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Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Equine Tech Assistant

Sue has worked with horses for over 25 years in various disciplines, and for 8 years worked for the Equine Hospital as yard manager.

She is looking forward to meeting all our clients and their horses when she is out helping the vets.

Outside work she enjoys eventing with her mare and taking long walks on the Mendips.

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Nicko Robertson

Veterinary Surgeon

Nicko Robertson

Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed MRCVS

Nicko grew up on the Mendips, hunting with the Mendip Farmers and was an active member of the Mendip Farmers Pony club, particularly in tetrathlon and horse trials. His yearning for the patter of tiny hooves and bred a colt in 2013 from his former polo brood mare, Swallow.

Nicko studied at the Royal Veterinary College, London University qualifying in 1989. After a couple of years in mixed practice, including working in Western Australia, he worked in equine practice in Hertfordshire until 1997 when he moved to Somerset and waited for the phone to ring.

Tim Randle

Veterinary Surgeon

Tim Randle

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

Tim graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 1994 and from there went straight into equine practice in Worcestershire. He returned to Bristol in 1998 as Director of Equine Practice at the Langford Field Station. Subsequently he joined Nicko at The Stables where a great partnership was forged. Although Tim 'hung up his boots' as a rider several years ago, he remains closely involved with the sport of Horse Trials in various capacities.

Tim is a Veterinary Advisor to the United States Equestrian Team as well as maintaining his long standing involvement with Equestrian Team GB. He was a member of the Veterinary Commission for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games and continues to spend much of his spare time working at events up and down the UK each Summer. Within the practice, his areas of special interest are lameness investigation and reproduction.

Mike Cunningham

Practice Manager

Mike Cunningham

Practice Manager

Mike joined the practice in September 2023 after having worked in a variety of sectors during the course of his career. A key goal for him in this new role is to ensure that The Stables continues to offer an exceptional personalised service to equines of all shapes and sizes and their owners. Outside of work, Mike's interests include music, cooking, geopolitics and astrophysics.

Steve Wildman

Veterinary Surgeon

Steve Wildman

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

Steve has 35 years equine veterinary experience. After graduating in Australia, he spent eight years in racing practice there followed by nine years in equine practice in Kent and Sussex, seven years in Devon before moving to Somerset in 2011.

Steve has a particular interest in the equine athlete, performance related issues and lameness investigation. He has a wealth of experience in equine reproduction having worked in large Thoroughbred and Arab studs for many years.


When not working, he remains surrounded by horses! He and his wife, Amanda, have bred and produced eventers and keenly supported their two sons’ Pony Club and Eventing escapades over the years. Steve enjoys swimming, cycling, running, sailing and motorsport.

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