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  • Visiting Veterinary Consultants

    Jeremy Kemp-Symonds, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc, BVMS, PGCHE, MRCVS

    Jeremy performing laser surgery in a standing patient

    Jeremy qualified from the University of Glasgow’s Veterinary School, but also holds degrees from the University of Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College, London. After working at the world-renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket for a number of years, his practice now concentrates entirely on the treatment of horses, ponies and donkeys with skin tumours and works with numerous veterinary practices and equine charities throughout the United Kingdom.

    Jeremy is a member of both the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and the European Laser Association (ELA); he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and a Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University. In addition, he is a member of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), the British Veterinary Association (BVA), was a former trustee and treasurer for the BEVA Trust and is the Veterinary Consultant for the rescue and welfare charity Bransby Horses.

    To find out more about Jeremy, please click here to visit his website.

    Cedric C-H. Chan, BVSc CertES(Orth) DiplECVS MRCVS

    Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons
    RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery

    A 1989 graduate of Bristol Veterinary School, Cedric has worked in both first opinion and referral equine practices in the UK, Europe (Germany, France), Australia and the Far East since qualification. He completed a three year post-graduate equine surgical residency position at Glasgow Veterinary School (which included externships in the UK, USA and Germany), gaining the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 1995 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (Equine Surgery) in 2002. He is both an RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery, a peer reviewed position of which there are currently only around 25 such consultant specialists in the UK.

    Cedric operating

    In 2002, at the request of fellow veterinary colleagues, Cedric formed NW Equine Referrals Ltd, an equine surgical consultancy practice based in London. The practice covers over 20 specific equine clinics in the North and South of England, France and Asia (including China and Singapore) working with all types of horse from Olympic performance, Thoroughbreds-in-training, eventers, showjumping, dressage, polo, hunting, general pleasure riding, to a child’s first pony and donkeys.

    Performing hind limb flexion test

    His specialist skills include advanced lameness investigation and treatment, general surgery (in particular, wound reconstruction), orthopaedic surgery (in particular, diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy/tenoscopy/bursoscopy – ‘key-hole’ procedures), fracture repair, foal orthopaedics, management of chronic synovial sepsis) and soft tissue surgery (in particular, head region, colic and laparoscopy).

    He is proactive in continuing education as both a course organizer and lecturer for BEVA/CPD Solutions/private clinics in-house/ACPAT and speaking at BEVA Annual Congresses/Day Meetings and international meetings. Cedric has published papers in journals including the Veterinary Record, Equine Veterinary Education (EVE), In-Practice, UK Vet, various textbooks and has peer reviewed papers for EVE and Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ). He is the current Chief Examiner/Advisor for the post-graduate RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) and an examiner/advisor for the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Soft Tissue) and RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice.

    He was a member of the FEI international veterinary treating teams for all the equestrian events at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

    He was appointed by the Olympic Council of Asia and FEI as Chief Equine Surgeon responsible for all the equestrian disciplines at the 16th Asian Games held in November 2010 in Guangzhou, China.

    Relaxing in Mongolia

    Dr Tim Brazil BVSc PhD CertEM (IntMed) DipECEIM MRCVS


    Tim qualified as a vet from Liverpool University in 1988 and has worked with horses ever since. He has divided his career between clinical equine medicine and respiratory disease research in university teaching hospitals and private equine practice. He holds a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate and European specialist diploma in equine internal medicine. He regularly visits Towcester Veterinary Centre to provide specialist input to interesting and challenging medical cases. Also he provides specialist ultrasound scanning and endoscopy services for those difficult to get at places such as hearts and stomachs!