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Dikler Farm
Fosseway
Lower Slaughter
GL54 2EY

Ben Brain MSc MRCVS BVM&S

Veterinary Surgeon
Graduated from Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 1999 having already completed a degree at Exeter and Masters at Royal Holloway.

Established Brain Partners Equine Vets Ltd in 2009 with Victoria.

Main focus: surgery.

Ben has always had a keen interest in Upper Respiratory Tract surgery having watched his father, Jeffrey Brain, performing Hobday procedures.

Victoria Brain (hons) MRCVS BVM&S

Veterinary Surgeon
Graduated from Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2001 after completing a zoology degree at Bristol.

Established Brain Partners Equine Vets Ltd in 2009 with Ben.

Main focus: anaesthesia.

Katie Walpole

Practice Manager
Katie has worked for Brain Partners since 2008, and has been practice manager since 2010. Katie is also our PA / Nanny. She is the go to person for account queries and appointments.

Katie competes her ex racehorse Hall Kelly in her spare time.

Louise Hinckley

Clinical Manager
Louise has worked for Brain Partners since March 2012. Lou manages all aspects of the yard and surgery, she is essential in keeping the place running smoothly. She also rides the work horses upsides during overground scopes.

In her spare time she competes her horse Netty.

Emma Alvis

Yard Manager
Emma joined us in August 2019 to cover short term initially, but has ended up staying on full time.

She trains point to pointers in her spare time.

Hannah Haywood

Yard Assistant
Hannah joined us in November 2023 to cover maternity leave. She was formerly a travelling head girl for a busy race yard so brings great organisational skills to the team.

Hannah enjoys walking her dog Thor and holidays with her husband.

Laura Werner

Work Rider
Laura joined the team in December 2022. Laura has a wealth of experience riding different horses, she has previously spent time working in America as a race jockey.

Laura likes rock climbing and adrenaline sports at the weekends.

James Davies

Work Rider
James rides our own team of horses who work upsides client horses to keep them company and enthusiastic in their work on the gallop.

James is a retired jump jockey.

Bunny

Work Horse
Bunny the work horse.