BVM&S MRCVS
Dr Abbie Norman - BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS
Abbie graduated with a Zoology degree from Nottingham University in 2012 before completing her Veterinary degree in Liverpool. Following graduation she spent 18months at a busy equine referral hospital in Berkshire and joined Fellowes Farm in November 2018.
Abbie enjoys all aspects of being an equine vet but has a particular interest in equine medicine and opthalmology. She is currently studying for her RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine.
Originally from an arable farm in rural Northamptonshire, Abbie has grown up around horses and enjoys playing Polo in her spare time.
Dr Eva De Bruijn - BVSc MRCVS
Dr Sophie Hazle - BVSc MRCVS
Originally from Essex, Sophie graduated from the University of Liverpool and moved to Huntingdon to join Fellowes Farm in September 2019.
She enjoys all aspects of equine work but has a particular interest in medicine.
Outside of work Sophie can usually be found walking her Labrador ‘Milo’.