Neil Townsend


Neil Townsend
MSc BVSc Cert ES (Soft Tissue) DipECVS DipEVDC (Equine) MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery RCVS Specialist in Equine Dentistry

Neil qualified from Bristol University in 2004 and after a brief period in mixed practice embarked on an equine only career starting with an Equine internship at Liverpool University and surgical residency at the University of Edinburgh. He re-joined Liverpool University in 2010 as a surgery clinician, setting up an advanced dentistry service including standing CT. He joined Three Counties Equine Hospital, Tewkesbury in 2015 where he provides both an in-house and peripatetic advanced dentistry and surgery service.Neil provides a full range of advanced dentistry services. These range from simple oral extractions to more complex minimally invasive screw extractions and intra-oral sectioning – all of which can be safely performed under standing sedation. He is also able to perform endodontic (root canal) treatments in carefully selected cases to avoid extraction. This includes both occlusal endodontics and extraction re-implantation. Diastema treatments such as flushing and packing can be performed along with periodontal bridging and diastema widening in carefully selected cases. Infundibular restorations (fillings) can also be performed in teeth with advanced infundibular caries to reduce the need for extraction of these teeth.