I'm Jenny Staddon, clinical director at Ridings Equine Vets. I'm really excited to be part of
the team at Ridings Equine Vets. We are dedicated to being a veterinary practice that really
cares about you and your horse and want to go the extra mile to get to know you and what
you need from us. We realise everyone is different and try to tailor our service to your unique
When I was 13 my first horse George went lame. We called our local vet who after a brief
examination told me George could have navicular before getting in his car and drove off! I
had no idea what George having navicular could mean for his future – my parents were not
horsey and Google didn't exist (yes, I am that old!). I remember the sleepless nights of worry
and uncertainty over my best friend and absolute love of my life. George was fine in the end
and went on to have a very long ridden career without another day of lameness but it made
me realise that often the fear of what might happen to our horses can be far worse than the
reality. We love our horses, they are part of our family and when something is wrong we
worry for them more than we worry about ourselves! The only person that could have really
helped me when George was lame was our vet and I decided that day that I wanted to become
a horse vet to help other people that might be in a similar situation and do a better job of
supporting them than my vet had for me.
So that's why I'm here today having dedicated my life to working with horses. In 2013 I
returned to my Yorkshire roots to do what I set out to do at age 13; provide a veterinary
service dedicated to horses and their owners that really cares. I feel very lucky to have an
amazing team around me that all share the same vision for the practice. We want our clients
to feel their horse is in the best possible hands and know that we are here to help you with
any problem you have and find a solution.
We would love nothing more than to look after your horse and show you how different we
really are- we genuinely do care.
Jenny Staddon BVSc certAVP(EP) MRCVS
Jenny Staddon BVSc certAVP(EP) MRCVS
I'm Jenny Staddon, clinical director at Ridings Equine Vets. I'm really excited to be part of the team at Ridings Equine Vets, we are dedicated to being a veterinary practice that really cares about you and your horse and want to go the extra mile to get to know you and what you need from us. We realise everyone is different and try to tailor our service to your unique needs.
Adam Pawson BVMS MRCVS
Adam hails from Scotland - living in Ayrshire (though originally from Cheshire) he graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2006, and worked briefly for the Equine Vet Clinic in Renfrewshire. Before moving to Ridings Equine Vets he worked for an equine vet practice in Lancashire from 2007. He worked for several years in Lancashire focusing on lameness in horses, diagnostic imaging and dentistry, but loves the full range of work a general practice brings. Over the years he’s been on many courses (CPD) covering most aspects of equine work to keep his knowledge up-to-date. Adam started working at Ridings Equine in late 2016 and is looking forward to meeting more of the horses and their owners and travelling the rural parts of the county. Adam comes from a background of horses. Having lived on his parents’ livery-yard-come-riding-school he started riding a variety of horses at a young age - including a few naughty grey ponies! During that time he rode and competed in many areas; most things Pony Club (Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Tetrathlon, Mounted Games etc) including Dressage and SJ at National Championships, and winning at HOYS at Wembley! He later competed affiliated at BSJA and British Dressage but came to focus on Eventing, competing up to Intermediate level with his faithful horse Bert. Bert sadly passed away a few years ago - and though Adam intends to start riding again it hasn't happened yet... When not working he enjoys walking and hill climbing to explore the country and, more recently, the Italian Alps. He loves good food - eating and occasionally making it and he’s also trying to continue to improve his skiing - heading to Scotland or the Alps most years.
