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Mark Meter BVSc MRCVS

Mark spent his childhood on a dairy farm in South Africa and developed a love for all things equine from a gentle old cob called “Roman”. He was long suffering and put up with Mark trying to turn him into a racehorse and polo pony! After finishing boarding school he then joined the army to complete a two year conscription. After completing an officer’s course, he then went on to help train game rangers in the prevention of poaching. After that university beckoned, which entailed 3 years of a BSc in Agriculture and then on to Veterinary school for another 5 ½ years of studying (some would say a professional student!). After practicing for a short while in South Africa, Mark made the move to the U.K. and settled in Bromsgrove (Worcs) for two years in a large mixed practice. During 2000 he moved to Essex and joined Blaircourt and has never left!

Mark’s focus is on poor performance, internal medicine and complicated dentistry, amongst others. During his spare time he cycles, runs and enjoys game fishing (the rugby boots were hung up quite some time ago!). In addition, his two young sons compete for any spare time and keep him rather busy.

On a more personal note, I have hung up the rugby boots (too many injuries for an old body!) but still keep fit cycling, running, ski-ing and trying to keep up with a pair of rather active adolescent young boys! We take an active approach to Continuing Professional Development and to this end, most recently Patrick and I attended a “Minimally invasive Transbuccal Extraction Technique” course (basically means removing a horses tooth via a surgical incision in the cheek) in Denmark. This is a novel and delicate way of removing a tooth with far less trauma and complications than can be experienced with conventional extraction techniques.