Lanark Branch: 01555 660000

Lanark branch: 01555 660000

Equine Vets

  • Andrew McDiarmid BVM&S Cert ES (Orth) FRCVS

    Equine Director

    Branch: Lanark

    Joined Clyde vet group in 2002 and has been the partner responsible for the equine side of the practice since 2003.  He qualified from Edinburgh in 1988 and worked initially at the Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire. Andrew joined the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School in Edinburgh in 1990, first as the ILPH Resident in Equine Orthopaedics, then undertook a lecturer position before becoming a senior lecturer and head of Large Animal Orthopaedics.  Between 1994-2000 Andrew was on a three-person rota providing the emergency equine surgery service at Edinburgh University.  Andrew’s area of expertise is equine lameness on which he has published many original scientific papers and has lectured at numerous veterinary conferences around the world. He has been chief examiner for the RCVS certificate exams. In 2020 Andrew became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Outside work Andrew's time is taken up with his children, and when time allows enjoys cycling, curling and skiing.

  • Will Marshall BVMS MRCVS

    Equine Director

    Branch: Stirling

    • Director responsible for Stirling 
    • Specialises in racehorses, sports horse medicine, lameness and dental work 
  • Jamie Christie BVMS CertAVP(ESO) MRCVS

    Equine Director

    Branch: Lanark

    Originally from Stirlingshire, Jamie graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2003. After 3 years in mixed practice in South Wales and 18 months travelling and working in Australia and New Zealand, Jamie has spent seven years working at a large first opinion and referral equine practice in Yorkshire. During his time there he became more involved in the horses in training and lameness side of the practice, completing his Royal College certificate in Equine Orthopaedics in 2012. Jamie joined the equine division of Clyde Vet Group in 2015 in a both ambulatory and hospital based role, becoming a director in 2018. 

  • Alison Howie BVMS Cert AVP (ESO) MRCVS

    Equine Vet

    Branch: Lanark

    graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2008. Following graduation she moved to London where she worked as an intern in the equine hospital at the Royal Veterinary College. After 12 months she moved back up to Scotland and worked in mixed practice focusing mostly on the equine side. Alison joined Clyde Vet Group in 2010 as a full time equine vet. She is studying for the Royal College Certificate in Equine Orthopaedics.She enjoys all aspects of equine work although her main interests lie in anaesthesia and surgery. Outside of work Alison enjoys playing tennis and walking her Labrador, Presley.

  • Neaera Fletcher BSc(Hons) BVMS CertAVP(EM, ED) MRCVS

    Equine Vet

    Branch: Stirling

    • Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in equine medicine and dentistry 
    • Anaesthesia, medicine and reproduction. 
    • Obtained RCVS certificate in equine dentistry, one of very few vets with this qualification 
  • Eilish Busby BVMS MRCVS

    Equine Vet

    Branch: Stirling

    • Keen interest in internal and sports medicine 
    • Undertaking a certificate in advanced equine vet practice 
  • Clare Borthwick BVM&S MRCVS

    Equine Vet

    Branch: Lanark

    After qualifying from Edinburgh in 2013 Clare moved down to Lancashire to begin work in an equine practice in the beautiful Ribble Valley.  In 2015 she started an 18 months internship programme at Leahurst Equine Hospital, part of Liverpool Vet School. Working at a large referral hospital Clare was exposed to a variety of cases and developed a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of colics. 

    In 2017 she returned home to Scotland and joined the team at Clyde Vet Group. Here she enjoys seeing (and chatting to!) all the clients out on the road doing both routine and emergency calls. As well as road work, Clare helps looks after inpatients at the clinic and performs general anaesthetics and bone scans. Clare hopes to complete her Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Equine Medicine.    

    Clare is married to Tim, one of our Small Animal vets, and they have a baby girl Rachel. Outside work she likes running and walking their wire-haired Dachshund  Walter. Clare has also ridden from a young age and is on the hunt for that ‘Mother Daughter Share’ ...just as soon as her husband lets her! 

  • Suzanne Duncan BVMS CertAVP(EM) MRCVS

    Equine Vet

    Branch: Stirling

    • Specialises in internal medicine, ophthalmology, neonatology/foal care and racework. 
    • Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in equine medicine. 
  • Alice Campbell BVMS MRCVS

    Equine assistant

    Branch: Lanark

    Alice completed a 3 year degree at Hartpury college in Equine Sports Science before applying to Glasgow Vet School. Following graduating, she moved down south working in small animal and equine practice. After 2 years Alice was desperate to get back up to Scotland and work purely in equine practice. 
    Alice enjoys all aspects of equine work, especially being out on the road meeting clients. In her free time, Alice trains for long distance triathlons and enjoys walking her dogs, Tattie and Motsi.
  • Mercedes Perez MRCVS

    Equine assistant

    Branch: Lanark

    To follow
  • Luanne Hunt BVM&S MRCVS

    Equine assistant

    Branch: Lanark

    To follow

Associated Consultancy Team

  • Geoff Lane BVetMed DESTS FRCVS

    Branch: Lanark

    Graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1969. After a period in mixed practice in Berkshire he moved to Bristol University to undergo training as an ENT Surgeon & gaining his Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1974 and  remaining at the University for 30 years. He is a recognised RCVS Specialist in Soft Tissue Surgery and was a BEVA President in 1989. Since 1998 he has carried out consulting work for private referral practices and performs several hundred upper respiratory tract procedures each year.

  • Sandy Beveridge FWCF

    Branch: Lanark

    has practiced farriery for the past twenty nine years. He gained his fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers in 1989 and has been an Examiner for the Company for the last twenty years.

  • Stewart Armstrong FWCF

    Branch: Stirling / Lanark

    has practiced farriery for the past sixteen years and gained the Fellowship of the Worship Company of Farriers in 2005 making him the youngest person to gain this exam. He has recently been invited by the Worshipful Company to be an examiner and has competed with success at both local and international level.