Our Team


Dr Ian Bishop grew up in Prince Edward County where his father, Rick Bishop, operated Windstead Equestrian Centre - a training and coaching facility catering to A-Circuit jumpers. 

He graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009, with his wife Vicki. After practicing in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, and exploring a variety of types of practice, Dr Bishop found a calling in Equine Dentistry.  "It provides a uniquely direct opportunity to prevent, detect and treat painful conditions in our patients. The field is quickly advancing and there's a great chance to make a real impact on the welfare of our horses."

In 2023, Dr. Bishop became the second veterinarian in Canada to become a Board Certified Equine Dentist with the American Veterinary Dental College

He currently lives in the Kawartha Lakes with his wife, Vicki, and their three beautiful children, Callum, Aislinn, and Ceilidh.

Rick Bishop

Rick Bishop graduated with a Dip. Humber College Equine Studies and Dip. of Farrier Science. Through the National Coaching and Certification Program,  he has qualified as a Competition Coach Specialist Hunter/Jumper and trained High Performance Coach. 

Rick has been a professional rider, trainer and coach for over 35 years. He lends his expertise to Northern Equine VS and helps to ensure the safe handling and care of our patients. 

He currently lives in Belleville, ON area and splits his time between Northern Equine and his own coaching and training business.

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(705) 341 3141