Ralph Hege DVM MRCVS
Ralph grew up outside Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated as a doctor in veterinary medicine from the University of Zurich in 1999. He gained his first experience in equine medicine and surgery during National Military Service in the Veterinary Troops. He then moved on to work at an equine clinic in Switzerland for 3 years before furthering his knowledge in a Racehorse and Standardbred Clinic in France. In 2005, he came over to England. After working as a senior associate for a large equine clinic in Essex he became the head vet at a busy first opinion equine practice at the border to Hertfordshire. In 2014, he joined Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic as a partner.
Ralph’s main diagnostic interests are lamenesses with a particular focus on neck and back problems as well as working up performance issues of the Sports Horse. He enjoys a variety of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries.
Outside his busy life as a vet Ralph like spending as much time as possible with his wife Vickky and their children Lucien and Malina.