Clinical Director – Rebecca Gengasamy MVB, Cert AVP(ep), MRCVS
Rebecca graduated from UCD Dublin with first class honours in 2013. She completed
externships at Rood and Riddle Equine hospital (Kentucky), Liphook Equine hospital and
Donnington Grove Equine Vets as a student and completed a yearlong internship at Western
Counties Equine Hospital in Devon after graduation. She has worked at Sound Equine since
2014 and became Clinical Director in 2021. Rebecca completed a post graduate certificate in
Equine Practice in 2018 and is currently finishing another in Lameness and Diagnosis, all at
the University of Liverpool. She completed the ABVA Foundation Course in Veterinary
Acupuncture in 2015 and in 2021 she completed the essential veterinary chiropractic course
with the IAVC.
When not working or studying she enjoys riding her horses with her husband, walking her
vizsla Copper and generally looking after all her animals including rare breed sheep and
Internal Medicine Vet – Sophie Mosseri DVM, MRes, Dip ECEIM, MRCVS,
RCVS specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
Sophie graduated in Toulouse, France, in 1996 completing an internship in Equine Clinical
Science at St Hyacinthe, Montreal University, Canada, in 1997. On her return from Canada,
she enrolled at the Equine Clinic Desbrosse near Versailles, France, where she helped
developing the first CT scanner for standing examination of horse's limbs and became more
interested in imaging and sports medicine. After undergoing specialist training at the
University of Liverpool, she was awarded her Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine, which
recognises her as an RCVS specialist in this field. In 2011 Sophie moved to the Cotswolds
working at Three Counties Equine Hospital, before joining Sound Equine in 2013. Sophie
undertook a master’s at the Royal Veterinary College of London in 2015, looking into sleep
deprivation in horses, and how it impacts their welfare and sports performance. Her main
interests are equine asthma, allergic diseases, and sports medicine.
When she is not working, Sophie can be seen exploring the beautiful local countryside with
her little boy and initiating him into riding ponies.
Ambulatory Vet – Sam Williams MA, VetMB, MRCVS
Sam graduated from Cambridge University in 2002 and started her veterinary career in
mixed practice in North Devon. Sam has specialised as an equine vet since 2004, working
across a variety of first opinion equine practices in the South and West. Experiencing and
treating all types of horse from retired old retainers and brood mares to pony club ponies
and competitive sports horses. Sam joined Sound Equine in 2014 with her trusty Jack Russell
advisor, Tatty. She has particular interests in poor performance cases, lameness
investigations and pre-purchase examinations.
Whilst in full time general equine practice Sam competitively evented her own horses up to
one star (as it was then, now two star) level. Sam can sometimes be seen providing
veterinary cover at one-day events including Tweseldown locally. Away from work Sam still
keeps and rides her own horse despite the demands of a young family. When not with
horses, her own or other peoples', Sam enjoys anything and everything outdoors and is an
especially keen skier.
Ambulatory Vet – Ruth Franklin BVetMed, MRCVS
Ruth graduated in 2004 from the Royal Veterinary College, London. She spent two years in
Surrey doing first opinion equine practice before heading off to Australia. There she worked
for a racetrack hospital, before transferring to Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney, a large
referral hospital where she worked for 10 years. Her role there was as one of the senior
sport horse veterinarians, looking after high-performance horses but also show horses,
ponies and any other horse needing veterinary attention! Ruth joined Sound Equine in
Spring 2021. Her areas of interest are lameness and ultrasound, particularly ultrasound
guided injections. She has also completed 4 of the 6 modules towards her advanced
veterinary certificate in lameness and imaging.
Away from work Ruth juggles her busy family life with her growing menagerie of pets,
hopefully soon to include a serious dressage horse again.
Ambulatory Vet – Sebastiano Davide Mancuso DVM, MSc, MRCVS
Davide is an Italian veterinarian who graduated from Università degli Studi di Napoli –
Federico II, Italy in July 2011. Since graduating he has only worked in equine practices with a
specific interest in equine surgery. He completed internships in Milan and Germany as well
as several externships around the world in prestigious equine practices. In 2013 Davide
freelanced as an equine vet in Sicily going on to work in Finland and then Wales in 2019 as
head of the Equine Department for a mixed practice. Davide joined the team at Sound
Equine in the summer of 2021, having completed his Masters in Equine Sport Medicine at
Cordoba’s University, Spain. He is enrolled for the Advanced Certificate of Equine Practice
focusing on Equine orthopaedics, lameness and diagnostic imaging which are his areas of
interest as well as emergency care.
Davide is an avid music listener, so you can find him running on a treadmill in the gym or
outside with his headphones, he is also an amateur photographer occasionally getting a
Student Veterinary Nurse – Samantha Andrews
Sam joined the reception team in March 2021 before progressing into the role of Student
Veterinary Nurse in March 2022. She graduated from University Centre Sparsholt with a
BSc(Hons) in Equine Studies and went straight to work at an RSPCA equine rehoming centre
where she pursued her interest in equine welfare and behaviour. Alongside her student
nursing course she is also undertaking a Level 5 Diploma in Equine Nutrition, which once
completed, will qualify her as an Equine Nutritionist. You will most likely meet Sam when
she comes to assist the vets with various procedures including gastroscopes, lameness and
any x-rays. While in the office Sam manages the Worming Plan and the Weight
Outside of work Sam is often found walking her two dogs Mia and Boomer. In the show
season she can be found competing her rescue mare Mavis, who has been placed at The
Royal Windsor Horse Show for the last two years.
Office Manager – Clare Coffey
Clare joined the practice 15 years ago as a receptionist, when there were only two vets to
look after, whilst running the daily duties in the office. The team has grown since then to
include five vets, a nurse and a receptionist. Clare has recently accepted the promotion to
Equine Office Manager and her current duties involve invoicing, completing insurance claims
and overseeing that the office runs smoothly.
Outside of work Clare is kept busy looking after her family and her two English Bull Terriers,
Missy and Billy, and two Mini Schnauzers, Ted and Max.
Practice Manager – Coming Soon!