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Dr Amy Johnson

DVM, DACVIM (LAIM & Neurology)

Dr. Amy Johnson graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and then completed an equine internship at B. W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, NJ. She returned to Cornell for a large animal internal medicine residency, obtaining board certification in 2007.

Dr Cathleen Lombardi

DVM, CVA (IVAS), Certified in Animal Chiropractic (IVCA)

Dr. Lombardi received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and her DVM from Kansas State University. She completed a large animal surgery internship at Virginia - Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Darien Feary

BVSc MS Dip. ACVIM Dip. ACVECC

Darien is board - certified in large animal internal medicine (ACVIM) and in equine emergency and critical care (ACVECC - LA). After completing her residency and fellowship training programs at Colorado State University and UC Davis, Darien spent time in priva te practice in Ocala Florida.

Dr Katharyn Mitchell

BVSc, DVCS, DVM - PhD, Dip ACVIM - LAIM

A 20 year journey through large animal medicine has brought Dr Mitchell back to Cornell University where she is currently an Assistant Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine.

Dr Amy Johnson

DVM, DACVIM (LAIM & Neurology)

Dr. Amy Johnson graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and then completed an equine internship at B. W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, NJ. She returned to Cornell for a large animal internal medicine residency, obtaining board certification in 2007.

Dr Cathleen Lombardi

DVM, CVA (IVAS), Certified in Animal Chiropractic (IVCA)

Dr. Lombardi received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and her DVM from Kansas State University. She completed a large animal surgery internship at Virginia - Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Darien Feary

BVSc MS Dip. ACVIM Dip. ACVECC

Darien is board - certified in large animal internal medicine (ACVIM) and in equine emergency and critical care (ACVECC - LA). After completing her residency and fellowship training programs at Colorado State University and UC Davis, Darien spent time in priva te practice in Ocala Florida.

Dr Katharyn Mitchell

BVSc, DVCS, DVM - PhD, Dip ACVIM - LAIM

A 20 year journey through large animal medicine has brought Dr Mitchell back to Cornell University where she is currently an Assistant Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine.

Dr Laura Hardefeldt

BVSc, MVSc, CertEM, FANZCVS

Laura graduated from Veterinary school at Murdoch University in 2003. She worked in mixed practice for 2 ½ years before completing an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Sydney University in 2006.

Dr Laura Nath

BVSc, MVSc, CertEM, FANZCVS

Laura Nath is a registered specialist in Equine Medicine with a consulting practice based in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in both first opinion and referral practice in Australia and the UK.

Dr Leanne Begg

BVSc DipVetClinStud MS MANZCVS Dip ACVIM

Leanne Begg graduated from University of Queensland, Australia in 1987, then completed an internship at University of Sydney in 1988 under the late Prof David Hutchins. She was then employed as an Associate at Randwick Equine Centre (REC) from 1989 to 1991.

Dr Nathan Anthony

BVSc (Hons) MANZCV

Nathan is the founding partner of WestVETS Equine Hospital and Reproduction Centre located in Queensland, Australia. In 2010 Nathan was accepted as a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of Equine

Dr Laura Hardefeldt

BVSc, MVSc, CertEM, FANZCVS

Laura graduated from Veterinary school at Murdoch University in 2003. She worked in mixed practice for 2 ½ years before completing an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Sydney University in 2006.

Dr Laura Nath

BVSc, MVSc, CertEM, FANZCVS

Laura Nath is a registered specialist in Equine Medicine with a consulting practice based in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in both first opinion and referral practice in Australia and the UK.

Dr Leanne Begg

BVSc DipVetClinStud MS MANZCVS Dip ACVIM

Leanne Begg graduated from University of Queensland, Australia in 1987, then completed an internship at University of Sydney in 1988 under the late Prof David Hutchins. She was then employed as an Associate at Randwick Equine Centre (REC) from 1989 to 1991.

Dr Nathan Anthony

BVSc (Hons) MANZCV

Nathan is the founding partner of WestVETS Equine Hospital and Reproduction Centre located in Queensland, Australia. In 2010 Nathan was accepted as a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of Equine

Dr Rachel Salz

BVSc DVCS DVM - PhD Dip ACVIM - LAIM

Rachel completed Neuroscience degree at the University of Edinburgh before going to vet school at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2009 and then moved to Sydney to undertake an internship at Randwick Equine Centre.

Dr Sarah Colmer

VMD

Sarah F. Colmer is a third - year resident in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center where she went to veterinary school and completed a rotating internship.

