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Meet the Team - Equine Vets

Paul

Paul qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and joined the team in 2012. He is an experienced equine vet with a particular interest in fertility and acupuncture. He breeds and shows Warmbloods and is a popular local equine artist.

Laura

Laura joined the practice in 2013 shortly after qualifying from Liverpool University. Her primary responsibilities lie with our equine patients; she is an experienced all-rounder with a particular interest in medicine. She is a keen showjumper.

Dr Keesjan Cornelisse - DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, MRCVS

With a couple of decades of worldwide experience in both first-opinion and referral equine centres, Keesjan joined the Calweton Equine team in 2016. Following graduation from the Veterinary School of Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1993 he spent several years in mixed practice in Lincolnshire. He then travelled to the USA and completed a residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Michigan State University, during which time he also obtained a Masters and PhD and is a recognised American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed veterinary journals and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). He is a member of the RCVS, BVA, BEVA and the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp). During his career he has worked on many challenging equine medical cases, involving patients from the family pony to the high performing equine athlete. Examples of cases can be found via this link.

Chris Luckhurst

Chris qualified from Edinburgh in 1984 and after an initial stint in Newquay settled in Callington. He has a wealth of experience across all species. He is a member of the British Cattle Veterinary Association, the Sheep Veterinary Society, the British Equine Veterinary Association and the Goat Veterinary Society.

Equine Administration

Becky

Becky joined the practice in 2015 and has quickly become familiar with all our equine clients.  An enthusiastic rider and horse-owner, she ensures our equine vets get where they need to be and is essential to the smooth running and co-ordination of the equine practice.