Meet the Corner House Team

Our dedicated team will ensure that your horse is given the highest level of care at all times.

Robert Walsh (Director)

MVB MRCVS Grad Cert ESM (UCD) Advanced Practitioner In Equine Practice

Robert is the senior clinic vet, he qualified from Dublin Vet School and since then has worked in Australia, Ireland and more recently in the Cotswolds prior to setting up the clinic in 1999.

Robert has a special interest in investigation of performance problems and was recently awarded a certificate with honours in Equine Sports Medicine from Dublin University.

Tel: 07887 701 480

Angela Walsh (Director)


Since qualifying at Glasgow University I have always mainly been interested in equine medicine. I have just been awarded a Cert AVP from Liverpool University after three extra years of studying Equine Medicine and find that  it has increased my enjoyment in dealing with everyday cases.

I have recently bought a young Irish draft horse that I intend to compete at dressage when time allows!

Tel: 07766 100 420

Kate Sutton


I graduated with a distinction from the University of Edinburgh in June 2007. Following graduation I worked at The Minster Equine Clinic in York as an intern and ambulatory vet for 18 months. I started at Corner House Equine Clinic in January 2009, where I am responsible for the care of the inpatients, anaesthesia and laboratory work as well as routine ambulatory work.

Michelle Lawrence

BVM&S MRCVS GPcert Equine Practice

I qualified from Edinburgh university in 2003 and worked in mixed practice for three years before completing an equine internship at Chiltern Equine Clinic in Buckinghamshire. I have spent the last six years working in a purely equine clinic in the Cotswolds during which time I attained the GP certificate in Equine Practice.

I enjoy all aspects of equine work, but have developed a particular interest in the challenges of equine anaesthesia. Outside of work, I enjoy riding and competing and walking my rather lively springer spaniel “Teasel”.

Tel: 07795 517 524

Frankie Tomlinson


Frankie joined us in March after a year as an intern in York where Kate did her internship, then a year in mixed practice in Staffordshire. Frankie comes from a horsey background and we managed to bribe him to dig out this photo from his past!

Jo Gwynne


Since qualifying at Nottingham University 3 years ago, Jo has always worked with horses.  Jo joined us recently to help cover our pregnant vets and has fitted in really well, she has started a certificate at Liverpool University so between that and working and riding her own horse we think she will be pretty busy for the next year.

Tel: 07469 857 320

Claire Black


Claire joined us recently after working in a big equine clinic in Staffordshire. She hails from Ireland where her parents train and breed race horses, so she could ride before she could walk! She is studying for a certificate at the moment which takes up an awful lot of time but hopes to get back into riding and hunting soon!

Jacopo Corsalini (Jacob)


Jacob joins us from Italy, he has many years of experience both in private practice and working within a referral setting within universities. His main interest is surgery, lameness including back problems and mesotherapy.

Jane Furber

I have been the office manager at Corner House Equine Clinic since 2005. I enjoy my strange mixture of duties which include answering the telephone & making appointments, doing the accounts and checking in blood & faecal samples!

I enjoy going on holiday, eating out and country walks (only in warm weather!)

Claire Burke

I have been with Corner House Equine Clinic since September 2008. I am a qualified veterinary nurse with over 14 years experience with small animals, exotics and equines. I find the equine work a new challenge and have learnt a lot of new skills from using the shockwave machine to helping horses to recover from anaesthetics.

To relax I spend time with my dogs and horses and the occasional trip to the USA to visit friends.

Helen Calvert

Helen joined us as a groom / nurse in Spring this year and has been totally dropped in the deep end! Everything from riding to mucking out to setting up expensive equipment and answering the phone; she’s not had a minute to spare!

Sam Walsh

Sam is a qualified vet nurse with many years of experience. Having recently had a baby Sam has returned to the veterinary industry part-time to fit in with child-care. Sam has a horse of her own so is well placed to both understand and answer your questions.

Claire Lampitt

Claire runs our Romsley office and has many years of experience in the equine veterinary world. In her spare time she  runs her livery yard, rides her cob and trains her rescue dog to be able to compete in ‘Scrufts’!

Liz Whelan

Liz has joined us to do reception at both Ullenhall and Romsley, she previously ran Chessetts Wood Equestrian in Lapworth so she has a good working knowledge of the horse owner and their needs!!

Aly Handford

Aly joined us at the end of 2018, she can be found either in the office speeding around or in the stables speeding around! Aly worked at a big vets in Solihull for twenty years so she’s used to knowing what clients need and expect.

Aly has a collection of horses and manages to fit in competing, teaching and taking her daughter to competitions, so we are lucky she has time to work at all!

Jo Moore

Jo has a background in Equine Physiotherapy and so is very well placed to join our team. Jo works between the the two offices and when she isn’t working, she’s either looking after her baby, trying to find time to ride her horses or seeing cases for her own business!