Meet the Vets

Meet the 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 Associates

  • Dr. Catherine Mair - BSc(Hons) BVetMed MRCVS

    Catherine spent the first few years of her career working in mixed practice. She has been in veterinary practice in the Cambridgeshire area for over 21 years now and joined the equine team at Fellowes Farm in 2000.

    She spends her days primarily in the north of the practice where she provides first opinion veterinary care.

    Outside of work she keeps busy helping run her family farm including a herd of Highland cattle, a large menagerie of animals and her own horses.

  • 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 Eleanor Zajicek - BVetMed MRCVS

    Ellie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and joined Fellowes Farm after working in Devon. 

    She is interested in all aspects of equine work but particularly enjoys orthopaedics and dentistry. During her training she spent a year at the Royal Veterinary College where he published a paper on the use of inertial sensors in the assessment of lameness in the horse. 

    Outside of work she is a keen.

  • 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’.

  • Dr. Harriet Coates - MA, VetMB, Cert EP MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice

    Harriet brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice, she holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Practice and is also an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice. She was in the Great Britain junior squad for the modern pentathlon and since 2009 has been the vet for the senior team during internationals including the 2012 Olympics.

    Harriet splits her time between visits on the road and working up medical cases in the clinic. In her spare time she is a keen runner and enjoys spending time with her children.

  • Dr. Kelly Harty - MVB, Cert AVP (EP), GP Cert (EP), MRCVS, Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice

    Kelly graduated from University College Dublin and spent a number of years working in mixed practice. She joined Fellowes Farm having spent the previous 3 years at Cambridge University equine hospital furthering her interest in equine orthopaedics and surgery.

    She holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Practice and has been awarded Advanced Practitioner Status in Equine Practice.

    Kelly's main interest lies in lameness investigation and she is currently working towards the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Dr Carina Horan - BVSc MRCVS

    Carina graduated from the University of Liverpool and initially spent time working in Morocco at the American Fondouk before undertaking an equine internship in North Yorkshire.

    She stayed on to do ambulatory work in the same practice before moving to Cambridgeshire and joining Fellowes Farm in July 2017. Her clinical interests include equine medicine, dentistry and anaesthesia.

    Outside of working hours Carina enjoys riding her own horse in Huntingdon and the surrounding area, skiing, exploring the countryside on dog walks and baking.