About Us

Established by James Bowdler in 2005, Stretton Hills Veterinary Practice is a dedicated and experienced team of equine vets covering Shropshire and surrounding counties. We believe in keeping a small, permanent team that provides a personal service and continuity of care for you and your horse. We are an ambulatory first and second opinion practice and our high quality, mobile equipment allows us to investigate problems in your horse either at your own yard or at the practice. Our strong relationships with local and national referral hospitals ensure optimal ongoing care should your horse require surgery or advanced diagnostic imaging.


  • james Bowdler

    james Bowdler

    MSc bvms mrcvs

    James graduated from the University of Glasgow; he then worked in mixed practice for a short time before joining a specialist equine practice in Yorkshire. James developed a keen interest in lameness and reproductive medicine whilst working there. In his spare time, James enjoys riding his horses and breeding show jumping foals from his mares.

  • Serena Rubechini

    Serena Rubechini

    dvm certavp MRCVS

    Serena graduated from the University of Pisa in 2008. After working in an equine clinic in Rome, she headed to Wiltshire for an internship in a large equine hospital. Serena has a specific interest in equine internal medicine and gained a certificate in advanced veterinary practice in 2013. Serena was a keen show jumper before training as a vet, and she still occasionally enjoys riding when time permits.

  • Caroline Williamson

    Caroline Williamson

    bvetmed mrcvs

    Caroline qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2001. She the worked in mixed practice for several years before specialising in equine practice. Caroline is particularly interested in equine medicine and reproductive medicine; in her spare time she enjoys being a pony club mum and breeding sport horses.

  • Liz corbett

    Liz corbett

    bvetmed certavp(em) mrcvs

    Liz qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007. She worked for a large equine practice in North Shropshire before joining Stretton Hills in 2013. In 2013 she gained her certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. In her spare time, Liz enjoys riding her horse on the Long Mynd.

  • Natascha stemler

    Natascha stemler

    mrcvs vet.med.

    Natascha graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover in 2011 and gained membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons shortly after. She has a keen interest in reproductive medicine. Natascha has several animals including sheep, dogs and horses and loves to ride on the Long Mynd.

  •  Agnieszka Olszewska

    Agnieszka Olszewska


    Agnieszka (Aggs) graduated from Warsaw University, Poland in 2013. She has undertaken numerous equine externships in the US, Belgium and Germany and completed two internships in the UK. Aggs also gained experience working in a large equine hospital in Saudi Arabia. Her particular interests include lameness, poor performance, diagnostic imaging and dentistry. Outside work she enjoys outdoor sports and also competes internationally in martial arts.

  • Sue Pearson

    Sue Pearson

    practice manager

    Sue looks after the day to day running of the practice; she has worked for over 30 years in this specific field and has a wealth of knowledge. If you wish to book a visit, discuss insurance or make a general enquiry give her a call.