Meet the Team

Julian Rishworth B.Vet.Med., MRCVS

Equine Director

Julian qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in July 1993 and joined Minster Veterinary Practice (then Grant & Partners) in August 1993. The practice was rapidly evolving at that time and after a very short period in a mixed but predominantly equine role, the practice developed separate species departments and Julian was purely equine, thereafter.

After a couple of stud seasons in New Zealand, Julian became a partner in the practice in 2000.  Minster Veterinary Practice was one of the founding members of the XLVets group where Julian was instrumental in the formation of the equine group within the XL Vets.

In 2008 Julian was appointed to chair the board of Directors for the Minster practice up to 2012 and served on the executive board  until the practice was bought by August Equity in 2014.

Julian is Senior Veterinary Surgeon at York Racecourse and the Equine Vet at the Great Yorkshire Show and acts as an equine veterinary consultant for the National Farmers Union Mutual insurers.

Julian was appointed as the first Equine Director for VetPartners in April 2018

When not working Julian will usually be found on a bicycle, more frequently a road bike but occasionally a mountain bike. During the winter months, snowboarding predominates.