Mark qualified from Cambridge University in 1999 and went on to work at multiple equine clinics throughout the South East of England before moving to Ireland as resident Equine Surgeon at a large equine hospital.
He moved to Essex in 2006 to continue his surgical and orthopaedic work and in 2007 qualified as a RCVS Certified Equine Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has continued to work extensively in equine orthopaedic work both through diagnosis and treatment whether conservative non-surgical management or surgical intervention. Mark works very closely with the best farriers, physiotherapists and osteopaths in Essex to provide a complete service to his clients.
Although Mark deals particularly with the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and performance limiting conditions of the horse, he is fully committed to the provision of care across the board to all the animals under his care, whether they be a competitive animal or a beloved companion.
He works closely with welfare organisations and has consulted on veterinary management for many large equine centres in the area from The Remus Equine Sanctuary to The Barleylands Equestrian Centre. He works closely with most of the equine practices in and around Essex, whether through those that use the central equine clinic in Galleywood or through the shared work performed at the Chelmsford City Racecourse. He is a proud member of the Essex Equine Co-operative, a group of co-operating veterinary practices in the Essex area.
On the rare occasions that Mark isn’t working he is most at home by the coast. The body may not be quite so willing these days but windsurfing has been superseded by paddle boarding, usually up the Blackwater from Maldon. He is also very touched to have been welcomed into the village of Danbury where he lives and enjoys the remarkable comings and goings whilst regularly apologising for the behaviour of his dog Henry – who’s slightly mad!