Designed by equine vets, for equine vets

Our Scientific Committee, made up of equine vets, helps us put the programme together.


They identify the right topics to cover, identify experts to deliver the lectures and make sure that our scientific programme is of the best quality. 

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Scientific Committee chair

Ceri Sherlock

Ceri graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004 before joining Bell Equine as an intern predominantly in the hospital prior to embarking on a specialised surgical residency and Master’s program in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia.

She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010. Upon completion of both programs, Ceri remained at the University of Georgia as a Clinical Instructor in Large Animal Surgery. Ceri has since completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging in conjunction with the Royal Veterinary College and is now a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

Ceri is currently the only RCVS recognised specialist in both equine surgery and large animal imaging. She enjoys all types of surgery and plays an active role in the emergency service.

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MA VetMB MVetMed DACVIM MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Sarah Smith

Sarah is an internal medicine specialist at Langford Equine Hospital, University of Bristol. She has worked in first opinion and referral practice in both private practice and universities. Her areas of particular clinical interest include cardiology and critical care, particularly of neonates. Sarah has thoroughly enjoyed being a member of BEVA council including contributing to the DEFRA AHT BEVA disease surveillance group and to the BEVA leg-up programme.

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BSc(Hons), BVM&S, MSc, CertAVP, DipECVS, DipEVDC-Eq, MRCVS

Tim Barnett

Tim qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2005. After a period in general practice, he joined Rossdales in early 2007, working as an orthopaedic assistant in the Diagnostic Centre. He then went on to complete an 18-month internship at the Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, before embarking on a surgical residency at the University of Edinburgh, co-supervised by Rossdales. Tim re-joined the practice in 2014, and prior to working full time in the hospital team he spent time worked in our Hertfordshire practice and then as part of our Newmarket horses in training team.

In 2013 Tim was awarded an MSc with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh for his work on post-operative finding in horses undergoing laryngoplasty (tie-back) for recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (laryngeal hemiplegia). In 2015 he attained the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (EVCS). He was awarded RCVS Specialist status in 2016 and joined the partnership at Rossdales in April 2017. Tim became a Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC) in 2018.

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Jonathon Dixon

Jonathon graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and, following a short period of work for a charity practice, undertook a rotating internship at Rainbow Equine Hospital in North Yorkshire. Subsequently, he returned to the RVC to undertake a three-year European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging residency in large animal diagnostic imaging, becoming a diplomate of the College in 2017. After completing the residency Jonathon returned to Rainbow Equine Hospital to take responsibility for the hospital imaging services. In 2018 became an RCVS recognised Specialist in large animal diagnostic imaging. His main interests lie in advanced imaging, in particular, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

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Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice

Jane Morgan

Jane qualified from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 2001. She completed an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine before returning to her home county of Yorkshire to work as a first opinion farm and equine vet. Since 2003 Jane has been an ambulatory vet at Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Kent, obtaining CertEP and Advanced Practitoner in Equine Practice status. Jane is proud to be a genuine equine GP and is especially interested in medicine, geriatrics, colic and wounds.

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Roslina Lillywhite

Rosalina's biography is coming soon.

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