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Martin Peaty

BVSc CertEP CertES(Orth) MRCVS


Martin Peaty Martin Peaty graduated from the University of Bristol in 1990. He worked in mixed practice in Devon from 1990-92, in equine and farm practice in Surrey from 1992-94 and then moved into equine practice in Dorset where he has remained ever since.

Martin obtained his Certificate in Equine Practice in 1999, his Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2007 and became an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice and Equine Surgery in 2015. 

He was an examiner for the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice from 2004 to 2009, Chief Examiner in 2009 and served on the RCVS Equine Board. Martin has also been involved in mentoring new graduates in his practice.

He has developed an interest in professional conduct matters and has acted as an expert witness on three occasions for the RCVS and once for the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

Martin is the Senior Vet at Salisbury Racecourse and also covers several point to point meetings. He is currently training a home bred steeple chaser and has held riders qualification certificates and amateur jockey permits.

He takes a keen interest in farming and runs a small sheep flock with his wife who is a farm vet. He likes to ski with friends and family.


Council Member category

  • Elected: 2017 - 2021


Committee membership

  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Primary Qualifications Sub-Committee
  • Statutory Membership Examination Board
  • Register and Registration Sub-Committee
  • Certification Sub-Committee


Declaration of interests


Director of Barn Equine Surgery Limited

Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives

Shareholder in Barn Equine Surgery Limited


External Examiner, Surrey Veterinary School

Appointments to other bodies

Member of the Farriers Registration Council

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • Member of the BVA
  • Member of the BEVA
  • Member of the Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons


  • 2019 - present - RCVS Lead Examiner and Chair, RCVS Statutory Examination for Membership Board
  • 1994 - present - Equine Veterinary Surgeon, Barn Equine Surgery, Dorset (Senior Partner since 1999). The Barn Equine Surgery is a partner practice to the University of Surrey and plans to provide intramural rotations.
  • 1992 - 1994 - Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon, Gayton Vets Group, Surrey
  • 1990 - 1992 - Mixed but mainly Farm Veterinary Surgeon, The Laurels Veterinary Practice, Devon

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)


Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

Wife is a farm vet at the Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic (an Excel Vets Practice)

Other relevant information

  • Barn Equine Surgery Ltd is a partner practice of Surrey Veterinary School
  • Committee Member and Welfare Rep of the New Forest Polo Club
  • Committee Chairman of the Wilton Point to Point
  • Partner at Barn Services
  • Principle and Partner respectively of Higher Farm and Higher Farm Holiday Lets
  • Countryside Member of the NFU
  • Member of the Countryside Alliance
  • Member of the British Horse Society
  • Member of the Point to Point Owners and Riders Association
  • Member of the New Forest Equestrian Association