Dr Sue Dyson

MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, DipECVSMR

Sue Dyson qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1980. Following award of a Thouron Scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, she completed an Internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at New Bolton Centre.

Paula Jeffrey

Registered Qualified Saddlefitter with the UK Society of Master Saddlers in Australia

Paula was drawn to start saddle fitting full - time 12 years ago. With 25 years as a FEI dressage rider, trainer and coach, both in Australia and overseas in the UK and Europe, a common thread of disconnect kept arising that needed answering.

Dr Rachel Salz

BVSc DVCS DVM - PhD Dip ACVIM - LAIM

Rachel completed Neuroscience degree at the University of Edinburgh before going to vet school at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2009 and then moved to Sydney to undertake an internship at Randwick Equine Centre.

Dr Sarah Colmer

VMD

Sarah F. Colmer is a third - year resident in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center where she went to veterinary school and completed a rotating internship.

Dr Sue Dyson

MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, DipECVSMR

Sue Dyson qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1980. Following award of a Thouron Scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, she completed an Internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at New Bolton Centre.

Paula Jeffrey

Registered Qualified Saddlefitter with the UK Society of Master Saddlers in Australia

Paula was drawn to start saddle fitting full - time 12 years ago. With 25 years as a FEI dressage rider, trainer and coach, both in Australia and overseas in the UK and Europe, a common thread of disconnect kept arising that needed answering.

Rebecca Husted

(prior married name for many publications is Gimenez)

Rebecca Husted edited and co - wrote the first textbook on Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (Wiley - Blackwell) in 2008. She is a decorated combat veteran, retired Signal Officer, US ARMY, holds BS ( Biology ) Wofford College, PhD ( Animal Physiology ) Clemson University. She is the PIO for City of Gray Fire Department. She provides training in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER TM ) technique s ac ross the US and internationally.

Prof Derek Knottenbelt

OBE, BM &S, DVM&S, DipECEIM, MRCVS

Professor Derek Knottenbelt is a specialist in equine internal medicine and a Diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. After retiring from a personal chair in Equine Medicine at the University of Liverpool in 2010 having run a sarcoid referral service for over 20 years, Dr Knottenbelt established Equine Medical Solutions Ltd and offers a consultancy service for vets in equine oncology and other challenging clinical conditions.

Dr Jen Lugton

Having grown up with a menagerie of animals being a vet was the only thing Dr Lugton ever wanted to be. After being accepted into Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney straight after high school, Dr Lugton graduated in 2007 and has since worked purely in equine practice. Having spent time in different parts of Australia and in Kinross, Scotland while holding some excellent jobs.

Dr Mike Pownall

DVM, MBA

Prior to becoming a veterinarian Dr. Mike Pownall worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2001. In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, started McKee-Pownall Equine Services. Their organization is represented by 3 equine veterinary clinics with 17 vets and 40support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area and one practice in Wellington, Florida.

Rebecca Husted

(prior married name for many publications is Gimenez)

Rebecca Husted edited and co - wrote the first textbook on Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (Wiley - Blackwell) in 2008. She is a decorated combat veteran, retired Signal Officer, US ARMY, holds BS ( Biology ) Wofford College, PhD ( Animal Physiology ) Clemson University. She is the PIO for City of Gray Fire Department. She provides training in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER TM ) technique s ac ross the US and internationally.

Prof Derek Knottenbelt

OBE, BM &S, DVM&S, DipECEIM, MRCVS

Professor Derek Knottenbelt is a specialist in equine internal medicine and a Diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. After retiring from a personal chair in Equine Medicine at the University of Liverpool in 2010 having run a sarcoid referral service for over 20 years, Dr Knottenbelt established Equine Medical Solutions Ltd and offers a consultancy service for vets in equine oncology and other challenging clinical conditions.

Dr Jen Lugton

BVSc APF

Having grown up with a menagerie of animals being a vet was the only thing Dr Lugton ever wanted to be. After being accepted into Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney straight after high school, Dr Lugton graduated in 2007 and has since worked purely in equine practice. Having spent time in different parts of Australia and in Kinross, Scotland while holding some excellent jobs.

Dr Mike Pownall

DVM, MBA

Prior to becoming a veterinarian Dr. Mike Pownall worked as a farrier for seven years. His interest in equine lameness led him to attend the Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 2001. In 2002 he and his wife, Dr. Melissa McKee, started McKee-Pownall Equine Services. Their organization is represented by 3 equine veterinary clinics with 17 vets and 40support staff spread across the Greater Toronto Area and one practice in Wellington, Florida.

