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Monday - Friday:8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday:Emergencies Only
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Introducing Our Equine Team




Alistair Love

BVSc  Cert AVP (EP)  PgCert VBM MRCVSRCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice

Equine Clinical Director





Alistair grew up locally before studying at the University of Liverpool and graduating in 2008. He returned back to the local area soon after graduating and has been at the practice for over 14 years now. He holds the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Pactice and is an RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice. He is the Equine Clinical Director and holds the Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Business Management to ensure we continue to offer the highest levels of service to our clients.

Alistair enjoys seeing a wide and varied equine case load and prides himself indelivering the highest possible levels of service.

He is committed to making sure our horses can compete at the highest level and are comfortable in their work and believes in taking a thorough whole horse approach to every case he sees to make sure every detail is covered.

Alistair has a passion for dealing with difficult and challenging cases (as well as difficult and challenging horses). He works with difficult horses to improve their behaviour, making dealing with them less stressful for all concerned.

He is enthusiastic about furthering knowledge and has lectured to vets, farriers and physiotherapists at conferences. He has organised meetings on behalf of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) to help get high quality veterinary education to vets from all over the North of England.

He strongly believes in helping people to prevent or reduce illness in their horses through education and has regularly featured in ‘Ask the Experts’ in Your Horse Magazine. He organises Clevedale’s Equine Educational Evenings and speaks at evening and day courses for the British Horse Society.

In 2021 Alistair was presented with a British Horse Society National Equine Welfare Award for his exceptional work in Equine Education and for providing support to his local BHS Welfare Team.

In his spare time Alistair enjoys spending time with his three young children and loves playing football and racquet sports (when he gets chance).





Lis Watson VetMB


Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Internal Medicine






After spending 5 years in practice near Newmarket, Lis joined Clevedale in May 2014. Lis enjoys the great variety of equine practice seen at Clevedale Vets and is a vital part of our experienced team. She is particularly interested in all aspects of internal medicine and anaesthesia, and is responsible for the majority of the anaesthetics carried out at the practice. She holds the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Internal Medicine and is an RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Internal Medicine. Lis has appeared in Your Horse Magazine "Ask the Experts" feature answering technical questions submitted by readers from all over the country. Lis also has a passion for breeding and stud work and with her extremely thorough approach, maximises the chances of a foal in every mare she sees. In her spare time, Lis enjoys spending time with her young family and her own horses. She loves working her has recently broken in her 5 year old Hanoverian, so keep an eye out for her at local competitions!



Katherine Berry










Katherine “The Tooth” Berry joined us in July 2016 after graduating from Nottingham University. She has a particular interest in equine dentistry and is an asset in all areas of our equine work. Katherine holds the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Dentistry. Katherine’s passion for equine dental work is clear for all to see, she drives the highest standards of dental work in our practice, continuously striving to ensure the work we do utilises the most up to date techniques and recommendations. Katherine has had a passion for horses from a young age and previously competed very successfully in pony club. She still maintains that passion and spends most of her free time with her horses.






Sarah Hunter








Originally from Northumberland, Sarah graduated in 2012 from the RoyalvVeterinary College in London. She joined the Clevedale team after enjoying long term roles in two busy practices in North Yorkshire. Sarah has worked with high-level competition horses and has an interest in all things equine. Sarah’s love of veterinary medicine is demonstrated by the fact she holds an RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, a qualification requiring over 600 hours of study. Along with her colleagues, she epitomises our culture at Clevedale in demonstrating her commitment to ongoing learning and progression for the benefit of the horses she treats. Sarah has written several articles for Your Horse and British Eventing magazines and she enjoys educating owners, sharing her extensive knowledge, which she is so passionate about. In her spare time Sarah enjoys keeping fit through running, riding, and playing rugby and competes regularly to satisfy her will to win!





Sylvie Guthrie Allan









Sylvie is from Central Scotland where she grew up looking after all sorts of animals. Arab horses are her favourite and she has spent her lifetime caring for her own horses at home.

