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

Meet our Vets

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Hannes Tanzer – MagMedVet MRCVS

Areas of special interest- Equine Dentistry; Stud Medicine; Routine Soft and Orthopaedic Surgery; Upper Respiratory Tract and Thoracic Medicine; Dermatology.

While we all will continue to cover all aspects of first opinion and emergency practice, my areas of special interest will continue to cover horse breeding and dentistry.

Gin Togneri
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Gina Togneri – BVSc MRCVS

Gina comes from Cornwall. She holds both a veterinary degree and a bachelor of science degree with honours in Bioveterinary Science. Her interests within the practice are in small animal surgery, equine colic and orthopaedics.

Outside of work Gina is interested in horse riding, walking, swimming, family life and teaching herself to play the flute.

She has an elderly 15 year old cat called Muffet as well as a 23 year old horse called Sky, who she has had since he was a three year old. She still hacks her out in her spare time.

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

Jenny qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2008. Her first job, once qualified, was to undertake a year long internship at a large equine hospital in York.

Since then she has worked in equine only practice in Cheshire, Essex and Wales before moving to Cornwall in 2012. She spent her first 3 1/2 years, in Cornwall, in mixed practice, mainly working with horses, in West Cornwall, before joining Penmellyn Veterinary Group as a dedicated equine vet in May 2016.

Her main interest is in equine internal medicine and she completed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Medicine in 2014. She has particular interests in laminitis, colic medicine, sick foals and anaesthetics.

Outside of work she can usually be found walking her 3 dogs on Perranporth beach, pretending to be a hobby farmer with the 13 rare breed sheep she keeps with my partner, and enjoying vintage steam fairs with her vintage tractor and lorry.

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Julie Elkins – BVSc MRCVS
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.