Dr Tom Witte BVetMed MRCVS FHEA PhD DipECVS MRCVS
Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director
Tom is the consultant surgeon and clinical director of Oaklands Veterinary Centre. He is an internationally accredited specialist in equine surgery, specialising in soft tissue surgery and disorders and surgery of the upper airway. He has worked in some of the leading hospitals in the world, in Kentucky, New York and London, as well as in the world-leading airway surgery department at Cornell University. Tom leads the team providing cutting edge airway diagnostic and surgical expertise to racehorses, sports horses, and pleasure horses alike. He is the lead examiner for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Council.
Ben Jacklin MA VetMB MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS
Ben is an RCVS recognised specialist equine surgeon and has spent most of his career working with the world’s top thoroughbreds in Newmarket, and Melbourne (Australia). He also spent three years as resident in equine surgery at the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London, before taking up a position as consultant surgeon at Europe’s largest equine hospital, in Newmarket. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), and a European Specialist in equine surgery. Ben provides a surgery consultancy service to clinics across the country, but is based at Oaklands and has a special interest in orthopaedic surgery. He has published research and presented nationally and internationally on topics including fracture repair and spinal surgery.