HUGH SOMERVILLE - DIRECTOR
BVSc Cert AVP (ESO) (VDI) MRCVS - Advanced Practitioner in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) & Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Hugh qualified from Bristol University in 1997 and before moving up to Scotland spent eight years working in dedicated equine practices down south. These ranged from smaller horse practices with basic operating facilities to bigger practices with purpose built operating facilities with a large throughput of equine surgeries.
A nagging feeling to return to Scotland and join his parents resulted in the start of Loch Leven Equine Practice, with his wife Liz. In 2010 Hugh was amongst the first group of Equine vets in the country to pass the new Certificate in Equine Surgery – Orthopaedics.
His main passion lies with the orthopaedic work and whilst he initially missed the surgical aspects of the job whilst setting up the new practice, the building of our new purpose built surgical facility has been incredibly rewarding. He now heads the surgical service at the clinic. As if doing one certificate is not enough Hugh has recently completed a second certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.
Away from work Hugh enjoys spending time on the Isle of Mull and out in his boat fishing, as well as the odd skiing trip and hiking up hills. He also enjoys escaping to his parents’ home in Heriot with Liz, Archie and Euan as well their dogs Pip and Crumble.