Jo qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. She initially worked as an ambulatory vet in the Cotswolds before completing an internship at the University of Liverpool’s busy equine hospital. Following this, Jo worked at B&W Equine Vets (for the first time!) before returning to the University of Liverpool to undertake a residency and specialist training in equine surgery. She was awarded an MPhil for her research on survival after colic surgery and on risk factors for large colon torsion. After a short period as a surgeon in a large hospital in Sweden, she returned home to B&W Equine Hospital in 2014.
Jo enjoys all aspects of equine surgery and poor performance investigation, with a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery. Jo holds the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery and is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is recognised as an RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery. She has published studies on colic, joint disease and on kissing spine surgery, and has spoken at various national and international conferences. Jo enjoys following equestrian sport and has worked as a treating vet at Aintree and Cheltenham racecourses, and at Badminton, Blenheim and Hartpury Horse Trials. Outside of work Jo is kept busy with her young son, Oli, and, when she has time, can be seen running or biking around the countryside often pushing or dragging Oli accompanied by their Labrador, Freya!