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.