Our Team

The vets studied at Liverpool University, which was rated the best of the six vet-schools during 4 out of the 5 years leading up to their graduation in 2008. Beth and Verena decided to bring together their skills and passion in 2017, realising they had similar values and aspirations for providing a consistently high quality service.

We are 2 of just 71 veterinary surgeons in the UK with Advanced Practitioner status.

Advanced Practitioner status may be awarded to those vets who have completed an RCVS Master’s level certificate, have recommendations to the RCVS from their peers for the continuous 5 years preceding their application, and have demonstrated completion of higher professional-development requirements than those required by vets who are general practitioners. AP status is regularly reviewed by the RCVS, and maintaining this is a demonstration of our commitment, dedication and passion for equine practice.

‘I literally cannot recommend these ladies enough! Kind, patient and caring. They go above and beyond for my horses whatever time of the day I’ve rung!! Their knowledge and experience is second to none.’
Tayah Birkett, Eastmoors Riding School
vet and brown horse

Dr. Verena Jolly


Equine Vet

After graduating, Verena completed an internship in a busy Australian Equine Hospital, working alongside specialist equine surgeons with a caseload focused on elite racehorses. After a couple of years back in the UK in equine practice, Verena returned to Australia to provide veterinary care to the clients of the Australian Dressage and Paralympic Team vet during the 2012 Olympics. Verena has since worked at the University of Cambridge Equine Hospital, and been responsible for teaching Nottingham undergraduate rotation students, in between many years providing ambulatory veterinary care to all types of horses.

In 2014 Verena was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Equine Practice and in 2015 was among the first vets to become recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice. In both 2016 & 2017 she was nominated by her loyal clients for equine vet of the year!

Verena has a further interest in equine behaviour and learning theory. One of the most rewarding parts of her work is changing a horse that has previously been afraid of and reactive about veterinary procedures to accept, or even be enthusiastic about vets, needles, wormers and other previously frightening stimuli using highly motivating, scientifically-based training concepts.

Outside of work, Verena enjoys training and riding her own horses, playing the harp, and forest walks with ‘Billie’, her vocal Samoyed dog!

Beth with horse

Dr. Beth Robinson


Equine Vet

After graduating, Beth returned to her home near the New Forest and has worked here in dedicated equine practice ever since! She brings to the team vibrance and a wealth of experience, including 5 years working alongside Chris Pearce; world leading veterinary expert in Equine Dentistry. In 2015 Beth completed a Master’s level Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, and in 2016 was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate in Advanced Equine Practice. Her appreciation from her clients has been rewarded with nominations for Equine Vet of the year for the last 5 years running! In 2017 Beth received Advanced Practitioner (AP) status, awarded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, in recognition of years of study, hard work and dedication to equine practice.

Beth enjoys all aspects of equine practice, but has particular interests in lamintis, PPID (Cushing’s), gastrointestinal disease and sarcoids; she was previously involved in a project with Professor Knottenbelt researching the success rates of iridium wires for the treatment of periocular sarcoids.

As well as being a clinically excellent vet in high demand, Beth is passionate about creating a practice that excels in all aspects of client and patient care. To this end she has embarked on a second Master’s level qualification and is at the cutting edge of business management in the profession, embracing modern business styles to provide an unrivalled, bespoke client experience, particularly focused on preventive health-care to optimise the welfare of horses, ponies and donkeys in our care.

Life never stops for the Robinson family – Beth’s ‘spare’ time is spent renovating the family farm whilst looking after the menagerie of ponies, sheep and pigs with her husband Jamie, two young children Barnaby and Wilbur, and their two lively terriers, Scribbles and Toby!

vet with two chickens

Lindsey Malcom


Lindsey started with NFEV in January 2019 as a part-time administrative assistant to the team. She is office-based, working Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Lindsey has a background caring for many types of animals, including her daughter’s horses, but has a particular love for all things fluffy and feathery. She has a great passion for, and has studied, animal welfare and behaviour, and has been a school volunteer for the British Hen Welfare Trust. She has had a long career in office management and customer service with airlines, hospitals and, previously to NFEV, an international charity concentrating on workers’ rights around the world. At NFEV, Lindsey deals with invoicing, account management and insurance, as well as HR and other business admin. She always loves to hear from clients and is happy to help with any queries. Friday evenings see her driving across the Forest collecting and delivering veterinary equipment for Beth and Verena. When she is not working, she enjoys walking in the countryside, visiting National Trust properties and spending time with her grandson.  Lindsey is also always trying to persuade her husband to let her rescue more ex-commercial chickens!