After graduating from Glasgow University, she worked in Lancashire before bringing her experience to Clevedale to work as part of our progressive team of passionate vets. She quickly met our high standards, earning positive feedback from clients within her very first week at the practice!

Sylvie is a team player who loves working with horses and dedicates herself to each and every horse and client she sees, striving to provide the highest levels of service and care possible. She has a particular interest in equine welfare and internal medicine and is also growing her dental caseload with her thorough and detail orientated approach to the dental examination and treatment.

In her spare time Sylvie likes to keep active; she plays tennis and has been enjoying exploring the local countryside.







Kristy Hunton

Equine Nurse (RVN)







Kristy joined Clevedale in August 2012. She has been around horses since the age of 4 and has a thorough knowledge of all things equine. She has always lived in the local area, going to school and college at Stokesley secondary school and sixth form college. After leaving college at 18, she passed her British Horse Society Stage 1. She worked on a showing yard for a couple of years before coming to work at Clevedale. In 2019 Kristy qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) at The Open College of Equine Studies where she has also completed a Level 4 Certificate in Equine Lameness and Rehabilitation during 2020. Kristy has schooled, trained and competed a number of horses and ponies at various levels both in showing and eventing. In her free time Kristy enjoys riding and competing the horses and spending time walking her 3 dogs, Bertie, Fliss and Poppy.






Sharon Roche

Equine Nursing Assistant






Sharon has worked at Clevedale Vets since 2014, working on reception and in the office but has recently joined the equine team.

Sharon has ridden all her life as her mum's three sisters were all horsey so it's probably in her blood (although her mum isn't in the slightest!) Having grown up on her great uncle's farm, she used to borrow their ponies and helped her Auntie back the pony breakers. She remembers always getting naughty ponies on loan which other child riders could not stay on, so guess that made her the rider she is today!

Sharon eventually got her very own pony when she was 7 years old called Brassy. He came from Father Christmas and was tied to a tree in the garden. She was lucky enough to ride some beautiful horses from a young age as her Auntie worked with hunters so loved riding out on the big horses. Sharon then had a break from horses whilst she studied Art & then fashion & costume but soon after finishing at university, she got straight back into it. 

She worked for a local event rider and there was a big Thoroughbred in for strengthening before going back into training. He proved to be a rubbish racehorse, so Sharon took the opportunity to buy him and Ted has been with her for fifteen years and sparked her love of retraining ex racehorses. Sharon & Ted competed in pretty much everything from BE to the flag race!! and he has been successful over the years in the ROR show classes, qualifying for the championship show at Aintree and standing fourth in the veteran championship class in 2018.

Sharon currently has her now old boy Ted and a youngster Sam whom she aims to event. Sam is showing to have heaps of potential but can certainly be a handful. She is looking forward to getting out competing on him next year.






Hannah Foster

Equine Nursing Assistant







Hannah joined Clevedale in 2021 as an Equine Nursing assistant. Since joining she has done a bit of everything from working on Equine, on Reception and on the phones when needed.

Hannah has had a passion for horses all her life. After begging her parents for years they finally gave in and got her Tia, her first horse, when she was 14. Tai is still with Hannah 13 years on. They competed in a bit of everything from show jumping, hunter trials and even a bit of dressage and showing, although that wasn't really their forte ! Hannah and Tia excelled in endurance being a fit, quirky thoroughbred who thought nothing of 20 miles and were very successful completing over 400km in total together before having to retire due to Tia's arthritis.

After leaving school Hannah worked at a local yard and completed her BHSAI before going out on to a few competition yards and more recently grooming at a local hunting yard for 4 years before joining Clevedale in 2021. Hannah also teaches at Glaisdale Pony Club in her spare time.

Being a farmer’s daughter, Hannah isn't afraid of getting stuck in and working hard. Hannah is looking forward to furthering her career here at Clevedale and becoming an Equine RVN in the not-too-distant future.

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