The home of Stringer Equine Veterinary Practice
Richard M Stringer BVSc MRCVS
Richard was born and raised in Yorkshire and attended the Liverpool University Vet School but has spent all of his working years in Devon. After several years working in mixed practice Richard decided he wanted to pursue a horses-only career and founded Stringer Equine in 2009.
Richard has a particular interest in reproduction and lameness, keeping competition horses running and investigating poor performance.
When not working, Richard likes to cook and play farms with his young family. He hunts when he can and keeps a flock of pedigree Greyface Dartmoor sheep and a couple of pigs (and a few horses).
Jamie Gibbs MVB MRCVS
Jamie Gibbs has been with us since early 2011 after spending two years “down under” working on some of the biggest thoroughbred studs, before this he worked in mixed practice in Ireland before deciding to specialise in horses.
Jamie likes to relax(!) by adventure racing, playing the guitar and going to folk nights. He loves the sea and when work allows will surf as much as possible. Jamie is also a big fan of rugby and follows the Chiefs (come on Ireland…).
He always looks forward to the start of the stud season and has a particular interest in dentistry, lameness and general health.
Sophie Eaden BVSc MRCVS
Sophie graduated from Bristol University and started out in mixed practice in Devon. Having decided she didn’t like cats or cows that much, and that horses were all she wanted to do, she moved up to an equine practice in Derbyshire. However she missed the South West and is very happy to be back down in Devon, joining Stringer Equine in October 2015.
She enjoys all aspects of equine ambulatory practice but her main interests are lameness, reproduction and internal medicine.
Sophie doesn’t have her own horse any more (at the moment…) but evented and hunted when younger and whilst at university. She misses riding a lot and takes the opportunity to ride whenever she can.
Her cheeky terrier Badger goes everywhere with Sophie. He has some great tricks and has proved to be a bit of a star at agility – something they’re hoping to do more of down here in Devon.
Jennie Henderson, Veterinary Nurse
Jennie is a fully qualified veterinary nurse and has been with Stringer Equine since 2011. Jennie is often out of the office assisting vets with radiography, gastroscopy and any surgical procedures that are undertaken and when not busy “on the road” manages the practice lab and pharmacy.
Jennie is also qualified as an AI technician and involved with a lot of the practices breeding work including collecting from stallions, analysing, processing, transporting and freezing semen and booking AI packages.
Somewhere in between all the above Jennie manages to look after her 3 horses and faithful dog and competes locally.