Committee

The Committee of the Association liaises with the British Horseracing Authority [BHA] and other equine bodies and associations on veterinary matters within the racing industry, advising on veterinary and welfare issues. Members of the Committee attend regular meetings to advise on and discuss  these matters.

Graham Fowke MA VetMB CertEM(Stud Medicine) MRCVS
Chairman – chairman@arvs.org.uk

Graham is one of the founding directors of Cotts Equine with a caseload primarily of thoroughbred racing yards. Graham has been officiating at Welsh point to points for 17 years and been senior veterinary surgeon at Ffos Las since the first race there in 2009.

James Tipp BVSc MRCVS
Treasurer

Jim is a 1987 Bristol graduate and a founding partner of Fyrnwy Equine Clinics, a 15 vet equine practice in Shropshire. Jim has over 25 years experience working with thoroughbred stud and training yards.

Jim is on the veterinary team at Uttoxeter racecourse and the Senior Veterinary Surgeon at Aintree racecourse.

Alasdair Topp BVM&S Cert AVP (EOS) MRCVS
BHA Representative

Alasdair qualified from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School in 1986 and has worked in equine practice since 1990 and is now a partner at Nantwich Veterinary Group.

He has been a racecourse veterinary surgeon for the last 22 years regularly attending Haydock and Aintree along with a number of local point to points.

David Lloyd  BVMS CertES (Orth) DECVS MRCVS
Scientific Meeting Organiser 

David is a partner at Liphook Equine Hospital. David qualified as a European Diplomate in Equine Surgery in 2009 and was registered as a Specialist in all areas of equine surgery in 2010.

The majority of racing work comes via referrals but he relishes the occasional journey out to yards and the gallops as he has kept a keen interest in racing since Newmarket days.  Duties at point-to-point events have been dotted along the way in Cornwall and the West Country and, nowadays, he is regularly on duty at Goodwood racecourse and Hackwood point-to-point meetings.

Dr Ellen Singer DCM DVSc DipACVS/ECVS MRCVS
Associate Scientific Meeting Organiser

Ellen graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She then spent time at Ontario Veterinary College between 1990 -1994 and the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine in Israel between 1994 -1995. She was appointed as Lecturer in Equine Orthopaedics at the University of Liverpool in 1996 and subsequently as Senior Lecturer in 2002. Ellen is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgery.

Ellen performs veterinary duties at Blenheim 3 day event and at Aintree and Haydock Park racecourses. She is an experienced rider and competes her own horse at affiliated events.

Sally Booth BSc BVSc MRCVS
Sponsorship Organiser

Sally qualified from Liverpool University and worked in mixed practice before she came to work at Robson & Prescott, taking a partnership in August 2001. Sally is the senior equine director with a particular interest in lameness evaluations and medicine but particularly wounds and their management.

Matthew Tong BVSc CertEP CertVR MRCVS
Website Manager

Matthew Tong has been in equine practice in Huntingdon for over twenty five years, after a short period in practice in North Yorkshire. He is a Director at Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic. He holds the RCVS Certificates in Equine Practice and Radiology.

He is Senior Veterinary Surgeon at Huntingdon Racecourse and is part of the veterinary team at Towcester racecourse. He is also a Veterinary Officer for the British Horseracing Authority.

James Bosley BVetMed MRCVS

James qualified at Royal Veterinary College in 2001 and after 4 years in mixed equine practice in Devon and 4 years in New Zealand doing equine work (standardbreds, thoroughbreds and pleasure horse) in 2009 he returned to the UK and set up Dilliway & Bosley Equine Veterinary Surgeons ( 60% is racing work with most of that being national hunt and point to point yards).

Now a 4 man practice (Dilliway Bosley & Walker Equine Veterinary Surgeons) covering a large part of Devon & Somerset.  James provides cover for 7 point to point meets per year.

Shaun McKane BVSc BSc(vet) PhD Dip ACVIM Dip ECEIM
Communication Officer

Shaun qualified from the University of Sydney in 1993. After a time in equine practice he completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne, centred on the effects of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage on racehorse lungs.

He moved to Oregon State University in 1999, to undertake a residency position and become a Boarded Specialist with the American College of Equine Internal Medicine. In 2002, he was a senior lecturer in equine medicine to the University of Liverpool and became a Registered RCVS and European College Specialist in Equine Medicine.

Shaun has a wide range of clinical interests including respiratory disease, cardiology, ophthalmology and neurology and is now a Director at Cotts Equine Hospital in Wales.