Meet the Practice

Janette Palliser MRCVS 

Clinical DirectorJanette Palliser MRCVS

Janette qualified from Bristol University in 1998 and subsequently pursued her ambition to  work in equine practice. Her career initially started in Lincolnshire and Wiltshire working in first opinion ambulatory practice but quickly aspired to work in the hospital environment. She moved to a large hospital practice in the South of England and gained considerable experience in racing work, sports medicine, lameness and anaesthesia.

She completed an externship in ultrasonography at the University of Pennsylvania and moved to Hampshire to follow her interest in the performance horse, becoming the Team Vet for the Irish event team in 2007/2008. She set up the practice in 2009 and has enjoyed the fresh challenges of running a business! Janette is an FEI Permitted Treating Vet and a member of the Association of Racecourse Vets . Outside of work, Janette enjoys the great outdoors, running, riding, skiing and climbing and is a keen follower of country sports.


Liz Frew MRCVS

Clinical Director

Elizabeth graduated from Glasgow University in 1995 and initially worked in Aberdeenshire in

mixed practice for the next three years before heading to the south coast in 1998 where she worked in a local equine practice  until joining Kings Bounty in April 2015.

Elizabeth (Liz) enjoys all aspects of equine practice but has a particular interest in stud and foal medicine. She is also an accredited racecourse vet.

Outside of work , she has followed her farming roots and has a small flock of pedigree Jacob sheep that she hopes to have success in the show ring with as well as a larger commercial sheep flock. When time permits she enjoys going to the gym and in the past was a keen horsewoman having owned her own horses and has a particular love of heavy horses specifically Clydesdales which her family used to breed and show from the family farm in Ayrshire.


Amy Leather MRCVS 

Veterinary Assistant

Amy qualified from Bristol in 2019 and  joined the Kings Bounty team in 2021 after completing two back to back internships – one at Bristol University 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 already 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, showjumping or hanging off a rock face! 

 


Becky Mountfield

(Practice Manager) 

Becky Mountfield picOur 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”.

Becky is currently on maternity leave and has handed over the reins to Helena! 


Helena Dunlavey

Practice Manager 

Helena joined the practice in October 2021, taking over the reins from Becky as she headed off on maternity leave! 

Helena previously worked in customer service for several years before becoming a receptionist and administrator at a busy equine only ambulatory practice. Helena has worked in veterinary practice for just under four years and has successfully completed her Veterinary Practice Administrative Certificate during this time. She also has considerable experience of the complex admin required  for AI and export certificates! 
 
Outside of work Helena events her Connemara pony, Travis, at BE grassroots level, and is looking forward to getting him out competing again next season. Helena is  new to Hampshire so will also be trying to explore and get to know the area a bit more! 

 


Emma Brown

Office Administrator

Emma joined the practice in Spring 2020 with a wealth of experience in both the equine industry and finance. She has ridden from a young age and trained for her BHSAI. During her career, Emma worked for an Accountancy firm but upon discovering that she missed the horses too much, she became a SJ groom in the USA for 2 years, travelling to all the major shows. Since then, Emma has combined her experience working within the equine industry in retail, finance and office admin all whilst keeping her hand in grooming! Emma spends her spare time on long country or coastal walks with her dog Dylan and socialising with friends and family.

 


Lili Brodie- Dowden

Office Administrator

Lili’s admin and equine background compliment working in the practice office very well.

Born and bred into horses, Lili has been part of the equine industry for many years, riding competitively for some of the world’s best show jumpers. With a keen interest in marketing, she spent a period studying and working within a leading agency to develop her office skills. She has since started assisting equine professionals with their marketing.

Besides riding Lili enjoys most sports, photography and country walks, particularly with her Frenchie “Mollie”.