Jo Sutton graduated with Distinction from the University of Liverpool (Batchelor of Veterinary Science) in 2002. In addition to achieving Distinctions during her training in Veterinary Biology, Pharmacology and Equine Clinical Studies, she won prizes in Anatomy and Veterinary Pathology and was awarded the Gossage Scholarship in 1998.
She was awarded the British Equine Veterinary Association Queen Mother Student Travel Award in 2001, gaining further equine veterinary experience at Toronto Equine Hospital in Canada. She spent over 7 years in equine practice in West Yorkshire, covering an extremely varied caseload from Thoroughbreds in training, showjumpers, eventers, hunters and dressage horses to general riding horses, companion ponies and donkeys.
She was involved in setting up and developing the veterinary practice and associated equestrian centre over this period, leaving the resulting 3 vet equine practice in 2010. After her introduction to horses and horse riding 24 years ago she has ridden, competed, worked on yards, and later set up and managed a large livery yard in addition to caring for her own ex-racehorse for the last 17 years - often a job in itself!
As a veterinary surgeon she has worked closely with respected farriers, equine dental technicians and physiotherapists and believes this combined approach to routine healthcare, illness and injury can give exceptional results for both horse and owner.
Jo is a member of the British Equine Veterinary Association and the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons and actively participates in Continued Professional Development. She is married and lives in Harrogate.