Meet the Equus Vets Team 

Our veterinary and practice team bring not just a wealth of experience, but also a passionate approach and a complete understanding of horses and the equine industry.


Jon Herrod-Taylor
Jon Herrod-Taylor
Veterinary Surgeon

Jon graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1980, and has worked at North Park ever since. He took over the equine arm of the practice in 1989, and his special interests are foal medicine and lameness. Jon’s father was both a veterinary surgeon and a McTimoney practitioner, and Jon rode in his youth before back surgery forced riding onto the back burner. In his spare time Jon is a keen bodyboarder, and also enjoys gardening and rugby.

Hayden Webb
Hayden Webb
Veterinary Surgeon

Hayden took an unusual route into veterinary medicine; first completing a degree in equine science, where his thesis examined the effects of jetlag in racehorses, before graduating from Bristol as a fully qualified vet in 2010. He joined the team at North Park immediately after graduating, starting off in mixed practice before fulfilling a lifelong ambition when moving across to specialise in horses, with a particular interest in medicine. Hayden has ridden all his life, and is a reformed showjumper who now spends his spare time hunting and team chasing. He also attends several point-to-point meetings as the on-duty vet, and enjoys part-owning a point-to-point horse called Ted Speed.

Francesca Ody
Francesca Ody
Veterinary Surgeon

Fran graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia in 2015. During her time at university she completed several internships in the UK and Kentucky, including at the prestigious Lexington practices of Rood & Riddle and Hagyards. After graduating, Fran initially worked in small animal practice before joining the equine department at Bourton Vale in early 2017. Fran's particular areas of veterinary interest are dentistry, lameness investigation, and diagnostic imaging. Fran previously evented to intermediate level and also enjoys swimming, skiing, baking, and travelling abroad.

Charlie Hewlett
Charlie Hewlett

Charlie joined our sister practice at North Park Vets in 2014 and has been the first point of contact for many of our clients ever since. As a rider and horsewoman herself, Charlie is extremely knowledgeable and was the perfect fit for the new team at Equus Vets. Prior to joining the team at North Park, Charlie worked at Shovern Stud, and she has two horses of her own, a dressage mare Shovern Hat-Trick, and her hunt horse Rebel.


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"Jon Herrod-Taylor has been my vet for the past 24 years, and has exceeded my expectations. During that time he has dealt with over a hundred horses, from stud work and castration, to some horrendous injuries ... [see more]"
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Pre-purchase exams

When buying a horse, we always advise that you have any potential purchases thoroughly evaluated by a vet. We offer pre-purchase examinations (vettings) to both existing and external clients, with simple packages and no hidden charges.

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In an emergency

Our service operates on the same phone number 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you need us call 01837 214004 - a recording asks you to press 2 to be connected to our out of hours answering service. The direct dial number for our out of hours answering service is - 01209 823126

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