Established in 2018, we are an exciting new equine practice based between Exeter and Exmouth and covering much of Devon. Our experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate team have worked in equine practice in this area for many years and are focused on providing a competitively priced yet outstanding service to our clients. We provide a full ambulatory service, including 24 hour emergency cover, but also have access to clinic, in patient and surgical facilities for more complex cases.
After starting his veterinary career in South Wales, Tony has spent over 20 working in Devon in predominantly equine practice, first at Wolfgar and then St Davids Equine Practice. He enjoys all aspects of first opinion equine work, but has developed special interests in lameness, poor performance, back pain and dentistry. Tony is a member of the ARVS (Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons) working at all meetings at Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses as The Senior Veterinary Surgeon; is an Official Treating FEI Vet; performs Riding School Licensing for the Council and is a member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. Outside work Tony enjoys walking on Dartmoor and on the Cornish coast path. He also has a passion for music and enjoys playing and listening to jazz saxophone.
David Gabriel BVSc MRCVS
Senior Equine Vet
David qualified from the University of Bristol as long ago as 1973, and has been in general practice ever since as an assistant, partner and practice owner. For the last 20 years he has dealt mainly and then exclusively with equine patients and deems it a privilege to care for these magnificent animals. Away from work horses still dominate his life as he rides his beloved Cob Jack and supports his wife, Liz, who competes at affiliated dressage with their Trakehner gelding, Raymond. In addition, there are their sheep, cats, poultry and tortoises to look after as well as loud music and New World red wines to explore.
Teresa Cordovil MSc MRCVS
Teresa graduated with an integrated master’s degree from the University of Lisbon in December 2013. After some travelling, she moved to Newmarket and completed an internship in equine orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging at the Animal Health Trust. Teresa then moved to Bristol where she completed her postgraduate diploma in clinical veterinary practice at the university. Teresa brought her skills to Devon in August 2017 and her main clinical interests include sports medicine, diagnostic imaging and orthopaedics. During her free time, Teresa enjoys travelling, baking and horse riding.
Eleanor Storey BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS
Eleanor’s passion for horses started at a very early age and after spending her late teens and early 20’s working on an eventing yard, nursing at The Liphook Equine Hospital and completing an honours degree in animal science, she moved to Edinburgh to undertake a second degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. After qualifying in 2010 Eleanor spent a year working as an ambulatory equine vet in West Yorkshire before moving to the South West to continue her career. Eleanor’s interests include dentistry, anaesthesia, racing, wound management and anything donkey related. She is a member of the ARVS (Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons) working at all meetings at Exeter and Newton Abbot Racecourses as an Official Treating Veterinary Surgeon, performs Riding School Licensing for the Council, is an Official Treating FEI Vet and is an Official Measurer on the Joint Measurement Board. Eleanor lives near East Budleigh with her husband, daughter and their dogs, Willow and Teal. She also has a few chickens. Eleanor enjoys running, skiing and wildlife photography.