HUNDREDS of people have paid tribute to an “amazing” and “truly talented”  well-known Barnard Castle vet who died suddenly earlier this month.

Jamie Stewart’s death was announced by Oaklands Equine Hospital in Yarm, near Stockton, where he once worked, treating thousands of horses.

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In a statement issued on Facebook, the vet group said that the 34-year-old of Barnard Castle will be “missed beyond words" as hundreds paid tribute.

It continued to say that Jamie was “an incredible vet, friend and colleague,” and it was “hard to imagine a world without” him.

After The Northern Echo shared the news of his death on Facebook, hundreds more people have paid tribute to the “talented” vet.

The post received 349 reactions and 50 comments from many who knew Mr Stewart and declared that his death was “such a great loss to everyone”

One person said: “I got to know Jamie through Sedgefield Racecourse and what a lovely, kind, funny, sincere man he was, so missed by everyone. Very sad.”

Another person said their heart “hurts for Jamie and his family” after the “awfully tragic loss.”

They added: “He will be remembered for his kindness compassion and loyalty to his clients a true gentleman rest in peace Jamie.

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Someone else commented adding: “Jamie will be massively missed in the equine world he was always a true gentleman with a kind heart.”

Zetland Point to Point, a racecourse that Jamie frequented, also issued a statement on Facebook saying they were “extremely saddened” by the passing of Mr Stewart.

It said: “Jamie will be greatly missed. He was a lovely, kind gentleman who had a great passion for Point to Pointing and gave his time willingly.

“Known simply, by many, as Jamie the Vet”

In a statement to The Northern Echo, issued by a friend of the Stewart family and chairman of Zetland Point to Point racecourse, Jamie Cameron, said: “Jamie always had time to help those of a lesser ability when at University and his humble, kind nature endeared him to many.”

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Mr Stewart's funeral is on Thursday, April 28 at 11.15am at Wycliffe Church in Barnard Castle in County Durham.


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