I have been around horses all of my life, I started riding at the age of 4. As a youngster I enjoyed dressage and show jumping, competing at local shows. Working at a riding school for a number of years taught me a lot, as did working on a successful dressage yard, where I came into contact with a range of different types of horses and their behaviours, young and old, large and small.
After I completed my A-Levels, I attended Hartpury College in Gloucestershire where I achieved a 2:1 BSc (Hons) Equine Dental Science. Hartpury is well recognised in the equine world, and especially so in the field of equine dentistry as its the only place to offer a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Equine Dental Science. After my degree, I worked alongside a number of different BEVA/BVDA/BAEDT qualified equine dental technicians, gaining invaluable field experience and extensive further training.
I encountered a large range of dental cases and also learned how to deal with different horses’ temperaments whilst providing dental treatment. After submitting a portfolio of 300 dental cases, I was able to take the widely recognised BEVA/BVDA equine dental examination, which upon passing, allowed me to become a member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians. This association enforces the highest professional and ethical standards, and the Continued Professional Development point system ensures all of its members are up to date with advances in research, technology and training.