Our Staff

Stable Close Equine Practice is a 100% horse practice owned by two experienced equine vets, Malcolm Morley and Alex Sergeant. We are assisted by Lucy Tyler, Vicky Jux and Tori Ludlow.

In the office we are assisted by Tessa Driscoll (office manager), Lucy Burrell, Sue Grace and Ali Lacey. They all have a great deal of experience in keeping an equine practice running smoothly and are an essential part of our team.

Stable Close Equine Practice was originally part of Stable Close Veterinary Clinic in Winchester until November 2003 when we became a separate practice carrying out only equine work from Bridgets Farm in Martyr Worthy.

  • Malcolm Morley
    Malcolm Morley BVSc MRCVS
    Director & Veterinary Surgeon

    Malcolm Morley qualified from the University of Bristol in 1993. He started his career at the Liphook Equine Hospital and has also worked in Lambourn and Australia. He was a joint founder of Stable Close Equine Practice in 2003 and his main interest is pre-purchase examination. Malcolm is married to Poppy, a hospital doctor, and they have three young children. He has been a council member of the British Equine Veterinary Association, chairing their Pre-Purchase Examination Committee. 

  • alex sergeant, vet, stable close
    Alex Sergeant BVSc MRCVS
    Director & Veterinary Surgeon

    Alex qualified from the University of Bristol in 1996. Her first job was at Stable Close Veterinary Clinic and, following a period working at an equine hospital in Berkshire, she returned to Winchester in 2003 to found Stable Close Equine Practice. Her main interest is in sports medicine and poor performance. She is also a qualified BHS assistant instructor and has competed at British Eventing one-day and three-day events up to intermediate level. Alex is married to Rob, an army officer, and they have a young family.

  • Lucy Stamp
    Lucy Tyler BSc MA VetMB MRCVS
    Veterinary Surgeon

    Lucy Tyler qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2002 having previously obtained a Zoology degree at the University of Bristol. She completed an internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital in 2005 and has since worked in specialist horse practices in Leicestershire and Lambourn. She joined Stable Close Equine in 2010 and has a particular interest in sports horse medicine, reproduction and poor performance. Outside work she enjoys yacht racing and other outdoor sports. She has two horses, Hebe and her young daughter Hera. 

  • Vicky Jux
    Vicky Jux BVetMed MRCVS
    Veterinary Surgeon

    Vicky joined Stable Close Equine Practice in 2014.  After completing an internship at the Royal Veterinary College Equine Referral Hospital, Vicky worked on projects with the RSPCA and BHS before returning to the RVC’s Diagnostic Imaging Department.  Vicky has also enjoyed being part of the Veterinary Teams at The Olympia London International Horse Show and Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. 

  • Tori Ludlow
    Tori Ludlow BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS
    Veterinary Surgeon

    Tori qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007. She completed an internship at the Arundel Equine Hospital and  worked in a large Sussex equine practice before joining Stable Close Equine Practice in April 2011. Tori has completed her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice and is a keen dressage rider. She is currently on maternity leave and we look forward to her returning to work in 2018.

  • Louise Withers
    Louise Withers
    Veterinary Surgeon
    Louise is an experienced equine vet who qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1996 and started her career in a Sussex equine hospital before heading south to work in New Zealand. On her return she worked in specialist equine hospitals in the midlands and Surrey before moving to the states with her husband Chris. She has three children and a dog.
  • Tessa Driscoll
    Tessa Driscoll
    Office Manager

    Tessa has worked at Stable Close Equine since 2005, having owned and worked with horses for many years. She is a qualified BHS Assistant Instructor and holds the Veterinary Practice Administrators Certificate (VPAC). She enjoys training and working her six black Labradors, who take it in turns to sleep in our office.

  • Lucy Burrell
    Lucy Burrell
    Office Team

    Lucy has spent much of her life with horses and ponies and studied for a National Diploma in Horse Management at Hartpury and Sparsholt Colleges. Lucy has worked at Stable Close Equine Practice since April 2006 and has primary responsibility for dealing with insurance claim forms.

  • Sue Grace
    Sue Grace
    Office Team

    Sue has been with Stable Close Equine since 2008 and is responsible for drug ordering. She has worked with horses and ponies for many years as well as in a local doctors' surgery. Sue has a small flock of Jacob ewes and is often in the office with Ruby, her labrador x spaniel.

  • Ali Lacey
    Ali Lacey
    Office Team
    Ali lives in Winchester and has two children, in her spare time she enjoys riding, driving & showing her Clydesdale, Alfie. Ali is aslo passionate about riding for the disabled and coaches regularly at Wilton RDA and is Hampshire County coach.