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Abbie Calow



Abbie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and started her career as an equine ambulatory vet in the Home Counties. With a view to expand her skillset and versatility, in 2020 she made the move to small animal first opinion practice, whilst locumming as an equine vet at the weekends before becoming a full-time locum vet in 2021. Abbie works in small animal and equine first opinion and out of hours practice. She is proud to be a first-opinion vet and believes that gold-standard treatment is doing your best for the pet and owner in front of you. As a locum veterinary surgeon, one of the highlights of her job is travelling to a number of different practices, exploring diverse working cultures and interacting with new people.

Abbie has a passion for teaching and mentors for the BVA Grads to Vets mentoring programme as well as teaching client education courses which provide owner training in equine first aid and care.

Outside of practice, Abbie is a keen baker and, in addition to her regular bakes, makes one wedding cake per year for a close friend or relative. She owns two horses who are now in later life but still enjoy ridden work. On her days off, you will usually find Abbie out in the countryside hiking or spending time with her brilliantly large family. Abbie recently climbed Crib Goch in Snowdonia National Park and looks forward to completing the Three Peaks Challenge next year.

Council Member category

  • Elected member: 2022-2026

Committee membership

  • Education Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • RCVS Knowledge Board of Trustees
  • Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice Sub-Committee

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Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Member of British Small Animal Association
  • Member of British Equine Association
  • Member of The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons
  • Member of the British Horse Society


  • Locum Veterinary Surgeon - Small Animal first opinion and ECC, Equine Ambulatory

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • OCQ(V) - Companion Animal (Improve International, January 2021)

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