Our Team

Ricky Farr

Veterinary Surgeon / Director / Owner

Ricky Farr, B.Sc (Hons), B.V.Sc, MRCVS:
Rick qualified from Liverpool University in 2006 and then went on to work in equine first opinion practice. After holding various positions in general practice in addition to working at Cambridge University and Bishop Burton College he felt he could start to offer more to patients and clients in his own practice. Prior to qualifying as a vet, Ricky completed an Equine Science and Physiology degree at Hull University. Pre university he worked within the equine industry, teaching, mucking out and generally getting a wealth of equine experience. He is also a qualified BHSAI and NVQ Level 3 assessor. In his limited time off Ricky is a keen snowboarder and has a particular interest in Marine Aquatics.

Nikki Pursey

Veterinary Surgeon / Director / Owner

Nikki Pursey, M.A, VetMB, Cert AVP (Equine Stud Medicine), MRCVS:
Nikki qualified from Cambridge University in 2007 and spent her first two years working as an equine vet in the wilds of Devon. In 2009, she moved to the local area, gaining a plethora of experience in equine first opinion practice, before deciding to join Ricky in the creation of Farr & Pursey Equine. Nikki holds a Certificate in Equine Stud Medicine but also has a keen interest in internal medicine and dentistry. She is also experienced in providing veterinary care for film horses and, most recently, worked in Spain on the set of “Exodus:Gods and Kings”. Nikki has ridden and competed horses since she was young but now spends her free time cross country gliding or training for mud runs and marathons. She is also a keen snowboarder and an enthusiastic baker.

Christina Chionidou

Veterinary Surgeon

Christina Chionidou, DVM, CertAVP, MRCVS: Christina qualified from the University of Thessaly, Greece in 2018 and has since worked as an equine veterinary surgeon in the UK. During her studies she has completed various externships in Sweden, Portugal and Hungary and also participated in a voluntary project of equine assisted therapies in Spain. After graduation, she completed a 12 month internship in a busy equine practice in Yorkshire and then spent some years as an ambulatory vet in Dorset. In 2023, she has completed a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Medicine with the University of Liverpool and has a keen interest in orthopaedics. Christina has been local to the area for more than a year now and in her free time she enjoys travelling and learning new languages.

Emily Tillet

Veterinary Surgeon

Emily is F&P’s resident little miss sunshine, Emily joined the practice in February 2021. There isn’t a day that goes by working alongside Emily that she doesn’t make you smile. Passionate and caring about her work Emily is a great member of our veterinary team.
When not working Emily can be found enjoying various water sports & adventurous activities.

Remi Munn

Veterinary Surgeon / Intern

Remi's bio will be online shortly


Veterinary Surgeon

Covadonga Gómez Escribano (BVetMed, MRCVS), graduated from the University of Madrid (UCM) in 2018. She volunteered as a pathology undergraduate intern for 3 years whilst joining different equine clinicians in the ambulatory practice. After graduating, she undertook an externship in Ireland before enrolling an internship in equine medicine and surgery, followed by a second internship in equine sports medicine and orthopaedics, where she became FEI Permitted Treating Vet. Covadonga has a keen interest in ophthalmology and diagnostic imaging, which keeps her close to both medicine and orthopaedics. During the last years, Covadonga has been working to become CertAVP whilst working in the UK as an equine vet, covering the area between
the East and South East of England. During her free time you may find her walking in the countryside or enjoying some good English

Chloe Round

Practice Manager

Chloe is our full-time Practice Manager and Clinical Aid so it is likely you will speak to her if you have any appointment requests and queries.
Chloe has spent the last 10 years working on one of our biggest and busiest yards, occupying the position of Head Girl for the last four years. In her spare time she still rides, enjoys anything outdoorsy and will try her hand at most things!

Lisa Newman

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa grew up on a dairy farm and has always been around horses. She gained an HND with distinction in Equine Science from Hartpury College before moving onto Willesley Equine Referrals to pursue her dream of becoming an equine Veterinary Nurse. Whilst working there she assisted with out-of-hours and critical care nursing, routine and emergency surgery, laboratory procedures, stud work and neonatal foal care. In 2008 she qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and has been in mixed first opinion practice ever since.

Laura Whiteland

Administrator & Clinical Aid

Laura joined the practice part time in June 2022 and become a full time member in February 2023. Since joining the practice there isn’t anything that Laura can’t take on, learning new skills Laura has gone from strength to strength. Whether it is in the office or assisting the vets on the yard. Laura is a great asset to our team.
When not working Laura enjoys competing in water sport events, riding her horse and caring for her array of animals.

Tracey Neal


Tracey is our part-time Office Administrator.
Tracey joined the practice in April 2021. Mother hen to all in the practice and the friendly voice at the end of the phone. We couldn’t be without her. Tracey looks out for all the team and is always there to help in whatever way is needed. When not working Tracey enjoys exploring the countryside with her beautiful lab Maple.


Practice Dog

Dexter is the resident office dog. The grandad of the practice keeping the young pups in line. Dexter is always ready to welcome the clients and delivery drivers for belly rubs. In Dexters world everyone who arrives is only there to see him whether they are dropping in WEC samples or carrying heavy boxes he can always be found at your feet.


Practice Dog

The princess of the office 👑 Maple is Tracey’s beautiful fox lab. Maple loves being a helpful assistant in the practice sneaking the paper recycling to her bed and greeting clients for a cuddle.

New vets with old fashioned values
We are Farr & Pursey Equine

We are a sole equine veterinary practice based in Hertfordshire, where we focus on promoting preventative health care in horses.

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Close links

We are in referral partnership with the Royal Veterinary College. Close links to specialist centres are a vital component of any progressive practice



We have access to the latest technology. Completely mobile X-rays and ultrasound, no mains electric necessary!

Up to date

Always there

You have access to our direct phone numbers. We keep in touch via all social media platforms. We even use WhatsApp Videos to help review cases! Helping to keep us up-to-date and your cost down.


Looking to the future

We are always investing in new equipment and looking to improve our services. We keep up-to-date to keep our patients healthy as possible

Striving for more
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