Afton Erbe

MPH, PMHNP-BC

A board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Afton Erbe has clinical experience in adult and geriatric acute mental health inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient programs, integrated behavioural health-primary care, psychiatric emergency care, and psychiatric consult service. Afton also has academic experience teaching accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses including mental health, community health, and nursing research at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Prof Emeritus John Madigan

DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVIM

Caring for animals and improving their lives has been the life's work of IAWTI director, Dr John Madigan. Board certified in internal medicine and animal welfare Dr Madigan has authored over 250 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and is the editor of two textbooks on the care of foals. Dr. Madigan has made many ground-breaking medical discoveries and has created inventions, which directly improve the lives of animals worldwide on a daily basis.

Assoc Prof Ben Sykes

BSc BVMS MS MBA Dip ACVIM PhD FHEA

A/Prof Sykes is a veterinarian with over 24 years clinical experience who is boarded with the American College of Veterinary Medicine in large animal internal medicine. Throughout his career he has worked with a wide range of horses, focusing on high performance horses in racetrack, breeding and sport horse settings. In addition to his interest, and experience, in the management of high-performance equine athletes he has a strong interest in clinical research.

Dr Emma Davis

BVSc (Hons I)

An expert in the veterinary careers field with significant experience and networks that span the globe. The Managing Director and Co-founder of Global Veterinary Solutions Pty. Ltd and a board member on two boards, Dr Davis has qualifications including a Graduate Diploma - Veterinary Public Health Management, Diploma of Quality Auditing, a Diploma Government (Management), and of course a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons 1) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Equine Studies).

Afton Erbe

MPH, PMHNP-BC

A board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Afton Erbe has clinical experience in adult and geriatric acute mental health inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient programs, integrated behavioural health-primary care, psychiatric emergency care, and psychiatric consult service. Afton also has academic experience teaching accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses including mental health, community health, and nursing research at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Prof Emeritus John Madigan

DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVIM

Caring for animals and improving their lives has been the life's work of IAWTI director, Dr John Madigan. Board certified in internal medicine and animal welfare Dr Madigan has authored over 250 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and is the editor of two textbooks on the care of foals. Dr. Madigan has made many ground-breaking medical discoveries and has created inventions, which directly improve the lives of animals worldwide on a daily basis.

Assoc Prof Ben Sykes

BSc BVMS MS MBA Dip ACVIM PhD FHEA

A/Prof Sykes is a veterinarian with over 24 years clinical experience who is boarded with the American College of Veterinary Medicine in large animal internal medicine. Throughout his career he has worked with a wide range of horses, focusing on high performance horses in racetrack, breeding and sport horse settings. In addition to his interest, and experience, in the management of high-performance equine athletes he has a strong interest in clinical research.

Dr Emma Davis

BVSc (Hons I)

An expert in the veterinary careers field with significant experience and networks that span the globe. The Managing Director and Co-founder of Global Veterinary Solutions Pty. Ltd and a board member on two boards, Dr Davis has qualifications including a Graduate Diploma - Veterinary Public Health Management, Diploma of Quality Auditing, a Diploma Government (Management), and of course a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons 1) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Equine Studies).

Dr Neil Townsend

MSc. BVSc. Cert ES (Soft Tissue) DipECVS DipEVDC (Equine) MRCVS

Originally from Ireland, Dr Neil Townsend qualified from the University of Bristol in 2004 and after a period in mixed practice embarked on an equine only career beginning with an internship at Liverpool University followed by a surgery internship at Edinburgh University.

Dr Safia Barakzai

BVSc MSc DESTS Dipl. ECVS FRCVS

Dr Safia Barakzai qualified from Bristol in 1998 and completed a residency in equine surgery at Edinburgh in 2003. Dr Barakzai continued working in academia for 9 years before switching to private practice in 2012, and since 2017 has been working a peripatetic specialist consultant equine surgeon in the UK and abroad while publishing over 90 peer review papers and many textbook chapters, mostly in the fields of equine upper respiratory tract diagnostics and surgery, dental and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Kirsten Neil

BVSc (Hons) MANZVS DACVIM DACVSMR Cert ISEL

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1996, Dr Kirsten Neil then completed an internship in the Scone Veterinary Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit followed by a residency in equine medicine at Michigan State University in 2004 and at the same time completed a master’s degree in equine osteoarthritis.

