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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.


Lauren O'Leary

Lauren O’Leary BVetMed PGDip MRCVS

Lauren graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2020 prior to completing a one year rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College Equine Referral Hospital. Upon completion of her internship Lauren spent some time at a first opinion equine practice in Kent providing veterinary care for leisure horses, before moving to Newmarket to work as a junior racing associate at Newmarket Equine Hospital which she thoroughly enjoyed.


During 2023 Lauren then moved to Scone in New South Wales, Australia to complete a surgical fellowship and broaden her experience in the thoroughbred racing industry. Upon returning to the U.K. Lauren began working at YEP. Lauren is enjoying getting to know the fantastic clients at YEP and is looking forward to furthering her skills and knowledge as a race horse vet. Alongside her veterinary work Lauren is working on her certificate in equine lameness and diagnostic analgesia.


In her spare time Lauren loves going on adventures in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with her German Shorthaired Pointer Moss and travelling back home to Essex to see friends and family.

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.


Anna Hogarth BVM&S MRCVS 


Anna grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland but spent the majority of her spare time surrounded by horses at her Grandad’s National Hunt Yard in North Yorkshire. At university, she completed numerous equine placements in Newmarket and Yorkshire, including here at YEP, and carried out a clinical research project on the effects of soft palate cauterisations on racing performance. She graduated with distinction from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, in Edinburgh, in Summer 2023 and made the move to North Yorkshire to pursue her career as an equine vet. She has a keen interest in racing work and particularly enjoys orthopaedic and airway investigations. 

Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, riding her ex-racehorse and attending race days with her grandad. 

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.


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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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