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Staff

Peter Hatherell BVSc MRCVS

Peter qualified in Bristol in 1982 and joined us as his first Practice. After two years he moved to Newbury to further his experience in equine work. In 1987 he returned to the Hale Veterinary Group where he now heads our equine team. Peter has been integral in building the well-established client base with over 25 years of experience as an equine vet, enjoying all aspects of his varied caseload. When he isn’t working or fishing, his three children and lively labrador keep Peter busy!

Anna Quiggin BVSc BSc MRCVS

Anna qualified from Bristol Veterinary School in 2003, after she had gained a Zoology degree from University College London in 1998. She joined the practice as a mixed vet in 2003, however, it was not long before she developed her interests as a general equine practitioner and left the consulting rooms behind! Anna is happy to deal with any of your horses potential health problems, from routine work to the sick horse and has a particular interest in equine medical cases and wound management.

Latest news - Anna is back at work and will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Charlie Briggs BVetMed BSc MRCVS

Charlie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2001 with distinction in equine studies. She returns to us after 5 years away having worked as an equine vet both locally and at equine hospitals in Kent and Liphook, Hampshire. She has developed a particular interest in lameness investigation and chiropractic.  She is also our resident acupuncturist.  Charlie is accompanied by her two boxer dogs, who take pride of place on the passenger seat!

Nikki Waterman BVSc MRCVS

Nikki qualified from Bristol and completed a year at the Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn where she developed her skills both in the hospital and on the road seeing "real" clients. She has now joined the Equine team as a permanent member of our staff.

Nikki is currently on maternity leave

                                       Janine Davies, MRCVS, Ass.Dip in Equitation Science (Australian Equine Behavioural Centre), International Trainers' Passport

     Janine qualified in 1995 from Zaragoza University in Spain, has previously worked as an equine vet and equine behaviourist in England and Spain, and has recently returtned to the UK after spending 10 years in Canada. She has developed interests in, poor performance, and the wellbeing of the horse both in the environment and training. She is very passionate about equine behaviour and in addition to behavioural consultations also offers guest lectures and behavioural workshops. 

Contact the Vets

Peter Hatherell:

Charlie Briggs:

Anna Quiggin: 

Anna prefers email contact and will respond as soon as she can seven days a week.

Nikki Waterman:

We may be unable to answer the call straight away if we are dealing with a client, in which case messages may be left with the office, or you could try the mobile again at a later time or send a text.