Dr Chris PearceDirector and founder of EDC, Specialist in Equine Veterinary Dentistry
CertEM(IntMed) CertES(SoftTissue) Dip.EVDC(Eqine) FNCED MRCVS
European and RCVS Recognised Veterinary Specialist in Equine Dentistry, Diplomate European Veterinary Dental College, Fellow Nordic College Equine Dentistry
Chris has considerable experience in equine dentistry at all levels. He has post-graduate veterinary qualifications in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery and was the first vet in the UK to also qualify as an equine dental technician (EDT) in 2001. In 2011, Chris won the Pet Plan Vet of the Year Award, an achievement that the judges awarded in recognition of Chris’s work in equine dentistry and the benefits for equine welfare. Professional posts have included Chairman of the BEVA/BVDA examining committee for EDT exams, BEVA Council representative for equine dentistry for 7 years, past Chairman of the BEVA Dental Working Party for political aspects relating to dentistry and past president of the European Veterinary Dental College.
Chris teaches, lectures and examines widely on equine dentistry in the UK and worldwide and in 2014, passed the first speciality examination for the European Diploma of Equine Dentistry examination making him an officially recognised European Veterinary Specialist also gaining similar Specialist recognition from the RCVS.
In 2013 Chris opened Equine Dental Clinic Ltd, a practice dedicated to advanced and referral equine dentistry, and in 2022 a new purpose built clinic has resulted in EDC being the largest specialist referral veterinary practice dedicated to equine dentistry in the world.
Chris is dedicated to advancing the science of equine dentistry and is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgical techniques, and novel restorative and preservative treatments.
Dr Nicole du ToitDirector and Dental Specialist
BVSc CertEP MSc PhD DipEVDC(EQ) DipAVDC(EQ) MRCVS
American and European Veterinary Specialist in Equine Dentistry.
Nicole du Toit is a world-renowned specialist in equine dentistry. She qualified from Onderstepoort veterinary school in South Africa in 2000, and then moved to the University of Edinburgh where she completed a 3 year residency in equine dentistry, followed by a PhD with combined studies at the Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.
In 2011 Nicole returned to her native South Africa to run her own dental referral practice, treating referral cases in veterinary practices throughout South Africa. In 2013 Nicole was co-opted onto the Equine Dental Specialty Organising Committee, becoming a European Specialist and Diplomat of the EVDC*.
In March 2017 Nicole moved to England and joined us here at EDC, and joined us as a Director in January 2019. Nicole has lectured and demonstrated on multiple courses world-wide, and has authored and co-authored over 50 clinical journal papers in equine dentistry.
Dr Richard ReardonDirector and Dental Specialist
BVetMed(Hons) MVM PhD CertES(Orth) DipECVS DipEVDC(EQ) MRCVS
European Specialist in Equine Surgery and Dentistry.
Richard qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004 and worked in mixed practice before undertaking an equine internship in Newbury. He then did a surgery residency followed by a PhD at the University of Glasgow, after which he moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2012. At Edinburgh Richard expanded his enjoyment of equine dentistry while running the dental and soft tissue surgery services, initially with Professor Dixon, then latterly on his own.
In 2018 Richard obtained his diploma from the European College of Veterinary Dentistry and has actively been involved with the college (current equine secretary) and in training residents since then.
Richard enjoys the challenges of equine dentistry and surgery, in particular the ability to help treat painful conditions. He also enjoys research related to equine dentistry and surgery and has numerous publications in the field, with research ongoing. Richard has presented internationally and continues to enjoy teaching on practical courses.
Richard joined the EDC team in April 2022; based in Edinburgh he runs the Scotland and North of England referral service in advanced dentistry for EDC.
Dr Nicky BrooksAssociate Dental Vet
MA VetMB CertAVP(EP) CertAVP(ED) BAEDT MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Dentistry
Nicky is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner with post graduate certificates in both Equine Practice and Equine Dentistry. Nicky is an extremely competent and skilled dental vet and has a large routine dental caseload with increasingly more advanced cases.
Dr Nicola BellAssociate Dental Vet
Nicola joined us in 2019 to cover maternity leave for Nicky. During her time with us Nicola became an indispensable team member and we were fortunate that she chose to stay and follow her new found passion for equine dentistry. Nicola works throughout the New Forest and across East and West Dorset.
Dr Jane HadenAssociate Dental Vet
Jane joined the team in 2021. Originally from Hampshire, Jane spent many years working at Loch Leven Equine Practice in Scotland where she performed many advanced procedures in equine dentistry. We are delighted Jane has chosen to continue her career in equine dentistry by joining us here in Dorset.