Dr. John M Brook BVM&S MRCVS
John qualified from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh University in 1969 and returned to Warwickshire in late 1970 having worked in mixed/equine practice in Gloucestershire and North Yorkshire. He took over his father’s long established mixed practice in Leamington Spa in 1971 and built this up to a 3 person practice, increasingly devoting his time to the equestrian side. In 1990 he established the solely equine clinic at Spring Paddocks.
John has ridden all his life, in all disciplines. He evented and rode for the Warwickshire Hunt Pony Club, as well as the University team, when he was silver medallist at the British Universities Championships. He also competed internationally for Scottish Universities.
From the age of 16 he has ridden ‘under rules’ as an amateur rider, latterly in point to points, but now hacks out, hunts when time and opportunity permit and can be found on racedays at Towcester racecourse as part of the veterinary team.
Dr. Katrina Jackson BVetMed., MRCVS
Katrina joined the team at Spring Paddocks in 2017. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London and went straight into working at a mainly equine practice in rural Suffolk. Born in Leamington Spa and having grown up in Warwickshire, she was very glad to return back home. She enjoys all aspects of Equine practice but a particular interest in Equine Dentistry and preventative health care.
Before university she was part of the North Warwickshire Pony Club and has ridden for as long as she can remember. In 2016 she rescued a cheeky Lipizzaner mare called Remy. Having spent many hours rehabilitating Remy and working on some behavioural issues, she hopes to start competing in dressage with her.
Dr. Stef Barnett BVetMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS MRCVS
Originally from Hertfordshire, Stef graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2015 before moving to the USA to undertake an internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in California where she gained experience in anaesthesia, post-operative care, diagnostic imaging and intensive care medicine. After moving back to the UK in 2016 she spent 18 months working for an ambulatory equine practice in the West Midlands before joining Spring Paddocks at the start of 2018.
At work Stef is interested in anaesthesia and internal medicine, particularly colic cases and foal medicine but enjoys all aspects of the job. Outside of work Stef enjoys lots of long walks with her very lively Tibetan Terriers Tobi and Coda, as well as watching live music. She was President of the Riding Club at Nottingham Vet School, and still rides when she gets the chance.
Dr Hannah Underhill BVetMed MRCVS
Hannah grew up in South West Cornwall, riding from a young age before attending the Royal Veterinary College. During her time there she rode successfully and was captain of the University Riding Team. Since graduation, Hannah has worked full-time at a practice in Hertfordshire, where she has gained a keen interest in all aspects of equine practice with a particular interest in medicine. She joined the team at Spring Paddocks in January 2020.
In her spare time Hannah enjoys riding, having trained her previous horse to advanced dressage.
Dr. Carys Morgan BVSc MRCVS
Originally from South Wales, I graduated from Liverpool and started my career in an equine practice in Shropshire before joining the team at Spring Paddocks. I enjoy all aspects of equine practice, but particularly enjoy dealing with wounds and medical cases.
I have ridden from a young age, and after achieving my BHS teaching qualifications I spent some time as yard manager at an equestrian centre. Here I discovered vaulting, I am a member of the English Vaulting Squad and competed for Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon 2018, and the European Championships in 2019. When not vaulting or riding, I enjoy walking with my Border Collie, Ginny.