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Equine Unit

Susannah Denton and Jo Dyson jointly lead the Equine team

Purpose built equine unit at Animed Veterinary Group

David Langrish retired from Practice at the end of November 2017 and Duncan Greeff is now Clinical Director with Susannah Denton and Jo Dyson jointly leading the Equine team.

Animed provides a long established service to horses' owners. In addition to normal routine visits for vaccinations, teeth rasping and stud work. We perform many purchase examinations, lameness investigations and react quickly to emergencies such as colics and road accidents. There is a fully equipped Equine Unit adjacent to the hospital at Shedfield with full surgical and diagnostic facilities, endoscopy, ultrasound, X-ray, ECG etc and in-patient care

Home visits are carried out throughout south Hampshire and Western Sussex.

The standard visit fee applies to all other calls carried out during normal hours in the week, a higher fee is charged out of normal hours and at weekends which reflects the increased cost of providing a comprehensive emergency service with a dedicated equine vet on call at all times. During office hours you may find it more convenient to bring your horse to the equine unit at Shedfield in which case no visit fee will be applied.

Horse ready for veterinary treatment

Emergencies always take priority. We aim to have a sufficient number of veterinary surgeons available so as not to unduly disrupt our routine service to our clients.

We are reluctant to accept clients further than 30 miles from Wickham so that we can attend emergencies as rapidly as possible. We are fortunate that the road network in Hampshire is good and we are close to the M27 reducing our attendance time.

Equine unit at Animed Veterinary Hospital Shedfield


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Susannah Denton BVSc MRCVS

Susannah Denton

Susannah worked in mixed practice in the New Forest before joining the large animal team at Animed in 2003. Since 2007 she has been concentrating solely on equine work and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour from the University of Southampton in 2009.

Jo Dyson BVSc BSc Cert EM(Int Med) MRCVS

Joanne Dyson

After working for a year in a mixed practice, Jo has spent the last 7 years working as an equine vet in South Hampshire and the West Country. In 2012 Jo achieved a certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. Jo Dyson is currently on Maternity Leave.

Alex Erskine BVetMed BSc MRCVS

Alex Erskine

As a local girl, Alex returned to Hampshire after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, working in equine practice both in the UK and briefly, Australia. She enjoys all aspects of general horse practice, particularly lameness investigations. Alex achieved her Advanced Practitioner qualification (Cert AVP) this year.


Sam Udwin

Sam qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2013. On Graduation she undertook a 1 year internship in the Equine Hospital at Cambridge University, where she stayed for a further 6 months as an equine ambulatory clinician. Sam is now a permanent member of the Equine Team initially joining us to cover Alex Erskine’s maternity leave, she spent the previous 18 months working as an equine vet in Warwickshire. Sam has a particular interest in equine internal medicine and caring for older horses, although she enjoys all aspects of equine general practice. Outside of work she is a keen baker, gardener and dancer and any spare time is spent training her dog, Goose. She is studying for her Advanced Practitioner Certificate.

Alex Hogg BVSc MRCVS

Alex Hogg

After graduating from the University of Liverpool, Alex worked for two years in a busy mixed practice in Cornwall. She returned home to Hampshire, where she worked as a locum and saw practice in a number of leading equine hospitals in the UK. In May this year, she completed an externship in neonatal medicine at the Hagyard Medical Institute, Kentucky USA. In her spare time she can be found riding and competing her own horses. She is now a member of our Equine Vet team.

Animed Veterinary Group is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 300 veterinary practices in the UK. Company Registration Number 03777473. Registered Office CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4ER