Lambourn Equine Vets: Veterinary Surgeons

Caroline George

Caroline qualified in 1999 from Glasgow University. She worked in mixed practice in Warwickshire before moving to Lambourn in 2001. She became a partner in 2005 and is now the Managing Director of the business.
Caroline enjoys all aspects of equine work and specializes in the management of thoroughbred racehorses and performance horse medicine. With her passion for racing she will often be found at the European bloodstock sales where she provides a pre-sales vetting service. She provides veterinary cover at many racecourses and eventing competitions. Caroline also provides in-flight veterinary cover ensuring the safe travel of horses as they fly around the world, although we don't let her clock up too many air miles.  In 2017 she became the vet for the World Class Podium Potential Dressage and Show Jumping squads and in 2019 has also commenced supporting the Podium Potential Pathway program riders for all disciplines. 

Peter 'Spike' Milligan

Spike qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and then completed a 2 year internship programme at Newmarket Equine Hospital before joining the team at LEV in September 2008. He became a partner at LEV in April 2014.
Spike specialises in the management of competition horses and has a particular focus on event horses and especially the diagnosis and treatment of their orthopaedic problems.
During the summer months Spike attends many one day and three day events both as a treating vet and also to provide veterinary support for clients of LEV. He works as an assistant vet for the World Class Development Eventing Squad where he supports and oversees the progress of the horses and riders that hope to represent Team GB in the future. He is an FEI Permitted Treating Vet and also an FEI Vet Delegate. In 2015 Spike was appointed the vet for the British Junior Event team.

Hannah Briggs

Hannah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2010 having completed both the equine medicine and equine orthopaedic electives.  After graduating she worked in a mixed practice in Bedfordshire before joining LEV in May 2014.  Hannah enjoys all aspects of equine work, especially sport horse work and looks forward to provide vet cover and assistance at events this year. Hannah has a key focus towards diagnostics and many of you will meet her should your horses require further diagnostic tests such as radiography or gastroscopy.

Chris Elliott

Christopher qualified from the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science with first class honours and started his veterinary career in mixed animal practice. After attending the Beijing 2008 Paralympic games as the Australian team veterinarian he joined the ambulatory department of the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) Veterinary School equine hospital. Christopher then completed an equine medicine and surgery internship at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital back in Australia before returning to the UK in 2011. For 3 years Christopher worked for a busy sport horse and polo practice on the Surrey/Sussex border. He then returned to Australia to complete a residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney, one of Australia’s leading equine referral hospitals and racing practices. In January 2017 Christopher successfully completed his specialist examinations becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Christopher enjoys all aspects of sports medicine with his particular area of interest being the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic conditions. As an experienced FEI veterinarian Christopher has worked both as a treating and an official vet at numerous major eventing competitions throughout Australia and the UK along with the Olympics and World Equestrian Games.

Emily Wilson

Emily graduated with Distinction from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2014 having completed externships in equine hospitals around the world including Australia and USA.

Following graduation, she worked in an ambulatory equine practice in Suffolk before undertaking an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Newmarket Equine Hospital. During her time in Newmarket Emily gained extensive experience in all aspects of veterinary care including anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging and management of the racing thoroughbred.

Emily joined LEV in March 2017, her main interests are equine sports medicine, imaging and stud medicine and is working towards a certificate in advanced veterinary practice.

Lucy Cheetham

Lucy graduated from The Royal Veterinary College having completed externships at the major equine hospitals in the UK. Following graduation she completed an internship in equine medicine, surgery and neonatal care at The Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital near Melbourne, Australia. After completing her internship her love for sports medicine lured her back to the UK for the eventing and racing scene.  
Lucy joined LEV in May 2018 with her main interests being sports medicine and neonatal critical care. She is a FEI permitted treating vet and enjoys spending her summers helping to provide vet cover at events.

Jenny Hall

Jenny qualified from Liverpool in 1985 and then went immediately to the United States to undertake an internship at the University of Pennsylvania and then a Surgical Residency at Ohio State University. Afterwards she stayed on at Ohio to undertake a clinical research post.
Jenny returned to the UK to work at a private equine hospital where she had primary responsibility for the surgical caseload in addition to doing first opinion work. During this time Jenny travelled extensively to three-day events including the Atlanta Olympics as a private veterinarian and was involved with racehorses transported worldwide.
In 1996 Jenny set up her own specialist equine practice, which grew into Hall and Lawrence and became Lambourn Equine Vets LLP in 2009.
Jenny was Team Veterinarian to the British Three Day Event Team from 1999 - 2009. She was the Veterinary Services manager for the 2012 Olympics and is now the Chief Veterinary Officer for the BHA. Subsequent to her appointment as chief veterinary officer she stepped down from her role within the partnership but still works in association with the practice and provides support where required.

Liz Brown

Liz qualified from Cambridge University in 1995 and subsequently worked in equine practice in Leicestershire and Sussex, before moving to Lambourn in 2002. Liz holds RCVS Certificates in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Equine Practice.
Liz was stables vet at Burghley Horse Trials for nine years and officiates at many BE events and is an FEI vet for Eventing. Liz was the assistant vet to the British eventing team from 2005 to 2008 and attended the 2005 European Championships, 2006 WEG and 2008 Olympics. She has travelled extensively with British competitors to events in Europe and the USA. In 2009 she was appointed the Team Veterinarian to the British Eventing Team and attended the European Championships in 2009 and 2011, WEG in 2010 and the Olympics in 2012. Liz stepped down from the partnership in 2014 and now works as a consultant for the business allowing her to focus on her Team Vet role.

Lambourn Equine Vets: support staff

Tanya Stanley

Tanya joined the practice in 2015 as our Veterinary Equipment Technician ‘Vet tech’.Tanya regularly accompanies the vets to assist them with the more complex tasks, primarily gastroscopy and radiography.
She also ensures the equipment is all ship-shape and continually reviews new mobile equipment to keep LEV focused on being at the forefront of veterinary medicine.

Tina Hull

Tina Hull - Administrator

Tina joined LEV in Sept 2017 as Administrator, having previously worked in the Thoroughbred Stud Industry for over 20 years.

Tina’s role includes helping booking appointments, running our worming programme and ensuring all of our lab work is logged and sent to the relevant laboratories.

Harriet Knowles

Harriet joined LEV in July 2018 after many years of experience in the small animal industry.
Harriet's role at LEV includes client care, insurance, client billing and invoicing and managing the vets' diaries on a day to day basis.

Michaela Wells

Michaela joined the LEV team as Administrator in Sep 2018. Her role includes helping book appointments, looking after the worming programme, ensuring all lab work is logged and sent to the relevant laboratories and generally helping with any task that is required.