Dr Vicky Savage

BVSc MSc CertAVP DipECEIM MRCVS

Dr Vicky Savage is a specialist in Equine Internal Medicine with a particular interest in equine critical care and neonatology. After graduating from the University of Liverpool, she then completed an internship in equine medicine and critical care at Scone Equine Hospital in Australia. It was during this time her interest in all aspects of equine medicine, but particularly neonatal care and stud medicine were established.

Dr Neil Townsend

MSc. BVSc. Cert ES (Soft Tissue) DipECVS DipEVDC (Equine) MRCVS

Originally from Ireland, Dr Neil Townsend qualified from the University of Bristol in 2004 and after a period in mixed practice embarked on an equine only career beginning with an internship at Liverpool University followed by a surgery internship at Edinburgh University.

Dr Safia Barakzai

BVSc MSc DESTS Dipl. ECVS FRCVS

Dr Safia Barakzai qualified from Bristol in 1998 and completed a residency in equine surgery at Edinburgh in 2003. Dr Barakzai continued working in academia for 9 years before switching to private practice in 2012, and since 2017 has been working a peripatetic specialist consultant equine surgeon in the UK and abroad while publishing over 90 peer review papers and many textbook chapters, mostly in the fields of equine upper respiratory tract diagnostics and surgery, dental and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Kirsten Neil

BVSc (Hons) MANZVS DACVIM DACVSMR Cert ISEL

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1996, Dr Kirsten Neil then completed an internship in the Scone Veterinary Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit followed by a residency in equine medicine at Michigan State University in 2004 and at the same time completed a master’s degree in equine osteoarthritis.

Dr Vicky Savage

BVSc MSc CertAVP DipECEIM MRCVS

Dr Vicky Savage is a specialist in Equine Internal Medicine with a particular interest in equine critical care and neonatology. After graduating from the University of Liverpool, she then completed an internship in equine medicine and critical care at Scone Equine Hospital in Australia. It was during this time her interest in all aspects of equine medicine, but particularly neonatal care and stud medicine were established.

Dr Nathan Slovis

DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT

Dr. Slovis has published over 50 manuscripts in both national and international peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is a frequent speaker at many national and international veterinary conferences. He is the Editor of both the Atlas of Equine Endoscopy and The Atlas of Diseases/Disorders of the Foal both distributed by Elsevier.

Dr Alex Young

BVSc MSc DESTS Dipl. ECVS FRCVS

Alex graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. She completed a 1-year equine internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic, NSW Australia, before staying on as an ambulatory veterinarian. She subsequently undertook 6 years of imaging training at the University of California, Davis; 2 years training in Large Animal Ultrasound with some of the world's top Equine Ultrasonographers, followed by 4 years training to be a specialist veterinary radiologist.

Dr. Ben Buchanan

DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

Dr Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. USA. He went to Texas A&M and graduated from there with his DVM in 2001. Afterwards, he completed two residencies: Large Animal Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and Emergency and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

Dr Warwick Vale

BSc BVMS(Hons II), AVA Fellow

Dr Warwick Vale is an experienced equine practitioner who has practised in the Northern Suburbs of Perth, Australia for over 30 years. He has held numerous positions on the Equine Veterinarians Australia executive, including President, and during this time was involved in issues such as Hendra, Equine Influenza, Racing Licensing and governance change.

Dr Nathan Slovis

DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT

Dr. Slovis has published over 50 manuscripts in both national and international peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is a frequent speaker at many national and international veterinary conferences. He is the Editor of both the Atlas of Equine Endoscopy and The Atlas of Diseases/Disorders of the Foal both distributed by Elsevier.

Dr Alex Young

BVSc MSc DESTS Dipl. ECVS FRCVS

Alex graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. She completed a 1-year equine internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic, NSW Australia, before staying on as an ambulatory veterinarian. She subsequently undertook 6 years of imaging training at the University of California, Davis; 2 years training in Large Animal Ultrasound with some of the world's top Equine Ultrasonographers, followed by 4 years training to be a specialist veterinary radiologist.

