Pinkham Equine Veterinary Services provides an exceptional level of veterinary service to equine clients
By investing in modern equipment and drawing on a wide range of experience within the equine veterinary world, we aim to provide a service that is second to none. Our approach is to focus on clinical excellence and having the right team in place to maximise the potential of your horses. We work alongside clients’ farriers, physiotherapists and nutritionists to help you achieve your goals.
Why Pinkham Equine?
Our experienced team have broad experience from a number of the worlds leading equine hospitals. We provide high level, individual care to a wide variety of clients, from pleasure horses through to international sport horses. We service clients in the Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire area. Our key benefits include the following:
AN AMAZING TEAM
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
Meet Our Team
Pinkham Equine are an award-winning team of expert veterinary professionals, delivering the highest quality of service to a clients across the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Our team has extensive experience across both the thoroughbred and non-thoroughbred industries including the veterinary management of stud farms, racing yards and sports horse yards. Additionally, we can provide advanced equine reproductive services such as embryo transfer and barren mare investigations. We are renowned for our high level clinical work and a comprehensive tailored service for each individual client.
Charlie graduated from Liverpool University in 2005. During his final year he was awarded scholarships to visit the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Kentucky and a busy French lameness clinic near Paris.
Subsequently, he was awarded a Thouron Award to undertake an internship at the renowned New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Whilst there he spent time with both the equine surgery and medical teams as well as time in the neonatal intensive care unit. After an interesting year he went on to work at the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, one of Australia’s largest equine facilities.
He then started working for Greenwood Ellis and Partners, who built and established the Newmarket Equine Hospital. During his time there he worked on a number of large stud farms around Newmarket as well as working in racing and at the sales out of the stud season. In all he spent 5 years in all aspects of Newmarket life including a short stint riding out, organising the Newmarket Equine Hospital Discussion Group and assisting with the National Stud Education programme.
Whilst at the Newmarket Equine Hospital he undertook two periods working in Australia. The first included working with the renowned Australian vet, Alan Simson, who - having previously been the head vet for the Ellerston Polo Team for over 20 years - now runs one of Australia’s largest embryo transfer programmes. The second trip involved providing the veterinary management for a large private quarter horse farm. During one of the trips, Charlie spent time in Zimbabwe working for the AWARE Trust who do charitable work with working equids and run various valuable conservation projects.
Charlie moved to Sussex to work at the Arundel Equine Hospital in 2012 and set up Pinkham Equine Veterinary Services in 2014.
Charlie is the Racehorse Owners Association veterinary adviser, is a member of the BHA Veterinary Committee and sits on the steering committee for the University of Surrey Veterinary Pathology Centre. He is also an active member of NAMRIP (Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Protection) based out of the University of Southampton.
Lucy graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007 and then spent four years in a mixed practice in Hay-on-Wye where she gained a broad based practical experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine.
In 2011, she moved to Australia and since then has shuttled between the northern and southern hemispheres working alternately for two world leading equine hospitals, the Newmarket Equine Hospital and Scone Equine Hospital. During this time, with primary responsibility for a number of large stud farms both thoroughbred and non thoroughbred, she has developed her skills, knowledge and interest in reproductive medicine and neonatal care.
As well as her extensive general experience Lucy has experience with a number of advanced breeding techniques including frozen semen AI and embryo transfer and recently spent the 2016 UK season working at Twemlows Stud Farm, Shropshire.
Lucy completed her Royal College Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (Stud Medicine) in April of this year.
Rich Bristow BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS
Rich qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2005, and began work in Sussex before moving to join Greenwood and Ellis (now the Newmarket Equine Hospital) in Newmarket, where he undertook a racing internship with Godolphin, split between Newmarket and Dubai. Following the completion of his internship he continued to work on both race yards and studs with Greenwood and Ellis.
