David Blow


David Blow graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2002. Following 2 1/2 years working as a mixed practitioner, he decided to concentrate on small animal work and joined Chine House Veterinary Hospital in 2005. He enjoys all aspects of small animal work and has a particular interest in surgery – he gained an ESVPS general practitioner certificate in small animal surgery in 2008. David became a partner in 2015. Outside of work, he lives with his wife Victoria, daughter Phoebe, 2 cats, Maggie and Louis, and their terrier, Ralph. He enjoys angling and plays golf.

John Dickerson

MA VetMB Cert EP CertEM (Stud Med) MRCVS

John graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1996. He joined Chine House in 1997 after a period doing research supervised by Professor Twink Allen at the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket. He gained his certificates in Equine Practice in 2003 and in Equine Medicine (Stud Medicine) in 2009. He became a partner in 2011.

His main interest continues to be studwork, particularly artificial insemination, and he is also in overall charge of equine anaesthesia at the practice.

Outside of work, he enjoys cycling and took part in the inaugural RideLondon-Surrey 100mile in 2013 raising over £1700 for Operation Smile UK. He is married to Tina and they have 2 young children, Rosie and Harriet

Con Hassett


Conleth Daniel Hassett graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1981 and during the following 13 years worked in predominately small animal practice in Co Meath, Wigan, Preston and Leicester. In 1994 he joined Chine House as a partner in charge of the small animal department. He is interested in all aspects of small animal practice, especially orthopaedic surgery. He is married to Aine, who runs the laboratory at Chine House. Aine is also a Trinity College graduate, gaining a primary degree in microbiology, and later a PhD in immunology. They have a grown-up family. Outside the practice he enjoys walking, reading, rugby, holidaying in France and enjoys the occasional glass of wine.

Tom Leaman


Tom graduated from Bristol University School of Veterinary Science in 1998. He joined Chine House in the August of that year and gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice in 2005. In 2015 The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons added Tom to their register of Advanced Veterinary Practitioners. Tom has a particular interest in Thoroughbred stud practice but enjoys most aspects of practice work. Tom is married to Claire and they have three children, Harry, Amelia and George. Outside of work, he enjoys country pursuits and cricket.

Martin Rudkin


Martin graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1996 and joined Chine House in the August of that year. He became a partner in 2005. Martin divides his time between large and small animal work and has particular interests in small animal medicine and cardiology. He is also responsible for the running of the farm side of the practice. From a local farming family, Martin developed a keen interest in farm practice at a young age, spending many years prior to vet school seeing practice with Michael Minns.

His spare time is spent with his wife, Sandra, and their two young daughters, as well as their four horses, four dogs and two cats. Martin enjoys running, photography and eventing.

Simon Turner

Simon Turner

Simon graduated from the University of Bristol in 1989. He worked in the army for 6 years. He served at The King’s Troop RHA, in Northern Ireland and Melton Mowbray. In 1995 he joined Chine House and developed the surgical facilities at the practice. He became a partner in 2005. His main interests are equine surgery and dentistry. Simon is a Riding Establishments Inspector. He is married to Edwina, one of our farm clients. They have 2 young children, Tristan and Francesca. Outside of work, Simon enjoys badminton, squash, hill walking and watching cricket.