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, children Phoebe and Joshua, 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

Jonathan Garratt

RCVS Advanced Veterinary Practitioner

Jonathan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2004. He joined Chine House shortly afterwards and enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary work. Jonathan gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice in 2012 and was added to The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons register of Advanced Veterinary Practitioners in 2015. He was made a partner in 2018. Jonathan is married to Jennie and they have two daughters, Emilia and Holly, and a border terrier, Monty. Outside of work, Jonathan is a keen cyclist and competes in triathlons. He also enjoys watching Leicester Tigers and Nottingham Forest.

Craig Hunt

BVetMed Cert SAM DZooMed MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Craig qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1997 and proceeded to work in mixed-species practice in East Sussex for 5 years. A subsequent move to Gloucestershire for 3 years followed, before settling at Chine House Veterinary Hospital in November 2005. He obtained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2000 and the RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2002. In 2013 he was awarded the RCVS Diploma in Zoo Medicine, one of only a small number of veterinary surgeons to achieve it in this country. In 2014 he was recognised as a specialist by the RCVS. Craig was made a partner in 2018.

Craig aims to provide a personal and high quality first and second opinion service in ‘exotic pet’ medicine and surgery. Most species of exotic pet are catered for including parrots, raptors, ornamental fowl, reptiles, rabbits, rodents, small mammals, ferrets, primates, amphibians, ornamental fish and invertebrates. He is especially interested in improving owner awareness relating to husbandry and care of exotic species.

He is a member of numerous “exotic” animal societies including BVZS, AAV, ARAV and AAZV. His spare time is spent pursuing hobbies in falconry, cooking, scuba diving and looking after a large menagerie at home! More recently he has been helping his partner, Wendy, in promoting the UK’s first pet blood bank with regular blood drives at Chine House.

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. After qualifying he worked in the army for 6 years. He served at The King’s Troop RHA,St John’s Wood, Northern Ireland and at the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray. In 1995 he joined Chine House and developed the equine surgical facilities at the new hospital site in Sileby. He became a partner in 2005. His main work interests are equine surgery and dentistry. Simon is a Riding Establishments Inspector. He is married to Edwina, a local beef and arable farmer. They have 2 teenage children, Tristan and Francesca. Outside of work, Simon enjoys badminton, cycling, hill walking and watching cricket.