Meet the vets
Director Arnie Agnew founded the practice in 2001. He has been an equine veterinary surgeon in the area since 1990 and is very experienced in all aspects of equine veterinary medicine with a particular interest in lameness investigations. Arnie combines work with family life and the breeding of competition horses. Arnie is married to Gayle and they have two children Alice and Dan who are both active pony clubbers.
Director Robin Densem joined Agnew Equine in 2005 has been a horse vet since 1997. He joined the practice from a large equine hospital in Gloucestershire where he worked for five years. Robin has a lifelong association with horses and is particularly interested in equine medicine. Robin was awarded the Royal College Certificate in Equine Medicine in 2011 the only vet in the area to have achieved this qualification. Robin is married to Abby and they have two young boys Arthur and Stanley.
Stuart Pearson joins Agnew Equine in 2017. A large part of his 20 year’s experience in equine practice was spent in a large equine hospital in Newmarket. He has gained recognition as an advanced practitioner in equine orthopaedics and lameness investigations, an area that he specialises in. In addition to first opinion work he gives second opinion advice and examination of challenging lameness cases. Stuart is married to Jenny and has three “pony loving” daughters
Shelley Cook joined Agnew Equine in 2014, having spent the previous 3 years working in a practice in Anglesey, North Wales. She enjoys all aspects of Equine Practice, especially Performance issues and Equine medicine. Shelley has a solid grounding in horses as she grew up riding her family’s horses and ponies with the local pony club and hunt. She also worked in the breeding side of the racing industry in Ireland, before becoming a vet. Shelley lives with her husband Mark and their spaniels Eithin ad Riley, who are often seen navigating her to calls.
Holly McFadzean joined Agnew Equine in January 2017 from a practice in Wiltshire. Holly studied at Glasgow Vet school and upon graduation was also awarded both a commendation and the Strachan Award for the student showing the most excellence in equine studies. In her final year at university she spent time in Morocco at a charity clinic for working horses. Holly has also completed an externship at Liverpool vet school, expanding her knowledge and experience in equine medicine. Like all our vets, Holly has a passion for horses, she is a keen horsewoman and enjoys her riding – hunting and competing her horses when time allows.