Meet the Team

Veterinary Surgeons

gordon-sidlowGordon Sidlow BVMS MRCVS

Gordon joined West Ridge in 1985, and spent 11 years treating horses and crashing cars. In 1996 he joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club as their first Equestrian Vet and for 12 years looked after over 1000 retired Thoroughbreds in both Hong Kong and China. During this time he also undertook a variety of other duties including racing and serving as an official FEI Veterinary Delegate in various international competitions and as a Treating Vet for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Shortly afterwards he returned to Devon and after working in another equine practice in Mid Devon has helped to establish West Ridge Equine in January 2013.

Hannah 2Hannah Dennis BVetMed (hons) MRCVS

Hannah joined West Ridge Equine in November 2016. After graduating from The Royal Veterinary College in 2014, she worked in a mixed practice in North Wales for two and a half years, where she gained a huge amount of experience, particularly with Welsh Section ponies! Since graduating, Hannah has developed a keen interest in stud medicine and internal medicine, and outside work she can be found schooling her young mare, or tending to her modest flock of sheep.


geoff-witherowGeoff Witherow BVM&S MRCVS

As a lead vet at West Ridge, a GP Certificate in Equine Practice gives Geoff an extra qualification with a wide ranging equine expertise. He is a particularly experienced stud vet and specialises in artificial insemination both fresh and frozen. Geoff has worked at West Ridge since leaving college in 1999 and is a well recognized figure locally.


anna-ehrleAnna Ehrle MRCVS

Anna joined West Ridge in January 2013 for the formation of West Ridge Equine, and she now locums for us when extra help is needed. Prior to that, she had worked as a Surgical Intern at the Free University of Berlin Equine Hospital for 3 years since qualification. This gave her a huge amount of experience in all aspects of equine medicine and surgery, particularly ultrasonography and critical care of cases such as colic and sick foals. Anna hopes one day to be a leading equine academic or a top surfer.

Office team

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Kirsty Brady

Kirsty has been working for West Ridge for 26 years , and for the past four years has been running the office in the Equine department. When Kirsty isn’t keeping all the equine vets in check, she can be found looking after her menagerie of children, husband and animals at home!


CharlotteCharlotte Woollacott

Charlotte joined West Ridge Equine in summer 2016, and works in the office on a Wednesday. In her spare time she enjoys competing her horses, and taking her four basset hounds out around the Devon country side.