Meet the Corner House Team

Our dedicated team will ensure that your horse is given the highest level of care at all times.

Robert Walsh (Director)

MVB MRCVS Grad Cert ESM (UCD) Advanced Practitioner In Equine Practice

Robert is the senior clinic vet, he qualified from Dublin Vet School and since then has worked in Australia, Ireland and more recently in the Cotswolds prior to setting up the clinic in 1999.

Robert has a special interest in investigation of performance problems and was recently awarded a certificate with honours in Equine Sports Medicine from Dublin University.

Tel: 07887 701 480

Angela Walsh (Director)


Since qualifying at Glasgow University I have always mainly been interested in equine medicine. I have just been awarded a Cert AVP from Liverpool University after three extra years of studying Equine Medicine and find that  it has increased my enjoyment in dealing with everyday cases.

I have recently bought a young Irish draft horse that I intend to compete at dressage when time allows!

Tel: 07766 100 420

Laura Dickenson

Practice Manager

Laura qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007. After starting her career in small animal nursing, Laura then headed to Newmarket in 2010 to work as an intensive care nurse for the foal season at Rossdales Equine Hospital. 

Laura then went on to do some charity work, working in China as a volunteer nurse with Moonbears, and then working in Gambia, West Africa, managing the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust. Over the last 5 years Laura has moved out of clinical work, working at Edinburgh Vet School supporting veterinary services in farm and equine and working as referrals manager at Vale Vets & Referrals. Joining Corner House, Laura hopes to be able to showcase all that CHEC has to offer and is enjoying working closer to home. 

Kate Burman


I graduated with a distinction from the University of Edinburgh in June 2007. Following graduation I worked at The Minster Equine Clinic in York as an intern and ambulatory vet for 18 months. I started at Corner House Equine Clinic in January 2009, where I am responsible for the care of the inpatients, anaesthesia and laboratory work as well as routine ambulatory work.

Michelle Lawrence

BVM&S MRCVS GPcert Equine Practice

I qualified from Edinburgh university in 2003 and worked in mixed practice for three years before completing an equine internship at Chiltern Equine Clinic in Buckinghamshire. I have spent the last six years working in a purely equine clinic in the Cotswolds during which time I attained the GP certificate in Equine Practice.

I enjoy all aspects of equine work, but have developed a particular interest in the challenges of equine anaesthesia. Outside of work, I enjoy riding and competing and walking my rather lively springer spaniel “Teasel”.

Tel: 07795 517 524

Frankie Tomlinson


Frankie joined us in March after a year as an intern in York where Kate did her internship, then a year in mixed practice in Staffordshire. Frankie comes from a horsey background and we managed to bribe him to dig out this photo from his past!

Laura Laurence


Laura hails from Madrid and worked initially for 18 months at Three Counties Equine Hospital. There she was responsible for in-patient care and general anaesthetics. After this Laura worked with a specialist racehorse vet in the Cotswolds who travelled all over the country looking after top racehorses; Laura learned lots there about how things work in the racing industry and so she has been able to update us on the use of shockwave and laser therapy for soft tissue injuries.

Laura plays tennis with her boyfriend when she’s not at work and travels to and from Madrid when time allows!

Claire Black


Claire joined us recently after working in a big equine clinic in Staffordshire. She hails from Ireland where her parents train and breed race horses, so she could ride before she could walk! She is studying for a certificate at the moment which takes up an awful lot of time but hopes to get back into riding and hunting soon!

Kat Jackson


Kat joined us in April 2021 from Spring Paddocks in Leamington. She has an interest in lameness and poor performance and as she’s a local lass she has no problem finding her way around!

Jane Furber

Office Manager

I have been the office manager at Corner House Equine Clinic since 2005. I enjoy my strange mixture of duties which include answering the telephone & making appointments, doing the accounts and checking in blood & faecal samples!

I enjoy going on holiday, eating out and country walks (only in warm weather!)

Harriet Russell


Harriet otherwise known as Pond joined us in 2019 to be our new head nurse. She’s good and bossy which is the top requirement as she needs to organise the vets, hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment, prepare horses for surgery, make sure there’s always enough stock on the shelves and then get home in time to ride!

Hayley Woodward

Hayley joined us as a groom/ nurse in Autumn last year and has been taken to it like a duck to water! Everything from lungeing to mucking out to setting up expensive equipment and answering the phone; she hopes to start vet nurse training 2021

Claire Lampitt

Claire runs our Romsley office and has many years of experience in the equine veterinary world. In her spare time she  runs her livery yard, rides her cob and trains her rescue dog to be able to compete in ‘Scrufts’!

Dawn Hawkins

Dawn joined us in June 2021 to do reception duties but she will occasionally be seen out the back mucking out or helping to load a horse that just doesn’t want to go home .

She has a background as a showjumping grrom followed by many years as an office administrator so you could say she was cut out for the job!

Aly Handford

Aly joined us at the end of 2018, she can be found either in the office speeding around or in the stables speeding around! Aly worked at a big vets in Solihull for twenty years so she’s used to knowing what clients need and expect.

Aly has a collection of horses and manages to fit in competing, teaching and taking her daughter to competitions, so we are lucky she has time to work at all!

Jo Moore

Jo has a background in Equine Physiotherapy and so is very well placed to join our team. Jo works between the the two offices and when she isn’t working, she’s either looking after her baby, trying to find time to ride her horses or seeing cases for her own business!