Francesca Wood BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Francesca graduated from Glasgow University Vet School in 2020. She has completed an 18 month internship at Rainbow Equine Hospital in North Yorkshire where she saw a wide variety of cases. During this time she has developed a keen interest in reproductive work and internal medicine.

In her spare time Fran enjoys exploring the local area with her spaniel-cross Roxy.
Stephen Bradley BVMS Cert EP MRCVS
Senior Clinical Director
Stephen qualified from Glasgow University in 1999. He worked for four years in mixed practice in Durham before moving to Alnorthumbria to concentrate on equine work in the Ponteland and Morpeth area. Stephen obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Equine Practice in 2010 and became an Advanced Practitioner in 2012. He is particularly interested in breeding including AI, also dentistry, lameness and equine emergency management. He has completed the racecourse casualty management course and the Safer Horse Rescue course in conjunction with the emergency services. He enjoys providing veterinary cover at Newcastle racecourse, point to points and other local events. He is a Riding Establishments Inspector for the local authorities. Outside work Stephen’s hobbies include cycling, running, swimming and triathlons.
Edward Chinn BVetMed CertEP MRCVS
Equine Clinical Director
Edward qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2001 and worked in mixed practice with an equine bias in East Sussex for five years. After a year working and travelling in Australia and South America he joined Alnorthumbria Vets in 2007. Edward attained the certificate in Equine Practice in 2009, he became a partner in 2012 and Equine Clinical director in 2015. He is especially interested in equine dentistry, lameness investigations, wound management and surgery. He is on the veterinary panel for both Newcastle and Kelso Racecourses and also works at local point-to-points and events. Edward grew up on a Herefordshire farm where he enjoyed hunting and working with home-bred point-to-pointers.
Lesley Barwise-Munro BSc BVM&S CertEP (Equine Practice) MRCVS
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Lesley graduated from The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in 1986 and has worked at Alnorthumbria ever since. In 1992 she completed her RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice. Lesley joined BEVA Council in 1998 and was elected as President in 2005. Her work during her time on BEVA council was recognised by presentation of The BEVA Equine Welfare Award by HRH the Princess Royal in 2006. Lesley is currently Honorary Vice President of The National Equine Welfare. Lesley is senior veterinary surgeon for Newcastle Racecourse and also carries out local point-to-point duties. Lesley was an equine vet at the Olympics at Greenwich Park in 2012 and at Rio in 2016. In 2014 Lesley became an official veterinarian for FEI competitions. Outside of work Lesley enjoys hunting and skiing when time allows.
Nerea Carazo MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Nerea graduated from the University of Zaragoza, Spain in 2017 and joined us in November 2019. After graduating she moved to Ireland where she completed an internship at Lisadell Equine Hospital, where she developed interest in lameness, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia. After that, she worked in Lincolnshire in a first opinion practice doing mostly ambulatory work. She is enrolled with the University of Liverpool to get her certificate in advance veterinary practice, focusing on lameness and diagnostic imaging. Nerea loves horse riding. She started riding at the age of nine, mainly doing dressage and enjoying long hacks in the countryside. Nerea spends most of her free time with her rescue dog Patch - you may see him on her visits as he’s become her little helper.
Stuart Rendall BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Stuart graduated from University of Glasgow in 2020. Initially, he started his career working in a busy equine clinic in Warwickshire where he saw ambulatory cases and had responsibility for the day-to-day care of hospitalised patients. Following this he moved back home to work in the Scottish Borders before joining us this month. Stuart has a particular interest in dentistry and Stud Medicine.

Outside of work he enjoys hill walking with his Jack Russel Terrier Hamish and the occasional days hunting!
Ewan Macaulay BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Ewan has lived in Northumberland all his life, growing up competing and hunting horses. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 and started work at Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group in July 2018, doing solely equine work. Ewan enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary medicine, with particular interests in internal medicine and pain management. He is also an FEI permitted treating veterinarian. Outside of work Ewan spends most of his time outdoors on his horses or trying to tire out his two dogs Nyla and Copper, who you may see (or hear!) on visits from time to time.
Euan Hammersley BSc BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Euan grew up in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, riding and competing from a young age. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2017 and started working for Alnorthumbria doing solely equine work. Euan has now returned to Alnorthumbria after working for 18 months in the northwest of England. He is an FEI treating veterinary surgeon and is partway through completing his certificate in advanced veterinary practice with a focus on lameness diagnostics and therapeutics. Outside of work, Euan enjoys eventing and skiing in the winter.
Meagan Harmison REVN
Head Veterinary Nurse
Joined the team in August 2015 as an animal care assistant and was a groom in a hunt/event yard for six years after studying an HND in Equine Performance. Meagan qualified from Myerscough Colleg as an equine veterinary nurse in 2018. Her special areas of interest in practice are emergency and intensive care. In her spare time she goes hunting with the Percy Hunt with her horse, Ferris. She also has two bouncy Jack Russell Terriers that like to keep her on her toes, Junior and Nelly.
Libby Gallon
Training Equine Veterinary Nurse
Libby joined the team in December 2018, following completion of her level 2 and 3 apprenticeship in equine at a local competition yard. She plans to start her nurse training in 2019. In her spare time she enjoys competing and hunting her horse and walking her dog in the countryside.
Dawn Claxton
Animal Care Assistant
Dawn joined the practice in 2014 after being a groom all her life working in hunting, eventing and point to point yards. Dawn especially loved her time working and hunting with the Percy Hunt. In her spare time Dawn enjoys walking her Labradors Nala and Phoebe going to the gym and a visit or two to the pub with her friends.
Robyn Lillico
Animal Care Assistant
Robyn grew up in Ponteland and has ridden for as long as she can remember. She’s been a groom and rider for the past 10 years and has a BSc in Equine Performance and Coaching. The majority of her spare time is spent with her New Forest Pony, Bobby, who is enjoys hacking and turning his hoof to lots of different disciplines. She was also just started gundog training with her working cocker spaniel Bear.
Evie Thompson
Animal Care Assistant
Evie has been around and riding horses since the age of six, having worked on dressage yards such as Eilbergs and Hawtins Stud. She's recently completed an FdSc Equine Performance and a BSc Equine Management degrees at Hartpury University (2016-2019) taking a particular interest in biomechanics, and played on a university polocrosse team whilst there. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, socialising and swimming.
Niki Wilson
Animal Care Assistant
Niki started at Alnorthumbria Equine Vets in July 2021. Before this, she worked as a groom at Northumbria Mounted Police for several years. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her two horses, Little Jisr and Dermott, going for walks in the countryside with her pooch - Bumble, and socialising with her friends.
Tanya Bewley
Patient Care Assistant
Tanya has grown up around horses and previously worked at a stud yard, racehorse rehabilitation yard, Showing yard, and has been a hunt groom for the Tynedale. She's also worked at a small animal vets before joining us at Alnorthumbria!

She owns a springer spaniel, Maisie, and enjoys walks in the countryside in her spare time.
Tonicha Evans
Patient Care Assistant
Tonicha started in summer (2022) as an Animal Care Assistant. She's moved up from the Costwolds after having worked with horses all her life including 2 seasons with the Duke of Beaufort Hunt Yard and grooming up to 3* events. She is also aiming to start her nursing training in the future.

In her free time she walks her springer spaniel and terriers Jessie, Titch and Gizmo!
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