Leaving Newmarket he joined a large sports and leisure horse practice in Buckinghamshire, where in addition to gaining wider experience with sports horses, he also had responsibility for the care and maintenance of the Metropolitan Police Horses within Greater London. In 2010 Rich moved to B&W Equine in the Cotswolds to further his aim to become more involved in the Eventing world. Whilst in the Cotswolds Rich undertook competition work at multiple British Eventing Competitions across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and further afield, including Badminton, and worked as Vet to the Japanese Eventing Team in their successful bid to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. During this period he also assisted with the day-to-day work and orthopaedic issues at several Thoroughbred studs.
After a spell in the Midlands, where he continued to work frequently at BE competitions including Belton, Osberton and Hopetoun, and assisted with the veterinary cover at Southwell racecourse, Rich returned to Wiltshire in 2015 to be closer to his wife’s family. He joined the Andre Buthe Equine Clinic, where he worked alongside the Team Vets to the British Dressage Team and the New Zealand Eventing Team, working with a wide range of horses and riders competing at all levels up to Olympic and Grand Prix, in disciplines including Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping. He also managed veterinary aspects of the travel of New Zealand Olympic horses to Rio, and has performed numerous Pre-Purchase Examinations in the UK and Europe
In 2021 Rich completed his certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Lameness, Diagnosis and Therapeutics. This was the result of many years of study, and the product of much experience gained whilst examining and treating lame horses of all different types and disciplines, in the sports and leisure fields. He is happy to see and treat horses of all types
Owing to the demands of a young family Rich finds himself attending rather more Pony Club competitions than BE events at the current time, but he maintains his status as an FEI permitted treating vet whilst enjoying the higher level of sport by supporting competing clients.
We are very excited to be welcoming vet Grainne Cunningham to the team early in 2022. Grainne graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest in 2019.
She then worked in mixed practice at home in Ireland for a year. In 2020 she began her 18-month internship in the Liphook Equine Hospital where she saw a wide variety of cases from orthopaedic investigations to sick foals.
After her internship she moved to New Zealand to work a stud season on a large thoroughbred stud farm. Grainne has a particular interest in reproduction and foal medicine. Outside of work she enjoys all things outdoors, including cycling and hiking.
Grainne has ridden from a young age, and competed in show jumping, eventing and mounted games to national and international levels.
Our exceptionally strong clinical team for 2022 will be completed by Elza Maes. Elza graduated in 2020 from the prestigious University of Ghent, Belgium, and subsequently completed an equine internship program at the University’s own clinic.
During this year she was exposed to a large caseload, gaining practical experience in all disciplines of equine medicine. Much of her time was spent on the internal medicine department, where intensive care treatment of (neonatal) foals and a variety of internal diseases were the main subjects.
Elza also has a special interest in equine reproduction, and with this very relevant background, she hopes to combine the best of both disciplines at Pinkham Equine.
In her spare time Elza enjoys being outdoors: spending time with her horse called Engram, hiking or travelling.
Cath joined the team in 2020. She has has spent most of her career, in the veterinary world, and enjoyed over a decade in equine practice in Shropshire. She has also worked in small animal practice, the construction industry and the public sector.
Cath is passionate about life-long learning and has studied throughout her career, culminating in her MBA gained in 2005. She has signed up to commence the Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) in January 2021 to continue her professional journey. Cath has a keen interest in finance, team and individual development, and achieving excellence in client care.
Cath spends her free time riding, supporting her daughter Ellie and lovely horse Rosie who event, walking her elderly canine gentlemen and also enjoys village running club and yoga!
Coral has spent most of her career working with horses, grooming for eventers, hunters and on private family yards. She has over ten years’ experience working within the equine industry before spending the last four years working at a hospitality company as an administrator.
She is passionate about horse care, completing her Certificate in Equine Massage at the beginning of 2020. Alongside that she has a keen interest in veterinary medicine and is hoping to gain more knowledge in her new post.
Coral’s free time is spent riding her own two horses and exploring the Dorset coastline with her two dogs.