Jessica Putnam BVMedSci(Hons) BVM BVS (Hons) MRCVS
Jess joined the team in August 2016. After graduating from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2012 she then spent two years in general equine practice in Lancashire, treating a wide range of pleasure and competition horses. During that time, she further developed her interest and skills in lameness, wound management and preventative healthcare. In 2014, Jess moved to Rainbow Equine Hospital, a fully equipped RCVS Tier 3 Equine Referral Hospital in North Yorkshire to join the team as an intern (in-house hospital vet). She was responsible for emergency admissions, in-patient care, intensive care and anaesthesia, and was also involved with lameness investigations, medicine and poor performance work-ups, advanced imaging (CT/MRI) and dentistry. Following a year working in the hospital, Jess returned to her previous practice in Lancashire to expand the clinical services offered to their clients. Jess is currently studying for a RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice to further her knowledge of new treatments and stay up to date with recent clinical research enabling her to maintain the high level of services we aim to offer our patients here at Ridings Equine Vets. Having grown up in North Yorkshire, the opportunity to join Ridings Equine Vets in August 2016 was too good to miss, and Jess is enjoying living and working back in the area. Over the years she has competed in dressage, show jumping, eventing, showing, pony club and university riding teams. Outside work, her interests include walking, skiing, Italian cuisine and baking cakes!
Jess Timmins BVetMed MRCVS
Jess joined us in July 2018, returning to Yorkshire after 5 years studying at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She used to own her own ex-racehorse and has a soft spot for thoroughbreds. During her free time in London she helped exercise horses for the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in Hyde Park. Jess is keen to develop her interests within all areas of first opinion equine practice and is looking forward to meeting all our clients and getting to know your horses
Marco Pesola DVM MRCVS
Marco is Italian and started his veterinary career working in a large equine hospital in Italy. He moved to the UK in 2013 and has been working in our area for the last few years. Marco's passion is equine dentistry and he has a specialist interest in advanced dentistry cases. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Adele and their family of cats, dogs and chickens, he's also a keen gardener!
Annabel joined the Practice in August 2016 as our Receptionist. Most of you will have at least spoken to her, if not met her when calling into the office, or attending one of our Client Evenings. Whilst Annabel no longer has her own horse, she is still involved with horses through her daughters, and spends most evenings and weekend chasing round after them. She also has a dog, Molly, which she rescued from the side of the road 4 years ago, and who loves to go for long walks, when she’s not sleeping on the sofa!
Julie joined the team in summer 2018 as part of the reception team. She brings with her a wealth of experience both in veterinary practice and with horses. Julie has two lovely mares Clara and Zoe and along with Sam her border terrier they take up most of Julies spare time! When she's not with the animals Julie is taking care of her husband 'Buster', her two boys and her young grandson. He's only one but Julie's already got high hopes for his equestrian introduction happening very soon!
Vicky is our Head Veterinary Groom and has been with the practice since June 2015. When she isn't caring for our inpatients or assisting vets out on the road you will find her ordering supplies and fixing equipment. Out of work Vicky loves long walks with her crazy collie dog Jessie, cuddling her kittens and jumping anything in sight on her pony Rosie. She's also a gym addict! Vicky has a long history of handling all different types of horse and is always on hand to help out.
Kate joined the Ridings team in March 2017 where she assists our head groom Vicky with caring for our inpatients. You may also see her out and about assisting our vets on calls. Kate has lots of horsey experience and has hit the ground running- most likely as she used to be a 200m sprinter. Kate has two horses of her own and loves spending her spare time with them, as well as getting lost in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside walking her Jack Russel; Buzz.
Nicky joined Ridings Equine Vets in September 2017. She came to us after working in education, so she can now say she has worked with children and animals. She must be crazy! Nicky’s role is to help our clients with their insurance claims and to keep all our billing and payments in check. She has always been passionate about animals, and got her first horse for Christmas in 2016. She can often be found galloping down the riverbank with her Haflinger Mozart, or schooling over a course of jumps. Mo keeps her busy, as he loves to roll in the mud, but when she has some spare time she loves to bake tasty treats for the office and get lost in a good book.
All of the team at Ridings Equine Vets have owned horses so we know how special they are. We also know they can be expensive and it can sometimes be difficult to budget wisely for your horses’ healthcare.
At Ridings Equine Vets we are passionate about equine dentistry and are committed to making sure your horses’ mouth is in the best condition possible.