Ben Mayes MA VetMB MRCVS
A Cambridge University graduate Ben dabbled in small and mixed practice before returning to his Mid Surrey pony club roots in equine practice on the Surrey/West Sussex border. This is now Mayes & Scrine Equine Veterinary Practice, a 5 vet RCVS PSS tier-2 100% equine practice with purpose built clinic facilities. He is a true equine general practitioner with clients from all disciplines of equine sport and is equally happy with routine call outs or out of hours surgery. Ben is married with three children.
Ben joined the British Equine Veterinary Association Council in 2006 and was the 51st president which culminated in the 3 day congress at Birmingham ICC in September 2012 with some 1200 daily delegates and with the HRH The Princess Royal attending. With 2500 members BEVA represents most UK equine vets, liaising with the rest of the profession, government, the horse industry and internationally. He has headed up the welfare portfolio, Safer Horse Rescues, insurance matters, the New Grad programme and chaired BEVA’s policy committee and Board of Trustees. Ben was a Gamesmaker vet at the equestrian events at London2012, is a trustee of the research charity the Animal Welfare Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for the new University of Surrey Veterinary School and is a vice-president of the Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations (FEEVA).
Miss Judy Scrine MA VetMB MRCVS
Judy qualified from Cambridge in 1991 and worked for several years in mixed, mainly equine practice in North Yorkshire. Strength, enthusiasm and loyalty meant that Judy remained ‘up north’ far longer than Ben, but Ben tempted her to join the practice in 2001 and she became a partner in 2003.
Judy has an encyclopaedic knowledge and enjoys challenging medical cases, but her particular interest is lameness; its investigation, causes and treatment.
When off-duty, Judy attempts to keep fit with various endurance sports including cycling sportives and adventure marathons, the latter benefitting her interest in exotic travel and photography.
Anna Etherton BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon Anna joined Mayes and Scrine as a veterinary surgeon in August 2009 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College. She is familiar with the practice and area, having been brought up a stone’s throw from the clinic. She has spent many years breeding and showing Welsh show ponies across the country. Anna has enthusiasm, knowledge and down to earth practicality. Anna is particularly interested in reproductive medicine, respiratory disease and enjoys geriatric medicine!
She lives close to the practice with her two children. When not working, Anna can be found baking, tending to her beef cattle and teaching her daughter to ride her pony.
Corrado Montoneri DVM PhD CertAVP MRCVS
Corrado hails from Verona in Italy, he graduated from the University of Bologna in 2003 and shortly after moved to Florida in the USA for his clinical training. He did an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Byron Reid & Associates a private hospital in Palm Beach and then went back to University to complete a PhD in Equine Critical Emergency Care. Corrado moved to Newmarket in 2010, where he lived for three years, working at a nearby practice dealing with a wide range of race, sport and pleasure horses at both ambulatory and clinic based level. During this time he completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with a focus on orthopaedics. Corrado enjoys all aspects of equine medicine with a special bias for lameness and critical emergency care.
Prior to becoming a vet Corrado was a professional three day event rider. He won individual bronze in the Young Riders World Championship in 1997 and was a member of the Italian Eventing Senior Team qualifying for the FEI World Equestrian Games in 1998. Outside of work Corrado is a keen lead guitar player and is actively gigging in London.
Mary Davis BVM BVS MRCVS
Mary graduated from Nottingham University in 2013 and spent a brief time working in small animal practice before completing an internship at Bell Equine in Kent. Before joining us, Mary spent 6 weeks in Scone, Australia during the height of the breeding season, developing her interest in equine breeding. Mary enjoys the challenge of equine veterinary work and her specific interests include reproduction and internal medicine. Outside work, Mary’s hobbies include the outdoors, riding, skiing and cooking!
Tessa Hamer BVSc, MRCVS
Tessa graduated from Liverpool University in 2013. She moved to Australia to complete an 18 month internship at Scone Equine Hospital where she gained extensive experience in anaesthesia, imaging, foals and assisting in surgery, working with the large population thoroughbred broodmares in the Hunter Valley. During her time at Scone, Tessa completed a research project studying angular limb deformities which she presented at the Equine Veterinarians Australia annual conference.
She enjoys all aspects of equine practice and is particularly interested in the care of foals, anaesthesia and surgery. When not working Tessa Enjoys travelling, sailing, hiking and baking.