Dr Charles Cooke, MRCVS
Dr. Charles D. Cooke BSc(Hons), BVetMed, CertEM(StudMed) MRCVS
Director, Equine Reproductive Services
Charles qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2000 and went to work with Dr Jonathan Pycock at Equine Reproductive Services in Yorkshire and in the Southern Hemisphere for four years. In 2004 he moved to Rossdale and Partners, Newmarket and worked predominately on Thoroughbred studs but was also involved with the breeding of Suffolk Punch horses and Connemaras. After a short time in Somerset he moved back to Yorkshire before re-joining Equine Reproductive Services (UK) Ltd in 2013. Charlie joined James as a director of Equine Reproductive Services (UK) in 2016.
Charlie was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Stud Medicine in 2008 and has been an honorary lecturer at Liverpool University since 2014. Charles and lectures regularly at veterinary conferences and at veterinary CPD. He is involved in all aspects of equine stud medicine including natural breeding, artificial insemination and embryo transfer on all types of horses and ponies. Charles has an interest in young-stock management and preventative medicine on the stud farm (particularly worm control), treatment of the ‘sub-fertile’ mare, foetal sexing and the management of hormone-related behavioural problems in competition horses.
Aside from the reproductive work Charlie is regularly involved in racing, sport horse and pleasure horse veterinary care.