We are an equine practice with all our vets being equine only

Meet our Vets

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Hannes Tanzer – MagMedVet MRCVS

Hannes joined the practice at the end of the last century after a failed career competing horses, skies and motorcycles in his native Austria.

He somehow managed to graduate from the University of Vienna and while growing up in a veterinary household always had a keen interest and passion for all matters related to horses.

Hannes enjoys all aspects of equine work but has a special interest in stud medicine and advanced equine dentistry. Both disciplines keep him busy throughout the year but he still enjoys his lameness work ups next to all aspects of equine medicine and surgery.

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Julie Elkins – BVSc MRCVS
Julie originally hailing from Scotland, Julie gained her veterinary degree at Edinburgh University in 2005.

Shortly after, she undertook an internship at a large equine hospital in Hampshire. This left her with an enthusiasm for all things equine, in particular lameness and poor performance investigations. Julie then went on to work for practices throughout England and New Zealand before moving back to the UK in 2009 to start a family.

She has since worked for a couple of equine practices in Devon & Cornwall so knows the area well. Julie currently works part time whilst juggling family life with her 2 young boys & husband Phil who is a farm animal vet.

Her sanctuary is Frog, an ex racehorse. When not in the saddle herself Julie enjoys helping her sons develop their horsemanship skills.

Jenny Fanning
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Jenny Fanning – BVetMed, CertAVP (EM), MRCVS

Jenny qualified from The Royal Veterinary College in 2008 and undertook her 1st job as an equine intern at a busy equine referral hospital in Yorkshire for 12 months.

Since then Jenny has worked all over the country in mainly equine practice before moving to Penmellyn in May 2016 to join the 100% equine team.

Jenny enjoys all things medicine and in 2013 achieved the RCVS accredited Certificate in Advance Veterinary Practice specialising in Equine Internal Medicine so gets the nifty initials, CertAVP(EM) after her name!

Jenny has particular interests in gastric ulceration and respiratory disorders but enjoys being able to work on a variety of medical problems from weight loss, liver disease, laminitis to name but a few. Outside of work Jenny pretends to be a hobby farmer looking after her small herd of rare breed sheep and a few Gloucester Old Spot pigs with her partner.

Amy Collins and horse
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Amy Collins – BVSc MRCVS

Amy grew up on a farm in Hampshire and has ridden from a young age. Since qualifying in 2012 from Edinburgh she has worked in equine practice in Australia, and then completed an 18month internship in a referral hospital in West Wales.

More recently Amy worked in a busy ambulatory equine clinic in West Sussex. She is keen to pursue her interests in sports horse medicine and lameness investigation.

Amy is currently studying for her certificate in advanced veterinary practice. Outside of work she is a keen sportswoman, enjoys kite-surfing when possible and is eager to explore the stunning Cornish countryside and coastal trails.