Curriculum Vitae: Jane Nixon Equine Vet CV

Dr Jane V M Hastie (nee Nixon) MA VetMB BSc MRCVS

Dr Jane Nixon Equine Vet CV

  • DOB: 17.07.52
  • Nationality: British
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Electoral role: Mrs Jane Hastie
  • Professional name: Dr Jane Nixon
  • Trading as: The Nixon Equine Veterinary Consultancy
  • Website:

I have a lifetime interest and participation in equine development; as a practising veterinary surgeon specialising in the performance horse; with an extensive range of affiliated professional experience and voluntary service in the equine sector.

Veterinary Practice

  • Main Interests the performance horse, particularly in regard to structure and functioning and its pre-purchase examination.
  • In 2011 the practice sold and re-branded to Buckingham Equine Veterinary Practice Ltd with Jane Nixon as consultant, and concurrently Nixon Equine Veterinary Consultancy was formed.
  • In 2005 formed Nixon Equine Veterinary Practice in partnership with Stewart Hastie, a solely equine practice, principally the sports horse.
  • Continued in equine practice as an assistant until 1983 and became a junior partner until 1988 with Stewart Hastie, and then the principal partner of Nixon & Marshall, a solely equine and small animal practice.
  • Joined Hastie & Jenkerson in July 1978 and worked in mixed practice for 2 years.

Other Professional & Voluntary Positions held past & present

  • Veterinary Surgeon to Towcester Racecourse since 1978, Senior Veterinary Surgeon 2000 to 2018
  • Veterinary Advisor to newly formed British Breeders Group 2018
  • Consultant Veterinary Surgeon to Society Of Master Saddlers 2015 to date
  • Member of the Worshipful Company of saddlers Steering Group 2016 to date
  • Member of Animal Health Trust Industry Committee representing the British Equestrian Federation & SHBGB 015 to date
  • OV (Official Veterinary Surgeon) Equine DEFRA 1982-2016
  • FEI Treating Veterinarian 2013-2017
  • Consultant Veterinary Surgeon British Equestrian Federation Young Horse Evaluation Scheme & thereafter Futurity Scheme 2001 to date
  • Secretary to The Association of Racecourse Vets 2008-2010
  • Council member British Equine Veterinary Association 1993-1999
  • Member of BEVA working party on Artificial Insemination 1993-1999
  • Chairman of BEVA Breeders Liaison Group 1996-1999
  • BEVA Council representative to BHS Council 1994-1999
  • BEVA Council representative to BHS Welfare Committee 1994-1999
  • RCVS Riding Establishments Act Sub Committee 1994-1999, Inspector County Council riding schools 1980 to date
  • Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and active member of their Craft Committee with particular interest in liaison between Veterinary Surgeons and Farriers since 1993
  • Equine Veterinary Consultant to GENUS
  • Responsibility for biosecurity University of Buckingham laboratory animals and local quarantine kennels 1988-2003
  • President North West Bucks Agricultural Association 2009

Extra-Curricular and other Voluntary Activities

  • BEF Board Director Equine Development 2012 ongoing
  • Inaugural Chairman British Breeders Network 2015-2016
  • Director British Breeding 2012 oingoing
  • BSPS Judges Enquiry Committee 2013
  • Owned, produced and ridden internationally top class working hunters since 1986
  • Joint Master of The Grafton Hunt 2001 – 2008, 2008 – 2012
  • Council Member Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain 2009-2012
  • Consultant Veterinary Surgeon to Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain 2009 to date
  • Member Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain Breeders Committee 2011 to date
  • Chairman of Sports Horse Breeding of Great Britain Show Committee 2011-2012
  • Director Joint Measurement Board 2012 and Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain representative
  • Lecturing to and cooperation with national breed societies and others re production of the performance horse.
Other Achievements
  • Gained Pony Club ‘A’ Test
  • Rode for Cambridge University, Half Blue
  • University of Nottingham 1973 BSc – Agricultural Zoology
  • University of Cambridge 1978 MA, Vet.M.B, MRCVS

Aims and Objectives: 10 Year Plan

Equine Veterinary Consultancy on going

  • The education of those responsible for the welfare of the sports horse and to maximise performance of the sport horse through breeding and management programs
  • Continuing examination and treatment of the underperforming sports horse
  • Pre-purchase examinations countrywide
  • Generally working within and without the profession to maintain the standards of the equine veterinary profession, and so to promote the welfare of the horse in all aspects: so continuing the work of my husband, P Stewart Hastie, MRCVS, Hon Fellow Society of Master Saddlers and BHS order of Merit [welfare], Hon vet RDA first 4 years and liaison thereafter.

Extra-Curricular Activities on going

  • The continuing improvement of the British sport horse in all disciplines and the co-incidental enhanced well-being derived from riding and carriage driving at all levels.
  • Increased involvement between British Equestrian Federation in particular and Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain to further more detailed research and development of producing objectively recognised good foundation stock.