David Rendle


RCVS and European specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Dave initially worked in large animal practice in Somerset before completing an internship at Liphook Equine Hospital and a medicine residency at The University of Glasgow. He has subsequently worked at The Royal Veterinary College, Charles Sturt University in Australia and most recently at Liphook Equine Hospital. He has also consulted for other laboratories and companies on laboratory medicine. Through his residency and beyond Dave has had an interest in laboratory medicine and this has always accounted for a good proportion of his work. He is widely published in internal medicine and has a number of laboratory medicine related publications.

Adam Platt

BSc Biomedical Science

Adam graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BSc in Equine Science, focusing on parasitology, nutrition and exercise physiology including thermal regulation studies. Adam had always wanted to work in an equine laboratory and was delighted to join the Rainbow Equine Team. .

Carrie Edwards

BSc Biomedical Science

Carrie graduated from the University of Northumbria in July 2017 with a BSc in Biomedical Science. She focused on clinical chemistry during her degree and developed an interest in clinical pathology and clinical laboratory work in general. She also undertook some genetics research. She joined Rainbow Equine Lab in October 2017 as a laboratory technician and helps in all areas of the laboratory.

Ian Rogers


Ian graduated from the University of Hull with a BSc in Biology. Through his undergraduate training he developed an interest in clinical laboratory work and has been working in this area ever since. He has 12 years’ experience in animal health and has particular interests in microbiology, molecular biology, serology and parasitology. He has published in laboratory journals and undergone extensive post-graduate training in microbiology and parasitology. Ian moved to Rainbow in 2015 to supervise the development of the equine laboratory.

Ali Gardner


Ali has always been involved with horses and gained a BSc in Equine Management followed by an MSc in Equine Science from Aberystwyth University. As part of her Masters she spent time at The University of Liverpool researching antimicrobial effectiveness against biofilms in equine chronic wounds. This fuelled her ambition to work within an equine clinical laboratory and be involved in veterinary medicine and she tells us it was dream come true to join the Rainbow Laboratory team in April 2017.

Amie Anderson

Aimee graduated from Bishop Burton College in 2019 with a BSc in Bioveterinary Science, focusing on immunology, molecular biology and laboratory and veterinary diagnostics. The final two years of practical laboratory work honed her interest in working within a clinical laboratory setting; specifically for veterinary medicine. Aimee joined the Rainbow team in May 2019 as a Laboratory Technician.

Maria Hackman


Christie Hewitt

BSc MSc Biomedical Science

Christie graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with BSc in Biomedical Sciences. She then completed an MSc in Biomedical Sciences specialising in blood sciences and spent time researching the effect of steroid hormones on coagulation factors. She then worked in clinical trial specimen management before joining the Rainbow team in June 2019.