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 has rejoined Pinkham Equine in February 2024 as a member of our stud team for the forthcoming breeding season, as well as supporting our routine care veterinary team.


She initially joined Pinkham Equine in January 2022 before leaving in the summer of 2023 in order to spend a breeding season at Arrowfield Stud in the Scone Valley, Australia, one of the largest thoroughbred breeding operations in the southern hemisphere.  During this time, she was able to further expand her knowledge and practical experience of reproduction in mares and neonatal foal care. 

Elza graduated in 2020 from the prestigious University of Ghent, Belgium and subsequently completed an equine internship programme at the University’s own clinic, with a focus on equine internal medicine. During this year she was exposed to a large caseload, gaining practical experience in a wide range of medicine cases as well as neonatal foal intensive care.

In her spare time Elza enjoys being outdoors: spending time with her horse Engram, hiking or travelling.

Emma Hill

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma joined the team in 2023. Originally from New Zealand, she qualified from Massey University, in 2010, after which she worked in mixed practice for 7 years before moving to the UK in 2017 to undertake an 18-month internship at Donnington Grove Equine Hospital. She  subsequently worked in first opinion equine practice in the UK before joining Pinkham Equine.

Emma enjoys all aspects of first opinion practice and has a particular interest in orthopaedic investigations, medicine cases and dentistry. When she’s not working, Emma enjoys road-cycling and enjoying the English countryside with her dog Holly, who she describes as “the most beautiful dog in the world”.

Rebekah McFarling

Veterinary Surgeon

Rebekah joined our veterinary team in 2023.  She graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2022 where she also completed an elective in equine orthopaedics during her final year.

Whilst at university, she undertook many of her veterinary placements on racing yards and studs, as well as undertaking an externship at Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn, and also spending a few weeks here at Pinkham Equine. 

After graduating, Rebekah spent a year as a groom and rider for professional event rider Harry Meade before joining our team of vets. She is keen to gain further experience in all aspects of equine veterinary medicine and has a particular interest in lameness and poor performance cases. In her spare time, Rebekah will usually be found on a horse, either hunting, eventing or occasionally riding out racehorses.

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.

Charlotte Fricker

Veterinary Pharmacy Manager

Charlotte Fricker joined us in February 2024.  She previously spent 5 years working at an equine referral hospital, alongside studying for her veterinary nursing qualification. She qualified in 2023 from Hartpury University with a Diploma in Professional Studies (Veterinary Nursing) and is now a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Prior to this, Charlotte worked in the equine transport industry, mainly transporting thoroughbreds across Europe, including assisting at thoroughbred sales and flight preparation. She has also groomed on the international showjumping circuit and spent a stud season at Meon Valley Stud.

Charlotte has also worked in the equine transport industry, mainly transporting thoroughbreds across Europe, including assisting at thoroughbred sales and flight preparation. She has also gained experience grooming on the international showjumping circuit and spent a stud season at Meon Valley Stud.

When she’s not working, Charlotte usually will be found spending time with her ever-expanding yard of horses, either training her dressage horse Flynn or looking after the youngstock. Away from the horses, in any other spare moments she enjoys hiking with her dog Otto.