Dr Ben Buchanan

DVM, Dipl.ACVIM, Dipl.ACVECC

Dr Ben Buchanan grew up in Navasota, Texas. USA. He went to Texas A&M and graduated from there with his DVM in 2001. Afterwards, he completed two residencies: Large Animal Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2004 and Emergency and Critical Care at University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

Dr. Warwick Vale

BSc BVMS(Hons II), AVA Fellow

Dr Warwick Vale is an experienced equine practitioner who has practised in the Northern Suburbs of Perth, Australia for over 30 years. He has held numerous positions on the Equine Veterinarians Australia executive, including President, and during this time was involved in issues such as Hendra, Equine Influenza, Racing Licensing and governance change.

Dr Elizabeth Lordan

DVM CJF TE DipWCF

Following graduation from Colorado State University, Dr. Lordan completed a hospital internship at New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Dover, NH and then went on to complete a podiatry internship at Scone Equine Hospital in New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Elizabeth Woolsey-Herbert

BS MS DVM

Dr Herbert grew up in post-war California. She followed in her father’s footsteps into equine veterinary practice, after completing her BS from UC Davis, a MS and DVM from her beloved Auburn University. She subsequently migrated to Australia, where she practiced veterinary medicine at Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic in Gawler, South Australia, for over 25 years until her retirement in December 2020.

Dr Hadley Willsallen

BVSc, MANZCVSc, DACVS-LA Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery

Dr Hadley Willsallen graduated from Sydney University in 2003 and started her veterinary career as an intern at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic. With a keen interest in surgery she then worked as an associate at Canberra Equine Hospital (2005), Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital (2007-2009) and went on an around-the-world equine hospital tour (2006) deciding on where to specialise as an equine surgeon.

Assoc Prof Steven T. Zedler

VMD DACVS

Dr Zedler joined UQ VETS Equine Specialist Hospital after holding international positions and practicing at Veterinary Hospitals in the USA (University of Pennsylvania) and South Africa (University of Pretoria). He completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and became board certified in large animal surgery in 2008 and specialises in orthopaedic surgery, reconstructive surgery, lameness, and scintigraphic imaging.

Dr. Elizabeth Lordon

DVM CJF TE DipWCF

Following graduation from Colorado State University, Dr. Lordan completed a hospital internship at New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Dover, NH and then went on to complete a podiatry internship at Scone Equine Hospital in New South Wales, Australia.

Dr. Elizabeth Woolsey-Herbert

BS MS DVM

Dr Herbert grew up in post-war California. She followed in her father’s footsteps into equine veterinary practice, after completing her BS from UC Davis, a MS and DVM from her beloved Auburn University. She subsequently migrated to Australia, where she practiced veterinary medicine at Adelaide Plains Equine Clinic in Gawler, South Australia, for over 25 years until her retirement in December 2020.

Dr. Hadley Willsallen

BVSc, MANZCVSc, DACVS-LA Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery

Dr Hadley Willsallen graduated from Sydney University in 2003 and started her veterinary career as an intern at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic. With a keen interest in surgery she then worked as an associate at Canberra Equine Hospital (2005), Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital (2007-2009) and went on an around-the-world equine hospital tour (2006) deciding on where to specialise as an equine surgeon.

Assoc Prof Steven T. Zedler

VMD DACVS

Dr Zedler joined UQ VETS Equine Specialist Hospital after holding international positions and practicing at Veterinary Hospitals in the USA (University of Pennsylvania) and South Africa (University of Pretoria). He completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and became board certified in large animal surgery in 2008 and specialises in orthopaedic surgery, reconstructive surgery, lameness, and scintigraphic imaging.

Dr Dylan Gorvy

BSc,BVSc, Cert(ES) Soft Tissue, PhD, Dipl. ECVS

Dr. Gorvy studied veterinary science at Bristol University, graduating in1998. Following an internship in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in London, he moved to Manchester University Medical School, where he investigated the role of growth factors in abdominal adhesion formation.

Dr Chris White

DVM

Dr. Chris White, DVM is a native of Central Maine, where he grew up competing in barrel racing with his Quarter Horses. At 18, he moved to Prince Edward Island Canada, and eventually got his DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College. He completed an internship at the Equine Clinic at OakenCroft in Upstate, New York. He has practiced ambulatory medicine in New England and Atlantic Canada.

Dr Monica Aleman

MVZ, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Monica Aleman obtained her veterinary degree at the University UNAM-Mexico. She completed residencies in large animal internal medicine (equine emphasis) and neurology and neurosurgery at UC Davis; and achieved board certification for both specialties by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She completed a PhD in comparative pathology in neuromuscular disorders at UC Davis.

