Simon Knapp LVO BSc BVetMed MRCVS qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1980 and has been in full time equine practice ever since. He currently heads a team of eight vets as Clinical Director of Scott Dunn’s Equine Clinic in Berkshire. His clinical interests include equine surgery and all aspects of lameness and poor performance evaluation. Simon is the official veterinary surgeon to Her Majesty The Queen and was appointed to the position of Lieutenant of the Victorian Order for his services to the Royal Mews Horses. He has a keen interest in racing and is the Senior Veterinary Surgeon at Kempton Park, Sandown Park and Epsom Downs racecourses, as well as a member of the veterinary team at Ascot Racecourse. He is also the longest serving member of the British Horseracing Authority Welfare Committee in his role as Racecourse Association Veterinary Advisor. Simon is also involved in polo and eventing. He is the Veterinary Advisor to Guards Polo Club, as well as a Member of the Hurlingham Polo Association Welfare Committee. In his capacity as an FEI treating veterinary surgeon Simon attends many events and in 2012 was a member of the veterinary team at the London Olympic Games.