Our Team
  • Chris Pearce
    Dr Chris Pearce
    Director and founder of EDC, Dental Specialist
    CertEM(IntMed) CertES(SoftTissue) Dip.EVDC(Equine) BAEDT MRCVS
    European and RCVS Recognised Veterinary Specialist in 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. Chris sat the first full European Diploma of Equine Dentistry examination in 2014 making him an officially recognised Specialist with similar recognition from the RCVS. Chris has developed a wide referral client base for advanced and surgical equine dental conditions over many years, and a world-wide reputation for pioneering advanced techniques such as dental restorations.

    Chris teaches, lectures and examines widely on equine dentistry in the UK and worldwide and is the current President of the European Veterinary Dental College (until 2022). Prior posts include Chairman of the BEVA/BVDA examining committee for EDT exams, BEVA Council representative for equine dentistry for 7 years, Chairman of the BEVA Dental Working Party for political aspects relating to dentistry. In 2011, Chris was the winner of the coveted 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.

    Chris is the current President of the European Veterinary Dental College, the authority that trains and regulates Veterinary Dental Specialists throughout Europe.

    Chris is dedicated to advancing the science of equine dentistry and is particularly interested in novel restorative and preservative treatments. This has placed EDC at the forefront of equine dentistry worldwide.


  • Dr Nicole du Toit
    Director and Dental Specialist
    BVSc CertEP MSc PhD DipEVDC DipAVDC 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.


  • Nicky EDC
    Dr Nicky Brooks
    Associate 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 Bell
    Associate Dental Vet
    BVetMed MRCVS

    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 Haden
    Associate Dental Vet
    BVM&S MRCVS

    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.


How did we develop our logo?

Equine Dental Clinic

The EDC logo references our view that there are many parts to a horse’s wellbeing, and that some, if not all can be affected by one small part – in our case oral health.

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