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.
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, in 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. In recent years Rich has worked 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 undertaken numerous Pre Purchase Examinations in the UK and Europe.
He enjoys Pre - Purchase Examinations and has a particular interest in Sports Medicine – the investigation and treatment of lameness and poor performance. He is experienced in working closely with paraprofessionals including farriers and physiotherapists, to maintain horses in the best possible health and to enable them to perform to the best of their ability.
Rich is an FEI permitted treating vet and is working towards becoming an FEI Delegate. He is also in the process of completing a certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics).
Portia studied International Agriculture and Equine Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University where she graduated in 2012 with a BSc honours degree. The course took her to Kentucky, France and Germany to see all different disciplines of the industry around the world.
Since graduating Portia has been travelling the world with her little dog Zeike. Her travels have taken her to New Zealand, Australia, Canada, USA, Asia and Europe. In New Zealand Portia worked for a hunting family looking after six horses and hunting with the Maramarua Hunt for a season in the North Island. She was also involved on a busy sheep and cattle farm lambing and tailing in the South Island.
Having grown up with horses, Portia has a passion for the Equine Industry. As well as having her own horses, she has ridden out for other people including a racing yard in the Cotswolds, Mason Racing. Since returning from her travels she has gained work experience with multiple equine veterinary practices across the South West before joining the team here at Pinkham Equine.