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.
Chris Shepherd BVM&S, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRCVS
Chris qualified from Edinburgh University in 2009 and initially worked in large animal practice in Aberdeen before moving to The Liphook Equine Hospital where he completed an 18 month internship covering all aspects of equine medicine and surgery.
Chris is particularly interested in infectious diseases and their control and he has an MSc in Veterinary Infectious Disease and Control from Liverpool University. He is currently undertaking a certificate in advanced veterinary practice.
Mary Kate Burke MVB MRCVS
Mary-Kate graduated from University College Dublin in 2017 and travelled to Australia to work in Brisbane, Queensland. There she worked in an ambulatory equine practice and dealt with a variety of horses ranging from pony club ponies and leisure horses to racehorses and Western barrel racers! Following this MK relocated to Perth where she worked with racehorses in both an ambulatory and clinic based setting. While in Perth she developed a lasting interest in lameness, respiratory medicine and diagnostics. MK also has a keen interest in mare reproduction and has spent time at an equine embryo transfer and AI centre in Belgium.
In her spare time MK enjoys going to the gym, travelling and exploring the British countryside with her Labrador Cooper
Naomi Thomas BSc MRCVS
Naomi graduated from Bristol 2 years ago and then worked in a mixed practice predominantly dealing with the equine side. She then completed an internship at Donnington Grove a surgical and medical referral hospital, where she dealt with both routine and emergency referrals, specialising in anaesthesia. In her spare time Naomi enjoys a variety of sporting activities including skiing, polo and cycling.