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Meet the Team - Equine Vets


Paul qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and joined the team in 2012. He is an experienced equine vet with a particular interest in fertility and acupuncture. He breeds and shows Warmbloods and is a popular local equine artist.

Dr Keesjan Cornelisse - DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM, MRCVS

With a couple of decades of worldwide experience in both first-opinion and referral equine centres, Keesjan joined the Calweton Equine team in 2016. Following graduation from the Veterinary School of Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1993 he spent several years in mixed practice in Lincolnshire. He then travelled to the USA and completed a residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Michigan State University, during which time he also obtained a Masters and PhD and is a recognised American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed veterinary journals and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). He is a member of the RCVS, BVA, BEVA and the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp). During his career he has worked on many challenging equine medical cases, involving patients from the family pony to the high performing equine athlete. Examples of cases can be found via this link.

Rebekah - BVetMed

Rebekah joined the equine team in 2019 having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College. During her veterinary training she spent a month as a surgical extern at Rossdales in Newmarket, and a month at a major equine hospital in Kentucky. She is passionate about all things horse and has a particular interest in lameness investigations. A keen rider, she has competed regularly on her Irish Sports Horse Barney at home in Northern Ireland. She played rugby at university and she is looking forwards to trying some Cornish sports including surfing and gig rowing.

Chris M Luckhurst

Chris Luckhurst qualified in 1984 and has had a nearly 40 year long obsession with Exmoor ponies. An early enthusiast for dentistry before it became popular, he travelled extensively providing equine dental services until injury forced him to reduce his workload. He advises Devon and Cornwall councils on riding stable standards and still enjoys dealing with family Thelwell favourites, who he feels deserve just as much attention as their larger more costly cousins.