Vets


Richard Frost BSc BVetMed MRCVS

Richard graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2002, having previously attained a BSc in Animal Science at the University of Leeds and has been in equine practice ever since. He started his veterinary career in Shropshire before moving to Devon to join St David’s Equine Practice in 2007. In 2016 he decided to set up Tor Equine Veterinary Practice with his friend Ben Trimmer (business partner).

Richard covers all aspects of equine work but has particular interests in medicine cases, wound management, equine dentistry and anaesthesia. Richard has lived in Devon since 2007 and very much considers it ‘home’, he is married to Katharine, a small animal vet, and has three gorgeous children and the World’s Worst Dog – Mr Smith, who regularly joins him on visits. Richard spends all his spare time with his family and is a keen runner.


Meisha Micklewright BVetMed MRCVS

Meisha grew up in a Newton Abbot before studying at The Royal Veterinary College. She completed a busy Internship at Bourton Vale Equine Clinic, where a large proportion of her work was with top racehorses in and around Cheltenham as well as high profile professional eventers. Here Meisha fell in love with working with performance horses and working to excellent standards of clinical practice. Having her own racehorse and 2 retired ponies, Meisha enjoys caring for a range of patients, from providing veterinary care for competition horses to ensuring her older patients receive the best care and attention (and extra cuddles). During her university days Meisha undertook numerous Externships around the world from America to Morocco. These varied from working with world class racehorses to helping charities providing care and life saving treatments to donkeys and mules, whilst educating the locals on basic care of equids. In her spare time Meisha enjoys riding in races as an amateur jockey and walking her springador, Moe, who joins her on her daily visits.


Office Staff


Holly Bates


Holly is based at our office at Beech Trees as first point of contact for clients along with Pixie the Whippet.

Holly has ridden and owned horses since childhood. Starting in the pony club, Holly then began her career as a groom on International/Olympic competition yards and working at Hickstead Showground. She moved onto study Sports Therapy and has worked within the Healthcare Industry in clinical, multisensory/communication roles until joining Tor Equine Vets.

Holly has ex racehorses, Vincent and Miles, who she enjoys riding along with her daughter in her spare time. You may also spot Holly at local events/yards with her RiderRelax stand providing sports massage for horse riders.