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Paul retired from full time equine clinical practice one year ago, after working for 40 years at Cambridge Veterinary Services (later known as Cambridge Equine Hospital). He was appointed as a Board member and assessor for VPIS in 2014, roles that he finds very rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable. Paul maintains contact with practicing veterinarians through locum work, race day work, and as a member of both the Equine Joint Technical Subcommittee and the Waikato Regional Branch of NZVA.
Stephen graduated from Kansas State University in 1988 and went on to The Ohio State University to complete a Residency in Equine Surgery. Stephen became a Diplomat in the College of Veterinary Surgeons; at that time he went to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital as a Staff Surgeon. While at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital he developed an appreciation for the complexities of horse sales, having worked both for the producers as well as buyers. He understands the nuances of getting a yearling to market and the pressures of buyers and trainers for picking potential race horses. In 2002, Stephen became an independent contractor continuing to do surgery, lameness evaluations, and diagnostic imaging, especially yearling sales radiographs. He has been involved in yearling, weanling, and ready to run sales for 25 years and has been involved as an advisor in the development of the repository systems at Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, New Zealand Bloodstock, Inglis, Magic Millions and Arqana. He currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and enjoys photography, trekking and grand-parenting.
Brendan is representing the Veterinary Business Group and presenting the results of a job-sizing project they have being carrying out.
Joe is a clinical veterinarian with an interest in equine medicine, veterinary neurology and comparative neuropathology and has published several papers on equine neurology. Currently he is Professor Emeritus in Equine Medicine, Massey University, and has clinical, research and teaching experience on staff at the University of Florida, Cambridge University, University of Edinburgh and Massey University. Joe now does clinical consulting and is Editor of the NZEVA Equine Veterinary Practitioner. He enjoys time spent with family, cycling, running, family dogs, fungi and rugby, and is adept at injuring himself on bikes and while running.
Louise graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 and completed a locum at Hagley Equine Hospital in Hagley, Tasmania. After completion of a Large Animal Internship at Washington State University (1994/1995), she pursued a Large Animal Surgery Residency at Colorado State University (1995-1998) followed by a PhD in fracture healing (1999-2002). She became board certified in Large Animal Surgery in 2000 and Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care in 2005. She is currently a Clinical Educator Associate Professor of Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical and research interests are in equine emergency and critical care particularly colic and gastrointestinal surgery. She has recently edited two textbooks on Practical Guide to Equine Colic (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and Equine Emergency and Critical Care (Manson Publishing, 2014)..
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