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Peter Hynes MVB MRCVS Cert Equine Sports Medicine (UCD)


Peter grew up in Limerick, Ireland and has been around horses from an early age. He qualified from vet school at University College Dublin in Ireland and completed several equine externships including those at Rood and Riddie in Kentucky. USA and Dubai Equine Hospital in the United Arab Emirates. After qualifying he went on to work for Ridgeway Veterinary Group in Lambourn before moving to Australia to work at Randwick Equine Hospital, gaining a wide range of experience in the fields of internal medicine, surgery and lameness. Upon returning from Australia, Peter worked briefly for another practice in Yorkshire before setting up Yorkshire Equine Practice, and has now gained the Advanced Certificate in Equine Sports Medicine through UCD.


Peter lives in Rufforth with his wife Jocelyn, who is also a veterinary surgeon, and their four children. When his work and young family aren’t occupying his time Peter enjoys following the racing.

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Mariana Lapão MRCVS

Mariana joined Yorkshire Equine Practice Ltd in April 2022. Originally from Portugal, Mariana graduated in 2012 from Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon and worked initially in mixed practice. Mariana then spent 3 years in Bahrain as a resident stud veterinarian at Al Rashediah Stud working with show Arabians. She then moved to the UAE to work as a junior veterinarian in Al W’rsan, an Arabian racing stud, focusing on stud work and management of youngsters from birth to training. 


Here she took interest in racing work, performance and orthopaedics. With that in mind, she spent the following months seeing practice in racing and pre-training yards in England and Ireland, before spending the following 2 and half years in Newmarket with Rossdales as a racing intern, between the Diagnostic Centre and the Racing team in town.


Mariana has growing interest in orthopaedics, poor performance, sports and racing practice. She’s an FEI Endurance veterinarian and working to become an ARVS Racecourse Veterinary Surgeon. When Mariana is not working she enjoys backpacking, hiking, scuba diving and anything outdoors.


Sarah Woods MRCVS


Sarah is now one of our out of hours vets. Sarah, originally from Yorkshire, graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011. After a short stint in small animal practice she traveled to Sydney to complete an internship at Randwick Equine Centre. Since returning to the UK she has spent 3 years working in equine practice in the south-east. Sarah is thrilled to be back in Yorkshire and looking forward to further developing her interests in lameness, poor performance and sports medicine. 

Away from work Sarah enjoys competing in triathlons and is a budding photographer.

Pip Tutty


Pip joined the team at Yorkshire Equine Practice in July 2015 as Peter’s assistant. Pip is based in the car with Peter assisting him with visits to yards.


Debi Dales


Debi joined Yorkshire Equine Practice in August 2012. Outside of work Debi has a keen interest in restoring antique rocking horses as well as making new ones. Debi is an invaluable asset to Yorkshire Equine Practice Ltd keeping the team organised and everything running smoothly

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Jessica Flannery


Jess joined the team in August 2021 and is based in the office. Outside the office Jess will be found out walking with her Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel.

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