EQ Sports Medicine Resident
BVSc (Hons I) DACVR
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Alex graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. She completed a one year equine internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic, NSW Australia, before staying on as an ambulatory veterinarian. Alex subsequently worked in equine practice in the Northern Hemisphere at practices in the UK, France and the US. She then undertook six years of imaging training at the University of California, Davis; two years training in large animal ultrasound with some of the world’s top equine ultrasonographers, followed by four years training to be a specialist veterinary radiologist. Alex became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2013 and returned to the University of Sydney as a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2014.
Although trained as a veterinary radiologist for all species, Alex’s primary interest remains in equine imaging and large animal musculoskeletal imaging in particular. She thoroughly enjoys training practitioners in various ultrasound techniques, and has regularly worked as an ultrasound workshop demonstrator at the largest veterinary conferences in North America and Australia. Alex is also enthusiastic about the increasing availability of the more advanced imaging modalities in Australia and is enjoying working with referring veterinarians looking to utilize advanced modalities such as MRI and Nuclear Scintigraphy for their more challenging clinical cases.
Equine Medicine Resident
Dr Edward Annand
BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Equine Surgery) CertAVP (Equine Stud Medicine) MRCVS, Equine
Equine Reproduction and Ambulatory Registrar
Ed obtained his veterinary degree from The University of Queensland in 2007. He has since experienced eleven busy equine breeding seasons, including many in practices specialising in reproduction. He has worked in referral, stud and first opinion clinical practice as an equine veterinarian in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the UK.
Ed has attained a Royal Veterinary College postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in the subject of Stud Medicine and Reproduction via the University of Liverpool. He has also gained Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons (ANZCVS) via examination in the subject of Equine Surgery.
In clinical practice Ed aims to help clients make informed decisions in relation to their horses based on the latest scientific evidence, his extensive clinical experience, their personal aims and values, and their particular equine industry context.
His reproduction experience includes both natural and artificial breeding, embryo transfer, investigation and treatment of infertility and reproductive surgery.
In addition to reproduction, Ed has experience of a wide variety of equine medical conditions including diagnosing and treating horses for many less routine conditions such as tick paralysis, brown snake envenomation and monensin toxicity. In 2013 he was the first to identify Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) in horses.
Ed has also broad experience in the investigation of lameness and poor performance. He has undertaken prepurchase examinations of horses across the range of purposes and value, examinations for export and thoroughbred presale radiography and endoscopy on behalf of both vendors and buyers for sales including Inglis, Magic Millions and Tattersalls, Newmarket. He has also regularly consulted on insurance matters.
Ed’s veterinary practice is complemented by his horsemanship and a keen interest in farriery, which he began to develop as a youngster on his family’s cattle property near Goondiwindi Qld.
In addition to clinical practice and teaching Ed performs research with emphasis on viral infectious disease and epidemiology.
For further information on Ed’s research visit his University of Sydney website profile.
Riding since the age of 12, Elise’s love of horses led her to studies in equine management where she was awarded excellence in equine studies. From here, she gained invaluable experience in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry working with some of the leading international trainers and breeders. Elise then became an Equine Vet Nurse with the Randwick Equine Centre. After some time teaching English in France, Elise returned to Sydney where she completed her Cert IV in vet nursing and joined the diagnostic imaging team at UVTHC.
Equine Surgery Resident
Animal Attendant – Equine
Kirsty Le Jeune
Equine Sports Medicine Resident
Equine Medicine Specialist
Louise joined the team at the Camden Equine Centre in January 2008 as an equine nurse. She has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing (with distinction) and a Certificate III in Equine Nursing.
Prior to this Louise trained horses in the Middle East, and pre-trained thoroughbreds.
Louise is an avid event rider and currently owns three horses and four dogs.
Dr Marta Wereszka
BVMS MS DACVS
Equine Specialist Surgeon
Marta graduated from Murdoch University in 2002. Since graduating she has worked at the Singapore Turf Club, Morphetville Racehorse Hospital in Adelaide, Ballarat Equine Hospital in Victoria as well as the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia in the USA where she undertook her surgical residency training.
Marta endevours to always seek, learn and utilize the most innovative surgical technique possible. Some of Marta’s special interests include managing dystocias, lameness and surgical treatment of problems pertaining to the stifle, minimally invasive laser surgery, treatment of infected joints and tendon sheaths, wound management, arthroscopy and treatment of tumors in horses. She loves to treat horses with uncommon types of surgical problems.
In her spare time she enjoys riding her jumper Stock horse X called ‘Diego’, spending time with her one year old chatterbox daughter and trying to tame her unruly garden.
Dr Robin Bell
BVSc MVSc DipVetClinStud DipECVS
Equine Specialist Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Robin obtained his veterinary degree at the University of Sydney where he also completed an internship at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden. Following this Robin completed his residency training in Equine Surgery and Masters Degree at Massey University in New Zealand, and then worked in a large referral lameness clinic in the United Kingdom.
From 2007-2010 he ran the lameness and imaging service at the University of California, Davis in the United States before returning to the University of Sydney where he is head of the Camden Equine Centre.
He is a registered European specialist in equine surgery and Board Certified with the American College of Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Robin is an official International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) veterinarian in jumping, dressage and eventing. He is currently the veterinarian for the Australian Jumping Team and Dressage Teams, attending the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
His research interests include the treatment of tendon injuries with stem cells, clinical applications of MR and CT in equine practice, and the early diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes.
Robin is also a keen competitor in showjumping.
BVSc (Hons I)
Equine Surgery PhD Student
Sara graduated from Sydney University in 2007 and worked in regional mixed practice in NSW Central West until 2012, when she returned to the University to complete an internship in equine medicine and surgery. Following her internship she then accepted a residency in equine surgery and completed a Master’s degree in equine surgery in 2015. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis by research, investigating the healing of tendon and cartilage and possible cartilage resurfacing techniques in large animals.
Her particular clinical interests include surgical management of horses with colic and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, as well as management of osteoarthritis and tendon injuries in performance horses.
Outside of work Sara enjoys non-competitive dressage, AFL football, and tracking down the perfect cocktail.
Equine Medicine Specialist