A Seahouses woman has galloped ahead with her own equine dental service business, following nearly six years of training.
Emma-Jayne Lawrence, 25, says she is the only British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT) member in Northumberland and one of around 100 in the UK.
Discussing her new venture, she said: “My passion for horses led me to the interest in equine dentistry and the importance of a comfortable and well-balanced mouth. Regular routine dental maintenance ensures the horse is free from pain or discomfort.
“I discuss with the owner the horse’s history, current condition and any issues before a complete intra-oral examination using a high-quality headlight and oral mirror prior to treatment. Each horse will be given an individual treatment plan and I aim to use the most modern techniques and equipment available.”
Last month, after years of hard graft, the former Duchess’s Community High School pupil passed the demanding British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA) practical examination to become a full member of the BAEDT, and BEVA and BVDA approved.