Our Team

Camden Equine Centre is home to a team of leading and internationally renowned equine specialists in internal medicine, sports medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, pathology, diagnostic imaging and emergency critical care. The team is led by Associate Professor Denis Verwilghen a Specialist in Equine Surgery and includes two Australian Equestrian Team Vets, Resident vets, Intern vets, Vet nurses, Animal care attendants and our friendly administration staff.

This team provides a multidisciplinary approach and the highest standard of medical care dedicated to the health and welfare of all horses.


  • Dr Denis Verwilghen

    Associate Professor DVM MSc PhD DES Dipl ECVS Head

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  • Dr Gaby van Galen

    Associate Professor DVM MSc PhD Dipl ECEIM Dipl EC

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  • Dr Robin Bell

    BVSc MVSc DipVetClinStud DipECVS Dipl ACVSMR Equin

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  • Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Tee

    DVM DipVetClinstud FACVSc Equine Medicine Speciali

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  • Dr Marta Wereszka

    BVMS MS DACVS Equine Surgery Specialist

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  • Dr Sara Biasutti

    BVSc (hons I) MVetStud (Equine Surgery) MANZCVS (E

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  • Dr Clara Wilkins

    DVM Intern

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  • Dr Nicolle Symonds

    BSc DVM Resident in Equine Sports Medicine and Reh

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  • Dr Kate Avery

    Bsc DVM Resident in Equine Surgery

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  • Dr Marie Vandecandelaere

    DVM Medicine Resident

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  • Dr Arja Marjatta Pontinen

    DVM Veterinarian – Intern

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  • Dr Christina (Tina) Baxter

    BVSc (Hons I), MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) Vet

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  • Dr Valentina Vitale

    DVM, PhD, Dipl ECEIM Equine Medicine   

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  • Dr Emma Cox

    DVM Resident in Equine Sports Medicine  

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  • Dr Jessica Sambell


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  • Dr Marina Gimeno

    Head of Pathology Services and Lecturer Veterinary

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  • Mrs Kathy Brammall

    Senior Technical Assistant
  • Dr Neil Horadagoda

    Senior Veterinary Pathologist

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  • Sopheak Chaophrasy

    Technical Assistant
  • Sanja Jovanavic

    Technical Assistant

Veterinary Nurses


  • Elise Walton

    Diagnostic Imaging Veterinary Nurse  

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  • Dr Eduardo Uquillas

    BVM DVM Senior Registrar in Veterinary Anaesthesia

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Animal Attendants

Support/Administration Staff

  • Mr Keith Merchant

    Commercial and Clinical Services Director
  • Mrs Colleen Richards

    Hospital Manager
  • Mrs Fran Duchenne

    Business Services Manager
  • Mrs Mylene Yueng

    Administration Assistant
  • Mrs Debbie Sheehan

    Administration Assistant
  • Miss Alicia Davies

    Administration Assistant
  • Mrs Kate Hogan

    Marketing Officer
  • Mrs Amanda Coady

    Administration Assistant

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