Paul May - BVMS, MRCVS
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.
Sarah Hogg - BA VetMB MRCVS
I am back working part time at Paragon, generally Mondays, Tuesdays and every other Wednesday as well as covering a share of the on-call rota . I qualified from Cambridge in 2011 as a vet then briefly worked in a mixed practice before moving into equine practice and completing an internship at Leahurst Equine Hospital. Currently I am working towards my Advanced Practice Certificate. I have a particular interest in equine Acupuncture and will be offering this service whilst working at Paragon. I also particularly enjoy dentistry and nutrition. Outside of work I have a young son called Chase and enjoy running and yoga.
Kristen Holland - BVMed (hons) MRCVS
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and have spent time working at an equine hospital in Staffordshire. My main interests include lameness, stud medicine and colic. I have grown up with horses and have had a go at everything from pony club through to polocrosse.
When I'm not at work I enjoy exploring the Lake District with my dog Quest, baking and rowing.
Kelly Smith - BSc (hons) SQP-J
I have worked at Paragon since October 2008, currently only working part time due to family commitments. 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 looking after the equine in-patients at Newbiggin and assisting the vets with clincal work. I also help to organise the equine diary, liase with clients and complete office paperwork.
Outside of work I have two small boys; James and Charlie. I also have a few horses at home; ranging from youngsters to a kids pony. I compete at BS shows where possible.
Sian Edwards - SQP-J
I joined Paragon in November 2017 to work within the equine department. I am responsible for the day to day care of any inpatients at Newbiggin and assist the vets with any clinical work. I also help to organise the equine diary, liase with clients and complete paperwork.
I have had horses for many years and have previously worked on an Eventing yard. I currently own Lili and Flea whom I plan to compete on locally both at dressage and eventing.