Equine Team

Paul May - BVMS, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I am a large animal practitioner, with a particular interest in equine.  I am based at our Newbiggin centre, and have responsibility for the purpose built equine centre. I have a keen interest in Fell ponies and the Fell Pony Syndrome and have been involved in several research projects on the subject. I also particularly enjoy lameness and racing work.

In my spare time I am a keen artist and sculptor.

Gregor Hepburn - BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Edinburgh Royal (Dick) Vet school in July 2015.  I have a strong interest in equine medicine and having been brought up on a mixed farm in the Scottish borders, I am happy with all things large animal based.  I am a keen horse rider with a particular interest in racehorses.  While not at work I can either be found with the local hunt or helping on the farm.

Kelly Smith - BSc (hons)

Equine Technician

I have worked at Paragon since October 2008.  Prior to working here I had just completed an Equine Sports Science degree at Nottingham Trent University.  I work within the equine department at Newbiggin, both on and off site and occasionally assist with other large animal work.  I am responsible for caring for the equine in-patients at Newbiggin and assisting with lameness investigations and surgery.

Outside of work I have recently had a baby and have a range of horses at home:from youngsters to an old pony. I compete regularly at BS shows with my horse Kimberly and many of you may see me at local shows.