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:

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 Pinkham

Veterinary Surgeon

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 further 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 stud farm and training facility. During one of the trips, Charlie also 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 Brock

Veterinary Surgeon

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 spent the 2016 UK season working at Twemlows Stud Farm, Shropshire.

Lucy also completed her Royal College Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice (Stud Medicine) in April 2022.

Rich Bristow

Veterinary Surgeon

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, with periods in both Newmarket and Dubai. After the completion of his internship he continued to work on both race yards and studs with Greenwood and Ellis.

Following Newmarket, Rich worked for both the Chiltern Equine Clinic in Buckinghamshire and subsequently for B&W Equine near Badminton, Gloucestershire.

During this period he had responsibility for care of the Metropolitan Horses within Greater London, worked with a wide population of sports and leisure horses and began to work at multiple British Eventing Competitions. He also worked as Team Vet for the Japanese Eventing Team during their successful bid to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

After a spell in the Midlands, Rich settled in Wiltshire working for the Andre Buthe Equine Clinic alongside the British Dressage and New Zealand Eventing Team Vets treating an elite population of Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping horses competing at all levels up to Olympic and Grand Prix, and undertaking numerous pre-purchase examinations across the UK and mainland Europe.

Joining Pinkham Equine in 2018, Rich has assisted with the growth of the sports horse, pony and leisure horse side of the practice with a particular focus on orthopaedic and other performance related issues. He gained his certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Lameness, Diagnosis and Therapeutics) in 2021 and in 2022 undertook further training with the International Association of Veterinary Chiropractic to become qualified to perform Equine Chiropractic.

Rich is particularly interested in pre-purchase examinations, and the investigation and management of poor performance and lameness, and enjoys integrating conventional veterinary medicine and equine chiropractic in a holistic approach to the management of sports and leisure horses.

Away from work Rich and his wife Annabel juggle children, cats, dogs, sheep, chickens and ever increasing numbers of ponies in a constant bid to ensure that at least some of them are in the correct place, most of the time.

Elza Maes

Veterinary Surgeon

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 has combined 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 Grimsey

Practice Manager

Cath joined the team in 2020. She 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 will complete Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) in February 2023 and take up a tutoring role on that course upon completion. Cath has a keen interest in finance, team, and individual development, and achieving excellence in client care.

Cath is a keen member of Veterinary Voices hiking group and organises fund- raising walks with other industry friends. She also enjoys travel, running, yoga and volunteering.

Emma Bowden

Practice Administrator Apprentice

Emma has recently moved to Wilshire from Cambridgeshire and joined the team in November 2022. Having previously worked for various competition yards after completing her Equine Sports Science degree in Yorkshire.

With a strong interest in performance horses having worked with mostly eventers and show jumpers, Emma gained practical experience and great  opportunities riding some top-level competition horses.

Along the way she also gained great experience spending three months of the summer between university working as a Veterinary Technician at Rossdales in Newmarket.

In her new role with us as an Apprentice Practise Administrator she looks forward to learning new aspects of the veterinary sector and expanding her skills within Business Administration here at Pinkham Equine and in due time gaining a new qualification.

Emma spends most of her free time with her two horses, competing her older horse Dillan and enjoying every challenge that has come her way of bringing on her young Connemara Leo who was bought unbroken from Ireland, walking across the countryside with her little dog and socialising with friends and family.