Dr Tim Watson BVM&S PhD MRCVS
DirectorTim set up Waterlane Equine Vets in 2013 after leaving his previous practice in Scotland to move back south of the border closer to Northamptonshire where he grew up. He has over 20 years experience in equine practice and is an accredited FEI vet, as well as being the Chairman of British Showjumping’s International Committee and the Non-Executive Director for International Affairs at the British Equestrian Federation. Tim has a special interest in lameness, poor performance and back problems and is also pioneering the new autologous adipose stem cell treatment – Lipogems – which has revolutionised the way tendon and ligament injuries are treated.
Holly Williams BVSc MRCVS
Assistant Veterinary SurgeonHolly joined the practice in April 2015 bringing with her a wealth of experience in equine practice, from treating pet Shetlands to being one of the duty vets at Newbury Racecourse. Holly graduated from Liverpool University in 2002 and did a year of mixed practice before concentrating solely on horses and gaining her Certificate in General Equine Practice. Her main interests are surgery, anaesthesia and stud work. Holly works part-time at the practice and on her days off can usually be found chasing after her 2 year old son or walking her 2 Labradors, who often accompany Holly on her visits.
Hannah Anderson BSc BVM&S MRCVS
Assistant Veterinary Surgeon
Hannah will be joining us in August 2017 after graduating from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School in Edinburgh. Her special interests include sports horse medicine, poor performance, and reproduction. Prior to her veterinary degree, Hannah trained horses and competed internationally up to 1.50m level in show jumping alongside Olympic medalists. She also holds a Biology degree from Berry College in Georgia, USA and has a certification in veterinary acupuncture. Hannah has spent time at the Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, USA, where she was involved in lameness and pre-purchase examinations. In her spare time she is an avid polo player, runner, and still enjoys producing young show jumpers.
Laura Swinnerton BSc(Hons)
Practice ManagerLaura joined the practice in February 2015 and manages the office on a daily basis. She relocated back to the Cotswolds from her native Scotland, having previously studied in Gloucestershire graduating from Hartpury College in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science. Laura previously worked as an Underwriter for an equine insurance broker so has plenty of experience in dealing with claims! Her free time is spent competing her event horse, Molly, at Advanced / 2* level.