Dr Andy Durham

BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, DipECEIM, MRCVS

Andy qualified from the University of Bristol in 1988 and worked initially in the Midlands where he gained a postgraduate qualification in Equine Practice before commencing at Liphook in 1994. After a brief period away in Sussex, he returned to Liphook in 1999 and became a partner in 2001. He gained the RCVS Diploma of Equine Internal Medicine in 2003 and the Diploma of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine the following year.

Dr. Dylan Gorvy

BSc,BVSc, Cert(ES) Soft Tissue, PhD, Dipl. ECVS

Dr. Gorvy studied veterinary science at Bristol University, graduating in1998. Following an internship in equine surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in London, he moved to Manchester University Medical School, where he investigated the role of growth factors in abdominal adhesion formation.

Dr. Chris White

DVM

Dr. Chris White, DVM is a native of Central Maine, where he grew up competing in barrel racing with his Quarter Horses. At 18, he moved to Prince Edward Island Canada, and eventually got his DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College. He completed an internship at the Equine Clinic at OakenCroft in Upstate, New York. He has practiced ambulatory medicine in New England and Atlantic Canada.

Dr Monica Aleman

MVZ, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Monica Aleman obtained her veterinary degree at the University UNAM-Mexico. She completed residencies in large animal internal medicine (equine emphasis) and neurology and neurosurgery at UC Davis; and achieved board certification for both specialties by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She completed a PhD in comparative pathology in neuromuscular disorders at UC Davis.

Dr Andy Durham

BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, DipECEIM, MRCVS

Andy qualified from the University of Bristol in 1988 and worked initially in the Midlands where he gained a postgraduate qualification in Equine Practice before commencing at Liphook in 1994. After a brief period away in Sussex, he returned to Liphook in 1999 and became a partner in 2001. He gained the RCVS Diploma of Equine Internal Medicine in 2003 and the Diploma of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine the following year.

Dr Sarah Humphries

Dr Sarah Humphreys is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal). She graduated from veterinary school at UC Davis in 2016, after which she completed a year-long internship at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center and a year-long fellowship at Oregon State University.

Dr Albert Sole Guitart 

DVM, DACVS (LA)

After graduation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007, Albert did an internship at the University of Guelph, Canada followed by a private practice internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky. Albert moved to the University of California, Davis for his surgical training where he stayed and worked as an Equine Surgical Specialist for a further two years.

Dr Holly Lewis

BVSc MANZCVSc (Equine Med & Surgery) CMAVA

Holly graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998. Following several years working in mixed practice interstate and in the United Kingdom she returned to her hometown of Adelaide. Holly joined the Morphettville Equine Clinic in June 2008.

Dr Jo Rainger 

BVSc, BSc (Vet), PhD, FANZCVS, Dip Clin Studies (Veterinary Anaesthesia) Board Certified Veterinary Anaesthetist

Dr Rainger is a registered specialist in the field of Veterinary Anaesthesia and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science. Jo currently works as a veterinary anaesthetist at UQ Vets small and large animal hospital at the University of Queensland. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994. . In 2000 Jo was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sydney for her research work in equine strangles.

Dr Sarah Humphries

Dr Sarah Humphreys is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal). She graduated from veterinary school at UC Davis in 2016, after which she completed a year-long internship at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center and a year-long fellowship at Oregon State University.

Dr Albert Sole Guitart 

DVM, DACVS (LA)

After graduation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007, Albert did an internship at the University of Guelph, Canada followed by a private practice internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky. Albert moved to the University of California, Davis for his surgical training where he stayed and worked as an Equine Surgical Specialist for a further two years.

Dr Holly Lewis

BVSc MANZCVSc (Equine Med & Surgery) CMAVA

Holly graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998. Following several years working in mixed practice interstate and in the United Kingdom she returned to her hometown of Adelaide. Holly joined the Morphettville Equine Clinic in June 2008.

Dr Jo Rainger 

BVSc, BSc (Vet), PhD, FANZCVS, Dip Clin Studies (Veterinary Anaesthesia) Board Certified Veterinary Anaesthetist

Dr Rainger is a registered specialist in the field of Veterinary Anaesthesia and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science. Jo currently works as a veterinary anaesthetist at UQ Vets small and large animal hospital at the University of Queensland. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994. . In 2000 Jo was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sydney for her research work in equine strangles.

Dr Rosemary Cuming 

BVSc MS MANZCVS DACVIM (LAIM)

Rosemary graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008. Following graduation, she worked in rural mixed practice in NSW prior to joining Scone Equine Hospital as the 2010 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care intern.

