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Kate Rapley


Kate graduated from Liverpool Veterinary School in 2004 and has worked in the local area ever since. Kate enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary work with a particular interest in lameness, corrective shoeing and dentistry.  Kate’s experience and dedication has allowed her to provide veterinary care to many of her patients throughout their entire careers, from birth into old age. Holistic care of older horses, ponies and donkeys is Kate’s passion and balancing multimodal treatment of their ailments is key to her success.

Kate is well known for her friendly, approachable manor and taking time understand clients concerns. In her spare time, Kate cares for her own retired native pony and trains her Border Collies in agility and scent work.

Kathryn Penn


Kathryn graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2008. After 13 years in equine practice in Somerset and the South West Kathryn became well known throughout the region both as a referral and first opinion vet. Kathryn has additional qualifications and Certificates in Advanced Veterinary Practice, Equine General Practice, Equine Dentistry and Orthopaedics bringing substantial technical and practical experience to the equine team.

She has interests in pre-purchase examinations, reproduction and medical cases and is currently studying advanced diagnostics and treatment of lameness. Her wide areas of knowledge and experience are highly valued by clients and colleagues alike.

Kathryn is a keen rider and also an official in a number of equine disciplines including dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance, hunting and Le Trec. Kathryn is often accompanied on her rounds with her two cocker spaniels.


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