Meet the TeamMeet the team that have the expertise and care for your equine and farm animals
Our team is dedicated to the needs of our clients and their horses. Our vets’ expertise, in conjunction with our investment in state of the art portable equipment, allows us to offer high quality, comprehensive veterinary care for your horse. Meet our amazing, dedicated team below who are always on hand to offer the best possible services to your animal.
With nine veterinary surgeons, 608 Equine & Farm, are big enough to provide speedy response, but always try to provide continuity of care. Always request a specific vet if you prefer,
Steve Borsberry BVSc, DBR, Dip ECBHM, Cert CHP, MRCVS
Steve Qualified from Liverpool University some years ago and has an accolade of various qualifications: Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Diploma in Bovine Reproduction, Diploma of the European College of Bovine Health Management and a Certificate of Cattle Health and Productivity.
Mat Fernandez MRCVS
Originally from Spain, Mat qualified from the University of Barcelona in 1988. Following a spell as a gaucho in Argentina and military service in North Africa, Mat first came to the UK to see equine practice in Newmarket. That led to a permanent job at a mixed practice in East Sussex. In 1992 Mat had the amazing experience of organising the veterinary assistance for the 3-Day Event at the Barcelona Olympics. Two years later a chance to move into large animal practice with 608 saw Mat move to the Midlands to join the team and went on to become a partner in 2000.
Mat was the endurance team vet for Team GB at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez in 2002 and the European Championships in Punchestown the following year and has enjoyed vetting at numerous endurance events.
With special interests in exercise physiology, performance investigation and stud work, Mat admits to having a soft spot for donkeys and hairy dogs. The Fernandez household includes a border terrier called Cuca and a cockerpoo called Digger.
MA VetMB MRCVS
Andrea graduated from Cambridge Vet school in 2008 and has worked in the West Midlands ever since. She joined 608 Equine and Farm vets in 2012. Her main areas of interest include equine stud medicine, ophthalmology and internal medicine, although she does enjoy the diverisity of general equine practice. Andrea is 608’s only ballet- dancing vet! She also enjoys riding and running when time permits.
Anna qualified from the Royal veterinary College in 2006 and joined 608 in the August of that year. Anna has a special interest in lameness and in some cases uses acupuncture to aid in rehabilitating horses and sometimes other animals too. Anna has two children Lily and Isabella, two dogs Rowton the Labrador and Izzy the toy poodle. Anna also enjoys riding in her spare time and has a 17.2 ISH Nora who she hopes to compete in 2017.
Gav joined the practice in September 2012. After qualifying from the University of Bristol he worked at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Newmarket where Gav got to work with some world renowned equine surgeons. Having gained valuable experience in Newmarket Gav’s special interests lie in lameness diagnostics and competition horse work. Having grown up in the midlands, he saw practice at 608 as a student and is happy to be back in home territory. In his spare time he enjoys riding his ex-racehorse Poppy.
Jane graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1997. At which point she joined the practice. Jane enjoys all aspects of equine practice including poor performance, ophthalmology and general medicine, her specialist interest is dentistry . Jane gained her ESVPS Gpcert(EqP) in July 2009 and is part way through studying for her certificate in advanced veterinary practice.
Lauren graduated in 2011 from the Royal veterinary college, London. A short interlude abroad for veterinary charities before starting at 608 Equine and Farm vets in 2012. Laurens main interests are in lameness workups, ophthalmology and dentistry but does enjoy all aspects of equine medicine. In her spare time Lauren enjoys riding her horse Harry and walking her cocker spaniel Buddy who tends to announce their arrival to clients on every visit unfortunately no matter what the hour.
BVSc BSc MRCVS
Sarah qualified from Liverpool University in 2002 and joined 608 the same summer. Sarah enjoys all aspects of Equine medicine, with particular interests in poor performance including back pain and lameness investigations and also causes and management of laminitis. In addition to veterinary work, Sarah also sits on the fund raising committee of local equine and large animal charity SPEAR.
Started at 608 in September 1998 as a trainee and qualified in January 2003. She took a break from practice for 2 years and lectured in nursing and animal care at all levels. She became a NVQ assessor and then went on to become a RCVS examiner for nurses in their practical examinations. After returning to 608 she has continued with nurse teaching and training.
Started work at 608 in April 2006 and qualified as a registered Veterinary nurse in January 2009. Angie will often be found either at the surgery at the end of the phone or out assisting the vets on their calls. Angie owns two horses Mara and Bonnie which she hopes to get out competing soon.
Started working at 608 Equine and Farm Vets in August 2012 after qualifying as a veterinary nurse. She is often found riding shotgun with Steve helping him with his day to day duties. Laura has a selection of ovine livestock which she breeds true to her background growing up on a farm.
Sarah has worked with 608 since 1985 and qualified as Veterinary Nurse in 1987. She has worked with Steve all this time! Sarah has a specialist interest in poultry and cattle. She has taken extra courses in these fields and is a qualified lay blood tester, clinical coach and fire officer. Married with one son, Sarah now works part time.
Shirley has worked for 608 since 1958 and has been answering all your account queries and general questions all those years. Shirley belongs to the WI and inner wheel and enjoys frequent trips to France. As the mother figure to all of us here at 608 she is a much cherished member of the team.
Pam is the epicentre of 608. She keeps the accounts up to date and you can also find her at the end of the phone. Pam also assists Steve on many occasions and they are the “Dream Team” at Bovine Caesarean Sections! She has two dogs and a small flock of chickens.