Meet The Team
Claire Robinson - BVSc MSc CertAVP(EOS) (ESST) MRCVS
Claire grew up in Nantwich and graduated from University of Liverpool in 2010. In 2012 Claire started at internship at Rossdale’s Equine Hospital in Newmarket were she became experienced in the diagnosis and management of lameness as well as a wide range of sport horse and racehorse conditions. Claire’s particular interest is in lameness and surgery and in October 2013 she started a ‘Residency in Equine Surgery’ at the University of Liverpool, during which she gained experience in all types of surgery and complex lameness investigation. Claire holds the certificate in advanced veterinary practice in equine soft tissue surgery and equine orthopaedic surgery with a particular interest in orthopaedic imaging. Claire also holds a masters degree in the investigation of septic joints and has publications on septic joints and eye surgery. Claire’s research led to invitations to speak at the European and American College of Veterinary Surgeons Congresses in 2015 and 2016. Claire is also an FEI permitted treating vet and a member of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons.
Geraldine Long - BVSc MRCVS
Geri qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2016 and joined the team in August. As our resident Intern, she looks after the yard as well as assisting the other vets with their calls and anaesthetics in surgery. She is particularly interested in reproduction and is looking forward to the stud season. Outside of work, Geri enjoys spending time with her horse Wizard and hopes to compete with him in the spring.
Daniel Cripwell - BSc (Hons) BVSc CertAVP (EM) PgCert (VPS) MRCVS
Dan qualified in 2011 from the University of Liverpool and joined us in 2013 after completing an internship at Cotts Farm Equine Hospital in South West Wales. Dan's special interest is all things internal medicine and he has also written and published within this subject area. He is a holder of the RCVS postgraduate certificate of advanced veterinary practice within the discipline of equine internal medicine and It is to him that we all turn with problems in this area.
Dan's particular interests are Ophthalmology, Endocrinology, Dermatology and Gastroenterology.
Laura Antlett - BVetMed MRCVS
Laura qualified in 2005 and joined our team in 2008
Laura is back part time after the birth of her son, Rory. She is enjoying the challenge of balancing a busy professional life with being a mum. Laura's main interests remain foal and youngstock medicine as well as being a skilled anaesthetist. Laura is studying for her advanced practicioner status in the area of Equine Medicine.
Eadaoin McLoughlin - DVM CertAVP MRCVS
Eadaoin qualified in 2010 and joined us in 2012 after an intense internship with very respected sport horse veterinary practice.
Her main interests are lameness and orthopaedics but she is also skilled at anaesthetics and stud work. She too, is working hard towards her advanced practitioner status in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery. Eadaoin is from a respected equestrian family and her excellent horse handling and understanding is a great asset to the practice.
Alastair Sanderson - BVSc CertAVP (EOS, EP) MRCVS
Alastair qualified from Bristol University in 2006 and spent the next 2 years working in equine practice in Manchester. Following a period of time spent travelling, he went to Australia to work as a locum vet over the stud season at a racing practice in Perth. On returning to England, he joined Nantwich Veterinary Group in May 2009.
His main areas of interest are disorders of the racehorse and lameness. He has recently completed the RCVS Certificate's in Equine Practice and Equine Orthopaedic Surgery. Alastair is also an attending vet for Haydock and Aintree Racecourse.
Away from work, his main interest is music and he plays trombone with a local jazz band. Ali and his wife Lorraine welcomed the birth of their baby boy Blair in January 2015.
Alasdair Topp - BVM&S Cert AVP (EOS) MRCVS
Qualified from Edinburgh in 1986 and joined NVG in 1994 and was admitted to the partnership in 1997. Keen surgeon and racehorse and racecourse vet covering duties at Aintree and Haydock. His other interests lie in problems of the performance horse and he has recently been awarded his advanced practitioner status in equine orthopaedic surgery.
Campbell Thompson - BVM&S MRCVS
Qualified in 1987 and has been in Nantwich since week after qualifying and is now longest serving partner, joining partnership in 1995. His all-consuming passion is the problems of the athletic horse but also manages to do a significant amount of studwork and artificial insemination.
Campbell was British Equestrian Team Vet for over 4 years including the Sydney Olympics. He has presented on sport horse problems frequently to local and even international groups.
He continues to ride frequently and competitively, qualifying for Bronze league final at HOYS in 2014 and 2015.