Julie Hillman BVSc MRCVS
Julie was inspired to study veterinary science while working in the racing industry, during which time she developed a passion for thoroughbred horses and equine sports medicine. She worked for racehorse trainers in Newmarket, Lambourn, Chantilly and New Zealand, as well as having a few rides in point-to-points and finally achieving her ambition to ride a winner! During her studies, Julie completed several externships including placements at Dubai Equine Hospital, the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital and Rossdales in Newmarket. She was also awarded an Inspire Scholarship to fund a research placement investigating trigeminal-mediated headshaking in horses.
She graduated from the University of Bristol in 2020 and joined the team at Valley Equine Hospital in February 2021. When not working, Julie can usually be found spending time with her own retired horses, watching jump racing or (in normal times) supporting her favourite bands on tour.