Meet the Practice

Elizabeth Frew MRCVS

Clinical Director

Liz graduated from Glasgow University in 1995 and spent three years in a mixed practice in Aberdeenshire before heading south to further an interest in equine practice (and considerably warmer weather!).

Liz then spent 17 years working in a local, large animal ambulatory practice focusing solely on equine. As one of the senior vets she gained valuable experience in all areas and developed a growing interest in equine reproduction and sports horse medicine.

She joined the team at Kings Bounty Equine Practice in April 2015 to further pursue her interests in sports horse medicine and orthopaedics alongside her studwork. She enjoys all aspects of equine practice and won the Horse and Hound Vet of the Year in 2021 highlighting her large and loyal client following. Additionally, she recently qualified as a VET GDP advisor to carry out and support graduate training and mentoring.

Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, cooking and the general outdoors. She was a keen horsewoman having owned horses in the past, but these days can often be found calling dressage tests for clients when time permits. She has a particular love of heavy horses specifically Clydesdales which her father used to breed and show from the family farm in Ayrshire.

Amy Leather MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Amy qualified from Bristol in 2019 and  joined the Kings Bounty team in 2021 after completing two back to back internships – one at Langford Equine Hospital and one at Scone Equine Hospital, Australia. Amy has equipped herself with a wide range of experience from the medical care of neonates and broodmares, through to lameness, imaging and surgical case management.

As a local Hampshire lass, she has good knowledge of the area and having spent time with the practice as a student, knows the practice well!

When Amy isn’t working, she can be found baking, walking her dog Darcy, riding or playing netball. 

Kirsty Barnard MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kirsty joined our emergency and out of hours team in September 2022.

Kirsty is originally from South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2010 and completed her internship at Onderstepoort Equine Hospital. She then spent four years in equine practice in Johannesburg before moving to the UK in 2015. She has worked in equine private practice in Surrey and an equine hospital in West Sussex for the last five years. Kirsty is also an experienced racecourse vet, covering several tracks in the southeast.  

Outside of work Kirsty enjoys being outdoors. She loves walking her dog and trail running. She also has many other interests including gardening, cooking and reading. 

Becky Mountfield

Practice Manager 

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Our Practice Manager, Becky, joined the team in 2015 bringing with her considerable experience in both the financial and equine world. As a long standing and loyal client, having experienced the veterinary ups and downs of owning an orthopaedically challenged horse, Becky is well placed to run the practice, dealing with anything from accounts to insurance claims.

Socially, Becky enjoys spending time with her family and manages to find  time to ride her horse and walk her huge Alaskan Malamute, Dakota.

Natalie Thomas

Office Administrator

Natalie joined Kings Bounty in 2023 after moving from Devon where she was working at a large mixed veterinary practice in the administration department.

Natalie has completed training and exams to earn the Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) qualification from the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA). Under Veterinary Medicines Regulations, AMTRA is approved by the Secretary of State for the registration of RAMAs or SQPs. Only those registered with an approved body may prescribe POM-VPS medicines and supply POM-VPS and NFA-VPS medicines.

Her two small boys and working spaniels keep Natalie busy away from work. She also has a retired pony and an ex-racehorse who she bought from the track 14 years ago, retrained and successfully competed in ROR classes. She enjoys walking with her family and their spaniels and newest addition-miniature dachshund Noodle!