From Caribbean sun to muddy fields of Yorkshire

From Caribbean sun to muddy fields of Yorkshire

HORSE vet Amber Segre has travelled 45,000 miles to take up a post at North Yorkshire’s Minster Veterinary Equine Clinic.

Amber graduated from St George’s University in Grenada in June 2017, although her final year of studies was at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.

Although originally from Newbury in Berkshire, Amber has left behind temperatures of 30 degrees in the Caribbean after joining the Minster team as an intern at Minster Veterinary Equine Clinic, which has three units in York, Ripon and Malton.

Amber is particularly interested in diagnostic lameness investigations, as well as reproduction and neo-natal care, having grown up breeding Arabians.

Joining her as an intern vet is Rachel Schneiders, who graduated from the University of Liverpool with Honours in 2015 and earned the Zoetis Prize for Excellence in Equine Studies.

Rachel, who completed a short spell doing charity veterinary work with SPANA in Morocco, enjoys equine orthopaedics and wants to improve her diagnostic skills and management of surgical cases while working as an intern with Minster Veterinary Equine Clinic.

Keen horse riders Evie O’Brien and Liz Jones have joined as trainee nurses, while Beth Johnstone is a new receptionist at their equine headquarters in Upper Poppleton, York.

Minster Veterinary Equine Clinic Clinical Director Gemma Dransfield said: “We are delighted to strengthen our team with such an array of talented and hard-working vets, nurses and receptionists.

“Our three units provide a high quality level of care for the equestrian and racing communities right across Yorkshire, so it is important we attract the best members of staff.

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