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.

 


Hayden Webb
Hayden Webb
Veterinary Surgeon and Director
BSc BVSc MRCVS

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.

Irma Rosati
Irma Rosati
Veterinary Surgeon
Dr Med Vet PhD MRCVS

Irma is one of the leading reproductive vets in the UK, and joined Equus Vets in early 2018. She has previously worked at the prestigious Gestu?t Lewitz, as part of a team achieving more than 1,000 pregnancies per season, half of which were by ET. Irma specialises in hypofertility, embryo transfer, and low-dose artificial insemination. Irma has been at the forefront of research into artificial insemination, embryo transfer, and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) in horses for several years, and has several published scientific papers on topics ranging from semen freezing to vitrification of oocytes. She is a keen rider and breeder herself, and competed in jumping and eventing in her native Italy before emigrating. Irma is happy to answer any breeding queries you may have, and is available for consultation and advice on problem mares.

Javier Perez
Javier Perez
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Javier graduated from Valencia in 2015. He started his veterinary career in Spain before relocating to the UK. Javier joined the Equus team at the beginning of 2019 and has a passion for lameness and reproduction. In his spare time, Javier enjoys surfing and playing polo. Outside of work he enjoys sport. He enjoys Surfing and is also keen on Polo.

Severino Fernandez Blanco
Severino Fernandez Blanco
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Seve graduated from Valencia in 2015 before he started his internship in Spain. He then moved to Ireland where he worked on a stud for 6 months before relocating to the UK in January 2019. He worked in Windsor for a year and a half and then joined the Equus team in August 2020. Seve has a keen interest in Lameness, dentistry, and reproduction.

Gemma Stokes
Gemma Stokes
Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS

Gemma is an experienced equine vet who has worked in the West Country for over 15 years. Gemma is extremely pleased to have joined the Equus Vets team and looks forward to meeting you and your horses. She enjoys working with all horses and ponies but has a particular interest in poor performance, lameness investigation and rehabilitation including using acupuncture. Outside of work Gemma has a young family with 2 active boys and a triathlete husband who is also a vet. She also rides and competes her own horses Shelli and Elita, currently throughly enjoying BD team Quest with Holsworthy Riding club, for whom she organises regularly events and training.

Charlie Hewlett
Charlie Hewlett
Administration Manager

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.

Elaine Coldman
Elaine Coldman
Receptionist

Elaine joined the reception team in March 2021 - she is experienced in all things veterinary, as she previously worked for a mixed practice between 2012 - 2018. When not in the office, she teaches dance fitness classes locally and looks after her family, including rescue dog, Roma.

Jon Herrod-Taylor
Jon Herrod-Taylor
Veterinary Surgeon
RETIRED DECEMBER 2019

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.

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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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