Our Equine Vets - Experienced and Highly Qualified 

We’ve had a consistent team of vets for several years all of which are experienced. Amongst our team we hold several equine certificates, in equine orthopaedics and surgery, equine internal medicine and equine practice as well as 3 PhDs giving you absolute confidence in the vets treating your horses.


Dr Philip K Dyson BVMS CertEM (INTMED) CertES (ORTH) PhD MRCVS

Phil has been an equine vet since graduating from Glasgow University in 1998 and his career has been dedicated to obtaining further training and qualifications in equine medicine and surgery. Time spent in Newmarket, Malton and at the Royal Veterinary College has provided Phil with a breadth of experience particularly in the diagnosis and management of lameness in competition horses. Phil joined Clevedale Vets in 2005 and became the partner responsible for the equine department in 2006. Phil holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificates in equine internal medicine and equine orthopaedic surgery, and is one of only a couple of Vets in the UK to have obtained further qualifications in both medicine and surgery. This ensures that Clevedale vets’ management of medical and surgical cases is in keeping with current best practice. Phil was also awarded a PhD in 2006 for his work on injuries in racehorses. Phil provides a second opinion service to other vets from Middleham to Northumberland as well as supporting our other equine vets within the practice. Phil has lectured in this country and abroad on a range of equine topics, as well as publishing articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and in general equine publications. Outside of work, Phil’s interests revolve around salmon fishing and working his wild yellow Labradors.


Alistair Love BVSc  Cert AVP (EP) MRCVS

RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice

Alistair grew up locally before studying at the University of Liverpool and graduating in 2008. He returned back to the local area soon after graduating and has been at the practice for over 10 years now. He holds the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Practice and is an RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice.

Alistair enjoys seeing a wide and varied equine case load and prides himself in delivering the highest possible levels of service.

He set up and runs Clevedale’s gastroscopy service which takes referrals from other practices, as well as serving our own clients to make sure our horses can compete at the highest level and are comfortable in their work.

Alistair has a passion for dealing with difficult and challenging cases (as well as difficult and challenging horses). He is enthusiastic about furthering knowledge and organises a yearly meeting on behalf of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) to help get high quality veterinary education to vets from all over the North of England. He strongly believes in helping people to prevent or reduce illness in their horses through education and has regularly consulted on and contributed to articles in Your Horse Magazine. He organises and talks at Clevedale’s Equine Educational Evenings for the benefit of clients.

In his spare time Alistair enjoys spending time with his three young children and loves playing football and racquet sports (when he gets chance).


Dr Michele Greco DVM, PhD, PgCert.Vet.Red, Msc.Vet.Repo, Cert AVP (ESO) Cert AVP (ESST) MRCVS

Michele has been in practice since 2003 and has worked all over Europe. He holds the RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in both Equine Orthopaedic Surgery and Equine Soft Tissue Surgery. He spent time working on the Curragh in one of the largest practices in Ireland and has worked in Universities in France and Belgium. Michele has also worked as the primary surgeon and as a lecturer at the University of Naples. As a result he has a special interest in all equine surgery and equine orthopaedics.

We’re very lucky to say that Michele has worked for Clevedale for many years now and he has added valuable skills to our already very experienced team of dedicated equine vets. His surgical skills have been invaluable to us.

In what spare time he has, Michele enjoys going to the gym and playing guitar.


Lis Watson VetMB Ph.D Cert AVP (EIM) MRCVS

After spending 5 years in practice near Newmarket, Lis joined Clevedale in May 2014. Lis enjoys the great variety of equine practice seen at Clevedale Vets and is a vital part of our experienced team. She is particularly interested in all aspects of internal medicine and anaesthesia, and is responsible for the majority of the anaesthetics carried out at the practice. She holds the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Internal Medicine. Lis has appeared in Your Horse Magazine's "Ask the Experts" feature answering technical questions submitted by readers from all over the country. 

In her spare time, Lis enjoys spending time with her young family and her own horses. She has recently broken in her 5 year old Hanoverian, so keep an eye out for her at local competitions!


Katherine Berry BVM BVS MRCVS

Katherine joined us in July 2016 after graduating from Nottingham University. She works has a particular interest in equine dentistry and has been an asset in all areas of our equine work. She is currently studying towards an RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Practice.

Katherine has had a passion for horses from a young age and previously competed very successfully in pony club. She still maintains that passion and spends most of her free time with her horses. 


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