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

Veterinary Assistant

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

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.

Sara Vaux MRCVS     

Veterinary Assistant

Sara graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013 and immediately started an IMG_1779internship in the RVC’s Equine Hospital where she gained considerable experience in lameness, diagnostic imaging, medicine and anaesthesia. Since completing the internship in 2014, Sara worked as a veterinary assistant at an equine practice in Buckinghamshire and also returned to the RVC to work in the equine diagnostic imaging suite at the RVC’s Equine Hospital, teaching final year students the art of equine radiography! In the autumn of  2014, Sara joined Kings Bounty Equine Practice and has subsequently shown a clear enjoyment of all aspects of equine veterinary work, currently working towards her Royal College Certificate in Advanced Equine Practice.

Outside of work, Sara likes to let off some steam in the gym or run outside, especially with her little rescue dog! She spent her childhood riding and competing her horse in British Dressage so is hoping to get back in the saddle sometime soon. She also is an extremely keen baker and loves to sing!

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”.

Laura Simmons

Office Administrator

Laura joined the team in 2018 with strong experience in both the equine and office world. Laura has had her own horses from a young age and gained invaluable experience working within the breeding side of the horse-racing industry while studying for her Horse Management Diploma at Sparsholt College, and English Literature Degree at the University of Surrey. Laura’s considerable office experience combined with her practical equestrian knowledge means Laura is well suited to life at the Practice!

Outside of work, Laura is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach and enjoys coaching horses and riders around Hampshire, specialising in Dressage. She also loves to spend time with her family and explore the countryside with her four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels!

Kim Henry- Kemp

Administrator Kim

Kim has been part of the team since Janette set up the practice in 2009. She is responsible for the typing of the medical records and the invoicing. Kim lived on a dairy farm and although not historically from an equine background, her knowledge has expanded considerably through the years of working in equine practice. She frequently comments how she has become attached to the horses and loves following their progress as she types up their records over the years!

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.

Steffi Dampney

Admin and Marketing

Steffi has been a long standing associate of the practice, occasionally helping us with office admin and marketing. Steffi graduated with a degree in Psychology from Newcastle University in 2014  Steffi and lamband then successfully gained a  Masters in Sport and Exercise psychology at UWE in 2016.  She has various animals including some Wiltshire Horn sheep (pictured here with one of this year’s lambs!), 3 dogs, a cat and a horse, Clive, who she events, hunts and team chases! Steffi contributes a great deal to the practice marketing by flying the Kings Bounty flag competing with friends (and clients) as the Kings Bounty Belles Team Chase team!