Our Team

Stuart Philpott

Stuart has been working with horses for around 25 years. He started his equestrian career at Lackham College where he gained his BHSAI, instructor qualification. Alongside his teaching, he successfully completed the Monty Roberts Certificate of Horsemanship and ran a yard specialising in the breaking of youngsters and bringing on problem horses.

Having always been interested in the horse as ‘a whole’ rather than just riding alone, he decided to pursue a career in equine dentistry and in 2002, attended and successfully completed a course at the Academy of Dentistry in Idaho, USA . Back in the UK, he attended several courses run by the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT) and the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and on completion of these and 300 case studies, he was then eligible to sit and subsequently passed the BEVA accreditation exam. Passing this exam allows membership of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT), a regulatory body for equine dental technicians (EDTs) and equine vets with a special interest in dentistry.

He then went on to become a BAEDT council member for 4 years, including a 2 year term as the Chairman. During his time on council, he was responsible for running training courses for members.  He also worked closely with DEFRA  in the ongoing process of  bringing about clearer and more relevant legislation to help regulate the industry and clarify its’ role alongside the veterinary profession .

Through his work with the BAEDT, Stuart has become very passionate about the training and education of younger members of the profession and has attended many courses as an instructor and is also a mentor for the Equine Dentistry degree course at Plumpton College.

 

Ashley Smith

Ashley, like Stuart, started his career with horses by attending Lackham College and undertaking the Extended Diploma in Equine Management, before commencing his training with Stuart to become a qualified EDT.  Like Stuart, he is also a member of the BAEDT, making him one of less than 150 people in the UK to have successfully passed the only veterninary approved exam in the uk. Ashley has attended serveral training courses based in the UK where he provides tuition to student members of the BAEDT. 

He is experienced in treating horses competing at all levels and disciplines and has a particular interest in polo ponies and racehorses. At the other end of the scale, he has a family donkey called Zebedee, who is frequently the star of the show at local nativities and other events in his home village! Ashley lives with his wife Paige and their two children. They too are a horsey household, Paige also studied at Lackham College, and now works with broodmares at a thoroughbred stud.

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Anna Philpott

Anna is a veterinary surgeon and qualified from the University of Bristol in 2004. She provides our sedation service, complementing the services provided by the EDTs. 

Anna is married to Stuart and they have one son. Their joint passion for horses has meant that over the years, Stuart and Anna have owned, trained and ridden many horses. She has competed BE and enjoys all riding activities.

Cassy Room

Cassy started out on her career path with a foundation degree in Equine Dentistry at UWE/Hartpury College completing this in 2012. After graduating, she spent some time working in Northamptonshire eventually setting up her own business. She had a short break from dentistry to have a baby girl, after which, she came to join our team.
She is a keen rider and is a member of the local riding club.

Charlotte Waldon

Charlotte has completed a degree in Equine Dentistry from Plumpton College, previous to which she successfully completed the Equine Science foundation degree at Hartpury College. Charlotte initially started working with us on student placement as part of her degree and since graduating she has gone on to pass the BEVA accreditation exam and is now delevoping her own business at home near London. She will continue to work alongside Stuart and Ashley when they require extra help. 

Joey

Joey is undoubtedly the most well-known and popular member of the team!  He spends his days meeting his many admirers at the yards he visits, enjoying the company of his canine pals (most of the time!) and polishing off any left-over food the yard cats have made the mistake of leaving. He loves his work but is now enjoying semi-retirement so is mostly part-time.

Students

Occasionally there will be other students working alongside Ashley or Stuart, these are EDTs who are working towards the BEVA exam and are gaining tuition and advice. These EDTs have been assessed and always work within their own level of capabilities.


Continued Professional Development is something all industry bodies now expect from their members, the BAEDT is just the same and all employees of Field of Equitation Ltd attend regular training courses and lectures to keep up to date with any new equipment, treatments and changes in protocols.


 

STUART PHILPOTT
The Horse Dentist

07855 792 955
stuart@thehorsedentist.co.uk

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