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Dr Jeremy Mantell MRCVS


Jeremy Mantell, Preliminary Investigation Committee member

After graduating from the RVC, Jeremy spent five years in mixed practice before spending the following 32 years in an equine practice, which developed into a busy first opinion and referral Equine Hospital.

His main areas of professional interest were first opinion practice, TB breeding and the Pre-Purchase Examination (PPE) of horses. He was President of the British Equine Veterinary Association in 1998 and Chair of the profession’s review of the PPE, from 1999 - 2011. Jeremy was Managing Partner, and latterly Senior Partner, of the Liphook Equine Hospital until retiring in 2013.

Outside of clinical practice his main areas of interest were in practice management, insurance issues and advising lawyers involved in cases of PI claims as a result of injury caused by horses and in disputes involving horses. Although no longer active in this sphere, he has acted as an Expert Witness since 1997 and has appeared in the High Court, the Crown Court and the County Court.

Outside of work his early years were spent as a Reserve Officer in 16th/5th The Queen’s Royal Lancers, an armoured reconnaissance regiment stationed on the then Inner German Border. He took part in major exercises in Germany, Cyprus and on Salisbury Plain. Subsequently he became a Pony Club groom.

From 2012 until his resignation in December 2018 he was a Veterinary Officer for the British Horseracing Authority, which included acting at, among many race meetings, the Grand National, the Derby, Royal Ascot and, his personal favourite, Glorious Goodwood. He now acts as Consultant Veterinary Officer to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

He was recognised by the RCVS as an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice until 2020, when he retired from clinical practice. He now recognises that he is advanced!

Committee Membership

  • Preliminary Investigation Committee

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Appointments to other bodies


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • British Equine Veterinary Association - Honorary Member
  • Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons - Member
  • BVA - Member


  • Commissioned Officer in TA (1977 - 1984)
  • The Liphook Equine Hospital (1981 - 2013)
  • British Equine Veterinary Association (1992 - 1999)
  • British Horseracing Authority (2012 - 2018)

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • CUEW - Accreditation as an Expert Witness (Cardiff University Law School)

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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