Annie-Rose Chantler (nee Pearson) BVSc MRCVS
After 2 years working in racing Annie attended Liverpool University Veterinary School, graduating with distinction in 2009. Initially she worked in mixed practice in south wales before undertaking an 18 month Equine internship at O'Gorman, Slater, Main and partners in Newbury. This was an invaluable experience allowing her to gain huge amount of experience in diagnostic imaging, lameness investigation and surgery. Following this she moved to Cheshire where she worked for 6 months in general equine practice.
Frustrated with the limitations of general practice in preventing injuries in competition horses, Annie left to study Chiropractic and acupuncture for animals in Germany. Her experiences of racing and eventing as well as personal injury and illness made her feel that something was missing from conventional medical treatment where we think of everything in 'boxes'. When traditional medicine (drugs, rest, surgery) did not work for her she turned to acupuncture and chiropractic as a last resort. Amazed and thrilled at the results of the treatment she received she was keen to explore how the treatment could be integrated in to traditional veterinary medicine. Annie believes that once injury has occurred it is too late. Rather than waiting for injury to happen, she hopes that by using these holistic techniques she can help her patients to avoid some of the injuries that so commonly blight them. Furthermore once injury has occurred they may offer an additional treatment to aid recovery and maintain performance.
During her time at Liverpool University Annie undertook research in the effects of hyperthermia on tendon injury in the horse which was presented at BEVA 2009, and she is keen to follow this up with further research in the future.
Outside work Annie is a keen rider and has competed in both point-to-pointing and eventing competitions. She also enjoys bringing on young horses and hunting. An enthusiastic sportswoman she is a qualified ski instructor and loves the outdoors and all country sports. If there is any time left then this is filled with painting portraits of horses, dogs and sporting landscapes- see the link below!