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B&W Stud and Reproduction Services - Team

Chris Shepherd

Chris Shepherd BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Chris is a Director of the B&W Equine Group and is responsible for running the Stud and Reproduction centre at Willesley and overseeing the provision of veterinary services to the outside studs. He has been instrumental in the development of AI in the UK over the last 25 years. He has a special interest in stallion fertility and oversees one of the largest equine semen freezing centres in the country.

Kelly Harrison-Tait

Kelly Harrison-Tait BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kelly completed a rotational internship at B&W before working for their busy Cardiff practice. Kelly then took a position as sole veterinarian on a busy quarter horse stud in Australia. Daily work involved AI with both fresh and frozen semen, embryo transfer and collecting, processing and evaluating semen. Kelly returned to the Willesley Clinic in Spring 2014 as part of the stud team. In the spring of 2018, she gained the Advanced Veterinary Practice Certificate in Equine Stud Medicine.

Lucy Collins BVM BVS MRCVS(Hons)

Veterinary Surgeon

Lucy graduated from Nottingham vet school in 2015. She went straight into an equine practice with a large proportion of stud and performance horse work where she stayed for 2.5 years. She left here to spend the winter of 2017 in New Zealand completing a stud season and is now back and excited to join the B and W Equine Vets team! Her main interests lie in studwork and dentistry but she enjoys all other aspects of equine practise too. Outside of work, she enjoys competing in triathlons, walking her naughty spaniel ‘Roo’ and socialising.

Daniele Longhitano

Daniele Longhitano DVM MRCVS

Daniele graduated from the University of Perugia in Italy, in 2013. He completed a one-year rotating internship at the Equine Clinic in the University of Perugia followed by a full breeding season in a large stud farm in Italy. In the search of improving his skills, the next stud season he worked in France with different types of racing, sport and leisure horses. Thereafter he came back to work in Italy, completing another season, before the opportunity to join the B & W Equine Vets team. His main interest is equine reproduction but he enjoys all other aspects of equine practice too. When not working he enjoys snowboarding, climbing and riding his horse.

Carol Potts

Carol Potts

Stud Office Manager

Carol has worked for B&W Equine Vets at the Willesley Clinic since 2006. She manages the office for the Stud & Reproduction department along side Becky and has been running the semen sourcing part of the Clinic since 2011. Carol has been involved with horses and ridden all her life, now enjoying supporting her elder daughter compete alongside walking her Labrador and Jack Russell Terrier.

Becky Kingston

Becky Kingston

Stud Manager

Becky has worked for B&W Equine Vets at the Willesley Clinic since January 2018 after previously working at our Breadstone Clinic. She manages the Stud and Reproduction department where she is responsible for AI and ET of visiting mares as well as semen collection and processing for visiting stallions. Becky has been involved with horses all of her life and over the years has competed in most disciplines. Highlights include competing at the Royal International and Horse of the Year Show. Now she enjoys walking her Labrador and Cocker Spaniel in her spare time.


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