Kate Bandey BVM&S CertEP MRCVS

I wanted to be an equine vet for as long as I can remember and I always dreamt of running my own practice from Plantation Farm, where I grew up. I have to pinch myself that this is now a reality! I qualified from the Royal Dick Veterinary College in Edinburgh in 2001 and spent my first 6 months in practice in James Herriot country before taking up an equine internship at The Liphook Equine Practice. I then joined Stable Close Equine in Winchester, where I completed my certificate in Equine Practice, followed by a stint working in the Southern Hemisphere where the work was predominantly racing and stud medicine. On returning to the UK, I joined McGonnell and Gillatt in Hungerford where I worked for 7 years then, after spending a few years growing our own stud and racing business whilst my children were young, I spent two years working at Equibreed UK solely in equine reproduction. I am excited to be starting the next stage of my professional career, and to be working in close association with Ben Dunning at Rozel Breeding Centre, offering a complete and dedicated equine breeding service to my clients.


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Alongside training racehorses, Richard also has an active involvement in the stud. He is usually the first person on-hand for foaling the mares and he loves this part of the business, especially when the foals come back and enter his training yard! He spent many years in his youth working on farms, lambing and calving cows, and he gained his foaling experience living and working on a stud farm in Australia.  Together Richard and Kate have been foaling mares at Plantation Farm since 2011.