About Us

We believe in providing equine vets with high quality treatment options and advice. As a specialist in Equine Oncology, having dedicated his life to this area, Professor Derek Knottenbelt and his team strive to provide you with high quality advice and treatment options. There are over 25 different tumours in horses and we offer guidance on the management of any neoplastic condition.

Equine Medical Solutions Ltd. was founded in 2016, taking over the sarcoid referral service previously run through Leahurst at Liverpool Vet School. The aim was to continue to provide support and advice to veterinarians on equine cancer cases, in particular sarcoids. We provide and supply a variety of treatment options on a case-by-case basis, and will always recommend what we feel is the most appropriate treatment.

Our mission is to improve the understanding and treatment of equine cancer conditions.

With friendly and helpful staff, you can rest assured that you will receive the best possible service and support before, during and after your horse has undergone treatment.

Meet our Team

Emeritus Professor Derek Knottenbelt

Emeritus Professor Derek Knottenbelt

Director

OBE, BVM&S, DVM&S, DipECEIM, MRCVS

Professor Derek Knottenbelt is a specialist in equine internal medicine. He is a Diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and retired from a personal chair in Equine Medicine at the University of Liverpool in 2010. He is currently a consultant to the University of Glasgow and Director of Equine Medical Solutions Ltd.He received the Animal Health Trust Scientific Award in 2003, the BEVA (Blue Cross) Welfare award in 2004 and the Merk -WEVA Welfare Award in 2006. In 2005 he received the OBE from the Queen for his services to Equine Medicine.

He is actively involved in animal and human charity work both in UK and abroad. He is current Chairman of BHS Scotland. He has published widely on a range of topics and maintains an interest in equine Internal medicine and oncology in paricular.

Through Equine Medical Solutions Ltd he offers a consultancy service for veterinarians in equine oncology and other challenging clinical conditions. His main interests are in oncology, ophthalmology, wound management and dermatology. He is the primary author of 10 recognised text books and over 100 refereed scientific papers. He is a founder member of the Vets with Horsepower team who raise money for Charity through provision of high quality CPD to vets and horse owners.

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Dr Morna Knottenbelt

Dr Morna Knottenbelt

Director

BVM&S, CertSAD, MRCVS

Dr Morna Knottenbelt qualified from the RDSVS & went on to teach veterinary medicine & dermatology at the University of Zimbabwe before returning to the UK to work in private practice in the Wirral. She was awarded the certificate of small animal dermatology in 1992 & working in practice she specialised in dermatology. On her move to Scotland, she took up the challenge of a walled garden with a special interest in herbaceous borders. She has ridden & owned horses all her life & is enjoying being closely involved as a Director in the running of the new company EMS Ltd.

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Professor Clare Knottenbelt

Professor Clare Knottenbelt

HR Manager

BVSc, DSAM, MRCVS

Professor Clare Knottenbelt graduated from the University of Bristol in 1994 and after a year in mixed practice completed a residency and Masters by Research at the University of Edinburgh. Clare was the Head of Division for Companion Animal Sciences for 6 years and was appointed as a Professor at the University of Glasgow in 2010. Clare’s clinical interests are the treatment and prevention of cancer in companion animals. Outside work Clare enjoys contributing to the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team through her roles as Chairperson, trainee lunger and HGV driver.

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Miss Cerian Adams-Stephens

Miss Cerian Adams-Stephens

Office Administrator

BSc Hons Med Chem

Ceri grew up a typical pony mad child & helped as a volunteer at a local pony sanctuary in the holidays.

She graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc Hons in Medicinal Chemistry in 2005. Since then she has been involved in IT at the National Museums of Liverpool & in academia. She had a spell being self-employed as a proof reader for veterinary text books & as an artist/illustrator.

Her move this year to Scotland has allowed her to develop her skills in a fast growing company within our busy office.

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Miss Aynsley Sharp

Miss Aynsley Sharp

Office Administrator

BSc Hons Vet Bioscience

After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2014 with an honours degree in Veterinary Bioscience, Aynsley worked in The Veterinary Centre in Uddingston for a short time helping with the in house lab work and also some reception duties. She then went onto work as a research technician at Glasgow Vet School for 2 years which involved both lab work and data analysis before becoming employed by Equine Medical solutions. She has had a keen interest in horses from an early age and has owned her own horse for a number of years.

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