Residents

The equine hospital employs six residents whose job involves admission and evaluation of cases, their treatment and ongoing hospital care. The residents are a key part of the clinical team and are all qualified veterinary surgeons who have several years post-qualification experience working in practice. In addition, many of them have completed internships at various institutions in the UK and abroad.

Residency positions at the Equine Hospital are highly sought after and each of our residents are completing further training towards a European Diploma in either Equine Surgery or Equine Internal Medicine under the supervision of a team of senior clinicians. As well as working on clinics, our residents spend some time ‘off clinics’ completing speciality rotations at this and other institutions and conducting their clinical research projects.

If you are a veterinary surgeon wishing to apply for a residency position, view our opportunities.


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Matthew Cullen

After graduating from Bristol in 2012, Matthew completed an 18 month internship at Rainbow Equine Hospital in Yorkshire. He then spent 2 and a half years in ambulatory practice at Onley Equine Vets and, after a brief stint travelling, started his residency at Leahurst in 2017. Matthew is working towards surgical specialist status and the ECVS diploma, as well as carrying out research in colic epidemiology as part of an MPhil degree. 

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Amie Wilson

Amie graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2014. She then moved to Alnorthumbria, an equine practice in beautiful Northumberland where she stayed for three years. She then spent a year travelling the world, and worked for a foal season in rural New South Wales, Australia. 

In 2018 she moved back to her homeland, Cheshire,  to work in a busy equine hospital. In May 2019 she started her residency in Equine Internal Medicine here at the University of Liverpool. 

She is currently working towards her ECEIM diploma in Equine Internal Medicine, and her RCVS Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Medicine. 

In her spare time, Amie enjoys running, walking her beautiful Labrador Rummy and exploring new places. 

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Hattie Barnes

  • Resident in Equine Surgery
  • BVSc CertAVP (ESST) MRCVS
  • 0151 794 6041

Hattie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013. She went into ambulatory equine practice in Cheshire before returning to the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital in 2015 to undertake the equine internship. Following completion of this in 2016, she moved to North Yorkshire for a 2nd internship at Rainbow Equine Hospital. She then moved back to the North West and worked in a busy equine clinic in Lancashire until returning to the University once again in Summer 2019 for the Equine Surgery Residency. 

Hattie has also passed her certificate in advanced veterinary practice in equine soft tissue surgery and is studying towards a further certificate in orthopaedics. In her spare time Hattie events nationally and internationally, and enjoys running and skiing.