Our Vets 

Ben MayesBen Mayes MA VetMB MRCVS
Clinical Director

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).


Debbie JacksonDebbie Jackson BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Debbie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 and before joining the Mayes & Scrine team in November 2019 completed an internship at a busy mixed clinic in Yorkshire. This allowed her to gain a lot of experience including anaesthesia and lameness work with competition horses. Since joining the practice Debbie has further developed her interest in lameness work and is completing a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) in Lameness Diagnosis and Therapeutics.

Debbie is a qualified FEI Permitted Treating Veterinarian, and in 2022 was delighted to have the opportunity to work with the British Dressage U21 Pony Team, travelling to the European Championships in Poland as team vet. She has had further experience with British Eventing, travelling to Ireland to provide veterinary support for ponies during an International Development Trip in conjunction with The Howden Way, designed to give promising young riders experience of an international team competition.

Lameness is not Debbie’s only interest: she also enjoys emergency work, especially colic, and is always happy to see any weird and wonderful cases! She finds the perks of the job are that every day is different, and she gets to drive around the countryside with her greyhound co-pilot, Winnie.

Outside of work Debbie enjoys spending time with her fiancé, walking Winnie and last, but not least, looking after the cat, Ernie, (who actually runs the household). Debbie has a chestnut mare called Salt, who she likes to event (when the stars align and one or both of them are not injured). Debbie likes to dabble in various sports including rugby and judo, she has also recently completed a half marathon!


Catherine ArdernCatherine Ardern MRCVS BVMSci (Hons)
Veterinary Surgeon

Catherine graduated from the University of Surrey in 2020. She joined the practice in 2021 having come from an internship at an equine hospital in Devon. She has a particular interest in reproduction, working alongside Ben to oversee the management of frozen and chilled AI cases.

Catherine also enjoys internal medicine cases and has just begun a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, specialising in Equine Emergency and Critical Care. Catherine is a qualified Official Veterinarian (OV), which enables her to authorise equine exports both inside and outside of the EU. She also has an interest in helping the next generation of equine veterinary surgeons: completing additional training to qualify as a Clinical Instruction Mentor with the University of Surrey and allowing her to provide guidance and feedback for all students who see practice with Mayes & Scrine.

In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with family and friends, and keeping fit by walking her little dog Wilma in the Sussex and Surrey countryside. Wilma is a dedicated veterinary assistant, and may often be seen helping Catherine at visits!


Kate SheridanKate Sheridan BVetMed PGDipVCP MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Kate graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London in 2021. After graduation she spent a year working in the Equine Referral Hospital at RVC where she gained experience in a large variety of cases working with specialists. Kate joined Mayes & Scrine in July 2022 and has enjoyed getting to know all the horses and clients. She has a particular interest in lameness, poor performance, scoping and wound management. She is hoping to begin a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in the near future.

In her spare time, she enjoys looking after her horses Buster and Olive, walking her dog Otto and cooking good food to eat with friends!


Alex HarperAlex Harper BVSc MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Alex is originally from Belfast and graduated from the University of Bristol with merit in June 2022. Alex first saw practice with Mayes & Scrine as a final year veterinary student, and after graduation spent the summer travelling, before joining Mayes & Scrine as a veterinary surgeon in the September. Alex enjoys all aspects of her job as an equine veterinarian and is especially interested in emergency work and minor surgery. Since joining us, Alex has completed further training and is now authorised as an Official Veterinarian allowing her to carry out work on behalf of the government including equine exports both within and outside the EU. Alex is keen to gain further experience with us in first opinion ambulatory practice in the future. In her free time, Alex enjoys riding, spending time with friends, and visiting her family and dog, Hugo, in Ireland.




Olga KlecandováOlga Klecandová MVDr CertESM MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Out of Hours Team

Olga graduated in 2008 In the Czech Republic. Having gained veterinary experience in the USA and Ireland she travelled to Australia to work on a stud farm. Returning home, she worked at an emergency veterinary hospital in Prague.

She moved to UK in 2011 with the intention of staying a year or two but never left. She started in equine practice in Lancashire before moving to the Southeast where she worked in both ambulatory and hospital equine roles before joining the Mayes & Scrine out of hours team in 2022.

In 2015 she completed her veterinary chiropractic degree in Germany (IAVC) and in 2018 obtained a Certificate in Sport Horse Medicine from UCD Dublin.

Outside of work she spends most time with her two little girls and riding the two mares she bred. She also enjoys travelling, hiking, skiing, bike riding, the beach and nice food and drink.




Jane Harry BVSc CertAVP(EP) MRCVSJane Harry BVSc CertAVP(EP) MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Out of Hours Team

Jane graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2000. She took an internship in Dubai and has since worked mainly in equine practice back in the UK, before joining the Mayes & Scrine out of hours team in 2022. She took some time out to work in Egypt for 6 months at a charity equine hospital in Luxor, and subsequently spent 3 years as a Veterinary Advisor for the charity SPANA, working throughout Africa and the Middle East. She also worked as a British Horseracing Authority Vet for 3 years. She completed her Certificate of Advanced Equine Veterinary Practice in 2016.

When not working Jane lives on the Isle of Wight where she loves to sail, paddleboard, ride, run, cycle, bake, and walk her dog, Neffy.




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