Meet The Team


Anja Walker


Anja has worked in Equine practice since graduating from Liverpool University in 1999, both in hospital and ambulatory practice. She enjoys working with all types of horse from Shetlands to competition horses.
Anja’s personal interest is in carriage driving and she was fortunate to be a team vet for the British Carriage Driving team for some years. Anja competes in driving trials with her Dutch Warmblood as often as she can.


Andrew Walker


Andrew graduated from Edinburgh University in 1980. He went on to practice in Lancashire, Scotland and then Somerset. Andrew has vast experience across all aspects of equine veterinary work, including racing, competition horses and lameness. When he gets the chance, Andrew enjoys riding his Dutch Warmblood and partaking in the occasional glass of red wine …


Alessia Sorrentino


Alessia qualified from Naples University, Italy in 2008. After having completed a 12 month internship in an equine practice in Bergamo, Italy, she developed a special interest in assisted reproductive techniques in the horse.

Alessia has worked in practice in the UK for a number of years and moved to the Southwest in March 2019 to work in mixed equine practice, she enjoys all aspects of equine internal medicine and emergency care.

Alessia has extensive experience with fresh, chilled and frozen semen breeding, together with embryo transfer, stallion management and foal care. She has spent 12 breeding seasons providing services to Thoroughbred stud farms and Sports Horse breeding clients in the UK and Italy. Alessia continues her professional development with further study for her equine medicine certificate, with focus on breeding.

She has travelled to Saudi Arabia and Jordan to work in equine practices, working with show arabs, racehorses and local pleasure horses.

Outside work Alessia enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, but travelling to exotic destinations is what she loves most.


Heather Greenslade

Practice Manager & Nurse (RVN & REVN)

Heather qualified as a Vet Nurse in 1976 & Equine Veterinary Nurse in 2007, she has considerable experience of lecturing in the subject of veterinary nursing.

Heather adds huge value to the team in her role as Practice Manager, both with her business acumen and also her equine nursing knowledge.

Heather’s hobbies include National Hunt racing & walking in the countryside. She has ridden and produced Point to Point winners, helped to produce international Pony Club horses & ponies for children to ride, and is a member of the National Pony Club Tetrathlon Committee.


Lucy Forrest

Office Team & Nurse (REVN)

Lucy qualified as an Equine Veterinary Nurse in 2009, she has experience in all aspects of equine veterinary nursing, including surgery and hospital care.

Lucy has experience of small animal practice as well as human medicine. Lucy helps run the office, as well as carrying out nursing duties.

Outside of work, Lucy has two small children to keep her busy, and occasionally enjoys riding her pony ‘Custard’.

Emily Wollacott

Office Team & Nursing Assistant

Emily achieved her Level 2 Animal Nursing Assistant Certificate at Bicton College, before working at a local riding school for 9 years. Emily joined the team to help in all areas of the practice including
reception and some nursing. Emily has recently acquired her BVRA Accredited Veterinary Receptionist and Level 3 Equine First Aid.

Emily spends her spare time point to point racing and looking after her horse and pony ‘Beau’ and ‘Polo’.


Becky James

Accounts and Insurance Administrator (SQP)

Becky achieved her SQP AMTRA qualification in 2017 whilst working for a small animal practice. She joined our team in September 2023 and is now studying to become an equine SQP.

Outside of work Becky is kept busy with her young daughter who loves riding her Dartmoor pony Cinders. Becky also enjoys competing her ex-racehorse Beau as well as bringing on her Dutch Warmblood Edgar.