Charles Gruchy MA, VetMB MRCVS, GPCertEqP

Charlie qualified in 1976, and returned to his native island to join his father at David Place Veterinary Hospital in 1979, becoming a Partner in ...more

Charles Gruchy MA, VetMB MRCVS, GPCertEqP

Charles Gruchy MA, VetMB MRCVS, GPCertEqP

Charlie qualified in 1976, and returned to his native island to join his father at David Place Veterinary Hospital in 1979, becoming a Partner in 1982. He is a highly accomplished and respected horse vet and his enthusiasm for equine veterinary work inspired him to study for an extra qualification in equine medicine. This was achieved in 2012, when Charlie was the first vet on Jersey to attain the general Practitioner Certificate in Equine Studies.

Charlie has been deeply involved in the local race club for many years, not only having joint-owned several racehorses (with varying levels of success), but also actively helping at many of the race meetings each year. Charlie is also presently Vice President and a Senior Steward of the Channel Islands Race Club.

Not content to look after just the horses of the Island, Charlie is also is the current President of the Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Honorary Vet for Jersey Cat Club. Charlie has also attained national recognition, when in  2008, he was elected by his peers to sit on the council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (the profession’s governing authority)  allowing him to influence the direction of the UK veterinary profession. More recently, Charlie has gained a role on the Disciplinary Committee, reviewing the conduct of other vets.

Charlie lives with his wife Gina at Champ Claire, home to our dedicated equine facility.

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John Hamilton BVSc MRCVS

John qualified in 1986 and worked in two equine biased Practices in the UK before returning to Jersey in 1988, becoming a partner in 1992.We ...more

John Hamilton BVSc MRCVS

John Hamilton BVSc MRCVS

John qualified in 1986 and worked in two equine biased Practices in the UK before returning to Jersey in 1988, becoming a partner in 1992.We had a scare last year when John received a kick to his shoulder – proving that even the most experienced Vets are at risk when undertaking their duties.  This is just one reason why Hayley keeps on top of things as safety is critical He has a keen interest in all aspects of equine medicine and in particular in endoscopy and internal medicine. He also enjoys the small animal side of the Practice, particularly working dogs!  John has just started to ride again and has recently taken on the role of Practice Manager.

He shares his home with his wife Emma, children Natascha & Leon, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbils and of course horses Paddy and Nelson. When not working he is a keen walker and enjoys boating in the summer and all aspects of snow sports in the winter, especially skiing and dog sledding, and is the chairman of the Jersey Bobsleigh Club.

Peter Haworth BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Peter qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1998 and came straight to Jersey for his first job. He loved the Island and so ended ...more

Peter Haworth BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Peter Haworth BVetMed CertSAS MRCVS

Peter qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1998 and came straight to Jersey for his first job. He loved the Island and so ended up staying.

After 3 years of study,  Peter took his exams in Small Animal Surgery and passed. He therefore has a special interest in all aspects of small animal surgery including complex orthopaedics and thoracic surgery, and he goes to the USA every year for a couple of weeks to catch up on the latest aspects of small animal surgery.

In his personal time, Peter is a keen runner/adventure racer and loves anything to do with the sea; diving, fishing, wake boarding, etc. Peter has three Springer spaniels, seven cats, and a blue and gold macaw. He is married to Mel and has a daughter Daisy.

Ian Cox BVSc BSc GPCertSAM CertSAM MRCVS

After qualifying from Bristol Vet School in 1999, Ian moved to Jersey to start his veterinary career. After working at New Era as a locum ...more

Ian Cox BVSc BSc GPCertSAM CertSAM MRCVS

Ian Cox BVSc BSc GPCertSAM CertSAM MRCVS

After qualifying from Bristol Vet School in 1999, Ian moved to Jersey to start his veterinary career. After working at New Era as a locum for 3 months, he joined the team full-time, and has worked here ever since.

Ian strongly believes that New Era offers the best level of care in the Channel Islands, and aims to provide referral level care without pets having to leave the Island. He has therefore obtained post graduate qualifications from the European Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in small animal medicine, increasing the range of services we can offer locally. Ian is also responsible for the visits of the mobile MRI scanner and enjoys soft tissue surgery, and working with reptiles, birds and other exotics.

In his spare time, Ian enjoys keeping fit and all sorts of water sports. He is a very keen runner and a member of the local Hash Harriers. When weather permits (and sometimes when it doesn’t!), Ian can often be found exploring the island’s coastline in a kayak. Ian and his wife have a son (Jacob), a daughter (Lydia), 2 cats, and a very bouncy German Pointer, called Theo.