Durham Equine Practice, Croxdale Telephone: 0191 603 1122
Mobile: 07702 948840
Email: vet@durhamequine.co.uk

Durham Equine Nicola Mason NICOLA
Nicola Mason, BVMS MRCVS qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 with commendation. She is an experienced veterinarian who has had a passion for horses since childhood. Nicola started her career in Northumberland then moved to Scotland before setting up this, her own practice in 2010. Nicola spent her youth with horses & always wanted to be an equine vet. Growing up, she would be found riding her own ponies or would be helping at the local riding school.
Nicola regularly holds lecture demos and presentations on Equine Health and runs the Durham Equine Healthy Horse Club. In her spare time (which she has little of!) she enjoys rowing & walking her dog.
Durham Equine Richard Endersby RICH
Richard Endersby, originally from Cornwall, holds a Bsc. (hons) degree in Zoology from Newcastle University and also an NVQ Pharmacy Technician at Level 3.
From 2005 to 2010, Richard worked at The Specials Laboratory in Northumberland as a laboratory technician from where he moved to join his partner, Nicola, here at Durham Equine Practice in 2011 to become practice manager.
When he does have some spare time Rich enjoys his cycling and for relaxation loves walking Freya the husky.
Durham Equine Leticia Macias LETICIA
Leticia Macias - Bricio Cert. ESM MRCVS, moved from her native Spain to the UK in May of 2013. Originally residing in Madrid, Leti grew up and studied there. In 2010, she completed a 3 year Equine Medicine and Surgery internship & residency at the University of Madrid. Prior to Durham Equine, she worked in Hampshire with elite sport horses and polo ponies.
While in the UK, Leticia successfully gained a Graduate Certificate in Equine Sports Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys travelling the world and, at the moment, as much of the UK as possible.
Durham Equine Edward Cook EDWARD
Edward Cook, BVSc MRCVS graduated from the University of Liverpool where his interest in equine work was sparked. Following graduation, Edward started working in mixed practice in North Yorkshire dealing with just about every species out there, but made a point of asking for horse calls to be diverted his way. Outside of work, Edward enjoys walking with his wife, Hayley, and their rough collie, Faith. He also enjoys gardening and cooking.
Durham Equine Lynne Bradwell LYNNE
Lynne Bradwell grew up on her family farm in County Durham and always knew she would work with horses. After working in many areas of the industry, Lynne took on the management of a busy BHS riding school for 17 years. After that, she retrained as a veterinary technician at an equine hospital in Northumberland & joined Simply Horses, now part of Durham Equine Practice 6 years ago. She has two horses of her own, Max, a super ISH and Danny who is retired.
Durham Equine Alison Hardy ALISON
Alison Hardy learned to ride and care for horses at her local riding school. After University, she worked as a groom for a family with driving horses, before becoming a journalist. Three years ago she left newspaper life behind and joined Simply Horses as a veterinary technician. In her spare time, she is training towards her BHS Stage 3 and backing her youngster, a Welsh cross named Zed. Her partners in crime are husband Phil and Nancy the lurcher.
Durham Equine Beth Ward BETH
Beth Ward holds a Bsc. (hons) degree from Lincoln University in Bioveterinary Science. She joined Durham Equine Practice in October of 2015 and Beth's is the voice most people will hear when phoning the practice.
Beth is an active volunteer for the British Horse Society North Region where she is an integral part of the communications team and also holds the BHS Stages 1 and 2 certificates. She has spent her childhood around horses & whilst studying at college and university worked on a busy stud yard at weekends. For relaxation, and fun, Beth enjoys walking Bud, her lively springer spaniel.
Durham Equine Lynne Franklin LYNNE
Lynne Franklin has more than 20 years experience in customer service and has worked for both Reg Vardy and the Sunderland Echo. A keen horse-lover, she has been number one groom and cheerleader to her daughter Amy's riding career for the past 12 years. Together with husband Simon, the family have toured all over the country with superstar pony Annie, who placed second and third at Aske last year at the grand old age of 20 (pictured). Lynne bought Annie as an overweight field ornament eight years ago and together the family have helped her become a successful event horse. As well as Annie, Lynne owns Minnie and Dandy the Welshies, who taught Amy to ride. A long time ago the family decided they could never bear to part with them and now all three equines live happily together in Hetton with the combined age of 70.