Chris Blackmore BVetMed. MRCVS
 
Qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1977 and married Jenni shortly after. He has spent all his working life at The Park Veterinary Centre, the first 12 years as a ‘mixed’ Practitioner and the remaining years  concentrating on matters equine.

He is very comfortable with the fact that he has examined and treated all his equine cases in their own environment and enjoys the rapport that he has built up with his patients over a considerable length of time. It is only slightly disconcerting that he is now attending the pony owned by a clients’ granddaughter having dealt with grandmothers’ horse some thirty years ago!!
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Mark Gardiner BVSc, CertCHP, MRCVS 
 
Mark qualified from Liverpool University in 1982 and has been with the Practice ever since, except for a 3 month study tour to USA/Canada in 1990.
 
He completed his CertCHP in 1991 and has over 25 years experience in Equine and Large Animal veterinary general practice.
 
Highlights include castrating both a Shire horse and a gerbil on the same day.




 
 
 
Charlotte Osmond MRCVS
 
Charlotte graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2003 and has worked for Park Veterinary Centre since 2005.
She has 2 horses, Buzz and Wally, who are currently on an extended ‘holiday’ recovering from injuries!
Her other love is mountain walking, mainly in the Lake District, and she has completed the 3 Peaks Challenge and the Welsh 3000’s to raise money for The Brooke Animal Hospital.

Wherever she is, she is always accompanied by her border collies, Tess and Meg.
 
Charlotte is currently on maternity leave.
 

 
 
 
Anna Liedtke MRCVS
 
Anna graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 after having previously graduated from there with a BSc degree in 2006. Having been at university for 7 years apparently wasn’t enough and she continued on at the RVC studying for a PhD in Comparative Sensory Biomechanics. Throughout this time she locumed for several equine veterinary surgeries in Essex as well as for Park Veterinary Centre from January 2015 onwards. In early 2017 she has decided to initiate the jump from academia to clinics and will be joining us for part time work from April 2017 onwards with a progression to full time work in autumn.
In her spare time she loves spending time with her Pointador Charlie exploring the beautiful British countryside. Had she not gone to university to study veterinary, she would have most likely tried to become a professional rider, something she would definitely like to get back into at some point.


 
 
 
 

Equine Manager
 
 
 
Sharon Lloyd VN
Sharon joined Park Vets in 1979, initially working as a small animal nurse then became Head Nurse. Since 1998 she has been the Equine Manager, but has retained her interests in all domestic animals with particular regard to re-homing and rehabilitating horses, dogs and cats that have had traumatic backgrounds. Sharon’s free time is spent exercising her
‘rescued’ horses and dogs.
 

 

Support Staff: 


 

Anna Collins (Radiographer)

Anna joined the practice in 2000 as a radiographic technician and has also taken on the role of ultrasonographer. Anna also assists the vets in any procedures that need an extra pair of hands. In her spare time (haha) she runs a small livery yard and has several horses of her own. She is a keen competitor in both showing and dressage. She took on two of her current horses (that had lameness issues)via the practice and subsequently have been lucky enough to take both of them to ‘HOYs’ in 2010 and 2013.

  
Emma Woodgate

Emma has been working in the equine department at Park since March 2010. Following a short break she has now returned to the department part-time after maternity leave. Leaving university with a degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare she subsequently worked at the PDSA hospital in Bow where she qualified as a veterinary care assistant. Her previous experience with horses includes working at a busy livery yard and riding school. In addition to the husband and baby her house is also home to her dog, ‘spud’, and two rabbits that were all ‘rescues’. As well as an interest in photography and walking (mostly with dog and baby in tow!) she is currently studying for a master’s degree in Conservation   Biology. When she gets any spare time she enjoys riding a friend’s horse who is also called 'Spud’.



 
 





Lisa Davies

Lisa first joined the practice in 1984 as a trainee veterinary nurse where she stayed for 4 years. She returned in 2001 as part of the Equine Department. She left again in 2010 to take up a new role in the pharmaceutical industry. She once again returned to Park Veterinary Equine Department in early 2016 to assist in the running of the department. Lisa was welcomed back with opened arms as her bubbly personality and sharp sense of humour have been much missed and her familiarity with staff and clients enabled her to be seemlessly reemployed.
 
 

 
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