Philip received a veterinary degree from Cambridge University in 2003. Working initially in mixed practices in Norfolk and Dorset, he then undertook an equine internal medicine residency at the Equine Referral Hospital at the Royal Veterinary College in London where he gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. In 2011 he gained by examination the European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine (DipECEIM) and became a European recognised specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. In 2016 he was also recognised as an RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.
In 2011 he co-founded Buckingham Equine Vets, and has spent the subsequent years developing the practice to meet the needs of local clients. He also runs Buckingham Equine Medicine Referrals to provide specialist expertise to complex medicine cases both locally and far afield.
Philip particularly interests are in equine infectious diseases, gastroscopy, sarcoid removal, and ophthalmology. He regularly lectures on these conditions and more throughout the UK and is a regular contributor to the equine press, veterinary magazines and scientific publication (see below).
Much of Philip’s spare time is consumed writing scientific reports, papers and presentations, but he is also kept busy with his family commitments supporting his young daughter Emilia with his wife Katie and ably assisted by his Labrador Grouse.
Lectures and non-peer reviewed publications:
• Equine Influenza Pioneers Circle – 2019 – https://www.boehringer-academy.co.uk
• Insidious form of equine recurrent uveitis – Veterinary Times 2018 – https://www.vettimes.co.uk/article/insidious-form-of-equine-recurrent-uveitis/
• London Vet Show 2017 – Is there more to equine oncology than sarcoids
• Managing Equine Infectious Respiratory Disease Outbreaks 2016 – Webinar for BI academy – https://www.boehringer-academy.co.uk
• London Vet Show 2016 – Strangles – Panic on the Yard!
• Infectious disease: topical, new and emerging threats to UK equines – 2016 – Veterinary Times https://www.vettimes.co.uk/article/infectious-diseases-topical-new-and-emerging-threats-to-uk-equines/
• Scoping Horse. How to get to where you need to go every time – UK-Vet Equine 2016
• BEVA Congress Committee 2015 – Internal Medicine
• BEVA Congress 2015 – Strangles Prevention: Treating Carriers, Vaccine Use, now and in the future
• Implementing biosecurity in an equine environment – 2015 – Veterinary Times – https://www.vettimes.co.uk/article/implementing-biosecurity-in-an-equine-environment/
• Equine Herpesvirus – Best Management Practice – 2014 – https://www.vettimes.co.uk/article/equine-herpesvirus-best-management-practice/
• BEVA Central England Regional Meeting – Tumours of the head Diagnosis and Treatment – April 2013
• BEVA East Anglia Regional Meeting – Management of an infectious disease yard outbreak – April 2013
Equine encephalosis virus: evidence for circulation beyond southern Africa. Epidemiology and Infection 2012 Nov; 140(11):1982-6
Characterisation of Strangles Outbreaks in the UK: Use of M-protein typing of Streptococcus equine subspecies equine. Equine Veterinary Journal 2010
C. Borne disease virus infection of a horse in Great Britain. Vet Record 2011 Published Online First: 2 March 2011, Apr, 168(14), 380.
African Horse Sickness in The Gambia: Circulation of a live attenuated vaccine-derived strain. Epidemiology and Infection 2012 Mr, 140(3) 462-5.
Gastrointestinal hyperammonaemia in a 35 day old Warmblood-cross ﬁlly. Equine Veterinary Education
Inguinal herniation of the large colon in a cob gelding four weeks after castration. Vet Rec. 2009 Sep 26;165(13):380-1. PubMed ID 19783854
Molecular Epidemiology of strangles in the UK – Focus article for the DEFRA/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance Report 4Q 2008.
Equine Neurology (book chapter) – Diagnostic Techniques in Equine Medicine 2nd Edition (2010) Eds Taylor, Brazil and Hillyer. October 2009. ISBN: 978-0-7020-2792-5
Hogweed suspect of causing primary photosensitisation in a horse. Veterinary Record 2011 July16;169(3):81-2