Prof James Gilkerson

BVSc, BSc(Vet), PhD

A veterinarian with an interest in infectious diseases Professor Gilkerson completed his veterinary studies at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded a BVSc, a BSc (Vet) and a PhD. He is currently a Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Director of the Centre for Equine Infectious Disease at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Jessica Partlow

DVM, DACVS LA

Jessica graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. The following year she completed her internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Hospital in New Jersey, followed by a residency in large animal surgery at North Carolina State University and Mid-Atlantic Equine Hospital.

Dr Georgia Gurney

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Eq Dentistry)

Georgia graduated from the UQ school of veterinary science in November 2016 and began practicing at Samford Valley Hospital in January 2017. She has spent the last 4 years as a large animal practitioner with a particular interest in Equine dentistry and ophthalmology.

Dr Rosemary Cuming 

BVSc MS MANZCVS DACVIM (LAIM)

Rosemary graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008. Following graduation, she worked in rural mixed practice in NSW prior to joining Scone Equine Hospital as the 2010 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care intern.

Prof James Gilkerson

BVSc, BSc(Vet), PhD

A veterinarian with an interest in infectious diseases Professor Gilkerson completed his veterinary studies at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded a BVSc, a BSc (Vet) and a PhD. He is currently a Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Director of the Centre for Equine Infectious Disease at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Jessica Partlow

DVM, DACVS LA

Jessica graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. The following year she completed her internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Hospital in New Jersey, followed by a residency in large animal surgery at North Carolina State University and Mid-Atlantic Equine Hospital.

Dr Georgia Gurney

BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Eq Dentistry)

Georgia graduated from the UQ school of veterinary science in November 2016 and began practicing at Samford Valley Hospital in January 2017. She has spent the last 4 years as a large animal practitioner with a particular interest in Equine dentistry and ophthalmology.

Dr Gary Turnbull 

BVSc (Hons) CMAVA

Gary graduated from the University of Sydney, Bachelor of Veterinary Science course with 1st Class Honours in 1995. He is a highly recognised and respected coach, speaker, and facilitator in the fields of veterinary practice management and leadership, veterinary business models and life balance strategies.

Rachel A. Lemcke

BS, MS

Rachel is the founder of Amwell Data Services, a full-service independent veterinary laboratory consulting agency. She formed Amwell Data Services to help give veterinarians and their teams more margin, with the larger goal of helping make careers in veterinary medicine more sustainable.

Dr Carina Cooper

DVM, PhD, DACVIM-Large Animal, Member ANZCVS (Equine Dentistry)

Carina was born in France but grew up in Toronto, and first developed a love for horses as a teenager. After finishing a Bachelors, graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2013 and a couple of years in practice.

Dr Rachel Tan

BVSc GradCertEd DipVetClinStud DipPM CPPMMANZCVS CertVetAc MS DipACVIM

Dr Rachel Tan was awarded her BVSc with Honours in 1997 from the University of Sydney and has worked in mixed practice in Australia and the USA. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine which was completed after a residency and master’s degree at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech, USA).

Dr Gary Turnbull 

BVSc (Hons) CMAVA

Gary graduated from the University of Sydney, Bachelor of Veterinary Science course with 1st Class Honours in 1995. He is a highly recognised and respected coach, speaker, and facilitator in the fields of veterinary practice management and leadership, veterinary business models and life balance strategies.

Rachel A. Lemcke

BS, MS

Rachel is the founder of Amwell Data Services, a full-service independent veterinary laboratory consulting agency. She formed Amwell Data Services to help give veterinarians and their teams more margin, with the larger goal of helping make careers in veterinary medicine more sustainable.

Dr. Carina Cooper

DVM, PhD, DACVIM-Large Animal, Member ANZCVS (Equine Dentistry)

Carina was born in France but grew up in Toronto, and first developed a love for horses as a teenager. After finishing a Bachelors, graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2013 and a couple of years in practice.

Dr. Rachel Tan

BVSc GradCertEd DipVetClinStud DipPM CPPMMANZCVS CertVetAc MS DipACVIM

Dr Rachel Tan was awarded her BVSc with Honours in 1997 from the University of Sydney and has worked in mixed practice in Australia and the USA. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine which was completed after a residency and master’s degree at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech, USA).

