James graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, staying on to work with their musculoskeletal research group, further developing his expertise in objective gait analysis for the accurate and quantifiable assessment of lameness in horses. He has worked in 100% equine practice locally developing expertise in sports medicine and rehabilitation. He has worked with competition horses of all levels and regularly provided veterinary care at the regions FEI competitions.
James has numerous clinical publications and has presented his work at the International Conference in Equine Locomotion. He is currently working on a Horse Trust funded research project to improve management of acute and chronic pain in horses as part of The University of Nottingham’s Equine Pain Research Group.
James has joined the practice as one of the first European Residents in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he will work alongside our team of existing specialists to develop this highest level clinical qualification alongside a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He will also develop our clinical services in objective gait assessment, allowing for the robust quantification of lameness enabling us to identify improvements with the whole range of therapies offered by the practice. This will allow the practice to stay at the cutting edge of assessing novel therapies as they come to the market.
James has a lifelong background in equestrian sport, having mainly ridden dressage horses. He continues to ride in his spare time despite his busy work load.