About Us

Established by James Bowdler in 2005, Stretton Hills Veterinary Practice is a dedicated and experienced team of equine vets covering Shropshire and surrounding counties. We believe in keeping a small, permanent team that provides a personal service and continuity of care for you and your horse. We are an ambulatory first and second opinion practice and our high quality, mobile equipment allows us to investigate problems in your horse either at your own yard or at the practice. Our strong relationships with local and national referral hospitals ensure optimal ongoing care should your horse require surgery or advanced diagnostic imaging.


  • james Bowdler

    james Bowdler

    MSc bvms mrcvs

    James graduated from the University of Glasgow; he then worked in mixed practice for a short time before joining a specialist equine practice in Yorkshire. James developed a keen interest in lameness and reproductive medicine whilst working there. In his spare time, James enjoys riding his horses and breeding show jumping foals from his mares.

  • Caroline Williamson

    Caroline Williamson

    bvetmed mrcvs

    Caroline qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2001. She the worked in mixed practice for several years before specialising in equine practice. Caroline is particularly interested in equine medicine and reproductive medicine; in her spare time she enjoys being a pony club mum and breeding sport horses.

  • Natascha stemler

    Natascha stemler


    Natascha graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover in 2011 and gained membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons shortly after. She has a keen interest in reproductive medicine.

  • Sue Pearson

    Sue Pearson

    practice manager

    Sue looks after the day to day running of the practice; she has worked for over 30 years in this specific field and has a wealth of knowledge. If you wish to book a visit, discuss insurance or make a general enquiry give her a call.