Dr Mark Bowen

BVetMed MMedSci (MedEd) PhD DipACViM DipECEIM DipECVSMR PFHEA FRCVS

Dr Mark Bowen is an internationally recognised veterinary specialist and clinical scientist. His career has seen him obtain recognition in a large range of disciplines, He is an RCVS recognised specialist in equine internal medicine, a EBVS European specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and an ABVS American Specialist in Large Animal Internal Medicine.

Dr Zoë Gratwick

BVSc, MSc, MMedVet, DipECEIM, MRCVS
EBVSÂź European Specialist and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Through her business ‘Specialist Equine Medical Services’ ZoĂ« provides visiting equine medical referrals, case support and bespoke in-house training for vets. She is a consultant in equine internal medicine for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Ltd.

Apryle Horbal

BA, VMD, Dipl.AVDC(Eq), MRCVS

Apryle received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Biological Basis of Behavior in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She then qualified with her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD), also from the University of Pennsylvania, in 2011 and went on to perform an internship in large animal medicine, surgery, and ambulatory practice at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, USA.

Dr Colin Dunlop

BVSc Dipl ACVA Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Colin graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 and completed an internship at Murdoch University the following year. He then completed his residency at UC Davis California before becoming Board certified in Anaesthesia through the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology in 1986.

Dr Mark Bowen

BVetMed MMedSci (MedEd) PhD DipACViM DipECEIM DipECVSMR PFHEA FRCVS

Dr Mark Bowen is an internationally recognised veterinary specialist and clinical scientist. His career has seen him obtain recognition in a large range of disciplines, He is an RCVS recognised specialist in equine internal medicine, a EBVS European specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and an ABVS American Specialist in Large Animal Internal Medicine.

Dr Zoë Gratwick

BVSc, MSc, MMedVet, DipECEIM, MRCVS
EBVSÂź European Specialist and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Through her business ‘Specialist Equine Medical Services’ ZoĂ« provides visiting equine medical referrals, case support and bespoke in-house training for vets. She is a consultant in equine internal medicine for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Ltd.

Apryle Horbal

BA, VMD, Dipl.AVDC(Eq), MRCVS

Apryle received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Biological Basis of Behavior in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She then qualified with her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD), also from the University of Pennsylvania, in 2011 and went on to perform an internship in large animal medicine, surgery, and ambulatory practice at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, USA.

Dr Colin Dunlop

BVSc Dipl ACVA Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Colin graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 and completed an internship at Murdoch University the following year. He then completed his residency at UC Davis California before becoming Board certified in Anaesthesia through the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology in 1986.

Dr Naomi Chiero

DVM

Naomi grew up in rural Minnesota on a production beef farm and is a second-generation veterinarian. In 2002, Naomi moved to Ohio and attended Cedarville University, and while there, was introduced to the world of show horses while working at a local barn. She then completed her veterinary degree at Ohio State University and loved all things related to large animal species. .

Dr Rebecca McConnico

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

TRebecca McConnico is a professor of Agricultural Sciences/Animal Science and veterinarian at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. Her clinical interests include infectious diseases and biosecurity, equine and large animal internal medicine, disaster medicine, wellness/welfare, and integrative therapies.

Dr Abigail Kitchens

DVM, CVA, AVCA

Abigail Kitchens is a fellow Veterinarian. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 and has been in your shoes!! She has been in Mixed Practice, Small Animal ER, Small Animal GP and Relief practice. She has been educating Veterinarians at Parker University for 9 years and has spoken at several major Veterinary Conferences.

Dr Naomi Chiero

DVM

Naomi grew up in rural Minnesota on a production beef farm and is a second-generation veterinarian. In 2002, Naomi moved to Ohio and attended Cedarville University, and while there, was introduced to the world of show horses while working at a local barn. She then completed her veterinary degree at Ohio State University and loved all things related to large animal species. .

Dr Rebecca McConnico

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM

TRebecca McConnico is a professor of Agricultural Sciences/Animal Science and veterinarian at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. Her clinical interests include infectious diseases and biosecurity, equine and large animal internal medicine, disaster medicine, wellness/welfare, and integrative therapies.

Dr Abigail Kitchens

DVM, CVA, AVCA

Abigail Kitchens is a fellow Veterinarian. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 and has been in your shoes!! She has been in Mixed Practice, Small Animal ER, Small Animal GP and Relief practice. She has been educating Veterinarians at Parker University for 9 years and has spoken at several major Veterinary Conferences.